Come back Blaine…. Come back..
A boy who is crouching in a corner keeps on whispering.
Come back Blaine … Come back to me…
“Who are you? Why are you calling my name?”
But as if the boy didn’t hear me, he just continued to whisper
“Excuse me, Who are you?” I was about to grabbed his shoulder when he turned around and ----
“Blaine Timothy Fuentebella!”
“SHIT!” A loud bang can be heard in a small apartment's living room.
“HAHAHAHA you should have seen your face bro!”
The person who fell down from the sofa glared at the man who’s laughing “ You piece of shit!”
“HAHA, sorry man. Can’t help it”
“Tsk, just what the hell are you even doing here at my house?” Blaine keeps on massaging his sore back cause by falling down earlier
“The chief wanted me to check upon you. He said that you’ll probably stayed awake last night reviewing the documents”
“Oh. But I didn’t got anything. I still didn’t find any clue regarding the Phantom Night”
Phantom of the Night. Sihan City's most infamous murderer. He started murdering people six months ago, which is also when I started working as a detective in this city. There have already been ten murders since he began his killing spree. We never learn anything about his crimes because he don't have a killing pattern. His first target is a man in his twenties, the second is an elderly woman, the third is a high school girl, and the fourth is a child. He never left any clues, but the only thing all of the murders had in common was that they occurred at night. That's why we gave him the pseudonym Phantom Night.
"We really need to hurry up and solve this case as soon as possible. The city's residents are becoming restless, and they are afraid to take even a single step outside when night falls. It's affecting other people's daily lives and work," Blaine's partner, Jake, stated solemnly.
"You know we're doing our best, but this Phantom Night is a real pain in the ass." Blaine sighed. "We've been working on this case for six months, but the only clue we have is that he only attacks at night and his victims died mysteriously."
“Our superiors are also urging us to resolve this as soon as possible. They are pestering by the reporters everyday regarding this case.”
"Aside from that, why are you here for real?Even if the chief wanted to check on me, he would entrust that task to a newcomer rather than you. After all, I've heard the chief drags you around all the time."
He immediately sprang up his seat, as if he remembered something important. "Right! I've already found you a place to live. It is less expensive than here and completely isolated, so you won't have to worry about your neighbors' loud noises."
“Are you sure that it’s a legit one this time? The last time, the place that you’ve found turns out to be a criminal’s hide out” Blaine is looking at him distrusting. After all, this partner of his almost got him in trouble last time. Fortunately, he learn some self defense and he got bigger built that the criminal so he didn’t get hurt.
“Promise! I already talk to the owner of the house. He said that he’s looking for a housemate because he is always away as he is frequent travelling abroad and he is afraid that the house would left unattended for a long time. I also check the documents and he is really the legal owner of the house. He is a businessman and I also checked his I.d and I don’t see any problems”
Blaine nodded after a while “Hmm, alright. If you already checked those things then I guess it’s okay. When can I move in?”
“The owner said that you can move in whenever you want. Just give him a heads up so he knows. Here is his business card” Jake handed him a black elegant business card
Almothean Gwydoin Saavedra. This name sounds familiar.
“You promise me that you won’t leave me right blaine?”
Of course! We’re always be together forever……… Thean”
“AHHH!” Blaine feels a painful sensation in his head as soon as he remembered that scene. Who is that? Who is Thean? Why is he in his memory?
“Blaine! What’s wrong?!”
“Blaine! Blaine!” He knows that Jake is calling onto him but he can’t answer because series of unknown memories came flashing onto his mind
“Blaine, you’re the only one that I have right now. So, don’t you ever leave me okay?”
“Hmm! I will never ever ever leave you Thean!”
“It’s a promise?”
“Yes, It’s a promise”
“You should keep your promise okay?”
