At the request of one of my dear readers Loveanimea, I now publish a new Ghost Hunt story :D
As of now, this has no relation what-so-ever with my old story Apostle of Ghost Hunt, but I figured that since it's been so long since I wrote the other story, I write this :) And now that I actually finished reading the manga, I am happy to say I can actually create a story where Mai wont actually be heart broken or something.. wait, how can I say that? Pfft.. sorry guys, that's not what I should write :P
Well, I hope that this story will go as well as the last one, however, I can't promise chapters each week because I have 3 stories I'm currently working on as well, and even if I write all day, I don't think I'll be able to update from Monday to Friday, which I did with Apostle of Ghost Hunt..
Massugu ni Mitsumete means Look Ahead, quite simple really ^^
Thoughts are written with both bold and italic!
Phone conversations are written in only bold.
Foreign language like English and stuff (because they are talking Japanese.. duh!) are written with only italic.. as well as spirits talking, and spirit world stuff..
So, enjoy, and remember to review if this is an okay prologue.. or if it isn't.. ^^;
Massugu ni Mitsumete.
The sun was shining on an almost completely blue sky. Mai sighed as she swirled a finger through the clean water. The young teen was crouching by the edged of the small lake, one arm over her knees as she continued to ponder and go through her thoughts. It had been a month since Naru and Lin had gone back to England. Naru, her boss had been acting weird before that, as had Lin and Masako, but she was used to them acting weird, not Naru. After Naru had found his brother, Mai was keeping herself off so Naru could have some peace, even though he said he didn't care. However, it was the fact that he was leaving for England that bothered her. She didn't mind that he was going to come back, because his visit to England was mainly a funeral for Eugene, but he hadn't come back yet, and a month had already gone by. Mai sighed and looked out over the lake. The reason for her being there was the field trip her class was on, and she didn't mind, but after her long days with the Shibuya Psychic Research, she had learned to pick up paranormal stuff, and she was in the mood right now.
"Mai." a voice called and the young brunette looked up, before turning her head.
"Oh, what is it?" she asked, looking up at her friend.
"You've been sitting here for an hour, what are you waiting for?" Mai pouted.
"I'm not waiting for anything Michiru, I'm thinking.." Mai said, then looked out over the lake. As per chance, this was the very lake that they had been too a month ago, the same lake that Eugene was found in. It always stung within her when Mai thought about Eugene's body, but she couldn't tell anyone.
"Then, when your done thinking, will you help us out?" Michiru asked. Mai looked up at her again.
"With what?" she asked. Michiru grinned.
"Well, we're gathering wood for the fire, the teachers are gathering the classes in groups to tell scary stories." Michiru said. Mai nodded, then she sprung up.
"Oh, I forgot about that, of course I'll help." she said, smiling. As she followed Michiru towards the small cabins they were staying in, she felt something pass by and stopped, turning towards the lake again. In a split second she thought she saw a black clothed figure standing by the lake, but the moment Mai blinked, the figure was gone.
"It can't be.." she thought, but didn't have time for more when Michiru called her name and she returned to the task at hand.
The fire was sparking a little, warming Mai's face. She saw between her friends in front of the fire. They were about ten people, all gathered around the large fire. The teacher and the students were all talking them between after the last scary story. Mai tilted her head to the side, then she smiled and raised her hand, having a story in the back of her head. The teacher nodded at her and everyone turned towards Mai, who blushed lightly.
"Well, I actually have a story about this place.. some years ago, when the old elementary school that used to stand here was still in use, there was an accident.." she began, the students just stared back, not knowing why she began like that. Mai looked into the fire before she continued.
"The students and it's teacher was all riding a bus when it fell off a cliff nearby when going on a trip, after that, it was said that the students and the teacher began haunting the school.." now she could see the goosebumps on her friends arms and she enjoyed knowing they were getting freaked out.
"People who went into the old building kept disappearing and no was found.. after a while a young group of people came by, they went in and one by one they started disappearing, but the remaining people couldn't remember those who went missing." Mai explained, amused by the scared looks on the students faces.
"Then, one of the more sensitive of the group went missing, and had a strange dream, she was in the class with the students that was all supposed to be dead and had a long class with them.. however, when she realized that this was all the ghosts doing, she wanted to return, however, the students refused to let her go." now Mai could see the teacher getting slightly nervous. Oh how Mai enjoyed this, but the worst was, this was actually all true.
