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It was the start of fall and the leaves and sky had began to turn. Joseph left his home years ago, leaving everything behind to pursue a better life.
His family helped him gather his things and walked him to the door. Joseph was the oldest of three siblings. The next to the oldest was angelica, a beautiful young lady with a southern charm that could tame a lion and amanda, the youngest and most naïve. His father, a wealthy man, was named michael and was a very loving but stern father. His mother, a lawyer, was named stephanie. Joseph was always her favorite of the three, however, their time together was limited due to her very hectic schedule. As joseph prepared to leave, his mother walked him to the door.
i wish you didn’t have to leave but i know this is something you must do, his mother said with tears in her eyes.
joseph smiles gladly for her understanding, yet tears begin to stream down his face as well.
whats wrong honey? stephanie asks.
its nothing mom, he replies. i guess i never thought it would be this hard to leave you.
i know my dear but you must do this to become what you always dreamed of becoming , stephanie smiles trying to comfort her son.
hugging her tightly, he tells her that he loves her very much. his father then approaches and shakes joseph’s hand. good luck son, i know you will be great. just remember, we love you.
thanks dad joseph replies with a smile.
i love you too.
suddenly his two sisters run and grab joseph, begging him to stay.
please don’t leave us joseph, they both screamed. we want you here with us.
joseph holds them tightly and tells them that he loves them very much and promises they will see each other again. they smile happily as he walks to his car, and after a long stare and some tears, he waves goodbye and drives away.
one last stop to make, joseph thinks to himself, then i will be on my way. the last stop was his fiance’s home, a girl joseph had been engaged to for quite some time.
her name was maria. a beautiful young woman with a heart of gold. she came from a poor family but joseph didn’t care. it didn’t matter to him if she was rich or poor, he loved her just the same. as he pulls to the driveway, he notices maria sitting on her porch, her eyes covered with tears.
i wish i could go with you joseph. why cant we be together?
joseph pulls her tightly to him and gently kisses her.
i wont be gone that long maria. besides, we have each others phone numbers, we will be communicating all the time right? her eyes light up and she screams YES we will as she holds joseph closely to her.
i love you maria, joseph softly whispers in her ear.
i love you too, joseph.
once more, joseph takes a long look at the life he is leaving behind. as he starts his car, maria screams to him.
I LOVE YOU AND I WILL WAIT FOR YOU FOREVER!!
joseph smiles and drives away.
Today starts a new beginning for joseph . he was selected to be part of a cast for the sequel to a very popular movie franchise. he had waited his whole life for this chance to prove that he had what it takes to make it as a actor.
as he arrives at the shoot location, the people are scrambling to get everything in order. he is greeted by several members of staff as he walks towards the directors chair.
pardon me, joseph says to the crowd around him. my name is joseph, i am looking for the director. that would be me, a voice from the crowd says.
joseph gazed upon the man that stood before him. glad to meet you joseph, my name is nathan. likewise joseph said, shaking his hand.
what do you say we get you into hair and makeup and get this show on the road?
absolutely!! joseph says excitedly.
wonderful, nathan replies.
just go and check in with my secretary and she will get you where you need to be.
yes sir! replies joseph
joseph couldn’t believe it. he was about to be in one of the biggest films ever. he could barely contain his excitement.
as he rounds the corner, his eyes catch a glimpse of a beautiful woman. could this be the secretary?
he runs after her quickly and calls out trying to get her to stop. when she finally turns around, joseph is stunned. there before his eyes stood the most beautiful woman he had ever seen.
hi there she said. may i help you?
joseph was at a loss for words.
are you ok? the woman asks
umm, yes i am fine, forgive me, joseph said as his face turns red with embarrasement.
the girl laughs and says, its ok, your not the first to get tounge tied.
my name is joseph, a pleasure to meet you.
hello, my name is lilith
and the pleasure is mine.
so, lets get you to makeup, shall we?
please lead the way, joseph replies.
so far, this day has been incredible. his dream was being realized and he had just met the most attractive woman ever. for a moment, he forgot all about maria and focused only on ashleigh.
he went through the make up process and was ready to begin his big moment, however joseph quickly realized something was wrong. the noise he heard before had simply disappeared, the excitement he felt before had suddenly been replaced with a overwhelming fear. as he walks out of the trailer and onto the set, he notices bodies everywhere.
what is going on here? he thinks to himself.
