Outside Abraham's apartment, parked on the side of the street was a black1930 V-16 Cadillac with white tires. The driver was standing next to the back
passenger door of the car waiting. As Abraham walked out with his tranchcoat, still a little damp from the rain the night berfore, he stopped and looked at his
chauffeur. He was a tall tanned man, who wore the usual black suit, black hat black gloves that you picture a chauffer wearing. He had a black long goatee and
black side burns. He said "good morning, Mr. Knox" and reached for the door handle. Abraham noticed the driver had only four finger on his left had. He
wondered where you find pinkyless fingered gloves. Abraham got in and looked around the car, half expecting something to pop out of the seat cushions and
eat him. The car made its way down the busy streets for atleast thirty minutes before Abraham decided to make small talk.
"So you work for D. Vower?"
"Yep, then name's Donald." He said brightly
"Nice to met you. So um, are you a... demon too?" Abraham said hesitantly.
"HA ha! no. I just work for him. And im not just a chauffer. Sometimes I'm an architect, or a mechanic. or an inforcer. "
"so are you human?"
The brakes wheeled to a stop and Donald said "here we are". The car stopped in front of a large grey building on the outskirts of the city . The sign up front said
"The Federal Exam and Reaserch Institute". As Donald held the door open Abraham stepped out and scaned the building. There was a large clock just above
the doorway of the institute that read 9:35.
'D.Vower told me to wait here until you return"
Donald said as he sat back in his driver's seat and opened a newspaper. Abraham took a deep breath and walked into the large building. Abraham walked into
the lobby of the Institute. it was huge. the room was lit up by floor lamps in each corner. The walls where white and the floor was black and white tiles. There
was a burgundy leather counch right next to the door for people to sit and wait. on the other side of the room there was a brown oak door with a brass knob
handle. Next to the door was a tall desk, with two dark blue high heeled shoed feet propped up on it. On the front of the desk was a bronze name plate that had
"Dawn Peligro" Abraham could hear a woman talking to someone on the intercom system. He could not place the language the person was speaking in on the
other line but the conversation didnt sound plesant. Finally when the conversation was over, Abraham spoke up.
"Uh excuse me, my name is Abraham Knox, im looking for D.Vower?" he said inquisitively
The feet quickly vanished from sight back behind the desk with a loud thump. Then Abraham heard the sound of heels coming down a set of stairs from behind
the elevated desk. The secretary emerged from behind the desk smiling.
"Mr. Knox! We've been expecting you! Do you need me to get you anything? coffee? blood? cigarettes?" she said
"N-no im quite alright."
"Well my name is Dawn, if you need anything just let me know"
She was wearing a dark blue dress with her brunette hair up in a beehive. Her glasses were hanging on her pale neck by muted green pearls. Abraham tried
not to nitoce the two bite marks on the left side of her neck. She kept her smile and proceeded to lead Abraham through the door with a "right this way".
the two walked down the hallway which dead ended at anonther oak door. Dawn open the door and they both when through into D.Vower's office. D.vower was
sitting down at his desk which was in the center of the room towards to back with a door behind it. D.Vower's office was really something to see. the walls were
painted dark green with harwood floors and bookshelves all along the walls. Most of the shelves had books on them, but some had mounted animals or
mysterious creatures in jars on them. In the corner there was a sitting area with a globe in the middle where he kept his good scotch. When Abraham and Dawn
walked in D.Vower was just about finished with a meeting and was talking with a man in scrubs who had his back towards then.
"So well be ready to present your finds in, lets say a month?" said D.Vower
"Yes sir, if not sooner" said the surgeon in a deep voice.
"Heres the deal. If we don't get results within the month, your project will be terminated." D.Vower said matter of factly
D.Vower turned to see Abraham and dawn standing there. "Abraham!" D.Vower said in a cheery voice. When the surgeon turned around Abraham gave out a
"OH MY, DAMN!!" and everyone starred at him. Aparently, no one else thoght the large gash going across the surgeon's forehead which was being held together
by three metal staples wasnt a big concern. Or the fact that one of his eyes was completely white. he was a zombie. Well maybe zombie isnt a good term to
describe him. undead, certainly undead. but he was stumbling around moaning. he was acting civilized. and if a zombie could act civilized in this situation then
so could Abraham. The surgeon looked at Abraham with suprise. Abraham realized how rude he was being, and even while
apologizing, didnt take his eyes off of the giant, gaping wound.
"I'm so sorry. im still getting used to everything and... im sorry" Abraham said sheepishly
"its... ok, my name is Aldrich" he said.
"nice to meet you aldrich my name is Abraham"
"nice to meet you. but, if you all will excuse me ive got to get back to my lab"
Aldrich shook hands with Abraham and exited the door using the door behind D.vower's desk. As Aldrich opened the door Abraham could see large scratch
marks on the other side of it. like something was trying to claw its way through. D.Vower said "thats all for right now, thank you Dawn" She then walked back to
her desk and closed the door behind her quietly.
"Now, lets start the tour!" D.Vower said with a toothy smile.
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