Expecting a Ghost
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"Hey, I'm home." Melinda Gordon called out as she walked into her house. "Jim. Jim, honey where are you? Jim?" She said a little worried now. She walked up the steps to Jim and her room. There was a note on the bed. It read….Hey Mel, I know I said that I would be home before you. And I was but I got called in. Bad accident on Highway 5. Sorry I didn't have time to cook. I won't be home till late I love you. So much.
Melinda read the note and threw it away in frustration. Jim, She missed him. She had a rough day today and she wanted him to whisper in her ear it was fine and have him massage her neck like he always does. She looked at the garbage can where she threw away the note. I bet nobody's husband writes them letters. Melinda thought to herself as she smoothed it out.
Melinda decided to order pizza then called her friend Delia to ask if her and her son, Ned, wanted to come over and have a late dinner. Delia agreed and there came a knock at the door 30 minutes later. It was Delia holding the pizza and Ned holding a liter of . "Delia, did you pay for that?" Melinda asked.
"Yep. Why?" Delia asked as she came into Melinda's house.
"You weren't supposed to!" Melinda said with a smile. "Here let me pay you back." Melinda said as she rushed over to her purse to get her wallet.
"No!" Delia shouted stopping Melinda dead in her tracks.
"Why?" Melinda asked.
"Because you invited me and Ned over when I'm sure all you want to do is spend time with your husband. He was supposed to be home early today. Speaking of Jim where is he?" Delia asked
"Oh Jim, he got called in again." Melinda said sadly.
"Oh that sucks!" Ned said.
"NED!" Delia said as she slapped his arm.
"Owww, Mom!" Ned said holding his arm.
"You apologize right now!" Delia said to him.
"It's cool Ned." Melinda said calmly "It does suck really bad, but, anyway who's hungry. 'Cause I am."
"Melinda has been acting strange lately even at work. She seems... out of it." Delia said as her and Ned drove down the slick, wet road. Rain fell hard against their car.
"I'm sure she's fine Mom." Ned said looking down at his phone.
' And tonight, it seemed like she didn't want us to go. And she ate like half the pizza. She also looks exhausted all the time. I even caught her dozing at work. But of course she said she was "fine"." Delia said angrily as she clutched the steering wheel so hard her knuckles where white.
"Mom, she has been going through a lot." Ned said sadly. " The other day I caught her crying for her dead friend Andrea, while she looked at the pictures Andrea painted. And the day before that crying for her dad and grandmother and mom. And her mom isn't even dead!" Ned said while texting on his phone.
" Yeah she has been over emotional lately, Today she broke a glass cup and started to cry about it." Delia said " It makes me wonder if her and Jim are alright... She hasn't been talking about him in a while at the shop. It's strange."
" Jim told me a week ago that Melinda and him had a huge fight. You know about babies." Ned said embaressed
"When did he tell you that?" Delia asked as she made a turn.
"On Monday, while we were shooting some hoops." Ned replied.
"Can you tell me more about their fight?" Delia asked, she only wanted to know so she can help her friends get through it.
"Sure Mom, Well Jim was pretty messed up 'bout it, He and Melinda were talking at dinner and he was talking about how he had delivered a baby that day. He had gotten a 911 call from a man who's wife was in labor and he had run out of gas and that he could see the head of the baby. They were about 45 minutes away from the hospital she wasn't going to make it. So Jim being the guy that he is, rushed over there and delivered it. It was a girl, And he was thinking of Melinda the whole time. After he was done with his story Melinda just blew a fuse and yelled at him to stop pressuring her and that she was only 26 blah blah blah." Ned said.
"Really? That seems so unlike Melinda." Delia said as she pulled into their drive way.
"Yeah that is what Jim said. he was pretty freaked out." Ned said
"Maybe there is a ghost involved." Delia stated as she got out of the car and walked to the front door and unlocked it.
"Yeah maybe. But don't you think that Jim would have known or Melinda would have told him." Ned said as he walked into the house.
"Your right Ned." Delia said as she closed and locked the door behind her.