A/N: So I'm really back into Medium. And writerchic16 and I got to talking about a crossover between Medium and So Weird. That's where this story came from. And since it's Mackenzie Phillips' birthday today, I'm posting it. :)
The sky was gray; the clouds above overlapping each other creating a darkness that seemed to envelop the city. Car horns and tire squeals floated up from the ground below. Blue eyes gazed down at the hustle of life going on. A loud slam from a heavy door brought her attention to the wall behind her. Gravel crunched under her boots as she moved away from the edge of the rooftop.
A young girl jimmed the door handle, but it didn't budge. She began backing away from the door, her eyes trained on the bricks next to it. Allison's eyes followed her gaze. There was a light glowing in between the bricks as a dark, three-headed form emerged. She let out a gasp of shock before running towards the roof's edge. The figure followed her. "Who are you? And why are you doing this?" The young girl yelled as the wind picked up. The dark figure threw itself at her, knocking her over the edge.
Allison woke up with a gasp, her hand falling to her heart. She looked over at Joe, noting that he was still asleep. "You have to warn her," a voice next to her bed said.
She quickly turned to him and nearly jumped. "You...you're..."
"Dead, I know." The man pushed aside his death before kneeling closer to Allison. "You need to warn her of what is coming. She needs to know."
The blond medium breathed deeply. "How am I even going to get her that message? I don't even know where she is. Or who she is."
The man smirked as Joe stirred. "Mmm, what's going on? Who're you talking to?" He mumbled while struggling to open his eyes.
Allison turned towards her husband, then looked back to where the man was only to be greeted by his absence. "You wouldn't believe me if I told you," she said with a sigh before falling back onto her pillow.
"In the darkness is the light. Surrender, we'll win the fight..." Ariel groaned and slowly rolled over. She glanced at the clock that sat on the dresser before groaning again. Lethargically, she climbed down the ladder of her bunk bed and stole a glance at her younger sister. 'How is it possible for her to sleep through this?' She wondered to herself as she walked to the kitchen. "Mommy, why are you playing Molly Phillips this early?" Ariel asked as she sat down at the table.
Her mother backed out of the pantry with a box of cereal and walked to the table. "Just in the mood for some music. Go wake Bridgette and get dressed."
Ariel rolled her eyes and got up. She passed her father in the hallway. "Mornin' darlin'." He paused to kiss her forehead.
Joe continued on his way to the kitchen and smiled as he saw his wife dancing to the music. He creeped up behind her and tugged her into a spin. Allison let out a giggle as she spun back into him. "My, my, you're happy this morning." He gave her a quick kiss before grabbing a mug of coffee. "Somebody have a good dream?"
"Haha," she retorted. "Actually, no. I saw a girl being pushed off the top of a roof by some...thing."
"A thing?" Joe questioned as he sat at the table. "What kind of thing?"
"I don't know, it was like this weird, three-headed creature. It came out of a brick wall," Allison replied as she began making the girls' lunches.
Joe sat his coffee mug down. "A three-headed creature? Are you sure this was a dream you're supposed to pay attention to?
She turned to look at her husband. "See, that's what I thought, but I know it's real. Someone paid me a visit after I had it." Joe looked intrigued. "Rick Phillips," she replied with a smile.
"Rick Phillips? As in PKB?" Allison nodded. His eyes lit up like a little boy's on Christmas. "What'd he say?"
"Just that I had to warn this girl; That she needs to know." She finished putting the lunches in Ariel's and Bridgette's bags. "I don't even know who this girl is."
Joe moved from his spot at the table and walked up behind her. He wrapped his arms around her and pulled her close to him. "Hoping that PKB will give you a little inspiration?"
She sighed. "I don't know...maybe." Allison sighed once more and stole a glance at the clock. "Girls, come on! We're going to be late!"
Ariel smiled at her friend as she babbled about the new boy in school. "I swear, Ariel, he's gorgeous!" Hannah giggled. The two girls walked past a venue and paused, both giggling. "So did you talk to your mom about staying over tomorrow night?"
"Oh shoot, I forgot. She was acting really weird this morning. "
"Your mother always acts weird." They giggled again.
Ariel's eyes caught sight of the venue. "Hey, Molly Phillips is going to be playing here tomorrow night!"
Hannah gave her a funny loook. "Who's Molly Phillips?"
"She used to play for PKB..." Ariel trailed off while studying the words.
"Phillips-Kane Band. It used to be really big in the eighties. My mom and dad loved them..." She turned back to Hannah. "Let's go in and see how much the tickets are." Ariel began walking into the concert hall. She looked back to Hannah. "Aren't you coming?"
Hannah shook her head. "I can't. I have to be home soon. And so do you, it's almost four."
