Opportunity, Are you there?
What exactly gave ghosts form? Ghosts were the energy remnants of Demons trapped in this plane. Without a gateway to the Otherworld, their energy was trapped here without an ego. Yet despite their origins, they took the form of humans a lot of the time. Perhaps they just changed to reflect what the normal things were around here, but who knew?
The page of contract with the demon tiger she'd sent downstairs vanished. It hadn't lasted awfully long, but it served its purpose. She continued to walk towards the third floor. Elsewhere it seemed like her Committee was having a hard time, they'd probably want to hurry a little bit. They might have an altercation pretty soon if they stayed, but if that happened she'd have ways of keeping them out of trouble.
St. Laurel's wasn't here in an official capacity, if they fought her Student Committee, the most they could do was capture them and leave them tied up somewhere. If that happened, it'd be relatively easy to make them vanish. Even if they were arrested they could always 'disappear' en route to the station.
She turned her mind from such matters to the situation at hand. Their numbers were somewhat limited, but they would be enough as long as their numbers remained an unknown to the St. Laurel's students. Climbing the stairs to the third floor, the screaming ghost fell past her.
As she continued to climb, it kept falling, and falling, and falling..."Silence."
She muttered, a black aura emerging from her open Grimoire.
Black worm-like creatures began to stream out from the page. They made a bee-line for the ghost and began to eat away, the specter shrieking all the while."Stay and attack,"
She ordered. The black worms skittered and went to hide in the shadows.
Whoever came up the stairs was in for a surprise, but the only thing special about the worms was their reproductive ability and their ability to consume incorporeal objects. They were mostly there for telling her when someone would be coming up the stairs.
Their mother would react when one of them was killed. She wanted her primed for if she would ever need to summon her...