The Dancer’s Village – Chapter 7

The Dancers Village

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

Simplified Chinese

隔天,所有的人都在普拉博先生的家。他问昨晚的事。阿雨说她不知道。委滴雅说她追努尔,但努尔说她只去厨房找水喝。她们的解释没有帮助,但普拉博先生很好奇,为什么从来没有学过跳舞的委滴雅,竟然能跳舞。

普拉博先生叫委滴雅,阿雨,和瓦秀跟着他。他要跟一个人见面。他们骑着那时带他们来村子的旧摩托车。

他们走的路途是一样的,但这次委滴雅自己觉得,村子离马路不到半个小时。那为什么她以前来村子的路途,觉得很久呢?

他们到了。

有一个老人站在家门前。他好像知道会有客人来。

没有人知道老人的名字叫什么,但普拉博先生叫他阿公。

普拉博先生说完昨晚发生的事以后,阿公并没有什么反应,看起来对我们的恐怖故事没有兴趣。阿公偷看了委滴雅好几次。

阿公进屋子然后又来了。他带了五杯咖啡。

「请喝」

委滴雅从来没喝过咖啡,但阿公的脸色让她不敢拒绝,所以她想至少要喝一点。

这杯咖啡很甜,里面有茉莉花的味道。本来想喝一点的委滴雅,不知不觉把咖啡喝光了。

其他的人也喝了阿公的咖啡。

瓦秀和阿雨吓死了,甚至把咖啡吐出来。他们的脸色很困惑。因为咖啡的味道,非常非常地苦,苦到根本没办法喝。奇怪的是,普拉博先生看起来对咖啡没什么问题。

阿公开口了。但是只有普拉博先生能听懂他说的话。好像内容里面有「舞者」和「鬼魂」。讲完了以后,他们就回家了。

途中,普拉博先生开始说话了。

「刚刚的咖啡是阿公特意泡给魑魅魍魉喝的咖啡,不是给人类的。以前没喝过的人,肯定会把咖啡吐出来。但是对鬼魂来说,这杯咖啡非常好喝。」

所有的人看着委滴雅。

普拉博先生接着:「对不起啊委滴雅,你呀,有东西在跟着你。」

「但你不需要担心,那些东西不会弄你的。最重要的事,委滴雅时时刻刻要有人陪,不能独自一个人。以后,你们男男女女一起在一个屋子睡吧。」

普拉博先生也叫他们不要告诉努尔,安东尼,和威马。

Traditional Chinese

隔天,所有的人都在普拉博先生的家。他問昨晚的事。阿雨說她不知道。委滴雅說她追努爾,但努爾說她只去廚房找水喝。她們的解釋沒有幫助,但普拉博先生很好奇,為什麼從來沒有學過跳舞的委滴雅,竟然能跳舞。

普拉博先生叫委滴雅,阿雨,和瓦秀跟著他。他要跟一個人見面。他們騎著那時帶他們來村子的舊摩托車。

他們走的路途是一樣的,但這次委滴雅自己覺得,村子離馬路不到半個小時。那為什麼她以前來村子的路途,覺得很久呢?

他們到了。

有一個老人站在家門前。他好像知道會有客人來。

沒有人知道老人的名字叫什麼,但普拉博先生叫他阿公。

普拉博先生說完昨晚發生的事以後,阿公並沒有什麼反應,看起來對我們的恐怖故事沒有興趣。阿公偷看了委滴雅好幾次。

阿公進屋子然後又來了。他帶了五杯咖啡。

「請喝」

委滴雅從來沒喝過咖啡,但阿公的臉色讓她不敢拒絕,所以她想至少要喝一點。

這杯咖啡很甜,裡面有茉莉花的味道。本來想喝一點的委滴雅,不知不覺把咖啡喝光了。

其他的人也喝了阿公的咖啡。

瓦秀和阿雨嚇死了,甚至把咖啡吐出來。他們的臉色很困惑。因為咖啡的味道,非常非常地苦,苦到根本沒辦法喝。奇怪的是,普拉博先生看起來對咖啡沒什麼問題。

阿公開口了。但是只有普拉博先生能聽懂他說的話。好像內容裡面有「舞者」和「鬼魂」。講完了以後,他們就回家了。

途中,普拉博先生開始說話了。

「剛剛的咖啡是阿公特意泡給魑魅魍魎喝的咖啡,不是給人類的。以前沒喝過的人,肯定會把咖啡吐出來。但是對鬼魂來說,這杯咖啡非常好喝。」

所有的人看著委滴雅。

普拉博先生接著:「對不起啊委滴雅,你呀,有東西在跟著你。」

「但你不需要擔心,那些東西不會弄你的。最重要的事,委滴雅時時刻刻要有人陪,不能獨自一個人。以後,你們男男女女一起在一個屋子睡吧。」

普拉博先生也叫他們不要告訴努爾,安東尼,和威馬。

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

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English Translation

The next day, everyone was at mister Prabu’s home. He asked about what had happened the night before. Ayu said that she didn’t know. Widya said that she followed Nur, but Nur said that she only went to the kitchen to find water to drink. Their explanations didn’t help, but mister Prabu was very curious about how Widya, who had never learned dancing, unexpectedly could dance.

Mister Prabu said that he would let Widya, Ayu and Wahyu follow him. He wanted to meet up with someone. They mounted those old motorbikes that they had been brought to the village on.

