|Meet the Ghost Boy
Author: Shanna Aquiora PM
She started out looking for a ghost, but instead found something...better.Rated: Fiction K+ - English - Mystery - Words: 2,730 - Published: 02-16-13 - Status: Complete - id: 3101383
|A+ A- Full 3/4 1/2 Expand Tighten|
A brown eyed sixteen year old girl dashed down a people filled street. Her chin length brown hair flew back as she moved to avoid collision with the moving people. The girl sped up her pace as a large building came into view. The brown eyed girl threw back one of the large brown school doors and rushed inside. The hallways were still filled with chattering students, obviously not caring about being late. The brown haired girl rushed past several doors until she reached a closed wooden door, the numbers forty-eight printed on top the oak door. The girl quickly brought a semi-pale hand to the handle of the wooden door and threw it open. Upon opening the door, random chatter filled her ears as she power walked to an empty seat near the center of the room. Her brown shoes pattered against the dirt covered floor.
The girl plopped down into a simple wooden chair with a well used desk attached. The girl threw her book bag onto the iron cage held at the bottom of her seat and let her head fall onto the overly written desk, letting out a held in breath.
"I made it, and with five minutes left." The girl muttered happily to herself, a stifled laugh chimed behind her. Raising her head from her desk, the brown eyed girl turned her head to the person behind her. Brown eyes met bright green eyes. The person now laughed openly as she noticed she had been caught. Bright blond wavy hair moved from side to side with each laugh.
"Almost late again, huh, Chiyu." the mid back length blond haired girl said with a grin to the brown haired girl. Chiyu gave a pout as she began to play with the hem of her brown skirt. The blond haired girl was dressed in a pair of dark blue jeans, a white undershirt, and a black puffy vest.
"You're so mean, Elaina. I forgot about construction," she explained with a pout before a full out smile spread across the brunette haired girl's face.
"So new shirt? I like it." Elaina said bluntly. Chiyu looked down and noticed she was wearing her new no sleeve green turtleneck.
"Thanks." Chiyu replied happily. Elaina gave Chiyu a small smile before the two started to talk about random topics until the bell rang.
The school bell rang; silencing the two friends in mid conversation. Chiyu turned back towards her desk, a serious expression now on her face. Chiyu reached under her desk chair for her bag; pulling out a thin light green binder. Chiyu placed the binder on her desk just as the teacher rose from her desk and moved towards the front of the classroom. The classroom started to quiet down as the teacher reached her designation. The teacher was dressed in a simple business suit almost similar to a lawyer's outfit. Her whole presence screamed professional. The teacher pulled out a pocket book from the side of her desk. Pushing up the bridge of her glasses, the teacher began to read from the small book. Words of Shakespeare began to fill the room as Chiyu wrote down key points from the lecture.
The bell rang, signaling the end of the day. Chiyu gave out an exasperated sigh as she closed her math book. Chiyu quickly rose from her desk and grabbed her stuff, rushing out the room before the doorway became flooded with many bodies. As Chiyu exited the school doors, she was greeted by the warmth of the bright sun. Chiyu looked from side to side trying to spot one of her friends. A pair of delicate looking hands covered Chiyu's big brown eyes. Chiyu gave out a small shriek as laughter reached her ears.
"Relax Chiyu, it's just me." Elaina said releasing her hold, a smirk graced Elaina's face as Chiyu gave a look of pure shock.
"Wha… Elaina!" Chiyu choked out. After calming down, the two started to walk away from the school and towards their house. The two reached the corner of the street, cars rushed past them as they waited for the walk sign to appear.
"I can't believe the homework I got in world civ. All I know is that the goddess Athena is a Greek goddess and the goddess of wisdom," Elaina complained. The walk sign lighted up, signaling the two to begin walking across the street.
"The goddess Athena is the goddess of wisdom, war, the arts, industry, justice and skill," Chiyu pointed out. Elaina gave Chiyu a look of annoyance before she broke out into a laugh.
"Smart ass," Elaina said jokingly, Chiyu returned with a smile. The two entered a neighborhood filled with many identical looking houses. Trees flourished everywhere, and little kids could be seen playing in their yards. As Elaina and Chiyu walked deeper into the neighborhood, a group of chatting girls from another school passed the two.
"Did you hear about the ghost that haunts the abandon building over by Circle lane?" One girl asked her friends, the girls responded with various reallys and no ways before they were out of hearing distance. Chiyu's ears seem to perk up at the word ghost, her head slowly turned towards Elaina who was staring at the clouds.
