A/N: Well, here it is. I hope you enjoy this chapter. :)
Disclaimer: I do not own Ravenswood, it belongs to ABC Family, who I'm sure now that they are regretting ever canceling the show (no they're not, :().
Chapter 13: How He Feels Part 4 (Modern)
He tossed and turned, the sheets restricting him the more he moved.
There was Miranda, in a bedroom with her parents. And a closet, and a little girl named Max.
He tossed a bit more.
Miranda hugs her parents and then turns towards the closet. Max is on her bed, her head spins around slowly. She smiles an evil grin.
His eyes shot open and he sat up, gasping for air.
Caleb needs to get Miranda out of that house.
"She thinks she's safe, but she's not."
He ignores the banter between Remy and Luke, and looks through the box. He pulls out the different photos and looks through them. His eyes widen.
"Hey, guys! This is the room I saw her in, this is her room." He showed the others the picture, hope that they might actually find her filling him up almost to the brim.
Then the others start talking about some map or diagram of something but Caleb's not really listening. He's too busy reading the piece of paper that he found.
"You know, Henry said that he never got to sign something. I think he's talking about this letter from Caleb to Miranda."
"The Original Caleb and Miranda."
He couldn't help but roll his eyes at Remy's statement, she says that every time they talk about the couple. "This has to be what he was talking about, it's not even finished."
"What does it say?"
Caleb took a deep breath and recited the letter.
The other 3 couldn't help but stare at him. The way he was reading was like as if he had wrote it himself, the tone of his voice sounded like he was really reading it to Miranda.
All Caleb felt was a strange little warmth inside of him, and he suddenly felt like he didn't need to look at the sheet in order to recite what it said. It was like he knew it by heart.
When he finished reading he looked up to find them staring, "What?"
"Nothing." Was his answer from all 3 of them.
"I'm terribly sorry for your loss." Collins said before pulling back the flaps.
Caleb felt as though freezing water had been poured on his body. He stared shocked at his, now dead, relative. When Collins said he needed him, Caleb just figured that there were some weeds that needed to be chopped, not this.
"What happened to him?"
He didn't listen to the man's explanations, but he did hear that one sentence that made chills go down his spine.
"Scared to Death."
He was talking with Remy on the phone about Henry's death when the window suddenly opened. He stared at it for a moment before turning back to his conversation.
"Look Remy, I'm uh- gonna have to call you back."
He walked over and shut the window, locking it, unknowingly letting in a blind ghost. Picking up the picture again, he stared at it, contemplating it.
He was so wrapped up in the picture that he didn't hear the door opening, nor the footsteps of Grunwald. It was only when she spoke did he notice her presence.
"You don't have to do that, you know."
"I wanted to." She set down the tray and was about to leave when she noticed the picture, she picked it up and looked at it.
"Do you know that place?" He asked hopefully.
"No. Should I?"
"Uh- no, I guess not." Caleb turned away.
"Your looking for Miranda, aren't you?"
He turned to her immediately.
"You know, her parents owned a house, before they died. I could give you their address, if you'd like."
"I thought all of the Collins lived in this house?"
"Miranda's father was a Professor, and he wanted to live closer to the college."
A dead end.
It was nothing but an empty lot with a sign.
Caleb was loosing hope again.
Caleb slammed the sledge hammer into the brick wall; he watched it crumble. He felt a lump in his throat when the four of them looked inside and saw two skeletons, still decomposing.
After Olivia finished reading Miranda's letter to Caleb, he felt that odd warmth from earlier grow stronger.
And when Remy and Luke suggested the idea that they might be the Originals, Caleb decided that it wasn't a completely riddiculus idea. But, it still didn't sound like the most reasonable idea either.
"Oh, c'mon guys. That's a crazy assumption."
"But, Miranda's your girlfriend, Caleb. Don't you love her?" Olivia's eyebrows furrowed as he looked at him.
"Of course I do. But, isn't there a more logical explanation than this?" He sighed, running a hand through his hair.
"Maybe, but this is what we've got right now and it sound the most logical so far." Remy reasoned.
Caleb sighed once more, "Let's just, go get Miranda."
"She's waiting for you." Max looked specifically at Caleb, a smirk settled on her lips.
"In Hell." The lights flickered and then she was gone.
Caleb glared at the spot where she was.
"Let's get out of here!" Luke rushed to the doors and tried to pull them open, but they wouldn't budge.
"No! We have to save Miranda." Caleb climbed up the stairs, the others following.
He can't explain it, but he somehow knew where to go, which hallway was which, and which room she was in. It was like he's been there countless of times.
Caleb pushed open the rotting wood door open, and relief filled him when Miranda turned towards them.
"H-how are all of you here? Are you dead?!"
"Miranda, this is not Heaven! What you're seeing is the truth of this place! We have to leave."
