Veronica "Ronnie" DoreyAge:
A violet rose with five petals, as well as two forest green leaves peeking out from the top right of the rose. This is located at the back of her neck.Weapon(s):
• AN UMBRELLA (A charmed umbrella to be exact)----
Oh yes, an umbrella, the most under-appreciated weapon type thing out there, but one of the most useful. I mean, umbrellas are good for shielding yourself from rain and snow, AND you can whack people for it. And guess what? Ronnie’s umbrella is one of the old-fashioned ones with the sharp point at the end. Want to know why they don’t make umbrellas like that anymore? That sharp point is just about perfect for stabbing and slashing (mostly stabbing though). Remember Penguin from Batman? Yeah, just like that. Please note that the sharp end of Ronnie’s umbrella is unusually tall (about a foot tall). The umbrella itself is made with purple fabric, which is charmed specifically to deflect, absorb, and rebound magical attacks (in that order). So not only does it shield Ronnie from rain and snow, but it shield’s her from magical attacks as well? Where can you possibly go wrong with a non-weapon like this? You can’t, that’s the answer. The umbrella’s stick (I’m just going to call it that, yeah) is hooked at the end (it’s also made of wood), so that it could be used as a grappler which all in all helps Ronnie’s kicking get an extra oomph. It also helps her make a quick escape if there is something like a clothesline (doesn’t necessarily have to be a clothesline) nearby. Oh, the many uses of an umbrella!”And people say I’m mad for using an umbrella as a weapon! Ha!”Additional Items:
• Spell Book----
An old Celtic spell book full of various charms and enchantments designed to ward off evil spirits, protect one from magic, and find traces of the supernatural. Ronnie has found this spell book in the basement of an old library she was investigating for hints of paranormal activity. Since then, Ronnie has sought the help of Rebecca, the ghost of a supposed witch so that she would understand and use the spell book. With her and countless other ghosts’ help she taught herself to use and apply these spells to any item she may find. With the help of this spell book and her mentors, Ronnie managed to charm various items (including her umbrella) which are currently kept inside her side bag along with this spell book.
• Side Bag----
Ronnie’s personal side bag, which holds most of her things. This bag is brown and made out of leather, with a single strap that hangs over Ronnie’s shoulder most of the time. Stitched upon it is a violet rose with two forest green leaves poking out of its top right. Under this rose are her initials, “V.D.”, stitched in cursive with a lighter shade of brown. Within this bag is the following:
-Journal [Un-Charmed]: Ronnie’s personal journal which shares the same insignia on it as her side bag. In this journal she often takes record of her investigations, and it also contains the research that went into them. In a way the journal is Ronnie’s diary, something she could use to record day-to-day events, but it also serves as something she could use to look back on past investigations so she could use what she learned before to solve a present case. Along with the journal, Ronnie also keeps with her a stylized pen made of copper that she uses to write these records.
-Magnifying Glass [Charmed]: A copper magnifying glass charmed to reveal “cold spots”, or spots that Ronnie may find a spirit at or had occupied a spirit. These spots are shown by a blue aura, if the spirit moved there will be a trail of blue. This magnifying glass is particularly useful for identifying invisible spirits, or just spots of interest where paranormal activity may be present and/or centered around. This magnifying glass however is useless against evil spirits or spirits with the power of pyrokinesis for obvious reasons.
-10 Packages of Salt [Un-Charmed, but said to have magical properties]: For centuries humanity has found other uses for salt other than just a need to spice up their food. For reasons unknown, piles of salt are impenetrate able by spirits of all sorts. For example, a pile of salt that forms a circle can be used to trap a malevolent spirit, or form a hedge of protection around a person from such spirits. Breaking such circles is often the worst of ideas, depending on who’s on the beneficial side. Piles of salt spread across window sills and doorways can also keep malevolent spirits from entering or exiting a room.
-Chalk [Un-Charmed, but perfect for magic circles]
-1 Bottle of Holy Water [Blessed]: A gift given to Ronnie after she helped the ghost of a bride, haunting a Catholic Church pass on to the next life. This bottle of water was blessed by the church’s head priest and as a result tends to burn the skin of demons or at least ward them away. Ronnie uses this for emergencies now-a-days, but back then it saved her and her best friend’s life. For her, it is a form of good luck.
