I think that before I begin telling the story that brought me here, I am going to have to share a little about myself. Everyone in my direct bloodlines has an ability, so I am "gifted" from both parents. I'm not sure how common it is for families to all have the same basic core for their abilities, but both mine do. My relatives on my Mom's side are all gifted with mental, or psychic, abilities; my father's family is based in directional gifts. Even though each line has a shared source, their members cover every aspect in ability strength and classification.
I personally am a medium, and a dream walker, but my brothers are both completely different. I'm the only medium in my family, and the only one I've ever met, but the way it works for me isn't like anything I've come across. I can see them, if I focus all the sense a spirit gives me into my hands I can touch them, and I can "hear" them. Things I cannot do are command them, call them, repel them, or actually hear them. The way I "hear" them is one of the things that is apparently different. Whenever a ghost "speaks" to me I get images in my mind, and then have to try to translate. This becomes even more difficult since things mean different things to different people. Dream walking is pretty simple to understand, and basically the same with everyone, my spirit vacates my body to go wandering. The last thing you all should know about me, before I start my story, is I don't think I'm "gifted". I think it's a curse, and I hate having abilities.
My story starts after the beginning, my story starts with a song, and a little girl. My brothers, and I, grew up in an abusive home, and I would spend days with little to no sleep afraid if I closed my eyes something bad might happen. One night as I lay in bed exhausted, afraid, and holding the same argument with myself I did every night about which option was worse: sleeping, or not; I began to hear a girl singing to me. Hee voice was soothing, and her song calming, and soon I easily fell asleep. The thing about being a dream walker is that sleep doesn't really hinder you much, and so I followed her voice to her dream and first met my guardian angel. I won't talk about her dreams, because they aren't mine to share, so small time jump here. Like me she to was an abused child with multiple abilities, and siblings to protect, her abilities were empathy and dream manipulation.
We quickly became each other's source of strength: she eased my fear, I gave freedom, and we both gave the other friendship. Somehow we formed a psychic link, and I don't know when it happened. It just slowly became aware that I could see her sometimes, and she could feel me sometimes. It was strong enough that she had her rib fractured when mine was, and I can't tell her side as to what I experienced with her. For years we helped each other keep our families alive. That is until something happened, and her brother died.
I was 12 when I met her brother, when he gave me a message for her, and she severed the link. It was the day he died. More time jumps here. At 22 I finally managed to fully block my abilities, and I had been working on that since I was 6. That was 8 years ago, and I had never let her existence be known. She was my deepest secret, until four days ago.
I was at home, playing on Facebook, and then life took a sucky turn. I went to comment on a friend's post, and right as I hit enter another comment appeared. As usual with Facebook, a conversation started between the two of us. We moved from the post to messenger, and then she sent me a voice message. The voice was the same as the girls was, after having been hoping to find her for 18 years I had to find out. I kind of beat around the bush, but she kept up saying things only the girl would have known. When I was sure it was her I passed on the message I had held onto for all that time. As soon as she read it something happened neither of us were prepared for.
Our link opened, EVERY protection we had vanished, and both our abilities went into hyper mode. The link is still open, and is causing weird physical problems for both of us. She is so sensitive to other people that she has been sleeping in her car instead of her house, and I am seeing spiritual things that are beginning to scare me. Can anyone offer a way to shut down the link, and lock mine away? For more information just ask.