Another chapter up! I hope none of you are bored. I won't be able to update this story for a while since I'm really busy with college and stuff. Please do wait for me.
I DO NOT OWN GHOST HUNT!
Lin started digging near the rose bush. After around 15 minutes of struggle, Lin felt something touch his fingers. At this point, Lin increased his pace and pulled out Minnie covered in a cloth. As soon as they un-wrapped the cloth, Gene saw a light blue barrier surrounding the doll.
"This is...," Gene said, lost.
"It's a spiritual barrier Noll," Gene said taking the doll and examining it. Noll frowned.
"Whoever did it must have been extremely stupid," Lin commented.
"Why do you say that?" Gene questioned, his attention focused on the doll. Noll replied instead.
"To use so much spiritual energy for such a low level spirit would have been a waste and exhausting. Whoever did it could have cleansed it very easily," Noll replied.
"Lin, contact Morshi-san and let her know that we found Minnie and ask her to be here at around 9 o'clock tomorrow morning," Noll gave his orders and left.
"He was smiling..." Gene muttered, handing over the doll to Lin.
"What was that?" Lin questioned.
"He was smiling when he was using psychometry. He has been acting weird since we came here," Gene told Lin.
"You have been doing the same, haven't you?" Lin asked, covering the doll.
"What?" Gene questioned, surprised.
"What's troubling you Gene?" Lin asked folding his hands across his chest.
"Nothing," Gene replied before walking away. Lin sighed.
"Whoever says these two are different..." Lin said to himself.
The following morning things went as smooth as they could go. Ayami's mother passed on peacefully without any need for an exorcism with the help of Gene. Ayami seemed to be happy with it, when Gene explained to her what moving on meant.
"I can't thank you enough, Shibuya-san," Noriko bowed deeply in gratitude. Now that Ayami was safe, she was truly at peace and she looked a lot younger. She requested to leave the other spirit, since it helped Ayami so much.
"If there is anything I could do for you, anything at all, please let me know," Noriko offered. Before Gene could say anything, Noll spoke.
"Morshi-san, could we rent this house for a while if you don't mind, and do you think you could tell us something about the one who sold this house to you?" Noll requested. Gene just stared at his twin, open mouthed. Noll was never the one to ask something from their clients in return.
"The details are all in here and please feel free to stay as long as you want," Noriko said handing Noll a file.
"I appreciate it, thank you very much," Noll thanked the woman. Ayami rolled down her side of the window and waved them goodbye. Before Gene could have the chance to interrogate him, Noll disappeared into the house.
"So troublesome," Gene muttered.
"Speak for yourself," Lin commented walking past him.
Noll was exactly where Gene suspected him to be; in the piano room. Noll was leaning against the wall opposite to the piano, smoking and staring at the frame lost in thought.
"Couldn't wait to see her?" Gene teased, leaning against the wall beside Noll.
"Don't be ridiculous," Noll said, seemingly irritated but Gene knew better. Noll was curious. Gene was curious too. They wanted to know what exactly was going on. There were too many questions to be answered; about Mai, about how she had their picture, about the spiritual barrier and who saved Ayami. Gene had his own dream to think about.
"You were smiling while seeing the vision," Gene said.
"I don't know what you are talking about," Noll replied almost immediately. Gene chuckled. Noll knew too well what he was talking about.
"Admit it Noll, you fell for a ghost!" Gene teased even more.
"She might not be a ghost for all we know; Morshi-san could be imagining it because of her lack of sleep," Noll explained.
"But you didn't deny falling for her," Gene pointed out.
"That doesn't mean anything," Noll tried to shut him up. They fell silent for a while.
"Noll, have you ever thought about how we would have been in our past lives?" Gene asked suddenly.
"I don't believe in something so absurd," Noll replied.
"We hunt ghosts Noll," Gene said.
"Everything has an explanation," Noll stated.
"Not everything can be explained," Gene countered. Noll sighed. Not this again. There were many things that he and his twin didn't agree on and this was one of it. The concept itself was very illogical to him. It was in these times, Noll's self-control was very useful or else there was a chance for a potential heated argument between him and his twin.
"Sure Gene, whatever you say," Noll falsely agreed and started towards the door.
"Idiot scientist!" Gene called after him, annoyed.
"Stupid medium," Noll called back and left. It was the exact same reason he wouldn't tell Noll his dream. He would just brush it off.
Before going out for dinner, Gene dialed a number on his cell phone.
"Madoka, sorry to disturb you at this time," Gene apologized from the other end.
"No trouble at all, I wasn't asleep anyway. I had to type some reports. So, how is Japan? Having fun?" Madoka enquired, balancing the cell phone between her ear and her collarbone as she typed.
"Fine so far," Gene replied. Madoka frowned.
"Something on your mind?" Madoka asked.
"I had that dream again," Gene answered. Madoka paused her typing.
"Only this time, instead of waking up abruptly, someone cutoff my line of sight by hugging us, I know it because I could still see the walls for a few seconds," Gene explained.
"Do you have any idea as to who it could have been?" Madoka asked, writing down the information.
"Not in the slightest," Gene replied.
"Try not to think too much about it, Ok? It isn't only about the case, you are in Japan for a small vacation and Noll needed sunlight anyway," Madoka tried to lighten the mood. She heard him chuckle.
"Thanks. Good night Madoka or should I say good morning?" Gene joked.
"Good night Gene," Madoka said and hung up. She leaned back in her chair and thought about their conversation. This was going to be so hectic. Time to inform this to her before things got out of hand. Madoka dialed a number on her cell phone. She heard the rhythmic ringing before the call was answered.
"Madoka?" she heard the other person.
"Sorry to disturb you at this hour, but I think you need to know this," Madoka said.