-Cat’s Collar [Charmed]: A red color with a rounded, silver tag with the name “Tom-Tom” engraved upon it, as well as Ronnie’s home address. This Collar was used to trap a certain evil, god-forsaken spirit that harassed her for years, and later her best friend. Ronnie still carries this collar around now-a-days, if you ask her why she’ll simply tell you that it’s just in case the demon becomes free again. According to her, the demon is currently sealed inside an urn containing her dead cat’s ashes, which is kept at home behind a charmed glass (charmed to be unbreakable unless moved). But other than that, the cat’s collar is pretty useless. No really, it’s useless against any other spirit.
-Clear Crystals [Charm able]: A form of Wiccan spell-casting, these crystals can be charmed to ward off evil spirits or evil tidings in general. It’s a little something her best friend (who isn’t a ghost by the way) taught her after they both saw a shadow person while exploring an abandoned apartment as teenagers. Both Ronnie and her best friend agreed that they needed to be extra careful when entering haunted locations, so her best friend (whose name is Alexis, by the way) began bring these charmed crystals along to ward off evil spirits. Over time, Alexis eventually taught Ronnie the spell needed to do this, and this happened after Alexis realized that Ronnie knew how to cast spells.Power Focus*:
The Supernatural/Paranormal"Ghosts and demons are my specialty."Powers*:
• Sixth Sense----
Although it has no use whatsoever in the heat of battle, this power is still a large part of her life. Ronnie was born with the unique ability to see spirits that are no longer living or never lived. Usually this covers ghosts, ghouls, wraiths, nature spirits, and demons or anything related to the supernatural. Although it must be noted that although she can see the supernatural, she is unable to tell wither it really is paranormal or not unless it is obvious. For example, if a ghost were to resemble a human being with no visible injuries or features that would surely mean it should’ve been dead, she will be unable to decipher whether it truly is of the paranormal and will pretty much think of them as a normal human being (or animal if that is the case) until proven otherwise via strange occurrences that occur whenever the supernatural being in quest is present. So yes, her sixth sense does only rely on sight (which also means that if the supernatural being chooses to transform the environment she will see the changes more clearly than others who don’t have the sixth sense), and only sight. However her sixth sense is not the only thing that allows her to have contact with the world beyond.
-Level 0[Sight of Residue]: Ronnie is able to see “orbs”, the lowest example of a spirit that is not sentinel in any way but can only be described as “spiritual residue”. An “orb” may be described as a glowing ball of light that seems to follow a fixed path yet doesn’t interact with its surroundings. Like a residual ghost an “orb” may disappear once it finishes its path and reappear in an entirely different place or perhaps where it had previously started. Ronnie cannot see intelligent spirits at this level.
-Level 1[Sight of Residual]: Ronnie is able to see the spirits of the dead (ghosts) at this level. Commonly this comes in the form of residual sightings where she will see a ghost out of the corner of her eye (usually in mirrors, that seems to be a very frequent case) or for a short period of time until they disappear. In other words, she can see ghosts, but they will not last long. At this level, Ronnie will not be either to decipher what type of spirit any type of spirit may be, that is until she reaches a higher level. If they cloak themselves to appear as a human she WILL be fooled.
-Level 2[Sight of the Dead]: Ronnie can see ghosts permanently at this level. She can also see “Shadow People”, or dark masses of shadows that are shaped like humanoids with no distinguishable human features. Sometimes she even sees little Shadow Animals (they’re so cute and they are totally harmless) The Shadow People, go along the same tracks as residual ghosts mentioned above, often appearing, moving and disappearing altogether within a short range of time. Usually they move like they are on top of some invisible toy train, not making any visible movement of their feet (much unlike the average ghost). Whenever Ronnie sees something like this she often has a sudden feeling of dread (see Premonition), and rightly so (especially when she reaches level 3). At this level, Ronnie will be able to decipher whether a spirit is a ghost/wraith or not effectively (in other words, if you’re a ghost she’ll be able to tell, or at least guess).
-Level 3[Sight of Demons or alternatively See No Evil]: Ronnie can see evil spirits at this level, and particularly she can see demons at this level. And it is at this level that things begin to become real strange and fearsome, and in that case Ronnie often describes this level as a “nightmare”. At this level, Ronnie will be able to decipher whether a spirit is an evil spirit/demon or not effectively (in other words, if you’re a demon she’ll be able to tell, or at least guess).
