Albert II Bobby’s Revenge
Bobby has escaped the asylum with Joe’s help, now they are on their way to confront the demon of the woods, but not without help. Bobby has decided to get aid from his childhood friends that survived the bloody nightmare from summer camp. Can they succeed in ending the demon Albert once and for all? Find out in the exciting conclusion of the Albert series.
AN EVIL SURPRISE
It’s late at night, and it’s raining hard as if the sky itself is crying. There is a long
stretch of lonely highway and only one vehicle is traveling down that lonely road, and
that vehicle belongs to a cop and his name is Joe. However he’s not traveling alone, he
has a passenger with him, a man that has just recently escaped an insane asylum, that
mans name is Bobby Sikes. And both are on a mission to destroy a monster once and
“Wake up, Bobby!” Joe shouted. Bobby didn’t even budge, he was leaned up
against the car door sound asleep, there was no amount of shouting that was going to
wake him up. Joe did the only thing he could think off and reached over and punched his
arm, “I said wake up, Bobby! Don’t make me crash this vehicle.”
Bobby opened his eyes just a little, “Can’t a man get any sleep?” he sarcastically
asked. Bobby opened his eyes even more before looking at Joe laughing as he stretched
out his arms in an upward motion. “What do you want Joe?”
“We need to talk some more about, Albert.”
“What more do you want to know, Joe? I’ve pretty much told you everything there
is to tell.” Bobby responded.
Joe glanced over at Bobby for a quick second, before looking back at the road.
“Look, Bobby. I know this is hard for you, but it’s hard for me as well. I just had to
shoot my own brother, so if there’s anything you may have missed you need to try and remember.”
“What more do you want from me?” Bobby asked.
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“I want to know how we can kill that monster. There has to be some way, and you
need to tell me how, if you know.” Joe pleaded.
“How many times do I have to tell you, that I don’t know?!” Bobby responded
with anger in his voice. “We stabbed him, we beat the hell out of him, hell we even
chopped him up with an ax, and then we set his ass on fire, and some how he’s still
alive! I mean he has to be right? Why else would your brother and my childhood friend
try and kill me?!”
Just when Joe was about to answer, all of a sudden Bobby yells, “LOOK OUT
JOE!” he turns his head back towards the road ahead of him just in time to jerk the
wheel making the car veer off the road, if he would have looked up a second later he
would have hit the little girl standing in the middle of the road. Luckily for them their
car landed into a ditch instead of hitting a tree, or worse.
“Damn that hurt.” Joe moaned as he leaned his head up off the steering wheel.
“Hey, Bobby.” no response, so he called out louder. “Hey, Bobby. You alright?” he
asked. This time he could see that Bobby was starting to move around.
Bobby mumbled a few words at first, however after shaking off the initial impact
he started making more sense with his words.“Yeah, I’m alright. Just banged my head,
and I think I broke my damn finger to. How about you?”
“I’m fine, but I think my head is bleeding.” Joe opened up his car door. “Well we
might as well get out of the vehicle, if you can move that is.”
“I can move.” Bobby replied as he got out of the vehicle. He walked up and out of
the ditch to where Joe was waiting for him. “How’s the car?”
Joe looked at him like he was stupid for asking such a question, “Can you not see
that the car is stuck down in a ditch?”
“Sorry, that was a stupid question. But what do you expect? I’ve been in an asylum
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for years now. I can’t tell if that car is toast or not, man.”
Joe didn’t say anything else, he just turned around and started walking away. “Hey.
Where do you think you’re going?” Bobby asked.
“I’m going to make sure that little girl is alright.”
Bobby laughed at the notion of finding the little girl and that seemed to upset Joe
more than anything else. “Do you find my words funny?” Joe asked.
“No.” Bobby answered. “I just find it funny that you actually think that girl was
Joe stopped and turned to face Bobby, “Are you not the one that shouted for me to
“I am.” Bobby responded. “But now that I think about it, I believe that girl was
meant to be a distraction for us.”
“Forgive me if I don’t follow what you are saying.” Joe was clearly getting angry
with Bobby now.
“Think about it for a second.” Bobby said. “If we had hit that girl wouldn’t we see
her dead on the road? Or at least underneath the vehicle?”
Joe stood their silently staring a whole threw Bobby, “Seriously, after all of the
things I have told you about, and after everything you have witnessed, you still don’t get
“Then explain it to me.” Joe said.
Bobby shook his head, “That knock to the head must have done a number on you.
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Albert sent that young girl here to stop or at least slow us down.” he explained. “And
if you don’t believe me, then go find the girls body.”
Joe thought about it for a second, “Damn it.” he said. But before he lost his cool
he remembered that he still had his cellphone.
“What are you going to do with that?” Bobby asked.
“I’m going to call for backup.” Joe answered as he flipped his phone open. “And
hopefully get some help out here to look for that girl, and maybe get my car out of the
ditch.” Joe walked a little further ahead, “Son of a bitch.”
“Something wrong?” Bobby asked.
“My phone isn’t working. It’s not getting a signal.” Joe replied, when he looked
back up at Bobby he noticed lights out in the woods. “Take a look behind you, it looks
like a house off in the distance. Maybe we can get some help there.”
“Yeah, I’m sure they will be willing to help out a couple of strange looking men,
especially since one is dressed in crazy people clothing. Yeah, good call.” said, Bobby.
“Just trust me on this, Bobby. Follow me.” he said, before walking off the road
and out into the woods.
“I sure hope you know what you are doing, Joe.” Bobby muttered as he followed
behind Joe. The two men walked and walked until they had finally came up upon the
house. At first glance it was obvious the house wasn’t in the best condition, and the yard
was grown up with weeds a mile high. But at least there was a light on in the house
which meant someone did live there, that could possibly be willing to help.
“This house is definitely creepy. Nice choice there, Joe.” Bobby seemed to be
more sarcastic with Joe every time that he spoke,“Shut up, Bobby.” Joe said quietly.
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“These people could be armed and dangerous, we don’t know for sure. Do you really
want to piss them off?” Joe moved closer to the front door of the house and motioned
for Bobby to stay put. He knocked on the door, and with his hand on his gun, Joe was
ready for anything. They both waited anxiously for someone to answer the door but
there was no answer at all, so Joe knocked on the door again with the same results as
“Well, looks like there’s nobody home. Can we leave now?” Bobby said. Joe
turned to look at Bobby, but before he could say a word the door slowly opened behind
him. He quickly turned back around, “Hello? Is anybody in there?” he asked. There
was no answer at first, but then there was a faint voice that came from inside of the
house, “Come in, come in and make yourself at home.”
“I don’t like this one bit, Joe.” Bobby whispered to him. “This doesn’t feel right.
And my feelings are usually right.”
“Would you just shut up.” he demanded. “I’m going inside and I will let you know
if it’s safe to come in. Does that work?”
Bobby nodded making sure not to say another word, afterwards Joe turned to enter
the house, it wasn’t long before he had completely disappeared from sight. Bobby on the
other hand stayed outside as he was asked to do, not that he didn’t want to have Joe’s
back and all, its just he knew that Joe had things under control at the moment.
Minutes went by then hours, and still he had heard nothing from Joe after he went
inside the house alone and that started to have Bobby worried. “Should I go inside the house
and check on him? Bobby thought to himself. It didn’t take long for him to make up his
mind either. He didn’t really care if Joe was going to get pissed at him or not, he wasn’t
going to stay put any longer. Just as he approached the front door was when Joe finally
called out to him. “You can come inside now, Bobby. It’s safe.”
