So if Delilah is back and we are first and third on her list then who’s second?” Vera asked.

“Who knows?..” Mark shrugged

Vera scoffed. “She thinks she’s smart.”

“Two years ago when she was in your sister’s body, did she… Like did Jessica ever came out?” Vera asked not sure how to arrange her sentence.

“Huh?” Mark seemed confused.

Vera sighed, “Haven’t you noticed, sometimes Becca talks, like she sometimes takes control of her body, it’s like she’s still there but Delilah takes over her body the whole time, last night she talked to me, like Becca really, she told me she wasn’t possessed that she was just having memory gaps but I told her she was, she seemed lost and didn’t understand what was going on! She wasn’t even allowed to be herself for minutes and Delilah took over again,” Vera expound.

“Yeah you’re right, just yesterday too, Rebecca… I mean Delilah… When she tried to kiss me, I yelled and told her to snap out of it and then I guess that’s when Rebecca’s spirit came back, cause she suddenly asked what I was doing and she looked confused, and I also noticed that ever since Delilah had possesed Rebecca, she’s been pretty pale and her eyes her dull and plain as well, but yesterday when Rebecca came back, her eyes lit up and it looked alive again.” Mark explained.

“So my sister’s still in there but Delilah is now the owner of her body?” Vera scoffed angrily.

“What do you think we should do, and don’t you think you should tell your parents?” Mark said calmly.

“My mom’s pretty clueless telling her would still be a waste of time, but what I know is I have to act fast.” vera said.
“You’re not alone… I’ll help!” Mark added,.
“Thanks Mike!” Vera smiled.
“It’s Mark” Mark corrected with a shy grin.
“It sounds the same” Vera rolled her playfully.
“So how do you think we should help Rebecca?” Mark asked.

“Rebecca once told me that you guys went to visit a fortuneteller downtown, and I personally think she’s pretty good cause she like saw this whole situation coming, and maybe she’ll be of help talking to us” Vera smiled.

“Yeah you’re right!” Mark nodded.
“So how about this weekend… Me And you? Downtown?” Vera asked.
“Yeah I’m free!” Mark nodded.
“You’re sounding like it’s a date!” Vera joked.
“What no!” Mark quickly defended. Flushed already.
“it’s just a joke!” Vera said.

“Wow you still make jokes like this with even the situation you’re in” Mark rubbed his neck.
“Just because Rebecca’s possessed doesn’t mean it’s the end of the world, for all I know she’s still in there and Ive talked to her. Delilah is going down” Vera uttered confidently.
“Back then when Jessica was posssed, it was just Delilah the real Jessica was somewhere else, she didn’t come back to her body like Rebecca does sometimes, she just stayed quiet and secretly do a lot of bad things.” Mark sighed.
“Bad things?” Vera flinched. “Bad things like what?”.

“Bad things.” Mark repeated unable to speak.
“Can we talk about this again, another day. I.. I have to go home… I’m running late!” Mark said.
“Uh uhm okay!.. Sorry for taking a lot of your time” Vera apologised seeing how solemn Mark has suddenly become.
“It’s okay.! So we’re going on Saturday right?” Vera asked.
“No the earlier the better, Friday, tomorrow, after school.!” Mark suggested.
“Okay fine by me.!” Vera smiled.
“Okay… Good bye” Mark said walking away.
“Bye.!” Vera said before walking towards her house.
Vera walked inside the living room and met her mom and Rebecca talking and laughing over something she didn’t know what the hell they were talking about she rolled her eyes and walked up to them.

“Vera where did you go.! You just suddenly disappeared” Taylor said.
“Yeah I went outside to see someone!” Vera replied.
“Someone? you mean Mark…? My Boyfriend.” Rebecca smiled.
Taylor suddenly gasped.
“He’s not your boyfriend you snitch, he’s Rebecca’s boyfriend” Vera uttered, and earned a look from her mother who was confused by her words.
But Rebecca smile made Vera understood that she knew what she was talking about.
“So you have already have a boyfriend?” Taylor asked sounding a little bit disappointed
“Yeah, I mean I’m sixteen what’s the means to wait” Rebecca smirked.
“But don’t you think it’s too early?” Taylor pouted.
“It’s not.” Rebecca grinned.

