As soon as Devlin walked into the station, he immediately stopped by the desk sergeant. “What is it?” He asked. The officer pointed to the detective’s desk. “Can I help you? The sergeant told me you have some information about the dead body that was found on your front porch?” Devlin asked. “I Was going to come to the police before all of this happened, but I didn’t think it would get this far!” She boldly cried. “Forgive me, but you did what?”
“It was supposed to be a prank, Detective, I didn’t think he would escape and come after me!” She wailed. “What was a prank? You’d better start from the beginning, Miss . . . ?” Devlin began. “Sally, just call me Sally.” She answered. “Well then, Sally, what was this prank you just mentioned?” He inquired. “I know most people believe it is sacrilegious to goof off in a cemetery at night, but we didn’t care.” She muttered. “What exactly drew you to the Tova Trinity Cemetery?” He asked. “How did you know what cemetery I was talking about?” Devlin wasn’t sure how he should answer her question, especially after what he had seen, the situation was doomed to grow even more strange. “We didn’t mean anything by it; it was a Friday night, and we were all just sitting around completely board.”
“I’m going to have to stop you there, Sally, what exactly did this prank entail?” He inquired. “I still feel very terrible about it, I can’t believe I even thought of it to begin with! We were just looking to have a good time. We were just doing what the challenge said to do.”
“What are you talking about? What challenge?” Right after Devlin asked this question, Sally began to cry; the tears began to roll down her cheeks. “You have to believe me, we didn’t want to hurt anyone, Dave wasn’t supposed to die!” She exclaimed. “Excuse me, Sally, I just remembered something.” Without an explanation, Devlin left the police station.
“John, where has you went off to?” Devlin called out. “What is it, Dev?” John answered. “The man we found in the cemetery,” Devlin began. “You wouldn’t happen to be talking about the one we brought to the morgue last night?” He said. “Yes, but that’s not the end of it. Just this morning Kenny and I were called in to investigate a dead body on the porch of a college dormitory. And wouldn’t you know it, it was the very same man we took to Dr. Slim.”
“How can that be, he was dead?” John asked. “That’s incredulous!” He added. “If you find that hard to believe, then you’re gonna love this. Apparently this man didn’t die of natural causes either, from what I heard this man’s death was supposedly meant as a prank. All this woman said to me was that no one was supposed to die, all they wanted to do was to frighten him up a bit, they didn’t intend to kill him?” Devlin explained. “Is that what the problem is, Devlin?”
“Well it’s not the only one,” He shrugged. “I cannot help but remember you and Hyde telling me immediately after the coffin was opened in the cemetery that the person inside was the caretaker you saw roaming around the cemetery.” He began. “Yes that’s true, and I saw him with my own two eyes. It was him, Devlin honestly.” John said. “The crazy thing is John. I believe you. Did I tell you that the last caretaker of that cemetery died in 1906? If it truly was the caretaker, you and Hyde may have encountered his ghost.” Devlin said. “But why would he choose now to haunt the cemetery?” John asked. “You know as well as I do, a caretaker’s work is never done.” Devlin nodded. “If it is the old caretaker how can we convince him to go into the light?” He asked Devlin. “In order to accomplish this successfully, first we’ll have to bring the group together and take them back to the cemetery and convince the caretaker that there is a better place for waiting for him on the other side.”
“You have met Hyde before haven’t you, Devlin?” John laughed.