Ch1 new neighbor?
The weather was hot for a normal summer in Poho county small gust of wind blew the grass making look like Aphrodite's hair few clouds painted the sky. where an old man sat
An old man sitting on his rocking chair waiting for any people who wanted to see the "Bat out of Hell", when an old truck that looked like it came out of an old late 40s movie, the slowing car stopped and out came a girl that was in her early 20s an outcast by the looks of her clothing, started walking up to the man, Jack Taggart Sr gave her a strange look wondering how someone could wear a long sleeved shirt in this weather. When she spoke up
"Hello I'm Amber Millerson I just moved next door and I wanted to come greet myself instead of you having the hassle of driving to me" spoke up Amber putting her hand out Jack looked at her for a second, choosing to not be rude.
"Well hello Amber the names Jack Taggart Sr its nice to meet you," spoke Mr. Taggart shaking her hand in greeting "what brings you to Poho county especially this part of it?" question Mr. Taggart looking wirily at the young women who was standing hands in her pockets looking around the place.
"I wanted to get away from my home well out of the state away from people, and this place is pretty secluded , that and I needed a fresh start" responded Amber looking at the old man in the rocking chair. Amber was slightly nervous but she pushed that aside. "I need to get away form that place, so don't be shy" thought Amber. "So bye see you some other time" laughed Amber giving him a wave as she walked back to her car.
"Bye don't get lost…..and pry that you don't stay here when it wakes" spoke Jack whispered the last part more to himself getting up to watch the Creeper as it hangs like a scarecrow. The old man glared at the beast hanging up on the wall wasted mummy of what it used to be before it went to sleep. The sun set and everyone was eating dinner except Amber who was freaking out at her own home four miles away.
"Where the fuck is that pan arg which box was it in I know I labeled each box but seriously " Amber whispered harshly looking through some of the boxes labeled "kitchen" then she finely found the stupid pan. "Now I can have dinner now where was the ramen at….ouh yeah its in the kitchen" grouched Amber walking towards the cooking room, later after all the cooking, eating she soon went to sleep on the annoying old inflatable mattress in the middle of the living room with thoughts of how would she make this her own place….and hopes of no one room finding her here. The night outside was quiet there was peaceful crickets for once everything was at peace, the young women didn't know of the horrors that she would face in the future with the bat out of hell. The great ball of fire in the sky rose up to light up the country from its slumber. Amber still sleeping away till a loud knock came to her front door startling the young women.
"Hey is does an young women named Amber live here" spoke the visitor waiting for the owner to answer.
"Fine I'm up cheese and crackers man" grumbled the owner sluggishly towards the door way. As the door opens a young blonde man is standing there wearing a white tank top and levis. "wow he's cute" thought the fully awake Amber staring at the man.
"Hey I'm Jack Taggart Jr, but you can call me Jack I wanted to greet you to the neighbor hood how ever small it may be" spoke Jack Taggart Jr, "also I wanted to see if you needed any help with settling into your new place and any help fixing things just call me ok" assured Jack Taggart Jr shaking her hand.
"So you just came here to say hello to little old me?" said Amber looking at him hands behind her back .
"No its just my Dad wanted me to check up on you and if he wanted to know if you would join us for breakfast since you just got here and haven't even un backed yet" Noted Jake jr. wishing she would join them its nice to have another person around.
"Fine I'll be out in a bit let me get changed ok" spoke Amber as she ran upstairs to change into something clean. After what seemed seconds Amber came back down stairs in a layered shirt still all black clothing. Soon they were in his car driving the four miles to his Dad's house. The hills were nice and green reminding her the nice trips with friends to get away from town. The weather was so nice one could sit in a field and forget all their worries, clear blue skies it wasn't as hot as the day before but it was alright.
"So Amber was it," spoke up Jack trying to start some conversation with Amber in the passengers seat, who was looking around outside as much the windows would permit her.
"yeah" was her faint response as she lazily looked out ward .
"Have you heard about the local legend?" smirked Jack side glancing Amber who quirked up at the sound of local legend.
"You know that 'Bat out of Hell' thing my old man has well it has to do with that, they say it wakes up every 23 years" Jack pause to see if she was paying attention to his story and she was with a simple yes and a nod. "that's all I can remember. My old man will have to tell you the rest" finished Jack as the car pulled in to the dirt road towards the farm house. Amber was curious about this local leagued, yet a memory of her past sprung up into her skull
Small flash back(Ambers pov)
"Hey freak where's my lunch money!" wailed Kelly the cheerleader caption using her boyfriend to push me around like every other day, man my back hurts great hope they didn't broke it don't want my parents questioning why my back or arm is broken of course would they care ouh no mommy and daddy don't give a bull shit only David and Camille matter the black sheep can be scarified.
"Give my girlfriend her money or you wont have a head Millerson, so puke it up" thrashed the stupid jock again. Not hearing my cry that I have nothing as always………
(end of pov)
"Hey Amber hellooo come back to Earth" cried Jack waving his hand "Helloo you still in there" repeated the young man. Not noticing the car had stopped
"Humm…what you say?" woke Amber responding to his voice shock her head from those memories looking back Jack who in turn spoke
"I said you coming in?" repeated Jack from the door step walking through the door leaving Amber to catch up with the smell of delicious food reaching her nose made her walk faster to the door.
"I see Amber agreed to a free breakfast" shouted Mr. Taggart from the barn still in that old rocking chair. Amber just thought was ,if he was ALWAYS in the old barn, him and that shot gun. With Jack setting the table , and Amber sitting there feeling out of place her hands laying on her lap staring at the table.
"Could you give my Dad his breakfast he wont come inside to eat," kindly spoke handing over two plates of bacon, eggs, with a waffle, "I'll bring you guys your drinks in a bit" finished Jack jr striding back to the sink while Amber balance two plates, and utensils towards the barn next to the house.
"Mr. Taggart sir here's your lunch Jack will be here with the drinks," sat Amber next to the aged man who never left the sight of the mummified figure hanging on the wall not even when he was eating. "So…um….did you make the breakfast or did you son did it for you" wondered Amber looking at both her plate and the man next to her who had clean the dish griping the rifle glaring daggers at the dried creature.
"Yes he made it, since I was here before dawn," croaked the man checking the barrel for ammo. Taking a side glance at the young women next to him who just started her morning meal. "Would you like to hear the tale of the Bat out of hell Amber…?" questioned Taggart.
"Yesha sir" Amber spoke through her full mouth munching on the waffles greedily like a little child.
"Well it all started about 20 years when the creature woke it took a young couple, a girls brother, and my son, this monster wakes every 23 years every spring for 23 days to feed….and you know what he feeds on," paused Taggart looking at Amber's raised brow ", on humans us" finished Taggart who lowered his head ,griped the rifle at the mention of his younger son Billy. Amber just look at him then towards the Creeper with a look of amazement at the rest of the tale of how he caught it , something that looked like it could belong to the museum of natural history. When Jack jr, startled her by handing her a glass of orange juice in her face
"Here Amber thought you might be hungry" laughed the young man who only smiled at how the girl was surprised by a small thing like that. After some talking all three of them started talking about this and that, but not once had the creeper been mention or this child named Billy leaving Amber to wonder what will happen when the creature wakes.