"Let's go," Rebbeca told her.
Magaret did not want to go. She was terrified of graveyards. Rebbeca of course, who wasn't scared of anything, was only doing this because of a dare. Of all people, why did Magaret's best friend have to be a daredevil?
"Do I have to go? Why can't you just go by yourself?" Magaret asked.
She regretted those words when they left her mouth. She couldn't leave Rebbeca to do this by herself. What was she thinking, no matter how scared she was of this graveyard, she would have to face her fears.
"Please come with me," Rebbeca begged.
"Why, are you scared?" Magaret taunted.
She knew Rebbeca wasn't scared, but it was fun to tease her.
"I'm not scared at all," said Rebbeca.
"Fine, I'll go with you, but you owe me."
"What do I owe this time?"
It was a rare time when Rebbeca didn't owe her best friend something. She was always begging Magaret to do stuff, so she owed her something almost all the time.
"I'll decide later and I get to pick the date," Magaret said.
"Okay, okay. Let's go," Rebbeca said.
They headed in the direction of the graveyard, where they were going to stay for the night. They brought a tent, some food, spare clothes, and some water with them. They were almost there.
The girls walked down the street. They were nearing the graveyard. Magaret was tense, she didn't think she could go through with this. She tried to convince herself that it was just a graveyard and that there was nothing scary about it. Her tactic didn't work. Soon after that, Magaret was just forcing herself to keep walking.
Rebbeca on the other hand was confident. She had been dared to spend the night in the graveyard, and she was going to do it. She had never backed down on a dare her entire life, and she wasn't about to start. She felt s if dares were the only things she was good at. She wasn't exactly the smartest person in class and she didn't seem to have any other special talents either.
Rebbeca felt bad about dragging her friend into this. If their parents found out, they would be in major trouble with them. The girls knew that there was no way their parents would let them spend the night in a graveyard, so they had to trick them. They did a trick that everyone used, so they were surprised that their parents fell for it.
Magaret told her parents that she was going to sleep over at Rebbeca's house and Rebbeca told her parents that she was going to Magaret's.
Finally, they made it to the graveyard. Magaret looked around and saw the tombstones. Tombstones were sticking up from the ground every few feet. On some of them, there were dead flowers. Magaret was getting creeped out. She looked at Rebbeca to see how she was doing. Rebbeca did not seem to be fazed at all. She looked completely calm and Magaret wasn't really surprised about this.
Rebbeca always kept her calm, no matter what happened. That was one of the things Magaret admired about her. Magaret didn't see how Rebbeca could be so insecure. She first met Rebbeca in first grade, when she had to help her reach something. They got into a conversation and from that point on, they were best friends. Rebbeca was a shy, quiet girl who liked to keep to herself, and Magaret understood why.
Rebbeca's parents were always urging her to make friends. Rebbeca got annoyed by this and eventually decided to just go make some friends. That's how she met some friends online. They were very nice and they all liked writing. They even started to work on a book together. Rebbeca's parents knew about these friends and at first, they were okay with that. Then, day by day, they seemed to get suspicious for no reason. Days passed by and sometimes her parents would be happy for her, and sometimes they would be cautious of her new friends.
One day, her parents told her that she couldn't talk to them anymore. She didn't know why, but they just told her that if they found out she was in the chat room again, she would be punished. Rebbeca of course, did everything in her power to talk to them again, but her parents were so stubborn for no reason.
Eventually, she didn't know what to think anymore. Her parents had confused her. They always wanted her to make friends, but now they didn't.
From that day forward, Rebbeca hardly spoke unless she had to. In a way, she was almost afraid to make friends, she didn't want her parents to take them away again.
When Magaret met Rebbeca, she changed her life. Magaret showed her how much of a great person she was inside. Her parents made her insecure, but Magaret was the cure for this.
Rebbeca was still insecure, except for when she was around Magaret. Magaret made her feel great.
Magaret knew she had to stop thinking about Rebbeca's past. She was just distracting herself from the graveyard. One of the reasons she was there was to face her fears, she was never going to do that if she was distracted.
"Where should we set up the tent?" Rebbeca asked.
Magaret looked around for a spot where there weren't that many tombstones.
"How about over there?" she said, pointing to a spot where there was only one tombstone.
Rebbeca nodded and began to set up the tent. As she did that, Magaret looked at the tombstone. It belonged to someone named William Ryes. She began to hear a faint banging sound coming from the ground.
"Rebbeca, do you hear that?" she asked her friend.
Rebbeca nodded. Without saying a word, both girls began to dig. They dug until their hands hurt. It took them about an hour, but eventually, they hit something. It was a coffin and the banging appeared to be coming from in there.
"Should we open it?" Magaret asked.
Once again, Rebbeca nodded.
Why in the world did her best friend have to be fearless?
Rebbeca pried open the coffin and Magaret prayed that there was nothing dangerous inside, like a zombie. Magaret had a fear of zombies and couldn't watch any zombie movie, even the old, corny ones, without having nightmares.
After what seemed like forever, the coffin was open. A man quickly climbed out. He was wearing a filthy tee-shirt and jeans. The man's hair was a mess and he had a frantic look in his eyes.
"Run Rebbeca, it's a zombie!" Magaret screamed.
"Wait!" called the man.
Magaret stopped in her tracks. Zombies couldn't talk, or at least not in any of the movies,
"What do you want? And why are you in there? What's goin' on?"
"Run! He's coming!" said the man.
He sounded crazy, but Magaret, who was afraid of almost everything, wasn't going to risk her life. She grabbed Rebbeca and took off, not even sure what she was running from.
Not looking, she ran right into another man. He was holding a knife. Magaret immediately put it all together. The man in the coffin had been buried alive and now the man who did that, was coming for them too.