The haunted mansion (concluding part)
“Kids, I know I shouldn’t be telling you this, but you need to know what happened to you guys. The maid must’ve poisoned your milk and without knowing you guys drank it. The maid and the servants must’ve buried you somewhere inside the house to hide it from everyone. And made up a story to hide what they had done. Plus with your father and I also dying in a car accident, they never got caught” She explained.
“But why would they do such a horrible thing? What did we do to them?” Asked the kids
“It was not you guys, it was I who is to blame. I treated them badly so they killed you to take revenge from me” Ariana said.
“I’m sorry kids you had to go through all this” Ariana explained further.
“Mom, we just want to be with you. We don’t want anything else”
Ariana took a deep breath. She had to get Lucas out and be with the kids.
“Kids, tell me where you hid the nice man. I will be with you if you return him. I promise” Ariana said.
“We will bring him back mother, if you say so. But he is not a nice man, he tried to take you away from us.” Said the kid
“I promise he will not try to take me away from you guys. We will be together always, just like before.” She said.
“Let’s get him back” said the older kid to the little one.
After that they disappeared. They returned five minutes later with Lucas out of breath. He was breathing heavily.
“Oh my God Lucas, are you alright? I was worried sick about you.” Ariana said
“Yes, I’m fine” Lucas said.
“Mumma, now we did what you asked us to do. You have to be with us now” said the kids
“Yes, I know. Kids tell me one more thing, where did the maid take you after you had the milk?” Ariana asked.
“What do you mean mother?”
“I mean, did you see your nanny take you somewhere after she gave you milk?” Ariana asked again.
“No, mother I don’t remember anything” said the kid
“I do, I remember her talking to one of the servants. She said that she’s taken care of us. And now it was his turn to do the rest” said the other kid.
“What did they do to you?” Ariana asked
“They took us somewhere dark. It was scary, no light. We were screaming but nobody was listening to us” said the kid.
“Can you remember exactly where they took you? It’s important, please try and remember.” Ariana said.
“What are you doing?” Lucas asked Ariana in a hushed tone.
“I’m trying to figure out where they are buried so that we can put them to rest” Ariana explained
“Ok then, let me also help you” Lucas said
“We can take you there mother, it’s a really dark place”
“Ok let’s go”
One of the kids’ took Arian’s hand and started to take her somewhere. Ariana nodded to Lucas to stay put. The next minute she was inside the house, i.e. inside the walls of the house. It was dark and cold and scary.
“Look mother, that’s where the servants took us. We’ve been here since, and looking for you to come home and take us in your arms” said the kids
“Ok children, now take me back, I have seen where you are, I know what I have to do now” Ariana said to the kids.
“You mean, you will stay with us and tell the strange man to go?” asked the kids
“Yes, I will stay with you now”
They took her back and she said she will call them in a few minutes. The kids left after that.
She told Lucas that they would have to burn the remains of the kids so that they could be at rest. But the biggest challenge was how they would do it without the kids knowing what they were doing.
She said she would keep the kids busy and he would have to go and burn the remains. She told him where the remains were hidden. They found a lighter and some gasoline to burn them.
“Oh kids, where are you guys?” Ariana called out.
“We are here mother”
Just as planned, Ariana kept them busy, while Lucas went inside and looked for the remains.
“Mother, what’s happening? We are feeling so hot?” asked the kid
And within seconds, the kids burned up and vanished into thin air.
Ariana let out a sigh of relief. The next minute, Lucas came back and asked her what happened.
“Just as we hoped for, the children are now at rest. They will be reunited with their parents” said a relived Ariana
“We did a good thing today” said Lucas.
They both looked at each other smiling.