Bobby walked inside the house with a slight attitude. “Its about damn time you let
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me know something, I was getting worried there for moment.” He said. Bobby then
noticed that Joe was nowhere insight, which as odd because Joe yelled out that it was
safe. “Joe! Joe! Where are you hiding at?” Right then Bobby felt someone grab his
arm from behind which sent a bolt of fear all through out his body. He manged to
break the hold the person had on him and he turned around quickly to see a gun
pointed in his face. “Hold on a damn minute! I’m just looking for my friend, he came
in here a few minutes ago.”
“Damn it, Bobby! I thought I told you to wait outside!” It was Joe that was
standing there pointing a gun in Bobby’s face. He lowered his gun and explained to
Bobby how lucky he was that he didn’t get himself shot in the head.
“I was worried that something happened to you. Remember when I said that I had
your back? I meant it.” Bobby told him. “Besides you’re the one that told me to come on
in, that it was safe.”
“I did no such thing.” Joe replied.
“Is there anybody in here?” Bobby asked as he completely blew Joe’s response off. “Looks empty to me.”
Joe walked past Bobby, “I’m not sure.” he said. “We both heard a voice telling us
to come inside, that much I’m sure of. Besides, I didn’t get a chance to look the house
Bobby walked ahead of Joe taking the lead yet again, “I guess we better start
looking then.” he looked back at Joe with a grin on his face, “Did you check this room
“I was saving that room for last.” Joe replied.
“Then that’s where I’m going.” Bobby said. He reached out and grabbed hold of
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the doorknob and twisted it until the door slowly creaked open. Bobby peaked around
the corner and inside the room to see if there was anyone there. What he found was a
rocking chair rocking back and forth slowly, making creaking noises as it did so.
“Joe, get in here.” Bobby quietly said.
Joe went running into the room as quickly as possible, “What’s wrong Bobby?
Are you alright?”
“Shh.” Bobby lifted his finger to signal Joe to be quiet. He then pointed over to
the chair that was rocking back and forth. “See?”
“I’m going to walk over there by myself, please stay put this time.” Joe told him.
“Fine.” Bobby said. “Just find out who it is.”
Joe nodded and turned his attention towards the rocking chair and slowly walked
towards it without saying another word to Bobby. “Who’s there?” Joe asked. There was
no answer, “I said, who’s there?” he asked again.
This time the rocking chair stopped and a voice could be heard. “It’s rude to yell
in someone house. The least you can do is introduce yourself first.”
“I’m sorry. My name is Joe, and the man behind me, his name is Bobby.” Joe
“Why are you in my house?” the person asked.
“Well, we had an accident up the road and we just happened upon your house.
We were wondering if you had a phone we could use.” Joe explained.
“You sound like an honest young man to me. The phone is over in far left corner
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of the room. Help yourself to it.”
Joe made his way over to the phone and just as he was about to make the call for
help he realized that he didn’t say “thank you.”
“Where are my manners. Thank you for allowing us the use of your phone.” Joe
said nicely. Bobby on the other hand stood there and hadn’t said a word or moved an
inch, however his curiosity would soon get the best of him. While Joe was making a
phone call, Bobby was getting more and more curious on who was on the other side of
Joe’s distracted, it’s the perfect time for me to make my move. Bobby thought to himself.
While Joe’s back was turned, Bobby slowly sneaked past and over to the rocking chair.
“It’s time to find out who you are.” he said quietly. Bobby jumped around the corner
and right in front of whoever was in the chair, and to his surprise there was actually a
little old lady sitting right there in front of him. Bobby was now embarrassed and had
no idea what to even say to the lady.
“Sorry, ma’am. I had no idea, I um, thought you were someone else.” Bobby said.
Joe finished his call and turned to see Bobby standing in front of the chair, “Bobby,
I thought I asked you to stay put?”
Bobby looked over at Joe and said, “I couldn’t help myself. Something just doesn’t
seem right.” Before Joe could even get out another word he was interrupted by the lady
in the chair.
“Are you youngsters on a road trip?” she asked.
“You could say that.” Bobby answered.
“We’re on an important business trip to be exact ma’am.” Joe added.
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“Oh, I see. Well you two should check out a little old town called E-town. Since
you’re heading to Kentucky anyways, you youngsters might want to trust me on that.”
the lady smiled faintly. It took only seconds for them realize something very important,
how did that little old lady know that they were heading to Kentucky?
“Wait. How did you know where we were going?” Bobby asked her.
“Oh, just a lucky guess sunny.” she said.
That was enough to intrigue Joe, so he walked over with questions of his own for
the little old lady. “My friend here is right, how did you know? We never told you
where we were heading, we just said we needed help.” The lady started to laugh at
them both, it was a high pitched creepy laugh that if you could hear it, you would never
forget it. Then every light in the house went out and that creepy laughter could be
heard all around the two men, and then there was nothing but silence and darkness.
“What in the hell is going on around here?” Joe started to panic. This was all very
new to him, unlike Bobby he’s never had to deal with anything like that before.
“Do you have a flashlight?” Bobby said.
“I’m a detective. Of course I have a flashlight.” Joe snapped.
“Then use it, it’s pitch black in here.” Bobby snapped back.
“Hey, cut me some slack here, I’m working on it.” Joe said. He turned the
flashlight on and started to investigate the room, and that’s when they both noticed the
little old lady in the rocking chair had vanished. The two started to wonder if anyone
had lived in the house for quiet sometime. There was actually no electricity flowing
in the house, and that had left them both dumb founded.
“I told you I had a bad feeling about this place, Joe.” But Joe hadn’t heard a word
that Bobby had said, he was still to busy trying to figure out what had just happened.
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Joe just couldn’t believe that the house was empty. “Joe. You need to snap out of it.”
Bobby was loud enough to wake the dead. “Yes, what you have witnessed tonight so
far has really happened. Stop trying to second guess everything.”
“You’re right, Bobby. I have to get used to this, even though it is a hard pill to
swallow.” he said. “Anyways, lets get out of here. We need to get back to the vehicle.”
Bobby nodded in agreement and out the house they went without any further
discussions of what had just happened. As the men reached closer to their destination a
voice could be heard whispering ever so slightly, “You’re going to die. You’re going to
die. Come to us, and the two of you will die.” it was as if the woods was singing out to
the two men.
“Don’t stop walking, Joe. Ignore the whispers, it’s just that damn girl trying to
stop us.” Bobby warned. “We need to press on.” Before long the two would see
headlights in the distance, “Seems as though someone is waiting for us.” It wouldn’t
take long before Bobby and Joe walked on ahead at a joggers pace. Within minutes the
two had made it out of the woods and onto the highway. They accidentally scarred the
hell out of a man that was walking around the corner of the car, so much so that he
pulled a gun on them. In retaliation Joe pulled his gun quickly and aimed it right back
at the stranger, all this was happening while Bobby was bent over heaving, he had no
idea what was going on until he raised back up.
“Whoa, whoa, there’s no need for the guns guys.” he nervously explained.
“Shut the hell up!” the stranger demanded, all while keeping the gun pointed at
them. Bobby calmed himself and then tried to explain to the man what was going on.
However the stranger didn’t want to hear an explanation, “Didn’t I tell you to shut up.”
“Put the gun down now.” Joe demanded.
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“Why? So you two can rob me, then kill me? I’m not stupid!” the man replied.
“We’re not going to kill you. We just need some help, that’s our car in the ditch
there.” Joe explained.
“Why should I believe you?” he asked.
“Because if you don’t. I’m going to arrest you for pointing a firearm at a cop.”
