Blaine turned around, but all he saw was darkness behind him.
"What's the matter?" Almothean, sensing that Blaine had stopped following him, cast a glance behind him and inquired.
“O-Oh? Nothing! I just thought that I heard someone talking but it’s impossible right? After all it’s just the two of us in here… right?”
"Who knows?" Almothean shrugged his shoulders, a mysterious grin is flashed on his face.
He kept walking, and Blaine stayed close behind him.
What exactly does he mean by that? Is there anyone else in this room besides us? But Jake said that he lives alone here before i came !
He isn't talking about supernatural beings, right? Is this place being hunted? Is it because the house, despite its size, is being hunted that no one else lives here besides him?
Blaine moves closer to Almothean with that thought in mind. If there is one thing that frightens him, it is not criminals or murderers, but the ghost! After all, you can defend yourself in the living, but a gun would simply pass through a ghost.
Ahh! Just why the hell it is dark in here! It just adds on the eerie atmosphere that he’s feeling right now.
Almothean smiled quietly as he looked at Blaine, who had unconsciously grabbed the hem of his shirt. I suppose it's difficult to break old habits, eh? Blaine used to grab his hand or the hem of his shirt whenever he was scared when they were younger. He is aware that he is afraid of the dark, so he purposefully did not turn on the lights.
"Are you... scared?" Almothean abruptly comes to a halt, causing Blaine to bump onto his back.
"Ow shit!" Blaine exclaimed, holding his swollen nose.
He feels as if he's run into a brick wall. What kind of back does this man have?!
Blaine turned red when he hears a low chuckle from the man who caused it all “ Why the hell are you laughing?!” He glared at him
“You look cute HAHA”
Blaine was taken aback. He didn't notice it right away because it was dark, but now that the flashlight is pointed at him, he can clearly see his features. He has the appearance of a Hollywood actor. With his pointed nose, razor-sharp jaw, long eyelashes, and hazelnut eyes. You have to be kidding me. Is this still a person?! He resembles the male leads in those romance animes!
“Blaine?” He flinched as Almothean stood right in front of him, staring at him with intrigue.
Blaine immediately took a step back, but he stumbled on his feet and was about to fall to the ground when Almothen caught him and wrapped his arms around his waist, saying, "Be careful."
He was about to leave in his arms when a scenario suddenly pops on his mind.
“Careful!” a handsome boy about 10 years old said to the boy he’s holding
“Thank you thean! HAHA if not for you, my face will surely hit the ground!” The boy with black eyes said while smiling
“Tsk. You’re really clumsy Blaine. I’m afraid that someday you’ll trip yourself to death.”
“Then, let’s hold hands! So that you won’t worry about me tripping everytime”
The handsome boy smiled and hold the other one’s hands
“Blaine? Are you all right,? ”
The scene ends with the two boys holding hands and smiling at each other. He recognized the boy with black eyes because he is his younger self. Then... the person he referred to as Thean is Almothean?
“Blaine? Is there something wrong? Are you in pain? " Blaine jerked back into reality, staring at the worried face of the man who was holding him.
"Y-you remembered me?" he asks, surprised
He appears to be correct. He is the other boy in his memory.
“Nope, I just remember that you will often hold my hand”
"Right," he said, his face lightening up and flashing a bright smile. "When we were younger, you were really clumsy, so I used to hold your hands to keep you from falling to the ground."
“Hmm, I guess we’re really close eh?”
"Yeah," he said, nodding. "So I'm looking forward to the day when you finally remember everything."
"Honestly,I'm looking forward to it as well."
They both smiled at each other as they walked silently towards Blaine's room.
After a while, they finally arrive at his room. Almothean push it and walks inside while Blaine just followed behind him quietly.
He also switched on the lights so Blaine turned off his flashlight and put his phone back on his pocket
“This is your room. I already ordered it to be cleaned as soon as your friend confirmed that you’re coming today. There is no bathroom here so you can use the one at the kitchen.”
Blaine is shocked. This room is really huge. It is twice as huge as his apartment. The walls are painted black which is also his favorite color.
He roamed his eyes around and he really can’t help but to be amaze.
“Do you like it?”
He nodded continuously “I like it- no I love it! It is so much better than the apartment I previously rented in”
Almothean smiled “I’m glad. I thought you don’t like it because you’re not saying anything”
“Ah no, I’m just thinking if my money is sufficient for the monthly rent” Blain embarrassingly scratched the back of his head
“Well, actually you don’t have to pay me. Since you’re my friend, you can live here for free”
Blaine was startled for a second but he abruptly shaked his head “No,no, you don’t have to do that! I’ll feel uncomfortable because it seems like I’m taking advantage of our friendship to get a free lodging”
Almothean stays silent for a while “I don’t really need money tho. I’m just looking for a housemate because I’m not in the house most of the time and I don’t want to leave it unattended”
“What about this? I would be in charge of our grocery and household chores.”
“Hmm.Alright. Do what makes you comfortable.”
“Then, I shall leave now. My room is just right beside yours so if you ever need something then just knock at my door.”
“Then, goodnight Blaine” He smiled lightly then slowly closed the door as he leave.
