April 4, 2012

Landrys (2) - Round 20

Lyndsay knew that it annoyed Ryder how much she was working towards the top of her career. But, it was important to her to be at the top of her game.  She liked knowing everything about everything!

Ryder understood the need to reach the top of the career.  And because of it, he'd managed to set away quite a nest egg.  He just hoped once Lyndsay reached the top, she'd be able to devote more time to the family.

"I did it!" Lyndsay shouted after returning home! She was the leading paranormal expert now!

Quietly, she went into her children's room and tucked Ryan in.  He was growing up so fast, she thought sadly. 

As was Annie.  Soon she would be going off to college.  Lyndsay was a little disappointed that Annie hadn't exhibited more interest in scholarly pursuits like research and studying.  She preferred to primp and practice make-up application.

Lyndsay was glad that she & Ryder shared a comfortable marriage.  They'd perfected the art of studying side by side. 

Except...

....she found herself unable to study anymore...

So she didn't know what to do with her time.   Ryder had suggested finding a hobby.  What? Like playing baseball or making pottery.  What a silly waste of time!

She should find a new job....

...Except that was easy to excel at as well.

The answer turned out to be Ryan.  He loved learning as much as she had when she was his age.  And Lyndsay found that he was very open to tutoring.  It was now her life's work to teach him everything he needed to know about the world around them!

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"Thank you for coming," Annie said from the head of the table.  "As you know, my Mom was the leading paranormal expert.  And look what I found under her bed! A Ouija board!"

Aidan looked quite uncomfortable.  "A what?" he asked nervously.

"A Ouija board?" Rachel asked excitedly.  "Oh this is going to be great!"

Willow looked around the table uncomfortable.  "I... I... I don't know about this," she stammered.

"Come on, Willow. It's just a game," Ryan told her.

When no one else spoke up, Annie made a show of beginning.  Putting her fingers on the planchette, she asked aloud, "Is there a spirit here?"  Slowly her fingers moved towards the 'yes'. 

Gasps sounded around the table.

Annie excitedly asked, "Can you show yourself?"

As the planchette moved towards 'yes' again, Willow stood up and screamed.

Angrily, she zeroed in on Ryan.

"I don't know what you and your sister are up to, but it's not funny!" she yelled as tears streamed down her cheeks. 

Ryan was stunned.  He didn't know why Willow was so upset.  "Willow? Are you okay?"

"NO! I'm not okay! I don't know how you did it, but it was mean! I'm going home!"  Willow ran our the door.

Rachel turned to Aidan, "What happened to her?" she asked. 

"I don't know," Aidan shrugged his shoulders.  "Maybe she gets scared too easily?"

Rachel shook her head, "Yeah, we were just having fun..."

Ryan had chased after Willow to find out what was wrong, but she'd been too fast. Dejected, he'd come back inside. 

Dawn tried to cheer him up.  "Come on, just ignore her. She's obviously a big baby."

Ryan sighed, "I guess. I just don't understand why she flipped like that."

Slowly, all their friends trickled out the door, talking about the night.

Ryan yawned and told Annie he was going to bed.

Annie wasn't sleepy at all. She w as wide awake and wired.

Something had been moving the planchette.  And Willow had almost acted like she'd seen a ghost... Annie wondered....

Just then a light sparked outside.

Annie ran outside to see if lightening had hit.  Seeing the woman standing in front of her, Annie stopped up short. 

"Oh my God!" she gasped.  "What the...?"

The woman pointed at her and said, "Annie Landry, you have played with things you do not understand."

"Me?" Annie asked, scared.  "No, I was just goofing around! I didn't mean anything by it! I swear!"

"It is beyond your control now," the woman said cryptically, raising her wand.

Annie glanced around, wishing she'd stayed inside.  "But, I... I... I..."

Sparks of light surrounded Annie and she felt energy swirling around her.  "What's happening?" she asked, alarmed.  "What's going on?"

"I have set the world right. In time you will find your true self."

Annie snapped, "Again! Cryptic! Who are you? What did you do?"

The woman just waved her wand again and disappeared.

"Oh crap."

1 comment:

  1. OOOhhh I love the paranormal activity! Seances, and witchery! :) Annie, what a life you are going to have now!

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