Ghosts Next Door

Ghosts Next Door
by Lopaka Kapanui

Dec 27, 2022

Lele 2022

 ...continued from yesterday

Horrified screams rose above the din of traffic and everyday life.

Everyone ran toward the roof's edge with little hope that Tiny would survive the fall. There lying in the gravel parking lot, was the massively wide and tall Kealoha, Boy's personal bodyguard, driver, and doorman for the office. On top of him was Tiny. Very much alive but bruised and fractured in the arm. Rushing to the back parking of the office building, Kealoha found himself with no other options to prevent Tiny's death except by trying to, at the very least, catch him and break his fall. He was taller and broader than Tiny's five-foot-ten frame, so at six feet and six inches tall, it should not have been a problem. It worked, sort of. It saved Tiny's life, but Kealoha suffered injuries that would not surface immediately. It would be a long-term injury that would haunt him later in life.


In the hospital room at Queen's, everyone stood or sat around Tiny's bed, discussing what transpired in the office. The Rizal Brother's waited outside, providing security of a kind until it was time for them to pay their respects to Tiny. Ivan said whatever it was that took hold of Tiny came through the office like a whirling dervish and tried to take hold of Tabby. Tiny sensed what was about to happen and pushed Tabby out of the way, and the entity took hold of Tiny. 

"I forgot how strong my cousin is," Ivan said.

"You're telling me," Rita said. "After all the times I purposely aggravated him and made his life miserable, he never once raised his hand to me, no matter how much I worked him up. He cracks me one, and it's not really even him that did it,"

"We all got it, mama Rita," Tabby said. "Papa Tiny is in there, and I know it broke his heart to see us hurt and not be able to control it,"

"It's Neil David," Boy said. "This ends now, once and for all,"

"How are we going to do this?" Tabby asked her father.

"WE are not doing anything," Boy said. "I'm doing it,"

"Doing what, Hanson?" Aunty Rita asked. "What are you thinking?"

"Kupaku," Boy said. 

"That's too dangerous, nephew," Ivan intervened.

"I'm not asking anyone's permission, uncle Ivan," Boy said. "I'm doing it. No disrespect to you, but I'm doing it."

"Boy, that means you must die first to do what you're thinking!" Rita scolded her nephew.

"Oh geeze, you guys! Even half dead, I cannot get any rest!" Tiny growled from his bed. "Let him do it! It's the only way; otherwise, this Neil David spirit will never leave Tabby alone!"

Everyone was shocked and silent, but in a second, they were overjoyed to see Tiny awake and somewhat healthy. be continued

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