”Wake up Katie Lovery! Today is your birthday!” said Max. For some reason, Max is more excited than Katie. “Yea … I know it is my birthday today … so let me sleep in ….” said Katie. She sounded exhausted and doesn’t want to get up. She pulls the blanket over her head and hopes Max will stop yelling.
Katie is in her mid-20s, smart and attractive young woman. A rising star at the medical filed. Right now, she is doing her 3rd year residency at the North York General Hospital and reporting to the Trauma and Emergency Surgery Unit. For the last couple weeks, she has been on call at the hospital for more than 24 hours straight and today is her first day off.
“No, no, no missy. We are late already!” said Max with a hint of smile. Max is same age as Katie. They have been dating for past 5 years. He can still remember the first time he met Katie. It was their second year and both of them are prepare for their final exam. But that’s a story for another time.
“FINE! Whatever you have planned, it better be good. Otherwise, you are sleeping on the couch tonight.” said Katie as she drags herself out of the bed and into the shower.
Sure, if you can find me one. Max thought.
It is a cold stormy night at the island. Wind is gusting from all directions. Temperature has dropped five degree since this afternoon and continues dropping. A girl is running through the forest trying to fight for her life. She keeps going further and further into the forest knowing that if she stops, she is as good as dead.
As she is running, her mind keeps picturing the moment her friends got slaughtered by a mysterious man. Who is he? Or better yet, what is he? She thought. Without any source of illumination, she couldn’t see anything beyond 2 meters. She prays that she doesn’t run into a dead end. Then all of a sudden without a warning, she tripped.
“No … Please, let me go … I … promise … I won’t tell anyone about this” said the girl as she is crawling backward and begging for her life. She is scare and disorientated. Knowing that she will be killed in any second, all she can think of is the name of her final resting place - Kaka Island. And then, as she turns her heading away from the mysterious man, he throws a knife to her from the back and tosses her off the cliff.
“Utinam et tu requiescant in pace” the Killer said before disappearing into the forest.
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