Joe had a seriousness to his voice this time. The two had a stand off for a few more
minutes, both with firearms in hand. Joe nor the stranger was unwilling to budge, that
is until Joe made a brazen move and pulled out his badge and threw it over in front of
the strangers feet on the ground. “Pick it up and look, the proof is right there.”
“If you move even an inch, I will blow your brains out.” the man said before
leaning over and picking up the badge. He looked back over at Joe and just stared for a
minute before lowering his gun and throwing the badge back over to him. “So you’re
the one that made the phone call. Well I’m the one that was sent to pull your car out of
the ditch, just in case you were wondering who I am.” he said.
The stranger made his way over to his truck and started getting the hoist ready
to pull the car from the ditch. “That was intense.” said Bobby. “I thought for sure shots
were going to be fired.” he sighed and walked over to the edge of the road, where the
man was working.
“To be honest with you I forgot to reload my gun after the asylum incident, I’m
just glad he didn’t shoot us.” Joe joked.
The look of surprise and anger came over Bobby’s face, “What! You fool, you
could have gotten us both killed! What in the hell were you thinking?”
Joe laughed and said, “Calm down, it was just a joke.” he then turned his
attention towards the stranger, “What’s your name, stranger?” he asked.
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“Names John. And no I don’t care much for names or small talk. So how about
the two of you get down here and help me out.” he replied.
Joe shrugged John’s comment off and jumped down in the ditch to help, he knew
that he didn’t have much of a choice, the faster they get the car out, the faster they could
get going. And time was not on their side at the moment. Bobby also knew that as well,
so without hesitation he jumped in the ditch to help out as well. About thirty minutes
of hard work the three men had managed to get the car back
on the road with minimal damage done.
“Do you think the car will still run?” Bobby asked.
“Only one way to find out.” Joe opened the car door and turned the key, the engine
turned over a few times before starting up. “Looks like lady luck was on our side
“True.” Bobby agreed.
“Who’s going to pay me?” John interrupted.
“Don’t look at me. I sure as hell don’t have any money.” Bobby responded.
“How much do I owe you?” Joe asked.
John started adding up the figures in his head, “I would say you owe me about a
hundred and fifty dollars.”
“Sounds reasonable enough.” Joe pulled out some cash and handed it over.
John took the money and put in his pocket, “Thank you.” he started to walk off,
but then he stopped and with his back turned to them he said, “Next time you sneak up
on a man, it can get you killed. I’ll see you two around.” off he walked whistling all the
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way back to his tow truck, and soon after his headlights would vanish into the night.
“That was odd.” Bobby said, before he jumped into the car quickly and motioned
for Joe to do the same.
“After all we’ve been through tonight, that’s what you find as odd?” Joe replied as
he got behind the wheel.
“Are we heading for E-Town or go straight for Albert?” Bobby asked, quickly
changing the subject.
“We should get a hotel room and get some sleep. Then decide in the morning,
when we’re thinking clearly.”
Bobby was tired enough that Joe’s idea sounded good to him, “That Hotel looks
good to me, lets stop and rest there.” And so they did, but it wouldn’t be a night of rest
for the two men, it would end up being a night of nightmares. Joe would dream of his
brother John Boy calling out to him.
“Help me little brother. Please help me.” he would try to run after him, but all was
for not as a shadow would appear with glowing red eyes and pull John Boy into the
darkness. Joe would wake sweating like crazy barely able to contain himself from
screaming, he got out of bed and walked outside to smoke.
Bobby would also have to face his nightmare head on, he would dream about his
friends and family being killed by Albert. Although he tried to prevent it from
happening,there was nothing he could do to save them. He had to watch in horror as
Albert dragged the bodies away, that was enough to wake him up, and like Joe he was
sweating and tried his best not to scream. Bobby to would head outside and join Joe, but
not for a smoke.
“You have a nightmare as well?” Joe asked.
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“Yeah, but mine was more of a warning.” Bobby replied.
Joe looked at him with an expression of wonder on his face, “What kind of
Bobby stared straight ahead for a couple of minutes and answered, “Enough of a
warning that I think it would be best to listen to that old lady.” Joe was confused, and
he didn’t really know what to say. “I don’t know if you will agree with me, but I want to
go to E-town, and I also want to find my friends and family. It’s important that we do so,
and my friends can give us some extra help.”
“I can understand finding your family.” Joe said. “But your friends don’t
remember anything from back then. How can they be of help?”
“I can make them remember, I know I can. This has to be done, Joe.” said, Bobby.
Joe thought about it for a few minutes and said, “But why go to E-Town?”
“There was something about that lady in the house, that told us to go to E-Town.
I think she was trying to help us, and usually when that happens you listen to that
person, ghost or not. And I have a feeling we will find something important there as
well.” Bobby explained. There was no reason to argue, or try and change Bobby’s
mind, and Joe knew that. The best plan of action was to just go along with it, if he
was going to be able to find Albert, and get the answers he sought.
“E- Town first then?” Joe asked.
“Not quiet. Lets find my old friends first. I think that would be the best way to
go.” Bobby answered.
“Do you know where they live?” Joe questioned.
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“How would I know?” Bobby said. “You’re a detective, you should be able to
find them, right?”
“I had a feeling you would say that.” Joe said as he laughed. “Let me make a few
phone calls, then we hit the road, so be ready to go.”
It wasn’t long before both men would be on the road again, this wasn’t going to be
an easy task, or a straight shot to Albert. After being on the road for about an hour,
Bobby could no longer wait to question Joe about his friends. “What did you find out?
Do you know where my friends live?”
“I do.” Joe replied.
“Well?” said, Bobby.
“Well, the one you call Chub’s is in the town we will be stopping at for gas, just
thirty miles ahead. Once done there I will tell you more.” Joe answered. Bobby was
surprised to hear that, he didn’t expect to see one of his childhood friends so soon.
Now his main concern was how he would make Chub’s remember the horrible events
of their childhood and that blasted camp. Question is, how would Chub’s react to
learning the truth, he felt bad for what he was about to do. But deep down he knew it
had to be done, they made a promise to each other, that if Albert came back they
would meet up, no matter how old they were and take him down once and for all.
And that time was now, Chub’s would be first, then finding Tommy would be next,
and then the pieces to killing Albert would be put together. Or so Bobby had thought.
“Here we are Bobby, remember gas first before anything else.” Joe said.
Bobby shook his head, “I still say we should go find Chub’s first.”
“We need gas before we can go any further. And I need to grab a bite to eat and
take a piss. I suggest you do the same.” Joe responded back.
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“Okay, but lets make this quick.” Bobby said.
Joe nodded in agreement, just moments later they did what they needed to do and
was back on the road again in no time. While driving Joe had asked many questions
about Bobby’s friend Chub’s, and Bobby answered the questions the best he could. He
knew Chub’s quiet well, but of course they were childhood friends after all and they
had both survived Albert’s terror.
“Do you think he will remember you?” Joe asked.
“Who knows.” Bobby answered. “But I’m not going to leave until I make him
“Looks like you will be finding out here real soon, because we’re here.” said, Joe.
He pulled the car up into the driveway, and in front of them was a huge two story house.
“That’s unexpected. Your friend must be doing damn good for himself.” Joe said
with a surprised look on his face.
Bobby was caught off completely off guard, “I didn’t think Chub’s had it in him
to be successful, makes me wonder what I could have done with my life.” he said.
“Anyways, we need to find out if he’s home.”
“True.” Joe said. Both men got out of the vehicle and made their way to the front
door of the house, Knock, knock, knock. no answer, the two waited for a moment and
then Bobby started knocking again, this time the door flung open.
