The next morning I was awoken by the sun's light shining through my window, which was pretty early. I tried to go back to sleep to get some more rest, but I just wasn't able to with all my thoughts buzzing around in my head so I got up, dressed up and ate a bowl of cereal in the kitchen. Lucy had joined me when she woke up not too long after me and we talked a little awkwardly until I was done eating breakfast. I left the kitchen and took care of some essential necessities then prepared a little bag, putting everything I thought I would need for the day.
"Do you have everything?" Lucy asked me.
"I-I think so." I replied.
She stared at me for a while until she spoke up.
"Are you sure you should be going back there...?"
"Yes. I told you I need to apologize to them. It just wouldn't feel right if I didn't."
"... Alright. If you say so."
We gave each other a hug and I set off to the mysterious house, waving back at Lucy before she was out of sight. Since Wiccarik was a small town, I arrived at the house pretty quickly. I stood before the gate, looking up at the lonely house perched on the small grassy slope, away from all the other houses. I expected all my thoughts to be bouncing all over in my mind, but it was the opposite. I wasn't really thinking of anything. It was as though I didn't know what to think. Should I have been nervous? Should I have been excited? Should I have been scared? No matter what should have been, I took a deep breath and opened the gate which made a loud squeaking noise. If they didn't know I was there before, then they most likely knew I was there now. I hurried up the slope, my cheeks a little warm. I walked up to the door and grabbed the handle, twisting it gently so as to not hurt the door (if it could feel, that is). I opened it to see that the inside was well lit this time because of the sun's rays flowing through the windows.
"Hello...?" I took a cautious step forward.
"Eek!" I jumped. I knew they could talk, but it still caught me off guard.
"Oops, sorry..." I looked behind me at the door, who's eyes and mouth were now visible.
I put my hand over my heart which was beating at a fast rate. "Oh, it's okay! I-I'm just-"
"Who's at the door?"
The voice came from the living room. I walked over with my legs trembling from nervousness. "H-hello."
The set of eyes on the wall grew wide as it looked over at me, but quickly regained their normal contentedness. "Oh, it's you."
More and more eyes appeared on various objects in the living room, and I could even hear murmurs in the other rooms. "Um, yeah, it's me. H-hi." I replied.
"You gave us quite a scare when you fainted yesterday. You're lucky your friend was nearby."
"I'm really sorry about that."
"It's alright. So why are you here?"
"W-well, that was it. I wanted to apologize for what happened yesterday."
"And also..." Now I could feel everyone's eyes staring at me, waiting for what I was going to say next.
"Yes...?" the wall urged me on.
"As you probably already know, I'm looking for a place to move into, a-and this place, below all the dust and dirt, has so much potential and-"
"Hold on!" he interrupted.
I stopped talking and looked at him with curious eyes. "Y-yes?"
"So let me get this straight. You are telling us that you want to move in, in this house, correct?"
"Yup!" I smiled.
"But why?" the living room table asked. "There are so many other, better choices out there, no?"
"Yeah!" the other household objects added.
I shrugged. "Honestly, I'm not sure why. A feeling, I suppose."
"A feeling...?" The wall stared at me in disbelief like all the others. I spotted them stealing glances at each other.
They said nothing, as though they were contemplating my offer.
"So, would it be alright if I moved in...?" I approached. "I understand completely if you don't want me in your house." I quickly added.
"... We'll need some time to think this through." the wall finally announced. "You'll need to leave the house, but seeing as it is morning, we should have our answer by the end of the day, so you can come back for your answer then."
"O-okay!" I said, excited that I hadn't been completely rejected. "I'll be back at around dinnertime, then."
I waved everyone goodbye and walked out the door which softly closed behind me as I walked down the steps. I reached the gate and closed it behind me, then I took a deep breath, trying to calm my surging excitement.
I turned around to see Frederick emerge from the corner of a house.
"Oh, hi Frederick!" I smiled. "What are you doing here so early in the morning?"
"I was just taking a walk." he replied as he came up to me. "What are you doing doing here?"
"I went to... uh..."
I looked back at the house, remembering how they had trusted me with their secret. I had told Lucy about them because I felt I could trust her, but Frederick...
"I went to see the house again." I told him.
"So I saw."
"Wait, you saw me in the house?"
"Um, well, I-"
I gasped. "Frederick, you weren't spying on me, were you...?" I looked at him with slightly pleading eyes, hoping it wasn't true.
He didn't say anything. He just stared at me, not able to mutter a single word.
"I think I have my answer." Disappointment was clear in my voice. "I'm sorry, but I really need to go now."
I started to walk past him, my gaze to the floor when he suddenly grabbed my arm. "Faith, wait..."
I looked at his hand on my arm in surprise, then I looked up at him. "Yes?" I asked.
He let go of my arm. "Please, let me explain."
"Okay." I said. "But maybe we should find someplace else to talk, someplace where we can sit down."
"I know the perfect place!" Frederick exclaimed. "Follow me!"
A/N – I'm so sorry for updating really late! Please forgive me :( I momentarily lost interest for a while until just recently (for some unknown reason). I promise more there are more chapters to come, so please stick with me until then ^_^
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