Soooo, HERE'S the link to the OOC thread and signups. TWENTY YEARS AGO Behind the wallpaper of the house lay the scribblings of a madman. The new couple were greatly disturbed by the mad writings of a creature named "Slenderman" on the wall when they first moved in, so they just decided to cover them up with floral wallpaper. The house was great, other than those dark and disturbing messages underneath the wallpaper. The couple lived in there for five years, and nothing unusual happened until their daughter, Kate turned five. It was on her birthday that the parents noticed something odd. They had brought out the birthday cake and had set it on the table, and Kate's mother felt a strange sensation, as if someone were watching her. She turned to see a man standing in the forest behind their house. Their daughter blew out the candles, and the room was plunged in darkness. When the lights were turned back on, the man was gone. And that was only the beginning. At 2:00 A.M the mother woke up from a nightmare. She walked down the dark hallway to Kate's room to check on her, and she saw Kate standing upright on her bed, staring straight into the hall behind her. "He's here." The girl whispered, then fell forward into her mother's arms. The mother was deeply disturbed by this, and briefly thought of the scribblings behind the wallpaper, the words that covered all of the walls in the house. What was it that the man had said? The next day Kate drew a drawing, and she didn't let anyone see it. "Don't you want to show mommy the drawing?" Her mother asked, and Kate shook her head, eyes wide, clutching the drawing close to her chest. Then Kate seemed to hesitate, and showed the drawing to her mother. It was a drawing of a man in the woods. That picture sent a chill running down the length of her spine. Two nights after that Kate's mother was up at midnight, e-mailing her friend about the newest developments that have been occurring. Suddenly her computer screen crackled and shut down. She stared at the black screen, and in the reflection she saw a faceless man standing in the hall behind her, just outside the kitchen. Kate's mother turned around to see nothing there. A week later Kate's mother woke up to a scratching and tearing noise coming from downstairs. She came down to see Kate tearing all of the wallpaper off of the walls, whispering to herself about something. Then Kate pointed at something in the living room. There was something there. Kate screamed, and the lights went out. Then the lights went back on, with Kate lying on the floor, in the middle of a large circle with an X through it that was drawn on the floor. Kate had a large gash across her arm. Nobody has heard from the family since, and the last thing anyone has heard from anybody was a cryptic e-mail sent to a friend a day after Kate had been injured. It told of what happened ever since Kate's birthday, and then six sentences. DON'T COME. HE'S HERE. STAY SAFE. KEEP AWAY. DON'T LET HIM GET YOU. * * * * * PRESENT DAY I laughed as the wind blew into my face, pushing back my hair. Rick grinned behind the wheel, and sped up a little bit more. The forest passed us in a blur, the road flying beneath us. Me, Rick, and two other friends were speeding down the road in his new convertible, and he was letting us ride it for fun. I watched the scenery, and saw something odd pass by with the trees. "Wait Rick, back up the the car. I saw something." Rick gave me a confused look, but backed up the car. The forest cleared away to show an old house, black and warped, with broken windows and closed shutters. The whole nine yards. Exactly what I always imagined a haunted house would look like. "Look at that house! Isn't it cool?" I said, pointing at the abandoned house. Rick turned to me with a raised eyebrow. "This is what you wanted me to back up for? Okay, it's an old house. What's the deal, Paige?" "Looks mysterious. You love mystery, Rick! Come on, let's check it out!" I said, gesturing to the house. I could tell that he was trying to decide if it was worth his time or not. I turned to my friends sitting in the back. "C'mon, what do you guys think? Up for a little adventure?" EDIT: Her name is Paige. Thanks for the comment, I never would've caught that.