“Doesn’t anyone know how to use a damn doorbell!” a voice shouted.
“Sorry, we’re looking for someone. We don’t mean to bother you in anyway.”
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“Who are you looking for? And what makes you think they live here?” the voice
“I’m looking for an old friend of mine, his name is Billy McNown.” Bobby said.
“And I am for certain that he lives at this address.”
The person on the other side of the door stepped out into the open, “I’m Billy,
what do you want?”
“We just want to have a word with you.” Joe interrupted.
“Okay, but make it quick. I’m a very busy man.” Billy responded.
“We just want to know if you remember anything from your days at summer
camp.” Joe said.
“Not this shit again.” Billy angrily responded. “When are you people going to
leave me alone. I told you once and I will tell you again, I don’t remember a damn
thing from back then.”
“That’s bullshit Chub’s.” Bobby snarled.
Joe nudged Bobby, “Calm down. He may not remember anything, I don’t think
he’s faking it.”
Billy was quiet for a moment before he interrupted the two, “Did you just call
Bobby nodded, “It was the nickname, we gave you at summer camp when we
“It sounds familiar to me. And you also said “we” what do you mean by that?”
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“John Boy, Tommy, and myself. Does any of those names ring a bell?”
Billy shook his head, “No, none of those names sound familiar to me at all.”
“What about, Nick, Mark or Steve, or how about Johnny, Spike, Big Tony?”
“Again, I’m sorry. I don’t know any of those people. Why is this so important to
you anyways?” Billy said.
It was clear that Bobby was starting to get aggravated at the fact that Billy
couldn’t remember a damn thing. However he did manage to calm himself down
before asking him one more question. “How about Candice? Do you remember her?
Or did you forget about the promise you made the night she was killed?”
“Candice.” he whispered to himself. Bobby could tell by the look on Billy’s face
that he remembered that part of his past. The look of shear fear crept up on Billy’s face
slowly, and tears started rolling down his cheeks. “I remember now.” Billy wiped the
tears from his face.
“I don’t know how to say this, but-” Bobby paused and lowered his head. “He’s
back, Chub’s. Albert is back.” he looked back up with a serious look on his face, “The
monster from our childhood has returned.”
“There’s no way. There’s no way. We killed him! He can’t be back, it just can’t
be.” It look as though Billy was about to run back in his house and slam the door
“I know how hard this must be for you. A couple of strangers show up on your
doorstep and make you remember a horrible past, that’s rough.” Joe interrupted.
“You have no idea what I’m going through right now.” Billy responded. “So
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don’t you dare act like you know, because you don’t have a fucking clue.”
Bobby quickly jumped back into the conversation, if Billy was anything like he
remembered he knew how to calm him down. “He may not have dealt with Albert or
all of the slayings, but he shares in our pain.”
“How could he know the pain that I feel, or the feeling of fear that is coming back
in waves? Tell me, Bobby. I really want to know.” Billy was getting pissed off at the
both of them, and was close to snapping at any second.
It was then that Bobby decided on another approach, “Do you remember John
“What’s that got to do with anything?” Billy asked.
“This man is John Boy’s younger brother. He’s the reason I’m here now, instead
of being locked away in an asylum.” Bobby responded.
“What? I didn’t know John Boy even had a brother.” Billy had no idea what to
think, he was questioning everything. He even demanded that they both tell him
everything they knew and not to leave anything out. Joe and Bobby did exactly as he
demanded. The look on Billy’s face proved that he understood.
“So what we’re asking is, will you help us fight Albert? We can’t do this alone.”
Billy thought about it for a moment and then answered, “I can’t, I just can’t. I
don’t want to live through that again, I was happy being stupid, it was bliss. Now I
have all these memories flooding back and I don’t know what to do or think. I also
have a family now, I can’t just leave them behind.” But that wasn’t good enough for
Bobby, maybe it was being locked away for so long, or maybe it was the hell he went
through at camp. But he had little emotion for Billy’s situation, nor did he give a damn
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about his family life. All he wanted was for Billy to live up to his end of the promise.
“I don’t give a damn about your family life, you made a promise if Albert
returned you would be there to help finish him off.” Bobby snapped.
“I’m not going to help you, my family comes first.” Billy responded before
turning to head back inside his house.
“Just walk away like a coward.” Bobby told him. “Remember one thing though,
Chub’s. Albert is out there, and he’s alive and pissed off at us, eventually he will want
his revenge. What will you do when he comes for you and your family? Will they still
be first then? You could help us stop him before that happens. But you just go ahead
and walk back inside your house, and pretend we were never here. Pretend that this
never happened go back to living your life and be happy for as long as Albert lets you.”
he turned to Joe, “Let’s go, there’s nothing left here that needs to be done.”
As Joe and Bobby turned to head back for the vehicle, Billy gave chase. “Wait a
second.” he yelled. The two men kept walking on acting like they didn’t hear a word he
was saying, however that didn’t stop Billy from following. “Just wait one damn minute.”
Bobby turned to face him, “What do you want, Chub’s? You already said you
didn’t want to help us, so what could you possibly want now?”
“I want to help, I need to do this. If you are right and Albert is really back, then I
have to do something to protect my family.” Billy explained. “But only under one
Bobby smiled, “I knew there was catch, there always is with you.”
Joe kind of gave Bobby that “shut the hell up look” before asking Billy what his
condition was. “Don’t call me Chub’s anymore, that was in the past. Call me by my
real name, that goes for you too Bobby, we’re not kids anymore. Got it?”
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Bobby started laughing, it looked as though he was going to fall down he was
laughing so hard. Joe wasn’t amused by Bobby’s attitude whatsoever. “Knock it off,
Bobby. This is serious, we don’t have time for childish shit.” Joe said angrily.
“Sorry, I found it amusing that Chu-” Bobby realized that he was about to screw
up so he stopped himself in mid sentence, “I mean that Billy here, wants to forget
about his past when we’re about to meet it head on. It’s just funny.” he smirked. Joe
was clearly getting upset with Bobby, and so was Billy. It was obvious he was pushing
buttons that didn’t need to be pushed. Bobby realizing how close he was to pissing
Joe off quickly defused the situation. “I’m sorry Joe.” he then turned to Billy and
apologized to him as well and said, “I’m not the same Bobby that you remember,
I’ve been locked up for most of my life. I was accused of being a killer, and all of that
changes a man, but I never forgot about the past or my friends. Like you did.”
Billy didn’t know what to say after Bobby’s words, but it hurt, it hurt bad like
knife entering his heart, that much was for sure. Joe didn’t have much to say either. He
just kept his words short and sweet, “Billy, go pack a few things for the road. And
leave a note for your family, tell them to go and stay with relatives just in case.”
Billy nodded, “Will do. And I will make it as quick as possible.”
Right before he entered into his house Joe stopped him one more time.“Hey,
Billy.” Joe said.
“Let your family know how much you love them. It may be the last time you
ever get a chance to.” Joe answered.
“Yeah, I know.” Billy said, before walking back into the house. Billy did as he
said he would, he gathered only a few things, and left a note for his family before
making his way back outside, and getting into the vehicle. “Just a quick question.”
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“What?” Bobby said.
“Are heading straight to the campground to confront Albert?” he asked.
Bobby turned back and looked straight at Billy, “No, not yet. We have two more
stops to make before we bring the fight to Albert.” Billy could see the blood thirsty
look that was now in the eyes of Bobby, he was almost afraid of him and could no
longer see the Bobby of old, the friend that he left behind so many years ago was now
gone. He thought about how if he didn’t forget everything that had happened back
then, would he be the same as Bobby was now, would he have even had a family?
