Fire: standard (rank 1)
Ghost Flame! Ghost Flame!
Light up the darkness
Until the break of day
Bring the sad and the lonely
Like moths to a light
Guide us you will
Through the dark scary night
And when we reach our destination
There will be no hesitation
Phasing: superior (rank 2)
Holly’s house was an innocuous town home in the suburbs. It’s the sort of home where a new family would start their lives as a jumping off point to the journey that is raising a family. Sadly these walls do more than shelter. They hide the discord between a man and woman who no longer love each other. They keep out those who would try and help them make amends. The walls cover up years of alcohol abuse, physical abuse and mental abuse. Not even the windows would allow you to see the girl who hid in the unfinished basement crying tears of pain and the fall out when she is discovered.
Walls aren’t a problem for me. They may impede others but for me they’re nothing but decoration. Placing my hand against the door I push through as my body slides inside the house with ease. It all looks so normal which makes it even scarier. The house is impeccable, no mess, no fuss. The walls aren’t damaged and the owners have a real eye for design. The house was a thick veneer that they slathered over rotted wood. I start to make my way up the stairs.
When I pass through her bedroom door I see her on her bed. She’s sleeping but not. Inside her mind she’s having a horrific night mare, one that I can see beyond my own natural vision. She wants to cry and she wants to wake up but she’s too tired to do so. I stand over her, watching, my soft hand touching her forehead as I try and coax her through the darkness, my mind touching hers as I try to bring her back to the waking world.
Cries in the Night
Telepathy: superior (rank 2)
In the night when you sleep
All that’s real is not what it seems
Be it good nights or nightmare she will see
The things that go on in your dreams
From dark scary monsters, ghouls and ghosts
She will guide you through the dark sea
Entering into the morning light
Where you'll eternally be happy
And if the real world is giving you too much pain
She will pierce the darkness with her ghost flame
Emotion Control: standard (rank 1)
Holly and Merdith were getting along as I exited Jamie’s house. The young boy was shy to join with the two girls but I gave him a look. We weren’t in the best part of town. Jamie was from a typical single mother broken home that I wish wasn’t some cheesy stereotype. Still I gave the boy a smile as the two girls giggled in their pajamas.
“Don’t worry. Just a few more lost souls and we’ll be off.”
As we walked through an old park the kids remained in their rows, side by side as Holly pulled on my dress.
“Were you the one talking to me in my nightmares?”
I looked back at her as I said “yes, yes I was.”
“Because there’s far too much suffering in this world and you kids shouldn’t have any of it. You know my head is for some reason wired to other people’s heads. Adults I can ignore but children, well, your cries are loudest. They’re a sadness I simply can’t tune out. So that’s why I’m here. I heard your cries for help and I want to when no one else will.”
Suddenly I felt a rush of kids hugging around my legs. Looking down at the little tykes I almost started to weep as Molly looked up at me.
“Thank you” she said.
… In Two Rows …
Mind Control: standard (rank 1)
In the darkness she will lead
Through rain and snow and sleet
Their magical journey will soon end
Their hardships they will beat
Molly, Meredith, Jamie and John
Kathy, Harold, Danny and Bret
Now they were brothers and sisters
That they had never met
Perfect children, standing in line, marching in their shoes
Obedient children, stamping along, in rows of two by two
… Side by Side
Force of Will: superior (rank 2)
We marched through the night. It was a long one as I hadn’t picked up eight children in a very long time. As I looked back I could see them. They were getting tired. One proud marchers had a hard time keeping their heads up as I flicked my fingers making the ghost flame burn brighter.
“Come on children. We’re almost there.”
Merdith whined out as she said “can we stop, I’m tired.”
Bret added “and can we have snacks.”
I stopped in my tracks and turned around looking at the now slightly disjointed row of children.
“After tonight you won’t have to worry. You won’t have to care about sleep or snacks. You will just be, off somewhere else where children are always happy. We just need to hike a few more steps. Do you think you can do that?”
I stood there, they kids looked at me until Holly finally spoke up.
“Yes we can.”
I patted her on the head as I said “there we go, now let’s march along.”
Teleportation: supreme (rank 3)
Through the night they had an adventure
Leaving their lives that they despised
They made it to a rolling green hill
And watched the morning sun rise
Fade held her hand up
She tried to keep her emotions inside
But as she waved at them
Her eyes started to cry
The children waved, as their bodies started to fade away
Gone forever, their parent wept, never seen since that day