“I saw the ghost again, Grandpa. I saw it when I was taking a shower.” Little Josh dissolved into tears in front of his grandparents.
“It’s okay, Josh. We’re here.” Grandpa hugged the sobbing child.
“I’m right here, little one. It’s going to be alright. We won’t let any ghost hurt you.”
“But…but how can you stop it?” His voice was muffled against the old man’s chest as Josh tried to stretch both arms around Grandpa and Bubbe.
“We’ll find a way, sweetheart.” Bubbe kissed Josh on the top of his head.
“That’s right, Josh. We’ll find a way, I promise.
Grandpa and Bubbe sat their six-year-old grandson on the sofa and held him until he felt more secure.
Grandpa knew exactly what to do to get rid of the ghost. Fortunately, his son was finally beginning to come around, and was starting to realize the woman he proposed to was only a fantasy, not a loving companion.
She was the ghost in the bathroom, the manipulator in his mind, the child abuser disguised as a future step-mom. Horribly insecure, she needed to control everyone around her. She thought she controlled Josh’s Dad, but doubt had entered his mind.
She needed to control Josh, make Josh believe she would be his new mother, that she’d be closer to him than his own Mom and even his Dad, that she’d replace everyone who really loved Josh. The little boy was terrified.
Grandpa was meeting with Josh’s Dad after the young father got off of work. Grandpa would help his son stand up for what’s right, help him protect his little boy.
Together, they were going to exorcise a ghost. In a month, little Josh would never be haunted again.