I started to dance with that stranger, tall, blue eyes, I kept looking at his eyes, and dance like I’m a doll that he moves it like he wants, I didn’t feel my legs, like I’m flying, the music getting inside my body, I can feel it, who is this stranger?
The dance finished, I stood still looking at him, he kept looking at me, Nicholas came, took my hand and I looked back, the stranger was still looking at me, Nicholas said:
-Did you like it?
-You know what I mean!!
-Nicholas, that’s mean nothing to me, it was just a dance, nothing else, why you behave like that?
-Because I don’t feel good about this part, especially that man.
I got closer to him, kissed his cheeks, he hugged me, we went to the buffet, He got us a drink, but I just wanted water, he knows already I don’t drink, I looked around, I saw the man I danced with a lady wearing a red tall dress, open from the right leg, and it’s also open from the back, with open from the front like a seven, tanned skin, looks pretty, red butterfly mask, she seems very rich because of jewellery she wears.
I looked back to Nicholas, he was silent, and looking at me, then said:
-Look that way, Anu, toward the big clock.
I looked where he was pointing, there was a man looking so drunk, fighting with a girl, I was feeling something wrong, then again I looked to find that stranger, I didn’t find him, a man came towards me and gave me an envelope, I asked:
-What is that?
the man said: Are you Miss Anushka Tarek Mostafa?
-This one for you ma’am.
-My Master, Mr. Carlos Sherpovesky.
The man went away, I opened the envelope, I found a card, with a riddle inside it.
“Red roses in the woods, woods full of lions, tigers, eating each others, red roses so beautiful in the castle”
I closed the card, gave it to Nicholas to read it, he took it and read it then said:
-What does that mean?
-It means, someone here is protected in this castle, but outside will be killed.
-yes, it’s a riddle that tell us about murder, we must keep everyone in this party.
-what will we do to do that?
-I must talk to that master, Carlos..!!!
I asked Nicholas, to find him and I began searching for him too, I asked all the stuff, but everyone didn’t want to give me any information.
I went upstairs, I found an open room, I got in and looked around, it was so beautiful classic room, I found red roses in a vase, the vase has a paint of woods, I hold it “red roses in the woods..”
A voice came from behind me said:
-You found it.
I looked that’s him the man I danced with, but without the mask, I said:
-Are you Carlos?
-yes, my lady.
He came closer to me kissed my hand, I asked:
-Why? and why you sent me this riddle?
-because I want you to found me.
-you like playing or something.
-you can say that.
He was coming closer and I was keeping moving backwards until I hit the wall, he stood in front of me and said:
-let’s play a little game, Miss Anushka.
He walked away and got out from the room, leaving me wondering what he will do now?!!