AN OVERDUE REUNION
Hours passed and darkness set in once again, Billy was laying down in the back
seat asleep, while Joe was driving and Bobby was doing his best to stay awake. It had
been a long drive but Joe was unwilling to stop and rest, for he knew their destination
was just around the corner and nothing was going to stop him this time. He was so
focused on driving and lost in his own thoughts, but a voice would soon snap him
back to reality.
“Hey, Joe. Wouldn’t it be wise to rest soon?”
Joe looked over at Bobby and glared at him before saying, “We’re almost there,
so there’s really no reason to stop.” he turned to face the road ahead.
“And I thought I was the one in a hurry.” Bobby replied with a hint of sarcasm in
his voice. He took a glance back at Billy, “Well at least one of us is getting some sleep.”
he said jokingly. Bobby waited for a remark from Joe but he didn’t say a word, all he
did was look straight ahead. Bobby’s attention would not be on Joe for very long
because Billy was starting to kick the back of Bobby’s seat violently and muttering out incoherent words.
“What do you think he’s dreaming about?” Joe asked.
Bobby looked at him with a perplexed look on his face before answering, “What
in the hell do you think he’s dreaming about?” he then turned back to Billy and
reached over the seat to shake him. “Wake up Billy.” there was no answer at first so
he tried again, “Wake your ass up.”
“Leave him alone, Bobby. Just let him sleep.” Joe said. “Besides you need to
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help me keep an eye out for anything unusual.”
By that time Billy was already awake and stretching his arms, “It’s alright, I’m
awake now.” he looked at Bobby then at Joe, “What’s all the fuss about? Are we there
yet, is that what’s going on?” he was confused on why both of them were silent. But
Joe couldn’t stay silent for long and he explained to Billy what had happened, and why
Bobby was trying wake him up. Billy turned and looked out the backseat window.
“Why do I always wake up in darkness?” he whispered.
Bobby overheard the words that Billy had said to himself and couldn’t help but
answer in his own way, even though it wasn’t meant to be answered in the fist place.
“Until we kill Albert, darkness will be all we know. Get use to it”
Joe took a quick glance over at Bobby, “That was cold, Bobby.”
Bobby smirked as if Joe’s words didn’t effect him whatsoever, he leaned his head
back against the seat. “We should be there soon, right?” in Bobby’s mind darkness will
always be his home.
Joe wasn’t sure what to make of Bobby’s new attitude, hell even his own attitude
had changed as well. But right before Joe could push the subject further, Billy chimed
in. “You’re still an ass, Bobby. Anyways, you guys never did tell me where we were
heading to first.”
This seemed to annoy, Bobby and he wasn’t very nice with his answer, “If you
must know, we are going to go find that other so called friend of mine. Like you, he
also claimed to forgot everything.”
That was the last rude comment Billy would take before he finally snapped back,
“Damn it Bobby, I’m getting sick and tired of your shit. I said I was sorry. What
more do you want from me?”
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Bobby was pissed off, and both were sleep deprived as well which added to the
intensity of the situation. Joe had a feeling that something bad was about to happen,
and that just couldn’t be allowed. Lucky for him he spotted a hotel just up the road and
knew he had to stop there and quickly. “Knock it off you two. I’m going to stop at this
hotel, you can settle your differences there. But I be damned if you fight in my car.”
he told them. Joe turned the car recklessly into the parking lot in front of the hotel and
parked. “Now get out of my car and fight outside. I’m going in and getting us a room
for the night.” Joe shut the vehicle off and jumped out of the car, and headed into
Now that Joe had gone inside it was Bobby’s turn to confront Billy and get some
long awaited answers from him. “Billy, get out of the vehicle. We need to talk.”
Bobby said as he got out of the vehicle first and waited for Billy.
Billy wasn’t one for keeping someone waiting, if someone pissed him off he was
in their face in no time flat. He didn’t take kindly to someone bullying him, he had
been like that ever since summer camp. Billy jumped out of the vehicle and was right
in Bobby’s face. “What is your problem, Bobby?”
There was no way in hell that Bobby was going to back down either. “I will tell
you what my problem is with you, but first you better back the hell up out of my
face.” he threatened.
Billy laughed and stood his ground, “Oh really?”
“Yeah, really.” Bobby replied. It was clear the once childhood friends were
about to fight, but maybe that would be the only way they could settle their
differences and find some common ground.
“What are you going to do, Bobby?” Billy glared at Bobby and dared him to do something, he even pointed his finger in Bobby’s face, “I’ll tell you what you’re going
to do, absolutely nothing.”
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Bobby knocked his finger away from his face, “If you ever put your finger in
my face again, I will kick your ass.” he told him.
It didn’t take a minute and Billy had his finger pointed right back in Bobby’s face.
“Look, my finger is right back in your face.” he said as he kept pointing his finger in
his face. “Come on Bobby, kick my ass.” for some reason though, Bobby wasn’t taking
the bait. The rage could be seen in his eyes, but he still didn’t react. Billy would take it
to another level by slapping Bobby, it was a move that he would quickly regret.
Bobby grabbed Billy by the throat and lifted him up off his feet, “Is this good
enough for you?” he asked, his voice was different this time, it was darker, and almost
evil sounding. Billy did his best to break the hold but the more he struggled, the
stronger Bobby’s grip would get on his throat. While inside the hotel getting the room,
Joe caught a glimpse of what was going on outside and out the door he went,
demanding Bobby to let Billy go. “Why should I?” Bobby asked. “He was my friend,
and when I needed him the most he left me to take the fall for everything that Albert
had done! So why should I let him go? Tell me.”
Joe slowly walked closer to Bobby, he was being very careful not make any
sudden movements “Think about it Bobby, if you kill him. You will be no better than
Albert, is that what you want.”
“No, that’s not what I want.” Bobby released his grip on Billy’s throat and
watched as he dropped to the ground gasping for air.
Joe looked over at Billy, “Are you alright?”
“Yeah, I’m alright. He didn’t hurt me to badly.” He was rubbing on his throat
and making coughing noises, he seemed no worse for wear though. However Billy
wasn’t going to let things go so easily. “You could have killed me, Bobby!”
Bobby said nothing and turned towards the hotel and started to walk away. Joe
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was confused at what he had witnessed, What in the hell was he thinking. he thought to
himself. But he should have been more concerned with watching Billy instead, because
he slipped away from Joe and went straight after Bobby. “Hey!” Billy shouted. “I’m
not done with you yet, get your ass back here.” Bobby stopped and turned to face Billy
yet again, he still didn’t say anything, all he did was stand there until Billy was right in
his face, just like last time. “This isn’t over yet you son of bitch.” Bobby still just
stood there like a statue. “Why did you try and hurt me?”
Bobby leaned his head slightly to the left and gave somewhat of a blank stare
before answering, “Did you not dare me to harm you?” Bobby smiled and got within
an inch of Billy’s face, he was so close that Billy could feel his breath hitting him in
the face. “Maybe next time you will think before you dare a person to kick your ass.”
Bobby turned and made his way inside the hotel without saying another word.
Afterwards Joe walked up to Billy and said,
“Watch your step from here on out, Bobby’s a different sort of monster.” Joe
slapped Billy on the back and headed on inside as well. Billy took Joe’s words to
heart, deep down he knew that Joe was right. Bobby was so obsessed with revenge
against Albert, that nothing else mattered.
