4 years ago, when I was 12, me and my family went on a holiday vacation to Turkey. We arrived at our destination and I was so excited to explore straight away. But my mum and dad said that we would have to get to the hotel first, I was gutted. So anyway we arrived at the hotel and got to our rooms, they were filled with amazing history. Like me, I went to my bedroom first and as I entered I spotted a little teddy bear on the bed. I was confused and I wondered what it was doing on the bed, so I picked it up and took it to my mum, she looked at it with warm eyes and said a little girl must of forgot to take it home with her. But I had another feeling, I felt like someone left it there for me.
The next few days of my holiday were great, I was really enjoying spending time with my wonderful family. But one day something happened, I was in my bedroom reading a magazine, and suddenly I heard a little giggle. I looked at the door to see if anybody was there, but the room was empty. I just ignored it and kept reading the magazine, but then I heard it again (giggle). I ran to my mum and said to her "mum I can hear someone in my room" but she just laughed and said "your just imagining things darling", but really I wasn't. Later on it was time for me to go to bed, but I was scared to even step in that room. Eventually I had the guts to go to bed, but I left the lights on just in case. I fell asleep, but then I heard that giggle once again and I woke up straight away. I jumped out of bed and ran to my brother, who was sleeping next door. I shook him until he woke up (he was really annoyed with me), and I told him about the noise and he just said "go back to sleep, you silly girl". No one believed me, but really I was telling the truth.
For the rest of my holiday nothing really happened, I was so glad but I was also concerned because I wanted to know if I was right about that little girl. But I was just enjoying the holiday all the same. One night we came back from dinner at a local restaurant, and as we arrived back at the hotel the manager called me over. I was very confused and worried about what he was going to say to me, he looked at me with a warm smile and said to me nicely "did you like teddy bear in your room?" I looked at him and nodded happily. He brought me to his office, I was a bit freaked out by that moment, and he sat me down and told me about an old story that happened over 150 years ago. He said that a family of 6 came to spend a weekend at the hotel and there was a little girl who always carried a little teddy bear One night something terrible happened, the little girl died from a disease that she caught during her stay and in her arms was the teddy bear The manager said to me that you can still hear her speak and giggle and she always leaves the teddy bear on the bed. I was really surprised about this amazing tale, she musthavef been a lovely child. I thanked the manager for telling me about her, and ran to the room straight away, since it was our last night.
It was the last night of the holiday and I was very upset because I didn't want to go home. It was time for me to go to bed, so I kissed my mum and dad goodnight and went into my room. As I entered I saw the little bear sitting on the bed, I smiled. I picked up the bear and hugged it tight, it smelt of honey. I sat on the edge of my bed and held the bear close to my heart, I said quietly "thank you very much for showing me your bear, he's very cute". I put the bear down and tucked myself into bed, as I was just about to lie down I heard a sweet voice saying "your welcome, I hope you enjoyed spending time with him, I hope to see you soon, my friend". I smiled to myself and whispered "your a very special little girl". I heard a giggle, then I closed my eyes to rest.
I woke up the next morning not wanting to go home, I packed up my suitcase and sighed. I went into my room for the last time and picked up the bear and kissed his head. I wished the little girl a nice life and I said to her that she always had me as a friend. I heard that giggle for the last time, then left the room. We closed the door and walked downstairs, ready to go home. I walked up to the manager and thanked him for telling me the story, he smiled at me and said "hope to see you soon, my dear". We left the hotel, feeling really refreshed and happy. I waved goodbye to the manager and I know it sounds weird but I waved to the window where my room was, and I said goodbye to that sweet little girl.
Friends always come unexpectedly, you never know who your going to make friends with. It doesn't matter if it's an animal, object or ghost, they are always close to your heart.
Thank you for reading. X