December 3rd, 11:53 P.M.
When Andy woke up, his hands were bound by chains and he was hanging from a basement ceiling. The room was cold and dark. The only thing he could see was the faint light coming from the door in front of him. Soon the sound of heavy boots walking down steps echoed throughout the basement. The little amount of light that peered from the door had now disappeared as the mysterious figure behind the door covered it up…
December 3rd, 6:10 A.M.
Bells were ringing, Andy had tried to avoid his alarm clock by hitting the snooze button but after the second alarm he knew he needed to wake up. He opened his eyes and stared up at the ceiling, the alarm was still ringing but he didn’t acknowledge it.
A different ringing had now begun, It was coming from the bathroom. Andy got out of bed and headed over to the bathroom door, his cell phone was on the bathroom counter. He let out a sigh, thinking it was his work calling. He picked up the phone and noticed it was his ex-girlfriend Delilah. He answered it eagerly.
“Uh, Hi Delilah! I wasn’t expecting you to call me, it’s been about a year now, we haven’t spoken for a-” Andy was cut off by Delilah.
“Sorry Andy, this isn’t about us. I called to tell you something else.” Delilah said with a worrying voice.
Andy spoke softly. “Oh. What is it then?”
“it’s about Matt… He’s dead.”
Andy sat in silence for the next 5 minutes as Delilah explained the murder of Andy’s old friend. Matt was a childhood friend that grew up with Delilah and Andy, together they went through elementary school, middle school, and high school. When they had all graduated Matt went off to the military.
Andy had assumed the murder was military related, but Delilah had informed him that Matt was on the way back home and he was murdered en-route. The news had put Andy into great grief, and he decided he would call out for work and meet up with Delilah.
December 3rd, 10:00 A.M.
Noon was when Andy had planned to meet up with Delilah, The two were together for 4 years when they broke up and hadn’t spoken for a year. Delilah had broken up with Andy, claiming it just wasn’t working. He knew there had to have been some other reason, but he didn’t want to bring it up because of the mutual death of their friend. He knew he needed to cover up his feelings for now.
After watching the news for a bit, his phone started ringing again. This time it was a call from an unknown number. When he answered the phone and said hello the response was a chilling silence. Andy waited a while before saying hello again, and just when he was about to hang up, a faint sound came through the speaker. It was the sound of a man breathing.
“Who is this?” Andy demanded.
The man on the other end hung up. Andy looked around his living room, as if he was being watched. He headed over towards his window to look outside. Snow was the only thing he could see. He shut his curtains and locked the front door.
December 3rd, 12:15 P.M.
Andy was waiting patiently at the local coffee shop. He was expecting his old lover to show up at any moment. He was looking out the window every chance he could, not only because he was looking for Delilah, but because of the phone call he had received earlier that morning. He couldn’t help but think that maybe the man who had called, was somehow connected to his friends murder.
After finishing his coffee and making sense of this whole ordeal he looked down at his watch. It was now 1:32 P.M. Andy was now worried, He Pulled out his phone and tried to call Delilah, no answer. After several attempts at calling her, he grew angry. He went to try one more time, but instead received a call from an unknown number. The look on Andy’s face was horrific. He put the phone up to his ear and in a shaken tone of voice, he muttered the word “Hello?” The sound of breathing was the response that came after.
December 3rd, 1:47 P.M.
Andy was now on the way to Delilah’s house. He was hoping to find her asleep, but he had a gut feeling that something worse had happened. On the way to her house, Andy was distracted by his phone. It kept ringing and every time, it would be the unknown caller, and every time Andy refused to answer. With each call, Andy became wreck-less with his driving, and he started speeding.
Flashing lights blurred Andy’s vision as he looked in his rear view mirror. He was so engrossed in the situation that he failed to obey the rules of the road. At first he thought that maybe he could just keep driving and lead the police to the house, but instead he wanted to explain the situation to the officers.
He pulled over to the side of the road and at a fast speed. When he hit the brake his car slid around and came to a stop when it hit a pole. Without thinking, Andy opened the door and started shouting towards the cops. Immediately the officer driving the car got out and pulled his gun towards Andy.
“Get Back In The Vehicle!” he demanded.
“Wait, Wait!” Andy shouted back. “I have something to tell you! Its Important!”
At this time the two officers approached closer to Andy, as they did Andy noticed his phone ringing again. This time Delilah’s name appeared on the screen instead of the unknown caller. Once again Andy reacted without thinking and reached out for his phone. One of the cops felt threatened by the sudden movement and ran fast towards Andy. When he got closer Andy raised his hands up, but it was to late. The cop tackled him to the ground and soon Andy was in handcuffs.
December 3rd, 10:00 P.M.
Andy was sitting in a cell when an officer came out and told him that he was free to go. Andy looked amazed as he was released from the police station, and lead outside. The police told Andy that his story was believable, and that they would work their best to find out what was going on. They also told him that Delilah was missing and if he heard anything to let them know as soon as he found anything out.
When Andy was finally released he called a cab and waited near an alley. As he stood there shivering, he noticed a man in the alley staying warm next to a fire. Andy started towards the man, but stopped soon after. He turned back towards the street and headed back. Once he got to the end of the alley he looked back one last time and met a tall figure that stood in front of him. The large man hit Andy with a pipe, knocking him unconscious.
December 3rd, 11:53 P.M. When Andy woke up, his hands were bound by chains and he was hanging from a basement ceiling. The room was cold and dark. The only thing he could see was the faint light coming from the door in front of him. Soon the sound of heavy boots walking down steps echoed throughout the basement. The little amount of light that peered from the door had now disappeared as the mysterious figure behind the door covered it up…
Andy assumed his life was over but was hoping an opportunity would present itself for a possible escape. The man that had hit him with a pipe, was now coming through the door. The man walked in and turned the lights on. The sudden light blinded Andy but once he gathered his sight back, he could see the man clearly.
The man wore a red mask that covered everything but his eyes. He had long black hair that fell down to his upper back. He had on a black T-shirt with dark blue overalls and brown work boots. He stood at around 6’3 and was a very large individual.
“What do you want!?” Andy screamed at the man.
The man was busy with something else when Andy yelled this. The man just looked at him for a brief second and then continued what he was doing. He pulled out a table and set it up right in front of where Andy was being suspended. He then proceeded to go behind Andy and undo the chains that bound him. Andy could hear the man breathing just as he had done on the phone, this time he could feel it as well. It sent chills down his spine, but Andy focused on his potential escape.
When Andy was finally released from the chains he quickly swung the chains towards the man. The chains were caught by the man and Andy swiftly kicked him in the groin as a reaction. When the man let go of the chains Andy went for the door. He ran up the stairs and quickly navigated through the house for an exit. Once outside he looked around to find out that he was isolated in a wooded area. No other civilization was around him and a blizzard was headed in his direction.
December 4th, 1:32 A.M.
Fear had brought Andy into the cold and lost inside the woods. Adrenaline had got him this far, but he couldn’t continue now. He sat himself next to a large tree and closed his eyes for a brief second. When he opened them again he could make out a figure moving in closer to him. He didn’t fight, he just closed his eyes again and sat there silently, waiting for his fate.