My family and i have been in the process of moving to a new house for nearly a month now. It's the same neighborhood; just a different house. When we moved in, it was like, "Ahh! Finally, space!" because in the old home, the you had to go through my bedroom to get to my brother's bedroom, which was quite a nuisance, because I liked to do pilates and Quintin likes playing the electric bass guitar.
Also, I shared a bedroom with my grandma, so I THINK I just got a taste of my college years.
Anyway, the new house is SO COOL! My bedroom, for example, is nearly three times the living space that I was used to before. There are two closets. A lock on the door! A secret nook where I'm storing books for now! And the best part... In one of the closets, there's a door in the side of the wall. In the door is an attic space. I repeat. I have a secret room! My dreams of having a secret library have finally come true!!
My brother's got one as well. It's just smaller, 'cos his bedroom is bigger.
Anyway, the other night I thought I heard someone jumping around upstairs where my room was, though Quintin was in his room playing the bass (obviously). Suddenly I realize- The attic space is a great place for a serial killer to hide! Then I started freaking out VERY QUIETLY. I went into Quintin's room and asked him to check the room with me, but bring one of his swords. (he collects katanas, please do not ask.)
He said that the attic spaces were connected! So then we checked HIS secret room, and there was a hole in the flimsy wooden wall, large enough for an adult to crawl through. And hide.
So then we BOTH started freaking out, but then... Quintin got a very smug look on his face. I asked him what was up. He said, "This is my chance to prove myself! When he pulls out his gun, I'll throw a sword to him and challenge him to fight!" Quintin has been taking fencing classes for the last 2 1/2 years, but I still said, "Quintin, this is NOT Anime!"
So then I called my mom, who was furniture shopping, and in hushed voices, I said, "Mom... I think there's a burgler hiding upstairs..." In the time it took her to get to the new house, I nearly fainted. She came immedietly, and called over my grandma (Who is living at the old house so SHE gets her own space as well). They arrived, and feeling bolder, I grabbed one of Quintin's canes and yelled into the secret room, "All right, if you're hiding, you'd better come out now, you b@stard!" I got surprised looks from my mom and grandma, because I NEVER curse. So then My grandma checked the space behind the hole with light from her cell phone and... no one was there. I said I'd check my attic space for a hole. So I did. And there was a solid wall where the attics might have intersected.
Also, i was told that it might have been a squirrel that I heard earlier. Sigh. Having an overactive imagination is both a blessing and a curse.