Friday, July 20, 2012
(After playing the Call of Cthulhu scenario “Restless Dreams” Thursday with Jeff Smith, Ken Woody, Stephen Turner, and Erik Huffine from 7:00 p.m. to 11 p.m.)
Professor Herbert Loomis, Thomas Vanderholdt, Alan and Michael O’Shea, and Jack Shane stood in the hallway of Brookhaven Hospital near the now-open pharmacy room. Alan sat on the floor in a daze at the events of the day.
Vanderholdt put together a basic first aid kit using
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“What time is it?” Alan asked as he and his brother stood out in the hall.
Michael drew out his pocket watch. It was 11:50.
“It feels later, huh?” Alan said.
“I guess,” Michael replied.
“Been tired a long time.”
The two men quietly talked about the little girl while they watched the hallway.
“What’s wrong with you?” Michael asked Alan.
“Who wants this?” Alan said, holding out the shotgun that he was so bad at shooting.
Vanderholdt took the weapon from his hand. Alan took the shells from his pocket and handed them over as well. The other man handed over his electric torch.
“Listen!” Professor Loomis said. “Listen!”
“Alan, what the hell are you doing?” Michael asked.
Professor Loomis hushed him.
“You all hear that?” Professor Loomis hissed. “Listen!”
“Jack’s in a bad way,” Vanderholdt told them.
They looked in at the man, who seemed to be sleeping on the bed.
“What’s wrong with him?” Professor Loomis asked.
“He has no injury,” Vanderholdt said. “If this is an illness, he went ill awfully fast. I haven’t seen him exposed to a toxin, so–”
“A what?” Michael said.
“A poison,” Vanderholdt said. “So, whatever is affecting him is ... I don’t know what being a year in this
Vanderholdt noted that he had a roof key so they returned to the stairwell and headed up. The key Vanderholdt had fit the lock in the door at the top and they found themselves on the dark, foggy roof of the main building. It was a wide, flat area. A small building with a door upon it proved it to be the Elevator Control Room. The door was closed but the handle broken. A chain link fence surrounded the rooftop.
They noticed several pieces of paper on the roof and collected them.