As Hua Le drew closer and closer to her door, she felt hesitation, like something was drawing her back. She paused her hand midway from sliding it open. She was full of apprehension, but she had no idea why. It was as if a bomb had been set, and it was just waiting for this moment to go off.
The logical side of Hua Le’s brain ridiculed this idea. What was she expecting, for karma to be waiting on the other side of the door? It was always an empty room full of inanimate objects. Nothing alive would be waiting for her, this she knew. So why did she feel this way?
She felt ridiculous sizing up her door.
And when she finally had enough of her own foolishness, she slowly slid open the door.
There was nothing.
She breathed in a sigh of relief, before scolding herself once more.
Of course, there was nothing here.
There never was and there never will b-.
Something appeared in the corner of her eye, which wasn’t there before.