The Dancer’s Village – Chapter 6

The Dancers Village

A short horror novel adapted to Chinese students. Will they survive the internship?

Simplified Chinese

这个村庄的电源是从发电机来的。到了晚上九点,发电机就停止了。居民都开始用油灯了。

努尔已经睡着了,只有委滴雅和阿雨还醒着。

委滴雅很想告诉阿雨今天在浴室的事,但看了阿雨昨天对她们的反应,委滴雅觉得还是不要告诉阿雨了。

阿雨突然说话:「我刚刚跟威马两个人逛村子。你还记得吗?那条窄土路?其实那边附近有一个旧屋。」

「啊?我们不是不可以走去那边吗?」

「不是我。是威马叫我跟着他一起去。」

阿雨接着说:「威马说有看到一个漂亮的女人,但当他走去那边,她就不见了。」

「你还跟着他去!」

「那当然啊!如果威马不见了,怎么办呢?」

委滴雅不说话了。她的心情越来越不好。自从进入村子,所有的事看起来都很糟糕。

因为太晚了,委滴雅和阿雨进去睡觉。

委滴雅睡不着,还想着今天的事。她突然听到脚步声。委滴雅看到努尔走出门的身影。

委滴雅不知道该不该叫醒阿雨,就起床了,追着努尔。

屋子里很暗,这家的主人好像也已经入睡了。家门口敞开着,委滴雅慢慢走过去。

这个夜晚真的很黑。树木的影子看起来非常大。委滴雅也能听到动物的声音。委滴雅看四周。她看到了努尔。

努尔站在屋子前面的草原跳舞。她跳得非常漂亮,非常优雅。

委滴雅愣住,从来没想到努尔能跳舞,跳得这么厉害。

「努尔。」

努尔不停。她还不停地跳舞。努尔的眼睛瞥了委滴雅几次。委滴雅吓坏,每次努尔的眼睛看着她,委滴雅会鸡皮疙瘩。

鼓声和锣声又来了。

委滴雅更惊讶。努尔的舞,结合了甘美兰的伴奏。

委滴雅很想逃走,但她看了努尔的跳舞越来越疯狂。努尔的脸也带了很神奇的笑容。

委滴雅大喊大叫,叫努尔停止跳舞。

努尔停下来了。她的眼球变黑,瞪着委滴雅,向委滴雅跑来。委滴雅吓得大喊起来。

有人抓住委滴雅,抓得非常紧,一遍遍摇她,一遍遍叫她的名字。

是瓦秀。

「你干嘛在半夜三更自己跳舞!」

委滴雅的喊叫叫醒了所有人。委滴雅看了所有人的眼睛都看着她,其中有刚从家出来的努尔。

所有的人一头雾水,不知道怎么回事。

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瓦秀解释今晚的事。

瓦秀正在他屋子阳台抽烟。在抽烟的时候,他看到了有一个人在草原,跳舞。因为瓦秀很好奇,他就过去了,到了才发现,那个人是委滴雅。

所有听了瓦秀故事的人,都不说话。家主最后叫他们继续睡觉。他说,明天会跟普拉博先生说这件事。

但其实瓦秀故意隐藏了一个秘密。

Traditional Chinese

這個村莊的電源是從發電機來的。到了晚上九點,發電機就停止了。居民都開始用油燈了。

努爾已經睡著了,只有委滴雅和阿雨還醒著。

委滴雅很想告訴阿雨今天在浴室的事,但看了阿雨昨天對她們的反應,委滴雅覺得還是不要告訴阿雨了。

阿雨突然說話:「我剛剛跟威馬兩個人逛村子。你還記得嗎?那條窄土路?其實那邊附近有一個舊屋。」

「啊?我們不是不可以走去那邊嗎?」

「不是我。是威馬叫我跟著他一起去。」

阿雨接著說:「威馬說有看到一個漂亮的女人,但當他走去那邊,她就不見了。」

「你還跟著他去!」

「那當然啊!如果威馬不見了,怎麼辦呢?」

委滴雅不說話了。她的心情越來越不好。自從進入村子,所有的事看起來都很糟糕。

因為太晚了,委滴雅和阿雨進去睡覺。

委滴雅睡不著,還想著今天的事。她突然聽到腳步聲。委滴雅看到努爾走出門的身影。

委滴雅不知道該不該叫醒阿雨,就起床了,追著努爾。

屋子裡很暗,這家的主人好像也已經入睡了。家門口敞開著,委滴雅慢慢走過去。

這個夜晚真的很黑。樹木的影子看起來非常大。委滴雅也能聽到動物的聲音。委滴雅看四周。她看到了努爾。

努爾站在屋子前面的草原跳舞。她跳得非常漂亮,非常優雅。

委滴雅愣住,從來沒想到努爾能跳舞,跳得這麼厲害。

「努爾。」

努爾不停。她還不停地跳舞。努爾的眼睛瞥了委滴雅幾次。委滴雅嚇壞,每次努爾的眼睛看著她,委滴雅會雞皮疙瘩。

鼓聲和鑼聲又來了。

委滴雅更驚訝。努爾的舞,結合了甘美蘭的伴奏。

委滴雅很想逃走,但她看了努爾的跳舞越來越瘋狂。努爾的臉也帶了很神奇的笑容。

委滴雅大喊大叫,叫努爾停止跳舞。

努爾停下來了。她的眼球變黑,瞪著委滴雅,向委滴雅跑來。委滴雅嚇得大喊起來。

有人抓住委滴雅,抓得非常緊,一遍遍搖她,一遍遍叫她的名字。

是瓦秀。

「你幹嘛在半夜三更自己跳舞!」

委滴雅的喊叫叫醒了所有人。委滴雅看了所有人的眼睛都看著她,其中有剛從家出來的努爾。

所有的人一頭霧水,不知道怎麼回事。

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瓦秀解釋今晚的事。

瓦秀正在他屋子陽台抽煙。在抽煙的時候,他看到了有一個人在草原,跳舞。因為瓦秀很好奇,他就過去了,到了才發現,那個人是委滴雅。

所有聽了瓦秀故事的人,都不說話。家主最後叫他們繼續睡覺。他說,明天會跟普拉博先生說這件事。

但其實瓦秀故意隱藏了一個秘密。

(Audio is not available, in order to keep the ambiance of the whole story)

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English Translation

The source of electricity in this village was an electricity generator. At nine o’clock in the evening, the generator stopped. And the villagers all started to use oil lamps.

Nur was already sleeping, only Widya and Ayu were still awake.

Widya really wanted to tell Ayu about what had happened at the bathroom this day, but considering Ayu’s reaction towards her the day before, Widya thought that she actually shouldn’t tell Ayu.

