Carlos’ journal 1
We got a job. Our first real job.
Everybody in our small clique has seen, heard, felt or been involved in something unnatural. Some more than others, but enough to let us all know we aren’t alone in the dark. Hell, we’re not even alone in the daytime.
Things go bump no matter when or where it is. So we started a company that contracts for the government, dealing with supernatural sh*t. And we just got our first job…
Gotta go to Texas and check out some disappearances in an Amish community. Apparently they don’t like outsiders, so we have to do as we’re told and behave.
We drive over and grab some stuff from the local rangers station. The others needed some extra cr*p. Me? A decent flak jacket and a chainsaw and I’m good.
We get there and get called english all the bloody time. Weird. And they dress odd. Like super formal if you were living over a hundred years ago. And no stuff like phones and computers and sh*t. How the hell do they survive?
We get told where to park our car and get shown our lodgings and then get given a pie, which gets eaten before dinner, almost entirely by Jazz, the greedy bastard.
Dinners called and we get to hang out in a hall with everybody else staring at us and watching us eat. It’s like being the f*cking monkey in a zoo. Eat your food llama! Anyway, it’s not bad and I eat heaps. The others start dancing with kids, talking to the old people and then having a wander round outside.
I grab a seat and wait for the sh*t to hit the fan so I can start hitting stuff.
Nothing happens. Boring, so I head back to the house and grab some shut eye. Next thing I know it’s early and as I’m pottering round the kitchen, some muffins get delivered, along with some bacon and eggs for breakfast. Since I’m the only one up, I grab my share first (it’s a damn big share) and eat as many of the muffins as possible so Jazz can’t have any and then let the others know breakfast is up.
Apparently we have to leave all our useful stuff in the compound, so I grab an axe and make do. We’re headed to an old settlement that got abandoned fifteen years ago, and it’s a days walk. Easy enough.
Get stopped by a good sized tree blocking the path, so I clear it a bit to make access easier (might as well warm the axe up) and get bugged by a stupid creepy doll hanging on the tree.
Make it to the abandoned settlement and find a reasonably safe building to hang in and wait for daylight so we can scout around, but we don’t get that much time.
Something is calling out for us to play with them and come out side, so I go to have a look and something is running full speed at the door. By the time I heft my axe, it’s right there in my face trying to rip it off. I give it a good couple of whacks with the axe, but the damn thing barely noticed, and tore me up pretty good.
It falls over, just as I’m about to, so we slam the door shut and listen as more things mover round the outside. This doesn’t look super promising for collecting our first paycheck. F*ck!