You pause at the edge of the brown lawn, gazing up at the dark shape that looms up before you. It takes a couple seconds for you to process that the house is surrounded by rose bushes, thorns seemingly everywhere, bringing back faint memories of the story of Sleeping Beauty. The mansion was a seemingly strange color in the dim sunlight. Is it blue? Or perhaps green? No, it has to be black...
Blinking, you realize the mansion is covered from top to bottom with thick, dark green ivy. Only the door and many windows are without the lush foliage. You walk forward, carefully avoiding the thorns of the rose bushes, and make it safely to the front door, which has a sign posted on it: In Need of Residents.
The door opens easily as you give it a soft push, taking a step inside the dusty hallway. The floors, walls, everything, seems to be made of polished, if slightly dusty, mahogany. A huge staircase extends before you, several rooms opening to your right and left. The kitchen is huge, with the fridge stocked with fresh food. There are seven bedrooms in all, each finely furnished and with views of the courtyard and cemetery.
Stay at Octavia Mansion, that is, only if you don't mind the odd ghost popping in for a cup of tea.8/20/2009 #1
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