-Level 4[Sight of Nature]: Ronnie can see the spirits of nature at this level. Such spirits include, but not limited to; fairies, elves, dwarves, brownies, leprechauns, goblins, ghouls, dryads, etc. (which is very useful for catching that darn spirit that stole her shoes, shame on theme!). At this level, Ronnie will be able to decipher whether a spirit is a spirit of nature or not effectively (in other words, if you’re a creature of nature trying to hide yourself with glamour she’ll be able to tell, or at least guess at what you are).
-Level 5[Sight of the Heavens]: A very rare level of the sight for those gifted with the sixth sight, the ability to see angels. This is the highest level of the sixth sense and is commonly known to be limited to small children. This is also the level where the door is opened all the way to the spirit worlds, where one could peer behind the curtain of death and see what lies on the other side. At this level, Ronnie will be able to decipher whether a spirit is a spirit of the heavens or not effectively (in other words, if you’re an angel she’ll be able to tell, or at least guess at what you are). She has not reached this level yet.
• Spirit Medium----
She can speak with spirits whenever she gains visual contact with them, or vice versa. And by speaking I mean directly speaking with them, no need for subliminal messages here. If the spirit chooses to not talk back, are too weak to speak to her, or simply can’t she can’t force them to or command them at all. She’s not by far powerful mind you. Her powers more or less are just an open door that she may look through, but not enter. Unfortunately she’s also vulnerable to being possessed by a spirit due to this power, which can pose to be a very bad thing. In this case, Ronnie often takes extra measures to protect herself from evil spirits, be it charmed items or something as simple as salt.
-Level 0[Dreams from Beyond]: Her powers as a medium begin at this level, in the hidden realm of the subconscious. At this level she can receive messages from beyond via dreams, which are often jagged and have no meaning whatsoever. These dreams are mostly reoccurring, which often leads her to believe they are of the paranormal. While awake, Ronnie hears nothing and is similarly unable to say anything and be heard. She is also prone to being possessed.
-Level 1[Whispers from Beyond]: At this level, Ronnie begins receiving in the form of whispers that are incomprehension able and jagged in a way similar to the dreams mentioned in Level 1 only vocally. Sometimes these whispers voice themselves in a way similar to a record tape, but at other times they actually say full sentences that Ronnie simply is unable to hear. Similarly, if Ronnie attempts to speak to spirits without their wishing, the most the spirits would hear is a muffled voice. She is also prone to being possessed.
-Level 2[Voices from Beyond]: At this level, Ronnie begins to receive messages in the form of clear voices, and can actually talk back to the owner of the voice without having her voice muffled. However, keep in mind she cannot force spirits to speak to her, and they must be willing to speak to her if she wishes to have conversation. Usually this is achieved by asking the spirit if he/she/it would speak to her. She is able to fight off possession at this level, but will not be able to make the spirit leave her.
-Level 3[Order the Beyond]: At this level, Ronnie has the ability to ORDER a spirit to speak to her. She is also able to receive visions from spirits in ways similar to her dreams that she acquires at Level 0, fragmented and hard to understand. She is also able to order spirits to cease possessing either her or other people, it’s not like they will obey her, but that’s where her charmed items come in.
-Level 4[Visions from Beyond]: At this level, the visions Ronnie receives become more connected, and she is even able to see into the past lives of spirits whenever they possess her (and ONLY then). Also, whenever a ghost possesses her she may acquire some parts of their persona, including voice, personality, and even abilities. This level of her power seems to be very useful during séances, and tends to open a doorway for those who haven’t been able to pass on to communicate with loved ones, as if she was a real medium.
-Level 5[Beyond the Curtain]: At this level, Ronnie is able to communicate with the dead that has already passed on into an afterlife, or contact those who have reached the afterlife and allow them to possess her or other people in order to communicate with them freely (or let others communicate with them). In a sense, she would be able to peak behind the curtain of death, and actually have contact with what lies in the afterlife. She has not reached this level yet.
Ronnie can also sense whenever things will start to go wrong. It comes to her as a glorified bad vibe really, that starts as a pain in the head then gradually affects her guts if ignored. Usually it’s a feeling like this that tells her to get the heck out of wherever she may be. The thing is she will not know, by far, what may be causing the feeling of dread. All she will know is that something bad is going to happen. The power is pretty much a built in alarm system, like that little warning bell at the back of your mind. It does help a bit with decision making however, and it has made her into the person she is today, always prepared and sensible. Please note that this does not mean she can see into the future, that’s the last thing she is able to do.
-Level 0: Ronnie feels no danger, and her senses are at peace.
