Friday, 13th of April, last day of classes para sa Baybridge School, after the farewell party, syempre may mga gala ang bawat magbabarkada, ang grupo nila Jomar Dimsdale, Daphne Richie, Elj Astoria, Felbert Peniston, Nileth Redheadded at Anthonette Buttknockles ay nagdesisyon na lang na mag-mall dahil ayaw nilang gumastos sapagkat may darating pa silang outing sa Laguna for the upcoming Summer.
On the way papunta sa mall, while Jomar is driving his Mazda with friends, he feels weird as if something will happen terrible, he concentrates on the road instead but he feels like someone is directing him to look up at the billboards, one by one, there was an advertisement about Urban Furniture, Home Depot, Chowking, Standard Appliances, Converse and Car Annual Sales. Pagdating nila sa mall, Jomar approached Daphne about what he felt while driving a while ago, Daphne said everything is ok and nothing to worry about, and that this is our last day of school so just have fun, at sumang-ayon naman si Jomar, “Yeah, wala lang siguro to, baka dala lang ng stress dahil sa final exams.”
Tumatakbo ang oras, marami silang ginawa, they watched movies together, they played at Timezone, picture-taking and marami pang iba. Nag-decide sila na dinner na lang kumain since the time was almost 5:30 pm. Pumunta sila sa Power Books Store dahil may bibilin si Jomar na novel book. The store is in 4th floor and dahil nasa ground floor sila, Nileth argues, “Guys it’s so taas na over there and I’m feeling tired na, why don’t we take the elevator kaya?”
Daphne replies, “Arte!” But the group decided to take the elevator. The elevator is almost in the corner of the shopping mall and people are barely riding the machine, inside the elevator, they are joking to each other, “Ano kaya ma-stuck tayo dito?” Anthonette joked.
“Huuuuuy! Wag naman!” Elj responded.
“Sus! Rapein na yan si Elj! Haha!” Jomar teased. Everyone laughs at their jokes and suddenly a major city blackout occurs, namatay ang mga ilaw, and they were stucked inside the elevator. According to the guards outside, the blackout will be very long and that the electricity may come back tomorrow. The generator of the mall has malfunctioned so the management decided to evacuate the building and closed the stores and let workers head home so they can check on their families.
Walang nakakapansin sa group nila Jomar, hindi sila na-check dun dahil alam ng mga guards na wala namang sumasakay dun. By that time, all their cellphones loses all their batteries. After a long hours of suffocation and hunger, Jomar and Felbert forcely open the door of the elevator, pagkalabas nila, it is dark and wala nang mga tao, they were locked inside the mall, they checked every exit doors and all of them has security steel bars on, even the back doors and fire exit were locked, there was no way out so they have to wait until morning and be saved by the personnels.
Nileth, the lusty girl of the barkada who has secret relationship with Felbert makes a move. “You know walang tao dito sa mall, it’s dark, and maybe we can escape a short time from our friends.” Nileth whispered.
“Ano naman gagawin natin?” Felbert asked.
“You know, maybe some SEX”.
Hearing the word SEX, felbert has gained a major erection and kisses Nileth, “Oh, that’s why I love you so much, tara let’s do it!” The two waited for the right time to escape. Jomar and Daphne decided to find the electricty room where there are switches that could turn the lights and power of the mall on. Having no connection to the outside world, they didn’t know that it was a blackout. Si Anthonette ay nagpasama kay Elj para humanap ng pagkain dahil gutom na gutom na raw siya.
“Tara it’s time.” Nileth signaled felbert. They went to furniture section of the mall, they found a perfectly soft spot which was the showroom of the Urban Furniture company. There was a giant bed surrounded with mirrors, and a very huge chandelier made of glass and spiky edges on top to make the picture more elegant. They had sex on it and that was the best sex they had on their entire life, feeling the pleasure, kinakapa nila ang isat isa, mapusok ang bawat galaw, sa sobrang pusok umaalog na ang buong kama, little did they know, the chandelier was only supported by a couple of screws that are attached to the railings of the bed, because of the wiggle, shaking and vibrating, the chandelier collapsed and smashed the two of them, their faces are severely ripped off by the shattered glass, blood all over the bed sheets and large pieces of glass are into their body, they died together while in a sex position.
Anthonette and Elj went to Chowking, they forcely open the door and find their way to the kitchen to find something they can eat, still no lights, si Anthonette ay nangangapa lamang, there was a line of kitchen utensils like sharp knives, pots, plates, etc. There was also an oven, stove and grill. Elj just waited for Anthonette. Out of clumsiness, si Anthonette ay nadulas sa basang sahig sa tapat ng dripping faucet, nakahawak pa siya sa mga nakasabit na kaldero pero bumigay rin ang mga ito at napaplakda siya sa floor in an upright position, pag bagsak ng mga kaldero, natamaan nito ang lalagyan ng mga kutsilyo at tumaob sa tapat ni antonet at siya ay nasaksak, killing her immediately beacuse of the knife that strucked her right in the eye and through her brain, nakita ni Elj ang buong pangyayari. Sa sobrang pagka-shock niya, napatakbo siya palabas para humingi ng tulong.
Meanwhile, nahanap na nila jomar and daphne ang electricty room, it was in the basement of the mall, there were so many switches and di nila alam ang dapat buksan, there was also a very big exhaust fan a size of the circumference of an averaged sized human. They turn on and off the switch and nothing happened. “Maybe it was a blackout” Jomar said. Daphne still not convinced, she said “Maybe makakalabas siya sa pamamagitan nung butas sa exhaust fan, tatawid siya rito palabas then hihingi ng tulong. Executing her idea, inilabas na niya ang left leg niya and slowly inserting her body, her jacket’s zipper was stucked into one of the screw of the exhaust fan, she begged help from Jomar, but when he was about to do it, the elctricity came back while Daphne was still stucked in the middle of the exhaust fan. The fan started to operate, Daphne is panicking, Jomar can’t do anything because the fan started swinging, until it was in full power, Daphne’s body was chopped into pieces like a meat grinder bursting the blood into jomar’s face, Jomar was in the state of disbelief! “OH MY GAAAAAWWWD, SHIT! DAPHHH!!!” He cries and run towards the place where he left his friends, he saw no one, then he heard Elj screaming, “Tulooooong!!! si Anthonette!!!” While running pababa sa escalator, her shoelaces untied, even though her hair was in a perfectly queue style, sumabit at naipit ang sintas ng saptos niya sa escalator, di na niya ito matanggal, hanggang sa napaupo na siya at napahiga, habang umaandar ang escalator, sinubukan ni Jomar tulungan si Elj pero huli na ang lahat. Naputol na ang paa ni Elj, dumanak ang dugo, naipit na rin ang kanyang buhok causing her head to be grinded, her body was all over the place. Little did Jomar know, all of his friends were all dead.
Sunrise, there were policemen, ambulances, media, investigators and people eavesdropping about what happened last night surrounding the entrance of the mall. Jomar in a state of shock was forcely and brutally investigated, after many questions, one man said that jomar can be realeased. Crying, Jomar drives his car way back home, and then a sudden unexplainable moment, all the faces on the billboards are the faces of his friends who died in the incident, his heart was trembling, he sweats and can’t concentrate because he was scared, he was so disturbed, and the last billboard he saw was the car annual sales, then he looks back at the road, a very big ten-wheeler truck is heading towards him. He didn’t realize he was already in the wrong lane, after a moment, his car was smashed by the speeding truck shattering his body parts all over the road.
They all died. Farewell!