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In Another Life- Chapter Five
Published Oct 10, 2009


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Elle spent another few couch-bound days by the T.V after the disastrous date with Sam. Neither of them had spoken since that night. He'd left a few messages on her answering machine, but she refused to reply... Her heart had ripped almost in half, and now that Kyle's ghost had decided to take up residence in his old home, he was watching her every move.

Elle spent another few couch-bound days by the T.V after the disastrous date with Sam. Neither of them had spoken since that night. He'd left a few messages on her answering machine, but she refused to reply... Her heart had ripped almost in half, and now that Kyle's ghost had decided to take up residence in his old home, he was watching her every move. One particular morning, she was lying on the couch as the phone began to ring. She heard Kyle's footsteps, which were surprisingly heavy for a ghost's, coming down the stairs. He walked around and sat in the armchair beside her. Elle sat up and stretched, noticing Kyle's glare. "Let it ring," he growled, resting his hands in his lap.
The ringing stopped and the machine clicked on. The recorded message played, and Elle cursed herself for never changing it. Kyle's voice still greeted the caller, telling them that no-one was home and to leave a message after the tone. Sam's voice rang through the house.
"Elle?" he asked. "I know you're there.... and you reallly need to change that message."
Elanor's heart sunk. Kyle was so angry now, his ordinarily orange ghost was growing darker.
Sam spoke again. "I'm sorry.... it was too soon, I know. I just felt like... like you..." he trailed of, sighing. Elle could tell by the tone of his voice that he was upset. "Never mind," he said. "I shouldn't have called."
The machine clicked again as Sam hung up.
Elle stood up and began walking across the room. She couldn't keep the tears in anymore, and she didn't want to cry in front of Kyle.
He watched her with a stern eye. "Where are you going?" he growled.
"Bed," she whispered, her lip quivering as a tear dropped from her eye. "I'm tired."
Kylle sniffed. "At ten in the morning?"
Elle nodded.
"Get over him," he snarled. "I'm your husband... He's just a wife-stealing weatherman."
Elle shrugged as she walked past the ghost. "I still love him.... weatherman or not." She paused with her foot on the top step. "Besides, how can you love a dead man?"

Kyle snarled. He had a witty, derogatory comment to make, but Elle had already disappeared up the stairs.

* * *
Sam spent his morning in the park. He tried ringing Elle's house on his cellphone, but she still wasn't answering.
Without a disguise, people were recognising him. Whispers surrounded him. He could tell that his mopey expression wasn't helping.
A middle-aged woman walked past and flashed him a flirty smile and a wink. Two teens followed her.... girls all over the park were changing their walking paths to swing past him.
What is it, he wondered, about a weatherman that people find so attractive? With a sigh, he remembered how different Elle had been.
Sadly, he began walking towards the park exit and his parked car.
A man in a red, checkered shirt rushed over and shook his hand. "Hi," he said, dropping Sam's hand again. "I'm Nathan. It's so cool to meet the weatherman," he added.
Sam smiled. "Thanks, but I'm not really a celebrity.... certainly not a big one."
Nathan shook his head. "No, you're wrong.... your one of the few celebrities this town has! You're the biggest thing since that girl who made it in the movies! What was her name....?"
Sam smiled. "Thanks." he was eager to get home and be alone, but the fan didn't seem to get the message.
He tilted his head to one side. "Why so sad," he asked.
Sam shrugged. "Tough time with the girlfriend," he explained.
The man nodded sympathetically. "I get it," he said. "Let me guess, she's cheating on you with the butler?"
Sam shook his head. "No..." he said, looking at his feet. "I proposed, and she said no. Now she won't talk to me."
The man was shocked. "She said NO?!"
Sam nodded. "Now I don't know what to think."
"Wow," Nathan said. "No wonder you're upset."
Sam nodded sadly. "Yeah."
Nathan pulled out a business card. "If you wanna talk," he said, handing the card to Sam, "You know, about getting back in the game... I've got a sister who has her eyes on you."
Sam was taken aback. "W-what?" He stuttered.
"My sister," Nathan repeated. "She's pretty...ish."
Sam shook his head. "No," he said. "No... I've got to get Elle back..... I need her."
Nathan sighed. "It's a sad, sad day when the weatherman can't keep a girl. There's no hope for the rest of us."
He turned his back on Sam and walked away.
Sam blinked a few times. A complete stranger just tried to hook him up with his sister. After he told the guy about his rejected proposal. What was wrong with the town?

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#10Jennifer_ROct 12, 2009

Great chapter! \:\)  I feel sorry for Sam. Elanor needs to tell Kyle to leave her alone so she can move on with her life. Unless she wants to have a ghost baby? \:confused\:  

#11mpattonOct 12, 2009

Wonderful story. 

#12kalirinahOct 13, 2009

aw pour sam ... and i go with Illandrya: Sam needs to go in the light \:\)

#13YrS92Oct 14, 2009

I loved it... Something is really wrong with the town\:D

#14TUTULAOct 14, 2009

That is a so sad chapter! \:\( Can't wait for the next part  

#15Golden97Nov 7, 2009

Gr8 Chapter! \:rah\: cant wait for next part \:\) 

#16fredbrennyNov 26, 2009

Just be a little bit more patient Sam... Kyle will eventually loose...I am sure! But I think Elle should talk to Sam about Kyle ...

#17isarpgistaFeb 16, 2010

Oh, my! Is Kyle a sadist? What a terrible thing he's doing to Elle!!! Elle needs help.

#18emilymarie0201Feb 21, 2011

Kyle is SO mean!! \:\(

#19Senti88VIPApr 17, 2012

I don't see how this story didn't get at least a four star rating! I like it! Its really interesting and different!!! Keep on writing! (:

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