I had an exciting day at work. As I left the building, the police were roaming certain areas like madmen. They are stopping people out of thin air. I couldn't even step out of the building before I was stopped. "Excuse me, have you seen anything unusual here in the last hour?" the officer asked.
"No. I was at work most of the day. Sorry that I can not be of any help." I said. The officer smiled and walked away. Good, now I continue to head home in peace. As I turned the corner, the two crime scenes caught my eye. Who would do such a thing, especially this close to one another? Holy shit, it was giving me the chills. What kind of feeling was this?? Out of nowhere, I picked up a rubber glove. Blood stains appear on it. Who would leave this around??
"HEY!" a voice rang out into the air. I jerked slightly from the voice; I released the glove in my hand.
"What are you doing here?" the stranger said.
"Nothing, officer... Kevin? Thought you had the day off today?" I said as I relaxed my body from tension. He got called in for an emergency and had no choice but to take the shift. Before he started the small talk, he asked again about what I was doing there.
The apartment is three steps away, and I couldn't resist searching the crime scene since Brandon told me. "So, what happened over there?" I asked.
"A woman was spotted stumbling down this street. Witnesses said she stopped to rest and didn't mind her. Not a moment later, screams were heard, and she vanished. When they went to investigate– nothing was there. There was no evidence left behind."
How did they take a woman without leaving a trail?? No footprints or a sign of struggle?? Either they were prepared or knew this neighborhood well enough to hide. Kevin wanted to make sure I kept an eye out for Ellie. The person is targeting women who have the same features as her. Every girl must be cautious. Ellie must have an escort with her.
"That won't be a problem. I can walk her home during my breaks. We don't work that far from each other, plus they wouldn't mind."
His eyes steered off for a second as he shouted to his co-worker. Did something catch his attention?? He told me it was a good idea and walked away. The glove I found disappeared and ended up in another detective's hand– when did he swipe that from me?? After that, I made it home with confusion on my face. I shouted for Ellie, who was in the living room laughing with someone. I peeked around the corner to see Nate and her rolling on the couch. "What the hell is going on?" I raise an eyebrow, making a weird expression.
"Welcome home, bi-big brother." Ellie wobbled as she got up. She took one step and tripped over her foot, but Nate caught her by the waist.
"She got a little drunk. I hope you are not mad." Nate chuckled with nervousness. I wasn't mad but furious. When Ellie gets drunk, it is like a storm brewing. She will tell every detail about our daily lives and shouldn't be telling. I was pissed the fuck off when she got drunk for the first time around our parents. I wanted to beat the living shit out of her.
Nate couldn't believe how bad Ellie could get when drinking a few glasses of wine. He took the glass out of her hand while keeping her up. I wondered what stories he had… But I shouldn't instigate. I went to clean up the bottles until Ellie stopped with her mouth.
"D-did you know th-at Nate only got the job at the theater because he fucked Eunha. The owner got mad b-but Eunha liked him and wanted him there. Pl-us of his dance skills." Ellie hiccups on every word.
Holy shit! He fucked Eunha?? What the fuck!! I ended up laughing as that was unexpected. Who didn't want to mess around with her, I did at some point, but nobody will ever know–
"You shouldn't be laughing. You wanted to do it as well, twin brother." She fell on Nate's lap. Good, because I was going to shove her off. Nate's face when he realized what my drunk sister said. He was shocked as well. He has to admit that Eunha is cute, rich, and straightforward. Who didn't want her and work for that company?
Shaking his head, he wrapped his arms around Ellie and lay his head on her back. "Evan, don't be embarrassed; even I wanted to fuck her, but sh-she a bitch. That's why her rich da-daddy is cutting her off soon." She hiccuped again, but a burp came after that. "I need a bucket." Ellie leaned over. I snatched a trash can from the kitchen and pushed it in front of her. As she curled her dinner, Nate patted her back for comfort. Yep, time for bed. Carrying her in my arms, I put her in the room and closed the door. Nate cleaned himself before exiting.
~ Ellie ~
Ugh, my head is pounding like a hammer. What happened last night? What did I drink? I only had two glasses… didn't I? Once everything was cleared, I got up and showered. I don't know why I was headed to work after puking up a storm in the shower; then, I remembered that I needed the money. The streets were crowded like it was time square in New York. I have never seen so many people in the morning. I went to my favorite cafe to calm my stomach and heal my head. Once I got my order, I headed toward work, dreading what would come. My co-workers surrounded me like bees. "Ellie!" my co-workers shouted together.
"Guys, first of all, back up. Second of all, I haven't even clocked in yet. Just give me a minute." I pushed past my colleagues to get settled in.
