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How did they know? Everything was going along like usual, a rather ordinary day. Till that knock, I had heard the footsteps coming up the stairs to the door. Those stairs, all sixteen of them were getting on and needed some repair but still, those footfalls sounded different, heavy, the old boards creaked under the weight of each step.
Then the knock, not a banging or tapping, but more of a thud, three times, then three more, solid raps, no nonsense, that was the tip off, or at least why the nerves raced up my back and the hair on my arms stood with attention.
Each step toward the door brought them closer but there was no escaping, that knocking almost pulled me forward on its own, till I stood there, only the inches of wood between us. Looking down at the brass lever handle, when depressed it would throw back the bolt, I reached forward, my fingers only just touching, sucked in a breath of hot air, pushed the lever down, the door swung open and there..................