The way they were going was the same, but this time, Widya herself thought that the distance from the village to the road was less than half an hour. So how come she though that the road that she had come earlier was very long?

They arrived.

An elderly person stood in front of the house door. It seemed like he knew there would be guests coming.

No one knew the name of the old man, but mister Prabu called him Grandpa.

After mister Prabu had told about what had happened the night before, Grandpa didn’t have any reaction at all, it seemed like he had no interest in this scary story. Grandpa stole a glance at Widya several times.

Grandpa went into the house and then came out again. He brought five cups of coffee.

“Drink”

Widya had never drunk coffee before, but the look of Grandpa’s face made her unable to say no, so she thought that she would at least drink a little.

This cup of coffee was very sweet, it had the flavor of jasmine. Widya, who had thought that she would only drink a bit, finished the coffee without thinking.

The others also drunk Grandpa’s coffee.

Wahyu and Ayu got really frightened, so much that they spit out the coffee. They looked really confused. Since the flavor of the coffee was really really bitter, so bitter that it wasn’t possible to drink it at all. The weird thing was that it looked like mister Prabu didn’t have any problem with the coffee.

Grandpa opened his mouth. But only mister Prabu could understand what he said. It seemed like the topics were “dancer” and “ghost”. After they had finished talking, they went back home.

On the road, mister Prabu started to speak.

“The coffee from earlier was Grandpa’s specially brewed demon and monster coffee, it’s not for people. Those who have never had it before, will definitely spit it out. But for demons, this coffee is very delicious.

Everyone looked at Widya.

Mister Prabu continued: “Sorry, Widya, there is something following you.”

“But you don’t need to be worried, those things cannot mess with you. The most important thing is that Widya need to have someone at her side at all times, she cannot be on her own. Later, you boys and girls sleep together in one room.

Mister Prabu also told them not to tell Nur, Anthony, and Bima.

Indonesia Translation

Keesokan harinya, semua orang berada di rumah Pak Prabu. Dia bertanya tentang kejadian kemarin malam. Ayu bilang dia tidak tahu. Widya mengatakan dia mengejar Nur, tetapi Nur mengatakan dia hanya pergi ke dapur untuk mencari air. Penjelasan mereka tidak membantu, tetapi Pak Prabu sangat penasaran, mengapa Widya yang tidak pernah belajar menari, tiba-tiba bisa menari.

Pak Prabu menyuruh Widya, Ayu, dan Wahyu untuk mengikutinya. Dia ingin bertemu dengan seseorang. Mereka mengendarai sepeda motor tua yang waktu itu membawa mereka ke desa.

Jalan yang mereka lalui sama (dengan sebelumnya), tetapi kali ini Widya merasa bahwa desa itu berjarak kurang dari setengah jam dari jalan. Lalu mengapa perjalanannya dia sebelumnya saat datang ke desa terasa lama sekali?

Mereka sampai.

Ada seorang lelaki tua berdiri di depan rumah. Dia sepertinya tahu bahwa akan ada tamu yang akan datang.

Tidak ada yang tahu siapa nama orang tua itu, tetapi Pak Prabu memanggilnya Eyang.

Setelah Pak Prabu menceritakan semua yang terjadi semalam, Eyang tidak bereaksi, dan sepertinya dia tidak tertarik dengan cerita horor kami. Eyang mencuri lihat ke Widya beberapa kali.

Eyang memasuki rumah dan kemudian datang lagi. Dia membawa lima cangkir kopi.

"Silakan diminum."

Widya belum pernah minum kopi sebelumnya, tetapi raut wajah Eyang membuatnya tidak berani menolak, jadi dia rasa dia perlu meminumnya sedikit.

Secangkir kopi ini sangat manis dan memiliki aroma melati. Widya yang awalnya ingin meminum sedikit, tanpa sadar menghabiskan seluruh kopinya.

Orang lain juga meminum kopi Eyang.

Wahyu dan Ayu kaget setengah mati, dan bahkan memuntahkan kopi tersebut. Wajah mereka sangat bingung. Karena kopi tersebut rasanya sangat, sangat pahit, saking pahitnya sampai tidak bisa diminum. Anehnya, Pak Prabu tampaknya tidak bermasalah dengan kopi tersebut.

Eyang berbicara. Tapi hanya Pak Prabu yang dapat mengerti apa yang dia katakan. Sepertinya ada "penari" dan "hantu" dalam pembicaraannya. Setelah selesai berbicara, mereka pulang.

Dalam perjalanan, Pak Prabu mulai berbicara.

"Kopi yang baru saja dibuat adalah kopi yang dibuat oleh Eyang khusus untuk hantu dan iblis, bukan untuk manusia. Mereka yang belum pernah meminumnya pasti akan memuntahkan kopinya. Tetapi bagi hantu, secangkir kopi ini sangatlah enak."

Semua orang melihat Widya.

Pak Prabu melanjutkan: "Maaf, Widya, kamu, ada sesuatu yang mengikutimu."

"Tapi kamu tidak perlu khawatir, mereka tidak dapat mengganggumu. Yang paling penting adalah kamu harus ditemani oleh seseorang setiap saat, tidak boleh sendirian. Setelah ini, kalian laki-laki dan perempuan bisa tidur bersama di satu ruangan."

Pak Prabu juga mengatakan kepada mereka untuk tidak memberi tahu Nur, Anthony, dan Bima.

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