I had a phone call from my cousin asking me to come around because something was freaking her out. At her house, something felt wrong. There was a heavy atmosphere and it just felt uncomfortable. We sat down on her sofa because she really needed to chat with me. She looked gaunt, like she hadn't slept.
She explained that she had been swimming. (My cousin is a keen swimmer and has a swim everyday in the river.) When she had looked down at the bottom, she'd seen these stones. So she had dived down to retrieve them, because she knew how much I liked stones. My heart plummeted. I knew she'd found the stones I had chucked.
She said that she took them back to her house in hope to give them to me at some point. Her house had started developing an atmosphere and there was knocking on walls. It was affecting her sleep, because she didn't want to go upstairs.
I explained to her my experience with the stones. She was really freaked and almost panicked. She jumped about 3 foot in the air at a knock on the front door. I told her to stay calm and I went to answer it. After opening the door, a man just pushed past me and went into the room. I was quick to follow.
He was asking Oceana for the stones, more of a demand than an ask.
"Who are you?" I asked.
"I'm Eddison, you?"
"Sophie, Oceana's cousin."
After introductions and finding out that he was Oceana's friend, we got into a discussion over the stones. He wanted them so he could protect Oceana and to destroy them for good. We decided to bury them at Eddison's because he had another house he could live at if anything bad happened because of the stones.
So now they are buried and Eddison's not going to dig them up and no one else will have to deal with the stones.