Author's note: Hi everyone, this is my first fanfic so if you think there is something I can do to improve on my righting, please tell me. This story takes place 2 years after the events of the first Alan Wake game. This story revolves around a high school student who is on vacation with his parents, who are all taking a cross country trip during his summer vacation. After having just driven through Seattle, the family makes a stop in beautiful Bright Falls. After hearing that the town's annual festival "Deer Fest" is only five days away, the family decides to stay for the festivities. After renting a cabin in Elderwood National Park and getting into a heated argument with his father, Andrew storms out of the cabin and onto a nature trail to clear his mind, he comes back to the cabin to find it ransacked and his parents not present. How will this new soul fair against the dark presence, will he find his parents, will he be able to drive away from Bright Falls safe and sound, or will he suffer the same fate as Alan Wake.

Disclaimer: I do not own any of the original Alan Wake characters or places, the only characters I own are Andrew Blake and his Parents.


As a child I've always had a flair for the supernatural, and I still do. I would look at things that people had no explanation for and try to give it one. Most people would just say I have an overactive imagination; I call it thinking outside the box. Hi, my name is Andrew Blake; I'm a high school student in my home town of Defiance Ohio. I'm a 6"7' husky white male. My parents are Deb and Mike Blake. I had just finished my freshman year of high school, so me and my family decided to take a cross country road trip during my summer vacation. All along the way I continuously asked the locals of the current town if there were any supernatural hotspots I could check out. I'd hear stories about weird creature sightings or maybe a haunted house with a murderous history, all of these were very exciting to me. Little did I know what my little hobby would stir up when my family's vacation took a turn through the beautiful town of Bright Falls Washington.

It was a cool summer evening the day that my family pulled our blue Ford pickup truck onto the ferry that would take us to the small Washington state town of Bright falls. I was particularly excited to visit Bright Falls; we had stopped for a lunch break in Seattle a couple of miles back and I asked the waiter if there were and supernatural hotspots I could visit while we were here. He, unfortunately, said that Seattle didn't have any; however there was a town a couple miles south that was known to have weird stuff happen. Just to my luck, my dad said that we had planned to pass through the town on our way to California, which made me very excited. After about a half an hour of riding the ferry, I finally saw the town in the distance. We passed under a railway bridge with a big sign on it that said "Welcome to Bright Falls." We all got back into the truck and drove off the ferry. We all decided that it was getting late and we should find a place to have dinner. We managed to find a small diner called the "O' Deer Diner". We all laughed at the funny name and then pulled into a parking spot.

We all entered the diner with squinting eyes; we didn't know why the inside of the dinner was so bright.

"Hello, welcome to the O' Deer Diner, will you be dining in today?" said a woman in a light red diner outfit.

My dad was the first to speak up, "Yes we will be."

She seated us in a booth near the back next to the juke box. "My mane is Rose and I will be serving you today, is there anything I can get you to drink?" she said.

We all ordered our usual drinks, my dad a Pepsi, my mom an iced tea and a diet Pepsi for me. When she came back with our drinks I decided to be the one to ask about the lights. "Mind if I ask what all the lights are for? You've got them all over the place. At the front door, the walkway to the restrooms, even above each seat, it just seems a little excessive."

She smirked a little as if asked this before, and then she replied, "I have a very big fear of the dark; I feel the need to make sure that there is no darkness what so ever. Hope you don't think that's too weird."

"No, I don't think so. There are people who have germ-a-phobia and refuse to leave their house unless wearing a hazmat suit. No that's weird."

She chuckled. "You're right, hey are you folks staying in town for Deer Fest? It's only five days away."

We all looked at each other real quick then looked back at Rose. "What's Deer Fest?" my dad said.

"Well it's an annual festival that we have to celebrate the start of hunting season. Our town is known to be one of the best places to hunt since there are vast forests around the town. There will be rides, floats, food and a lot of fun."

I immediately turned to my dad, "Please dad can we stay?"

"We can but that means we might have to skip a couple of the sightseeing spots when we leave."

"That's ok."

"Alright looks like we'll be staying for Deer Fest."

"Alright, hope to see you there, now can I take your order?" Rose said.

We all ordered a different kind of burger and enjoyed each greatly. Later after we had finished we were about to exit when we heard Rose give us one last "Thank you for coming." I then turned around and asked her, "Hey this is just a hobby of mine; I was wondering if you know of any supernatural sightings or hotspots around?"

She suddenly looked down with a blank look on her face. She then looked up at me and said, "No I don't, sorry." in an uneasy tone.

With that I said, "Oh well, thank you anyway."

I got out to the truck "So did she say if there was anything strange to check out" my mom said.

"She said no, but she said kind of weird"

"What do you mean by weird?"

"She said it like she was trying to hide something"

"Oh well, you can ask some of the towns folk later, right now we need to find a place where we can stay for the night." My dad said.

With that my dad pulled the truck out of the parking lot and onto the road. Little did I know that that was the last time I would be visiting the O' Deer Diner for just food.