"What? Caleb, my parents are here! They'll be right back, you'll see them; for the first time!"
Caleb shook his head desperately.
"She's coming!" Remy exclaimed.
The whole room started shaking, the lights fizzing in and out of their bulbs.
Luke looked pointedly at Miranda, "You know how this is gonna end."
A nail flew out of a bard and hit the back wall.
"What was that?!"
Luke gasped and felt a sting in his cheek. "We gotta get out of here... We gotta get out of here!" He dodged the objects that fell off the shelves behind him.
"In my dream, there was a door in this closet! I think it's a way out." Caleb pushed the old tattered dresses out of the way and pushed on the back wall.
Luke jumped out first, catching Olivia and Remy afterwards.
"C'mon Caleb!" Olivia shouted.
Caleb ignored them and turned towards the girl he's known since he was 14.
"Miranda, c'mon let's go!"
"Yes you can. Trust me, please!" He said desperately.
"This is a trap, Miranda! Those things are not your parents, they're like the thing you saw on the bridge!"
Miranda looked more confused as ever, but her expression cleared almost as soon as the door opened, and her mom walked in.
"You have to come with me Miranda!" Her mom insisted.
"Or else we can never be together again."
"You see her right? You see my mom, right?" Her voice was shaky and she stared into the eyes that she's known for so long.
Caleb looked at the empty doorway and sighed, closing his eyes.
Her eyes closed tightly, pain filling her chest. She sighed.
"When I was three, you taught me how to ride a bike. Do you remember that?"
Caleb closed his eyes, knowing what the thing would say, even if he couldn't see her.
"Of course, it was such a big moment for you!"
Miranda scoffed, blinking away her tears. "I never learned how to ride a bike! My parents died before they could teach me!"
"It doesn't have to be real to be happy!"
She scoffed once more and gestured to Caleb for emphasis, "Yes, it does!"
Miranda looked around the room in confusion as she saw the truth of the room. She walked past Caleb and looked around once more, before disappearing outside.
Caleb moved to the opening and looked down at the drop. It was a pretty long way down.
"C'mon man, you can do it!"
"Let's go Caleb!"
He was about to jump when a loose board from the ceiling fell and knocked him out of the window. He was knocked out before he hit the ground.
"Caleb, hey." Miranda helped him off the ground and he stared at her.
"I can feel you."
Miranda sighed and looked away.
"How did we bring you back!?" His voice filled with excitement and he kept running his hands up and down her arms.
"You didn't, you're with me now." She said regretfully.
Miranda nodded but tried to reassure him. "I think there's still time for you to go back."
Caleb's eyebrows furrowed and shook his head. He quickly cupped her cheek and tried to lean in.
Miranda sighed and removed his hand, "No, really Caleb. If you don't go back now..."
"It's okay, Miranda. I can't explain it, but it-it feels right, being here with you."
She sighed and leaned up to kiss his cheek, pulling away she grinned at him in sadness.
"It's not right yet. But I know it will be."
Caleb shook his head again.
"You need to go now, Caleb." She started to turn away when he tugged her back around.
"No! It is right, now more than ever!"
"Caleb-" She sighed.
"Please! I can't leave you here, not again!" He grabbed her face and pulled her to him, his lips crashing against hers.
Miranda soon gave in and wrapped her arms around his neck, pulling him closer.
He pulled away shortly after and stared into her eyes, his own wet with tears that he refused to let flow.
"Don't make me leave. Please. I love you." Caleb pulled her even closer and lightly pressed a short kiss to her mouth.
"Caleb, I-" She cut herself off with a sigh and her eyes closed tightly, "It's too late. You're dead now." A few tears slipped out of her tightly closed eyes. Caleb wiped them away and pulled her in by the waist.
"It's okay. It's okay." He mumbled over and over, his lips at her forehead.
"No it's not," Miranda pulled away; "It's not okay, Caleb! You were supposed to live! To get a second chance! To have the chance that I never had."
She sighed and started to grab at her hair-
"For eternity, Miranda."
Miranda stopped abruptly and turned around slowly, "W-what?"
"Eternity is right now." Caleb pulled Miranda to him and locked his hands on her waist. She searched his eyes for a moment before pulling him down, her mouth pressing against his.
All Caleb felt right now was the love and happiness he felt while pulling his, now very much alive to him, girlfriend closer to him.
A/N: AWWW! Isn't that sweet, and cheesy! Well, I hope you guys liked this, because this is the last chapter! Trust me, it's not like I want to end it, it's just with all of my other stories and school work and everything, it's getting harder to get into the Ravenswood mood. BUT I promise, that whenever I am back into that feeling I will post one-shots, just not stories. I hope you enjoyed my story. :)
"Don't cry because that it's over. Smile because it happened." - Dr. Suess
Good night. :)