My Indoor Holiday
Written by Rejoice
The sound of his guitar and his singing woke
me up again.. I checked the time and it’s 3am.
I thought of not going to the window but just lay
down and listen to his songs.. but I couldn’t
help it. I was craving to see his face even
though he was far.
I wish I could meet him soon before I leave
I got up from the bed and went over to the
window, drew the curtains and saw him.
Seriously why is he still in the same clothes?
I sighed and watched him singing.
I can’t believe im having thougts of meeting him
and telling him how good he sings.
I kept watching him sing till I got tired of
standing and drew close the curtains, walked
back to my bed and layed back.
While still listening to his songs, I fell back
Morning came and I woke up by the knocking
on my door.
“Isa wake up.” aunt Kiki’s voice came behind
“Why!” I snapped.
“It’s morning and im off to work.” she said.
I rolled my eyes, “Bye.”
“You should make yourself a coffee for
breakfast.” she said.
I frowned, “I can’t make coffee.”
“Bye Isa dear and don’t forget to tidy up the
house ok.” she said and then she walked
Who is gonna tidy up whatever!!
Seriously, this is really annoying and
I hissed and grabbed my phone and typed on
the google search.
‘How to make a coffee drink.’
1. Heat up a cup of water..
2. Add 1 or 2 teaspoons of instant coffee into a
3. Dissolve the coffee with a table spoon of
4. Pour the hot water into the mug.
And so on..
I sighed and decided to eat bread and jam.
I walked out, downstairs and to the kitchen.
I walked to the fridge, opened it and grabbed a
bread and jam.
I dropped it on a counter and went for a bread
knife and saucer.
After I was done eating, I was exhausted to
wash the plates.. and wait! did aunt Kiki tell me
to tidy up the house?
Never going to be possible.
I can accept to wash the plates.. but never
gonna try this shit of cleaning this damn house.
I walked out and then upstairs to my room.
I even feel sleepy.
Maybe I coud shower and sleep awhile then
wake up and call Katy.
Ahhh dad said he was gonna call me!! but he
Im just gonna deal with him when I go back!
Opening the door, I was beyond shocked to
The guitar guy at the next house window.
He was standing close to my window with his
guitar in his hand.
His look was stoic and we were just staring at
each other. I was shocked and confused.
“How did. did you.. get here? Wait aunt Kiki
closed the door and im sure I locked the door
when she did.” I said, my mind racing to when
aunt Kiki left for school.
I was still in bed when she did, then when I
came down I sure forget to go lock the door.
“You didn’t.” he said.
I shook my head, “Even if I didn’t. Why the hell
did you come in without ringing the doorbell?” I
He shrugged, “Because the door opened
before I thought of doing that.” he said.
My jaw dropped at his stupid lie..
“Such a lie. And you couldn’t even stay at the
sitting-room, you walked all the way into my
bedroom. What do you want.” I said.
Goshh he’s cute.
“I can’t believe you’re seeing me.” he said.
I narrowed my eyes, “What do you mean?”
He came nearer to me, staring into my eyes
and mine to his. I wasn’t seeing the image of
me in his eyeballs.
“You’ve been listening to my songs from your
window. I’ve been seeing you.” he said.
“So? that doesn’t answer my question” I said.
“Im also aware that you’ve been admiring me.”
I arched my brow, “How did you know?”
“Because.. because.” he paused.
“Because of what?” I asked.
He pushed his hair back and that made him
appear really handsome.
“seriously I was astonished when I felt eyes on
me. And scanning around for those eyes, I saw
it was yours. A girl’s eyes living inside this
house. Are you new here? and why do you see
All he said made no common sense to me.
I got nothing.
“Ain’t you a human? why are you asking me
sich a question.” I asked and my question got
Is he a human?
“I don’t know.” he said and I frozed.
“What the hell do you mean?” I asked, and
began moving backwards.
But he started coming slowly forward too.
My beating stopped as great fear caught me.
“Do you remember waking up so early? do you
remember having a deep sleep that the
doorbell couldn’t wake you up? do you
remember wanting to record me singing but
your phone switched off and couldn’t switch
on. Do you remember the ceramic dish falling
last night but didn’t break? do you?” he asked
and my back landed on the door.
I couldn’t move back anymore and he also
stopped abit away from me.
I began scampering with my hand for the
doorknob but couldn’t find it even though it was
supposed to be right here.
“Who.. who the hell are you?” I asked as tears
hurriedly gathered in my eyes.
I was dying with fright.
He sighed, “Im Henry Leone.” he said.
“What are you!” I yelled.
“I was a human just like you six years ago but
they say that im dead five years now.” he said
and my heatbeat ceased.
I shut my eyes tight and screamed.
“Ahhhhh” “Ahhhhh ghost. oh ghost. you are a
ghost. aunt Kiki!!! ghost Jesus Christ. Ghost!!
oh my God, please don’t hurt me, I beg you.” I
cried with tears pouring down and my heart
beating loudly and fast, my hands, my legs and
my lips shaking.
“No no no, you don’t need to be scared of me
Isabel.” he said and I shook my head swiftly.
He even know my name.
He’s a ghost. A ghost is standing here.
“Ahhhhhhhhhh” “Ahhh im dead!!” I screamed.
“Please open your eyes, im not harmful. I
wouldn’t have disturbed you if you weren’t
seeing and hearing me like everyone is. Im
suprised that you are and I believe there’s a
reason why you do Isabel.” he said with a
voice so calm.
I finally found the doorknob and grabbed it
Im going to open this door right now and dash
“Just open your eyes and look at me.” he said
but I shook my head.
“Pls.” he said.
“No!! I don’t wanna look at you! Go away right
now! please..” I cried.
“But I can’t. You caused this for me, first you
are seeing me, secondly you love me.”
