6 The Mythics Massacre
—Third Person's POV—
"What is that commotion happening there?"
"It's so horrible enough to shake the whole town."
"What is it? Is someone dead?"
"No, it's not just one but many. Tsk, tsk, tsk. I really can't believe that a girl someone like her did that."
"You know what? I'm really going to punch you. Just get it to the point, what's going on?"
"Seven people found dead in that old church and right now they are looking for a girl named Angela."
"But why? A witness?"
"No, no, no. She's the one who did this.. The murderer."
Many people are compiling outside the old church and trying to get a glimpse of the dead bodies. In the meantime, a lot of police, detectives, and reporters are gathering in one place surrounding the church, while the seven corpses are laying in line covered by a black blanket. Many police officers are can be seen in every place in the town to look for a girl as known for being responsible for this terrible massacre.
In a distant, three detectives are having a discussion about the case.
"Is this really gonna be fine? Accusing a girl as our prime suspect?" A petite blonde girl wearing a simple white polo shirt and black long pants questioning the decision of the police chief. She's a freshman and this is will be her first case.
"Who else then? Officer Lim clearly told us that she's the one who did this. He saw it." A guy wearing eyeglasses said as he writes something on his notebook. He is also a freshman.
The police officer called Lim is one of the search team that was looking for the missing little girl Aby, and when he came to the church that's when they discovered the dead bodies.
"But he only saw that Angela running away and not the time of killing, so he didn't really see her in action." the detective girl said as if she's defending Angela.
"And that still the same, Bea. It doesn't matter if he saw it in action or not, what matters here is that she ran away and no signs of her till now. That just means she doesn't want to get caught."
"So that's why she's the murderer?" she asked in disbelief.
"Exactly. Isn't that right, Detective Khan?"
He said as the both of them look at their senior detective. A tall guy wearing a long silver earring on his right ear, Detective Khan. But while the two detectives were talking he was just carefully looking at the corpses near behind him.
He turns his head on the two detectives, "That's right. Your deduction is getting better, Mario." he praised him.
The guy detective called Mario smirks at Bea, but she ignores him and look at the dead bodies. She walks towards it, near in the smallest corpse.
"Isn't Angela who saved this kid from the maiden?" she asked. But detective Khan only nodded and did not say anything about the case.
"That's the orphanage massacre case and that's already closed as we confirmed that the deceased maiden is the one who killed the children." Mario said, "You were not that time when we had a meeting with these hunters, and how that Angela acted so strange."
Detective Khan on the other hand notices something on the bushes. It's moving as if something is hiding behind these bushes. He tried to get closer on this when an old man suddenly shows up in front of him.
"Long time no see, Detective Khan."
The old man greeted him as he gives his hand to shake hands with him, but detective Khan didn't accept it instead he bows his head on him.
"It's nice to see you back, Chief."
The two detectives run towards them as they saw the chief detective's arrival.
"This small town is really strange don't you think. So many corpses are getting found day by day." the old man said then he walks and looks at each one of the corpses laying on the floor.
"Your granddaughter is not one of them, Chief." Mario informed him.
"Well, then where is she? Didn't you say that you found her?"
"She is missing again, Chief."
He is the chief detective of the group from the big city. The team was searching for the chief's granddaughter that was gone for 13 years, together with its mother.
The chief can't do anything and just let a deep sigh, "I thought I can finally see her... Anyway, report the situation."
Mario is the one who reports the situation, "A total of seven corpses that were found, a child, an old maiden, and five bounty hunters."
The chief glances at the corpses, "Are these the so-called Mythics hunters?"
"Yes." Mario answered.
"And they are also my grand daughter's friends. I still couldn't believe that she's been hunting wanted persons all these years." the chief said.
"It's already been five hours since the corpses were found by Officer Lim." Mario continued.
"Tell me about these hunters." the chief commanded.
"According to my information, the total members of Mythics are eight. Five of them are dead including their leader, Ash. Your granddaughter is missing and the murderer escaped while the other one who were luckily survived named Nami is currently in our care."
"So, the one who did this is one of the hunters."
"Yes, Chief. It's a girl and her name is Angela. I'm sure that your grand daughter Akane managed to escape from her."
Mario said while Bea and detective Khan are just silently listening. Bea wanted to talk also but detective Khan stops her, even though she got confused she stays silent.
"Hmmmm... So, where is this the lucky girl Nami?" the chief asked.
"She's in the infirmary room of the police headquarters, Chief." Bea spoke at this time and answered the chief. "She wasn't lucky at all, Chief."
The chief looks at her as he get amused by what she said, "Go on, tell me the details."
"This is actually strange, Chief. Nami only got shot by a gun whereas these five people died because of a knife. All of their bodies had a lot of cuts and a deep stabbed in the heart. Their leader Ash had a severe wound on his stomach but the caused of his death was through stabbing him on his heart. But the strange in this case is that, Nami didn't get a single cut and only got shot on her arm, that's why she's still alive." Bea's deduction that makes them in speechless.
"Hmmmmm.." the chief's expression while holding his chin indicating that he's thinking very carefully regard to what Bea's said.
"I talked to Nami and it seems like she couldn't remember a single thing that happened on this massacre." detective Khan mentioned that made Bea in shock. She also get to talked at Nami.
At the same time, inside a small infirmary of the police headquarters.
