Chapter 12 - The Interruptions

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That afternoon I got a slight feeling of déjà vu. This was because the coffin we'd seen at Christian's funeral was now in our den. Thankfully Christian hadn't buried the body with a complete stranger, but taken it back to his funeral home. However, the incident prompted the family to demand their money back from him and transfer their custom to Eternal Wings. Our mission was a success!

"I really can't believe it!" Steve cried in relief. It was the happiest I'd seen him in ages. "How could this even happen?" He asked no one in particular.

"I guess he's just a bigger ass than we thought" Tom shrugged.

"This doesn't make any sense though. It's such a basic mistake to make, yet a huge one all the same"

"Steve, stop stressing" Aaron told him. "Just thank your lucky stars that this happened. Maybe you won't need to sell up after all"

This was true; word of the wrong grave incident had spread like wildfire. Who knew that funerals were such a strong topic for local gossipers? At least three more people had called Steve that afternoon to ask for him to take care of their services instead of Christian.

"I wish I could think like that guys but I can't" He sighed.

"Why not?" I asked.

"Because this just doesn't add up. Christian has been doing this for years, as have all his employees. I just can't see how they could have made such a huge mistake" Steve shook his head whilst we all tried to keep from laughing.

He must have noticed us somehow because it finally clicked into his head what must have happened.

"You guys did this didn't you? This was you!" He shouted.

"No need to thank us" Tom shrugged proudly.

"Why would I thank you?" Steve cried. "This is insane! You guys could get into some serious trouble for this!"

"We didn't get caught" I said, as if that made any difference.

"We were just helping you out man!" Tom chirped.

"How did you even make this happen?" Steve asked. He looked like he was waiting to wake up from a dream any moment now. Or perhaps it was a nightmare.

We explained to him what had happened and he just shook his head in disbelief.

"Can you believe he never had any security cameras?" Tom asked. "What an idiot"

"I don't have any security cameras here" Steve whispered.

"You don't?" I asked.

"No, I've never needed them before. This isn't exactly the type of place people try and break into" He reminded us.

"Fair point" Shrugged Aaron.

"Although it probably would have helped me with those damn squatters!" He snapped. Once again, our laughter could barely be contained. "What? What is it? What are you all laughing at?" Steve asked cautiously, as if he didn't really want an answer.

"There are no squatters Steve" I admitted.

"There's not?"

"That was us too" Aaron joined me in fessing up. As funny as it was seeing Steve squirming like this but we didn't want to push our luck too much. He was genuinely mad at us.

"It was? What the hell guys? Sabotaging funerals, drinking in crypts, buying cats and video cameras! It sounds like you guys have been doing everything except your jobs!" He exclaimed.

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