CUT, CUT, CUT he heard the nathan scream.
it was simply part of the movie.
Joseph, what in the hell are you doing? nathan screams.
my apologies sir. i just thougt something had happened.
something did happen,nathan continues screaming, YOU MESSED UP THE SHOT!
alright everyone, reset and lets try it again.
nathan pulls joseph to the side, calmly speaking trying to hide his anger.
joseph, did no one tell you what role you are supposed to play?
no sir, joseph replies.
ok son, listen up, your role doesn’t come in until near the end of the film. now, i want you to stay in that trailer until i call for you, do i make myself clear?
yes sir, perfectly
good man, nathan smiled a smile of relief that joseph understood.
as joseph sat in the trailer, he remembered when he saw the first film. how could he forget, it was the night he met maria.
the film was called “resident darkness.” it was about a young witch who falls in love with a vampire. they both loved the film and went back multiple times to see it again and again. joseph wanted to be a actor so badly and he wanted to be one in this film. for joseph, the chance to be in this film would either make him or break him.
only time would tell.
END CHAPTER 1
CHAPTER 2: INTO THE NIGHT
As joseph is making his way to stardom, night begins to fall on his family and friends.
The sounds of thunder and flashes of lightning illuminate the sky as long needed
rain begins to flood the streets. Looks to be a bad night tonight michael exclaims. Yes it does stephanie replies. I haven’t seen a storm like this in a long time.
They watch as the trees bow to the power of the storm, leaves flying across their beautiful yard, covering it like a blanket.
Something seems terribly wrong here michael, stephanie says nervously. Relax my dear, its just a storm.
Suddenly, a bolt of lightning strikes a nearby transformer and the lights go out, as screams echo throughout the home. Silence! all of you, michael screams. its just a simple power outage.
Nervously michael looks out the window to check what is happening outside when his eyes see the strangest sight. What the hell? What is it? stephanie asks
Come here and look at this, michael says with a nervous tone. As they both look out the window they notice a symbol where the lightning hit and beside the symbol, a dark figure stands glaring back at them.
What is that? michael asks nervously
I am not sure but i have a even better question for you, who is that standing beside it?
Nervously michael walks towards the door and reaches for the handle. What in the hell do you think you are doing? stephanie screams loudly. I want to find out who and what that is! michael replies back . Fine, go ahead and walk out there then!
As michael walks out, the symbol still glows as it had been doing for the past 30 minutes and the figure was still standing there in the same position as it had been.
Hello? who are you? michael asks nervously. The figure still stood silent but michael could feel this strong energy pulsating from it. Are you ok? michael asks nervously.
Step by step, michael walks into the rain, slowly approaching the dark mysterious figure. Michael looks back at his home to see if everything is alright then turns back towards the strange figure. To michaels surprise, the suspecious character has vanished and the symbol that once glowed so brightly has now been replaced by ashes from the lightning strike that happened earlier.
Did i just imagine all of this? michael thinks to himself. After a few moments of pondering all possibilities, michael decides to return to his home to check on his family.
Angelica and amanda, relieved to see their father, begin to tell him of strange events that began to take place the moment the lights went out. Where is your mother? michael asks with a nervous tone in his voice. We do not know father, we haven’t seen her since you went outside and the lights went out.
Michael and his daughters search the house completely for stephanie but there is no sign of her anywhere. suddenly the rain stops and the storm seems to move on just as quickly as it arrived. What is going on father? i don’t know my dears… i just don’t know.