Chapter 4 - 10:10 (10 LIVES IN 10 DAYS)


"Guys! Guys! Help!" I screamed non -stop as I entered the house. The others immediately ran towards me, I ignored their questions and ran back to the garden area.

"Ash, what's going on?" Cristina asked.

I ignored him and accelerated my pace even more to where I had been before.

"Look!" I cried while pointing to the fountain area.

Their eyes widened as they saw what I’ve seen. They even let a small yelp.

"Shit, Maureen!" Ram immediately ran to him and took him to the fountain.

I didn't get her earlier because she was so heavy so I also had no choice but to call for help. Her head was bloody when I saw it as its whole body was immersed in the fountain. It's like she’s just sleeping.

"Maureen, wake up!" Nicole slapped her softly at the same time.

"She's still breathing," Kyle said after touching her wrist.

"Let's go inside."

Matthew supported Ram to get Maureen, and while they are carrying her, I can't help but worry. Even if we don't have good terms now, that's still my friend. I understand her. I don't even know how to react and wonder why is this happening to us here.

"Find a first aid kit," Matthew ordered as they placed her on the sofa, so we moved quickly.

I went straight to the kitchen area and opened all the cabinets I can find. From top to bottom, until I saw something else.

A syringe.

"Did you find it already?" I immediately closed the cabinet door when Cristina asked. Gosh, she is surprising me.

"Not yet," I said.

She just nodded and turned her back on me again. When I saw she was gone, I immediately hid the syringe in my pocket. Just as I opened the very end of the cabinet, the kit showed up to me. I picked it up and went to the sofa.

Nicole wiped Maureen's face with a wet towel while the men just standing around the sofa where Maureen is lying on. I handed her the kit and sat down next to her. I just want to help because somehow I also know something about this work.

“The wound is pretty deep,” Nicole said quickly. Then, I also saw the real wound because it was clean. It’s like it was cut by an ax? Or a knife? But I guess it's impossible because it's carved and the depth is so deep.

I've done what I should have done. It was comforting because she was still alive and she had just sustained a wound. That’s better than losing her life. I cannot afford to lose one of my friends anymore.

"How did that happen?" Ram asked.

Everyone was silent as they looked at Maureen.

"Maybe she just slipped," Michael said.

"It seems impossible, it seems like she was cut?" Nicole observed. Even I also feel the same way. But how did that happen in a very short period?

her to wake up. We were right because she woke up. She t

e? In this coach?" Her language is artistic. We all looked

ry angry to the point that she won't stop moving. The men stopped her and made her sit down. We were all wo

y potato came from behind and hit my head using his ax! Fuck!" She cursed

hand and calmed her. "What po

t's just a costume! Weirdly, a potato will w

reated you." We turned to Cristina who had jus

n?" I couldn’t help but as

's eat," she said casually

re just quietly looking at each other because we were so worried but we ended up recei


Michael who held out his hand to me. I

ael. “Yeah, I just don’t have any idea

her. But I'm still trying to know what'

I started eating. While we were eating, we still had the chance to have a good time even though we were co

tes. After putting away my belongings, I went straight to the sink

so he could just put them up. W

know what is it?" I raised my brows because o


laughed so hard because I didn’t expect

w it wasn't a corny joke, for me. And I can see his effort to make me laugh. He see

n there’s a plate slipped between th

n the table," Matthew said coldly the

n and problematic. But, as far as I rememb

idn't leave anything." It’s so confusing.

d it was one of the displays! Damn. He thought we were using it? I just w

heard a shout from the living room.

urried off a

n puzzles under my bed.

ook it then place

ed. Let's try to look under our bed, maybe some of the missing pieces are ther

also arrived car

e puzzled it. But, it's a four pic in one puzzle

s a silent sign when the person calms you down, that's the sign you make, and the third is the clock that stri

rd time with the answer because Ash

he crowd

hew who was just silentl

er is confessions. What about this clock a

, it's a" Tell me your secrets


in amazement. As usu

ater the TV turned on

s only 30 minute

It's 1:

ed because it was the first time he shouted. Why is he so mean today? He also

to Nicole. We found out that she crashed at school. Her scholarship was taken away and she was in debt up until now. Thus, the reason why she is her— is because of the money. She will pay all of her debt off using the money. We would love to ask her if she is okay but we didn’t have a chance to chitchat because

el who had not confessed yet. They looked at each other, an

n he took my hands, looked at me straig

sh. For a very