New Friend: continuation
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..and that's when all went blank.
Then I woke up, all sweaty and gasping for breath. What a weird nightmare I had had! Of course Meha believed in ghosts, but that can't mean she's one, could it? Then a pessimistic thought washed over me.. What if she is? That's a stupid thing to even think about, I told myself.
As I had woken up, I decided to get ready and set off for school. Meha wasn't there at the school assembly. She must be absent, I reasoned.
At the time of taking attendance, the teacher didn't called out Meha's name.
I asked Aryan, the guy sitting beside me, "Why hasn't Miss call out Meha's name?"
"Meha? Who's she? Are you out of your head?" he asked back, looking amused.
"What? You don't know Meha? What, Aryan, are you even in this batch? The weird girl, as you all call her, my friend, and her roll number is 30."
"30 is my roll number," snorted the girl sitting behind me.
"But Naina, your roll number is 31," I reminded her.
She looked at her friend for a moment, smirked, and said, "I think Rina is out of her head today. She is imagining some kid and trying to convince us that there's this imaginary Meha, some weirdo, in our batch." Then she turned to look at me, "Rest a bit, girl. You probably didn't get proper sleep yesterday night."
Then the most horrifying thought came into my head. So many people can't be wrong, her name isn't even in the register and the weird dream, what if..?
I looked out of the window to distract myself and the scene almost knocked me out of my senses. There, dangling in the air, was the seven feet tall woman with wrinkles, large teeth and blood red eyes from yesterday's dream, which now I can't be sure is a dream. She was wearing the same black saree. She smirked at me evilly before disappearing into thin air.