Coming Back Home

A Ghostwriter Fanfiction

Written By Stef With an F


Chapter Notes:

MATHEW…CHRISTINE…MICHAEL…ABIGAIL…AMY…SCOTT…JUSTIN…BRIAN = Jamal, Lenni, Alex, Gaby, Tina, Rob, Hector, and Calvin respectfully.

I'm pretty sure they went to Zora Neale Hurston Jr. High, meaning it's a Junior High not a middle school, so it's grades 7 to 9 not 6 to 8, meaning Gaby and Hector started high school as a sophomore.


Chapter 12


The Past…

Rob wrote down all Michael and Brian had said.

"Wow, this is quite interesting," he thought. "Too bad this story will be Scott's and not mine."

Brian and Michael signed the paper.

"Now just wait here, while I use the telegraph to notify the police.

Rob, with Scott's knowledge, sent out the telegram.


The Present…

Jamal opened his eyes.

"Man, what a trip!" said Jamal.

"Sure was," Tina agreed. "John, Ghostwriter, was screaming so loud, he was so scared. So, I just ran into the house and joined, you, Mathew in the study."

Jamal nodded.

"Lenni?" he said, shaking her a bit.

Lenni woke up.

"I'm here. I don't think Hector came with us, Justin was pretty out of it, when I got to Christine's house," said Lenni.

Rob slowing got up from the floor.

"I know what they were doing instead," Rob stated and he pointed to Gaby and Hector.

"Wow…" said Jamal.

"I wonder what Calvin and Alex is going to think about that?" Lenni added, amused.

"What?" Hector remarked when he noticed he had an audience. He paused kissing Gaby and turned around. "You're back, thank goodness."

Gaby turned around, a bit embarrassed but more relieved.

"You're back," she said.

"Yeah, we're back," Tina said with a giggle.

She held onto Rob's hand.

"It was one trip," said Rob. "What a story! At first I thought we weren't supposed to change history, you know. But when Brian wanted to jet, I just knew this was something that probably caused Ghostwriter's unrest. Brian Richards knew what his father did all those years ago for love of a woman. And I wasn't going to let them chicken out this time."

"Yeah?" Gaby inquired, the hand holding was a gesture she did not miss, but she had more pressing thoughts on her mind and she knelled down to Alex and Calvin who were still in their limbo state. "Why aren't they up yet?"

Tina shook her head and she too found herself kneeling down to check on Alex. She gently removed stray hair from his forehead but when he started to stir she quickly pulled a way.

Alex opened his eyes. Calvin opened his just seconds later.

"Did we scare you Gaby," Alex said, slowly getting up.

"Let me help you," said Gaby.

She flashed Tina a quick look.

"Yeah, you did, just a little Alex," Gaby continued. "You all just fainted. And then Hector told me that you were all barely breathing. We tried to call the cops, but the phone got pulled out of the wall – Sorry Calvin – Then Hector wanted to go use a neighbor's phone but the door wouldn't bulge."

Calvin looked at Gaby. He kinda expected her to jump into his arms. Something happened.

"That was some freaky stuff," Calvin said.

Gaby nodded. She went over to Calvin and hugged him.

The team except for Alex looked at Gaby.

"Calvin," she said. "Um…I need to tell you something?"

Now Alex was looking.

"What?" said Calvin.

"When you were all back in time…something happened with Hector and I?" revealed Gaby.

"WHAT?!" Alex and Calvin said together.

Gaby bit her lip and crossed her legs.

"It kinda just happened? The spirits – said – umm -- Hector told me that he had a crush on me since last year, but he didn't want to say anything to ruin the friendship, " answered Gaby.

"I like risk my life and you go kissing on someone else?" asked Calvin, annoyed.

"It's not like that…" said Gaby.

"And you liked him too? What did you do? Kiss him?" asked Calvin.

"Yeah…and I liked it," said Gaby.

"What are you saying Gaby, are you breaking up with me?" Calvin asked.

"What the heck is going on here?" Alex asked Tina.

"I saw the kiss, that much, I can tell you, but that's it," Tina said.

She stepped closer to Rob who made an awkward half smile.

Alex noticed Tina and Rob was acting just a bit funny.

Alex raised an eyebrow at the two of them.

Just then a bright light entered the room.

"Look! It's Ghostwriter!" Jamal shouted.

Everyone turned around, even Calvin.