Ayu suddenly said: “I just walked around in the village together with Bima.” Do you remember? That narrow trail? There is actually an old house in the vicinity.

“Yeah? Aren’t we not allowed to walk there?”

“It’s not me. It’s Bima who told me to follow him.”

Ayu then said: “Bima said that he had seen a beautiful woman, but when he walked there, she was gone.”

“And you still followed him!”

“Of course! If Bima would disappear, what would we do?”

Widya stopped talking. Her mood was getting worse and worse. Ever since they entered the village, it seemed like everything was just bad.

Since it was late, Widya and Ayu went to sleep.

Widya couldn’t fall asleep, she was still thinking of what had happened this day. Suddenly, she heard footsteps. Widya saw Nur’s silhouette walk out of the door.

Widya didn’t know if she should wake Ayu up, so she stood up, and chased after Nur.

It was very dark inside the house, it seemed like the residents had already fallen asleep. The door of the house was open wide, Widya slowly walked towards it.

The night was really dark. The shadows of the trees looked very big. Widya could also hear the sound of animals. Widya looked everywhere. She saw Nur.

Nur was standing on the grass in front of the house, dancing. She was dancing very beautifully, very elegantly.

Widya was stunned, she had never thought that Nur could dance, and dance so well.

“Nur”

Nur didn’t stop. She just continued dancing. Nur glanced at Widya a few times. Widya was really scared, every time that Nur looked at her, Widya would get goosebumps.

There was the sound of gongs and drums again.

Widya was even more surprised. Nur’s dance was integrated with the accompaniment of the gamelan.

Widya really wanted to run away, but she saw that Nur’s dance got crazier and crazier. Nur’s face also carried a mysterious smile.

Widya screamed out loud, she screamed at Nur to stop dancing.

Nur stopped. Her eyeballs turned dark, she was staring at Widya and ran towards her. Widya got so scared that she screamed.

Someone grabbed Widya, grabbed her very tight, shook her over and over, and shouted her name over and over.

It was Wahyu.

“What are you doing, dancing by yourself in the middle of the night?!”

Widya’s screaming had woken up everyone. Widya saw everyone looking at here, among them was also Nur who had just left the house.

Everyone was confused, they had no idea what was going on.

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Wahyu explained what had happened that night.

Widya was smoking on the balcony of his house. When he was smoking, he saw someone was on the grass, dancing. Since Wahyu was curious, he went there, and not until he arrived, he discovered that that person was Widya.