-Level 1[Wariness]: Ronnie feels like her current location is wrong and out of place and often the same for a person (or something that looks like a person). She just doesn’t know what is It is a small feeling, like a tingle at the back of her head/neck.
-Level 2[Worry]: Ronnie feels concern for spiritual surroundings and at the sight of certain spirits. This concern comes as a bad vibe, which can be described as a feeling of supreme worry, or a sudden feeling of pain at the back of the head. At this level Ronnie also feels like she shouldn’t be doing whatever she is doing. If this feeling is ignored it turns into Level 3, the feeling of dread.
-Level 3[Dread]: Ronnie enters a state of dread at this level, which manifests itself as a large stomach ache, a queasy feeling, and a sudden urge to run. She feels like she REALLY has to leave, because whatever she is faced against may totally NOT be human. If ignored, this feeling turns into Level 4, the feeling of Terror.
-Level 4[Terror]: The most pronounced form of fear. At this level, Ronnie is rendered helpless as she becomes petrified and unable to move.
-Level 5[Supreme Phobias]: Ronnie becomes unable to handle the growing terror and premonitions. At this level she faints and becomes unconscious. For reasons concerning this level, Ronnie will take extra precautions at Level 2 so that she would not have to reach Level 5 (which is very bad level). She has not reached this level yet.Abilities:
• Skill: Gymnastics----
As implied, Ronnie once took gymnastics when she was in grammar school, and was very skilled at it, might I add. During that era of her childhood she found herself to be quite the flexible young lady, and was taught to do flips, cartwheels, and the like as well as keeping her balance, standing on her hands, and using trapezes or anything vaguely like a trapeze. These skills that she learned as a child stuck, and she still uses them whenever she needs to battle or maneuver away from an enemy.
Ronnie’s legs are strong (in reference to the skill above), and since they are strong Ronnie uses them to their full potential. In other words, Ronnie is both a good runner AND kicker. She could run fast in the heat of a chase (or when she’s the one being chased), and if needed be she also gives powerful kicks particularly to the face (this seems to be her favorite kicking target). With the help of her umbrella and some railings/loose pipes/anything above that one could hook onto, she can give such a kick a little oomph. It also helps that Ronnie likes wearing heeled dress shoes (remember, a heel to your face is your worst nightmare) everywhere she goes.
• Decent Deductive Reasoning----
Ronnie can be considered a junior detective, she solved some cases (even as a pre-teen), but hasn’t solved enough cases to make her a master and is not even close. And did I mention most of her cases were solved with the help of ghosts? Particularly murder and suicide
cases. No? Didn’t think so.
• Arcane Arts----
Under the mentorship of various ghosts of the pre-Christian British Isles, Ronnie has taught herself in the arcane arts and magic with the use of a spell book she found in the basement of an old library she broke in while she was a pre-teen while working on a self-given case. However, this book is only, as far as she knows, filled with charms useful only for enchanting personal items as a source of magical protection. She did make use of this though, and with the help of the spell book and the souls of the dead, managed to charm her umbrella and other items in order to ward off evil spirits, find traces of the supernatural, and shield herself from magical spells. More on these charms, what they could do, and what items are charmed will be covered in the weapon’s section and additional items section.
• Skill: Swordplay and Fencing----
Ronnie was taught by the ghost of a medieval knight that followed her around since her birth how to handle a sword. He had even allowed her to use his old sword which has been positioned over the fire place in her parent’s house. Specifically he taught her how to use a broadsword, but after he was allowed to pass on to the next life Ronnie took fencing lessons during high school. She applies the things she learned to her usage of her umbrella as a weapon, a very useful skill to have.Strengths:
Ronnie is mainly immune to magic-based attacks (thanks to her anti-magical charms). So yes, in a sense she is strongest when dealing with those with magical as well as spiritual based attacks.Weaknesses:
Ronnie is weakest against those who have technologically based attacks or physical attacks, since she really has nothing to counter them except her ability to run fast and maybe some kicking skills (Ha, like that would help much). She has absolutely no upper-body strength, so forget punching or lifting heavy objects. Also, whenever she ignores her bad vibes for too long she often passes out. Passing out in the heat of battle is definitely not a good thing, so you can see why she tries so hard to ward off evil spirits and keep herself protected. So yes, if she is without her charmed items she will be left vulnerable
(wink, wink, nudge, nudge).Personality: Personality----
Ronnie is quite the cautious lady, who takes her life slow and steadily, and the same goes for her line of work. She doesn’t take too many chances, except when it becomes the last resort and necessary. You can say this is a side effect of her powers of premonition. If she feels something is wrong or out of place, she will do whatever she can to fix it. If she feels like she doesn’t belong somewhere, she will simply leave and hope that she wouldn’t have to come back. Unfortunately Ronnie has had some friends that make caution difficult, and force her to take risky actions. Random spectators or passerby in her life are definitely included (everybody has to mess things up, don’t they?). However, even if somebody doesn’t screw anything up, the fact that there is a soul chained to the world of the living is enough to make her obliged to help them, and if there’s some messed up spirit out there that wants to harm the living for some unknown reason, like hell she would sit and wait for them to gain the upper hand. Still, she remains cautious when dealing with these spirits, knowing fair well that it is unwise to piss them off too much. Ronnie has a sort of kinship with those not allowed to pass on to the next life, as a child she made plenty of friends with such spirits until meeting Alexis. You can say she’s sort of a loner who would rather be friends with spirits than living people. Alexis is actually the first long-dead person she made friends with, and that was only because she had no choice since Alexis managed to somehow become connected to a ghost haunting. So yes, usually her friendships with the living are forced friendships due to the cruel hands of fate.
