Well now, I was just plain spooked! Clemmie came running into the room, “did you hear that laughter mama? Sounded like an evil spirit! Are we back in Salem?” “No sweetie, we are still home” a shivering Sunny ran into the room next. He jumped into my lap. “Mama, who’s laughing? It’s scaring us.” “I don’t know honey. I haven’t seen anyone around.”
I distracted the kitties and Sunny. They were all upset by the laughter. Melissa and Michael heard it too. I couldn’t seem to get in touch with Tip or Ariel. Thankfully the laughter stopped. We made it through the day. I took the kids shopping for our upcoming luncheon.. we stopped at McDonald’s for lunch. Happy meals all around. I didn’t like their burgers, but I loved their fries.
Everyone had a nap at home, except me. I was disturbed and upset. Crazy laughter and no Tip or Ariel. The phone rang, and I had a funny feeling before I answered it, but answer it I did. First came the laughter, then a hollow voice. “You can’t get rid of me, you know. I’ll always be watching you.” A dial tone sounded in my ear. Either I was crazy or that was Pam’s voice. Lisa didn’t sound much like Pam.
I dialed Lisa’s number. I was feeling a little numb. She answered on the eighth ring. I thought everyone had an answering machine. Guess not. “Hello! What do you want?” “Hi Lisa, this is Patt. I just wanted to let you know that we have decided on lasagna, salad, and ice tea for the luncheon. You are still coming aren’t you?” “Hi Patt. Of course, I’m still coming! I can’t wait to meet you all. I’m a pretty good baker, how about if I bake a couple loaves of crusty French bread?”
“French bread sounds awesome! Can’t wait!” We hung up and I finished my house work. I thought about Pam and Lisa. They looked exactly alike except for hair color. Lisa had a volatile temper. Pam’s wasn’t as bad. I was speaking of dream experience. I cleaned the house until it sparkled, and the day of the luncheon finally arrived. I couldn’t wait to meet Lisa in person.
I got the kids dressed up really nice. Judi arrived early. Jenny was as cute as she could be. She was wearing an adorable pink dress, ankle socks and black patent leather Mary Jane’s. She ran up to me and said, “Auntie Patt , do you like my new shoes?” “Oh honey, they are beautiful, just like you!” With a big smile on her face she ran off to find Melissa and Michael. She was a real sweet heart.
Linda came in next with her little Olivia. She was adorable in blue which set off her dark hair and eyes. All the kitties were excited. Anu said they didn’t know why, just that everyone was dressed up and the kitchen smelled delicious. Linda set the table. I baked hot dogs for the kids. Baked for about 15 minutes and cheese added for a few more minutes with toasted buns made a delicious dish for the kiddies.
I paired up some salad and baked beans and juice for the little ones. I set up their table and gave the kitties a snack. Sunny got part of a hot dog. Michael would eat in his high chair at the table. He was getting too big for the high chair. He was growing and changing from baby to little boy. I sighed. There was a loud knock on the door. With a big welcoming smile on my face, I opened the door.
My smile vanished as I stared at the dark haired woman standing there balancing several shopping bags in her arms. “Well hello! Come on in!” I plastered that big welcoming smile back on my face as I stepped aside and gestured for the woman to enter. ” Hi you must be Patt! You look just like Pam described you!” “I wish I could say the same! Um, I mean You must be Lisa! Come in and meet Linda and Judi!”
Lisa didn’t look anything at all like Pam. This Lisa was short, heavy, had black hair, green eyes and wore black cats eye glasses. Where was the Lisa in her dream that looked exactly like Pam except for the hair? Oh boy! I was totally confused. Linda and Judi were giving me questioning looks as they welcomed a beaming Lisa to our luncheon! “That bread smells wonderful! Thank you so much for baking it.”
Lisa had brought 4 loaves of French bread. Long and crusty on the outside and soft and delicious on the inside. She brought real butter to go on the bread. I was in heaven! I loved fresh baked bread of any kind. I had baked braided Italian bread and it was amazing. A lot of work thought.
Linda and Judi put all the food on the table and I took a plate of bread with butter into the girls and I introduced Lisa to them. Melissa was staring at Lisa with a strange look on her face. I wanted desperately to know what she was picking up from Lisa’s thoughts. Lisa smiled at the girls, then turned to Melissa and with a smile, said. ” You have the most beautiful blonde hair and blue eyes.” Melissa replied, “thank you, they are mine.” That was a strange thing to say, even for Melissa. I didn’t like this. I steered Lisa back to the kitchen and away from my daughter.
