He put the crystal into an empty jar. "That's enough for this month. Better get started on the next," he said to himself. He had to take advantage of the abundance of ghosts tonight. With the veil between worlds as thin as it was, he could capture enough souls to satisfy his next two contracts. Then, surely, he would have enough to retire, right?
Then again, it would be nice to have a safety net. He could keep at this for a while longer. After all, he was the best at what he did. He could find ghosts better than anyone, and he could capture the easy ones without breaking a sweat. There were always more soulless clients, who needed souls, and they'd easily hire him, so he'd have enough money soon, right?
He looked again at his jars, and he suddenly wondered why he felt that he needed them, too.