“Uhm hey mom.” vera interrupted.
“Dad’s not here yet so I guess I’ll tell you alone and maybe you can tell him after”. Vera stated earning great curiosity both from Rebecca and her mom.
“okay what is it?” Taylor pressed.
“i won’t be going back to college until next two weeks and don’t worry I won’t be missing out on anything I’ll just tell Henry or Brenda to cover up for me!” Vera explained.
“what!! Honey that’s absurd, why do you and what do you want to stay home for?” Taylor asked.
“It’s for a reason best known to only me!” Vera sighed.
“But what if–
“Seriously no but and what ifs mom it’s gonna be fine!” Vera said before glancing at Rebecca and walking away.
Mark walked into the living room of his parent’s house and gently closed the door behind him.
“Mark is that you?” Mark heard his mother’s voice from the kitchen and when he didn’t reply, she came out of kitchen to check for herself.
“You always do this to me, you never reply me when I ask who’s at the door!” Daphnie, Mark’s mom said to him.
“Sorry!” He said calmly his eyes rasing up to meet his mother’s eyes, their undeniably resemblance brightening up the room.
“It’s okay… How was school?”
“The same.!” Mark shrugged, walking pass his mother and ascending up the stairs to his room, he stopped halfway on the stairs and turned back to his mom.
“Mom!” he called making his mother turn.
“The key to Jessica’s room, where is it?”.
His mother mood changed and with a frown she asked.
“Why do you want it?”.
“Mom I wish I could tell you but I can’t” Mark’s cool voice made his mother heart calm down and she sighed, it was one charm Mark hard but he didn’t know, his voice. It could soothe anything down even wild animals.
And he didn’t want his mom to find out that what killed his sister two years ago is back again to kill him this time.
“Its behind the broken clock in the basement!” Daphnie said before walking away, Mark hurried down the stairs and dropped his backpack on the living room table, he walked around the house and came across the basement door, he opened it and as he turned on the bright light bulb he descended down the stairs.
Mark moved around the quiet basement, He found the broken clock his mother was talking about and he moved it aside and grabbed the key he was looking for.
He walked out of the basement switching off the lights, and slamming the door.
Mark stood in front of his late sister’s door and shoved the key in the keyhole, he turned and turned the key till it let out a clicking sound, Mark pushed the door open and walked into the room.
His body froze at the familiarity, the memories and pain the room held, nothing was untouched, everything remained the same, the scattered bed, the broken shelf, the dried blood on the wall, he remembered so much at that moment but pushed everything at the back of his mind.
He looked around her room again reminding himself when he came here to do, he walked over to her pink drawer and as he opened the first one he found lotions and jewelries, he shut it back, opening the second one, he found only jewelries and a small knife, he shut it back, opening the third one to reveal a black diary.
“Jessica had a diary?” Mark thought! Taking it out and sitting down on the floor beside the drawer.
He opened the diary to the first page and sighed when he saw how she had scribbled down how she fell in love with the diary at the bookshop and then bought it, he flipped through a lot of pages, reading and skipping a lot of parts when he figured that they weren’t important.
Then his heart skipped a beat when his eyes came across the date before he started reading.

‘July 7th, Tuesday, 2016’

He started to read that part attentively cause it was a few days before Delilah took over Jessica’s body.

Mark shifted his weight after getting to a part that suddenly got him interested.

“Diary, going to the Rainal’s only forest with Hudson, Kate and Patty has been the best, we all had fun and you wouldn’t believe Hudson pretended to propose to me, he’s such a sweetie… it didn’t end there, coming home I found a cute little pink box at a riverside in the woods and decided to take it with me cause it was cute.”
Mark stopped reading cause the next part was actually talking about how sweet her boyfriend Hudson was.
Mark turned to the next page and he starts to read more attentively after the fifth line.

“Diary, That cute little box I found that day, it’s gets to be even more cuter today when I opened it to see that it had a cute little white Teddy bear inside and a picture of a girl around my age I think, the picture looks like it was split in half but the girl’s face was full and perfect. But how I wish I could return the box to the owner though, I feel pretty guilty picking it up!” Mark sighed reading that part he knew it was Delilah his sister had written about.
He wasted no time in turning the next page and he starts to read,
“Oh my God diary, Kate told me she has a crush on Mark, I mean eww… is she crazy, I’m not saying my brother isn’t pretty, but he’s a weirdo.” Mark smiled at that his chest tightened a bit remembering the small brawl he had with his sister those days.
He tilt his head at the book and shook his head. No he couldn’t cry… Not now, not ever.
And he continued reading.

“But my brother and my best friend… Nope that is not even possible… And Mark doesn’t like her, Mark doesn’t even like any girl, I don’t think he wants to ever get married… And diary keep this between us will you?” Mark laughed at his sister enthusiastic writeup.

“Diary… I’m home alone and its pretty boring without Mark here, he’s gone out with dad, mom’s not here either and worst of all Hudson isn’t in town and Kate have things to do. Life is pretty boring without people around you, so when I get married I’ll make sure I give birth to seven kids, I wouldn’t mind what Hudson thinks of that. Oh I heard mom calling me downstairs I’ll be write back diary…
…. Diary okay this is funny but strange I went downstairs after hearing my name but mom wasn’t even there, but I heard my name when no one actually called me. Looks like loneliness can cause a lot of damage T_T”

Mark gulped the big lump in his throat, she had no idea! Mark thought wishing he could turn back time and fix what’s right.

Mark skipped a lot of empty pages wandering what has happened already , and why his sister hadn’t written all those days, then he found some arranged ink on the next page and breathed out a sigh of relief.

“My sweet diary, How I missed you, Mr Jacob gave us a hell of project that made me a little distant from a lot of things but now I’m done with that stupid project thanks to Mark, he’s the best!” Mark’s head sparked at that and he didn’t care as his eyes got wet.
He missed Jessica so much.! She was always the one to keep the house alive, she was jilttery and funny, always happy and cheerful. He wished he was the one who died instead of her.
How he couldn’t wait to get rid of her.
But how? He asked himself as his eyes went back to the diary, his heavy tears wetting the pages.

“Now is not the time for this mark” he reminded himself and cleaned his eyes he continued reading anyways.

“And after this project Hudson is planning to take me to the amusement park downtown, but now sadly he’s postponed it to next Saturday, and I’m fine with it! And diary it’s me strange how I hear my name these days, last night it got creepier cause it sounded like it was coming from the cute little box, but I didn’t let my imagination get in my way”.

Mark turned next page to see it blank and he turned it again relieved to see some handwriting.

“okay diary I’m freaking out right now! Last night when Hudson came over, while we were kissing I saw a scary looking huge spider on the wall, it looked like it had hair but I didn’t have time to observe it cause I screamed and hurried to Mark’s room, I thought Mark would have played a prank on me, but he said he wasn’t the one and I believed him cause Mark isn’t that type of person and now… Oh No I just heard my name again, I’ll be back diary…”
Mark body had start to heat up, his heart pounding and slamming against his rib cage.
If only he knew…
He turned the next page and saw it blank. He turned the other page and saw it filled with ink and he wasted no time in reading.

