“Central Point, the town which has been in fear, is now finally able to breathe after the Central Point Serial Killer, has not only been ID’d, but also gunned by the police. After almost 4 months of evading capture and claiming over 10 lives. The town can now claim some ease and rest on this upcoming fall night. I am Cristal Daniels, a reporter for the Central Point Evening News”
“Alright Cristal we’re out” her camera man tells her as she smiles at her him in relief.
“I can finally walk to my damn car without being worried about being captured and tortured by this freak, let’s head back to the station” she gets into her news van as she looks at the people surrounding the area she takes a deep breath and says, “Just in time for Halloween too”.
As the van drives off, a man appears and walks past the crowd unnoticed to view the body. He noticed that their shadow is gone, “Where did you run off to?” he says as he pans the crowd smiling as he receives a phone call. He walks past the crowd again to answer it before disappearing.
Over at a local restaurant a young man, named Virtue watches from the distances, and he feels something is wrong as he looks to see a shadow out of place. He sees a dark aura almost engulf the crowd, but he raises his hands emitting some type of glow and it vanishes. He gets up and heads to the train station across the street.
“All aboard for New York” he hears a train conductor yells out as he looks at his ticket.
“Can’t put it off now, I’ve come this far, which means I gotta see it through” he says to himself, “I’m just thankful to God that I have a couple of months before I go back home, back to the wonderful town of Virtuous” he gets on the train, but as he sits down in his seat he can’t help but notice a young woman out of place in the crowd, as if she was lost. He feels confusion coming off of her, as the train pulls away she vanishes, “I’m not even home yet, and I’m dealing with weird stuff” Virtue says as he sits back.
In a shopping outlet, a young man by the name of CK idles the crime scene “This would make a great story in the newspaper” he says to himself as he notices a strange shadow bouncing off of each end of the street, he looks away and it’s gone as it it was never there. “Weird, I must be seeing things again,” he said as a friend of his comes up and tugs on his jacket.
“Will you come on we have to make the train!” she pulls him from away from the view of the crime scene.
The shadow appears again and moves over to a fashion boutique. It idles in the widow as a young woman named Katie looks at the clothes. “I’ve scekteched better stuff than this when I was five” she scoffs at the clothes on the racks.
“Come on Katie, that’s rude” her friend nudges her.
“I’m just being honest” Katie said as she looks at her watch, “Oh man, come on that bus will be here any minute, and Crimson whatever that town is called sounds like it takes a long and boring drive to get there” they both leave the boutique and Katie notices the shadow but brushes it off. The shadow leaves the window and it lurks at a gas station.
“Rhythm, just let me come up there and drive with you, I can take a plane and be there in an hour”
“No, I have to do this by myself,” Rhythm said as she shifts the phone to her other hand as she puts gas in her car.
“I’m just worried”
“Don’t worry, I’m an adult bye” she hangs up the phone, but she soon feels an uneasy presence around her, she can’t describe it, but it’s a cold, dark, and hateful feeling. As she looks to see a young woman walking in the crowd. Rhythm goes to talk to her, but she vanishes. She looks around to find her, but she is gone. “That was weird,” she said as the feeling was gone also, she gets into her car and drives off as the shadow once again leaves.
The shadow stops in a park where it hides behind a bush of roses. Ethan takes notices to the rose bush. He walks to it, and the bushes begin to glow causing the shadow to flee. “Ethan, what are you doing, we don’t have time for this,” his brother says to him.
“Come on bro, it’s just like the one's mom used to grow in the garden,” Ethan said as he plucks one and smiles.
“I would love to go down memory lane, but we do have a plane to catch,” he said as Ethan rolls his eyes and they both leave to catch a cab and leave the park.
The shadow makes its way back to the crime scene, where an officer is watching as the serial killer's body is loaded up into a truck. “Manson, good work,” the chief of police says to him.
“No problem, I’m just glad we caught this bastard before he could kill anyone else” he takes a deep breath as the mayor comes up to them.
“I hear you’re taking a job in Sunny Oaks,” he asked him.
“Yeah, it’s time for a change, I’ve been here long enough and everything here reminds me of her,” he says as the shadow lurks around them trying to make its way into the van carrying the killer’s body. “Yeah, I leave at the end of the week, I’ve done all my paperwork, found my replacement,” he said to the mayor/
“We’re going to miss you,” he said as they both shake hands.
“Likewise” they both let go and leave the scene, as the shadow vanishes.
Two people watch the shadow at an evening cafe, “Isn’t that what you came here for?” Allante asked Nathan as he smiles.
“Yeah, but it won’t get far, hopefully” he grins as he sips some of his coffee, “How is the scoping going here for new models” he puts up air quotes.
“Good, I just thank you for coming to visit me, how’s home?” she asked him.
“Still full of ghost who can’t move on and other things that brings them there,” he said as he winks at her.
“Like that young girl over there,” she points to him as she fixes her red lipstick and then fixes her curly black hair.
“Hmmm, she’s something alright, but dead is not one”
“Her melanin is to die for,” Allante says as Nathan just smiles. “Hey, a queen knows a queen when she sees one” Allante sips on her blood red wine, as the young woman vanishes in the crowd. “Damn, I wish I could have admired her melanin just a little bit longer” she frowns.
“What would Andras say?” Nathan teases her.
“I don’t care, he can suck on whores for all I care” she finishes her drink and orders another.
“I see you’re an ice queen, but don’t worry, we’ll see her again just not anytime soon,” Nathan said as the shadow jumps onto a moving van. “I see that the shadow is on the move” he grins.
“Where is it going?” Allante asked him. Nathan’s eyes glow a greyish red.
“In the right direction….” he smiles as they both continue to sip their drinks.
The truck drives passes by a sign saying, “you are now leaving Central Point” it then passes a sign which says Sunny Oaks, 60 miles. The shadow hisses as it moves to the front seat it glows a dark glow which shines out of the windows.