Colour Me Krista
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- Posted: Thu, 17 Jan 2013 00:27:39 +0000
LOCATION ➸ Graveyard ☪ COMPANY ➸ Docu team + Nicole
There were times when Daphne wished she could tune out the living like she could the dead. Unfortunately, despite how invisible she felt sometimes, Daphne knew that her only escape from the stressful world of the living was death. She walked away from the team and wiped at her watering eyes with a sniff. She didn’t get very far before her boss approached her, telling her off for her behavior. Daphne didn’t blame her, and simply nodded while offering a quiet apology. Although she didn’t blame her director, she also knew the woman didn’t understand anything about Daphne’s ability, ghosts, demons… or anything. She didn’t fight the woman, she didn’t try to reason with her or explain anything… She just let it go, and fantasized about how she would kill herself if she could. Of course here wouldn’t really work… Crazy people hurt themselves all the time… fixing up a slashed arm or pumping a stomach filled with pills would be no problem for these people… Plus Daphne still wanted to give justice to those ghosts with unsolved murders and problems. She understood that being touched by death did not mean that you ceased to exist and felt that these ghosts, these people deserved more than to just be forgotten. As Idike walked away, Daphne wished for death.. but knew it wouldn’t be possible until she felt satisfied with living portion of her existence.
There was a new message on her phone, but it had been received ages ago and the medium didn’t even realize she had gotten it until that very moment. It was from the Sheriff, and he had asked to see her sometime soon. Daphne sighed and thought it over, knowing she was going to be useless here with the possessed woman. Making her way back to the team, she told Idike that it was best if left… though didn’t really say why. She apologized a few times, sputtering a bit as she spoke, but wrapped it with saying she now had an appointment to talk to Sheriff of the town about an old murder case involving the ghost she had spoken with the day of the Mayor’s Dinner Party. If she proved herself to Sheriff Rose and got in good with him, she could possibly get more leads on unsolved cases… and unsolved cases typically meant upset ghosts willing to show off to get their justice. The Director allowed her to leave, and Daphne felt herself begin to relax. This was the kind of thing she was comfortable doing… helping the people, because ghosts were technically just dead people, who needed her… not poking at a beehive of demons like Allison.
She ended up meeting with the Sheriff at the police station, where she learned that one of the girls who was missing had been found. Of course this amazing news, and Daphne was happy that Malcolm was still able to help his town despite the awful tragedy he went through. She offered her sympathies of course, thought didn’t say she was ‘sorry’. She knew better than to apologize for someone’s death when she wasn’t the cause. The conversation moved to the Homeless man’s ghost in the park, and Daphne could practically feel herself glowing as she spoke about him. ”He said it was winter when he was killed, and that it’s been winter about twelve times since then. Ghosts typically have really bad clocks and calendars in their minds, so I would even look back to maybe fifteen or twenty years ago. And remember, it wasn’t in the news much, so the file is probably really small. After all, people tend to ignore homeless people as if they weren’t there…” Daphne toyed with the idea of becoming homeless to become invisible, but didn’t like the possibility of digging through a trash can to eat. ”He said teenagers… Multiple teenagers.. And obviously sociopaths if they’re able to beat a homeless man to his death… So these guys could be anywhere from 26 to 47.. but if you’re able to find the file on the exact date and year this happened, it’ll narrow your search.” Daphne relaxed her shoulders and tried to not look as excited as she was. Before, she worked with a few beat cops to solve petty crimes… but never an actual Sheriff on a murder case. ”Your town has… a lot of activity. Like a ridiculous amount. Typically, ghosts stay around because they have unfinished business or sense some kind of injustice… No one wants to die and go unnoticed, ya know? … was ther some kind of shooting at the diner? The waitress, ah, the dead waitress with her hair in victory rolls, so I assume the fifties, creeps me out… she’s bleeding from her head as if she was shot.. it’s sad, because she tries to take orders from customers still.. maybe we can work on that next? .. If you want to that is… ”
The Medium and the Sheriff spoke more about cases until she realized she was going to need to leave soon. Malcolm asked if she would come over to his house later in the night, and Daphne admitted that they would be out in cemetery until the early hours of the morning. Looking over him, she assumed he was very lonely for company, and her heart broke a bit for the older man. ”I’ll text you… and if you’re still awake and want to see me… Just make me some coffee, okay? If not, I’ll try to get away tomorrow. Or sometime soon, okay? You’re welcome to message me if you have any question or come across any strange unsolved murders. I like giving the dead relief.. makes the afterlife less despressing.” She gave the Sheriff a small smile before leaving, but not before running into another ghost. ”I know who you are… you’re Rain’s friend…” Daphne was a bit shocked to be recognized by a ghost… it was a female voice leaking out of a small orb of soft light. ”I’m looking for John… he’s my neighbor and my friend and… I just wanted to let him know how I feel…” ”I can’t do it now, I have to go to work..” Daphne said to the orb before stepping into a cab…. The orb followed her.”Are you going to see Rain? I miss him… I miss him a lot more than I let on… and it’s so hard finding your way like this… I.. I don’t even have legs! We dated you know… he was my first love and.. Heh.. it’s funny, I didn’t talk much before I died.. and now I just can’t help spill out my story!”
