I gasped at the picture Luca asked me to see. I cannot believe my eyes, are they playing tricks? I looked at him seriously, "Luca, this isn't right. It's impossible that he would do something like this. For God's sake you know what kind of person he is." Luca looks at me with eyes looking so serious.
"You can see it can't you?" He asks me seriously. What in the world is he saying, I can obviously see it. "What the hell are you talking about? Obviously I can Luca. I have eyes if you can't see it" I said to him full of sarcasm. This is ridiculous but I also know this isn't fabricated. Could it be they simply look alike? He sighs and open his mouth to speak again, "I asked my colleagues about the picture and hell they cannot see the face Leo. Only you and I can. You know what these means right?" He says to me while looking into my eyes. Oh no, if others cannot see this person's face then that can only mean one thing. And I think I know what's going on now.
"You can't possibly mean "that thing" right? Have you confirmed with other colleagues of yours?" I asked him to make sure we're not mistaken in any ways. He nods, "Yes, I think its "that thing" and another yes I did confirm with my other colleagues. Everyone can see a blurry face and right now we are looking for potential witnesses who could've seen what happened that night or if they saw the person who did it." He said to me, voice full of exhaustion.
I bury my face right into my palms. This can't be happening. This wasn't supposed to happen. I looked at Luca, "You also realize this can't be possible right? We'll always know if "that thing" is close to us because we'll be able to sense it no matter how hard it tries run or hide." He looks at me, "I think there was a major change. It might be creating hosts for itself or can now pass through people. This can be really tricky, as you said we would've known if that person was one of them and hell it's been years and now that person is a fucking suspect to a crime. We need to look into this, both of us. I can't drag my colleagues into this, they know nothing about this thing we're up against." He says to me and honestly he's right. Normal people cannot fight against this so it's up to us again.
"Luca. we need to do something about this." I said to him. I cannot let this thing rampage and destroy lives again. "But given the changes into this thing, we need more people with us to investigate" Luca looks at me, "You mean you're gonna?" I cut off his words, "Yes, we have to. Call everyone back and tell them we have a situation going on and everyone must be alert and be on the look out in case something changes or happens again. We need to resolve this faster or else we'll end up having many casualties." He says okay and starts messaging everyone to call back and join us in the investigation.
Luca comes back to the living room and says to me that everyone has been informed of the situation and will do their best to come back right. Some may be arriving a week or later on because they're still occupied with what they are respectively doing. I nod and he went to sit at the coach again.
I looked at Luca and share my theory to him, "Given the situation, there are three possible things that are currently happening. One, that thing is copying people's appearance. Two, it can now pass through hosts. And lastly, I hope it's not but it may be capable of turning into a human now. I hope that's not the case. A thing that can change it's appearance and hide it's scent and presence would be too tricky to be dealing with." I said to him hoping that one of those three should be right but I'm also still hoping it won't be the third one.
"I think it would be one of those three theories of yours but if it's not. Then we should start investigating things faster and thoroughly and also, we need to prepare the necessary things to protect ourselves in case something goes wrong while we're out investigating." He says to me in which I agree. "Luca, if this wasn't the same thing in that past then we should also prepare ourselves if we're up against into an entirely new thing or an evolved version of it. For now we should try to do what we can and search for that person. We'll leave later on tonight so you should prepare the stuff you'll need, I'll be bringing some food in case we need to sleep outside or we'll be taking too much time out. " I said to him and he agrees. He went upstairs and starts preparing the necessities while I headed straight into his kitchen and start cooking food for us to eat later.
I've finished cooking and I even packed it into lunchboxes and placed it inside of our bags. Luca went down and settled the things at the table. We informed everyone that Luca and I will be searching for that person to know what happened. If we can't find that person then we'll be going to back track what that person did the past week or months to see if we ever get a hit on where it first happen or appear. We sat on the couch and began counting down till 10pm. Because it would be easier for those things to be out late at night and possibly looking for a suitable host. It was only 6pm so we still had plenty of time. So I decided to nap for a while and set an alarm while Luca said he was gonna be upstairs to look for more clues about that person.