Ariel glanced between the hall and her friend. "You go on ahead. I'm going to go in and look." She waved goodbye to Hannah and went inside. There entryway was empty. "Hello?" She called out. Ariel walked further into the concert hall, hearing sounds coming from with the building.
"Okay, let's try it again from the beginning." Ariel recognized the voice and continued walking towards it. She followed the hallway into a soundstage. "Hear that song on the radio, the one stuck in your head..."
Ariel smiled at the woman who was on stage singing. She mouthed the words along with the woman. "Hey, what're you doing in here?" Ariel quickly turned around and saw a girl around her age walking towards her.
"I...I'm sorry," Ariel stuttered. "Nobody was at the desk out front and I just heard Molly sing...and..." she trailed off.
The girl smiled and walked closer. "Hey, it's okay. You're not in trouble." She held out her hand. "My name's Fiona, Fi."
Ariel smiled and shook her hand. "I'm Ariel. So do you live around here?"
Fiona shook her head. "Nah, I'm here with my brother and mom." She gestured up at Molly.
Blue eyes went wide. "Your mom is Molly Phillips?" Fi grinned and nodded. "That is so cool!"
"I take it you're a fan of my mom?"
Ariel nodded. "Well actually my parents are really big fans and I kind of grew up listening to it."
"Oh that's cool! You guys should come to the show tomorrow."
Fiona nodded. "Totally. I mean, I'm sure you guys would love it."
Ariel smiled at Fiona. She began to think about the tickets and her mind formulated a plan. "Actually that would be great, but I really only need two tickets. It's actually my parents' anniversary tomorrow night and this show would be a great gift to them."
"That's sweet. So what are you going to do tomorrow while your parents are here?" Fiona led Ariel over to the stage where Molly was finishing her song.
"I'll probably be babysitting my younger sisters. They're seven and two."
"Oh man, that sounds rough." Fiona motioned for her mother to come over to them. Ariel could feel a grin spreading across her face as Molly came over.
"Hey baby. Who's your friend?" Molly threw an arm around Fiona, pulling her into a hug.
"Mom, this is Ariel. Her parents are really big fans of you and I was wondering..."
Molly laughed. "If we could give them two tickets to the show tomorrow night? Sure, just go ask Irene for them." Fiona quickly ran over to a blond woman who Ariel assumed was Irene. Molly turned her attention to Ariel. "It's nice to meet you, Ariel, I hope your parents like the show."
Ariel's eyes sparkled. "I'm sure they will. And I've got to say, your music is awesome."
"Awe, well thanks." A man on stage began playing his guitar softly, before getting louder. "I guess that's my cue to get back on stage. See you."
Fi dashed back over to Ariel with two tickets in her hand. "Here there are!"
"Thanks." Ariel smiled as she took the tickets and put them in her backpack.
"You wanna stay for the rest of rehersal?" Ariel nodded and Fi led them over to the table she had been sitting at. "What do you do around here?"
"Other than school?" The two girls giggled. "Well I take dance class at the community center. But other than that, I mostly hang out with my friends or with my family. What's it like to be on tour?"
Fiona grinned. "It's awesome! I mean, we get to travel around the country and see all these amazing things, but at the same time, it's not so great. I mean, I don't get to see my friends that often."
"At least you're traveling with your family."
"Yeah that's always a plus. Unless my brother and I are fighting, then it's not that great." They laughed and turned their attention back to the song that was being sung.
Once it was over, Ariel turned back to Fiona. "Hey, would you like to come over for dinner tonight?"
"Sure. Let me go tell my mom." Ariel giggled as the girl sprinted off.
Allison glanced up at the clock again. 4:15. "Where is she?" She muttered to herself as she sat Marie down in her booster seat.
"Ah-gurt! Mommy, ah-gurt!" Marie demanded, slamming her hands on the table.
"Okay, babe, just give me a second." Allison quickly dug out a container of yogurt from the fridge and set it on the table before moving to grab a bowl. "Bridge, honey, do you want yogurt too?"
Bridgette turned her attention away from the tv and looked to her mother. "Yes." She went back to the cartoons.
Allison grabbed another bowl as the front door opened. She set the bowls down and rushed into the front hallway. "Ariel! You're fifteen minutes late! Are you okay?" Allison cradled her daugher's face in her hands.
Ariel rolled her eyes at her mother's protectiveness. "Mom, I'm fine. I just stopped somewhere and I made a new friend." Ariel stepped to the side and let Fiona come in. "Mom, this is Fiona Phillips. Fi, this is my mom, Allison."
Allison could feel her heart stop as she stared at the girl. "Who are you? And why are you doing this?" She could hear the girl scream as she fell over the edge of the roof.
"-really nice to meet you." Allison didn't realize she was gripping the girl's hand.
"Nice to meet you too..." Her voice trailed off as images of her dream continued to run through her head.