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A Legend

It was 9:00 on a dark and dreary night in October when Mindy and Mandy crept slowly up the
stairs to check on their little brother Max. Mandy was very upset over the fact of having
to check on her little brother when she wanted to sleep. However, Mindy wanted to make
sure he was asleep, and she dragged Mandy along for company.

"He's supposed to be asleep! And he should be asleep by now! Why bother?!" Mandy
complained as she dragged her black purse up the stairs. Mindy tried to ignore Mandy as
she wondered about Max. He was probably fine, but her parents were very specific when they
told her to keep an eye on Max.

Max had red hair with freckles spotted across his small face with a little voice that
spoke softly. It was strange to think that someone like Max would make friends with Joe.
Joe was silly and he was eight years old, four years older than Max. Joe had come over
that night and had been acting silly. He was very upset when he had to go home.

"Look, it can't hurt to check. Besides, what if he's missing?" Mindy asked. Mindy and
Mandy argued all the way up the long and rickety staircase expecting Max to be silently
sleeping in his snug small room. They finally reached the top of the staircase where Max's
room was quietly waiting for them. When they entered, the room seemed very quiet and
strangely musty. It seemed like as if no one had been there for years. Abandoned. Mindy
quickly realized that Max was gone.

"Oh no!" Mindy stumbled, "Max is gone! What are we going to do?". Mandy just shrugged.
They both started to search the small bedroom. Mandy lazily yawned as Mindy looked for
young Max. The stiff cold dust made Mindy sneeze. ACHOO!

Mindy stepped down the stairs . She walked with care and she tried to be gentle as the
stairs squeaked. Mindy was slowly starting to get nervous. She knew that these stairs
weren't safe, and that they would fall apart at any time. Suddenly, some of the weak
stairs crumbled underneath Mindy's feet. Mindy ran up the stairs as fast as she could and
back into Max's room where Mandy was still searching. Mindy's heart was beating at the
speed of a mouse. Mindy was so busy calming down that she didn't notice Mandy heading down
the stairs. Soon, Mandy came running up the stairs, her purse flinging behind her, as she
ran into Max's room.

"Why are we missing stairs?" asked Mandy looking suspicious. Mindy explained what had
happened when she tried to go down the stairs. As usual, Mandy was complaining again,
upset that she couldn't go downstairs to her room. Mindy sighed, and went to the washroom
to brush her teeth. The room smelled terrible, and without looking, Mindy flushed the
toilet hoping the bad smell would go away. She got out a twenty dollar bill from her torn
pocket to store away in a safe place. Poor Mindy carelessly dropped the bill into the
toilet while it was still flushing and soon the bill quickly disappeared. Mindy felt like
she was going to tear her hair out as she kicked the wall with fury. Suddenly, part of it
opened to reveal a secret passage. Without another thought, Mindy called Mandy who had
been trying to go to sleep.

"Mandy, Mandy, come here!" called Mindy. Mandy appeared, groaning with anger. Her dark
brown hair was a total mess and a pair of fiery, irritated hazel eyes stared into Mindy's
gentle blue eyes. Mindy could feel her short black hair stand up on end. Mandy was really
mad. GRRRR!

"So, what's the fuss now?" growled Mandy. Mindy showed her the dusty old secret passage,
trying to be as tough as Mandy. Mindy sneezed because she was allergic all of the dusty
cobwebs. "So that's where all of the spiders have been hiding," Mandy sneered, "should we
check it out?"

"It may lead to downst.."

"We're defiantly checking it out!" Mandy said cutting Mindy off. They walked down the dark
and dreary passage that was scattered with orange candy wrappers and a milk trail further
down the path. Mandy froze. "I thought I heard something," Mandy whispered. It sounded
like an old, untuned piano playing something in the background. Giggles came from further
down the hall. Mindy and Mandy ran towards the sound wondering what was going on. They
soon reached an old set of stairs. Mandy did a happy dance hoping that she could find a
door to the downstairs bedroom. Ancient dusty abstract paintings hung on the wall. The
milk trail suddenly disappeared. The hall became cold and the once cool damp air became
dry. Mindy's frozen skin turned snow white and her chapped lips turned a slate blue.
"Mindy, are you okay?" asked Mandy. Mindy didn't reply because she was too busy shivering
from the misty cold. Mindy could feel the coldness pass through her, as if something
inhuman was there. A creature. A Monster. Maybe something worse. Mindy's movement slowly
decreased until she quickly dropped to her numb knees. She was now to cold to even let out
a slight shiver. Mandy felt very cold too, but she couldn't figure out why she wasn't as
cold as Mindy. "Mindy?" Mandy asked, wondering if she would get up. Mindy looked like
Mortishia from the Adams Family, except she had blue lips instead of red. Mindy didn't
even look alive anymore, she looked like she was from the graveyard. Just when Mindy
looked like she'd freeze to death, the temperature increased. Mindy slowly got to her
feet. Now Mandy had figured it out, Mindy's hair had been wet.

"Someone's playing with the heater," Mindy said, her body shaking - trying to adapt to the
new warm temperature, "I wonder what's going on?". An eerie silence filled the room as if
the room itself were screaming. The silence was soon broken though, from the sound of
Mandy checking through her purse and her fancy shoes making a clicking sound on the stone
floor. Suddenly, they heard an "ooo" come from the wall. Mandy jumped. Mindy smirked.
"those ghost sounds familiar," she grinned. Laughing echoed from behind the walls. Mindy
rested her hand on the wall. She could feel very little vibrations through the stone, but
they were still there.

"Hey, those look like cracks. Do you think it's another door?" asked Mandy as she shook
with fear. Mindy smirked. She knew what was going on. She kicked the wall which opened
into a small passage where two giggling children were hiding. Max and Joe. They
immediately stopped. Mindy hopped around with a sore toe. Joe was supposed to be at home.

"Oh you boys are in for it now!" yelled Mandy, "make me stay up this late! First the
stairs, then the sounds, then the heater, and now look! The floor is starting to flood!".
Max started crying, but Joe looked confused.

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