<div class="center"><span style="font-size:130%"><span style="color:#990000">Ghost Huntress Series - 05 - The Discovery - Marley Gibson
I\'m about to walk into a stranger\'s place of business, introduce myself, and ask the million dollar question of my life: "Do you know who my father is?"
How freakin\' messed up is that?
I take a deep breath and slowly let out the pent up air through my parted lips, allowing my lungs to stretch and contract like a taut rubber band. Maybe that\'s the tightness I\'m feeling in my chest. Yeah, right…couldn\'t be the fact that I\'m in St. Louis in search of someone who might know who contributed the DNA that eventually became Kendall Moorehead.
Mom, my adopted mom, Sarah Moorehead, reaches over and rubs her hand on my jeaned kneecap. "We\'re here, sweetie. We can do this."
I nod, when I really want to shake my head back and forth and totally chicken out on this expedition. Stealing a look in the visor mirror, I check for mascara flakes or food in my teeth from the cookies I had on the plane from Atlanta. All clear. Makeup…good. Clothes…mostly unwrinkled. Hair…pulled away from face with a sparkly clip, brushed, and wavy. I\'m as ready to go as I possibly can be.
Mom gathers her purse up onto her shoulder and fists the rental car keys in her palm. I climb out and listen as the automatic locks click shut.
I squint into the Saturday afternoon sunshine and glance up at the gold trimmed glass sign in front of the quaint art gallery on 12th Street here in downtown St. Louis. It reads "Andrea Caminiti Studio."
See, here\'s the current sitch: I just got back from my Enlightened Youth Retreat in California—where I met my new boyfriend, Patrick Lynn (who\'s psychic just like me)—and I told the parentals about the vision I had about the person who may or may not be my biological father. My bestie, Celia Nichols, also dug up information on the name that I saw in my vision…Andy Caminiti. Actually, the name was Andi Caminiti. So, either my real dad had a sex change (eww!) or I\'m about to meet a member of his immediate family.
My psychic awareness tells me it\'s the latter.</div>