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4:14 p.m. | Ranny’s Diner
“Will you guys hurry up?” Chad says. “I promised Mai we’d be there to pick her up at 4.” It was a chilly Friday afternoon. The guys and Chad’s girlfriend, Mai, along with her friend Kimberly had plans to go catch a screening of a new horror flick downtown.
“Yeah, yeah. We’re coming.” Cailean and Gus say simultaneously as they trail behind from their parked car on the way to Ranny’s Diner.
A few moments later, the neon sign lights come into view. “There you are.” Mai says leaning in to give her boyfriend a quick peck.
“Were you waiting long?” Chad asks after they break apart.
“Not really. Kimberly should be here soon.” Mai says before turning to speak with the girl walking out. “Have a nice night, Aislyn!” She exclaims. “Yeah, you too.” The girl, Aislyn, replies quietly, not bothering to stop or smile as she walks away.
“What’s her deal?” Cailean asks, taken aback by the girl’s apparent attitude as he and Gus join the couple. “She’s a co-worker who I think might be dealing with some issues.” Mai replies.
“There’s a lot of talk about her.” Kimberly says upon arrival.
“The girl’s nuts.” She adds as Cailean turns to her questioningly.
“Don’t be rude Kimberly.” Mai says. “She’s probably been through a lot.” “Right.” Kimberly says sarcastically.
“They say she spends most of her time at the graveyard. And she’s often seen talking to herself like a loon. She works part-time at the library with my friend Amber; apparently they call her Loose-screw Lyn.” Kimberly says, gesturing with her hands for added effect.
“That’s a shame since she looks pretty hot. Who knows, maybe a little crazy could be fun.” Gus says with a grin. Kimberly tuts in disapproval while Cailean rolls his eyes.
“Shouldn’t we get going?” Cailean asks. “The film starts soon and we already got our tickets online.” He adds trying to steer the conversation away from the apparently troubled girl. Gossip wasn’t his cup of tea.
“He’s right, we should get going.” Chad adds. The girls eventually simmer down and follow along to the car to head downtown to their film.
5:32 p.m. | Sequoia St.
“Look, I said no. Okay?” Aislyn says.
“Come on dear, why not?” The woman following her questions.
“Because I hate getting into other people’s business.” Aislyn replies without turning around. “Especially more so if family is involved…” She adds. “That’s not what I’ve heard. Besides, you know you’ll never see me again if you help.” The elderly woman beckons.
Aislyn considers this for a minute before eventually caving. “What exactly do you want me to do again?” She asks with a sigh.
“I knew I could count on you. I’ll be eternally grateful.” The elderly woman says. As if that’ll do me any good now. Aislyn thinks sarcastically.
“Lead the way.” She says aloud.
6:45 p.m. | Martha’s Pub
“You’re Ms. Maverly, right? The owner here?” Aislyn asks after taking a seat. It was an hour’s walk to get here and she was already regretting agreeing to the elderly woman’s request.
“For over forty years now.” Ms. Maverly says with a grin whilst pouring drinks. “Calling me Martha is just fine. Can’t say I’ve seen you around here before, doll. I thought you young folk like to hang out at this time on a Friday evening. Are you here alone?” She asks.
“I guess you could say that.” Aislyn says with a weak smile. “Actually I’m here to speak with you, someone told me to pass along a message.” She adds.
“Oh really? And who might that be?” Ms. Maverly asks slightly taken aback at the direction the conversation was going.
“Your sister.” Aislyn replies. “I think you are mistaken my dear.” Ms. Maverly says. “My sister is…
Thanks for reading! This was a bit shorter than I had originally intended for it to be since I feel that giving one lengthy post today already was enough. I was hoping to take this story in a completely different direction than anything else I’ve written. I tend to do a variation of romance/drama and occasional mystery, and while there shall still be all of that in this as well, I also wanted to introduce a tad of the supernatural.
Feel free to let me know what you thought; I’m still messing around with the writing style. I nearly always use first person so I’m also taking this opportunity to break away from that. This is still a work in progress so bear with me.