In The Shadows

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Summary

AN ABANDONED CITY, KNOWN AS THE CITY OF ELMONT, IS BEEN RULED BY A WOUNDED GHOST.  ITS SILENCE ALONE, MELT HEARTS. AND ITS NATURE, IS ONE WHICH NO ADVENTURER WANT TO EXPLORE.  SETTING ASIDE HOW MISCHIEVOUS AND FRIGHTFUL IT IS, IT HAS A STRONG SCENT OF BLOOD THAT CAN'T BE WATCHED AWAY.  THE CITY IS A GHOST OF ITS FORMER SELF AFTER SO MANY OF ITS RESIDENTS EVACUATED.  HOW HAS THE CITY BEEN TO LIVE IN THE SHADOWS OF WHAT HAPPENED YEARS AGO AND WHAT BECOMES THE END OF IT WHEN THAT INCIDENT REPEATS ITSELF? 

Genre:
Horror / Romance
Author:
Ghassan
Status:
Complete
Chapters:
33
Rating:
n/a
Age Rating:
18+

Elmont

Sounds of thunderstorms and Lightening are heard in a silent and mischievous city. The city of Elmont. A land with a known record of evil and torture.

A place no one wants to live in all alone. Its silence speaks to its neighboring towns how malicious and impairment it is.

Millions of people who lived there left it all by it is self. It receives no strangers for a land that has been stained with blood.

Its beauty was darkened by a tragedy that happened years ago.

*Flashback*

🎼🎼🎼...🎼🎼🎼...🎼🎼🎼

🎼🎼🎼...🎼🎼🎼...🎼🎼🎼

Music echoed throughout an end of year high school party.

The youths had fun and played all sorts of the game within the main party hall, but Emma a young pretty lady was calmly watching boys and girls having fun.

Jamal Crawford, the richest kid in Brooklyn High school College is known for his exceptional talents in soccer, Intelligence, and wealth.

His beauty reflects that of a god. When he smiles all perishable creatures are made mortal. The ecstasy of meeting this male didn't match to anyone at BHSC.

He was the school's charm. He was social and didn't discriminate with his mates. He had chestnut brown hair which was silky but also very nasty most of the times. Giving him a very sexy and unique appearance.

His teeth were glittering and pure as snow.

He has Four girlfriends and they all respect each other and know their rules towards him.

However, everything changed once he came across Emma.

He kept sticking around her. Due to that, he stopped creating time for his girlfriends.

Emma got a warning from them to stay away from him. But all those treats went in vain and Jamal decided to end every relation with them.

Not just that, but he announced to his friends how madly in love he is with Emma.

When these hungry and full of lust young gals got this news concerning Emma, they planned to deal with her.

Occasionally, in this party Jamal leaves Emma's side to head for drinks.

She looked at her side and met Laura's gaze. The smooth face lady walked towards her and asked.

"Can you come for a minute? Jamal needs your help with something"

She doubted but later followed her through her previous path. Along their journey everywhere was silent and darker from the warehouse.

"Uhm..can I know why you're taking me far from the party house? It's really dark and cold out here" She robbed her arms, looking around the vast land.

Yet, Laura kept moving forward.

Emma stopped her pace.

"Why are we really here?"

The girl broke hers and faced Emma with a well played gentle smile over her delicate profile.

"Like I said, Jamal needs you now" she uttered firmly.

It still wasn't enough to make Emma's mind steady on this walk. So she added

"He wants to surprise you"

Emma unevened her fonts at those words and looked at her surrounding again.

"Okay...why would he send you then?" She doubted and needed a convincing response.

"I opted to be the one to call you." Laura replied innocently

"W--why?" Emma inquired and the girl moved to her.

"Because I was his first girlfriend. Hence, in the best position to apologize on behalf of my group of girls for how we scared you. We should not have done that. I am sorry Emma... And we all are. So common... Let's not waste any more time. Jamal is impatient" She said holding her hand forward.

Emma was speechless and still confused but the girl's words were too good to sound fake so, she followed her peacefully.

Once they arrived, Emma stopped dead her tracks at the sight of three dangerously smirking ladies.

"I th-- thought this was supposed to be a surprise! What's going on here?" Emma trembled in her vocals.

"Well, it is the greatest surprise ever!" One of the girls uttered.

Emma started making backward steps.

"What do y'all want from me?"

"Nothing less than your skin to the beast of the air" the previous lady responded

Emma gulped at her entire world which was turning upside down.

I'm certain if they had to check her BP it would've gone beyond 250.

She was pale and goose buds where clearly visible over her sensitive skin.

"What do you say Laura," said one of the girls.

"Let the game begin!" Laura roared as an access to deal with Emma

Emma tried to take off but hit her feet over an object on the stony area and fell to the groud.

They all laughed at the scene then matched forward to raise her.

They drew her towards the lake and gave her snake beatings until she was weak and empty like a dry leaf.

She had bruises all over her body and got soaked with blood like someone who was giving for sacrifice.

Her lungs couldn't contain the little air within it as she gasp for breath like a fish out of water. Still, they were not satisfied with the results.

They drew her head into the lake and counted for 5seconds before releasing her. Doing that continously for over few minutes, she had to pass out.

It could have been a victory for them after that but then, one of the girls suggested that they should get rid of her.

Out of the Four gals, just one denied the idea. However, since the majority stood for her death, they deeped her in the dark lake and left afterward.

The girl who was displeased with the idea waited after everyone to leave before she could save Emma.

But, it was already too late. Emma had sunken deep.

Jamal looked for her after then. He never had a satisfying response about Emma's whereabout.

He searched everywhere for her but to no avail. That was the last day he met with Emma.

That day marked the end of her existence.

Though she was found later floating in the water, it only brought more sorrow to her family. Jamal knew that she was murdered. But nothing could be done to bring her back anyway.

The secret behind Emma's dead was not revealed to anyone though the police officers did their investigations.

The one and the only person who leashed the incident out was the girl who tried saving Emma.

Since then, the city of Elmont has been hunted by Emma's ghost.

Many lives were lost and still are, bringing us to this day...

*End of Flashback*

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