“Uhm! But what about your relatives Thean? They don’t want you to hang out with me”
“I’ll kill them. I’ll kill everyone that will try to separate us because you’re only mine Blaine. No one can ever take you away from me”
" You should have waited for me! Just why the hell would you move in at night in the first place? It’s really dark out there, you sure you’re gonna be okay?"Blaine dragged his luggage with his left hand while holding his phone in his right ear."I'm fine. In any case, I don't have a lot of things. There's no need for you to come because I only have one suitcase and I’m not a child.I really can handle this much"Jake sighed as he spoke with the person on the other end of the phone. "I'm still shaking from what happened yesterday. I almost called an ambulance you know!""I told you, I just had a headache," Blaine chuckled. " Nothing serious, so you can relax.""All right, all right. I already notified the owner yesterday that you will be moving in today. He said that you can come in directly because he will keep the door unlocked for you.”“Okay,thanks man. Bye.”“Hmm bye”Blaine t
Blaine turned around, but all he saw was darkness behind him."What's the matter?" Almothean, sensing that Blaine had stopped following him, cast a glance behind him and inquired.“O-Oh? Nothing! I just thought that I heard someone talking but it’s impossible right? After all it’s just the two of us in here… right?”"Who knows?" Almothean shrugged his shoulders, a mysterious grin is flashedon his face.He kept walking, and Blaine stayed close behind him.What exactly does he mean by that? Is there anyone else in this room besides us? But Jake said that he lives alone here before i came!He isn't talking about supernatural beings, right? Is this place being hunted? Is it because the house, despite its size, is being hunted that no one else lives here besides him?Blaine moves closer to Almothean with that thought in mind. If there is one thing that frightens him, it is not cr
Blaine unpacked his clothes and arranged them in the cabinet in the corner after Almothean left. It appears to be quite old, but it is still in good condition.As he roamed his eyes around, everything in this room appears to be antique. Well, he's not against it because it's visually appealing, and strangely, he's getting some familiar vibes in this place.He likes it here not only because of the room, but also because this house is very isolated, so he won't have to worry about any unnecessary noises. Blaine, despite his vulnerability to fear, prefers a quiet environment. He feels at ease in a quiet environment, and it helps him to relax.“Welcome home Blaine”“You’re finally here again”Blaine turned his head again to the location where he heard the voices, but he saw no one. Is he having hallucinations? Maybe he's already tired?His body appears to be heavy, so he quickly arranged his clothes
After some time passed, Blaine gradually calmed down.“S-sorry if I surprised you with my actions” He shyly said while blushingHe really didn’t know what comes into his mind to actually cry while hugging this man. They just met today but seems like he’s already comfortable with him and these things seems natural for them. Maybe they’re really that close back then?“It’s fine. Actually, it’s my fault. I should have stayed with you atleast today. You always easily get scared whenever you’re in an unfamiliar place. I thought that it will not be the same this time because you live here before but I guess you really forgot about everything”He thought that I’m scared because of an unfamiliar place? Blaine wanted to correct him but he chose not to. He don’t know if this man would believe him if he were to say that he’s hearing strange noises."Did I ever live here before
I haven’t been in a club for a while, why there’s a lot of people even in weekdays?AishBlaine cast his gaze around the club, and he became increasingly dissatisfied as he noticed how crowded it was. He just agreed to Jake because he assumed there wouldn't be many people in here.The club didn’t change. It’s still the same even after he took some time off. There are a lot of gays who are flirting with each other in every corner.“Long time no see Blaine!” A guy in his twenties suddenly approached them“Ohh, who’s that? A flirting buddy?” Jake whispered in his earsBlaine also leaned closely to Jake “I can’t remember. You know that I stop coming in here a few months ago”“Maybe one of your fuck buddy back then?“Don’t you remember me Blaine? We slept with each other 5 months ago. Actually I can still remember how you shout my name while I
Without thinking twice, Almothean immediately grabbed his hand and dragged him out of the club leaving the man who kiss Blaine dumbfounded on the spot.“What’s the matter with you?”Blaine asks as soon as they get outside“Why? Do you want to go back inside and continue to make out with that man?” Almothean said while gritting his teethBlaine was quite shocked by how the man in front of him looks now. He’s gritting his teeth and his stares were really sharp as if it would pierce someone who would dare to talk to him right now“Wha--? I’m not making out with that man! You clearly saw how he just pulled and kissed me out of my own will!”“Ha.. Moreover, you even said that you just drop off your friend but the way that man calls and acts upon you clearly show that you frequently go there. Did you really have to lie?!”“You know what? I can’t really understand wh
Blaine was sitting in his bed still shock from what he heard from Jake earlier“What? What do you mean by that?” He asked“The guys from the club. They both died last night and the killer was believed to be Phantom Night”Blake was stunned. He can’t believe it. “Blake…. Did you perhaps go outside last night?”“What? I didn’t! I was peacefully sleeping last night. Why are you --- Wait, are you perhaps suspecting me?!”“I know that you’re not the kind of person that would kill someone. After all, the worst you do to a criminal is injured them. But, don’t you think that it is too much of a coincidence? Those two guys that bothered you at the bar last time died. And both of them at that”“Those two are jerks. Maybe they managed to insult the Phantom Night without noticing i
“ What call are you talking about?” Blaine ask“Don’t you really remember or just pretending that you forget huh?” Almothean leans closer and smiled at him mischievously“W-what pretending? I don’t really remember anything about the call that you’re saying! This is the first time I spoke to you ever since you went to your business trip”“Hmm? That’s not right. I remember you calling me last week.”Blaine stop. Last week? What is this bastard saying? Is he just lying to mess with my mind? I’m super busy last week that I didn’t even sleep a wink because I have a lot to do so where will I get the time to call him?“Now that you said it, I think I somehow remember that you’re drunk that day?”Blaine was about to yelled at him when a memory suddenly flash on his mind“Hello? Hayyo thereeee”“Hell