The Van Helsing Impetus – Excerpt No. 264

“Sister Maria passed willingly through the veil,” Eleanor said.

“You mean the pale woman with stern features, about yay high and a voice that strikes fear into the heart of children?” Clara confirmed.

Eleanor nodded before adding, “The one who died violently on the grounds?”

“How can you even tell them—” Clara asked before realising it was best to avoid this rabbit hole. “While I don’t remember it that way, that’s the one.”

“She went up the staircase,” Eleanor said.

“Have you ever known a soul to return?” Clara asked.

That question was pertinent, even if she personally knew of a few examples. Still, she suspected Eleanor would provide a cryptic response.

“Moreso of late,” the Eleanor said. “However, I cannot sense their presence if they return.”

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