"After the girl realized this, she had a vision, she saw everyone in her group, although in the same room, they couldn't see each other, nor communicate them between, so she went to the teacher who was supposed to have been killed in the accident." Mai continued, now she wasn't feeling amused anymore, the memories was still fresh.
"She begged the teacher to let her go, but he refused.. he was the one holding the students back as well.. because of him, non of the children could move on.." Mai said, keeping her voice just loud enough for all to hear, but not outside their ring. The students all hustled together as even the teacher looked a bit pale.
"After a while, the teacher retaliated and the children began changing, they were all demons used by the teacher, who didn't want to end it all.. but the girl persuaded them all." Mai ended and waiting for them to react to the short story.
"Wait.. that's all?" one of the students asked. Mai giggled.
"I'd need a lot more time than just this hour to tell the story.. it's really long, but I don't think it's the most frightening story I know.." she answered.
"Which one is then?" Michiru asked. Mai hummed.
"It must be with the story about a man who refused to die, so he kidnapped people and slaugthered them, then bathed in their blood.." that caused a shiver through the spines of all who was listening.
"But.. he died in the end didn't he, I mean, he's isn't a vampire right?" one of the boys asked. Mai tapped her knee as she thought.
"Well, not, but his nickname was Vlad, and he continued after his death, he took people through the walls of the house.." Mai stopped there, she could remember her dream all to well, it almost scared her how much she actually remembered.
"Where do you get these stories anyway? Non of it can really have happened.." another boy asked. Mai giggled.
"Oh, they're real alright.." she said. The students all gawked.
"Wait, does this have something to do with that job you had?" Michiru asked.
"I still have the job Michiru, I'm just waiting for my boss to return from Europe.. but yes, they do.." Mai answered. The students all stared at her in shock.
"So you mean that everything you just said... are things that you.." Michiru began.
"Yes.." Mai nodded, then she looked around the group.
"Everything I just said, are things I have been through.." she answered. Everyone's eyes widened.
"Really? Your like.. a medium or something?" one of the girls asked.
"No.. not really.. I do have some latent powers, but I'm usually not that useful to my team anyway.." Mai explained.
"So.. what about that Vlad, what happened?" it seemed that Mai telling them this caused a lot more interest than Mai realized. Mai looked down.
"Nothing good.. only one of the people investigating the truth about Vlad died.. she wasn't of our team but.. I saw what happened.." Mai raised her hands slightly, gently wrapping them around her throat. The students and teacher alike fell into a pause filled with suspense.
"And?" Michiru asked. Mai suddenly had this frightened expression on her face.
"Two men came in.. they picked her up and carried her out of her room, took her through the house, through a maze of bushes, in through a door that lead to a room of tiles, tied her to a table and.. and.." her voice failed her as Mai remembered the event.
"And?" a guy asked. Mai began trembling. Her voice, when she began speaking, was thin, almost she was so frightened that she could barely speak.
"One of the men grabbed her hair, tilting her head back, picked up a knife.. and.." Mai lowever her head, covering her face with her hands. Michiru placed a hand on her shoulder.
"And you saw this?" she asked.
"No way, didn't they notice you?" one of the guys asked. Mai looked up, her expression worrying them all.
"Because.. I saw it through the eyes.. of the girl that was kidnapped.." that caused a very odd pause, one with a lot of goosebumps and some fearful eyes.
"Woah.. so you actually died?" the guy asked and Mai suddenly had this offended look on her face.
"Well, sorry for being latent psychic and seeing dream, I was experiencing the death of a woman who died long before me through trance." Mai said stubbornly, though barely able to hold back to tears.
"Well, if you can go into trance, can you tell us how the guy who was found in this lake a month ago was killed?" Mai's eyes widened at the question.
"That-" she cut herself of.
"Don't you.." Mai sounded so angry when she cut herself off again.
"I personally know his brother, and yes, I know how he died, he is here right now!" at that, all the students, even the teacher stiffened.
"What?" the boy who had asked earlier asked again.
"Davis Eugene, English boy at the age of 17 was hit by a car on an accident, but he survived, so the person in the car realized this she drove over him again, killing him, then she dumped him in the lake!" Mai proclaimed angry.
"Damn.. I shouldn't have said all of that.." Mai muttered. She was now sitting by the lake again. The stars was blinking down at her while she kept muttering in her own world, not noticing the figure stepping over to her. When she did notice, she barely flinched and eep'ed. Mai looked up.
"Y-yes?" she asked. The boy who stood beside her was dressed in black clothes, and black only. However, he wore a gentle smile. Mai smiled and stood up.