"Can you see it?" asked Gaby.

"See what?" said Calvin.

HELLO MY CHILDREN, I WANT TO THANK YOU ALL, EVEN YOU CALVIN. JAMAL, LENNI, ALEX, GABY, TINA, ROB, HECTOR, I HAVE BEEN SO LUCKY TO GET TO MEET YOU ALL IN TWO LIFE TIMES. I CAME TO LOVE YOU ALL AND CARE FOR YOU VERY MUCH. AND FOR THAT, I WILL MISS YOU, MISS YOU ALL.

The team looked at each other.

"Ghostwriter is leaving again? We just got him back!" said Jamal.

"Yeah, I don't think I can bear a third separation," said Lenni.

Gaby took out her pen and wrote the following words…

Please Ghostwriter, please don't leave us.

GABY, ABIGAIL MY LITTLE GIRL, I WILL ALWAYS BE WITH YOU.

But, what if I am scared late at night or when I am all alone, who can I turn to?

GABY, LOOK AROUND, YOU HAVE FRIENDS ALL AROUND YOU.

But, Ghostwriter…

GABRIELLA, IF YOU REALLY NEED ME, I'LL BE HERE

"So, that is Ghostwriter," said Calvin.

Alex nodded, but then he called over Gaby and placed his arms around her.

"We'll all miss him, Gaby," Alex said. Alex wrote:

Goodbye Ghostwriter, I will miss you. You were always there for us for very need.

Jamal wrote:

I hope our paths cross again.

Lenni wrote.

I wish you were not leaving, but I am happy that you now have peace.

Tina wrote:

Thank you for being my friend, I will never forget you.

Rob wrote:

Wow, what an adventure this was. I was a trouble one in my youth.

The team laughed.

"I'll say," said Gaby. "I wanted to smack you after the Tunnel incident."

Rob laughed.

"And the Gang incident," added Lenni.

But you were there when I needed you, and you got my friends to help me, and for that I can never thank you enough. Ghostwriter…I hope I see you again.

Hector wrote:

Oh wow…you made such a difference in my life. And then you left, I saw you again, and I was happy. And now you truly are. Good luck. Goodbye.

"Wow," said Calvin. He wrote:

Wow, I finally got to see you. I have so many questions.

I'M SORRY THAT I CAN'T GIVE ALL THOSE ANSWERS, BUT THANK YOU, AND GOODBYE.

And then the bluish light that was connected to Ghostwriter's familiar shape vanished.

The team looked at each other.

"I can't believe he's gone again," said Gaby.

Hector grabbed her hand.

Calvin frowned.

"I'm sorry Calvin," said Gaby. "I mean I do like you, but – I hate this, but I think we shouldn't been together anymore. It has been a good three months though."

Calvin just nodded.

"I think we should go home now Gaby," said Alex.

Gaby looked at Alex. "Well, I was thinking that Hector and I could grab something to eat first."

Alex smiled.

"All righty then," Hector replied.

The team laughed.

"Bye Calvin," Gaby said, as she and Hector left together.

"So I guess I should get back to the old man..." Lenni.

"Which one?" Jamal asked. "Does your father even know you are married yet?"

Lenni bit her lip. "Uh nope..."

Calvin looked at Lenni. "What?"

"Uh... It's a long story," she replied. "I gotta go."

"I'll walk you out, " Jamal offered and the two left.

"Well Alex, Rob and I are going to go... See you later," Tina stated as she had her hand on the door knob.

Alex nodded. "Yeah of course."

After Tina and Rob left Calvin's apartment, he turned to face Calvin. " Calvin... Thanks," Alex said simply without further commentary.

Calvin nodded.

"Well, I didn't exactly have a choice, but I finally got the opportunity to see GW so that was great," said Calvin. "Goodnight."

Alex nodded.

"Goodnight," he said then left.

Once all the Ghostwriter team members left, Calvin went into his fridge and grabbed a soda before picking up his secret cell phone and he dialed a number.

"Hey Shelle, we still up for dinner at 9?" Calvin asked.


The End


Author's Note: Hey, so I decided to combined the last two chapters together and I added things that were not in the original version I wrote years ago. What do you all think?

Did you enjoy the story? Feedback is always appreciated.

This mystery is over but I did leave a few untied lines of plot that can carry a continuation. Would anyone be interested in a sequel? The muse has some ideas. Let me know in a PM and thanks again for reading.