[left [pic https://i.imgur.com/eyjjPQj.jpg]] A yawn escaped his lips as he clacked away at his computer. Booker glanced at the clock that sat next to his bed, the glaring red text said it was 8 AM. His overnight security work had ended at 6 AM and he hurried home to scroll through his usual sites. He had a particular interest in the paranormal, the after life, and all things non-human. Booker wasn't always one to believe this stuff, but that warehouse really started to change his mind. From the strange noises to the shadowy figures just out of view, he slowly began to take interest and wanted to learn more about the paranormal.
His searching landed him on a forum. It was simply titled '[i Ghost Forum]' but thousands of users logged on every day to post everything from pictures, audio clips, to just plain encounters they all experienced with 'ghosts'. Booker wasn't normally one to post, just to lurk and read, but this morning was much different. During his shift he managed to capture something strange when he was about to exit the restroom, a shadow head that appeared to be peaking around the edge of the doorway. Booker managed to quickly snap a picture, almost delighted, he wanted to share it.
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'[i I had been feeling like someone's been watching me at work. Maybe this is proof I'm not crazy? Tell me I'm not the only one who can see the head by the door.]'
Booker hesitated over the post button. Why was he nervous? This was a forum for people who ate this kind of thing up. Finally, he pressed 'post' and turned off his monitor, he had a few errands he needed to run before going to bed for the day. [center -]
Alarm blaring, Booker woke up at about 8 PM. His shift started at 10 PM until 6 AM, but he tried to get up with a little time before work. He glanced at his computer, maybe he should check if anyone saw his post? Booker decided to just shower, eat, and head over to the warehouse to relieve the daytime guys. "[b You got a new guy on the night shift tonight, don't you? Normally a dayshift worker?]" his portly co-worker, Charles, asked.
"I suppose." Booker replied blankly, sitting down in the security room littered with monitors and coffee cups. "I'm surprised they even added a second guy to overnights. Not like I can't handle it alone."
"[b Maybe they thought you were going crazy, what with being alone all night in a dark security room.]" Charles belly laughed before slapping Bookers shoulder. "[b Welp, I'm outta here. Have a goodnight, Booker.]" "Night." Booker watched on the screens as Charles waddled his way down the hall and out of the warehouse. His new overnight partner should be there any minute. Maybe having company wouldn't be so bad after all.
Louella took her time rolling out of bed. Even though she was a full grown adult, she still had trouble getting out of bed in the mornings and getting to her college classes. Luckily, she didn't have to be there until 11, but the young girl had been promising her roommate to get up early for once and be the one to brew coffee. She hoped today would finally be the day to live up to that promise!
She quietly tip toed down the hall as to not wake her roommate, if that girl was even asleep, and made it down to the kitchen. Louella cleaned out the pot, added water, put in a new filter with fresh ground coffee beans and hit start. Soon, the smell of fresh coffee filled their little apartment.
"Coffee soon!" She hollered in a sing-song down the hallway to her roommates still closed door. Louella popped a few slices of bread into their run down toaster before grabbing butter and honey for a small breakfast before running to her morning classes. "Want any toast?" She hollered again, this time she decided not to sing it as she scurried around the kitchen and leaving a mess behind her.
Coffee beeping, toast popping, and suddenly it was a little after 10. Louella quickly threw on a comfy outfit, sipping her coffee in a to-go mug, "Sorry, Blair-bear, I gotta run! I wanna be a little early today." She shouted before running out the door, quietly apologizing for the mess she left behind in the kitchen. She swore if Blair left it she'd definitely clean it up later!
[google-font http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Merriweather][merriweather [size12 Blair had been up since before dawn scrolling though all of the paranormal sites she was apart of. She wanted something new and exciting to bide her time. That's when she heard Louella slipping out of her room and a small smirk passed over her lips. She knew the other was making coffee, and she couldn't wait for the smell to hit her nose. That's when she came to a picture posted on a different site. She clicked on it and looked it over. That's when she spotted the head peeking around the corner and her heart skipped a beat.]]
[google-font http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Merriweather][merriweather [size12 There really was something there. She wondered if she should even reply to the poster. She might as well. She didn't have anything better to do anyway. Right when she was about to post Louella called out about some toast. [#cc6699 "No I'm good! I'll make something to eat in a while"] she called back. She didn't have classes today, so she would be at home all day. She did have to work later on though, but that wasn't until around 5PM anyway. So she had the whole day to herself pretty much.]]
[google-font http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Merriweather][merriweather [size12 She then turned her attention back to the picture and tapped on the comment section and started typing. [#cc6699 [i Honestly that's really fucking trippy! I don't blame you for feeling like you are being watched at all. Where was this taken? If you don't mind me asking that is. So far I haven't seen anything in my every day life like you have, and I'm somewhat jealous that you have.]] She read the comment a couple of times before finally posting it. She couldn't take it back now. She sighed as she logged out and slid out of bed.]]