Ronnie is also a sensible woman, who respects rules and tradition, and dislikes horseplay and immature behavior. She doesn’t really bode well with those who act like children, unless they really are children, then there’s the exception. However, Ronnie is considerably a nosey person, she’s like that next door neighbor that watches you from over the fence using a set of binoculars. Yeah, that’s the lady I’m talking about. If Ronnie feels like you’re doing something wrong, she will do well to point it out. Similarly, if she feels like something is wrong with a certain place (like its haunted), or feels like you are being haunted, she will do well to find out why or what’s causing it. And if she feels like you’re not necessarily human or of the living, she WILL find out just who or what you are. Usually research is a part of this. That’s why as a kid she really wanted to be a journalist, I mean only journalists and reporters get the first look at what’s happening in the community, and really get in on the details. That’s just the sort of job she would like to have. That’s also why she’s so good of an investigator, she knows where to look."I'm not a nosy parker! ...Am I?"Quirks----
• Favorite Animal: Cats of course.
• Favorite Flower/Plant: Roses, especially the violet ones.
• Favorite Drink: English Tea
• Favorite Food: Pasta (introduced to her by her best friend's mother)
• Tends to prefer old-fashioned things to modern stuff.
• Hates immaturity and horse play.
• Hates demons with a passion due to a bad experience with one.
• Tends to write down important events or notes on certain people.Bio:”My name is Veronica Dorey. I was born on September 14th, 1989 in Oxford, England. I suppose you can say I’m an investigator of the paranormal, but my real job is to investigate private cases. Yeah, I know, PI, like in the movies or on the telly, right? Funny thing, one of my favorite TV shows as a teenager was Rosemary and Thyme. You know; the gardening detectives? I loved those two, and before that was Nancy Drew, and before that was Inspector Gadget. I loved them all, and I was a big reader of the mystery genre. But I never wanted to be a detective. I wanted to be a reporter, for a newspaper. I used to deliver newspapers you know? As a kid I used to. I knew the entire neighborhood like the back of my hand. I could go anywhere I wanted and not get lost You can see why it’s so easy for me to get caught up in someone elses business. *laughs* Well, it’s not my fault. I’m just good at that sort of stuff. Why do you think the police hired me? Of course I’d be better off working for the media, but I suppose fate wanted none of that.
I was solving cases even as a kid. Tiny ones like the case of the missing shoe. That one was my kitty’s fault. As I got older things got more serious. I believe my first real case was a murder that happened 48 years before I was born. See, I was friends with the victim.
Yes, I can see ghosts, and yes I can talk to them too. Why do you look so surprised? I thought this was a common occurrence. It is isn’t it? Look, she is not the first ghost I made friends with, and she certainly isn’t the last. Her name was Caroline, and if I remember correctly she played the piano, beautifully might I add. She also loved the game of hopscotch, as a kid I would play with her all the time in my family’s basement. That’s where we met, in the basement. She was just standing there, looking at me, and then she asked me if I wanted to play hopscotch. Of course I’m going to say, ‘yes’. It was hopscotch after all. We were friends instantly. Even my one other friend…what was his name? Sir Gallant! Yes, that was his name. Oh, Sir Gallant’s another one of my ghost. I think he had been following me around since I was born. He’s the ghost of a medieval knight. Nice guy, he had a horse. I got to ride that horse on my seventh birthday. I named her Nessie. Don’t ask me how, I just…did. He also taught me how to sword fight *gestures to her umbrella*, but that’s a story for later.
