The Portrait of Katie-Rose Chevalier

A few years ago, a wealthy couple decided to take a romantic vacation in Rome, Italy. Before they left on their trip they asked their live-in nanny Emily to watch and take care of the kids. That night when the couple left for their romantic vacation, the two children Lucas and Lindsey were already fast asleep in bed. So the nanny decided to some chores around the home. She started cleaning upstairs and worked her way downstairs to her boss’s library office. As she was cleaning the windows in the library, Emily came across a portrait of a young but beautiful woman hanging on the library wall.

The portrait immediately grabbed Emily’s attention she couldn’t take her eyes off the portrait. She felt the portrait was calling out to her. As Emily stepped closer to the portrait hanging on the wall she saw the woman in the portrait move. Emily was very shaken and ran out the library. She heard Lucas in bed calling out for her. Emily ran upstairs and went into the children’s room. She asked Lucas, “Why are you still up? You should be in bed sleeping. Lucas responded to Emily, “I had a nightmare.” Emily said to Lucas “It is alright it was just a bad dream. Lucas go back to sleep.”

Emily tucked Lucas back into bed and he fell fast asleep. As Emily walked downstairs she thought about the portrait of young woman she saw in the library. Emily decided to do some research on the portrait. She found a Art history book in her room about the lady in the portrait. She found out a young woman named Katie-Rose Chevalier was engaged to a wealthy aristocrat in Massachusetts during the 1780s. On the night before her wedding she mysteriously disappeared. There were many stories told over the years of her disappearance. But no one knew what happened to the young woman.

Later that night, Emily decided to watch TV, so she headed downstairs to the family room so she wouldn’t wake the kids. As she entered the family room the phone rang. Emily answered the phone so she wouldn’t disturb the kids as they slept. The couple asked how the kids were doing and if everything is okay. Emily had asked for a special request … she asked if she could take down the portrait of Katie-Rose in the library downstairs or cover it up with a cloth, because it made her very nervous. The phone line was silent for a moment, and the mother who was talking to Emily at the time said, “Emily I am not sure what portrait you’re taking about but the only portrait we have is a family portrait in the library.” Emily puts down the phone and walked slowly to the library. When she entered the room she noticed the woman in the painting wasn’t there….

Emily ran out the library and headed upstairs to grab the children but before she could make it to the children’s room there was the woman from the portrait Katie-Rose holding her hand out. Emily asked “What do you want? Katie-Rose responded, “You”. Several days later the parents came back from their vacation to check on their kids and the nanny because they haven’t heard from them in a week. The parents found their children safe from harm and their nanny making breakfast in the kitchen. As the father heads into the library there is a silent but faint cry for help coming from the portrait on the wall. As the father leaves the library to join his family in the main dining area you can see the portrait of the wealthy couple and their two children but deep underneath lies a portrait of the young woman Katie-Rose but the woman in the picture isn’t Katie-Rose it is the couple’s nanny Emily….

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