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On the older couple's insistence, Bobby and Alex drove back to MAK B&B. Pulling in front of the house, both stared open mouth at the remains of the building. The top of the turret and roof were completely gone. Most of the windows were broken, or totally missing.
Alex was the first to speak. "But we stayed here last night."
Bobby nodded, opening his door. He walked around and opened Alex's door. Slowly, they walked up the front steps. Stepping over the burnt door frame, he carefully walked into the building. Alex followed. The main floor was deeply charred. Parts of it was missing and he could see some of the rubble down int the basement. He looked up at the main stairway. The fire took most of it out, the rest was removed by time and weather.
Glancing over towards the built in table, he saw a melted phone. He cocked his head. There, next to the phone, was a large carving. Underneath it, was the bill that he had left only a short time ago. He picked up the carving, turning it over in his hands, he studied it. It was a carving of Mary and George, reposed in each other's arms. On the bottom was the George Markham's signature, with the word Thanks, scrawled underneath his name. He handed the carving to Alex. She stared at the carving in her hands, feeling another chill run down her spine when she looked at the bottom of the carving. She looked at Bobby.
He shook his head, still not wanting to let his mind believe it. Smiling slightly, he looked at Alex. "You were wanting ghosts, I believe you got them in spades this weekend."
Alex nodded, feeling like the last 24 hours was becoming a cloudy nightmare. Returning to the SUV, Alex tucked the carving next to the one she found in the shop the day before. Silently, they drove back towards the edge of town. For the first time, Bobby noticed a small cemetery. He debated whether to pull it in or not. He mentally shook his head, continuing on down the road.
Watching the SUV drive by, George tightened his arms around Mary's shoulders. He whispered in her ear. "They seemed like a nice couple."
Mary smiled, watching the vehicle disappear down the road. "They did, didn't they?"
A/N: My first thought was, how appropriate. A ghost story ending with Chapter 13. lol Not planned, but that's how it happened. Hope you enjoyed it, and please don't forget to review! Thanks.