"Oh Elaina," Chiyu's voice sang."What were they talking about?" Chiyu asked innocently. Elaina got her head out of the clouds and turned her head in Chiyu's direction.
"Oh that, something about a ghost that haunts the old Robison building. Something about wanting revenge and finding a poor unsuspecting girl to be his wife," Elaina replied with a shrug "But it's only a rumor, nothing to look into." Elaina added quickly remembering Chiyu's obsession, but it was too late: Chiyu looked as if she was on cloud nine. Elaina gave out a loud sigh as she steered Chiyu's dazed state towards her house. Chiyu couldn't help but grin the whole way to her house as thoughts of ghost and the paranoia filled her mind. Chiyu snapped out of her daze once realizing she was at her home.
"Sorry bout that Elaina, you know how I get." She laughed slightly, placing a hand behind her head. Elaina crossed her arms over her chest and gave Chiyu a look of annoyance.
"Uh huh, I swear you and ghost." Elaina muttered before waving a goodbye to Chiyu. Chiyu waved back as she made her way into her house. The house was quiet, too quiet for Chiyu's liking. Slowly Chiyu made her way deeper into the cozy home, shouting for her dad. Chiyu made her way towards the kitchen. Cautiously she pried open the refrigerator and pulled out a bowl of various cut up fruit. Chiyu slammed the door shut, a piece of white paper catching her eye.
I'm so sorry but work called and I have to go on a business trip.
Fortunately it's only for 2 days;
But I still expect you to keep the house clean.
Money is taped to the back if you need it.
Chiyu flipped the paper and true to his word fifty dollars was taped to the back. Carefully pulling the taped and money off, Chiyu put the money in the slit of her wallet on the edge of the rectangular coffee table. Chiyu gave off a sad smile; her dad seemed to be getting more and more business trips more often now. She shock off the sad feeling and started plopping the cut up slices of fruit into her mouth. After she finished with her snack, Chiyu raced upstairs and ran into her light green room. Chiyu ran to her closet and pulled out a duffel bag, moving towards her dresser she put in a few sweatshirts. Chiyu lifted the bag and brought it to the hallway closet where she pulled out a modern sized blanket. Chiyu folded the blanket and put it into the large duffel bag. Chiyu made her way downstairs and to the bathroom cabinet. Chiyu dug threw the cabinet until she found what she was looking for. With a satisfied smile Chiyu pulled out a box of matches, a few candles, and a flashlight; Chiyu threw those into the bag as well. Chiyu now moved back to the kitchen; bag in hand, and pulled out a big water bottle. Chiyu threw in her house keys and her cell phone into the duffel bag before zipping it closed. Chiyu place the bag by the front door and ran to her room. Chiyu threw off her clothes and slipped into a pair of grey sweats. Chiyu was so excited, today she will finally see a real ghost, and since today was Friday nothing was going to stop her. Chiyu rushed downstairs and quickly ate some dinner before grabbing her bag and rushing out the door and into the cold night air. Chiyu's black and white sneakers ran across the stone cold streets at a fast pace. Soon Chiyu was at the doors of the old rundown building. Chiyu looked deeply at the building, the windows were intact as well as the whole building, dirt and spider webs covered most of the windows and the paint on the building was faded and chipped. Chiyu could barely make out the sign held at the top of the rectangular fairly small building. Taking in a deep breath, Chiyu took a step threw the broken doors. The inside looked just as eerie as the outside, dust covered the whole area. Chiyu could vaguely see old boxes left behind by the previous owner. Brown eyes followed Chiyu's curious form as she moved deeper into the building.
"Oh Mr. Ghost, are you there?" Chiyu asked in a whispered tone. Chiyu's head perked up as she heard something very faintly.
"What was that?!" Chiyu asked herself looking side to side, but she could see no one; she couldn't see any rats scurrying around the dust covered floors. Chiyu grabbed into her bag and grabbed out a flashlight. Chiyu moved the flashlight around until she found a staircase; cautiously she walked to the stairs and made her way up them.
"Go away," a voice echoed. Chiyu stopped dead in her tracks and looked around her.
"Who said that" Chiyu asked out feeling a bit frightened.
"Leave," the voice said loudly, the voice seemed to sound like it came from a man. Chiyu started to shake and considered leaving, but pushed those thoughts out of her. Filled with determination now, Chiyu started moving up the stairs once more.
"You'll regret coming up here," the voice seemed to taunt, Chiyu continued on.
