Darrell smiled at his reflection, the result of working tirelessly on shining thick wood that made his bar. Customers always said he would do it non-stop. Tidying up his bar, making sure it was presentable to anyone who visited. Although business had been slow recently, it was always good to be prepared for a sudden pick up. The drop in business usually meant one thing, the local vampires were up to something. That meant the Elders that made this city their home. There was no doubt of that, even the fool of a vampire Tony that visited him often stop coming. He wondered what his clan was up to, they never did like the company of the Bonnet's. Marius and Maria had gained their fair share of enemies over the years. Darrell eagerly awaited for the day they would be taken down, both of them but he had no plans of assisting. He enjoyed just being an observer from a far.
Travis was the mongoose member that has been absent for some time. Where he was at or who he was with no one knew. He heard the usual rumors that he'd start working for another Elder or clan and quit Mongoose altogether, but he doubted it. Marius and Maria kept a tight ship, and it was rare that people left it without consequence. The rumors he heard in his small lounge never surprised him.
"So you just decided to disappear? Can't say I blame ya, you never did fit in with the other ones." Darrell thought seeing Travis back in town was a pleasant sight. Out of all the Vampires that worked for Marius and Mongoose he was one of the more rational and nice ones. Easy to get along with and just generally a good guy. At least as good as a Vampire could be.
A knock on the door suddenly wakes Brad up. His head popped up and he shouted "Whose there!" as if he were waking from a bad dream. "Come in..." Brad said grumbling. It was hard enough to get sleep and here someone was interrupting what little time he had. There were two murders in the same night, and just when he thought he'd be able to rest at home and get some sleep he had to go to the scene in the morning. The second one was a mirror image of the first, except this time the husband was a victim too. The story was slowly growing, and he had guessed the attacks wouldn't stop if it was indeed a Vampire.
He wanted to contact Maria, he needed to...but Maria did not like being contacted. She would come and inform him of the situation if he was lucky. He knew it was a matter of time before she did but he was growing impatient. With a full night ahead, how many more people would be killed?
"Watching the news." she said, her voice distant. "This killer, I know it is a Vampire. I've seen it."
"No." her voice soft yet but the word was firm enough to cut off Brad. "I've seen the man. He's filthy and looks like he's homeless."
"And how did you see this man Hollie?" Brad challenged. He said it in a mocking tone, it was clear he didn't believe it. For if she truly saw the Vampire Brad thought she'd be dead also.
"I have dreams about it to. You'll be alright when you wake up I promise."
"Listen to me!" her voice increased to a demanding tone now. Brad was going to try to shoo her away again but she have it. "It sounds crazy. I know it does really...but just listen. My dream, all I know is the woman he attacked. She was blonde and hefty. From what I can tell. Her son had grabbed a weapon...like a bat! Attacked the man but his attacks didn't seem to harm him in any way. He looked up at me, directly at me...then I woke up." she explained in a frenzy, her words coming out too fast for Brad to catch and he made no efforts to listen.
"I've never had visions before." her voice distant again, her words directed at no one but herself. "It was always a feeling, but now it is even more than that."
"Umm...okay then." Brad raised a brow at Hollie. He began to doubt her sanity but he had no time for that. "Everyone has dreams Hollie. Sometimes they seem more than that. It's normal." he said hoping she realized how silly she sounded. He liked Hollie before but now she seemed a bit mental.
"None of the victims had blonde hair, and all three were in shape. Now please."
"Fine." she said giving up. She couldn't blame him, no one would believe her. She hardly believed herself. She couldn't help but be frustrated though and terrified. Her intuition only came when she was in danger, so now why was it showing up now and in visions this time? She rose out of her seat and made for the door.
"Just be careful."
AN: This chapter is late because of TS3 problems -_- but they are fixed! Any ways if you see something new suddenly put on the site don't be surprised! Also that 'Travis' is not a sim I made! (Maybe i'm getting lazy...) any ways he is located here!