"The backdrop for scene nineteen is damaged because someone didn't watch what they were doing, Nate." A worker said.
How is that my problem?? That wasn't my department, so why is she telling me this?? I explained to her about going to the leader. But she didn't want to deal with it because I would freak out badly when something was not ready to be seen. I calmed everyone down and told them to give me a min while I clock in. The crowd went their ways as I headed to the dressing rooms. Out of nowhere, more people gather around me. "GUYS!!" I whined. "Personal fucking space, whatever you are complaining about goes to the leader of that specific team, not me."
"We would if they knew what to do. Henry is not here to give out directions to the leaders. Since you are second in command, you must figure out the schedule today." Eunha explained while hiding behind her mirror.
"What do you mean Henry isn't here?" I said in an angry tone.
"He called off today and left a note on your desk."
Taking the note, I read the sloppy handwriting.
Ells, due to an accident that happened. I won't be in today, I left the schedule in your hands, and my assistant will be helping with rehearsal. Call me when something occurs. Love, Henry.
Slamming the paperback on my desk, I screamed in my head. I snatched the folders and went outside. "Pff, assistant. The same assistant that we never see. ATTENTION EVERYONE, REHEARSAL WILL START IN TEN MINUTES! I NEED ALL ACTORS AND WORKERS IN STAGE TWO PLEASE!"
John came rushing in, almost knocking me down. Has everyone gone insane today?? I brushed myself off and asked what was the problem. For some odd reason, the leaders wanted to talk to me before rehearsal. Henry picked leaders for a reason; however, they all are useless. I headed to stage two. When the door opened, I saw that the leaders were surrounding someone. "Listen up, everyone!"
The team lined up when they heard my voice. But there was one person who was searching around in confusion. I ignored that person and told the leaders their jobs for today. They must fix the problems that are occurring in their department. I need more time for this as I have my situation to fix with lighting. Out of nowhere, the guy I ignored angrily walked towards me. As he got closer, my eyes got smaller. Hold up. Isn't he–
My eyes sparkled when I saw this decent-looking guy in front of me with that blank angry stare. But isn't this the guy that picked up my chair at the station?? Why is he here???
Wait. Don't tell me that he's Henry's assistant. This guy. Out of all people, why him?? I facepalm without actually doing it. We are partners until Henry comes back. Wish me luck.
I cleared my throat and had the assistant follow me to the uncomfortable seats in the world. “So you’re the assistant that jer- I mean Henry’s assistant whom he talked about. Nice to meet you.”“Bradley, Bradley Fowler. But you can call me Brad for short. Nice to meet you too, Ellie. Well, I can say nice to meet you again.” He smiled. That was the same smile he gave me that day. But his eyes seemed more alive this time.“How did you know my name?”“I do work here. Don’t I? May I say you have a good record.” Brad smiled slightly and wobbled away towards the stage as I stood there, creeped out. I told the actors to go over scene fifteen because it needs some work. I looked over to get approval from Brad. He nodded and then examined me up and down. Why does Henry attract weirdos? I felt a beam of eyes burning my cheek; why? When I took a peek to my right, Brad’s eye was on me. Can I call the police if someone looks at me?He chuckled as he flipped the script. It was like he knew what I t
After work, I walked to Evan's job, and as I was walking, I was stopped by some cops. "Excuse me, miss?" the officer said as he rolled down the window. "I haven't seen anything or anyone, officer. I just got off of work." The officer laughed, "I wouldn't ask you about that. I was going to ask you if you like a ride. It's dangerous for you to walk alone after 6." He smiled."That's okay; I can handle myself. I'm headed to my brother's job, which is right there. But thanks for the offer." "Of course, but for now on, have your brother come and pick you up. We have issued a missing woman report, and we need you to be cautious." The officer kept his eyes on me as he rolled up the window. A missing person?? That is too many people this month. I shook my head in disappointment and continued my walk. As I got closer, I texted my brother. The Annoying One: I'm here; come down to the lobby so we can leave.Big Head: Just come up; I have two more meetings before going home. He told me that
~ Kevin ~I woke up the following day fresh and calm. It was going to be a good day. When I got to work, I limped to my desk, and you could hear my back crack as I sat down. Ouch. She did it too hard last night. "What happened to you?" a co-worker pointed out. "Had a wild night with my girlfriend. We both had some stress that needed to be taken care of." "Shit, at least you get some ass. I am just sitting there while she talks on the phone. Anyways, you asked to bring Henry in? For what?" He asked as he got up from his desk. "Don't we already have a description of her?""You will see. I want to talk to him about something." I said while tapping my desk while sipping on my coffee. Ten minutes rolled by, and an officer with Henry behind him came. His face was blank, and his eyes were dark. I took a tissue and handed it to him. Has he been crying?I did not know why I asked because I knew he was missing his wife. He answered with a sarcastic comment. I was doing my job; no need for the