“Diary… I don’t know what’s going on anymore, I don’t know what’s wrong with me I keep hearing my name and I keep seeing strange figure of a girl, I’m scared… I even had Mark sleep with last night.!”

Mark turned next page but it was blank, after opening seven more blank pages he knew it was the day before Jessica was possessed.

He dropped the diary grabbed Delilah’s picture and shoved it in his pocket.
He is sure going to kill her himself.


Vera sat on the couch with her phone in her hand, she watched as Rebecca whispered something in Helen’s ear and watched as Rebecca giggled and Helen followed her to room.
Vera couldn’t control her anger, Vera knew Helen knew something, but she wasn’t going to act wild… not now.

As Vera angrily moved around the living room, her feet suddenly connected to the floor table she didn’t know get any idea it was there, causing a great surge of pain that made her whince in pain and kick the table angrily moving it a bit from it’s spot!.
She was about to walk upstairs, whenever her eyes caught a white familiar looking doll, She grabbed the white Teddy bear on the floor and immediately head upstairs.

Rebecca smiled at Helen creepily as Helen sat still, facing her…
“So I brought you here so we can talk in private.!” Rebecca smiled.
“Uhm… Okay!” Helen blinked rapidly.
“Okay so now… Rebecca stopped talking and glance at the door to see it unlocked and she sighed and tilt her head to her right and immediately the door locked itself.

“Whoa… How did you do that?” Helen asked happily.
“You like that?” Rebecca asked with a smile.
“Yes… it’s like magic.” Helen smiled.
“It is magic” Rebecca smirked.
“Want to see more?” Rebecca asked with a smugly smirk.
“Yeah” Helen yelled.
“Shhh…” Rebecca said quietly placing her index finger over Helen’s little mouth.
“You mustn’t yell! And you’ll keep this as a secret!” Rebecca stood up.
“I can’t even tell mom?” Helen asked.
“Not even your dolls!” Rebecca shook her head.
“Uhm okay!” Helen frowned.
“But… Rebecca added making Helen raise her head up
“But what?” Helen eyes beamed..
“You can tell only Vera, tell her what I can do…!” Rebecca smiled as she made the pair of scissors on her drawer float on air.
“Wow.!” Helen jumped.
“Can you make me fly?” Helen asked.
Rebecca laughed. “I can do a lot more than that Helen. Just find my doll… it’s still In the house I can feel it”.
“Okay I promise I’ll find your teddy bear”. Helen grinned.
“Remember a promise is a promise and you don’t want to get on my list!” Rebecca beamed revealing weak and pale dimples.
“What list?”.
“Don’t worry you’ll never be on that list” Rebecca grinned.

“And by the way” Rebecca added. “Your sister says hi!” Rebecca shrugged.

“Who? Rebecca?” Helen asked.
“Who else…”.
“Oh tell her I said hi too” Helen’s tiny voice faded.
“Why are you suddenly sad?” Rebecca asked.
“I miss my sister!” Helen pouts.
“But I’m the new Rebecca, you don’t have to be sad. Don’t you like me?”
“I like you, But I like my sister more!” Helen says happily.
“But remember how she always says you imagine things too much with your toys, don’t you think that’s a bit rude?” Rebecca asked.
“Nope. I never find that ride, my sister isn’t rude, she’s nice, and so is Vera, but Vera is not all the time” Helen tells her…
“So You like both of your sisters more than me?” Rebecca asked sitting down again…
“Yes… They’re my family and you’re not!” Helen shrugged.
“Okay whatever. Just find my doll and I’ll grant you your wish.?” Rebecca smiled touching her cheek.
“Like making me fly?” Helen asked happily again.
Rebecca stood up and repeated. “Like making you fly.”
Rebecca walked to the door but stopped when Helen called her name.
“Bec… Delilah?”.
“Yeah.” Rebecca turned.
“Are you a fairy or an angel?” Delilah asked sheepishly.
Rebecca chuckled…
“I’m both! But a complete opposite!” Rebecca walked out of the room leaving little Helen to crack what she had just said.
“Opposite?” Helen muttered as she walk out of the room too.
It was night time and was raining a bit, the house was cold and everyone was already half way asleep, Vera couldn’t sleep she kept tossing and turning, and she angrily got up from her bed and walked to the bathroom.
Vera almost jumped when she saw something looking at her when she flicked up the light switch, but she calmed down when she saw it was only Delilah’s teddy bear she had picked up and place in the bathroom sink.
She grabbed the doll, washed her face from the running water and went back to her room,
She laid back on her bed and brought the doll to her face.

“What in the world are you?” Vera asked sighing, she suddenly felt and saw a label on the doll’s feet and turned on her night light to see it clearly.

The label on the doll’s feet was small and red and has tiny writings on it.
Vera moved the doll under the night light and she narrowed her eyes before she was able to read the writings on the label.

“/courstey; Mama doo/”

Vera titled her head trying to feel like she understood what she just read, she did understand it, but who’s mama doo. Obviously it was mama doo who gave the doll to Delilah since it says courtsey, mama doo.
Vera rolled her eyes as she dropped the doll on her drawer, she suddenly starts to get sleepy and before she knew it she was fast asleep.
Vera woke up few minutes later and flinched when she felt something cold on her neck.

“HI!” Rebecca smiled.
“It’s me Delilah” Rebecca grinned and shoved the cold object into her neck slowly, creating a sharp pain for Vera, Vera’s eyes dart to the object to see it was a knife.
“What are you doing?” Vera’s voice was Shaky and scared.
“What does it look like I’m doing?” Rebecca retorted rolling her eyes.

