PART 3 – THE ESCAPE…

Posted: September 5, 2009 in The Virtual Marionettes...

Kevin advanced through the deserted corridors without making much noise. He wondered where the hospital staffs were…

After all it is 4’o clock in the morning. Why would they be roaming here at this time! He thought.

His first mission was not to find an escape route, but to find a piece of clothe for himself! While removing the tubes he realized that he was completely naked… he didn’t even have a single piece of thread on his body! He had tried to grab the blanket to cover him… but to his surprise he found that it was attached to the bed! Besides, those were the heaviest blankets he had ever seen in his life! So he left it there itself…

Kevin continued moving through that long corridor. As he took a quick left turn, he spotted a room which was bright and half closed.

Somebody must be inside… Kevin moved swiftly towards it, without making any noise…

He gently opened the door and peeped in… There was no one! However the bed’s shape told him that somebody was sleeping there till few minutes back! He stepped inside and looked around. Strangely, that room, too, was painted white…

It must be some doctor’s room. He observed… Everything was arranged properly and was neat and tidy. Except for a table and bed there was nothing else in that room… He turned to leave…

Just then Kevin noticed a small cupboard on the extreme right corner of the room. Carefully, he stepped forward and opened it. He found nothing but a doctor’s uniform inside!

As he laid his hands on it, he heard some vague noises. He turned back immediately… There was no one! He concentrated… It was a humming sound… Somebody singing? He wondered.

He looked around the room and stop dead when he hear a ‘flushing’ sound. Soon he discovered a small door at the other end of the room… It was hard to make out that there was a room there. It was well camouflaged.

Should be a bathroom… and someone must be inside… Kevin mused…

Without wasting any time, he grabbed the uniform and rushed outside. He made sure that the cupboard was closed and the door was left half opened before he left the room…

He put that dress on while sprinting through the corridor. By the time he reached the end of it, he was dressed up like a doctor!  

As he was about to take the stairs on the right side, he noticed a small post. It was erected on the left side and had a digital screen and a touch pad on it… Kevin stared at it.

The digital screen on that post read “Enter the floor number.”

What? But where the hell is the damn lift?

Kevin looked around for the lift, but he couldn’t find any. He didn’t dare to touch that ‘mysterious’ post as he wasn’t sure whether it would make sound or not. Instead, he chose the stairway …

He descended through it hastily and reached the main hall way in few minutes.

But his steps froze as he laid his eyes on that huge hall way… Literally, it took his breath away! He had never seen such a hall before in his entire life!  

The hall was typically huge and oval in shape. For a moment he wondered whether it was an empty cathedral. The long pillars and sculptures rooted at various places contributed more to the eerie look. One side of Kevin’s brain constantly reminded him that he was on an escape mission from a hospital block. It urged him to leave. But the other part kept persuading him to explore that place…  

Kevin looked around. There was something strange about that place! The glass windows were huge and elliptical in shape… just like the eyes of some giant creature… Many strange figures and images were painted on the floor…

But there was something else in there which send shivers right through his body! Some bizarre figures were floating on the air!

But those were not paintings or dummies. No strings of any kind were attached to it. Also it looked as if those were real… It appeared like they were alive and moving at their free will!

Is it a 3-d image or an illusion! Or is this a haunted or forbidden place!!! Kevin felt a sudden chill inside…

He looked around suspiciously. The hall was dim except for the shadowy light that came from above. Slowly he turned his face and looked up.

It seemed like there was no roof there. He felt as if he was looking straight at the clear bright stars on the sky.

At that instant, a sage’s huge frame appeared over there. His smoky eyes stared straight right at Kevin.

Horror spontaneously arrested Kevin’s movement! His eyes stared that ‘thing’ back in terror. But as he watched, the sage disappeared… He rubbed his eyes in disbelief and looked again. No, it’s gone! Am I dreaming? Kevin cursed himself! He suspected whether he had lost his state of mind after that accident…

But he was wrong! After a few seconds, it appeared again… stared at him and disappeared – Just like that!

Kevin forced himself to look away from that. He felt an eerie feeling deep inside his heart… He found it hard to concentrate… Few minutes later, he regained his state of mind…

I have to rush… before anyone finds me out…

 

To go back to the main page:

https://lapillus.wordpress.com/the-virtual-marionettes/

To read the previous chapter:

https://lapillus.wordpress.com/2009/08/31/part-2-the-white-room/

To the next chapter: 

https://lapillus.wordpress.com/2009/09/10/part-4-the-confused-security-guy/

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Comments
  1. Rose says:

    lots of suspense amal………… u r making the escape of kevin complicated and confusing for the readers too…………………….THATS A GOOD ACT

  2. sumi says:

    ooh my god.. whts this… totally mysterious.. and hey terrific imagination….

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