Paul’s brain stutters for a moment and his throat goes dry. He tries to swallow but he can’t. He’s too fixated on the safe he just found secretly hidden in his grandparent’s home. He feels sick. He wants to forget about it and go on with his day but he can’t. Something was telling him to look inside.
But secrets are meant to stay buried right? It was obvious his grandparents didn’t want anybody to find the safe. That’s why they had hidden it. But his grandparents were not here anymore. And so, Paul reaches for the handle, and a terrible feeling hits the pit of his stomach.
When Paul first heard that his grandparents had unfortunately passed away, he was devastated. They had always been there for him; welcoming and showering him with love, affection, food, and even more food!
Paul thought his world couldn’t get any more turned upside down. But he was so wrong.
A couple of weeks after their funeral, Paul was asked to go to his grandparent’s house and clean it up. He was hesitant at first, but it was the least he could do.
And so, as Paul left his home to drive his grandparent’s house, he sang along to his grandparent’s favorite song on the radio and thought of them. But he had no idea what he was about to uncover.
As soon as he arrived at their home, memories came flooding back to him like a rough river. He could remember when his grandfather taught him to ride a bike and when he helped his grandma make her world-famous chocolate chip cookies.
Immersed in nostalgia, Paul lets out a sigh. But then suddenly he remembered something else. Another memory that still plagued him to this today.
Around five years ago Paul remembered walking in on his grandma and grandpa who was in the middle of an argument. Paul didn’t know what they were arguing about it but he distinctly remembered his grandpa saying, “no one can ever find this out.”
Those words haunted Paul still to his day. What were his grandparents hiding? He shrugged it off and went to start the cleanup. But Paul had no idea he was about to find out the answer. And it was an answer he never could have expected.
After tidying the two bedrooms, Paul came across an ancient old rug in the hallway. As soon as he saw it he decided the best thing to would be to throw it in the trash.
It wasn’t exactly to Paul’s taste. But when he lifted it up from the floor, he noticed something unusual. Something that left Paul with an uneasy feeling.
Under the rug was a round piece of metal on a concrete slab. It was at that moment then that he realized it was in fact a safe, locked, and hidden beneath the dirty old rug.
But Paul immediately had questions linger in his mind. What was in this safe that it had to be kept a secret?
He tried to open the safe but it wouldn’t budge. Whatever was in here, his grandparents didn’t want him to see. After a few failed attempts he knew he needed help. So he rang a locksmith.
As Paul sat waiting for the locksmith, he wondered what exactly he would find. Would it be something bad? Or something good? Paul was stumped. He took another look at the safe and a terrible feeling hit the pit of his stomach.
Once the locksmith arrived, it took him around an hour to finally unlock the safe. As soon as he did, Paul thanked him and he took a deep breath. Finally, he was going to get answers.
His hands trembled as he lifted open the safe and what he saw left him lost for words. He never could have expected this.
Inside the safe, a pile of bricks and lots of water were visible from where Paul stood. He managed to pull out a very old coin book, but as his hand went deeper into the safe, he noticed a lot of moisture inside.
There was a pipe leak in the house a few years back, but Paul thought his grandparents got it sorted. Little did Paul know there was much more to be discovered.
Looking further inside, Paul found old soaked dollar bills, coins, pistols, and wristwatches. But then he stumbled across an old toolbox covered in rust.
As soon as he laid eyes on the toolbox Paul felt butterflies in his stomach and his throat went dry. He tried to swallow but he couldn’t. He had to see what was inside the toolbox. He had to look now.
Inside the toolbox was jewelry hidden inside as well as bars of pure silver! Paul was speechless. He knew his grandparents like to collect the odd few Knick knacks, but he never could have expected this.
It in the end it turned out everything that Paul found in the safe was worth thousands! Wow, a lucky find right?