Diana was her name, and Daphne was a bit shocked. She had just seen that woman a few days ago and wondered if Rain knew. She saw him just before they had to go into the cemetery and she ended up pulling him into a gentle hug. ”I’m so sorry… About the psych ward.. and Diana… She really looked up to you.” ”Tell him I’m sorry too! I’m sorry I didn’t forgive him sooner and and and.. ” Daphne ignored the orb of Diana’s spirit and pat his shoulder before moving with the team into the cemetery. She didn’t think it was appropriate for her to play messenger between Rain a dead ex-girlfriend of his. At least not now… There were of course spirits in the graveyard… but nothing noisy. Ghosts in grave yards were usually waiting on their friends or loved ones to join them. The best way to get a ghost wired up and actually do something was to remind them of something very emotional to happen to them. Even Diana grew silent at they walked through the graves, and Daphne shook her head a bit as the director called out to the ghosts. Daphne was not about to go and correct the woman in her attempts, and she wasn’t about to speak unless spoken to. She had already tried instructing Idike to stop talking to demons before only to get told ‘no’. It felt obvious that her knowledge of the afterlife was only appreciated by one person for the moment.. and that was a man she only met a few nights ago.
”No one here is angry or upset… ” She sighed out, then tensed at the shaking of a bush. It turned out to be nothing, but the sound of Nicole’s voice suddenly popping up caused the Medium to jump out of her skin. She approached, hoping that she wasn’t interrupting too much and producing coffee and danishes for everyone… it was a bit awkward, since the team already an assistant to do kind of thing, but Daphne couldn’t pay anymore attention to the living people when she felt an intense rage swelling up behind her. She turned around, ignoring everything as the orb of light flashed brighter and brighter. ”That girl…. ” Daphne’s eyes widened a bit and she held up her hands as the wind around them picked up. She could faintly hear Rain ask her if spirits were trying to communicated just as Diana rushed towards Nicole, shooting herself through the medium to get to her, ”Diana no! No don’t touch---” Daphne stepped back and clutched at her chest were Diana shot through her as if she had been shot. She gasped for air and the wind rushed all around her until her pony tail holder fell out of her hair, making her dark locks fly in the wind until everything just dropped. She turned and faced Nicole with an intense look in her eye that was not her own. She was a good ten feet away from the red headed woman, but the ghost of Diana stood not even a foot away from her in a full human form. No one else could see her, Daphne knew that... but as Daphne screamed at the red headed woman, Diana’s voice came out of her throat along with her own. The wind picked up again and howled along with her until she stopped, and her body began to mirror everything the ghosts did.
