The Night Keeper met Creeper

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Chapter 3

The next day Keeper goes into work and asks Carl to buy him out so he can take some much-needed time off. Carl agrees. As he's packing up the PI shows up and tells him there is no way he could have received the facial injuries he had if he was driving the car and believes that Jack and Janelle arranged it. He has also discovered that someone sent a fax from Keeper's office 5 hours after the accident and that Janelle had discharged herself 2 1/2 hours after she was admitted to hospital. The PI said don't you see they tried to kill you, what makes you think they won't try again. After Hearing this Keeper freaked out and trashed his office.

When he got home he pretended to take a nap and over hears the housekeeper tell Janelle that she received a call from Jack. Janelle almost faints and leaves the house in a hurry. Rather than take his own car, Keeper borrows the house keeper's car and tails Janelle to the Country club near the boat docks and sees Janelle get on old fishing boat. He follows her down beside the docks and sees her running away crying so he climbs down to where she came from, an old tool hut falling apart, full of water leading to an underground shelter. When he opens the door he can smell something horrible; death. All he could make out was rats and an old barrel. He left even more confused as before.

The next day Keeper made a visit to the PI and finds out that his company owns all that property he was at the day before.

Carol shows up at Keeper's and tells him that Jack has contacted Janelle trying to meet up with her and leaves just as quickly as she arrived leaving him standing there stunned. By now Keeper has had enough he goes over to the PI's and the wild goose chase begins to find Jack. The PI intercepts a phone call that Jack is meeting Janelle at the Hillside Inn. They quickly driver over and stake out the Inn trying to get a glimpse of Jack. After 20 minutes a red Fiat pulls up to the front doors of the Inn and out gets Jack, the PI starts snapping pictures and suddenly as he arrives, Jack jumps back into the car and peels out of the Inns parking lot. The two follow him to a dirt road leading into the woods. Jack fires two shots and takes off. The chase is on right up until Keeper and the PI crash into a tree. With their car now no longer driveable they make their long trek out of the woods. On the way out Keeper decides he's going to talk to Janelle and find out what went wrong with them.

After finally making it home, Keeper has a long hot shower and made a hot cup of tea. Just as he was trying to relax Jack's Fiat pulled up and he enters the house and goes up to the bedroom. Keeper grabbed a gun from his drawer and snuck up behind Jack. "Freeze, don't you move" Jack pulls of his hood and a wig to reveal , oh my god, Janelle? "What the hell are you doing?" "Keeper wait, it's not what you think. I've been covering for you to protect you sweet heart, from your own memory. Don't you see someone's been trying to play a rotten game with us?" she sighs " Thank god you are destroying that boat property tomorrow, after that we should be fine." Keeper suddenly becomes dizzy and drops to the floor, unconscious. Horrible nightmares.......

As he comes to, the phone rings, it's Carol " You have to come over here right now" the phone goes dead. With his panicked renewed he calls the PI and bolts over to Carol's. When he gets there the lights are all out and the door is open as are all the windows in the living room. Hesitant to enter he enters cautiously and finds Carol on the living room floor in a pool of blood, dead. In walks the dark figure brandishing a gun, he forces Keeper to sit down and lights a cigarette. "You and I mate; we're going for a drive down to your boat property.

When they arrive the dark figure forces Keeper out of the car and down to the damp storage room and over to an old oil drum. He forces keeper to remove the lid. Inside they find the body of a man but when Keeper is forced to lift it he sees his own face on the dead man, drops it and tumbles backward to the ground. After being smacked to by the dark man he tries to remember....

The dark man yells at him "You Must remember who you are!"

Janelle! Oh god, she was in a horrible fight with him the night of the party. He had her tied up down here. "I followed them, she got loose and clubbed him over and over, there was blood everywhere. She had planed to blame it on me, have me take the fall. When she came out of that room she knew that I saw what she'd done. We fought in the car on the way back and it went off the road. She was driving she jumped out of the car before it crashed through the cement barrier and went down the embankment."

The dark figure stepped over Keeper, "what else did she do Keeper?"

"She, "Oh god , what has she done?!" "My face, it's his face!, Who the hell am I?!"

The tall figure stood before Keeper's feet. "Had I not been around to follow you and clean up some of the messes dear brother, you would be a wanted man by the authorities by now. But I am your night creeper, I hide in the darkness mate and know how to stalk. I helped you become Keeper, Jack, do you see now?, who you are?"

Jack! I'm Jack.

"You know me as the Silent one, they call me Shadow"

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