“What are you doing here??” I said with confusion. “You know him?” Kaylee asked. I mentioned we work together at the theater, and he was my boss's assistant. Who knew he worked here out of all places? We stared at each other in shock. This asshole knew about my job offer the whole time and acted like I was in the wrong. Hypocrite. Without paying me any attention after that stare-off, he stepped right over me and asked for an office key. One of the computers needs tuning. “That’s right. A new software update will be added to his computer.” Kaylee said as she grabbed the keys. Brad thanked her and walked away, giving me a deep stare. Once that door closed, my eyes went straight to Kaylee. Should I be worried about him here too?? The boss laughed and stated he was only here when needed; otherwise that he would be on the ground floor. I sighed in relief and was given a task. I was to greet everyone.With a simple nod, I was handed a clipboard. I walked through the halls; I saw Brad wor
~ Evan~ I sat down in my chair once my sister and Kevin left. My mind is in a bind with the words she had said. Did they check her computer for hints or clues? What will be on her laptop that will help? The only thing she has is files– I hope. Who has she been messaging? I begin to tap my desk with frustration. Maybe… I should. No, wait, I shouldn't. That is still her privacy. However, Ellie saw something we didn’t.I sat there like a lost puppy, trying to figure out what to do. As I was lost in thought, Ryan came through the doors all happy and shit. What is he so happy for, and why is he not home?? Somehow he got permission to stay late to finish his presentation. When did interns get night shifts?? “Easy, especially when seven younger siblings run around the house. I can’t get anything done with them. A night shift won’t hurt.” He stated.Since he is here, I can use him for something. "Hey Ryan, you want to do some snooping with me?" I asked in a weird tone. His eyes lit up with i
I didn’t waste any time; I called Nate right now. “NATE!! DID YOU SEE THE FUCKING NEWS!!” I screamed. There was a pause on the phone. I knew he had to collect himself from internal bleeding.“Okay. Now that I could hear again. Calmly tell me,” he said."Dude, Henry is dead!"The mind filled the empty silence. Only breathing was the only thing that came through the phone. This will take some time to process, so I waited. "How in the fuckery fuck did that happen??? He was the one that told us about the fucking theater being closed. That was fucking fast as hell" How? Who is bold enough to kill in broad daylight? Is this the same person who has been kidnapping women? While talking, my phone buzzed.BFF Aria: My plane will be arriving; I hope you are there to greet me; love.Aria's Baby Girl: I will be leaving the house now; I will give you the biggest hug of your lifeI hung up the phone and grabbed my bag. As I drove to the airport, my thoughts bounced off the halls. I couldn't stay sti
~ Kevin ~Finally, I talked to Bailey’s friends to discover what happened that night. They are key evidence right now to get a new lead. As I got up and stretched, I slumped to the bathroom. However, it was locked— I waited ten minutes to see Ellie come out. "Three people, one bathroom. I love you, babe, but don't take too long, okay." I said.Moving out of the way, I went inside to freshen up for work. Once ready, I grabbed my things, got in the car, and drove off. I didn’t want to be bothered by chaos, so I got coffee before heading to my desk. "Good morning, detective." A co-worker said with a smile on his face."Morning, do we have the girls on deck?""Yep, they got here a while ago. Her friends are quite interesting, I may add." He stated.I stared at him strangely and went to settle in before the interview. I needed to clear my mind before receiving this information. I took a deep breath and clocked in. I was ready for the witnesses. Dazed and confused, they enter the area. Thei
~ Ellie ~We were dead silent as Aria, and I looked at him intensely. "What do you mean you were there?? What happened?" I asked."Do not get the wrong idea. I was with him before the event and figured he would do something like this.My mind was blown at the moment. When the crosswalk turned green, we lost him in the crowd. Concerned, we only let each other go once we entered the building. Aria's jaw dropped as she looked around. "This place is absolutely beautiful!! Isn't that a new character for the upcoming horror game!!" she said, pointing to a poster on a wall. I smiled as I wiped my ID to get us inside. All you can see is Aria taking pictures. "What do you do here?" she asked.She will find out sooner. The elevator doors opened to reveal a busy floor. The secretary greeted us and gave Aria a visitor pass. She mentioned that Kaylee would return with a task, so we must wait. "THE Kaylee Waston!?!?! One of the most famous businesswomen in the world!! Not only that, she is one of t