To be continued
Luca's POV I woke up at the sound of my phone constantly buzzing for a good few minutes now. At first, I tried not to mind it but it's quite irritating to hear as seconds continue to pass by. I sat up and glanced at my phone which was still buzzing and I groaned silently because I was pissed. I took the phone to the nightstand then checked why it kept buzzing. The group chat was flooded with messages from our other friends who were busy monitoring the status on their side. Most of them mentioned me and Leo, asking about our current status and whether there is a new development from our investigation. I sighed again at the thought of the problem we are facing. I decided to reply so that they can stop flooding the chats. **CHAT** Me: Hey guys, I know you all have tons of questions but there's hardly anything I can tell you right now. We haven't investigated
Leo's POV We held our flashlights as we stood in the dark living room in silence. We didn't say anything when we got inside because we wanted to observe the surrounding of the house. A few minutes have passed and it was nothing but absolute silence. I motioned Luca using my flashlight to wear the gloves for the hands and shoes to start going through around the house to look for anything that might help us know the answers we seek. We erased our footprints from when we walked in first and wiped the handprints left at the door. Then walked around the living room, checking the table and tv set if there was anything noteworthy, but we only found a key so far. "Luca", I called out to him as soon as I picked up the key. He went close to me and took a closer look at the key. I handed it to him and said, "Luca scan this key. It might be useful later on. We don't know what's it for but we most definitely cannot
Luca's POV I quietly entered their bedroom and carefully shut the door behind me. I flashed my light around but didn't see anything in particular. I saw a mini drawer near the bedside. I walked towards it and kneeled one leg to take a closer look at it. I opened the first drawer on top and found a diary inside with a few handwritten letters. I took all of the things out and scanned through the letters first. Most of the letters were written by him to his wife. Probably a way of showing his love and adoration for his wife and family. Two letters, in particular, caught my eye. The first letter had a black envelope with a gold color wax as a seal. The seal was an oddly familiar flower, but I can't seem to remember where I've seen it before. I took a picture of both letters for evidence so that I could show it to Leo. I glanced at th
Leo's POV Andrea sent me the address shortly after the call. After driving for a good 30 mins, we finally arrived at the hospital. We parked the car near the entrance. Then stepped out of the car and went towards the door where we saw Andrea standing near the nurse station. I called her, and she looked at it me. She greeted me and Luca then I asked her why she called me here. She took a deep breath and said Tai was finally found. "Then why did you call me here if he was finally found? Where is he?" "That sir Leo, please come with me." Andrea started to walk towards the emergency room, and we followed her there. We stopped outside the ICU, where I saw many patients but what surprised me was that Tai was there. Andrea looks at me, "He was brought here by a group of hikers. They said they found him up at the mountain.". The doctor comes out and greets Andrea. "How is he doing, Doctor? Is it bad?" The docto
Luca's POVI was standing in front of the nurse station to ask the Doctors and nurses what happened to Tai Hudson. That's when I noticed Celia Hudson was walking towards me. I looked at her and asked did she needed something. She shooked her and told me that Leo had gone to the cafeteria to buy and told her to stay with me. Well, I guess that would be safer. We still don't know what's going on anyway.She then went in front of the nurse station to ask Dr. Neil about her husband's condition. "We have paged Dr. Neil, but I'm afraid the surgery might take too long because it's quite a delicate one. I suggest that you stay in a private room, once your husband stabilizes we'll be taking him there. The hospital is quite big, so you wouldn't have to worry if you might bother other patients. We'll prepare the room for you, Mrs. Hudson." The nurse politely said to her with a smile.She shooked her head
Leo's POVIt's been an hour already, and we finished our breakfast. Andrea already went home a few minutes earlier because I told her to. We still have work later on, so she'll be heading to the office ahead of me. Luca and I are still in the private room; we are on the bed and talking about who we would question first. "It would be okay for me to question Celia since she knows me anyway. Then you can probably question the hikers. Let's hope that we'll end up finding out more about what happened."Luca shooked his head, "I understand that, Leo, but I think it would be better if I would do the formal interrogation. She might find it weird for you to interrogate her, especially you're not a detective. Just ask the personal questions later. If you're needed to your office today, then you should go. I can handle it here." He said as he stood up and dusting his clothes.I sighed. Well, in a way, he's right
Leo's POVIt's been a few hours since Leo has arrived at his office and started doing his paperwork for the day. So far, Luca hasn't called him, so it's quite a good sign. He was typing on his computer when someone knocked on his office door. "Sir Leo, it's me, Andrea. I've brought the new contracts that need to be reviewed and signed". He cleared his throat, "Come in."The door opens, revealing Andrea holding several documents. She walked towards Leo, stopped right in the middle of his table, and handed over the documents. Leo didn't look up since he was busy typing. "Umm, Sir Leo, Is there anything you would like to eat? It's almost lunchtime. Do you need me to get you anything?"Leo stopped typing and glanced at the clock. It was already 12:30 pm. Just another hour and a half, he'll go back to the hospital and talk to Luca about
Leo's POVWe've been driving for an hour and a half, and we finally got to the hospital where Dr. Nes Sharar works. We parked our car and went into the hospital. We were greeted by nurses who were at the front desk. The nurse asked what she could help us with; Luca then asked where Dr. Nes Sharar was."May I know who you are, sir?" She asked politely. Luca took his ID and Badge, "I'm Luca Alistair, a detective. I have a few questions for Dr. Nes Sharar. Is he here today?" The nurse looked surprised a bit, "Oh, Mr. Alistair. Dr. Sharar expected you here, but unfortunately, there is an emergency overseas, so he's currently out of the country. But he did leave you a letter and instructed us to give it when you come by."She took an envelope out from the table and handed it to Luca. We opened it and found a letter with a key inside. "Hello, Mr. Alistair. I'm Dr. Nes Sharar. A friend of