Hallow held one of her meeting things for the coven. I don’t know the official name for them even now, which just goes to show how new I still am to all this. Kind of pathetic, right? I go, but mostly I just stay quiet and try not to embarrass myself. At least unless she needs something… I try not to think about that.
Anyway, it wasn’t such a bad night, and I think I learned a lot. Really. The whole thing made me really sick, though. Not like, emotionally sick. Physically sick. She says I’m just extra sensitive to magic, that it’ll fade in time, but I don’t really know. I trust her though. Why wouldn’t I? She’s taught me everything I know, and she’s been so good to me.
At least Brody wasn’t there tonight.
Anyway, she and everyone else left as I stumbled out back to get sick, like I usually do. I try to wait till everyone leaves so no one else notices. It’s awful to be throwing up and have people see you. I try not to eat on days I know Hallow’s holding her meetings. It’s better that way, though it makes the headaches worse. No one else seems to have this problem.
Whatever, it doesn’t matter. At least Brody wasn’t there tonight.
Anyway, while I was trying to stop the dry heaving, I heard this tapping. It was so weird, because I was completely alone, and at first I thought it was just my brain throbbing or something. Migraines can do that to you, you know? But it wasn’t, cause I started hearing voices. Once I figured out I wasn’t actually hallucinating, I started talking to the voice. The guy the voice belonged to thought he was hearing voices too. Turns out, he was stuck down in that storm basement or whatever for MONTHS. Can you imagine? Seriously? How awful!
I tried to open the doors, but they were locked. It’s so strange that a storm basement would lock from the outside, but I guess it’s somehow a safety thing? I don’t know, it was weird, but I can’t say I’m an expert on those kinds of things.
I told Jade (that’s the guy’s name) to wait for me, and ran inside to look for the keys. Hallow had them hidden pretty well, I guess to prevent robberies or something. They were inside a skull. Can you believe that? I mean, it wasn’t real or anything. Who keeps a real skull? How would you even get one? Definitely fake. Still, creepy, right?
I took the keys and went back outside to let Jade out. It wasn’t hard to pick out the right key, and soon enough, the door was open. Just like that! I can’t imagine how he got stuck down there for so many months. He was talking about some bitch and being manhandled, but he was clearly delusional. He thought I was his conscience, after all, and I’m definitely no one’s conscience.
He seemed really grateful to be out, though! He actually hugged me, which was completely awkward, but I was really happy to actually be able to help, even if it was such a small thing. He seemed desperate for some food and a shower, so I put the keys back where I found them and drove him home. Poor guy, he must’ve really missed his own bed. He was so surprised to hear it was May! I think he said he’d been stuck down there since December, but maybe it was longer?
Anyway, I hope he lets his family know he’s okay. I know mine would totally freak if I were missing for so long. I think I’m gonna look up the guy’s number so I can call and check if he’s okay in a few days. I don’t think he’d mind. Hopefully not, anyway.
It felt really good to be able to help someone tonight!