New story! : ) Came up with the idea yesterday.

Review please! :] Oh and this chapter is supposed to kind of be the prologue…But I HATE it when Chapter 1 isn't the first one. Always throws me off. D:

Please enjoy! :D

I was sitting halfway down the steps to the basement, my favorite toy, Sudzy, clutched firmly in my arms. The chain around my neck was pulled tight, cutting into my skin. I held on to my cross and kept my eyes locked on the white chipped paint under my small feet as I listened to the conversation going on in the room below.

"Hey! What was that?"

A silence as they all listened.

"It's your imagination. Now shut up and light the candles!" I heard my brother order.

"Fine! Geez…"

I heard rustling as the four people moved around. Then, "Okay. Are you guys ready?"

There were some tense grunts of agreement. Then a timid female voice said, "I don't know about this, guys…I'm kind of scared..."

"If you're scared, then why'd you come?! We're going to do this with or without you."


"Okay, Annalise, bring it out."

I heard the rustling of a plastic bag. There was all silence as the four people thought of what to do next.

Finally, someone asked, "What should we ask first?"

"Start out with the basics I guess…Let's ask its name."

There was another pause.

"What is your name?" came my brothers' voice, speaking loud and slow.

There was another lengthy pause, then four stifled gasps.

"Oh my gosh! It's working!"

"This is so cool!"

I couldn't take it anymore. I raced down the rest of the stairs, screaming, "Stop it! Stop! Mommy said not to!" I stood defiantly before the group of four, which was made up of my older brother Nick, my older sister Annalise and two of their friends. They were gathered around a pitch black cardboard rectangle with the alphabet inscribed upon it in cursive. 'Yes', 'No', 'Good-bye' and the numbers one through ten were also written. The four teenagers had their hands placed on a triangular object with a hole in the middle of it. It was a Ouija Board.

This object disgusted me. It made me want to puke. I could sense its evil presence. I'd always been sensitive to that kind of thing. Ever since I could remember, I'd always seen dead people. They sometimes ignored me…Other times, they didn't.

"Go away, Hana!" Nick spat at me. "Stop interrupting. If you tell mom, I'll give you my special knuckle sandwich." He held up his fist.

I backed up. "Bu-but…Why can't you feel it?! Th-that thing is evil!"

"Shut up. You're crazy, little girl!" one of the other kids said.

Everyone except Annalise laughed. "Can't you guys see that she's scared?! She's gonna get nightmares again…"

"Whatever…Hana, go upstairs!" Nick ordered me. "And mom doesn't need to know about this either!"

I refused to leave. I objected to all their orders, so in the end, they just let me stay there.

They went back to the Ouija board, resting their hands on the triangular piece again.

"How old are you?" Nick asked it.

Nick, Annalise, and their friends gasped in renewed awe as the piece moved slowly about the board. It had their attention completely, so they didn't notice what was unfolding at the other end of the room.

It started out as a tiny black hole between the furnace and the washer machine. It grew and grew, the edges seeming to rip and tear away the very fabric of air. I watched in horror, my brothers' voice now just white noise.

The hole grew until it was eight feet in length and five feet in width. It gave me a horrible kind of feeling that was similar to the one the Ouija board gave me, but intensified by a hundred. I didn't know why, but tears started to roll down my face.

The unexplainable feeling of dread suddenly reached a point where I felt like my heart couldn't take it anymore. I could hear whispers in the darkness. They were horrible and harsh voices, calling to me, to anyone, just wanting to be heard.

Out of the hole, came a large black clad foot. Then a second foot came, quickly followed by the rest of the body.

It was a man. He had broad shoulders and was wearing an all black suit. The black fedora hat that rested on his head completely shadowed his face. He didn't move for the longest time. Then he said in a deep, inhuman voice, "Hello, little girl. You can see me, can't you?"

The dread intensified until my stomach hurt, making me double over. My screams cut through the air, making my siblings and the two others look over in surprise. They couldn't see the man, so they were completely unaware.

I heard the pounding of footsteps on the floor above. I heard my name being screamed by many voices.

"Hana! Hana!"

Then, I blacked out completely.