My Indoor Holiday
Written by Rejoice
It took me fifteen minutes to make up my mind
and get the courage and boldness to head to
With slow and careful steps, I walked to the
kitchen, peeping in, He was facing the counter.
My eyes fell on his feet. It’s so true, he’s feet
are a bit up from the floor.
“Finally you are here.” he said without turning.
I breathed out, “How did you know im here?”
He then turned and smiled.
“I feel you.” he said.
“Is that the way you feel other people too?” I
“Yeah, but yours is so strong. Like we have a
strong connection.” he said.
I swallowed, “How did you die?”
“I have no idea but I remember before I
became a spirit, I kissed Juliet for the first
time.” he said.
“Who’s Juliet?” I asked.
“My girlfriend.” he said.
“That was five years ago right? so how old
were you then?” I asked.
“Eighteen.” he said.
“That means you are twenty-three now?”
“Maybe but Im still eighteen now, you can see.”
“Yeah.” I muttered.
“Your your feet don’t touch the floor.” I said.
He shrugged, “Do you really have to ask about
everything? im a gho–” he paused.
I breathed out then looking around the kitchen,
I found out that the kitchen has been all tidied
“That was fast.” I said.
He smiled, “Yeah.”
“How did you do it? they were heap of plates
and the counter and the floor was too dirty.” I
He smiled. I guess he got a thing for smiles.
“Yes I do.” he said with a wider smile.
“Huh?” I raised my brow.
“I love smiling alot.” he said.
“Stop reading my mind Henry.” I said.
He twisted his lips in a funny way, “I can’t.”
“Just try!” I said.
“Don’t just think of bad things.” he said and
I instantly wanted to tell him ‘fuck you’ but
realizing he’s a ghost, I didn’t.
“Say it if you want to. I ain’t gonna hurt you.
I’ve never hurt anyone not even when I was
alive.” he said.
I sighed. He’ll always keep reading my mind.
“Watch this.” he said. Then his eyes went to
the mopping stick and shockingly, it began
“What the fuck!” I screamed and ran
“Nothing to be scared of.” he said as the
mopping stick began mopping the kitchen floor
I watched it with wide eyes and lips agape.
He glanced at me with a smile, then looked at
the mopping stick and it stopped mopping,
paused then fell down.
I placed my hand on my beating chest.
“Now I know the reason behind the plate that
fell but didn’t break.” I said and he laughed.
“Won’t you thank me?” he said.
I stared at him..
“Fine, don’t bother.” he said and went for his
guitar laying on the small kitchen seat.
“Well thanks. If you hadn’t done that, I would
have had to pick up the broken pieces, so
much work.” I said.
“The thanks I need from you Isa, is your help.”
“What help?” I asked.
He raised his brow, “You are serious?”
“That you gonna help me.” he said.
“I don’t know.” I said.
“Fine, let’s tidy up the sitting-room before your
aunt is back.” he said and walked out.
Phewww! im hungry.
I picked up the bucket with the mopping stick
and walked out too.
I just have to accept that im gonna become a
friend with a ghost and there’s nothing im
gonna do about it.
Maybe im a ghost too.
I got to the sitting-room and he was standing
close to the TV, staring at the picture frames on
“Regina.” he muttered and I raised my brows.
“You know her?” I asked.
“Ofcourse. She was my classmate and a friend
to..” he paused and turned to me. “A friend to
who?” I asked.
“Elizabeth, younger sister to my girlfriend.” he
I raised my brows with widened eyes, “Really?”
“She’s not dead.” he said.
“Why do you say so?” I asked and stepped
closer, not minding if he’s really a ghost.
“If she is, I’do see her spirit. I think she’s
captured.” he said.
“Captured? for three years now, by who?”
“I have no idea.” he said.
“But you are a ghost, you should know
everything.” I said.
“Not everything that I’ll know Isa.” he said.
I inhaled, “But what happened after you kissed
He shook his head, “I don’t kow. I think I
collapsed or something.” he said.
“And what does your mind tell you?” I asked.
“I feel that I am not really dead. I feel that my
soul and body is being tied somewhere while
my spirit is left to wander about and that spirit
is I here.” he said.
“Don’t you think Juliet is behind this?” I said.
He looked into my eyes and I quickly looked
“Yes I think. And I also think Elizabeth is
behind Regina’s lost.” he said.
I glanced at Regina’s pictures. She look so
beautiful, with such a pretty smile.
“So what do we do?” I asked.
“I’ve tried so many times to get into the house
of the Holloways but I couldn’t. Im bind from
passing into the house. I can’t get through.
When ever I try to get close, there’s like a wall
that holds me back. I can’t pass through.” he
“Why? and who are the Holloways?” I asked.
“Juliet Holloway and Elizabeth Holloway.” he
“Really?” I breathed.
They sure got a thing to do with his death and
“Yes Isa and that is why I’ve been wishing to
meet someone who sees me. And now you
came, you are my hope Isabel. You have to
help me please.” he said.
“In what way?” I asked.
“In getting into the Holloways house and
finding my body.” he said.
I gasped and shook my head, “I can’t do such
Henry. It’s too dangerous for me.” I said.
“Isa please you’ve got to do it. You are my only
hope.” he begged.
“They could kill me or capture me too.” I said.
“They won’t get you. We gonna plan it perfectly
so well and nothing is gonna happen to you.”
I inhaled as so many thoughts raced through
What im I really thinking of doing? Help a
ghost? How possible im I to do that?