[google-font http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Merriweather][merriweather [size12 She made her way into the kitchen and shook her head lightly. Her roommate and good friend was always leaving the apartment a mess. She didn't mind it though. She turned on Bad Wolves, and started cleaning up the kitchen. While she was cleaning she poured herself some coffee, and made herself an egg sandwich. Today was going to be a really lazy day for her. She didn't care though. She started dancing around the kitchen loading the dishwasher, and cleaning up after Louella. Soon she was done in the kitchen and sitting at the table.]]
[google-font http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Merriweather][merriweather [size12 She ate her breakfast slowly, enjoying the silence of the apartment. Maybe she could get some writing done. She made a mental note to check the post later on that day to see if the creator of the post would even reply. She finished her breakfast, put her dishes into the dish washer and started it. She then went about doing her normal daily chores, just letting herself relax and enjoy the time alone.]]
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[google-font http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Merriweather][merriweather [size12 Heber wasn't looking forward to working the nightshift at all. He wasn't a night owl, and he loved being among the living during the day. So for the last few weeks he's been trying to adjust to sleeping all day and staying up all night. It wasn't working the way he wanted it too at all. He groaned when his alarm finally went off. It was around 8:30PM and the male knew it was time to get up. He rolled onto his side and sat up. He put his head into his hands and let out a small sigh.]]
[google-font http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Merriweather][merriweather [size12 Working the warehouse wasn't the most ideal job in the world, but at least it helped pay the bills. Working overnight's though would help out a lot more. He would make a little bit more money, and he still kept his weekend's off. So he would be able to go and see his mother, and maybe hang out with his younger brother's as well. He sighed as he pushed himself to his feet and made his way into the bathroom. He took a quick shower, and then brushed his teeth and hair when he was done.]]
[google-font http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Merriweather][merriweather [size12 He went back into his room and changed into a pair of jeans, and a t-shirt. He then pulled his socks and shoes on as well. He didn't live too far from the warehouse, so the drive wouldn't take him that long. When he was fully ready to go, he made sure he had his car keys, house keys, lunch box in hand, cellphone, and whatever else he would need for the night. It was strange walking out the door for work right then, but he had to do what was best for him at the moment.]]
[google-font http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Merriweather][merriweather [size12 He made his way to the car and unlocked it. He then slipped in behind the wheel, put his shit in the passenger seat, started the car up and pulled out of the driveway. He was itching to go back to bed, but knew he wouldn't be able too. He pulled into the parking lot a little while later, and he parked pretty close. He then shut the car off, grabbed his things and opened the door. That's when he spotted Booker leaving the building. He wondered who he would be working with tonight, he would soon find out.]]
[google-font http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Merriweather][merriweather [size12 He walked into the building and saw the other male sitting there. He set his things on the counter, and looked towards the other. [#62C1F0 "I'm Heber, and I'm the new nightshift worker, or whatever you wanna call me"] he said. He didn't sound too happy about it, but what other choice did he have? He would have lost his home if he didn't start making the extra money. He just didn't know what he was getting himself into either. Sometimes that's a good thing, but other times not so much. He stood there waiting for the other to speak.]]
Booker decided to take a peak at his post on the forum as he awaited the new guy's arrival. He noticed he had gotten a few likes, and a comment. He smirked a little at the comment, before quickly tapping a reply.
"[i It's a real fucking weird feeling, and seeing something really solidified just how trippy it was, lol. I caught this picture during my shift, I work at a warehouse, and this place has always had a different vibe to it. Just the day before this, I swore I could hear a woman giggling. If I snag and audio clip of it, I could send it to you?]"
He was oddly giddy? Why? Because someone noticed his post? Or maybe because he feels comfortable finally posting about an interest he's held for months now. Booker had a small hope he'd catch something else tangible to show. He tapped his foot lightly as movement on one of the screens caught his eye, must be the new guy coming in. More chances to interact with another human, which he rarely got. Working overnight made it very hard to not only make friends, but maintain them. Hell, he hasn't even spoken to his own family in months as he's always asleep during their day.
Booker turned as the other man walked into the security room. He instantly took note that Heber wasn't too found of his new overnight shift. "Nice to meet ya. I'm Booker," he gave a nod to the other. "Welcome to the night shift." Booker awkwardly turned his chair back towards the monitors.
He couldn't fault Heber for not being enthused about working such shit hours. But Booker was already a bit awkward when it came to interacting with new people, but his unhappiness with his new position made him a little extra stiff. "It isn't so bad..." he spoke lightly, "the overnight shift, I mean. Once you get used to it, it's a cozy job and the pay is too good to pass on." It was an attempt at light conversation.
