Allure… The Gathering
One Moment I Was Flying… The Next… Vincent Flew Us Through A Two Story Building Open Window… In The Heart Of New Orleans…
Once Inside, Vincent Took Several Steps Back And Stood By The Window… Glancing Down At The People In The Streets Once In A While…
The Room Was Completely Dark.
“Why Are You Here…” A Voice Spoke From The Darkness… It Was La Fon
New York City, New York
Three Custom Motor Bikes, One Red, One Yellow and One White weave their way in and out of traffic through the Busy City Streets of New York.
Each of the riders is wearing Leather One Piece Biker Suits, which match the color of each of their bikes… Including matching helmets.
The three of them park their bikes out in front of a very tall building, in sinc… And walk one by one in sinc, helmets still on, into the building.
The doorman nervously opens the door.
The three of them enter an elevator… Inside the elevator there is a young couple making out.
The height of the bikers varies… In white, the biker is about 5’8″, in yellow, about 5’11″… And in the red, about 6’3″ tall.
The couple doesn’t seem to mind that the three of them have entered, they just keep on making out.
Each of them then takes off their helmet, the one in white is a beautiful Japanese girl… Erica… She looks at the couple, then punches floor 20, and the doors close.
The one in red then takes off his helmet, he is a very serious looking black man… William… But his friends call him Billy.
Finally the one in the yellow takes his helmet off, and he is a white haired German looking guy, with extremely light blue eyes. Peter. His friends don’t dare call him Pete.
All of them look in their mid to late twenties.
The white haired German elbows lightly the guy kissing the girl, who turns and looks at him…
“Hey watch it man!” he says, then goes back to kissing.
The German smiles at Erica, then William… Then back at the man kissing the girl “Aren’t you going to share??” asks Peter.
With this the guy stops kissing again, and looks at him again… This time raising his finger to Peter’s face.
“Look man…” he says, but then Peter grabs his arm, and breaks it.
“AHHH!!” the guy yells, and Peter lifts him off his feet, and pins him up against the elevator wall.
Before the girl can scream, Erica presses her finger up against her mouth, and smiles at her… Erica’s eyes glow red.
“Shhh…” she says to the girl.
William hits stop on the elevator.
10 MINUTES LATER
The elevator arrives, and the three bikers, holding their helmets under their arms, step out, and make their way down the hallway.
Within the elevator, the couple are not to be seen, other than a hand that is sticking out of the vent in the ceiling, with blood dripping from it.
AN OFFICE AT THE END OF THE HALLWAY
They enter the office.
In the office are two very well dressed dudes in maroon suits, one on each side of the room.
At the back of the office there is a dark haired man, in a dark blue suit, standing behind a blond woman at a desk.
The man’s name is Braden.
The woman is also wearing black, and is called Elise.
“You’re late” speaks the woman behind the desk.
“We stopped for a snack…” responds Erica with an evil grin.
The dark haired man steps forward.
“Eat on your own time… Don’t waste ours” the bikers look at one another, then at the man, and nod in agreement.
“Did you speak to the Biking Gang Leaders?” asks the woman.
“We did” replies Peter.
“And?” asks Braden.
“They’re in…” speaks Erica.
“They look forward to proving their worth to you” Erica continues.
“Good…” responds Elise.
“We’ll be in touch” speaks Braden, and the three bikers leave.
Suddenly Vincent steps into the room, his familiar green eyes glowing.
“You’re sure La Fon will not interfere?” Elise asks Vincent.
“He has no interest in the ‘gathering’…” replies Vincent.
“Will he interfere??” insists Braden.
“I don’t think he will” replies Vincent.
ARRAM’S HOME TOWN
ARRAM’S 17TH BIRTHDAY PARTY
There’s about 16 different boys and girls from Arram’s high school, all drinking punch, and getting ready to take a swim in Seth’s parent’s pool.
Meanwhile Arram is sitting alone, Indian style, atop the patio table.
She’s wearing black leggings, and a long light blue sweater that goes down close to her knees. She’s also wearing dark blue converse high tops.
She’s staring at her cell phone, and holding an unopened envelope marked “Arram”.
Seth steps up to her.
“Still haven’t heard from your uncle Tom?” asks Seth.
“Not in several weeks” replies Arram.
“He sent me this” she holds up the envelope “…but I don’t want to open it”
“Why not?” asks Seth.
“I don’t know… I just don’t” she replies.
“Well…” Seth sits next to her on the table “…maybe he’s just giving you your space”
She looks over at Seth, whose obviously trying to cheer her up “Maybe” she says with a slight smile.
“GET HER!!” suddenly several of the high school students grab Arram, carry her over towards the pool.
Just before they toss her in, she hands the envelope and cell phone to Seth.
Then in she goes.
Once in the water, she tries to pull her dark purple hair out of her eyes, only to see all of them start to sing.
“HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TOO YOU!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR ARRAM!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!”
Arram looks up at Seth and smiles.
Part One – Daisy Arram
Part Two – No Invitation Needed
Part Three – Uncle Tom
Part Four – The Night Will Come
Part Five – Tall… Light… And Armed
Part Six – Cold Night
Part Seven – Guests With No Breath
Part Eight – Wolf, Man… Vampire
Part Nine – The Escape
Part Ten – Too Late
Part Eleven – The Wounded
Part Twelve – The Hunt
Part Thirteen – Thomas
Part Fourteen – The Truth
Part Fifteen – Victoria
Part Sixteen – 17
Part Seventeen – Unholy Alliance
Part XVIII – Tough Times
Part XIX – The Return