Blaine unpacked his clothes and arranged them in the cabinet in the corner after Almothean left. It appears to be quite old, but it is still in good condition.As he roamed his eyes around, everything in this room appears to be antique. Well, he's not against it because it's visually appealing, and strangely, he's getting some familiar vibes in this place.He likes it here not only because of the room, but also because this house is very isolated, so he won't have to worry about any unnecessary noises. Blaine, despite his vulnerability to fear, prefers a quiet environment. He feels at ease in a quiet environment, and it helps him to relax.“Welcome home Blaine”“You’re finally here again”Blaine turned his head again to the location where he heard the voices, but he saw no one. Is he having hallucinations? Maybe he's already tired?His body appears to be heavy, so he quickly arranged his clothes
After some time passed, Blaine gradually calmed down.“S-sorry if I surprised you with my actions” He shyly said while blushingHe really didn’t know what comes into his mind to actually cry while hugging this man. They just met today but seems like he’s already comfortable with him and these things seems natural for them. Maybe they’re really that close back then?“It’s fine. Actually, it’s my fault. I should have stayed with you atleast today. You always easily get scared whenever you’re in an unfamiliar place. I thought that it will not be the same this time because you live here before but I guess you really forgot about everything”He thought that I’m scared because of an unfamiliar place? Blaine wanted to correct him but he chose not to. He don’t know if this man would believe him if he were to say that he’s hearing strange noises."Did I ever live here before
I haven’t been in a club for a while, why there’s a lot of people even in weekdays?AishBlaine cast his gaze around the club, and he became increasingly dissatisfied as he noticed how crowded it was. He just agreed to Jake because he assumed there wouldn't be many people in here.The club didn’t change. It’s still the same even after he took some time off. There are a lot of gays who are flirting with each other in every corner.“Long time no see Blaine!” A guy in his twenties suddenly approached them“Ohh, who’s that? A flirting buddy?” Jake whispered in his earsBlaine also leaned closely to Jake “I can’t remember. You know that I stop coming in here a few months ago”“Maybe one of your fuck buddy back then?“Don’t you remember me Blaine? We slept with each other 5 months ago. Actually I can still remember how you shout my name while I
Without thinking twice, Almothean immediately grabbed his hand and dragged him out of the club leaving the man who kiss Blaine dumbfounded on the spot.“What’s the matter with you?”Blaine asks as soon as they get outside“Why? Do you want to go back inside and continue to make out with that man?” Almothean said while gritting his teethBlaine was quite shocked by how the man in front of him looks now. He’s gritting his teeth and his stares were really sharp as if it would pierce someone who would dare to talk to him right now“Wha--? I’m not making out with that man! You clearly saw how he just pulled and kissed me out of my own will!”“Ha.. Moreover, you even said that you just drop off your friend but the way that man calls and acts upon you clearly show that you frequently go there. Did you really have to lie?!”“You know what? I can’t really understand wh
Blaine was sitting in his bed still shock from what he heard from Jake earlier“What? What do you mean by that?” He asked“The guys from the club. They both died last night and the killer was believed to be Phantom Night”Blake was stunned. He can’t believe it. “Blake…. Did you perhaps go outside last night?”“What? I didn’t! I was peacefully sleeping last night. Why are you --- Wait, are you perhaps suspecting me?!”“I know that you’re not the kind of person that would kill someone. After all, the worst you do to a criminal is injured them. But, don’t you think that it is too much of a coincidence? Those two guys that bothered you at the bar last time died. And both of them at that”“Those two are jerks. Maybe they managed to insult the Phantom Night without noticing i
“ What call are you talking about?” Blaine ask“Don’t you really remember or just pretending that you forget huh?” Almothean leans closer and smiled at him mischievously“W-what pretending? I don’t really remember anything about the call that you’re saying! This is the first time I spoke to you ever since you went to your business trip”“Hmm? That’s not right. I remember you calling me last week.”Blaine stop. Last week? What is this bastard saying? Is he just lying to mess with my mind? I’m super busy last week that I didn’t even sleep a wink because I have a lot to do so where will I get the time to call him?“Now that you said it, I think I somehow remember that you’re drunk that day?”Blaine was about to yelled at him when a memory suddenly flash on his mind“Hello? Hayyo thereeee”“Hell
After he made sure that Almothean didn’t have the intention to kiss him again, Blaine turned serious and looked at him“Where did you go?” He askedAlmothean looked at him like he was unsure of why he’s asking that when clearly he said where did he go“In a business trip” He answered“Did you have any proof that you’re really in a business trip?” He asked again“My secretary. He can confirmed that because we’re together the whole time” He answered immediately. Almothean is not sure why Blaine suddenly asked him questions but he still answered it straightforwardly“Okay,then” Blaine saidHe ask just in case but sure enough it’s not Almothean. Although he did behave weirdly that night, he can’t possibly be the one who killed those two“Then, may I ask why are you asking me these?” He’s being questioned earlier but he&
Neverthless, he didn’t shout nor run away. He just repeatedly inhale and exhale for a couple of times then continue to walk towards his bed. This time nothing stops him so he breathes a sigh of relief.“Maybe just an imagination?” Blaine mumbled on himselfHe waited for about some time and he never felt weird nor he heard those weird voices again so he shrugged his shoulders and just decided to read a book to pass time.---It was already seven in the evening when Blaine opened his eyes. He was so immersed in reading the book and he didn’t know when he fell asleep.He took his phone on the bed side table and saw a message from Almothean asking him for a dinner.Blaine also felt hungry so he get off the bed and change his clothes before leaving in his room.Almothean said that he is in the kitchen so Blaine made his way there. It is dark again as usual so he decided to turn on his flashlight when he notice somet