Samhain Eve: part 2Submitted by FALLEN at 2011-07-12 13:08:48 EDT
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Jess scanned the darkness where Frank had run off into. Her grandmother’s grave was not too far in from where they jumped the fence, but in the frightened state he was in, getting lost in the dark was not impossible.
Her thoughts of Frank’s safety turned to a more pressing matter, her own. In the five years since he grandmother died she had made this visit, and in all those years she had not had an interruption like tonight. The guardian did its best to get them to leave the cemetery. Jess glanced toward the direction Frank had ran and wondered if he was being the wiser, given the circumstances.
“Get a hold of yourself, girl.” She said in an effort of self reassurance.
For all of the guardian’s posturing and theatrics it did nothing more than make threats. Jess figured that if it really had the power to do any real damage it would have done so.
It did manage to spook Frank, leaving her alone with the task of contacting her grandmother still undone.
“Seen a lot of odd things like that around here of late.”
Jess spun around to the source of the voice, letting out a startled gasp as she did.
“Whoa miss, steady there. I didn’t mean to scare you.”
He was an old man dressed in dusty overalls; he removed his hat and taking a handkerchief from his back pocket, wiped his brow.
“I saw your friend there scoot on out of here in a hurry. You kids had a run in with ol’yellow eyes, I’m guessing?
“Yes” Jess replied “You could say that. What exactly was that anyway?”
“Just an unquiet spirit playing at being more than it is, I reckon. Bullies in life bullies in death I s’pose. It’s been causing all sorts of fuss for the past few months, mostly tippin over flower pots and such. Folks like yer selves coming in at night get the most trouble.”
“A few months? How do you know this? Hey are you a security guard or something? Look we didn’t mean to cause any trouble, coming in here at night.”
The old man didn’t look as if he was angry but she didn’t want him calling the police on her and Frank for trespassing. Explaining why they were there to her boyfriend was difficult enough, never mind what the cops would think.
“See, this is my grandmas grave and every year I come and visit her and um..well”
“You come here on Samhain Eve and commune with the dead. Now I can tell you ever since that spirit showed up people like you, doin all that mystical stuff have had a rough go.”
He leaned against headstone and smiled at Jess in a way the made her more than a bit unnerved.
“You look like a nice girl, so maybe I can help you talk to yer granny…if there was something in it fer me of course.
Astonished Jess responded “How do you know that? I’ve never seen you or any other security guard here before.”
The old man nodded towards her foot “You’ve never stood on my grave before my dear”