Nami is currently laying on the bed and crying. She woke up an hour ago when detective Khan came in to her room. Detective Khan have asked her few questions, but she didn't say anything. She only said 'I don't know.. I don't remember.' in every question. And as the detective left the room she started crying.
"Damn it. Why did this happens? Why did she do that???" said on her mind.
She's still cannot believe all what happened to her comrades, to the family that she only has.. And now it's gone. She clenches her fist tightly as she bites her lips till it bleeds.
"This is not the time to cry. I have to leave this place and find her... I have to find Ela and tell her everything. I have to... As the last task that leader Ash gave to me, I have to find her."
She wipes her tears as someone knocked the door.
"So, this is Nami. One of my grand daughter Akane's friends."
The four detectives come inside the room and see Nami still sleeping. She decided to act like that because she doesn't want to hear any questions from them. She doesn't want to get interrogated. She stays still while her eyes is close and listening to their conversation.
"I have to leave this place so Ela... Please... Be safe, until I find you."
On the other hand, in a deep forest, Ela is walking and breathing heavily while she's holding her right arm to cover the blood that keep on flowing from her wound.
She once again get stumbled and fall on the rocky ground. She screams because of the pain due to her arm and she's been losing so much blood since she ran away and left the town, and right now she doesn't know what to do or what will happen to her. Ela doesn't even care anymore if she will see again the sun or not at her situation. She wants to rest, that's what she only thinks about at the moment.
On the way, there is a big tree ten steps away from her position. That will be her best spot to rest so, she pushes herself to crawl towards that tree. Although her right arm feels so numb she is still trying to get there using her legs and left arm. For some reason, she couldn't understand why she's still moving, why she keeps on walking, why she ran away, why she's hiding, and why she didn't give up.
She just wants to rest but that doesn't mean she wants it till forever. She doesn't care if she will see the sun or not, but she's hoping to see the moon and watch it till the sun replaces it.
After all what happened to her life ever since her grandpa died, she still wants to live.
("It's your fault.")
The demon voice once again disturbing her mind. It doesn't want her to have some peace. But Ela didn't care, she doesn't have energy to fight against this demon voice.
("If you just kill that old lady he wouldn't die, because of you, all this turned into nightmare.")
She ignores the voice and keeps on crawling.
(",because of you.. all of them died. Those people that gave the warmth of a family and the man that you love so much... all of them died because of you.")
She feels like what she's trying to reach is seem so far from her, miles away from her, an impossible distance to reach. She feels like the more she keeps on crawling the more she gets slower... Like a snail, all alone on its shell.
("It's your fault. It's your fault. It's your fault.! You killed them all!")
Like a snail that doesn't have anything else and yet it still keeps on crawling to get the thing that it wants to see. And Ela can be compared to a snail as she doesn't stop on reaching that big lonely tree. It is midnight and the light of the moon never fails its duty, to make everything shine and let everyone know that even in darkness there is a light. And that is why Ela wants to reach that tree and see the source of light.
She keeps on crawling and her demon voice is also keeps on disturbing her even so, she is ignoring it. She's almost there.
("It's your fault. You killed them. You killed those who already considered you as their family.")
Finally, she reaches the tree. It's now in front of her. Ela looks at it then she takes a deep breath as she uses all her strength to get up. She rests her back against the big trunk of the tree while holding her bleeding arm. She's panting. Ela is so tired that she couldn't feel her senses anymore but even so, she looks up to the moon.
The moon who does nothing but to impress every person who look at it on how breathe taking its beauty.
Suddenly, she got frozen by what the demon said to her.
("It's you who killed them. Just like before, you killed that man who was trying to **** you. You killed him. You killed everyone.")
She lowers her head down.
("That's right. Remember it all. Don't forget your past, don't forget who you really are... Zoey.")
Tears start to flow down from her eyes, from her tired eyes.
("It's all your fault, Zoey.")
She didn't say anything, she can't utter a single word or have a strength to stop this demon. She is just letting the tears to express what her heart can't say, even though she has no one there to express it.
The next morning, a little boy with a wooden stick is walking in the middle of the forest. His grandpa at the moment is done picking up some herbs.
"Nayan, don't go ahead by yourself. Wait for me." the old man warned the kid as he starts following him.
"Be faster old man, I'm so hungry." the boy called Nayan said then his stomach let out a loud growl indicating that he's saying the truth.
His grandpa giggles. After picking up some herbs they decided to have their breakfast in the open green field. That's a perfect place to have a picnic together and eat the sandwiches that his grandma made for them.
"Grandpa, I can see now the big tree, so hang in there!" the kid shouted in excitement.
"OK! OK! You can go there first, I'll catch up!" the old man shouted back, "Haaa~ Just what did he think his grandpa is? I'm still strong enough to beat that brat."
He murmured but suddenly he stops walking when his sight caught something on the ground. He squats as he touches the red liquid on the ground.
The old man get frozen, "Wait... This is a blo---"
"Old mannnn.!" Nayan screamed as he runs so fast towards his grandpa.
The old man immediately stands up as Nayan arrives in front of him, "What happened??"
When Nayan's breath went back to normal he starts panicking. His legs can't keep calm while he's pointing the big tree. The old man somewhat guess what is going on.
"THERE'S A CORPSE, OLD MAN!"
To be continued...