“Remember… I told you, you got yourself on my list and well this is how I pay people on my list.” Rebecca shrugged with a smile.
“You witch!” Vera muttered.
“Oh I’m more than a witch Vera, and besides you’re the only witch here, you’re going to ruin everything cause that’s what witches do and I’m not here to ruin things, I’m planning to have a quiet life here but you’ve figured out who I was already, cause you’re way to smart and I hate smart people, because you know why? One they ruin things and two I’m not smart so Vera, why should you live, just die already so it will be just me! Helen!, mom and dad.” Rebecca smirked, before Vera Vera could protest, Rebecca angrily shoved the knife inside her throat causing her to choke, blood gushing out of her nose and mouth, she couldn’t breathe.
“And… The end… Vera is gone!” Rebecca smiled. Stood up and walked away.
Vera suddenly jerk away breathing heavily and touching her neck, the whether was cold but she was sweating pretty badly, she quickly touched her neck and looked around her room, no sign of Rebecca, no sign of blood or knife on her neck.
‘Thank God it was just a dream’
Vera breathed out a sigh of relief and stood up from her bed, she glanced at her drawer and found the Teddy bear laying lifeless, she sighed and grabbed it, threw it at the bottom drawer and locked the drawer.

That night Vera couldn’t sleep, she stayed awake all night and fell asleep when the sun started to rise.
“You slept like crazy, is everything okay?”
“Yeah…” Vera replied, after waking up twelve in the afternoon, and heading downstairs to see her mom making coffee.
“i just… I couldn’t sleep last night so…” Vera shrugged taking the mug of coffee in her mother’s hand.
“Hey I was about to drink that.” her mother yelled.
“Sorry.!” Vera shrugged taking a sip and handing back to her mom
“Don’t worry you can have it all… So You had a bad dream or something?” Taylor asked pouring herself another coffee.
“Yeah kind of…” Vera sipped her coffee.
“Really?” Taylor giggled. “About what?”.
Vera hesitated not feeling like sharing anything but slowly she breathed out. “About Rebecca!”.
Taylor suddenly burst out laughing.
“Okay what did my sweet Rebecca did to you this time?”.
Seeing her biased her mom is Vera rolled her eyes before replying.
“She shoved a knife in my neck and boom.. I died!” Vera said plainly.
“Are you making this up?” her mother fold her hands against her chest.
“Why would I?” Vera asked angrily, not liking why her mother always thinks ill of her.
“Because you kind of have a problem with Rebecca!” Taylor said as a matter of factly.
“I do not!” Vera dropped her coffee angrily on the kitchen counter making it spill a bit.
“You always think I make things up, you always think ill of me when I speak about Rebecca! Seriously mom what the hell!” Vera yelled.
“okay… Okay… it’s fine you has a dream about Rebecca killing you! You were dead. It’s fine it’s all fine just know she can’t do that in the real world.” Taylor said lowly.
“I know but I’m afraid she won’t be able to control herself and kill me at last!” Vera stated.
“What? What is up with you?” Taylor asked angrily.

“Okay fine… I am tired of keeping this to myself mom you seriously have to know about this!” Vera said making Taylor suddenly curious.

“keeping what from me?”.

“Okay mom you know how I told you about how Rebecca is acting a bit different? And how I told you to watch her closely?” Vera asked.

“You really should watch her closely cause Rebecca isn’t Rebecca anymore, This house is fucking haunted, she doesn’t tell you but she tells, she tells me the things she saw and heard!–
“I’m sorry I’m lost!” Taylor interrupted.
“Becca’s possessed mom!” Vera said swallowing the fact that she may be sounding like a dummy in front of her mom.
“what?” Taylor said.
“Rebecca’s been seeing and hearing voices mom, before she got possessed by this so called girl Delilah, oh and remember how the wadrobe in Delilah’s room couldn’t move when we tried to move it, cause one, a girl and the Teddy bear you gave to Helen, lived in there!” Vera stated.
“Vera I don’t understand where you’re getting all this.” Taylor said.
“i know you’re not going to believe me but hell! I’m going to say it! Rebecca is possessed and by a girl called Delilah, she’s in control of Becca’s body and have you noticed how pale and gloomy Becca’s been lately, do you even see how her eyes have become dull?” Vera voice was high and serious, leaving Taylor in a deep thinking state.
She in fact has noticed Rebecca being pale lately, but didn’t consider that as any thing!.
“And about the doll talking to Helen, somehow that must have been true, because Delilah threatened me the night before yesterday saying she’s going to kill me. It’s seem like it’s Rebecca’s speaking but it’s not, it’s the girl in control of her body, and how can Becca wakes up one morning and calls you mummy instead of mom when she knows you hate that, don’t you notice how different her character is? Becca is a happy person but not filled with so much bitchy enthusiasm like Delilah. Think about it mom!” Vera finished talking and started to breathe heavily due to the way she was using all her energy to make her mother understand Becca isn’t the Becca everyone knows.
“And how did you know about all this?” Taylor asked, feeling frightened already. Every point her daughter had pointed out was actually making sense in her head even though she wished it wasn’t supposed to..
“Mom Rebecca tells me things, I’m the only one she shares everything with and it’s your fault cause you make me do everything with her when we were little and she suddenly feels comfortable telling me everything, the night she heard her name by an unknown person she told me!” Vera said and her mother suddenly looked interested which made Vera start the whole story from the beginning telling her mom from the first night she saw Rebecca in the living room in the midnight, to the day of the fortuneteller, to the day Rebecca was posssed.

Taylor was completely speechless she didn’t know what to say but Vera did.
“I’ll be going back to my room, and mom when Rebecca gets back from school watch her closely, you carried for nine months, you can’t tell me you can not identify your own child” Vera said before walking upstairs leaving Taylor to think about the whole story she just heard.

