Leaves in the WindAs promised the next day, Spook showed up to play with Eleanor in the morning. She brought Max along (who had asked to meet Mai at a later date to instead spend time with Spook and Eleanor) with her and they all re-enacted scenes from the book Alice's Adventures in Wonderland or at least those they could remember. They also visited the park, playing on the apparatuses and playing games with Eleanor until the sun set.
Max looked uneasily at the solemn face Spook wore as she carried a sleepy Eleanor in her arms back towards her home. She held McTwisp and Eleanor close together as if urging the dozing girl to always keep him clasped tightly. She waved goodbye and promised to come back the next day as the sky darkened and Eleanor went to eat and get into bed.
"So, will you tell me what's wrong?" asked the raven-haired boy as they started walking back towards the hotel. "Nothing is " Spook lied. He looked at her and then up at the moon, a small crescent in the sky.
ReunitedAbby slept, slipping into a dreamless void. She remembered vaguely the other day in the bookstore. The book Alice's Adventures in Wonderland had caught her eye, and despite her mother trying to persuade her to take another book, not thinking the reading level was to her age group; he held onto it tightly and wouldn't take no for an answer. In the end her mother had given in, wanting to get Abby into reading as early as possible, if it was a book she would enjoy, who cared what reading level it was? She had figured.
Abby slept with the novel at her bedside, having drifted off halfway through the book. Somehow she already knew how it ended, and she could hear her big sister's voice reading it to her. She was sure though that she had only first seen the book the day before.
A flashback from some unknown time invaded her mind.
"Lenora, who is your favorite of all the people in this book?" a voice that sounded like hers asked sweetly.
"I suppose it would have to be the
CondemnationSpook was up early the next morning, she had hardly gotten any sleep the night before. She decided to have a bath, asking Faith to give her some privacy. She was down to her underwear, bloomers and a loose chemise; she let her corset crumple to the floor as he took off her choker.
It had been a while since she had paid any attention to her scars, the bandages and the necklace becoming a part of her. She looked over them now, she couldn't recall if she had shown them to Faith, nevertheless she felt the girl's fingers brushing over them lightly. "They're so pretty" Faith said in a strong voice, fully manifested.
Spook shivered as she traces her forearm and neck. "Mm, where are you getting all this energy from? And didn't I ask for some privacy?" she asked shakily. Faith giggled "sorry I couldn't resist I've been borrowing energy form other people's batteries within the hotel" she sounded deviant.
Spook blushed a bit and backed up, passing through Faith. "You p
We're HereThe weeks passed by slowly, but Spook somehow made it through them. She had decided to work around; if she wasn't doing odd jobs then she was assisting others with their spirit problems. She hadn't even dreamt of making it her business but nevertheless, one day she was caught.
Her eyesight cleared as she finished expelling a spirit, she stood groggily before she heard a shifting beside her. She turned in time to see a well-dressed woman staring in awe at her. She began to turn away when the woman grabbed her shoulder.
"Excuse me young lady, but did I just see you exorcise that ghost?"
Spook stopped and looked back, nodding (although it was clear the woman couldn't see the entity, Spook guessed she could sense it somehow, and decided to clarify). "Why do you ask? Do you need my help or something?" She asked coolly, picking up on the woman's demeanor. She nodded and began telling Spook about the strange occurrences in her home.
Spook agreed to go with her t