Evanna was sitting in her history class with the rest of her senior class. She always sat up front, she was considered one of those straight A students. She was beautiful though. She was 5’8 with a slender body. She seemed like a delicate flower but her clothes hid her athletic prowess. She had long dark hair that hung to her mid back. Her green eyes could penetrate through to your soul. She always knew what the truth was and had a sense of where the danger was. Though she was the youngest of her class and a senior in high school, she acted as if she were in her late 20s.
She sat there waiting for the history teacher, he was running late. She heard the popular clique talking. She herd the mention of Halloween and Bunny man. Her twin brother gently touched her shoulder and handed her a note. It read:
A bunch of us are going to the tunnel tonight, join us
She crinkled the note. She turned around facing Nick, the football captain, and most popular boy in school. His bright blue eyes starred back into hers. She could tell her was smiling but there was something mysterious about him. Pablo, Evanna’s nearly identical twin, sat next to him. “So are you coming Ev? You love stuff like this. Plus its a chance to hang” Pablo said to her in a low voice so the popular girls couldn’t hear. “I’m not sure Pab. Sure I like the stories but not sure on being at the actual location. It kind of freaks me out,” Evanna replied. “Aw, is sweet baby Evanna a scaredy cat?” Emily a cheerleader, said as she overheard the conversation. “No, there is a difference between being freaked out and scared Emily. Scared is…” Evanna started.
“Whatever. Point is your not coming. What a wuss, you think you are better than everyone” Emily stated with an attitude as she rolled her eyes and sat back in her seat. The teacher had just walked in. He started the movie back up. It was the horror film “The Bunny Man.” When the film was over, the teacher asked what the point of seeing the movie was. Nick said “its based on the local legend right here in our town.” Pablo replied “yea its here but is it real?” Evanna was the last to respond with her factual tone “that movie is highly inaccurate. He never killed anyone and not with a chainsaw. He carried an axe.”
“Okay, okay settle down. We obviously have a debate about the truth. So who wants to find out? Tonight at 10 pm we will meet up at the bridge and hopefully discover the truth. It is Halloween, the night he allegedly appears.” The teacher ended the class on that note and everyone filed out of the classroom. At the lockers, Nick and Pablo were talking about what just happened. Evanna met up with the there before they started towards the parking lot. Emily snuck up behind them them and whispered “ ooooooo i hope the bunny man doesnt get you” into Evanna’s ear and ran off to cheer practice. Evanna got into the passenger seat and Pablo into the drivers of their shared Subaru Legacy station wagon. They drove silently home. Nick met up with them at their farm. Pablo and Evanna did their chores and Nick helped. They cleaned up and hung around until 9:30 pm. They had decided to take Nick’s truck which was the new Chevy avalanche. They drove to the tunnel deemed Bunny man tunnel. It wasn’t an actual tunnel but an abandoned overpass formally used as a railway.
The road they were on was hardly use, thanks to the legend. They parked down the road and met with their fellow classmates that were early. Everyone brought backpacks filled with emergency supplies and flashlights. Some of the guys brought weapons like knives and hunting rifles. They were all taking this seriously. The tension was high. The guys pretended like everything was fine but you could sense they had a fear of what was to come. By 10:10 the whole class was there. It was so dark out that their flashlights didn’t make much of a difference.
“All right class, since we are all here, let us split up into groups of 4 or 5 and meet up back here by 1-1:15 am to talk about our experiences.” With that the class broke up and each headed their own ways. Evanna’s group included only of Nick, Pablo and Emily. Evanna suggested “Why don’t we go start at the Assylum nearby?” Emily snarked “Really Evanna, sheesh why do you need to be so bossy? Thought you didn’t want to be here.”
“Yo Chill Em. Ev hasn’t done a thong to you. She was making a suggestion. Seriously what’s your beef with her?” Pablo asked.
“What’s my beef? Do you know what it takes to be head cheerleader? And and Ev over here is all perfect. Everyone likes her and yet you all are jumping down my throat. I cant even show my true self” Emily ranted.
Evanna, Nick and Pablo just stared at her. Evanna looked like she was about to say something but Emily beat her to it. “Look I’m sorry for being mean Evanna. I’m jealous of you. You’re true to yourself and i never was. We used to be best friends and I’m the idiot who ruined it. Can we be friends again?” Evanna looked stunned, she had never expected this but she responded with “Wow Em. Of course we can be friends again, you are not an idiot we just went our separate ways. Heck there are times I’m jealous of you.”
“Jealous? Of me? For what?” Emily asked curiously.
“You have so much confidence, your pretty and smart. You have everything” Evanna answered
“So do you, anyway we should get going to find the bunny man. You had a great idea. Let’s start at the abounded Assylum. It’s where the story story starts” Emily finished. The boys were in shock and couldn’t believe the girls became friends. They decided to have a people in front and two in back. Evanna and Nick took the lead with Emily and Pablo trailing. They tried to walk as quietly as they could to the old abandoned Assylum. It wasn’t too far from the road. They followed a horse trail which happened to go past the old place, if you could call it that.
It was mostly in ruins now after a lot of wear and tear from the weather. In 1994 someone had burnt the main building down. The outcropped buildings were still standing but the roofs had caved in on some. The site was completely surrounded by woods. It immediately had that creepy feeling. It felt like someone was watching them. Evanna scanned the woods slowly with her flashlight. She caught a glimpse of something big and white run off headed in the direction of the tunnel. She caught her breath. Nick saw it too. Emily and Pablo were looking in the main building for clues. Evanna looked at Nick, he looked back and said “Yea I saw it too. Creeps me out. Do you think it was him?
“I hope not for our sake. If the legend is true he will try and kill us with an axe” Evanna stated.
“Wait y’all saw something?” Pablo asked as he and Emily came out .
“Yea it was a glimpse of something big and white, heading towards the tunnel” Nick answered
Emily shivered from the thought “please tell me he’s not real. Now I’m scared.” They heard a scream in the distance.