Are you thinking what I’m thinking?’ Jake asked with a sly smile on his face.
‘Too true!’ Julie frowned. ‘I always know what’s going on in your head!’
The twins stopped outside the boarded-up old house. The rusted iron gate was slightly open…almost beckoning the two eleven-year-olds to enter in.
‘Do you think they’re true…the rumours and the spooky stories?’
Julie looked even more serious than before. ‘I’m not sure about vampires and stuff like that. I think that’s just kids making things up; but the idea that someone weird might be living in there…well you never know.’
An icy chill ran down both children’s spines.
‘Well? Shall we take a look?’ Jake asked in a challenging way.
Julie hesitated…her sensible side arguing with her adventurous side. ‘Strictly out of bounds!’ her mother had said. But then again…just a little look… ‘Well…I suppose we could at least sneak up the path as far as the door…’