Gosh I can’t do this.
“I can’t help you Henry, im sorry.” I said.
He grabbed my hand and a shiver of cold and
fright ran through me.
“Must you hold me!! oh God!” I shouted.
His hand felt so cold.
He quickly left it.“Im sorry.” he said.
I shifted away.
“Gosh! that scared me. Your hand is so cold.” I
“Yeah im sorry.” he said.
“Henry I can’t help you.” I said.
“You have to..”
“Im hungry” I said and walked away towards
“I feel your aunt on her way home.” he said.
“Then you should leave before she do.” I said
and finally walked into the kitchen.
Grabbing a plate of mayonnaise from the fridge,
I brought out sandwich, and walked to the
counter, took out a tray and placed the
sandwich on it, then poured the mayonnaise on
Great I can do this.
“Not that way.” I heard his voice behind.
I turned to see him shook his head.
“Then what way?” I asked.
“You got it tho.” he giggled.
“Stop playing with me!” I snapped.
“I guess you are from a wealthy home.” he
I cut from the sandwich to eat.
“My dad is Logan Dalton, ever heard of the
name?” I asked.
“Yeah. Regina do talk about him then, she said
he’s not really a good uncle to her and her
mom.” he said and I raised my brows.
“Yeah, if aunt Kiki got such a wealthy brother,
then she shouldn’t be living in this cracked
upstair nor in this part of new york.” he said.
“But dad.. dad said he was always nice to aunt
Kiki.” I said.
“Maybe.” he shrugged.
“You wanna eat?” I asked.
He chuckled, “Really? I’ve not tasted meals
nor water for five years now.” he said.
“Oh.. I almost forgot who you are.” I said then I
gasped when I recalled something.
“Guess what?” I yelled.
“I know already, you’ve not had your bathe.”
“Yeah and aunt Kiki would soon be home.” I
said and hurriedly finished up the remaining
“Go bathe, I’ll wash the dish.” he said.
“Thanks.” I said and ran off upstairs to my
Opening my door, I was shocked to see him
sitting on my bed, grinning.
“Henry! stop scaring me.” I said.
“I first youuuu.” he said with a wider grin.
I sighed, “So fast. You should, im not a ghost.”
I said and he giggled.
I walked to my closet and pulled the door open
to reveal my tons of eye catching clothes.
I pulled out a pink flair, short dress with a
Then when I went for my undies, but recalled
Henry is there with me.
I turned to him.
“Okay Henry, you should leave. I wanna
bathe.” I said.
He smiled and pushed his hair back and licked
“Alright.” he said and stood up from the bed.
“Don’t be scared when I disappear.” he said.
“I’ve seen you do.” I said.
“But you were frightened.” he said.
“Just go now, I’ve gotta bathe before aunt Kiki
gets back.” I said.
He smiled, “Fine, but Isa, damn you are so
beautiful.” he said.
I raised my brows at him, not knowing what to
He pushed his hair back and blinked his eyes.
“Can we be friends?” he said.
I chuckled, “NO.” I said.
“Why? cos im a ghost?” he asked.
“Oh just leave Henry!” I half yelled.
He giggled, “Alright. See you soon.” he said
and before I could tell him not to come back
again, he vanished.
I screamed. So scary!!!!
He reappeared instantly.
“What?” he said.
“Ahhhh!” I screamed again.
He giggled, “Thought you ain’t scared of me
anymore!” he said.
“Go!” I yelled..
He smiled, then turned and headed to the door,
he got to the door and paused,
“Let me use this then.” he said and then
passed through the door.
I held my chest.
Well this one is quite better.
I sighed and turned back to my closet, picked
up a pink pantie and dropped it together with
the dress on the bed, then headed to the
While I had my bathe, I couldn’t keep my mind
off from the help Henry want from me…
Seriously Im so scared! I can’t go to the
Holloways or whatever! but my bewilderment
was on why I have to be seeing a ghost! do I
have any connection with ghosts!
Ohh.. but I remember..when I was a kid, I
sometimes wish to see a mermaid. Yes a
mermaid but not a ghost!
But can I really help Henry? I don’t know.. but
he’s so cute! and his smile. Arggh!
Im going insane!
This was all my dad’s fault!
I want to yell at him that he brought me to a
ghosts filled place!! but im sure Henry won’t let
Few minutes later, I was out of the bathroom
with a towel wrapped around my body and a
smaller one tied around my head.
I walked to the small dressing table and
proceeded to cream my body.
After which I pulled into the pantie and the
Then walked back to the dressing table to
comb my hair.
“Let me help you.” Henry’s voice came behind
I immediately turned to see him standing just
close behind me.
He twisted his mouth in that funny way and that
made me chuckle but then I frowned
“Im not done dressing yet! Why can’t you
announce yourself before dashing into a
female’s bedroom!” I said.
He shrugged, “I knew you were done so I came
in.” he said.
“You what? how? were you watching me
bathe?!” I half yelled.
“No. I felt it.” he said.
I breathed out and turned back to the mirror.
Wait! he isn’t appearing in the mirror.
I glanced back and he was there, staring at
“Huh?” he said.
I turned back to the mirror, he still wasn’t
“Don’t be suprised. Ghosts don’t appear in the
mirror.” he said.
I swallowed, “Okay.”
“Your aunt is back.” he said, and just
immediately, I heard the sound of her car.
I stood up and made to the door. “You should