I didn’t find out Caroline was already dead until after this other girl came up, named Autumn, who claimed to be Caroline’s real best friend. I found her in the attic. Didn’t know what she was doing there and I really never wanted to find out. Surprising, isn’t it? Caroline just affirmed this. I didn’t get it at the time. Autumn was just so…creepy looking. You’ve should’ve seen her eyes, oh her eyes. I swear they looked just like they could’ve stared straight into your soul. I found out Caroline’s ‘condition’ when me, her, and Autumn were playing a game of hide-and-go-seek. I almost never played hide-and-go-seek with Caroline, she always won! She was a bloody ghost! Would you play hide-and-go-seek with a ghost? No? I didn’t think so! And guess who told me the big news? Autumn, bloody Autumn. She cornered me near the stairway, threatening to push me over, and then she tells me everything. The game of hide-and-go-seek that started it all, Caroline’s red fur scarf that got caught in the clothesline, Autumn drowning herself at her funeral. Oh, you’ve heard me right. This girl was insane. She really took her friendship with Caroline seriously, too seriously in fact. She wanted me to play another game of hide-and-go-seek. This time, she gave me a time limit. Why? I have no idea. You would think she was planning to kill me, that rotten girl. Well I have news for you, I won. It took me two years to figure it out, but I won. She wanted me to find Caroline’s red fur scarf and bury it with her corpse. The girl cared about her friend that much. It must’ve put them both to rest because after I did that I saw neither of them again.
While I never saw Caroline and Autumn, when I went downstairs to the basement just in case, I saw a strange hooded figure that was like a shadow with no distinguishable features. This new spirit filled me with dread. After that incident my mum never let me in her basement again, and I don’t blame her either. Also, it was around that time my mum started signing me up for recreational activities including gymnastics. That explains my dexterity right? She also bought me a little kitten for my ninth birthday, cutest little kitten ever. His name was Tom-Tom. He’s gone now, but I assure you there was nothing better in the world than that cat. I guess mom thought I needed something to play with that’s not invisible to her. She was right in a way. Tom-Tom’s introduction was one of the best moments of my life. It still is. Around this time, even Sir Gallant pitched in. He taught me swordplay and how to fight. Maybe he thought I needed to learn how to defend myself after I was almost killed by Autumn. Who knows? I’ll have you know that his instructions led me to taking fencing classes in high school. *nods*
Thus, the best years of my life started which went by way too quickly mind you. Five years, I wish I can tell you details, but it’s all a blur. I believe those were the years I started delivering papers also. I had this little bike with a basket that I would ride to get anywhere and everywhere, within my limits of course. It had this neat little horn too. It’s a shame that I lost it. Part of me likes to think a spirit stole it. *chuckles* Oh yeah, in case you’re wondering I never saw any spirit besides Sir Gallant during this time period. I remember dreaming about them though. They were horrid dreams. I didn’t resume seeing spirits until I met my first living friend in high school, a Wiccan girl named Alexis.
Ah, high school. Good times…good times. No, scratch that. I hated high school! That little chapter of my life still brings back bad memories! Let’s see…I was in the fencing club, the book club, the chess club, and I delivered the school newspapers to students every Monday morning. Yeah, I was still the delivery person. Please don’t rub it in. I met Alexis in the book club, but she was only in it because of Harry Potter. She was a big fan of that series back then. Well, the thing about Alexis was, I kept on noticing that there was this strange man following her around. A man she kept on referring to as her ‘boyfriend’. That man bothered me, let me tell you. I tried telling her to leave him, she wouldn’t listen to me. She kept on thinking that I was trying to ruin her relationship and take him for myself. Now why would I want to do that? I told her I was only trying to help, but she didn’t believe me. It was bound to turn into that disaster, that relationship. It was only a matter of time.
