Thursday, August 18, 2011

One Down

Still half asleep, I stumbled down the stairs around 8am this morning and made my way to the kitchen. I mumbled a “g’morning” to Hawk and Eternity who were sitting at the table, eating breakfast. Walking to the door, I grabbed the shotgun that was leaning against the doorframe and went out to get the mail I had left in the box yesterday. Almost to the mailbox, I tripped over an arm.


I stared at it for a while, blinking in confusion. Why..? Why was there an arm in the driveway? I looked around for the rest of the body, but found nothing. No blood. No ripped up clothing. Just…a sleeveless human arm. Did Eternity and Hawk have both their arms? I thought they did. Surely I would have noticed if they didn’t, right? Probably. Losing interest, I kicked the arm across the wards and continued on to the mailbox.

Of course, once I read Hawk’s post, it made sense. Apparently the Rake had retrieved his victim’s arm and tossed it into the driveway. What the hell was that proxy thinking? Was he suicidal? Was he coming to talk to us?

You know what? I can’t bring myself to care.



  1. Maybe he's asking if ya'll need a hand? ;)

  2. Well, that's something unneeded to wake up too.
    At least it's one less thing to worry about right?

    @Gallows Hahaha, puny.

  3. @0harts: Yeah, it’s one less person that’s trying to kill us. I’m just glad I only tripped over the arm, and not the whole body.

  4. The arm. Really. What the hell, Rake..
    But you're right, at least he didn't dump the whole body out front for you.
    Unlike deer, we can't eat those..

  5. @Hawk: I’ve looked around and the body is just…gone. No blood, no shredded remains of clothing. I thought there would at least be some blood on the ground…

  6. Rake seems like a strange creature when it comes to what I can only guess is his food. He had probably brought you a gift, like a cat but only more menacing, and left the rest of the body elsewhere to do whatever it is he does.

  7. Not exactly what you want to see when you go out to get the mail in the morning, is it?

    Still, I have to wonder if 0harts is right about the leaving of a gift, or if this Rake is trying to unnerve you or something.

  8. @0harts: God only knows what it did with the body. I haven’t found it and I don’t think I’ll ever find it.

    @Zia: Heh, no.

    I don’t know if it was a gift...perhaps threat would be the better term. I know the Rake is a lot smarter than he acts…