God, it gives me a headache. I think my colleagues are slowly figuring out what's happening. Maybe it's one of those hard truths that you subconsciously deny for a while.
But then again, as the head receptionist, I'm the only one who has a desk next to the shaft, so of course I'm the one who hear it constantly and can put two and two together.
We've had problems here at the hospital with a malfunctioning elevator for some time now and no one can fix it. The empty elevator randomly gets a life of its own.
Since I'm one of the few who's at the same place the entire day, I was the first to see the pattern.
Aaand we got another one. Emergency call to room 724, running doctor and nurse. Wait a few minutes. Doctor with a stern face slowly walks back, nurse notes the time.
Code word for what has happened to spare the other patients from the thought, but hey, sadly everyone knows what takes place at a hospital. And then, directly after as always, there it goes.
The empty elevator. Down this time. At first I thought the piercing sound was a part of the mysterious technical problem, but I soon understood.
Yep, that's a human scream alright, disappearing wayyy down.