“Mark… Do you think I should dye my hair blonde like my sister’s?” Rebecca asked as she ate lunch with her set of friends.

“No… Your hair suit your beautiful eyes!” Mark replied glancing at Rebecca’s dull eyes.

“Okay… I’m jealous you two are so cute.” Felicia beamed.
“Right?” Rebecca said happily as she and Felicia giggled.
“I don’t care about the cuteness, you guys should just date already!” Zane added.
“Yeah… But Markie doesn’t want that” Rebecca pouts.
“Markie?” Mark scoffed. Hating that he has to pretend to be in love with the so called Delilah, if she can pretend to be in love with him and then kills him, why couldn’t he!.
“Yep, that’s the cute name I improvised for you!” Rebecca said.
“Awwn that’s so cute!” Felicia added.
“Sorry but, I love Mark!” Mark said calmly.
“Is it me or Rebecca you’re getting whiter” shayne said touching Rebecca’s face, but Mark moved his hand away.
“Don’t touch her.!” Mark barked like he cared, he did care! For the fact that it was Rebecca’s body, but he didn’t care because it was Delilah talking.
“You’re so protective Markie but don’t worry he can’t take me away from you.” Rebecca smiled.
“Yeah whatever!” Mark muttered.

Zane’s eyes suddenly dart to the short haired girl at the cafeteria door, getting yelled at by the vice principal.
‘What did Thelma do this time?’ He thought as his eyes couldn’t leave her cause he wanted to know what was going on.

Mark glanced at him and traced his eyes to see them on Thelma, he threw one of his greens at Zane for his attention since he was sitting across the table and opposite him, he wanted his attention without anyone knowing since they were all focused on their foods.
Zane’s eyes landed on Mark’s eyes and he sighed.
“What?” Zane mouthed to him.
Mark beckoned his head towards Thelma’s direction, and Zane getting the idea that Mark means he should go talk to Thelma as Thelma angrily walked out of the cafeteria.
“No way.” Zane said, making everyone look up to see who Zane was talking to.
“Seriously dude!” Mark added.
“She won’t talk to me remember? Because of what she did!” Zane said.
“But still she’s your friend!” Mark added.
“And yours too… why don’t you go talk to her!” Zane barked.

“What are you guys talking about” Felicia chimed.
“Nobody!” Zane sighed.
“Seriously, just cut off, forget yesterday’s incident and go talk to her!” added.
“What? How can I forget that?”
“So You enjoyed it?” Mark said slyly.
“What… Mark when did you turn crazy!” Zane asked angrily.
“Since now. Now go to her!” Mark said slowly.
“If you know you didn’t enjoy the kiss go talk to her!” Mark said loudly.

“What kiss?” shayne and Felicia ask in unison.
“The kiss Zane an—
“Shut up Mark! Okay fine… I’m going!” Zane said and stood up angrily.
“okay” Mark chuckled, as he watched Zane walk out of the cafeteria angrily.

“So what kiss did Zane had and with who?” shayne asked.
“I’m sorry I can’t tell you guys!” Mark shrugged, “he left probably because he didn’t want me to tell you guys so sorry…” Mark shrugged.
“Bummer!” Felicia sighed with a frown.
Zane walked around the whole school looking for Thelma, but gave up when he didn’t find her, as he gave up and walked through the hallway to go back to the cafeteria, he heard her voice coming from the school’s nurse’s office. His heart beat rose
‘is Thelma sick?’ he thought, as he opened the door and walked here.

“Here drink this, rest and you’ll be fine!” The school nurse said giving Thelma a glass of water and some pills.
“Thank you!” Thelma said calmly.
“Uhm hi…” Zane said to be noticed!
“Oh hi…” the school nurse smiled at him.
“Hello!” Zane grinned.
“What are you doing here… Are you sick?” Thelma asked a lot of care in her voice.
“What? No? I’m actually here to Check on you!” Zane replied. “You know cause you’re the one holding the cup and the pills”.

“Okay well since you’re here to see how your friend is doing I guess I better leave the two of you alone!” the nurse said, stood up and walked out closing the door behind her.
Zane slowly walked towards the bed and sat on the chair the nurse just stood up from that was facing Thelma…

“Uhm.. Okay how do you know I was here?” Thelma asked, throwing the pills inside her mouth and using water to push it down her throat, squeezing her face in a way that made Zane laugh.
“Okay you’re still bad at taking pills!” Zane laughed.
“No one is good at taking pills” Thelma said dropping the empty glass.
“Yeah…” Zane replied. “And I saw you getting yelled at by the vice principal! Is everything alright?”.

“Yeah.” Thelma said and when she looked up at Zane, he gave her a look.
“Okay no!” she rolled her eyes. “What the school is doing to me is so unfair, I just survived with arranging the class’s attendance list that our dumb ass class teacher messed up, and now the vice principal said I’ll be taking care of class C class-president‘s job since he’s ill and since the teacher is ill too. And now all the teacher’s work and class president work are on me because the school doesn’t have enough money to hire a substitute teacher or well organized class to pick a substitute class president, but yet the stupid vice principal said it must be me since class C is our neighboring class, and I have to be my brother’s keeper. And what the fuck! I protested but he said I must do this, because I’m supposed to! And now I have no time to talk to my friends cause I’ll be too busy covering for an ill student and teacher. My life sucks! And now because of his loud voice I got headache and I had to come here to take pills”.

