A/N Here it is. Chapter 6. please don'tkill/shoot/murder me but I have school exams and a crumbling life to deal with so updates are few and far between but they will keep coming so please push on through. I have had so many nice reviews and alert/favourites that I had to write a new chapter. This is un-edited and straight from my fluffy little brain so I hope you like it :)
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Sorry for the long A/N.
"Mai, dear? You in there?" Luella called through the thick wooden door. I heard, I must have but my brain didn't register it until she had opened up the door and looked in. "Mai? Are you okay dear? You have been unpacking for almost 3 hours..." She had obviously noticed the near full bag in front of me.
I looked up, not wanting to make eye-contact. The room I had been allocated by the Davis' was gorgeous. A king-sized, dark wood four-poster bed, draped with thick blue curins and matching satin bead spread, a matching wooden desk and over by the fire, two massive blue armchairs with a dark wood end table placed between them. It felt so homy and welcoming but why did I feel so alone? When we first arrived Naru was all set to share his old child-hood room with me but it was forbidden by, well just about everyone and he had stalked of without another word, leaving me all alone in a room I did not know in a country that was not home.
I smiled at Luella trying to blink back tears that had seemed to appear from no-were. "I'm fine Luella," I lied trying to smile. She however was obviously not buying it.
"Dear girl. I strongly advise you do not lie to me," She began pushing me down in one of the plush armchairs and taking another. "I have been married for 25 years, have raised Noll and Gene and have been in the ghost hunting business for over 30 years. I know lies. Now, whats the matter?"
"It's silly," I said, blushing and looking at my feet. "I just feel a bit lonely. I'm so far from home, and everyone else is on the other side of your beautiful home." She smiled at me as my eyes filled and brimmed over with tears.
"There is a REASON you are on this side of the house dear," she said kindly. "Have you tried the doors yet?" I looked at the five doors in the room. I nodded and walked to the nearest one, on the left of the fire place.
"This one is the bathroom," I said, watching as she nodded before vontinuing to the right of the fire. "This is the closet" She nodded again and I continued to the wall opposite the bed. I pushed back two heavy blue curtains. "These lead to the balcony" I gestured to the double glass doors. "And this is the main door" I pointed to the main door in and out of the room.
Finally I walked to the door next to my bed. "This door is locked" I stated trying the door for emphasis. "I've looked and looked but there is no key." I frowned at my pumps as another wave of tears threatened.
Luella got up and hugged me tight. "Here, try this." She pushed an ornate gold key into my left palm. I slotted it into the door and it swung open. Gingerly I stepped in and looked around. "Mai? What the hell are you doing?" Naru looked up from a desk on the other side of the room."
"I will not allow you to be in the same room," Luella said behind me. "But adjacent rooms propse no problem, as long as you behave." She said with a wink. I launched myself at her in a massive hug with hysterical sobs and laughs as Naru just sighed.
"Thank you, Mother," he said, kindly. (Kindly for Naru at least) "Mai, finish unpacking, we have a meeting with the clients downstairs in 45 minutes." He turned back to his paper work and I skipped back into my room, spirits soaring.
I walked down the twisting marble stairs to where Naru stood with Lin and two people. I looked long and hard at each person, committing each facial feature to memory, as Madoka had taught me to do to help me interpret dreams.
The women was young, I'd have placed her between 25-28. She looked like she was English but hints around her eyes and mouth suggested mixed Japanese heritage. She was wearing a pair of black heeled shoes that added 2 inches to her height. Her tight jeans and wrap pink top hugged her petite frame complimentary. She stood half behind her accomplice, fiddling with the cuffs of her shirt and her eyes darted nervously from face to face. This women was defiantly agitated and in distress.
Her friend was male, with a five o'clock shadow and messy hair which need a cut. He was older then the women. About 30 maybe. He was tall, almost the same height as Lin. His jaw was sharp and well defined and he defiantly had muscles behind his smart white shirt and black slacks. Unlike his female partner, he was defiantly fully western decent. He had his arm protectively around the women but still looked distressed.
The four-some looked up as I delicately descended the stairs. "Here you are. This is my assistant, Mai Taniyama. Mai, this is Mr and Mrs Price. Our clients." Naru made the formal introductions.
"Pleasure to meet you Miss Taniyama." Mr Price said as he shook my hand.
"Mai, please," I said smiling. I liked the couple already, they seemed united, as though they were one person, brought together in friendship as well as love.
"Fine, but you must call us Michelle and Jerry," Michelle said as she stepped into the sitting room. We all took seats. Naru in a chair directly opposite the couch, me and Lin on a smaller couch to his right with the Prices' on the sofa.
"Please, tell us about your experiences in the house," Naru prompted once we were all settled.
Jerry took a deap breath. "We moved into our new house a year ago. For the first month we were happy then it started. At night we would hear crying coming from the guest suit and when I would go and check, the doors to the balcony would be open and there would be the sounds of wedding music playing from no particular source."
Michelle looked up from were she had been transfixed with her lap. "If I am in the house alone I would hear screaming and the sounds of people fighting before a loud thud from outside the patio doors. Then, if I went to look, I would feel an unbelievable cold followed by laughter and the feeling of someone grabbing my hair or wrists and then I would be pushed." She broke down in sobs. Jerry palced a comforting arm around her and rubbed his thumb up and down her arm.
"Thank you, we will of course investigate your case. Please allocate one large room with many plug sockets for our base." Naru said standing up. "Also, for your own safety, please pack a bag and move to a hotel during the investigation. Take only the essentials and leave your house as though you still lived their as much as possible."
He shock their hands once more and left the room. Heading in the direction of the offices at the other side of the ground floor. Lin disappeared too and I showed the couple out. I shut the large front door and looked around, unsure of what to do next when I heard a loud scream.
A/N OOOO, cliffhanger :P I am just so nice. The next chapter will be pure fluff to move relationships along but their will be humur in there. I havn't written it yet but I will aim to leave out key asspects of plots so if it's not your thing you can skip it.
I hop you enjoyed it and I will update asap school boys and life permitting. The why the client comforted his wife had happened to me before by a good friend and trust me it works, especially when he is getting annoyed at me being down...
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