No one of those who had heard Wahyu’s story said anything. The head of the household eventually told them to continue to sleep. He said that the next day, he should tell mister Prabu about this.

But Wahyu deliberately hid one secret.

Indonesia Translation

Sumber listrik di desa ini berasal dari generator listrik. Pada pukul sembilan malam, generator berhenti. Dan semua penduduk desa mulai menggunakan lampu minyak.

Nur sudah tidur, hanya Widya dan Ayu yang masih terjaga.

Widya benar-benar ingin memberi tahu Ayu tentang apa yang terjadi di kamar mandi hari ini, tetapi mengingat reaksi Ayu terhadapnya sehari sebelumnya, Widya berpikir bahwa dia seharusnya tidak memberi tahu Ayu.

Tiba-tiba Ayu berkata, “Aku tadi jalan-jalan di desa bersama dengan Bima. Kamu ingat tidak? Jalan sempit itu? Sebenarnya ada sebuah rumah tua di dekat sana.”

"Hah? Bukankah kita tidak boleh pergi ke sana?"

"Bukan aku. Bima lah yang menyuruhku untuk mengikutinya."

Ayu melanjutkan: "Bima ngomong kalau dia melihat seorang wanita cantik, tetapi ketika dia berjalan ke sana, dia sudah pergi."

"Dan kamu masih mengikutinya!"

"Tentu saja! Jika Bima menghilang, gimana?"

Widya tidak berbicara lagi. Perasaan dia semakin lama semakin buruk. Sejak mereka memasuki desa, sepertinya semuanya terlihat buruk.

Karena sudah malam, Widya dan Ayu pergi tidur.

Widya tidak bisa tidur, dia masih memikirkan apa yang terjadi hari ini. Tiba-tiba, dia mendengar langkah kaki. Widya melihat bayangan Nur berjalan keluar dari pintu.

Widya tidak tahu apakah dia harus membangunkan Ayu, jadi dia berdiri, dan mengejar Nur.

Di dalam rumah sangat lah gelap, dan sepertinya pemilik rumah sudah tertidur. Pintu rumah terbuka lebar, Widya berjalan pelan ke sana.

Malam itu benar-benar gelap. Bayangan pepohonan tampak sangat besar. Widya juga bisa mendengar suara binatang. Widya melihat ke segala arah. Dia melihat Nur.

Nur berdiri di padang rumput di depan rumah, menari. Dia menari dengan sangat indah, sangat elegan.

Widya terpana, dia tidak pernah berpikir bahwa Nur bisa menari, dan menari dengan sangat baik.

"Nur."

Nur tidak berhenti. Dia hanya terus menari, Nur melirik Widya beberapa kali. Widya benar-benar takut. Setiap kali Nur memandangnya, bulu kuduk Widya merinding.

Suara gong dan drum datang lagi.

Widya tambah kaget. Tarian Nur menyatu dengan iringan gamelan.

Widya benar-benar ingin melarikan diri, tetapi dia melihat tarian Nur semakin lama semakin gila. Wajah Nur juga memiliki senyum yang sangat misterius.

Widya menjerit keras, dia meneriaki Nur untuk berhenti menari.

Nur berhenti. Bola matanya menjadi gelap, dia menatap Widya dan berlari ke arahnya, Widya sangat takut, sampai-sampai dia berteriak.

Seseorang mencengkeram Widya, mencengkeramnya sangat kuat, mengguncangnya dan meneriakkan namanya berulang kali.

Seseorang itu adalah Wahyu.

"Kamu ngapain malam-malam menari sendiri!"

Teriakan Widya telah membangunkan semua orang. Widya melihat semua mata orang memandangnya, dan di antara mereka ada juga Nur yang baru saja meninggalkan rumah.

Semua orang bingung, mereka tidak tahu apa yang sedang terjadi.

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Wahyu menjelaskan apa yang terjadi malam itu.

Widya sedang merokok di balkon rumahnya. Ketika dia sedang merokok, dia melihat seseorang di rumput, menari. Karena Wahyu penasaran, dia pergi ke sana, dan sesampainya dia di sana, dia menemukan bahwa orang itu adalah Widya.

Tidak ada satu pun yang berbicara setelah mendengar cerita Wahyu. Pemilik rumah pada akhirnya menyuruh mereka untuk lanjut tidur. Dia berkata, besok dia akan memberi tahu Pak Prabu tentang hal ini.

Akan tetapi, sebenarnya Wahyu sengaja menyimpan satu rahasia.

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