Two police staff brought in a handcuffed Anthony. An authority checked his watch and signalled to the police staff. The police staff took Anthony to the electric chair.
"Where is the operator?" one of the officers asked.
A person came forward and went to the electric chair operation panel. The police staff who took Anthony to the chair made him to sit on the electric chair and covered his head with a black covering. The police staff came out and closed the electric chair chamber.
A guard looked at the operator. The operator stood in a ready position near the electric chair panel. The authority looked again at his watch, continuously, counting down. Though it was common practice for these people, tenseness could be sensed in this environment. Suddenly, the authority signalled the operator. The operator immediately pressed the electric chair panel button.
After some time, the operator looked at the authority with an 'it’s finished' expressions on his face.
"Doctor" the authority called out loudly.
The doctor rushed to the electric chair chamber, opened it and checked inside.
"Sir, he is dead" the doctor's voice confirmed from the chamber.
The authorities turned and left the place. The operator entered the adjacent room. Other staff entered the chamber, probably to clean up. This was an unusual occasion for Sam; he was still standing there and observing the procedure.
Now the doctor also left the place. The detective was still standing there yet seemed, mentally, to be somewhere else. Suddenly, somebody came from his behind.
"Oh, I am relieved" the voice came from his behind.
Sam looked behind and was stunned. The operator was standing in front of him.
He had just entered the adjacent room...
And all of a sudden where had he come from?
"I was worried how you would manage in my absence..." the operator said.
"By the way, who operated the panel?" the operator asked.
Sam looked into the adjacent room in which the operator had entered.
"What do you mean by whom? You operated the panel" Sam said in disbelief.
"Are you kidding? I just got here" the operator defended.
Sam looked at him in confusion and then at the closed adjacent room.
"Come, follow me."
They went into the adjacent closed room.
Sam pushed the door but the door was latched from the inside. He knocked; waited for some time but there was no response. Sam started pushing with his full strength yet the door did not open. The confused operator also joined him in pushing the door.
Pushing, hammering, at last the detective and the operator broke the door. Quickly
Sam and the operator entered the room and looked around; there was nobody inside. They looked at each other, confusion on operator’s face while eerie expressions on Sam’s. Suddenly, something fell from above, both of them startled. It was a black cat, which jumped. The cat stood right in front of them, stared at Sam continuously. Slowly, the cat morphed into a decomposed corpse. The operator started shivering. Stunned, Sam and the operator looked at it. Slowly, the decomposed corpse morphed into a beautiful, young lady. Yes, it was Nancy. Now she was beaming up with satisfaction on her face. Slowly, two big tears came out of her eyes and gradually she disappeared.
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