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Louella got lucky that her other class cancelled for the day! Being off at 1 is nicer than being off at 4. She skipped happily to her car as she hopped in and headed home. She hopped Blair didn't have to clean too much or even left it for her to do it. Louella was certainly clumsy, messy, and a bit erratic. But Blair never really complained, that's probably why they were able to stay such good friends for so long.
She let out a light giggle at the fact that Blair was like a sister to her already. Louella pulled into the parking lot and skipped her way inside. It looked like Blair had cleaned up after her morning rush and Louella knew she should make it up to her sometime. "Blair, I'm home!" She called out, kicking her shoes off by the door before walking to the fridge for a can of soda.
"You busy today? Thought maybe we could rent a little movie tonight, have popcorn, and a girls night in!" She plopped herself onto their couch. This is where she spent most of her free time. In front of the tv watching silly drama shows. "Maybe we can order a pizza for dinner too."
[google-font http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Merriweather][merriweather [size12 Blair had been so wrapped up in enjoying her time alone, that when her phone went off with a notification it made her jump. She grabbed her phone and read the notification. She then went back to the comment section and smiled a bit. She was getting more and more excited about this. [#cc6699 [i You are more than welcome to send me whatever you find! I would love to see more for sure. :)]] she then posted it and heard the door open and her roommate was back home. She cocked her head to the side and smiled.]]
[google-font http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Merriweather][merriweather [size12 She stood and made her way out of her room finding the woman on the couch. She leaned against the wall and crossed her arms over her chest. [#cc6699 "That sounds amazing honestly. Hell we can go all out, get booze and ice cream as well! I was needing to go and do some shopping, and since you are home you can come with me. That'll be your payment for leaving the kitchen a mess"] she said with a teasing note in her voice. She also stuck her tongue out at the woman to show she was teasing.]]
[google-font http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Merriweather][merriweather [size12 She adored her best friend more than anything, but sometimes she had to prove she wasn't mad at her. Right now was one of those times. [#cc6699 "Don't get too comfy because I'll be ready in about five minutes, and then we can get our girls night going"] she said as she went back to her room. She changed into a pair of pajama bottoms, and slippers and grabbed her things. She then made her way back out into the living room. She might as well be comfortable right now, and she could careless about other's around her.]]
[google-font http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Merriweather][merriweather [size12 [#cc6699 "Let's go"] she said as she walked out the door and left it open. She knew that the other wouldn't really want to go out shopping, but she didn't have much of a choice in the matter now. She made her way out the car, unlocked it and started it up. She then waited for the other to join her. She thought about showing her what the male had posted. She knew the other didn't believe in the supernatural like she did, but she was excited about it. She looked towards the apartment and honked her horn to hurry the woman up.]]
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[google-font http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Merriweather][merriweather [size12 Heber let out a small sigh and looked towards Booker. Maybe he was just being a total asshole and he honestly he didn't want to be thought of as that. The male took a breath and sat down. [#62C1F0 "I will apologize now about my attitude. I'm normally not like this, but with the new hours just being sprung on me like this, and not getting much sleep is really taking a toll on me"] he said with a sheepish smile as well. He wasn't meaning to be a total dick, but it did come off that way.]]
[google-font http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Merriweather][merriweather [size12 He looked towards the screens that Booker was looking at. He had a strange feeling of being watched, but it was just the two of them here. He cocked his head to the side and thought he had seen something on the screen. He shook his head and reached up rubbing his eyes and when he looked back there was nothing there. He took a breath and started to speak again. [#62C1F0 "So what does it all entail? This night shift I should say"] he said with a small sigh. He just hoped he hadn't fucked up already.]]
[google-font http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Merriweather][merriweather [size12 He honestly didn't want to be cooped up in the room all night, and wondered if Booker would take the time and show him around. That's when he saw the thing again on the screen. [#62C1F0 "Hey, I thought we were alone here? I thought I saw something just now on one of the screens. Do people have ways of sneaking inside of here?"] he asked. He stood and moved over to where Booker was. He might as well try to make an effort. He didn't know if he was just seeing things, or if it was real.]]
[google-font http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Merriweather][merriweather [size12 He was running on a couple hours of sleep, and that was about it. He just didn't know if he was seeing things or not. He watched the screen for a moment, and didn't see anything else. Maybe it was because he was so tired. He sighed and rubbed his eyes a bit. He needed coffee and now. [#62C1F0 "Where can I get a cup of coffee? If I'm going to make it tonight I need to get coffee in my system, and I promise I won't be such an ass towards you anymore tonight"] he said lightly.]]
[google-font http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Merriweather][merriweather [size12 He still had that weird feeling, but at the same time he wondered if Booker had seen it as well. He took a couple steps back and moved to his chair once more and sat back down. Tonight was going to be a long one and he couldn't wait for it to end.]]
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