As many times as he went back though, there was never someone home. He even sat and waited for him on several occasions, but the house was just as empty as it had been before. In the end he had a look through one of the windows, just to see.
The house was pretty much full of them, and it didn’t look like it was too long since someone had been home. He would simply have to keep at it, see if they suddenly came back as suddenly as they had vanished.
“Yeah, empty, the only thing that was there was a whole bunch of spirits.”
“Maybe we should try asking the ones here again?”
“Can’t hurt to try.”
With no real progress for a while, they settled on looking, talking to the people who lived around them and simply trying to make it more like a vacation. After almost two weeks, Toshi walked to the cabin himself, to see if he could find someone there, but much like when Derek had been there, there was no one home.
“For fucks sake!”
He sighed, he could still feel it, but it was distant, like if the pull was far away. It made it easier, but he wanted to get rid of It fully, so his life could go back to what it was supposed to be.
“We need to talk.”
He mumbled the words before walking back home, finding Derek trying to communicate with the spirits in their house one more time.
having much luck, is he?”
“At least I will give him that he is trying.”
“No, just like every other time.”
“What if he is never coming back.”
“Then we go and find him.”
Toshi sighed, he could pretty much see Derek start a military hunt for the man, without knowing what he looked like it would be hard though. Another week went by, before he suddenly found himself standing outside the house with no memory off how he got there.
“Your home… we are having that talk.”
He clenched his fists, he would see this done, and then he would go home to Derek and tell him what he would learn.
“You wanted to talk to me?”
He had to fight with everything he had to not do something else instead, but he maneged to keep his ground.
“I guess it’s about me being a siren?”
“Yeah… I want you to take this curse off me.”
“I wish I could.”
“What do you mean?”
“Come one, I’ll tell you…”
He took Toshi motioned for Toshi to head upstairs, the spirits looking as if they were looking at them both as they walked up.