The Barrier: Case Three- Chapter Three

The rest of the afternoon was as expected for the first day of a case, boring. Emily and Riley continued to dig into the history of the house and the town, but it only confirmed what their earlier research had, there was no apparent reason for the haunting. Emily was also doing more research into Dorothy’s granddaughter, Tracy. “She seems to be a believer,” Emily … Continue reading The Barrier: Case Three- Chapter Three

The Barrier: Case Three- Chapter Two

Riley began going over the case notes with Emily. They had done a little pre-research, especially as this case was much closer than the last two had been. But this was also part of why the case was so confusing. The location was a B&B in a small town with no other experiences as far as they could tell. The B&B seemed to be the … Continue reading The Barrier: Case Three- Chapter Two

The Barrier: Case Three- Chapter One

After they had spent a few more weeks close to their home base, Ethan decided it was time to get back on the road. Ethan, Timm, and Riley had a meeting, and while Timm was still nervous, he agreed Riley was more capable of keeping her abilities in check than she had been. Ethan was nervous for her, but knew they couldn’t just keep her … Continue reading The Barrier: Case Three- Chapter One

The Barrier: Case Two- Chapter Sixteen

The team stayed in town for several weeks after Riley first met Timm. Timm wanted to ensure he got a decent amount of training done with her before they moved on so she wouldn’t be at risk of overdoing it as she had in New Mexico. Ethan would take the rest of the team on a few short cases in the area, ones that weren’t … Continue reading The Barrier: Case Two- Chapter Sixteen

The Barrier: Case Two- Chapter Fifteen

Slowly the team filtered out of the office. Gabrielle apologized that she would not be able to help with the apartment but wished Riley well and expressed happiness she joined. Riley wasn’t offended, in fact, she was a little surprised that Josh and Mike seemed so excited. They left with Emily while Ethan finished up a few more things at the office then took Riley … Continue reading The Barrier: Case Two- Chapter Fifteen

The Barrier: Case Two- Chapter Fourteen

“Where to next, boss?” Emily asked when the group was back on the highway. “We are taking Miller to Albuquerque for a flight, then we will head back home for a bit,” Ethan answered. “Home?” Emily asked. “I need to review our case requests. We also need to finish the process of making Riley officially part of the team and getting her a trainer.” “Alright, … Continue reading The Barrier: Case Two- Chapter Fourteen

The Barrier: Case Two- Chapter Thirteen

The group woke surprisingly early, considering everything they had been through the last few days. It did not take long for the group to pack up, and when they were done, Ethan noticed Riley looking towards the ditch with sad eyes. “They are not there anymore, Riley. Thanks in large part to you,” he stepped close and said softly. “I know,” she said, wiping away … Continue reading The Barrier: Case Two- Chapter Thirteen

The Barrier: Case Two- Chapter Twelve

The pain she felt with the kids fading was like nothing she had ever experienced before. It seemed to go to her bones, both emotional and physical. The group watched in silence and hated that they could not go to her. Ethan had put his hand up when Emily had tried, knowing that it would likely only increase her pain as well as cause it … Continue reading The Barrier: Case Two- Chapter Twelve

The Barrier: Case Two- Chapter Eleven

While Emily was helping Riley, Josh took over for Gabrielle, waiting for the police by the ditch. Emily was able to slowly help Riley get dressed, which was difficult with Emily needing to avoid touching Riley as much as possible. They were able to do it and get her back to base, but not without pain for both of them. The blankets had been changed … Continue reading The Barrier: Case Two- Chapter Eleven

The Barrier: Case Two- Chapter Ten

Riley was standing in the ditch, looking around, desperately searching for any way to get herself out. She used the flashlight on her phone and scanned to see if there was anything nearby she could climb, but realized it was a wasted effort. She started to scan the ditch to see if anything stood out, but all there was, was a few graffiti symbols on … Continue reading The Barrier: Case Two- Chapter Ten