Amber was a good and friendly person. I enjoyed her company a lot as well as sitting in a cafe."Oh well, Bryan,""Hmm," I said as I took a sip from my cold chocolate shake"Do you always wander around with ghosts lingering around you?"I choked on the shake and started coughing. "What?""Oh sorry," Amber said and handed me a handkerchief"You can see me?" Noah said, and I had the same question.Amber smiled and said, "Of course, I can. I can see you from the very start."I looked at Noah, and he looked back at me."Well, you look shocked," Amber said"Of course I am," I said. "Are you also an exorcist or something?""I am a mage.""What's that?""In simple words, a magician, you know I cast spells and all.""Oh, I see.""Woah, you are a magician?" Noah said, and Amber nodded."Anyway, you didn't answer"I told Amber everything about Noah and he seemed sorry f
It was Friday, the last workday.Ashley and I had decided to go to the amusement park on Saturday, which was tomorrow, and rest on Sunday.While Ashley was at her work, I had come out to shop for groceries, since I had no car and the grocery store was quite far. I took a cab.Noah was with me as well, blabbering.He was a very cheerful kid with him, not a moment goes silently; he is always chatting, like a chatterbox.I can only smile, I can't interact with him freely and he knew that as well, otherwise, people would consider me mad.We soon reached the grocery store. I paid the cab driver and walked inside the store, picked up a shopping cart, and got to work.At first, I just roamed around. I bought vegetables and some spices, some beverages, some snacks as well.I also bought a large bar of dark chocolate as well. I just wanted to eat it the moment I saw it. It looks like I love dark chocolate even though I don't have
Bryan's Pov"So Noah," I said once I sat down at the table, "As I had said earlier, Ashley can help you go to heaven and you can meet your mom there."I said and Noah glanced at Ashley, who was very quiet eating her dinner, it seems that she was still mad at me."Right Ashley?" I asked with a smile, but she just looked at me with a straight face and gently nodded."See? She might look really rude, cruel, and arrogant but she isn't" I could feel Ashley glaring at me but I chose to ignore it. I don't want to be nervous in front of Noah."Will it hurt?" Noah asked, and I looked at Ashley, who seemed busy with her food."Ashley?" I called out her name to make her speak. She put down her spoon and looked straight at Noah,"No, it won't. You are a ghost and you don't feel pain, instead, it will be more like redemption for you.""See, it won't be tough"Noah became quiet and sat on the chair like an obedient ch
Bryan’s Pov.So I brought Noah home with me, but what I didn't expect was that he couldn't enter our home, at first I didn't understand why but later on I remembered that Ashley had actually told me that this house was safe because she had made sure of that.I think she had cast some sort of spell to keep the house safe from ghosts."Uwaaa!! why can't I enter??" Noah cried."Calm down, she is an exorcist. Remember? How about you wait here only?""Uwaaaahhh!!!!!"I covered my ears because of his loud crying."Just stay here, okay? I have some work." I said and walked inside the house while Noah stayed outside. Poor guy, I wished he could be reunited with his mom soon.I tried to spend as much time as I could with Noah like I ate lunch with him and talked with him about myself and got to know him as well."Oh, it's almost time Ashley must be coming back""Oh, I see...I want to hide my face"
Bryan's Pov"Sophie?" I mumbled. I have heard this name from Ashley's mouth several times, mostly when I see her talking to herself."Do you know anything more about Sophie?" I asked."She was a weird sickly girl. No one liked her and she would always stay sick."My head started pounding. I never expected all this, but it seems like Ashley is hiding a lot of things from me.Moreover, if this girl Sophie is dead, then was it her spirit Ashley was talking to? And if it was the case, then why couldn't I see her spirit? Moreover, why would she hide her?"Hey!" Noah called me, "You haven't told me your name.""My name is Bryan" I replied, "And Noah, I have to leave now."His smile vanished and his eyes became sad again. I felt bad for him but I couldn't keep him with me."Will you come back?" He whispered and almost pleaded, but I have to harden my heart."No, Noah...there is no need for me to come bac
Bryan's POV.Ashley had gone to work, as usual. Meanwhile, I was here standing in front of the building I have been curious about for a long time.'Sage Orphanage'It said, a tall building built beside a church. This place was run by this church, that's what I had heard.Without any further ado, I walked in through the gates. I could see small kids playing on the ground and some orphanage workers were watching over them.A guard approached me soon, "what can we do for you, sir?""Um...I want to talk to the director of this orphanage.""I see...you will have to wait for that. What's the reason though? Are you here for adoption?"Well, I can't tell this stranger the truth, and nor can I give him any vague, unimportant answer, so I just went with the flow, "Yeah, I am here for that."The guard nodded and gave me a register to fill the entries. I did what was needed and then waited.All I could see we
Bryan's POV.Ashley looked pretty tired when she came back home."Welcome back," I said with a smile, a small effort to make her relax. "How was your day?""Tiring," she replied and sat down on the sofa. I offered her a glass of water before sitting down beside her."Well, I have prepared the dinner, so get fresh, after we can give dinner."“You don't have to work so much.""Do you want me to lie like a corpse on the bed? No thanks""So, what did you do in the morning?""Well, I went out for a walk today with Miss Diane, and I explored the area, oh…and there was this house I came across, the nameplate said Lotus residence."I said, but I didn't miss the way Ashley reacted, the way her body has become stiff, the way she slowed down her movements, "Oh...I see"I chose not to comment, "I also meditated, just like you said, and I think I am improving.""That's great."Ashley
Bryan's Pov."Bryan, are you okay?" A woman said as she tended to a little child who lay on the bed with a fever."Evelyn, how is he doing?" A man asked the woman as he sat down on the other side of the bed."Victor, the fever has risen," Evelyn said,Victor kept his hand on little Bryan's forehead and checked the temperature. "I'll give him a tonic he should be fine."Evelyn sighed, "Is it the side effect?""Yes..." Victor said and gently made Bryan drink medicine.Bryan opened his eyes with great difficulty and saw the two people beside him."Mom, dad I don't feel good. My head hurts.""Don't worry Bryan, you will be fine," Evelyn said and hugged the child."Mom, Dad!"My eyes opened once again on their own after my dream finished. There was a slight headache, I rubbed my eyes, and when I turne