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Kate is a character created by Kiki. She appeared in the episode "The Tale of the Jagged Sign".

History[]

Kate and her younger sister Nikki live in a small rural country area. There aren't too many other children her age living in the area. The area she lives in is mostly known for having a retirement home called: "Scenic Vista", where she sometimes volunteers helping personal support worker Yvonne with the residents. Mostly with Marjorie: The eldest resident who was developing dementia. She is athletic and she enjoys hiking and climbing. However, she doesn't like to climb too high, due to a fear of heights.

During the event of the story, she was informed by Yvonne that she had a niece around the same age as she. Also that was coming to visit Yvonne for a couple of weeks, while her parents were working. Also Yvonne told her that her niece would probably look forward to hanging out with her. Hearing this, she was also excited and eager to make a new friend. Especially with someone around the same age as her.

The day Claudia arrived, her younger sister somehow overheard that Claudia was coming and followed her to Yvonne's place. Her sister also tried to make friends with Claudia. But Claudia wasn't interested in her younger sister. She was only interested in her. She and Claudia immediately hit it off and became friends.

Claudia explained to her that the reason why she was spending her summer with her aunt: It was because her parents were botanists and had to do work in South America. She thought it sounded great and asked her if she ever got to travel with her parents. Claudia said sometimes. Then she revealed to Claudia that nothing exciting ever happens around the country. But she sometimes helps the elderly people and she knows Duncan very well. Then she asked her if he mentioned his gas problem yet. Claudia mentioned that he did and she is not to happy to think about it.

Claudia then asked her if there were any good hiking trails. Excited to hear this, she said that there sure were. Also that it was pretty much all there was. So she lead her to some of them. They hiked along through the woods. Claudia was strong and faster. So she had trouble keeping up. So she gradually followed her up a higher and steeper mountain. Then she almost lost her balance and fell. So she told her that they should head back down.

When stopping a little higher up on the mountain, Claudia noticed a rock with a Jagged Sign symbol on it. Curious, she asked her what the symbol was. She told her that people say that the place that they're standing on is an ancient burial ground. Years ago someone was murdered here. Then the sign just appeared the next day.

Then she told her that everyone called it the Jagged Sign: The mark of the dead man. If you stare at it for too long, you'll awaken the ghost. Then it'll possess you. Then lure you up and let you fall to your doom. Claudia didn't believe her. So Claudia decided to go up the top and check it out. Since Claudia didn't believe in ghosts. She decided to not to go up. Since she was afraid of heights.

Then suddenly, a young man appeared at the top. When she turned around quickly to see whom it was, she was now terrified. She told her that he was the ghost and to not look at him. So they ran back down the to the trail. Claudia asked her why she was so scared. She revealed it was because she really did believe in ghosts. Claudia thought it was just some local high school guy. Then suddenly in the mud on the ground The Jagged Sign began to draw itself. Both she and Claudia were now freaked out. Then suddenly the young man appeared again. He hand signaled to Claudia to come over to him. Claudia ran off scared and she went after her

On the way back to the retirement home, she was freaked out because he came out of nowhere. Then he followed them so down so fast. Suddenly Claudia was also startled by a tap on her shoulder. It was only her Aunt Yvonne. So Claudia asked her aunt if she knew anything about The Jagged Sign in the woods. Yvonne was annoyed that she took her up to that high cliff, and she didn't want them going up there. Since the steep cliff is very dangerous.

Then suddenly she, Yvonne and Claudia could see that Marjorie's memory was getting worse. Since Marjorie tried heating up some soup in a plastic bowl on the hot plate. Afterwards Yvonne said that Marjorie would be going to a nursing home soon. Where she could be properly treated and be watched at all times.

Before she visited the next day. She was informed over the phone that Claudia saw the young man outside late at night waving to her again. Then Claudia saw the jagged sign draw itself on the frost on her window. She drew the sign on a napkin. But she told her not to look at it or she would be cursed. Then Claudie told her that she didn't believe in curses. Then she reminded her that she didn't believe in ghosts, and to look what was happening now. Then Claudia told her that she planned to go back to the cliff, and she asked her to join her. She said no, claiming that the cliff was too dangerous. The truth was that she was too afraid to climb up again.

Then Yvonne spoke both she and Claudia. Yvonne told them that Marjorie's nephew. He has agreed to have her put into a nursing home where she'll get the proper treatment and supervision. Then Yvonne asked she and Claudia to help her organize through Marjorie's belongings that she has decided to donate. When organizing through a box, she found an old cut off lock of hair in the same shade as Claudia's. Yvonne revealed it to be a love knot: a sign of undying love to a woman's lover. Also when Marjorie was young, she coincidentally looked like Claudia. Then Yvonne showed her an old black and white picture of Marjorie. In the picture beside Marjorie was ghost of the young man who was after Claudia.

The she politely asked Marjorie who the young man in the was. Marjorie said that his name was Joshua. Marjorie and Joshua were madly in love and they wanted to get married. But since they were so young at the time their parents wouldn't allow it. Therefore they planned to meet in their secret spot in the woods. Which was at the cliff and then they’d run off together and get married. Except somehow Marjorie's parents found out about the plan. So they stopped her from going. Joshua was hurt. believing that she chose not to come. So he wanted everyone to know how much he loved her. So he climbed up to the ledge of the cliff. There he began to draw the symbol of their love for everyone to see. The cliff was too steep and dangerous. So before he could finish drawing the symbol, he fell down and died. Marjorie then revealed that she never loved anyone else. So she never got married. Also he died thinking she chose not to come and rejected him.

Then she figured out why Joshua was after Claudia: He thought she was Marjorie! She found out from Duncan that a little earlier, Claudia ran out at full speed. Almost like she was trying to catch up with someone. So she realized that she went over to the cliff.

Then she asked Marjorie if she could borrow her music box. It was two doves sitting together on a tree branch. Then she quickly headed over to the cliff to stop him. Just as she got there, she could hear her screaming, and could see that she fell over and was holding on for her life. So she overcame her fear and climbed up to the top of the cliff and helped her up. Then after saving her, Joshua appeared. Joshua finally spoked and addressed Claudia as Marjorie. He told Claudia that he waited for her and asked her why she took so long to come. Also whether or not she loved him. Claudia was utterly confused and didn't know what was going on.

So she explained to him that she wasn't Marjorie. Marjorie couldn't come because her parents stopped her. Then she showed him the doves music box. She told him that Marjorie had kept it all these years as a sign of her love for him. Just like the sign he never finished. Joshua was touched and asked her is she still loved him. Then she told him: yes. So he should go to her. Joshua's body illuminated with light. Then he vanished. Then suddenly the jagged sign completed itself to what appeared to be a dove. She and Claudia were both amazed and shocked to see this. So she explained that since he reunited with her, he finally finished what he started a long time ago.

Then Joshua appeared with the ghost of Marjorie's youthful self. Being reunited at long last. Then they both turned around to wave goodbye to them. Afterwards, she and Claudia saw Joshua and Marjorie illuminate with a flash of light and disappear to the afterlife. Then Marjorie's old statue transformed into a pair of real doves. She and Claudia were just shocked with amazement. So she gently tossed them up into the air and they flew away. Since doves are a symbol of peace, it can be assumed that this happened as a sign to show them that both Joshua and Marjorie were finally at peace now.

Later that afternoon Marjorie passed away, everyone mentioned how peaceful and happy she looked at the time. The grown ups all thought it was because she was going to a better place, but only she and Claudia knew just how true that was.

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