As we walked back to the kitchen, I turned to look at Lisa and I saw Pam’s face. Blue eyes, beautiful complexion and a big smile! What!? “Pam, is that you?” “What are you talking about? My sister is dead! Remember?” Lisa was back to herself, and looking at me with a wary expression on her face. “Huh? I’m sorry! Guess I was seeing things.” I looked back again, just to be sure she was still Lisa.
Lisa’s expression softened. “That’s ok. I understand. I see her every where I look. I didn’t realize the two of you were so close.” ” We had our babies at the same time and we were in the same room. She came to one of our luncheons and we dream walked together.” Lisa was looking at me with the expression that said, this woman is crazy.
“I’m sorry, I thought I told you Pam did not give birth. She told me she met you at the hospital after you gave birth. Pam was a wonderful pediatric nurse. You two hit it off and you invited her to one of these delicious luncheons.” Lisa’s eyes were shining with unshed tears. I didn’t know what to say. My head was aching and the maniacal laughter started again. Oh no! Not now!
Linda and Judi looked at each other then me and I knew they heard it too. Lisa continued to eat, seemingly unaware. Melissa, Olivia, and Jenny ran into the room followed by most of the kitties and Sunny in the lead. Sunny jumped into my lap. “Mama! Mama! Do you hear that laughter? It’s coming from that person over there! Sunny was trembling and he pointed to Lisa with his nose.
Lisa looked up and smiled. She looked like Pam again and she had a vacant look in her blue eyes. Where the heck was Tip when I needed him. I felt a hand on my shoulder and I almost jumped out of my skin. I sneaked a glance at Lisa and she was Lisa again. How could she stand these back and forths? I had the impression that Lisa didn’t know what was going on.
The hand tightened on my shoulder. I looked back and there was Tip motioning with his head for me to follow. No one else seemed to see him. I stood up and asked to be excused. Lame excuse of too much ice tea. I followed Tip into my bedroom and closed the door. “Tip, what’s going on with Lisa, or is she Pam?” Tip sighed. “I’m sorry lassie. That’s Pam masquerading as Lisa.”
“Where have you been Tip? I’ve been calling you.” “Lassie, I was meeting with Ariel and a few others. Pam has caused so many problems that she won’t get another chance.” “What do you mean Tip?” “Pam has invaded her sisters body. She is trying to take it over, and push Lisa out into limbo.” “Omg! Tip! What happened to Pam? I knew she had mental problems, but I didn’t think she was evil.”
“Ariel said when Pam went into the void she was taken over by an evil spirit. Ariel tried to remove the spirit, but it became deeply entrenched in Pam’s soul. Pam escaped and Ariel has been meeting with the higher ups to decide what to do. The unanimous decision was to dissolve Pam’s soul. It’s not a decision that comes lightly, and it causes much sorrow among the angels and God. God weeps for every soul lost.”
“So when this spirit is dissolved, does that mean there will be no more Pam at all? What about Lisa? Will she be ok? She didn’t do anything wrong. She loves her sister and misses her. Do you think Lisa knows Pam is there?” “So many questions lassie! It’s true, there will be no more Pam. Pam’s soul is entwined with the spirit and separating them has not worked at all. The evil has taken Pam’s soul completely. I know it’s hard to accept, but there is no choice.”
Tip looked so upset that I really felt sorry for him. Angels are the guardians and helpers of humans, and to have to do something like dissolve a soul, even an evil spirit is painful. I couldn’t help but cry. Tip looked even more upset. He hated to see me cry. He put his arms around me and patted my back. I was astonished! I felt warmth and love and such a sweetness in Tips embrace. I felt the flutter of angel wings surrounding me. I sighed and relaxed and felt like all was right with the world.
I felt like I was waking up from a lovely dream. I opened my eyes and Tip was gone. There was a sheet of creamy paper and I picked it up to read. Lassie, I need your help with lisa/Pam. Dream walking tonight. What!!! I went back to the table. Judi and Linda were cleaning up. “Where’s Lisa?” Linda said, ” she left. She just got up and walked out without a word.”
I filled them in on lisa/Pam. Linda said what we were all thinking… “oh no! Not again.”
Evil is as evil does….
The Kitties korner….
This is Jason James…I’m the bad boy. He,he,he. Mom says I’m not bad, just mischievous. 🙂 I love my mom,but stuff has been going on around here and I think it is affecting my time out of this room and my treats too. Nina is laughing at me but I’m serious. I want more time out. That’s all I can say. Now I’m going to bite Nina.