Ripley comes to, and he’s in a large room. It’s dripping with some type of ooze all over the walls, he notices something moving out of the corner of his eye. He noticed it had a long scales as skin and a sharp tail, he can hear it breathing and growling. He sees it run behind a wall, he can see it’s red eyes peeking out while it claws dug into the wall. He could tell just by its peaking head that the size and length that it’s larger than a bear and as long as a car. It didn't stand tall, it was hunched over, its head long with the end of it shaping into a sharp horn. Ripley took notice to its back, he could see holes which looked like they were about to sprout something.
“Embrace the darkest part of your soul, unleash your monster” Ripley hears a voice.
“Who is that!?” He takes a step back as the creature comes from behind the wall, Ripley was then able to admire it in its full terror, in its full glory they lock eyes as the creature brushes up against him. Ripley then feels something take over him, he sees a little girl playing in the corner. He recognizes her, “Lucy, what are you doing here?” he calls out to her.
“He’s coming to hurt me again,” she says as the creature begins to growl at something hiding in the shadows. Lucy looks as a man comes out and punches her in the face and then proceeds to beat her with a belt.
“Stop” Ripley faintly says, but he keeps going and Lucy just sits there taking it.
“Embrace the dark, unleash it” the voice comes back as the man throws Lucy to a wall, that is the point when Ripley’s eyes change, they become red like the creature. The creature then runs past Ripley and attack the man mauling and ripping him apart. The creature opens its mouth and a large spike pierces through his head and Lucy sits up untouched. She smiles and appears next to him.
“Thank you for embracing” she hugs him before vanishing.
Ripley wakes up next to the tree, he jumps “Ridger” he pulls out his phone as he begins to dial 911, but before he could press send he feels something happen to his body. He starts to feel something take over him, his eyes become a dark red and his skin turns velvet black. He cries out as scales begin to form over his skin, his body begins to grow and change as he becomes the creature from his dream, he screams as he leaps up into the sky.
Lucy is working on a story when she receives a phone call, “Hello” Lucy said while typing on her computer.
“You might want to head to that little place you and Deb used to hang out,” a familiar voice says to her on the phone.
“Patrick? What? Why?” she stands up frantically.
“A new monster has awakened, and I can feel him. Also, the streets have been talking Deb has gone off the deep end” Patrick hangs up while Lucy takes out her phone and rushes out of her office.
Abandoned Community Center
Ridger wakes up hanging from the ceiling, “What the fuck” he says to himself trying to move, but he feels his whole body tightly restrained by some type of web. “Help!” he screams out only to be swung into a wall, he spits out blood as he sees a large group of spiders crawling on the floor. Ridger begins to panic, he freezes up as the spiders start to make way for something larger coming through. He looks up to see it was a large humanoid spider, he noticed its face and it looks so familiar to him. The spider creature leaps to the wall and begins to crawl to him it moves slowly until it's right in his face.
“Kill” it whispers to him as it stabs him with one of its legs in his shoulder.
“Please,” Ridger says as he closes his eyes ready for the creature to strike until something tackles it off the ceiling and onto the ground. Ridger opens his eyes to see an alien-like creature attacking the spider. It growls as black and red ooze comes out of its mouth. It tackles the spider creature again, stabbing it in the chest. The spider throws it to the wall and strikes with its fang. The alien creature screams out in pain as it cowers back, the spider rushes it, pinning it against the wall, but the alien opens its mouth realizing a sharp horn and it goes through the spider’s shoulder, cutting off one of its legs.
The alien looks up at Ridger and jumps up, latching onto the ceiling, it looks him in the eyes Ridger was scared at first until he noticed something, “Ri...Ripley?” he said as the alien creature cuts him down and gently lets him down on the ground, but it soon falls from the ceiling, crashing through a display. Ridger breaks free from the web and runs to it, “Ripley, hang on,” he said as the spider creature tosses him like a ragdoll across the room. The spider creature slowly makes its way to him, but something stops it. Ridger looks to see something sticking out of its body, it was the tail of the alien creature the spider creature doesn’t even react, it just tosses it over Ridger crashing through a wall. The spider then rushes them only for Lucy to jump in and blocks its way.
“Debb! No!” Lucy tries to talk to the spider, but it just hissed at her. “Are you really gonna hurt me, Debb?” Lucy screams at it only for it to retreat into the darkness and runs away.
“Lucy Quan? What the hell is going on!?” Ridger panics as looks to the Alien Monster slowly transform back to Ripley. “Ripley” Ridger looks at his body to see where he was stabbed.
“He’s most likely paralyzed, Debb’s monster can do that, but I’m shocked to see he held his own” Lucy said as she takes off her coat and uses it cover Ripley's body.
“Monster!?” Ridger was trying to keep up, but his mind was everywhere.
“We need to get out of here, Deb may be gone, but her children aren't” Lucy looks to see various black widow spiders coming out from all corners of the room.
“Wait, you know what that monster was?” Ridger was trying to piece everything together.
“It wasn’t a monster, look it’s complicated!,” Lucy yells as she and Ridger help Ripley up, as they leave Ridger looks around and sees the damage caused.
“Are you sure it’s not a monster?” he said as they leave, but as they leave the spiders to start to crawl back to the corners as Deb steps out of a room missing an arm. She screams as a new arm pops out of the socket, then she disappears.
“Another one for the morgue” Devtive Jeckle says as he pulls a sheet over a dead body.
“Was this one mauled like Mulford?” A young woman walks onto the scene and she just pulls off the sheet aggressively.
“I see you have no respect for the dead” Jeckle chuckled.
“Respect? For this piece of shit? I’ll pass, but I almost feel for her” the woman turns to Jeckle digging her heels into the ground, “This was one of Mulford’s suppliers, I was just on my way bust her” she smiled at Jeckle as she kicks dirt on the body.
“I’m shocked you beat Lucy Quan to this” he said.
“I would say she’s out celebrating, but knowing her I doubt that. If she does show tell her to give the police chief a call” she walks away as Jeckle just idols the body.
“I should have stayed in Haven” he said as he notices a rather large spider crawl into a sewer hatch. “Yep, should have stayed there” he walks away.