“Okay first of all its your fault for being smart!” Zane said trying to lighten up the mood, but earned an eye roll.
“And I think the vice principal gave you this job because he knows how, smart, and independent you are!” Zane said.
“Thanks Zane but I just think he dislikes me!” Thelma sighed.
“Oh okay… If This makes you happy, then I’ll help!” Zane said making Thelma almost jump.
“Yep” Zane smile.
“Say you promise! Cause you sure know how to back down on something”.
“Okay I promise!” Zane beamed.
“Cross your heart!” Thelma ordered and Zane did so.
“thanks” Thelma said and they both remained quiet, well until Thelma said..

“I’m sorry about yesterday!”
“Oh yeah… That.” Zane said.
“I shouldn’t have kissed you, I mean I just wanted to sho–
“It’s okay” Zane nodded cutting her off.
“i know you didn’t mean to…” Zane added. “It’s not like you like me or something.” Zane laughed
“what?” Thelma asked.
“Do you?… You know. Like me?” Zane said.
His question made Thelma Stare at him blankly and without hesitation she said.. “No!”
Zane breathed a sigh of relief “Oh thank God you said no.”

“What… Okay what if I had said yes” Thelma asked
“What? Is your answer really yes but you just said no for cover ups” Zane asked bewilderedly.
“Do you want my answer to be a yes?” Thelma smirk.
“Seriously Thelma don’t confuse me!” Zane gritted his teeth making her laugh.
“Don’t worry I’m not trying to still you from Janet.”
“But tell me is it a yes or a no!” Zane asked trying to make things clear between them. But Thelma said instead.!


Seriously Thelma don’t confuse me!” Zane gritted his teeth making her laugh.
“Don’t worry I’m not trying to still you from Janet.”
“But tell me is it a yes or a no!” Zane asked trying to make things clear between them. But Thelma said instead.!

“It’s a No! Okay!” Thelma giggled. As they both suddenly heard the bell.
“Good… Okay” Zane said standing up.
“I’ll be going to class, you coming?” Zane asked.
“Nope not really… I have to rest,” Thelma replied. “You can go alone!”.
“Oh okay!” Zane said, glanced at Thelma one last time before walking out of the nurse’s office.

As Zane walked back to class, he met his friends in the hallway and dragged Mark in a corner, without any of them knowing.

“What is It?” Mark asked as he watched Zane smile sheepishly.
“You’re scaring me with your smile, what is it?” Mark added.

“You were so wrong! Mark! Thelma doesn’t like me!” Zane smiled.
“Uhm okay… You talked to her?”
“Yep! And she apologized for kissing me and then I asked her if she liked me but she said she doesn’t, like she doesn’t at all…” Zane stated.
Mark chuckled. “You don’t undertand girls do you, they pretend they don’t like you but at last you’re the one the love most!”
“And how did you know that Mr know it all?” Zane asked unhappily.
“Well to remind you again. I once had a sister! I always asked her if she liked Hudson, but she always says no, denying it, to me, to her friend! To Hudson too, but then a week after I found out she was going out with him and then I asked her ‘but I thought you said you didn’t like Hudson’ and she replied ‘Mark you don’t know but when we girls say no, there’s a way you’re supposed to understand that, that no really means yes! And a no that actually said no! And my no meant yes, I do like Hudson!’ and that’s what my sister told me, now you know Thelma no was a yes!” Mark said leaving Zane speechless.

“Mark… I hate you!” Zane sighed.
“I know cause I always say what’s right!” Mark shrugged.
“I thought I finally broke the awkward tension between me and Thelma with that stupid kiss, now you just build up a higher and awkward wall, great”. Zane sighed
“Cause you know I’m right” Mark said.
“But she said no! And I like Janet!” Zane added
“Okay… want to try out something?” Mark asked.
“What is it? Try out what?”.
“Okay since you got a ‘no’ that’s actually a ‘yes’ from Thelma–
“And how do you know it’s a yes?” Zane cut him off.
“Because she kissed you and that kind of explains it all!” Mark breathed tiredly.
“It was a mistake, she said she didn’t mean to” Zane said.
“Are you crazy no one kisses another person and say it’s a mistake, anyways do you want to hear my plan or not?” Mark asked impatiently.!
“fine! What is this ‘brilliant’ plan of yours!?” Zane asked doing air quote around “brilliant”.
“You have to act, can you be an actor for a few minutes?” Mark ask.
“I can try, tell me this plan of yours first!” Zane said placing his hand on his hips.

“Okay, you have to be a Pinocchio with this plan of mine.” Mark said.

“Lying?” Zane scoffed.
“Yep. First you just have to walk up to her and say, Thelma, I like you would you like to go on a date with me? And boom she says yes!” Mark smirked.
“I always thought you were a creepy person, but now you’re scaring me, not the creepy way though, I mean who would look at you and think you have all this things you just said cramped up in your head, they would think you’re this quiet guy when you are just more than that, now tell me were you a player.?” Zane asked.
“I would love to be a player but, I’ve got better things to do!” Mark shrugged.

“And what if Thelma Says No?” Zane asks.
“Trust me, she’ll accept your proposal!” Mark smiled.
“I doubt that!” Zane rolled his eyes.
“Either way, if she says No tell her you were just kidding, laugh if off and pretend you never said anything and after that I’ll give you twenty Dollars” Mark promised.
“Done!” Zane grinned hearing money was involved.
“You’re gonna thank me for this Zane.” Mark rolled his eyes.

“So this is where you two were hiding” shayne’s voice suddenly towers Zane’s voice and they both turned.
“We’ve been looking everywhere for you guys, class started a while ago,” shayne smiled.

They both ignored him. “Okay thanks Mark for that even though you’re still wrong I’ll go with your plan!” Zane said about to walk out when shayne stopped him.
“Hold up. I asked what you two were doing in here. Or perhaps are you both… Gays?” Zane grinned earning a sounding punch from Zane.