It eventually did turn into a disaster. One day the man offered to take Alexis to the town’s cemetery. She told me it was going to be a romantic night. Now let me ask you this; does a man that looks four years older than you, taking you to a spooky cemetery full of dead people in the middle of night, seem romantic to you? No? I didn’t think so! That girl was just asking for trouble, going along with a man like that to hang out in private property even! So, I followed her there, just to make sure she doesn’t get herself in trouble. And that’s when it hit me! That man was DEAD! I mean, he was a GHOST. I had to save her, so I shouted at her to get away. Turns out the man was a malevolent Casanova ghost too, because he tried to attack me, and threatened my life. Thanks to Alexis’s help, I escaped, but at her expense. Next time I saw her, she was sitting with the man at an empty lunch table. It seemed like the bloke was forcing her to hang with him from the look of it. She looked so upset, she even stopped coming to book club. I had to do something about it, somehow, but first I had to return a library book.
You want to know something about the library I went to? There seemed like there was an extra librarian. I always saw her putting books back on the shelves as a kid, and when I asked the other librarians they told me they had no idea who she was. Weird wasn’t it. When I went to return this one book I owed them, I saw her again. This time she was heading towards the library basement. I was curious, so I thought I would take a look. Let me give you a piece of advice. DON’T DO WHAT I DID. Scariest. Librarian. Ever. Scared the living daylights out of me she did. I ran out of there as fast as my little legs could carry me. Later on, I thought I might try going down there again, just to see why the librarian was stuck there. But instead of the librarian I found this strange little Celtic spell book full of charms and enchantments. When I asked Sir Gallant about it he recommended that I seek the help of the ghost of a witch named Rebecca. I found her in a forest nearby, and she agreed to help teach me to use the spell book upon agreeing that I would it for good and not evil. I suppose I’m technically using it for good, I mean I’m using it to help save the world! She and others taught me everything I know about this book, but the problem was I couldn’t read it. I had to get other ghosts to teach me the long dead language in order to read the spells. Rebecca only taught me the basics of spell casting. And there was a catch too. I had to free the spirits of every single one of them in order to receive a lesson in a dead language. I can’t tell you how many souls I had to help pass on in order to learn an entire language. It was a good think I kept this journal with me. But you want to know some of the good things that came out of it, so I’m satisfied. That one spirit had a nasty temper though, and I never forgave this other one for leaving me to deal with a hungry fox. Nasty things, those are.
So, while I was learning how to use my new item, Alexis was getting into more and more trouble with her ‘boyfriend’ until she finally asked me to get rid of him for her. It took her long enough. So I arranged the meeting with the ghostly hunk himself. We talked it bit, and I found out his exact reasons for following Alexis. See, when he was alive he got into a fight with his girlfriend, I suppose he was smoking and drinking because a fire started during the fight. They ended up trapped in her room, yes her room, and died of suffocation and lack of air. You would think he would know not to drink and smoke at the same time, but no-o-o…Always with the taking risks. Anyways, he was stuck here in the plane of the living, unable to make up with his girlfriend. All alone, he began pursuing young ladies that were still alive. Alexis was just one of his latest victims. I told him that I could help him see his girlfriend again as long as he told me what his unfinished business was. He wanted me to find the necklace he was intending to give to his girlfriend before the fight and give it to Alexis. Why? Don’t ask me, I’m not a romantic! I’m not into that stuff! But it seemed important so I went along with it, and I must say it worked out great! Alexis never saw him again, and we became the best of friends. Yup, it worked out great.
Afterwards, I began helping the police with their cases. Those guys take a long time to solve everything, especially with the obvious stuff. So I thought I might give them a hand. But something was wrong. Sir Gallant seemed sad all of a sudden. I asked him what’s wrong and he didn’t answer. Determined to find the source of his sorrow I began spying on him. It didn’t work out that well. You know, ghost and all. So I took a second, more obvious approach. I bothered him about it. It didn’t take long for the knight to break. He was patient, but not THAT patient. Turns out Sir Gallant was getting a little jealous, he wanted to enter the afterlife too. It was a very sad decision for me. I mean I practically grew up with Sir Gallant. But somebody had to do. He couldn’t be stuck on Earth forever. He told me about his past. He used to be the favorite knight of this Lord Moloch guy. He had gotten a lot of privileges in his life time and a beautiful maiden to boot. Thing was he couldn’t keep winning forever. Out of shame the poor guy hung himself on a tree. Sounded sort of Japanese-ish to me, but whatever worked for the guy works for me. I felt pretty sorry for him so I bought a bunch of roses from the local flower shop (purple, because those are my favorite), and went to find the tree he hung himself on. I was surprised to find it in perfect condition…Er, never mind. It was actually just a stump by then. But Sir Gallant liked my deed! He even thanked me before passing on. I think he just needed someone to somehow restore his honor by honoring him, if that makes sense.