I HAAAAATE YOUUUUUUUU! Diana’s ghost attempted to hit and thrash Nicole, and Daphne’s body mimicked the motions, hitting and waving her arms through out the empty hair. ”You won okay? YOU WOOOON!!!” Diana’s ghost began to cry, and Daphne couldn’t help the tears that streamed down her face. ”I lost EVERYTHING I loved.. and you WON! But not only did you win, YOU HAD TO RUB IT IN MY FACE EVERY CHANCE YOU GOT! I BET YOU DON’T EVEN CARE THAT I DIED!” The both dropped to their knees and sobbed heavily, the two voices colliding together to make long and tragic noises. ”You won… you won… but that wasn’t enough for you… do you think I didn’t see? Did you tink that I would just be cast away under a rock and never see you and him together? Did you think I didn’t see those LOOKS you gave me when I would try to talk to him? I’M OVER HIM! I’M OVER HIM, BUT THAT SHOULDN’T MATTER BECAUSE YOU ALREADY ******** WON!! YOU’RE AN EVIL GIRL!! YOU WOULDN’T…. You wouldn’t even let me be his friend… I just wanted my friend back.. I’ve lost so many friends already, and you… you wouldn’t let me even say hi… ”
Their crying began to calm down, and they both lay on the ground, clutching at the grass and gently sobbing. ”Rain.. Rain… I’m so sorry… I forgave you, but.. but I couldn’t ever tell you… It’s okay.. I even stopped going to our spot… You remember our spot, right? I kept going all alone, even after you left… We had some good times there, right Rain?” a small smiled pulled at her lips and there was a flash in Daphne’s mind of a tree with notes hung on a string… A young Rain and a young Diana holding hands and kissing under that tree in the forest.. and eventually making love.. Her heart burned at the thought, broke and shattered into a million pieces at the flash of another scene.. where Rain was holding hands with a much younger red headed girl. Daphne and Diana wept together until a final vision of a bearded man with dark brown eyes and curly brown hair entered her mind, ”John… Where is John? … I just want to be happy like I was back then… I want my wish to come true… Rain? .. Rain did you ever find your magic? I want you to find real magic… And I just want to be happy….” The wind picked up again as she stood up again, refocusing her attention on Nicole, ”I’ll never be happy.. and a major part of that is ALL YOUR FAULT! I hope your life is as miserable as my death was! I WANT YOU TO GROVEL AND BEG ME FOR FORGIVENESS… AND I HOPE YOU END UP ALL ALONE, BECAUSE YOU DON’T DEEEESEEEERVE HIIIIIIIIMMM!!” Diana began to run away from the group, and Daphne followed for a few yards until Diana turned into an orb and floated away.
The connection was lost and she dropped to the ground as if she had been hit over the head, gasping for air again. She cried, sobbing and clutching at her face as Diana’s emotions lingered in her system, taking a good thirty seconds or so to calm down and regain control over her body. She stood again, sniffing and wiping the moisture away from her face, and turned to her team. ”Can I educate you all.. just a little bit? You can film if you want, I don’t care..” Daphne’s face was red with embarrassment and she began to look around for her pony tail holder. ”I always see ghosts… There is no escaping it… I see them because I connect with them on an emotional level, and a lot of the time… if those emotions are strong enough.. they’ll be reflected through me… the more upset the spirit, the more upset I will be… what you just saw is the result a spirit touching me and being very… very… well, obviously pissed.” she couldn’t help but glance at the couple, a pang of anger for Nicole still swelling.. and all she could see whens he saw Rain was the memory of him thrusting into Diana for the first time, which made her quickly dart her eyes to the ground. ”Calling out and asking for attention.. is not going to work. If you want activity, piss the spirit off… Most of the ghosts here, and they are here.. they’re harmless… I think some of them don’t even realize they’re dead…” she sighed, and finally spotted her hair tie on the ground, bending over to pick it up and pulling her hair back into it’s pony tail. ”Demons… On the other hand… they want your attention… Because I’m more open, I’m more at risk for possession, they reaaally like me. They’re different from ghosts.. Ghosts are typically harmless unless they’re super pissed… Demons will consume your soul and make you absolutely miserable. It’s actually best to pretend it’s not even there… especially not overwhelm it with questions when it’s just playing with you. Allison.. is a beehive… of demons. And the kids aren’t here.. the only child here is a little boy waiting for his twin to die and join him in the afterlife.. if you want an emotional ghost, you need to go somewhere a tragedy happened… Maybe if someone asked or acted as if I knew what I was doing... I could have told you sooner... And by the way, if this happens again.. if I get controlled by another ghost... I'm on the next plane home.” Perhaps it was a bit harsh, but Daphne wasn't going to stand around and act like a doe eyed baby anymore, not when her life and soul were at stake.