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Living the Good Life in Delphi: Ghosts, Pets and Magic Reside Within   Oh the Absurdity!

Started 6/19/18 by mdpetdoc; 192297 views.
Myelle (Myelle01)

From: Myelle (Myelle01)

Feb-8

Galen and Lucius find themselves locked out of the lodge so they search for a way in. They check all of the doors but none are unlocked. At the door that leads into the kitchen, Lucius manifests a key and tries it. It opens the door but not without a lot of wiggling and turning of the knob.

“Smells musty in here” Galen says as they enter. Galen goes for the light switch while Lucius pulls the shade on the single window.

”It smells like it has been empty for a long time.” Lucius answers as the darkness goes away. “Let’s try the office first.”

”Then we can take a look around.” As they cross the kitchen, “Looks like it was cleaned up before everyone left.”

”Then again, maybe not.” They find piles of dirty laundry along the wall leading into the office and the musty smell worsens there. “Smells like this is the source of that musty smell.” Lucius says.

Inside of the office, all seems to be in order. Galen goes to the file cabinet to find the employee files but all of the drawers are empty. He checks the desk but there is nothing there either. Without a word, he quickly heads to the lobby to use that computer, but it too is missing.

”What do we do now?” Lucius asks.

Stunned, Galen has no answer for him.

Myelle (Myelle01)

From: Myelle (Myelle01)

Mar-6

“Perhaps we should have a look around” Lucius suggests.

Nodding, Galen moves from the entry desk and heads first to the private dining room and goes through there slowly. With nothing to see, they head to the conference rooms beyond the lounge area.

In the first conference room, they find the computers and the boxed files. They agree to come back to those later and continue to the other conference rooms, then the guest rooms. With each taking a side of the hall, they quickly check the rooms on each floor.

On the top floor, at the dragon rooms, Lucius enters his room and finds an older dragon napping there. He quietly closes the door and moves on; wondering who left the door open. Signaling Galen to be quiet, he leads them back down to the conference room.

“What was that about?” Galen asks.

“There was a strange sleeping dragon in my room. It is best if we don’t disturb him.”

“How did he get in?” Galen asks.

“Someone left the outer door open. He is okay where he is for now; we can worry about him later. In the meantime, lets go through this stuff for answers.” Lucius picks up a box and takes it to one end of the conference table. Galen follows his lead and does the same thing.

Hours later, they discover that over the months, many employees left their job and it appeared that only a few were left. The final corporeal employees were let go due to dwindling customer numbers. As for the ghostly employees, it is noted in their files that they just vanished; a few at a time and never returned.

In the computers, they discover the dwindling business numbers until the final entry was such a low sales amount had the final accounting in the red.

“Looks like we got our answer as to what happened here.” Lucius says as he stretches and starts to yawn.

“Yeah, but what we need to find out, is what caused it.”

“We certainly do, but I am hungry and tired. Let’s get back to the house, have a meal and get some rest.”

“Good idea. Let me get a key for this place so we can lock up then we can go.” Galen gets up, heads for the front desk with Lucius following. Key in hand, they head out the back-kitchen door, lock up and head for the house.

Myelle (Myelle01)

From: Myelle (Myelle01)

Jun-28

Spring has come and gone and summer is upon us. Galen and Lucius returned home with a disappointing report a week later. It seemed that for some reason first the people then the ghosts  followed by the animals, just left. Where they went and why remains a mystery.

Galen, me and the boys along with our dogs temporarily moved to the lodge to clean it up. The feeling of deja vue was strong. When we were done there, we moved to the big house in town.

Myelle (Myelle01)

From: Myelle (Myelle01)

Jul-12

Galen has been distant since we moved into the house and I don’t know why. I have tried talking to him but he won’t engage. He only talks about the local news and gossip. I wish I knew what was wrong. I have a feeling there is more to the story than he told about his time away. Otherwise, he helps with everything inside and outside.

We have put the puppies up for adoption. I made flyers and he put them up around town. So far there haven’t been any takers but it has only been a couple of days.

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In the Mandrake Kingdom, things aren’t going well for Antheia and Lucius. The anti-royalty movement has caught on and is spreading through the towns like wild fire.

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