The temperature of the room plummeted like the flip of a switch. As I sat there rubbing my arms, trying to ignore the creepy sensation inching up my back, a slight breeze from the windowless room flittered past, blowing my hair around my shoulders. Jessica’s eyes were still closed when the pointer moved from “yes” to the letter “G”. With my heart galloping in my chest, I snapped my head back to where Gavin sat, shaking his head.
“Let me guess, Jess. It’s me?” He rolled his eyes. “We all know you’re controlling the board. Stop messing with Harper.”
The pointer moved once again under my fingers, faster this time. I looked over to find Jessica’s hands held up at her sides, her eyes bulging. “Ohmigod, do you feel it?”
Bile rose in my throat when I realized there was no way she could’ve manipulated the pointer. There was only one way it could’ve moved.
My eyes fell down to the board, finding the pointer resting on the letter “A”. It continued to move on its own will underneath my fingers, spelling out the rest of my boyfriend’s name. Squealing with surprise, I snapped my hands away before it reached the “N”. The pointer flung off the board as if thrown, smashing into Alec’s gaming system.
“What the hell?” Jessica asked, holding her hands to her mouth. “Why’d you do that?”
“I didn’t!” I insisted, jumping to my feet. “I didn’t do anything!”
The room fell silent, everyone’s ragged breaths sounding like a living being waiting to pounce. Looking around at each of my friends, their collective stunned faces scared me even more. We all knew something unnatural had happened. We were all too terrified to admit it out loud.
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