THE CEMETERY Part Two, a short story by actung. Date added: 2009-06-24. Times viewed: 1485.
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When we die or leave our physical body, what is left is a life force type of essence, a residual energy from our life and this is what makes up our soul. Like how a newborn child instinctively knows how to suck on a bottle to feed, the soul is capable of walking on ground even though there is nothing physical remaining, the ability to walk through things or move objects take time to learn, just like a child needs to learn how to crawl, stand, walk or talk.
Whatever the underground creature was or is, it needs to feed and it feeds on our life force energy. The creature is not concerned about whether a soul is good or evil; it only wants to feed over a six day period every six months. What Frank had unintentionally released are the disposed remains of the souls which had been consumed by the subterranean creature from the afterlife, and if there once was goodness in these souls, there now only exists pure evil.
These souls are now like batteries that need to be recharged, they need a power source and they do not care how they get this power just as long as they get it. The best thing that Frank could have done was to have just gone into the light, but he couldn't go, he felt that he left a mess behind, a mess that he needed to clean up. The mess would have cleaned itself up but Frank did not know this so he stayed behind leading Julie to stay behind too and now the ‘mess' was out to get Frank as Frank himself now was just pure energy, energy that would recharge any battery.
Three souls had escaped from the underground at the time Frank had got away from that creature and when the evening darkness came, the souls moved like shadows and made their way to the nearest power source which just happened to be Frank. The three souls came at Frank all at once and entered his being. The three dark shadows merged into Frank’s life force energy, four separate entities gelled to become one and all Julie could do was look on. Frank would now be no longer in control of his own life force; evil had taken over, though this evil was still unable to leave the confines of the cemetery. No soul of any kind could leave.
A new day came bringing with it visitors to the cemetery and just as the three souls took over Franks energy, they would now find a body to take over too so they, rather it could leave the grounds of the cemetery. It did so by just walking into the first person to come near it, gelling with a living person just as the shadow souls gelled with Frank.
That unfortunate person was a 34 year old guy named Sam. Sam had been coming to the cemetery early most mornings for almost two months now, ever since his wife Helen and their unborn child had been buried. He had been finding it very difficult to cope with what had happened, his relatives are all living back in Poland, Sam’s home country and Helens only family are her elderly parents and her older sister Pamela, all whom Sam doesn't get to see regularly.
Now Sam is no longer in control of his body, he is aware of what is happening, even though he doesn't understand it, Frank is also in there too, also aware of what is happening and also having no control over the body he is in. The three evil entities that took over Frank’s soul and then possessing Sam’s body all work together as one. Sam or at least the entity than now controls his being, left the cemetery but not before Julie got a good look at him, as she would attempt to posses the next person to arrive at the cemetery and try to go after Sam.
Julie didn't have to wait long to wait to attempt to posses someone. The only thing she dreaded more than having to go after the demons who took Frank and now posses Sam was the thought that she might have to become a man but amongst the next group of visitors to the cemetery was a woman and it was now time for the hard part; - try to take over someone's body.
Time was chasing after Julie, ever since her death there had been a connection between herself and Frank but now that Frank was no longer close by there was now a drain on Julie’s own life force energy and this would affect her attempt to take over the body of the woman whom Julie was going to try to posses. The woman whom Julie would attempt to take over was and still is a bank manageress from one of the local banks. Her name is Eve. The drain on Julie’s energy made her feel dizzy and instead of walking right into Eve Julie just passed right through her and fell over. That dizzy feeling passed right on to Eve also making her fall and she fell just where Julie had fallen therefore causing the possession to take place so it was a possession by accident.
Even though Julie got a good look at what Sam looked like, it was not something that she would necessarily need to be aware of as in regard to finding him. What she did have was the connection between herself and Frank and that would lead her to finding Frank, the three dark entities and the body, person or ‘vessel’ they possess. The energy drain was also felt by Sam, after all Frank is now a part of Sam, no matter how redundant that part is, in a way the energy drain made sure Frank had an active part in the amalgamation he now was a part of.
Julie was now in control of Eves body, and the perfect timing of a phone call to Eves mobile gave Julie the excuse to leave the company she was in, none of whom wanted Eve to go off by herself after having a dizzy spell and falling but Julie, now being Eve, assured them that she was well and ok. She explained that she needed to go take care of a few things and just like Frank and Sam are somewhat aware of what is going on without having any control of Sam’s body, Eve was aware of what Julie was saying and doing without having any control either.
Eve had her own car which made things so much easier for Julie and Julie had her own built in tracking device to find Frank, as she got closer and closer to where Frank was the stronger she would become. The demon shadow entities could also sense this tracking system as essentially they were Frank. The demons stole a car to put some distance between them and Julie causing a no win situation for everyone involved, even though there are two bodies involved here there are seven souls in total. Like before, the longer the distance between Julie and Frank the weaker Julie becomes therefore weakening Eve, this is mirrored in the body Frank is a part of as the same long distance also puts a strain on Frank’s energy weakening Sam which in turn weakens the demons. This connection made the strangest car chase in the history of car chases. The car being driven by Julie and the one being driven by the demons even though being miles apart would drive simultaneously, if the demons turned left so did Julie, if the demons turned right, Julie would turn at the next right.
The strain of the long distance between Frank and Julie took its toll on the bodies of both Sam and Eve bringing the car chase to an end when both of Sam and Eves bodies lost consciousness at the same time causing both cars to crash. Neither body was seriously hurt in either of the two crashes. Sam and Eve were taken in to hospital with minor cuts and bruising and would both in hospital for the night, a night in which the ground opened up pulling into it the demons from Sam’s body, a night where a bright light would shine once again, only this time Frank and Julie both felt freedom, a freedom of not being held back, a freedom that allowed them both to pass freely into the next life. Sam and Eve were discharged from the hospital at the same time leading one into the path of the other. They made their exit from the hospital more or less at the same time. Sam turned toward Eve.
‘Julie?' asked Sam.
‘Frank?’ asked Eve.
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