"Gene.." she said, smiling back. A few people who passed her gave her an odd look, because, to any other, it was only Mai. Indeed, this boy was a ghost, the ghost of the boy who had been killed here, the brother of Naru, her boss.
"Anything wrong?" he asked. Mai slowly nodded.
"I was just thinking back on the case of Vlad.. and all that.." she said.
"I see, that was a frightening thing to see.. I'm sorry." Gene said. Mai gasped.
"No no, it's nothing to apologize for, because of that, I could give Naru some extra information.. I'd be completely useless for him." she said, laughing. Gene smiled even more, then he nodded.
"Yes, that idiot nerd really doesn't talk to anyone who is useless to him." he agreed.
"But Gene, why are you here.. and why am I able to see you despite the fact that I'm obviously not asleep?" Mai asked, she had noticed that there was people around. Gene chuckled.
"Well, it seems your powers exceeded my expectations." he said. Mai gawked.
"What? You mean that I can.. see ghosts.. without being asleep?" she asked. Gene chuckled again and then he nodded.
"Haven't you been able to do so for a long time now?" he asked. Mai blushed.
"Stop teasing me." she muttered. Gene just smiled, though gently.
"Gene? Do you know when Naru is returning?" she asked. Gene titled his head to the side.
"Hm.. I'm not sure.." he was smiling so Mai just hit his shoulder gently.
"Stop teasing, I know that you know when.." she halted when she realized that she had just touched him. Gene gave her a worried look when she didn't continue and just stood there.
"Mai?" he asked. Mai looked up at him.
"I can.. touch you.." she whispered. Gene's eyes showed realization, then he smiled.
"Well well, it seems you'll be giving Naru some big surprises then, make sure to not show him all of it at once okay?" Gene said. Mai pouted.
"Gene." she whined. Just then, she heard something splash and turned her head towards the lake, seeing something bob on the surface.
"Gene.. is that.." Mai began, but stopped when the bobbing stopped and nothing seemed out of the ordinary, except, there was no waves from whatever hit the surface of the lake. Mai turned to Gene, who had this weird look on his face be he turned to Mai again.
"This place is dangerous, you should leave as soon as you can." Mai stepped back, then she grabbed her phone in her pocket.
"At least I'll tell the others that somethings off.." she said. Gene nodded.
"Hurry, something bad is about to happen.."
The door to the office opened and two black clothed men stepped through. The shortest of the two noticed the people siting on the couch right away, and glared.
"Oh, Naru-chan, your back already?" the tallest of the ones in the room already said, smirking.
"This office isn't a coffee shop, and nor is it a bar to come to late!" the teen muttered as he passed them, then he stopped and turned.
"Where's Mai?" he asked. Bou snickered.
"And here we go.. she's on a field trip with her class, she wont be back before tomorrow." he said, but didn't say anymore when a phone started ringing. Ayako reached into her purse and got her phone out.
"Ah, it's Mai.. wonder what she wants this late?" she wondered out loud before she answered. Naru and the rest just stared at her as Ayako gasped and her eyes widened.
"Wait, Mai, calm down and tell me.. oh.. wait, your there?" she asked, after some more talking she finally hung with a word of caution. Naru glared.
"Well?" he asked. Ayako glared back, then she sighed.
"It seems.. she got herself caught up in something paranormal again.." at that, everyone just sighed.
"And, where is it?" Naru asked, obviously just wanting to know he could go over and drag the girl back here. Ayako however, looked a little hesitant. Naru glared.
"Mitsuzaki-san." Naru's voice was dangerous. Ayako shook her head.
"Fu- Fureai Forest.. the camping site.. we were, when you found.. your brother.." at that, Naru's eyes widened ever so little.
"The school again?" he asked. Ayako shook her head.
"The school was torn down two weeks ago." Bou said. Naru nodded.
"Then?" he stared at Ayako.
"It seems.. something is going on with the lake itself.." she said. Naru frowned. Suddenly Naru picked up his phone.
"Lin." then he was gone out of the door, leaving the people in his wake, all surprised at his sudden departure. Lin just sighed, then turned to the rest, who all gaped.
"What was that about?" John asked.
"We're going to the lake." Lin answered and the rest just got up in shock.
"What? Is it that bad?" Bou asked. Ayako sighed.
"If Mai picked up something bad, of course it is!"
So.. how was it? I haven't written Ghost Hunt in ages so I'm a little rusty ^^;
Please forgive me if there are any grammar mistakes.. I usually notices them long after I've written it.. but I'm learning so please don't burn me :|
Any reviews can be written underneath :D