And then my cat died.
Yeah, Tom-Tom died, RIGHT AFTER SIR GALLANT PASSED ON. I think you can imagine the major depressive phase I went through. It was on my birthday too! YEAH, I KNOW. The silly cat went into the basement, and never came back. I went down there to check on him, and found him lying on the floor, DEAD. Then I felt a sudden boost of dread and ran, followed by tears of course. My mom had them put his ashes in an urn for me, but for some reason something about that urn bothered me. I don’t know, I kept on getting this weird vibe. It was like it was staring me or something. I was wondering the same you’re probably wondering right about now. How can an urn stare? The problem was in all forms of logic it really shouldn’t be able to. But it felt like it.
I had hardly enough time to fill sorry myself. Alexis had wanted to come along with me on my cases. It wasn’t like I could stop her, I was too depressed. Surprisingly enough I had found out she had some spells up her sleeve too. But she practiced Wicca so that makes sense, I suppose. It was a really useful spell. She said it helped ward evil spirits away. She even began teaching me it after awhile. That spell really came in handy…three years later.
It was a February, I was 17, and I just learned I got accepted into law school. I had a celebration party after I got the letter, and Alexis was invited. And she just HAD to bring an Ouija Board, AND a bunch of people I never met before. I mean, WHO were these people? Also, PLEASE tell me you know how dangerous those things are. Oh, good. I’ve always hated those things. Just looking at them…ugh! But she brought it anyways! And forced me to play it with her! She AND her dimwitted friends did. It wasn’t like I could stop them, so I had to make sure they didn’t get themselves killed, or worse.
It started out innocent enough. We took turns asking questions, we got nice answers. Everything seemed okay until Alexis asked the spirit if it was her ‘boyfriend’. And to think I actually thought she was over that guy! I should’ve known better. Now, THAT’S when things got rough, because when it answered, it answered in a foreboding sense of the word. ‘He misses you’. That’s what it said, ‘He misses you’. It was my turn so I asked it who it was, and here’s what it said next, ‘Tom-Tom misses you so much’. OOPS. And it didn’t stop there. ‘He misses you so much. He wants to be with you…’
I was afraid, more afraid than I had ever been. I had turned around because I felt something breathing down my neck, and there it was. It was a shadow, a shadow of what looked like the cat. And I swear, it was SMILING, at ME. That’s when I realized; TOM-TOM HAD CAME BACK TO HAUNT ME. But here’s the catch, that WASN’T Tom-Tom. It was a demon, apparently the demon that KILLED him before. Now, luckily I had a bottle of holy water in my house. It was a gift given to me by a nice old priest after I got rid of the ghost bride that was plaguing this old Catholic Church. I had to remind my guests to keep touching the Ouija Board’s magnifying glass and to not lift their fingers from it. I am so glad they listened. The holy water was very effective. It scared the demon off, or at least for the evening.
A few days later, I saw it again, this time it was sitting at the edge of my bed. I couldn’t sleep at my house anymore after that. So, I slept over at Alexis’s house. It was a good idea at the time. At her house, Alexis’s mom made me some pasta. It was the BEST thing I have ever had! That woman could cook! It turned out Alexis’s family owned a jewelry shop ‘round the corner. That’s probably where Alexis got all those crystals from. She helped me keep a steady supply. We both started hatching a plan to stop the demon. I would use Tom-Tom’s old collar to lure it to the urn containing Tom-Tom’s ashes. Then Alexis would recite a spell to trap him into the urn. We confronted him on the first day of March. And you know what they say about March. It comes in like a lion, and out like a lamb. Get it? Lions and cats are both felines…Oh, forget it!
Tom-Tom’s demon was trapped in the urn, safe and sound. After graduating from high school I went to law school and got a degree in law enforcement before working to become the full-fledged Investigator I am now, with a side job for the paranormal of course. Alexis got a new boyfriend, this man that works for the local newspaper. He’s a nice guy. He lets me in on the latest news before anyone else finds out…Okay okay I’m jealous! But come ON! Why does HE get to find out news first and I don’t? But I guess I can’t complain.
He was the one to tell me about the competition after all.
I don’t really know why I want to end it. Part of me hopes that I could learn more about the afterlife and what lies beyond the curtain. I mean, there’s bound to be some clue out there, I just have to find it. That’s what a detective does right? And who knows? Maybe I find for myself a real friend. *laughs*”Stats:
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7Motivational Song: Tom Petty – Running Down A Dream