The Legend about Vidraru Lake (fragment), de Mihai Bosomoiu

(Foto credit: Ioana Cosma)

This is a fictional story.
THE CHARACTERS AND EVENTS DEPICTED IN THIS(
FICTIONAL STORY WERE INPIRED BY A MYTH ARE JUST PURELY
COINCIDENTIAL. THE LOCATION IS REAL, BUT THAT DOESN’T
MEAN THAT PLACE IS HUNTED.
The Police, who are present at the scene of the accident that took place tonight at Vidraru Dam, interrogate a possible suspect, who seems to be a child and traumatized by what happened, given the events that took place in front of his eyes. This policeman is called Dobrescu Mirel, but many call him Marcel since his father always called him that for no reason when he was little.
Mr Marcel, when he saw the little kid calming down, went straight to him and asked him some questions which could help him solve this case, which looked like a regular crash.
“Hey, kid… I feel sorry for your parents, but the problem is. We did not find them in their vehicle. Could you explain why they aren’t there?”
The little kid, who looked severely injured in the head and had some scars on his face looked at the policeman with tears in his eyes and he told him while still shivering:
“M-My Mom… a-and D-Dad di-din-didn’t run away.”
“What do you mean?”
“T-Th-They were de- … sleeping before they crashed.”
“Sleeping… I see.” says the policeman knowing the little kid is way too scared to tell him they were actually dead. “Other information?”
“T-they, later on, wake up, leave the car… and they… they… jumped on the water.”
“Wait! You said they were sleeping and they did not run away, right?”
“Y-Yeah… But they were… not… awake. They were sl-sleepwalking.” says the little kid who has started to cry even more and later on, a guy takes him in the police car to drive him to the hospital which would take care of his wounds after that crash.
The policeman decided to take a look into the car crashed to see if he will find some clues to help him what happened. While he searched in the car, his hopes to find a clue crumbled because in that car there was just baggage full of clothes, souvenirs, and food, like water, mineral water, Pepsi, Chio, and even some croissants in the glove compartment. There was not even a driver’s license or an identity card in the car, surely those things were in the pocket of the two parents, who were not in the car, and the child confessed to them that they jumped into the lake while they were
sleeping…