The Night Keeper met Creeper

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Chapter 2

Janelle is awake in hospital battered and bruised but Keeper has suffered massive facial injuries that will need total facial reconstruction and he is now in a coma.

Several weeks later, Keeper finally opens his eyes. The facial reconstruction now done and healing has begun to set in. When the Doctor is called in to check on him they discover that Keeper has lost his memory and he is terrified. Janelle is right there by his side being completely supportive and trying to help him with his memories.

After many weeks of recovery and painful therapy he is getting close to coming home. They both lay in his hospital bed looking at old photos and trying to rekindle romantic feelings of a vacation they took to the Cayman Islands. They make love and memories of crashing waves come over him like a vivid nightmare. He thinks things may come back to him in time. He is now optimistic and strong enough to check out of the hospital.

The next morning they leave the hospital and head home to the countryside. Upon arrival nothing looks familiar and Keeper is eerily frightened. As he's walking through the house with Janelle the phone rings and she stops to answer it. It's a friend checking up on your arrival home she says. "Go ahead and take a look around and see if anything jogs your memory, I'll be right with you." As he continues to walk through the house things are quiet, he comes to a room with a full length mirror. Flashbacks engulf him into confusion, he panics and smashes the mirror to bits with his walking cane. Janelle flies into the room and comforts him. Together they decide to travel to the accident site.

"You know the greatest thing about amnesia?" What's that Janelle says. "After 9 years I get to fall in love with you all over again." She smiles and they embrace for what seems like forever.

Some hours later Keeper is rifling through the drawers in his office and comes across some suspicious photos of Janelle with another man. He quickly hides them back in his drawer without a word to Janelle. He sits there utterly confused for the longest time trying to put it out of his mind but out of the corner of his eye the dark figure appears and says you must remember and disappears as quickly as it appeared. Now he thinks he's lost his mind. He heads down stairs to Janelle who is in the kitchen preparing dinner and informs him that their best friends are coming round to welcome him home and help him with his memory.

While they all say their hello Keeper can't help but wonder about the pictures he'd found in his desk drawer but still says nothing to any of the others about them. Carl insists that Keeper needs to get back to work and find some normal function in his life, "Beside my man, things around the office just haven't been the same with you gone you know."

After supper the men go off into the other room and let the women do the tidying up. Carl tells Keeper that he and Janelle had a massive fight the night of the party and they were talking about splitting up. Just before the conversation got any further Carl's wife enter's the room and says she wants to steal keeper for a minute. Sure Carl says, I'll catch up with Janelle and you two can have a chat. They step outside and head for a walk on the beach. Carol asks Keeper if he remembers the Hilltop Inn and a man named Jack Winston who drove a red Carmen Gia and does he remember seeing Janelle with Jack. Keeper stops dead in his tracks, "what do you mean Carol?" Keeper, she says, are you sure that accident was just an accident. Did Janelle fall out of the car or did she jump? Now Keeper is completely confused.

The next day he takes a quiet trip to the Hilltop Inn to ask about this Jack person. He meets Manuel at the front desk who recognizes the man in the picture Keeper shows to him and after some coaxing with many bills, Manuel says yes to knowing the man in the picture as one Jack Winston, who frequents the Inn. After thanking Manuel, Keeper turns to leave and Manuel says Keeper say hello to your beautiful girlfriend for me. More puzzled then before he walks away and drives back home.

After taking a day off from the office Keeper realizes he's come across another clue which takes him to a flower shop where he apparently spent $9000.00 to the owner who turns out to be a Private Investigator who he hired prior to the accident to follow Janelle and take pictures of her with this Jack Winston. Making his concerns about the affair and the accident intensify. He heads over to visit The PI , who recommends he just go home and renew his relationship with Janelle because things are good right now. But after looking at the pictures Keeper starts experiencing horrible flashbacks that are creating more and more doubt and confusion in his mind.

On his way home he stops at Carol's, where Carol tells him that Janelle is sick and needs a shrink, not him. She tells him that this Jack is still around and that Janelle hasn't told the truth a day in her life, especially since the accident. Then she puts the moves on Keeper and tells him they were lovers before the accident and wants to make love like old times. That they were planning to be together. After he tells Carol that he has no memory of that ever happening Carol freaks and throws him out.

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