THE SHANNON LAKE JUMPER A young woman is sitting on the icy edge of the Shannon Lake Bridge, contemplating her jump. Just as a man jogs by, she plummets to her death. He attempted to catch her, but was not fast enough. He jumps in to pull her body out of the freezing water; finding a pulse, he calls in to report the incident. He rides with them, suffering a few bumps and scrapes of his own, and finds himself staying by her side. Soon, she is rushed into ICU, and the guy is left wondering what actually happens. With no relatives coming to claim her after a few days, even though everyone knew Autum Pearson and her family since she's the star of the Béchamel College state-bound women's volleyball team, the guy becomes the only person allowed to visit her while she remained in a coma for weeks. As a student of medicine, he knew that the simple act of talking to a comatose person can help awaken certain parts of the brain. He did anything and everything, to the amusement of the hospital staff, to keep Autum's mind stimulated. Curious about this woman he's become accustomed to caring for, he begins to talk to her friends, coworkers and instructors about her, learning about her favorite music, books, TV shows, anything familiar to her he could use to help wake her up. That's when he began to learn that this woman was not the happiest person in the world, even though she appeared to be to others. His one-sided connection to her seems to bring about strange daydreams about her throughout his daily life. He can be sitting at a coffee shop during lunch and suddenly see her walking down the street, smiling and waving to him like he's known her forever. They gave him the oddest sensation that she was trying to tell him something, show him things that he was missing... After a few months out, one day she began to show signs of improvement. And then a week after, she started to respond to stimulation - voices and touch. The news reports on the event had the entire town overjoyed that their college volleyball star would recover well. Then, on the very night she actually woke up for the first time in two months, someone stowed into her room... and attempted to murder her. Now, the hero and a local police investigator are trying to understand why Autum tried to commit suicide in the first place, and why someone out there didn't want her to wake up. Unfortunately, Autum has no memory of hardly anything once she was alert, and literally has to be retaught the basics of living. The hero everyone knows, who helped Autum wake up, is now her voice, her protector, and her investigator. His pledge to help this woman will lead him into a dangerous underground world hidden in this simple, small town; one that will take him to places he never knew existed. ********** Béchamel is a small town settling within the cusp of winter - end of October - December, heading towards the New Year. Everyone knows everyone there; like one big happy family. Unfortunately, there are a few black sheep, and Autum's family holds several of them. But regardless of her home life, Autum [Phi Chisym] has been a bright star hovering above it all....or so people thought.... The Hero [soulpelt] is the young doctor who rescues her. He is new in town; just transferred there from the hospital he was a resident in from up state about three months ago. So, he only knows a few people, and he has no clue about the 'town misfits' or 'gossip-makers'. But, he will. The Investigator [Osiris Gainsborough] from the police department who's just far too serious about his job. He knows everyone, of course, even those who thought they were invisible. He's suspicious about everyone in town, because not all are as perfect as peaches. Autum's friends, co-workers, ex-boyfriend - are NPCs for play. They are the actual gears that drive this story forward, the people the Hero & Investigator will have to connect to in order to learn more about Autum. Together, they'll help crack the biggest story that hit this town since...well, forever! Autum's dead-beat mother, absent father, missing brothers - these are all Major NPC Charries that will pop up from time to time, some less than others. They are the secondary driving force of this story. They will be questioned by the Hero and the Investigator about Autum's life and activities in the past month that they feel lead to her decision to attempt suicide. The Baddie - This person is a prominent member of the town, but he runs a secret society that pretty much runs the town and pays for practically everything there. He has Members that are his hands and feet; doing all the work for him. Members are NPC's, Baddie as well, unless someone within the three RPers care to keep the Baddie permenatly. Mentioned Extras: Kelsea Sulbert - Autum's friend/co-worker at Cedar Hollow Dodge dealership. She is also a student at Béchamel College - Business Management Major.