“What the hell man, I was just joking” shayne yelled, as he came out of the hallway.
“Well joke with my fist” Zane said wanting to throw another punch but missed it, cause shayne was quick dodging the punch and punching Zane on his stomach.
They both start to battle in a serious but playful way like children, while Mark placed his headphone over his head and walked passed them pretending he never knew them.
Mark walked into the class and sat down without anyone knowing, but Rebecca knew cause they both sat close to each other.
“Markie where were you?” she asked quietly to prevent the teacher from hearing.
“None of your business!” Mark muttered.
“Why do you always say it’s none of my busi— Rebecca suddenly starts coughing making Mark look down at her, she coughed for a really long time her head facing the floor, making even everyone in class look at her,

“Becca are you okay?” Mark asked..

“Is she okay?” the teacher asked from front of the class walking closer to them.

“Uhm no..!” Felicia quickly got up and starts to pat Rebecca’s back really slowly and holds her hair back.

“Becca are you okay?” Zane asks.
“You can see she’s not!” Felicia barked.

“Did I do anything wrong?” Mark thought!

“Maybe we should take her to the nurse’s office!” Mark said standing up.
“No…” Rebecca coughed. “I’m..” she coughed again “fine!”.
She ended the cough with a heavy one and raised up her face that looked flushed.

“I’m okay!” Rebecca breathing was thick and everyone breathed a sigh of relief, as they watch her move her hair back, her cheeks were high and red, and her eyes were alive and lit again.

“Still you have to take her to the nurse’s office!” the teacher suggested and Mark nodded standing up.
“I’ll take her!”.

“Okay well hurry up!” the teacher ordered and Mark took Rebecca’s hand and walked her out of the class.

Rebecca tried to slip her hand away from Mark’s hand as they walk through the hallway but pulled her hand back.

“Mark let go!” Rebecca said with sigh and Mark did so with a smile, it’s Rebecca! The real Rebecca she’s here! And he hoped she’ll stay for long.

“You’re back!” Mark breathed out.
“Yeah, I fought my way back!” Rebecca said and starts to tremble and slowly burst into tears.
“Hey… Hey… Don’t Don’t cry it’s okay!” Mark’s voice echoed through the empty hallway as he placed his hand on her shoulder.
“No its not okay! You don’t know what I’m going through… everyday I fight… ReRebecca’s voice faded. Due to the cry
“Fight… Fight for what?” Mark asked.!
“I’m possessed! Mark you know that! And I’m fighting everyday for my body! But it’s hard.” Rebecca said weakly sweating profusely, her hair sticking to her face due to the swear and tears.

“It’s okay… Becca Delilah will be back any minute now, I want you to stay strong and keep fighting okay! Now come with me!” Mark said and slowly took her by the hand and led her to the nurse’s office.
Mark and Rebecca walked into the nurse’s to see it empty, Mark slowly led Rebecca to one of the bed and told her to sit. Mark was sure glad it was empty at least he’ll be pretty comfortable asking Rebecca some questions openly.
“Okay now Becca, I want you to tell me… How you feel so we can help, you, your sister has been going through a lot to help you and I have to too, now tell me how do you feel or where do you go when she’s in control of your body!?” Mark asked.

“I don’t know when she’s in control actually!” Rebecca sniffed. “Cause it’s always like I’m stuck in a bad dream where I can’t come out! And I think that’s when she’s in control!”.
“Okay and how do you mange to be in control sometimes?” Mark asked.
“The bad dream I said I’m in, I feel aware of myself in that dream, it’s like a dream, meanwhile it’s not, it’s a dark room where I can see nothing but a small door, a door that shrinks everyday, I can move and do all sort of things but I can’t see anything it’s pitch black except, when you get close to the door, you see light, and people, my family, you, Zane, and others! But I just can’t open that door or get even close to the door, because tiny little pins are being placed in front of the door everyday and before I get to open, It’s a must I step on those pins, but I had to overcome that pain today… because I saw you all talking to me when I wasn’t even there! And I believed I was truly possessed, I could hear all you voices but I reach out to you guys, it was hard for me! I don’t know how Delilah behaves when she takes on and how she reacts with everything you guys tells her, but I can here y’all voices and today I reached out!” Rebecca expound.
“Normally when you come back to your body, you never coughed, care to explain why you coughed today?” Mark asked.
“I got slammed on the wall by something, when trying to open that door… And… Rebecca’s voice was fading and her face was getting pale again.
“She’s coming back, I can feel it, she’s pushing me aw… Rebecca’s eyes were slowly shutting but she was trying to keep them open.

“No… No.. No.. Becca! Becca! Stay with me!” Mark said holding her hand, and touching her cheek.
“I’m trying!” Rebecca starts to breathe heavily. “Do you know how it feels not to be in control of your own body I feel useless!” Rebecca said like she was tired. But she wasn’t, Delilah was making her way through.
“Please make me stay!” Rebecca pleaded as her eyes slowly shuts.
“No I can’t have that witch back now. Becca c’mon stay with me” Mark placing both of his hands on her cheeks and patting them lightly.
“Becca! listen to my voice and keep your eyes open.!” Mark said moving his face closer to hers, Rebecca opened her eyes and found Mark’s grey eyes piercing into hers.
“Good look at me… Don’t break the contact and fight it Becca. Be in control!” Mark ordered, and it was Rebecca didn’t had to fight it cause as she held his gaze she was in control, but she could still feel as Delilah forced her way back…

“Mark! History repeated itself just like the fortuneteller predicted! And she said you’re the one who can save me, help me mark!” Rebecca said, her Hazel eyes watering.
“I’ll help you but first stay strong… Stay with me for now!” Mark said placing his forehead against hers and Rebecca’s eyes never left his until they heard.