Soon rays of light could be seen through the curtains over the windows, it was a
sign of early morning. The first to wake was Bobby, and he wasted no time was in
waking the others, Joe was in the same kind of mindset and was in just as big of a hurry
as Bobby. Billy on the other hand wasn’t in any kind of a hurry at all, and put up some resistance.
“Why are you two in such a hurry? Don’t you know what waits for us out there,
not that it’s any better than being here with Bobby.” Billy joked.
“Very funny.” Bobby said, for a moment it seemed like old times. “But we don’t
have the time to laze about.”
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Joe even agreed with Bobby on this one, “Sorry, but he’s right. We have to get a
“Fine.” Billy responded before heading out of the hotel room.
Joe looked over at Bobby and asked, “Is he always like this?”
“Now you know why I wanted to choke his ass out.” Bobby jokingly said walking
outside. That wasn’t the response that Joe had hoped for, but he knew Bobby was
goofing around. Joe also knew that he had to keep a close eye on Bobby from that point
on, just in case he tried to hurt someone else.
It wasn’t long before the trio would find themselves back on the road and with the
town they’re looking for only minutes away, thanks to Joe’s nonstop attitude about
getting there quickly. “Alright you two, we are about there. Please be on your best
behavior, we don’t know what to expect, and we sure as hell don’t want to scare him
off.” Joe said.
Bobby glanced over at Joe and said, “It won’t happen again. You can count on me
from here on out. I can’t say the same for Billy though.” he then took some food out of
a bag and started eating, ignoring all else.
Joe glanced back at Bobby through the rear view mirror and asked, “What about
“Just give me some food and I will keep my mouth shut.” Billy replied.
“Give him some food, Bobby.” Joe said.
Bobby didn’t respond with words, instead he grabbed a sandwich, and a bag of
chips, and tossed them to Billy.
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“Thanks asshole.” Billy smiled. He snatched up the sandwich and chips quickly
like someone was going to steal his food away. .
“Don’t start that shit again guys.” Joe told them. He took notice of a road sign that
said “Ten miles to Grayson County.” Of course Joe being in a hurry floored it and
drove over eighty until the town was in sight.
“So where is Tommy’s house?” Bobby asked.
“Just let me worry about that.” Joe acted as though he didn’t want to tell the others
where Tommy resided.
Even Billy stuck his two cents into the conversation, “I’m confused, we’ve pretty
much passed about every house in town.”
Joe even tried to change the subject, “What type of person is this Tommy guy?”
he sheepishly asked.
“Nice try Joe, but that’s not going to work. Now tell us what we want to know.”
Joe knew the gig was up, with both of them harassing him, it was just a matter of
time before he would get upset himself and blurt out the location of their friend.
Question was, could they handle knowing the truth? There was only one way to find out.
So he whipped the car off onto the side of the road and put the gear into park, bouncing
Bobby and Billy around inside the vehicle violently in the process.
“What in the hell was that all about Joe!” Bobby shouted.
“Shut the hell up, both of you.” Joe said. “I need to tell both of you something
important, but you both have to promise me that you will shut your traps and listen to
what I have to say. Or we’re not going any further. Got it?”
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Both Bobby and Billy nodded in agreement at the same time making sure not to
say another word, until Joe was done explaining things to them. “Okay, so now that
we’re all in agreement.” he paused for a brief second and waited for a smart ass
remark from either of them. Once Joe realized that he could continue on without
interruption he did so, “There is something you guys need to know about Tommy. He
didn’t end up a famous comedian like you Billy. And he didn’t end up in an asylum
like you either, Bobby. Tommy is homeless, and a drunk, and on top of that he’s a
druggy.” he explained.
“Wait a minute, Joe. If he’s homeless and all of that like you say, then what are
we doing here?” Bobby asked. “Tommy will just get in the way.”
“Tommy has a right to face his demons just like us.” Billy interrupted. “It
wouldn’t be fair if he never got that chance.”
“If it will shut you up, then lets go find Tommy.” said, Bobby. “Lead the way
“There’s no need.” Joe responded.
“Why’s that?” Bobby asked.
Joe pointed out towards the wooded area in front of them, “Because we are
already here.” he answered.
“Excuse me?” Billy said nervously.
“That’s right, Tommy stays out in those woods.” Joe replied. “And the three of us
are going to go and find him.”
“In there?” Billy gulped.
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“That’s the plan.” Joe said.
“Then what are we waiting for.” Bobby interrupted. “Lets get this show on the
“I don’t like this.” it was clear that Billy was definitely nervous. “But I don’t
have a choice in the matter, do I?”
“You can stay in the car.” Joe offered.
“Or you can grow a pair and help us find Tommy.” Bobby replied before getting
out of the vehicle.
“You’re call.” Joe added, before turning off the car and getting out, shutting the
door behind him.
“This sucks.” Billy thought about his options only for a second before joining
Bobby and Joe. “How do you even know that Tommy is out here?”
Joe looked up at Billy, “I’m a detective, I know things.” is cocky smile faded
quickly as he explained why Tommy was out in the woods. “Tommy is out there
hoping to find Albert, so he can die like a real man, in his mind that makes sense. But
we know that Albert isn’t here, be on your guard there is no telling what frame of mind
your friend will be in.”
“That sounds like something Tommy would do.” Billy said.
“Well that’s not how things are going to be. Tommy’s not going to die until I get
to confront him, then he can do whatever he wants after that.” Bobby wasn’t one for
patience, and he was showing that with his body language.
“Lets hurry before Bobby here decides to leave without us.” Billy jokingly said.
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Bobby turned and fired Billy a hateful look before saying, “Shut up, Billy.” Joe
had his gear together just in case an unwanted guest showed up unannounced. “If you
two are done arguing like a couple of old ladies, then maybe we can get a move on.”
Joe tossed them both a flashlight, “Just in case our search carries over into the night,
you might need those.”
“Hey, why do you get a gun and we don’t?” Billy asked with a grin on his face.
Joe being a detective didn’t find Billy’s remark funny, “Idiots don’t need guns, it
can be to dangerous. Now lets get moving.” Bobby was looking back laughing at Billy
as he followed Joe into the woods. Billy was getting pissed off and scarred all at the
same time, he wondered what could be waiting for them out in those woods, would it
be Tommy, or would it be Albert the killer. However he knew he didn’t have a choice
but to head into the unknown.
“Hey! Hurry up or you’re going to be left behind.” Bobby yelled out to Billy.
“This seems all to familiar.” Billy said quietly.
“Come on guys, lets get moving it won’t stay daylight forever.” said, Joe. Off the
three men went into the woods in search of Tommy, they hiked for a good two hours, it
was hot and they were sweating profusely.
“I’m definitely not use to this anymore.” Bobby joked, wiping the sweat from his
“Wait.” Billy stopped walking and surveyed the area. “Did you hear that?”
“Just your imagination playing tricks on you.” Joe replied.
Just then a crackling noise could be heard, like branches being broke under the
pressure of being stepped on. “It’s not his imagination. Someone is following us.”
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Bobby explained. “For now lets keep going. Whoever it is will make themselves known
to us soon enough.” and on ahead he walked without looking back.
Meanwhile as the three men hunted for Tommy, something evil was starting to
brew just two hundred miles away from where they were now. Camp counselors were
getting a certain camp grounds ready for the new visitors, a place now called Green
Pines was ready for business. It was a place renamed time and time again so the past
string could be forgotten, unfortunately for them evil can never be forgotten. As the
buses pulled up to let the young campers off, someone was in the distance watching
and waiting, holding his ax tightly in hand. “Everyone look alive! They’re here.” it
was young females voice.
