Everything Should be Fine, Right?


I still can’t grasp what is happening around us. This storm. Max’s confession. Soul traveling. Ghosts. Baby Doll acting weird.

I buried my head in my hands.

“What the hell, man?” I asked.

“Are you okay?” I heard someone ask. I peeked through the cracks in my hand. Julie stood across from me, frowning. I shook my head.

“I don’t know where to begin,” I mumbled.

“What?” Jules asked. I sighed and dropped my hand to my side.

“Forget,” I said. I turned and walked out of the hall before she could ask anymore questions. I found Max in the corner of the living room. I couldn’t make out what he was thinking. I didn’t really think that I wanted to. I shuddered as I backed away.

“It wasn’t on purpose, you know?” I heard him ask. I froze in my tracks. I couldn’t see his face in the darkness.

“I know,” I said.

“I really didn’t mean to,” he insisted.

“I know.”

“I really didn’t.”

“You don’t have to tell me.” For some reason, I made my way into the kitchen. I don’t know. Maybe I just wanted to be alone for at least ten seconds. I didn’t like where any of this was heading. I kept trying to keep up but end up getting knocked over for something else being revealed. But this is nothing. We can survive this. We will be okay, right? Right? I just wish that everything would just stop for one second.

I stood over the sink and gripped the edges. The pouring in the background only made me feel even more agitated. When will this damned storm let up already? It’s been three days already. I shut my eyes and clinched my teeth. If something else happens, I swear…

I turned around when I heard footsteps walking towards the doorway.

“Who’s there?” I asked. There was no one in sight. I couldn’t stop laughing to myself. It’s going to be another day like this. I can already tell.