“What are you guys doing?” Rebecca and Mark turned to see Thelma’s sleepy eyes looking at them.
“Nothing!” Mark replies.
“HI Thelma!” Rebecca said slowly, staring at Thelma, wishing she could see Thelma everyday, see mark, Vera, Helen her friends, her family, everyone everyday she’s tired of being a substitute for her body.
“Are you two dating already?” Thelma asked..
“Yes! now! leave us alone!” Mark said turning back to Rebecca. He looked at her eyes and breathed out a sigh of relief knowing it was still Rebecca.!

“I can’t… Cause I’m suddenly curious, I heard what both of you were saying and you know I got curious” Thelma grinned.
“Curiosity kills the cat!” Mark mumbled as he turned back to Rebecca to see her still intact.

“Seriously! What is wrong with Becca?” Thelma asked coming closer to them, “Becca are you okay?” Thelma asked standing in front of Rebecca.
Rebecca shook her head negatively, Mark sighed, and then looked at Thelma in a way that says ‘he’ll tell her what she needs to know but not now!’.

Thelma understood and asked no more questions and she just watched Mark hold on to Rebecca like she’s going to break any time soon, and she couldn’t ask questions, but quickly gave up when she tried to undertand the situation herself.

“How’s my family? Are they all doing well?” Rebecca asked.
“Yeah they’re fine!” Mark replied.

Thelma watched them in awe wondering what was happening, but kept her cool cause it felt like she would be disturbing their weird conversation.

“Does anyone knows about this? About Delilah?” Rebecca asked.
Mark shook his head “Apart from Vera and I… No One, not even your parents!”

“I wish I could see them! But she’s fighting her way through!” Rebecca said breathing heavily as tears circled in her eyes.

“Then fight Rebecca!” Mark ordered, moving the strands of hair from her face. As she shivered and cried.
“I can’t, somehow she’s in control now!” Rebecca cried.
“I want to stay longer, but everyday it’s hard to reach you guys, the door that’s my only way here is shrinking every single day, and it’s going to be gone one day and I feel like I’ll be stuck there forever!” Rebecca quivered

“Then that’s why I’m here! Rebecca! I’ll help you, you’ll be able to be yourself again!” Mark promised as she stood straight still holding Rebecca’s hand.

Rebecca stood up, let’s go of Mark and walked up to Thelma.
She hugged Thelma leaving her surprised.
“Uhm.. Okay!” Thelma said as she hugged her back!.

Rebecca let’s go of Thelma and walked up to Mark, she hugged him before sitting back on the bed.
Mark watched her as she slowly close her eyes and open it back again! The sparkle fading and her face becoming pale again.
Mark felt like meeting Delilah in person kill her for once, walk into that room Rebecca was talking and help her out.!
“Why… Are we here?” Rebecca asked. Her high pitched voice making Mark angry.

“You passed out minutes ago!” Mark lied knowing she wasn’t of herself since and it would be a good opportunity to keep the dice rolling of pretending to play dumb about him knowing about the possession.
“Oh… Well I’m okay! Let’s go back to class!” Rebecca said standing up and walking up to the door.
“Meet in class Markie!” Rebecca said before walking out of the nurse’s office happily.

“Uh… What in the world just happened?” Thelma asked feeling like the most confused person on earth. “How did she manage to get from sad and gloomy to just…. That!” Thelma asked pointing at the door and referring the ‘that’ as Rebecca’s sudden attitude.
“Tell no one about this!” Mark suddenly said. “And I’ll tell you what’s going, pretend you know nothing, I promise to tell you everything later!” Mark said before walking out living Thelma in a horrid state.
School was over that day and as usual, Zane, Mark and Rebecca walked home together, Mark has been pretty quiet since the Rebecca came back to her self and then left, it has left him in a state, of passion, willing and determination, to do all her can to bring back Rebecca, she was trapped and he felt every of her pain, when he thought of how Jessica was once in her shoes, and how hard must it have been for Jessica, for her not even fighting for her body.
Rebecca must be a fighter!

Zane noticed his quiet state and wanted to ask him what was wrong, but realised Mark’s a quiet person, and maybe he’s just being himself.
Mark indeed was a quiet person, but right then at that moment, he was lost in thought even as Rebecca talked about this and that. He wanted to see the real Rebecca talking.
Zane said goodbye to Mark and Rebecca as Rebecca grinned happily at Mark.
“So you’re coming with me today again to my house?” Rebecca smiled.
“Yeah, seems like it but I’m here for your sister!” Mark said.
Rebecca rolled her eyes “What do you have with my sister? Are you guys in a secretly weird relationship?”.
“No…! We Just happened to share the same wish at the moment!” Mark replied and immediately the front door of the Adam’s house opened and Vera came out, dressed in all black and wearing a black face cap, that highlighted her blonde hair.

“Uhgh…” Rebecca said in disgust seeing Vera.
“Any way whatever you two have is going to end when we finally get to be in a relationship! Understood?” Rebecca stated.
“Don’t dream too much Becca… We’re never going to be in a relationship” Mark voice was cold and scary but Rebecca giggled instead.!
“just watch and see!” Rebecca said before walking away, and raising her head high when she passed Vera.

Mark sighed, who the hell wants to be in a relationship with a devil.

“you ready?” Vera asked.
“Let’s waste no time… And I think you need to hear what happened today in school!” Mark said as he and Vera starts to the direction he just came from.
“Am all ears!” Vera said and listened carefully as Mark narrated the whole story in school to Vera, as they head downtown to the fortuneteller!


T. B. C

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1 month ago

Getting more interesting 💃💃