“Oh joy.” the rest said sarcastically.
“This is the scariest part about being a counselor, seeing all the little brats
arrive.” one young male had said aloud.
“Hey! Knock it off you guys, now show some enthusiasm will you.” another
“Thank you, Eric.” the young lady replied smiling brightly.
Eric looked at her an smiled back, it was a smile that would give most women
butterflies in the pit of their stomachs. “Not a problem Heather, anytime.”
“Not a problem Heather, anytime.” a voice said mockingly. Eric turned around
quickly to see his younger brother standing there with a shit eating grin on his face.
“Shut your mouth, little brother. And why are you over here? You’re supposed to
stay with the group when you get off the bus. You know that.”
“I have a name you know, and it’s not “little brother.” And besides that group is
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just a bunch of kids, not my thing.” he said. “But I can see why you don’t want me
over here.” he said as he looked over at Heather and winked.
“Cute.” Heather responded sarcastically, as she smiled back at the young boy.
“You don’t know the half of it baby.” just before he could say anything else Eric
grabbed him by the ear and forcefully pulled him over to the side.
“Would you stop embarrassing me.” Eric demanded.
“Then let go of my ear.” the boy shouted. Eric released his brothers ear, and
watched him rub his ear. “I wish you would stop treating me like a child, Eric.” the
young boy said.
“Then stop acting like one, Jared.” Eric replied.
“You’re a buzz kill, you know that?” Jared replied. “But at least you have good
taste in women.”
“Just shut up and go get your bags.” Eric demanded. “And stay with the group
this time, until told otherwise, you little shit.”
Jared marched off back towards the buses to retrieve his things, bitching about
how stupid his older brother was. “What’s his damn problem? I just wanted to have
some fun like we used to, but every since he’s been in college he has been nothing but
a boring old stick in the mud. Well, I will show him, I’m going to have some fun
weather he likes it or not, maybe even at his expense.” once he reached the bus he
opened up the container on the side and grabbed his two bags. After that he slammed it
shut. When he looked back up Jared noticed something that made him stop in his tracks.
He caught a glimpse of someone or something in the woods watching him, and the rest
of the campers. But whatever or whoever it was disappeared just as quickly as he had
noticed it standing there. Jared wasn’t scared though, he thought that it could be his
brother or another counselor trying to play a prank, or perhaps an animal. Since there
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was plenty of wildlife all around them. Either way his curiosity was peaking and he
found himself walking towards where it was standing. Just then he heard a bustling
noise coming from within the woods.
“Hello? Is there anyone there?” Jared called out as walked a little closer. Right
then he heard a voice whisper to him, “Lets play a game shall we.” Jared laughed,
“Sure, I’m up for a good game. What shall we play?”
“First you have to come and find me, and then I will tell you what game we will
play.” the voice whispered back to him.
“Fine, I will play by your rules. Just be ready, because I will find you asshole.”
Jared replied. He took a few more steps into the woods, however before he could get
any further a hand grabbed his shoulder from behind. Jared turned quickly to see an old
lady standing there, she had long gray hair, and had on some dirty ripped clothing.
“What in the hell are you doing out here, boy.” the old lady asked loudly. Jared
screamed and fell backwards to the ground, he so scarred that he could barely even utter
a word. “Tell me boy, why are you out here?” she asked. “Answer me!” Again he tried to
talk but could not, he crawled backwards trying to get away from her. Jared thought for
sure he was face to face with a real life witch. The lady started to approach him, and if
he didn’t think of something fast, he could be a goner.
“I didn’t do anything wrong, please don’t hurt me lady.” he begged.
She stopped and started laughing at him, her laugh crackled through out the
woods. “I’m not going to hurt you boy. Just wanted to know what you’re doing out
Jared stood up quickly and pointed back towards the buses that could be seen from
where they stood. “I’m with them, we’re here on a camping trip.” Jared was to nervous
to say anything else. And as soon as she glanced up, Jared bolted right past her, quickly
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making his way out of the woods.
“That’s right boy! Get out of these woods and don’t come back here again! You’d
do best to tell everyone to leave before bad things happen to you and yours!” she
warned. Like a ghost she vanished into thin air, all while hiding behind one of the
trees was Albert watching as the old lady chased off the first victim he had eyes on.
But it didn’t take long for him to find a new target, it was one of the male counselors
standing behind one of the buses taking a piss out of sight from everyone else. Albert
smirked as he sneaked up behind the young man and rammed his fist straight through
the young mans back and out of the front of his stomach holding onto his intestines.
The young mans body fell to the ground with a thud and now the ground was soaked
with his blood. Albert stood over the body with an angry scowl before lifting the ax
and swinging it downward and cutting off the head. Albert looked around and smiled
evilly before throwing the body over his shoulder and walking off, leaving the head
behind as a warning to whoever finds it, Albert was back and thirsty for blood.
“Just how far out do we have to go to find Tommy?” Billy asked.
“Billy, just shut up and walk.” Bobby demanded.
“Why don’t you both shut up, and keep up.” Joe said as he picked up the pace.
“And what if I don’t want to shut up?” Billy sarcastically asked.
“Don’t start that shit again, Billy. Or my gun just might accidentally fire on its
own.” Joe replied. It wasn’t long before Joe found himself arguing with Billy, over
something trivial. While Bobby was just sitting back watching the fireworks and
laughing, that is until he noticed something or someone walking closer to them.
“Guys knock it off, someones coming this way.” Bobby whispered.
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“Who in the hell is making all that damn noise.” a voice angrily protested.
Joe pulled his gun at the figure, “Put your hands up, and walk towards me
slowly” it was the cop instincts in him taking over, act first and ask questions later if
you want to stay alive was his motto.
“Now you pull a gun on me? Who in the hell do you think you are?” the voice
“I’m a detective with the New York City police department.” Joe replied.
“Okay. Okay. I’ll do as you say. Don’t need no trouble with the police.” and out
of the shadows stepped a tall rather heavyset black man, his hair was slightly gray,
and so was his goatee. He had his hands straight up in the air, like he was told to do,
“Man, I must be famous to have a detective all the way from New York looking for me.”
Joe slowly lowered his firearm, “You must be, Tommy.”
“That’s me.” Tommy chuckled. “Question is, what do you want with me. I know
I haven’t done anything to provoke the cops in a long time. So tell me detective, what
brings you all the way to Kentucky?”
“I just have a couple friends here that want to say “hi.”” Joe responded.
“I don’t have any friends.” Tommy said. “Besides, why would someone want to
be friends with a homeless man?”
“The what are we Tommy?” Bobby asked.
Tommy stared at him for a moment, it was if some of his memories were trying
to come back, and then it hit him, he knew exactly who he was staring at. “Bobby, is
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that you?” he then looked over at Billy, “Chub’s, you’re here as well?” Tommy then
smiled at Joe, “I think I know what you’re after now detective, or should I say who
you’re after. The childhood promise to kill a demon if it returns has come full circle.
Am I right?” after saying that he turned and punched Bobby in the face and knocked
him to the ground.
“What the hell, Tommy. We didn’t come here for a fight.” Billy said.
Tommy completely ignored, Billy and swiftly kicked him between the legs
dropping him to his knees. “I feel a hell of a lot better now. Man I’ve been waiting to
do that for months now.” Tommy happily smiled.
It wasn’t long before Bobby was back on his feet, “I should have seen that one
coming.” he said with a grin on his face. Bobby started making his way closer to
Tommy, but was quickly stopped by Joe.
“Don’t start a fight, Bobby. We don’t have time for this right now.” Joe told him.
