Aylana smiled as she pulled into her driveway. "Hello Melinda," she said stepping out of the vehicle.
"How are Aiden and Sam?"
"They're fine. I want to talk to you about what happened the other day. "
"Oh, the ghosts? Sure, I guess it's about time I tell you who they are. But perhaps we could talk to them inside?"
Sitting in the living room, Aylana sighed. "Steve, Carol, it's okay, you can show yourself to Melinda now."
The older couple slowly appeared in front of Melinda. "You know who these ghosts are?"
"I'm Steve and this is my wife Carol."
"Allow me to explain," said Aylana, taking a deep breath, "Steve and Carol here were in a car accident about twenty years ago. They were driving home with their daughter when something went wrong with the vehicle. All of them were killed on impact. They'd been haunting the road ever since but no one has been able to see them. Both of my parents have been able to see spirits since they were young. But Steve and Carol didn't know that until it was too late. They've been watching over me ever since."
"Wow," said Melinda, tears in her eyes, "But why would you just let them stay? Don't you know that spirits belong in the light?"
"Of course I do, but they don't want to."
"You mentioned they had a daughter?"
"Yes," said Carol, floating toward Melinda, "Why do you ask?"
"And you didn't see her all those years you haunted the highway, but you know that she died?"
"Then she's waiting for you."
"In the light."
"But we can't leave Aylana behind," said Steve, "We took away her parents."
"Melinda's right, it's time for you to go. I'm sure Ashley's waiting."
The couple smiled and looked toward the window. "I think I see her," said Carol, "I think I see my Ashley! And there are your parents, Aylana. It looks like they've been taking care of her. Goodbye darling."
The two ghosts walked toward the window and disappeared.
"Goodbye Mom and Dad," said Aylana, tears streaming down her face.