A Candle in the Night

From Texas to Mexico City

A chance encounter in a small town. That’s all it took to bring three people together. A disgraced young doctor, an ex-military man and a local BLM agent teamed up to help look for a young boy that went missing that morning.

The boy, Jacob, was in the back yard playing. His mother, Mary, was doing laundry, getting ready to hang the sheets to dry. She stepped out the back door and froze. A large coyote like creature was standing over the still body of her son. She tried to scream, but can’t, only able to focus on a pair of red eyes looking at her. The next thing she remembered was running down the street, crying, yelling her baby is gone. Jim, Edward and Steven started looking for the child. They found a small den that the child had been drug off to. Within the den was a female canid and three pups. After killing the creatures, the body of the adult creature was brought back to Steven’s house and autopsied. It was deduced by Steven that the creature was in fact a Chupecabra. The group decided to put the remains in Steven’s freezer chest as they try to figure out exactly what to do with it.

Shortly after that, the group is notified of a very unusual medical case that arrived at the local hospital. A young woman had been brought in by a couple. She was showing signs of advanced and extreme anemia, as well as bruising and bite marks through out her body. Getting the woman to talk, they learn that she is the mistress of of a man who claims to be a vampire. Deciding to bring her back to Mexico City, they make preparations for the long trip, get the woman from released from the hospital, and took a long drive.

When they reached Mexico City, the woman, Rosalinda, directs them to a small business building. They are admitted into the building, despite it being after hours, and led upstairs and eventually into the office of Don Alejandro Diego de la Varga. He thanks them for bringing his beloved back to him safely, if a bit earlier than he planned, and offers them pay for their trouble, as well as the opportunity to work for him in dealing with his enemies.

The group turned down the offer for the moment. While still in Mexico City, they hear news of a major bridge collapsing, killing hundreds of people in a freak accident. Steven starts doing some searching, and noticed a pattern in accidents throughout the city. All accidents, causes usually listed as “unknown” or “natural” have been escalating since earlier in the year, both in time, frequency and destructiveness.

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