Bobby smiled, as if to let Joe know that if he really wanted to fight Tommy, Joe
wouldn’t be able to stop him nor would anyone else for that matter.
“I’m not going to do anything, not right now at least. I just want a word with him
is all.” Joe hesitantly stepped out of Bobby’s way and reluctantly allowed him to talk
with Tommy. He knew that if he didn’t that could cause even a bigger problem.
“Uh oh, here comes big bad Bobby. You going to kick my ass for punching you?”
Bobby ignored Tommy’s words and walked straight up to him, smiling an almost
evil kind of smile that only Bobby could give. You could tell by the look on Tommy’s
face that he was a little afraid of the Bobby that was standing in front of him, it wasn’t
the same Bobby from his childhood. The man standing in front of him was cold and
calculating, almost evil in a way.
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“I guess I deserved that one.” Bobby then looked back over at Billy who was
still on his knees and said, “But did he really deserve that one?”
In that moment Tommy dropped his guard, “Yeah, both of you got what was
coming to you, man.” he said. “Do you have a problem with that?”
Bobby just stood there smiling, he really wanted to hit Tommy but he promised
Joe he wouldn’t start any trouble, and he was going to keep his word. But he did have
a question for Tommy, “And what about you, Tommy.”
“What about me?” Tommy asked.
“Do you nit deserve the same treatment that you gave us?” Bobby replied.
Tommy started shaking his head in disagreement, “No way in hell do I deserve
the same treatment. You two deserted me when I needed you the most. I lost my
memory, and not only that my life spiraled out of control. Where were the two of you?
Nowhere to be found.”
Those words sounded very familiar to Bobby, those were the exact words that he
had said to Billy not to long ago. But even so, those words aimed at him cut through
him like a knife and that was all he could handle. Bobby grabbed Tommy by the shirt
and yelled in his face, “You want to know where I’ve been? I was blamed for the
murders at that damn camp. And no one was there to have my back, not even my best
friends were there for me. My parents didn’t even give a damn. I got locked away in an
insane asylum for crying out loud. I wish I had memory loss like you and Billy claimed
you had. Instead I remembered everything and I was stuck with that nightmare alone!”
Bobby calmed down and he let go of Tommy’s shirt. “You have no idea what hell is
“I’m sorry, Bobby. I had no idea that you went through all of that alone. If I could
have remembered what happened back then I would have been there for you. Damn
that Albert. This is all his fault! He needs to pay.” Tommy replied.
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That’s when Joe interrupted the two men, “That’s why were here, Tommy. We
need all the help we can get to take down Albert.”
“That’s why I’m out here. I’m hoping to find that damn demon. Instead I found
you guys, maybe I was meant to be out here for that reason instead.” Tommy said.
“Are you sure that is what you were doing out here?” Joe asked.
“What do you mean by that, detective.” Tommy replied.
“I think you came out here hoping to find Albert so you can die, and be
remembered as a hero not as the man you are now.” Joe replied.
“What in the hell would you know?” Tommy was pissed off and he wasn’t going
to take Joe’s words lying down. “You’re just a damn cop. How could you know what
I’ve been through and what I was doing out here in the woods?”
“I know a hell of a lot more than you think I do.” Joe replied back to him.
“Have you had to kill your brother? Well have you?” Joe was getting angry, he
knew if he didn’t walk away he would be the one to lose his cool, not the others. “Lets
get back to the car, if you want to go, fine. If not, then stay here. I don’t really give a
damn.” and off he walked heading back towards the vehicle.
“I think I struck a nerve with your detective friend.” Tommy laughed.
“That’s not funny, Tommy. That man has been through a lot, and he’s helped me
more than you ever have. So leave him alone, or you will have to deal with me.”
Bobby said to him, he looked back at Billy. “You coming or what?”
“You guys go on ahead.” Billy said with somewhat of a high pitched voice. “I’ll
be right behind you.” he slowly made it to his feet, but was still slumped over in pain.
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“Did you really have to kick him there, Tommy? You know you could have just
punched him like you did me.” Bobby said, before making his way back towards the
“You have no idea how long I’ve been waiting to do that to Chub’s.” he replied.
Bobby stopped walking and turned to face Tommy, “You’re lucky that I didn’t do
the same thing to you.” it wasn’t long before Billy had finally caught up with them,
“Just ask Billy what I almost did to him.” Bobby turned back around and started
walking away again,
“What is he talking about, Chub’s? What all have I missed man?” Tommy asked.
“If you want some answers, then start calling me by my name, got it? And you’ve
missed a lot my friend.” Billy said.
“Alright man, I won’t call you Chub’s anymore. Just don’t call me old. Agreed?”
“Agreed. We will talk as we walk, if we fall behind they will leave us here. Trust
me. Oh, and I will get you back for kicking me between the legs.” Billy answered.
Tommy smirked and nodded, he also made damn sure not to fall behind either. In just
five minutes Tommy learned about everything that he had missed.
Right as soon as they all caught back up with Joe at the car, he turned to look at
them. “Are we all good now?” Joe asked.
“Not even close, I got some more questions that need to be answered, detective.”
Tommy replied as he walked up to the vehicle.
“I’m sure that one of them has told you everything by now, so what more do you
need to know?” Joe replied. “And by the way, my name is Joe, not detective.”
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“Okay, Joe.” Tommy said with a sarcastic voice. “Are you really John Boy’s little brother?”
“Yes, I am.” Joe turned his back on Tommy and didn’t want to say much more to
him. However, Tommy was never one to back down, especially to a cop.
“Hey, don’t turn your back on me, cop.” he grabbed Joe’s arm which would prove
to be a big mistake, Joe turned around quickly pointing the gun right in Tommy’s
face. “Hold up man, don’t shoot. I’m sorry, Joe.” Tommy was now afraid for his life
and backed down and fast.
Joe put his gun back in its holster, but now without giving Tommy a warning,
“Don’t you ever touch me again, or next time I will shoot you where you stand, got it?”
“Yeah man, I got it.” Tommy responded. “I just wanted more answers is all,
man. Chill, chill.” Tommy nervously replied, but still tried to act like a bad ass.
“You want answers, then I will give you some answers. And after that you will
get in the car, and shut the hell up.” Joe then turned his attention towards Billy and
Bobby, “And that goes for you guys too.” Bobby just blew the whole situation off and
got in the car without saying a word, however Billy was more intrigued and wanted to
hear what Joe had to say. And if Tommy was going to get himself shot then he wanted
to see that as well. “Now listen closely, I’m only going to say this once. I am John
Boy’s brother, that’s the truth. No my brother didn’t die at some hospital, and no he
didn’t try and skip going to summer camp so many years ago either. He started having nightmares about a demon, and yes that drove him crazy. He disappeared after a while
and once he was found he wasn’t the same. John Boy wanted to hurt everyone and
everything that would get in his way, he even tried to kill me once when I accidentally
made him mad. Our dad tried to stop him and was stabbed in the process, he would
have killed him if I hadn’t hit him over the head with a baseball bat.
My parents knew that he had become a danger to himself and others so they had
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my brother placed in a mental hospital, it wasn’t even a month later before he had
escaped, John Boy was never found. That’s why I became a detective, I wanted to
know the truth and see if I could find my brother, and learn more about this demon in
the process. In the end I meet Bobby, and learned far more than I could ever expect
to know. And yes, I had to kill John Boy. If I hadn’t he would have killed Bobby. So
now Bobby and myself are on a mission to kill Albert once and for all and avenge my
brother. That’s why we needed both of you. There, is everybody happy now?”