"Leaving would be the best." The voice sounded a little shocked, and finally Chiyu reached the top. Chiyu moved the flashlight around and what she saw shocked her: a boy in rags sat in the corner of the floor, his head was hidden in his knees so Chiyu couldn't see his face but what caught her eyes was bright yet very dirty hair. Chiyu was disappointed but shook that feeling off as she slowly approached the dirt covered blond boy.
"Hello, are you okay?" she asked the unmoving figure, hesitantly she brushed a hand against his long unkempt bangs. Grime covered Chiyu's index finger, with a disgusted look on her face she wiped the grime off onto the hem of her sweat shirt. The boy didn't move, but his chest moved in and out indicating he was alive. Chiyu let out a well awaited breath, Chiyu looked into her bag and pulled out her big water bottle and dumped half the contents onto the boys head.
"Sorry, but you smell," Chiyu apologized, throwing her blanket onto the boy's head. Chiyu moved the blanket on the boy's head in a circular motion, trying to rub the water into the boy's scalp and onto the boy's arms.
"Would you stop that? What are you even doing here?" A voice muffled from under the blanket. Chiyu jumped back from the boy in shock, this whole time she thought he was a little sad boy, but he was actually the same age as her. A light blush graced Chiyu's cheeks as she tried to catch her breath. Hands came up from under the blanket as the boy dried the rest of his head and arms off before throwing the blanket onto the floor. Brown eyes locked onto green, a look of disgust seemed to flicker in the boy's eyes. The boy chose now to stand; Chiyu noticed that all he was wearing was a pair of old ripped jeans. Concern flooded Chiyu's senses as she reached into her bag. A hand shot out and captured Chiyu's wrist in a large yet dirty hand.
"What are you reaching for," the boy seemed to growl. Chiyu's hand seemed to shake in the boy's grip as her other hand grabbed onto the pair of extra sweats in her bag. With a shaky hand she passed the scowling boy the pair of sweats. The boy looked at the offer in confusion.
"Uh..." The boy was at a lost of words.
"Take it, you could catch a cold," Chiyu persuaded, she visibly relaxed when the grip on her hand loosened. Chiyu quickly turned her head to the side as the boy reached for the button of his pants. Chiyu blindly waved her hand holding the clothes around in the boy's direction; a weight was lifted from her grasp. Chiyu brought both hands to her eyes.
"Um…are you done?" Chiyu stuttered, hands still clasped over her eyes. Chiyu heard a satisfied grunt in response. Chiyu peeked through her figures then finally pried her fingers away from her face. The sweats seen to fit fine, but the pants were a bit short and the sleeves were a bit tight and small around the boy's wider arms. Hesitantly the boy took a seat next to Chiyu, silence engulfed to two.
"Why are you here?" the boy asked in a gruff tone. Chiyu looked down to the floor, another light blush drifted onto her face.
"Well, funny thing, I thought there was a ghost here," she said with a low laugh. The boy let out a low sigh and Chiyu could swear he was rolling his eyes.
"Humans are so typical," the boy mumbled.
"How so?" Chiyu asked, her head cocked to the side as she waited for his answer.
"You always believe in what you're told, believing in the smallest lies," the boy answered. Chiyu nodded in agreement, most people do tend to believe in lies before facts. Chiyu opened her mouth to say something but was interrupted by a growl. Chiyu looked up in shock as her eyes moved to the person next to her. The boy looked down in embarrassment as his stomach continued to growl. Chiyu gave off a small laugh.
"I shouldn't be shock, you were probably here for a long time without food," she said rising to her feet. Chiyu stuck out a hand in front of the boy's face, offering him a hand up. The boy looked from the hand to Chiyu's face until he slowly placed his hand into Chiyu's; pulling him up to his feet. Chiyu quickly gathered her belongings and dragged the boy down the stairs with her.
"Oops, sorry I forgot to ask you, but what's your name?" Chiyu asked turning her head in the boy's direction. The boy stayed silent for a few moments, Chiyu almost gave up until the boy opened his mouth.
"Yuan," the boy replied. A grin spread across Chiyu's face as she continued to drag Yuan towards the door of the building.
"Yuan, I like it; and you can call me Chiyu," she replied, a smile graced her features as they both left the abandon building.
I didn't find the ghost I wanted…but I think I found something better
Not gunna lie guys. One of my very first works when I tried being serious with writing. Characters aren't mine, but a friend's. Overall, I hope you liked it. Please let me know what you thought.