The Librarian walks through the door without opening it. Rocky sees no choice except to follow suit…
… but on the other side the figure is nowhere to be seen. Rocky stands alone.
He peers around at the cobweb filled room with its two huge spiders (Boris and Doris Webb)…
… and understands where he is. The Magill House. The Magill Hill House, the Hill House. The House on the Hill. The point is, it still stands in this reality he now inhabits; hasn’t fallen off the edge of town to be destroyed on the grassy plain 100 meters below thanks to Story Room’s thump thump thumping from the night before.
And it now has a ghost on the upstairs porch.
“Rooo-cky,” the spectre calls in the haunting way ghosts do. “Roo-cky,” she repeats. “Roooo-cky,” she wails again. He reaches her.
(to be continued)