Kat was doing homework quietly in her room that evening. The vacuum was right by her side in case the Ghostly Trio decided to pay her a visit. She hadn't talked to anyone for hours. Not even Casper. She felt kind of bad about the way she was acting, but not bad enough to apologize to anyone. It was just the whole, 'my grandma is dead' thing that disturbed her. It made her sad. But if she could get over her own mother's death, then she could get over this too. She just needed some time.
Dr. Harvey woke up the next morning feeling more refreshed than usual. There were no nightmares last night for him or Casper. After what had seemed like an eternity, things were finally starting to turn around. The Ghostly Trio were okay now.
During breakfast that morning, Miriam was reading the newspaper. She glanced up at Kat who was hungrily eating the pancakes that Casper had made.
"Don't eat too fast, sweetheart."
Casper flew around the table, collecting dishes like a waiter. "Hurry or you'll be late for school, Kat."
Miriam was cooking spaghetti for dinner that evening, when the Ghostly Trio came in and gobbled up all the crunchy, dry pasta. Kat and Casper were sitting at the table, watching the show until Miriam chased the ghosts out the door with a broom.
"Go back upstairs and sit in that closet till dinner is ready!" she ordered them.
"Yer a mean old thing!" Stinkie said with a snarl.
Stretch agreed. "Yeah, why can't you be nice like us? Did your husband ever cheat on you?"
J.T. McFadden was a brilliant and carefree young boy, who had recently celebrated his twelve birthday. He had always dreamed about becoming a scientist. One afternoon, he came back inside the house after playing with his dog in the yard. His older brothers were arguing about something in the kitchen.
"What did you draw?"
"Show it to us!"
"NO!" Stretch tried to hide his picture behind his back.
"Aw, come on!" Stinkie and Fatso chided him as they reached for it. But Stretch shook his head and held his drawing out of their reach.
There's a storm coming," Miriam commented as she stood out on the porch. The sky was growing gray with clouds and the leaves were flying off the trees. Casper was by her side, waiting for Kat to come home from school. Suddenly, they heard a glassy crash from inside the mansion, followed by a gust of wild, cackling laughter.
"You know Casper, your uncles have too much time on their hands."
"Well, someday they'll remember their unfinished business and they'll crossover."
Everyone was quiet as they ate breakfast the following morning. Most of the time it was Casper who prepared breakfast, but today Miriam did the cooking. She and Dr. Harvey drank coffee while Kat drank milk.
"Does anyone want to try this new hot sauce that I bought?" Miriam asked. "It's called 'Pure Pain' and they say it's so hot that it leaves your stomach burning for hours after you eat it."
"Oh, that sounds like a lot of fun," Kat said sarcastically, as she sipped her cold milk.
All her sons were dead except one. All her hopes had vanished into a bottle of whiskey. There was nothing more to live for, save her toddler grandson Casper whom she hardly ever saw. It was over for Bertha McFadden – there she was, sitting quietly in her dark living room. She was weak and frail, her violet eyes were red and swollen from an hour of crying. Empty bottles of beer and whiskey lay scattered along the floor. Despair had taken control of her life ever since the Trio was killed.
Dr. Harvey turned on a flashlight and walked quietly up to the attic. "Casper? Are you up here?" The floor creaked under his footsteps as he moved around the attic, looking for any sign of the friendly ghost. There was complete silence otherwise. He had woken up from his most recent nightmare and so he decided to see if there was any way to find the truth. He was going to go through some of Casper's things.
Picking up a newspaper clipping, he read an article about Casper's father, but it said nothing about the Trio. He rummaged through some more junk, including clothes,...
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