Some people had no warning, life just ended in a heart beat, or a heart attack or a hidden illness that could suddenly take your life and there was nothing anyone could do about it.
“I’m sorry, but you will have to come with me.”
“But my granddaughter.. it is her birthday?”
“Yes, but I don’t think she wants to be scared by the ghost of her grandfather.. do you?”
She watched him cross over, before she headed to the last one on her list for now. She had a feeling this one, was not ready to go at all.
“I just got married.. this isn’t fair!”
“No, it isn’t.”
“Wait.. you agree with me?”
“Yes, this isn’t fair, but it is what it is.”
“But, I was going to tell him I was pregnant.. we had finally…”
“How can you let this happen?”
“It’s not up to me, I am just here to help you get where you need to go.”
“And if I don’t want to.”
“Then you can stay, but you will still be dead.”
“Please, I need to tell him.”
“I can’t, I wish I could, but I can only help you go where you need to go. Or you can stay here as a ghost.”
“I… I don’t know.”
Nat put a hand on the woman’s shoulder. She understood just how she felt, how hopeless it felt, and how much you wanted it to change.
“Do you think he would be happy, being haunted by you?”
“No he is such a wuss he can’t even watch the lightest of scary movies.”
“So, maybe you should come with me instead?”
“I guess so.. will he be okay?”
“So how does this work.”
“We go together, I show you the way, and you get to find out what comes next.”
Nat was just happy she didn’t decide to stay, she knew the ending on that, and it was never a happy one. Now though, as morning broke, she had to head to where she would meet him again.
The buzz of the train station made her smile, people just going about their lives was one of her favorite things. It was perhaps a welcome break from what she did every day, to see them all not worried, not sad, and generally just going about their day.
She got on the train she knew would take her where she needed to go, watching people read books, chat on their phones, pc’s and a few people were sound asleep.
“Okay… now to find that park.”
As she was about to leave, she noticed someones presence, making her sigh and shake her head.
“I can sense you dad..”
“I know, I just wanted to join you.”
“For a coffee?”
“You are here to keep an eye on me aren’t you?”
“No, this place has my favorite coffee.. and well, the best burger in the city.”
“Well, you enjoy the burger dad, I don’t get your addiction to this world unhealthy food.”
“Its my thing.”
She looked outside the window, noticing a mom with a small child.
“See you in a bit dad.”
She noticed his mother walking away, as the toddler stopped next to her.
“Play with me?”
“If your mommy says yes, sure.”
She took him by the hand and walked over to his mom.
“Oh god, I am so sorry, he is normally not the type to go over to a stranger.”
“Well, I’ll take that as a compliment then.”
“And he asked to play with you?”
“Yes, but I told him we had to ask you.”
“Sure, why not.”