“I don’t love you. Never!” I yelled.
“Okay, fine but you have a crush on me.” he
said and giggled.
I sighed. My eyes still shut.
“You love my songs.” he said.
I moved a little forward, so I could open the
door, I did but the door refused to open.
There’s no reason to be confused about this.
I breathed out and opened my right eye.
He was standing inches away from me with his
brown eyes looking into mine.
I looked away.
“Please don’t look into my eyes. Yours are
scary.” I said.
“Open the other one too, im not a monster or a
vampire. Im only a ghost.” he said and I
“Open the door, get away from my room and
never come back I beg you” I said with my lips
shaking. I was sweating furiously.
“And I told you Isabel, that I can’t leave you
again till you calm down and hear my story,
and we could know the reason why you can
see me.” he said.
“I don’t wanna listen to you. You are dead, why
don’t you go to ghosts like you and talk with
them. Im not a ghost. Im human, I don’t see
ghosts, im not a sorceress. Oh God, im
dreaming!! this is not happening.” I wept, still
clutching on the doorknob.
“But you are seeing me when you are human.
It shows that you alone can help me. I’ve been
wishing for something like this for five years
now, thank you so much for coming here.” he
“I have no idea why im seeing you. I have
nothing to do with spirits, just go away from me
“I wish I can but it’s not possible Isabe–.” he
was cut short by the doorbell ring.
He glanced into my eyes, then down at the
door, then in another second, he wasn’t there
again. He disappeared!!
I screamed in horror and dashed out of the
room. Ran downstairs and over to the door still
screaming with shaking fright.
I opened the door and it was a girl with brown
fringe hair braided in pigtails.
Must be the Rose.
She widened her eyes at me, “Are you alright?
I heard you screaming.” she said.
I couldn’t hide it.
I “There’s a…a”
then what happened next, I heard no slightest
I saw myself rolling in a dark tunnel with dim
colourful little lights rolling with me too.. I
wasn’t screaming, I just kept rolling.
Then the next, was seeing myself back again,
standing at the door but there was no Rose
What happened ?? What the hell happened to
“Im sorry about that.” I heard his voice behind
I gasped with fright and turned to see him
looking at me with dull ‘sorry’ eyes. His guitar
still with him.
I began moving backward but then I slipped
and was falling but got hung in the air and
something pushed me up to my feet.
I have no idea what force was that but I know it
was his handwork.
I placed my hands on my fast beating chest.
“What did you do? Where is Rose?” I asked.
“You wanted to tell her about me but I can’t let
you.” he said.
“Why!” I asked.
“Cos it have to be just between us. Even if
another person got to know about it, then it
have to be someone that would understand.
That girl wouldn’t believe you nor understand
anything.” he said.
“Where is she?” I asked.
“I went into you.” he said.
My jaw dropped.
“You did what!!” I screamed.
He licked his bottom lips and scratched his hair
like he doesn’t get what im asking, “Well, I did
just so you can say something else to her than
telling her you saw a ghost.” he said.
“And then?” I was eager. I just hope she’s
“I made you tell her that you weren’t screaming
and that you don’t need any disturance. That
you wanna be alone, so she left.” he said.
I gasped but relieved that she left safely.
“Hope you didn’t hurt her!” I asked.
He licked his lips, “I don’t hurt people. Im not a
wolf nor a vampire.” he said.
I breathed, “I don’t really know what you want
from me.” I said.
“Your listening ears and your help.” he said.
“How im I to help a ghost? seriously I wonder
why im seeing you! it horrifies me.” I said.
He smiled.. Gosh his smile is amazing.
Stupid me.. Im crushing on a ghost!
“You see, you have a crush on me.” he said
with a giggle.
“How the hell did you know?” I asked.
“You said it within you. In your heart.” he said.
I breathed out, “See Harry or what’s your
“Henry” he said.
“Henry, I think Im not scared of you anymore
but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t go away
from me. Stop frightening the hell outta me.” I
“But you said you ain’t scared of me anymore. I
was already jumping up.” he said, laughing.
“Your aunt will soon be home.” he said.
I quickly glanced at the wall clock, ’12:03pm’
Time went so fast.
“How did you know?” I asked him with a
He shrugged with a smile. That killer smile of
“Answer me.” I said.
“Im a gho–” he stopped and peered looked
innocently into my eyes.
I guess he could feel my fear start up again at
that word ‘ghost’
“Im sorry.” he apologised and made to come
“Don’t even!” I snapped.
“Can I help you with the tidying of the house?”
I raised my brows at him, “You know everything
happening in here. Are you a pock nosing
“I started watching you immediately I realized
that you can see and hear me.” he said.
“You’ve been watching me while I sleep and
take my shower?” I asked.
He smiled and then licked his bottom lips.
I breathed out.
“You are nothing but a mischievous spirit.” I
“I can never watch you while you take your
bathe. Anyways what haven’t I seen?” he
“You can’t see mine!” I snapped.
“Yeah I know. Wow I just want us to be like
this. Im happy you ain’t scared of me anymore.
Now lemme start by helping you out in tidying
up the house.” he said and turned to head to..
to the kitchen.
“Wait! where are going?” I asked.
He stopped. “Let’s start with the kitchen” he
“Wait, how will it feel talking to you when my
aunt is around?” I asked.
He scratched his hair, “It will look weird and
funny to her. She’d think you’ve gone crazy,
talking to nobody.” he said and I gasped.
He shrugged, then started walking towards the
kitchen. My eyes fell on his legs and I saw that
his feet wasn’t touching the ground.
Seriously, i’ve been seriously talking with a
ghost. But im not really scared anymore. Why?
Gosh! why im I even seeing a ghost!
Im I a ghost too?
No stupid me, im not!
This is the weirdest dream I’ve ever had!