We picked back up with Ophelia and Sam walking down college. At first it was somewhat awkward, for Sam wouldn’t have come without having something to say, but at first he seemed to hesitant to say it, but after a few minutes of small talk he decided he would tell Ophelia about earlier that day. Sam states that earlier he was woken up from a nap from knocking on his door, but before he could reach the door he hear a voice telling Sam to meet them at the train tracks. Sam was eager to get to the door for he recognized the voice as Chris Coleson’s, but when he opened the door no one was there. Ophelia made sure that this wasn’t a dream, but Sam seem adamant that it wasn’t. Then Ophelia offered to go with Sam, thinking that he shouldn’t go alone. He agreed looking relieved and they made plans to meet at Panera around 10:00pm. Having a few hours left she when back to the apartment.
Adelle, Jacob, Teddy, and Gin were still making sure that nothing was missing. Adelle and Ophelia then decided to call the cops and report a break in, because of this Gin and Teddy left taking all of the weapons with them. The cop arrived and took pictures, tho he wasn’t completely convinced that Ophelia and Adelle didn’t know who broke in. He said that it wasn’t very likely that they would find who broke in, and left. The girls then called maintenance and had a new lock put on the door. It was then decided that Adelle and Jacob would be waiting at Oasis as backup, as Ophelia and Sam walked to the train tracks.
Ophelia met Sam outside of Panera, and they started walking towards the train tracks where the suicides have been. Ophelia started trying to make small talk, but that ended quickly as Sam hasn’t been attending classes, and he has been in CAPS every day talking to Annie Burnett. They then continued the walk in silence. As they neared the train tracks they saw someone, but that person was walking away from them and could have been anyone. Also Sam seemed to develop a single-mindedness on the train tracks as they grew close. And when they reached the train tracks he just stood there at first on moving in any way. Then his eyes rolled into his head, and he started mumbling at first, where Ophelia couldn’t understand it. But it also seemed that it was a different language also. She tried to move him, but Sam had become rooted to the train tracks, and Ophelia couldn’t move him, not even with all of her strength. Ophelia looked at her cell phone ready to call Jacob and Adelle, only to find that she had no signal. Sam’s odd mumblings got louder and more coherent as a train whistle sounded out in the darkness. Ophelia started moving backwards looking for a signal; the whole time watching Sam. As she walked she hear Sam say in distinctly different voices:
Voice 1: “I can’t believe you didn’t tell me all these years … (disgusted) you must’ve been checking me out in the locker room every time you saw me undress …”
Voice 2: “Please don’t send it to them … they’ll go crazy if they see it … please don’t send it.”
Voice 3: “How could you? Do you know what this will do to your mother? No son of mine would commit this godless perversion …”
Voice 4: gutteral, incomprehensible gobbledigook
At about one hundred feet away Ophelia called Adelle, and Jacob, telling them she needed help. Then she called the coppers asking for help, but hung up and they thought it was a prank. She ran back to Sam who was chanting now and shaking from the cold. Ophelia tried to push him some more. As Adelle and Jacob made it to the train tracks in record time thanks to Adelle’s wonderful drivesmanship. But as soon as they arrived Sam fell to the ground, and clutched the rails with so much strength that Ophelia, Adelle, and Jacob couldn’t pick him up with just brawn. They could hear the train moving closer and closer. The groups soon comes up with the plan to loosen Sam’s grip with force. The plan was that Ophelia would kick one hand, Jacob would hit the other with a rock, and then Adelle with the help of the others would pick him up. He was a skinny kid after all. It should be easy, but he seemed to have an ungodly amount of strength. Ophelia managed to kick Sam’s hand forcing him to let go. Adelle then grabbed that hand so that he couldn’t clutch on to anything else. Jacob then tried to hit the other hand with a rock, but missed when Sam started kicking. After another tried they successfully hit the other hand, and not too soon for the train was very close. But when the group tried to pick Sam up he was still too strong, and they failed. After another couple tried they picked Sam up, just as the train went by.
Sam immediately lost consciousness, and Jacob tried to throw his rock onto the train, but he threw too hard and it went over the train landing on the other side. The group then put Sam in Jacob’s car and drove him to Indiana University Bloomington Hospital, where they met Rhonda the nurse. Rhonda tried to make everyone leave after they had put Sam on a stretcher, taking him off to a room, but Ophelia had called his mother, and his mother had asked her to stay with Sam. That being said, Ophelia would not leave Sam, and they ended up waiting with Sam’s unconscious body in his room. Thirty minutes later, Ophelia was extremely pissed that they hadn’t been helped yet that coupled with Rhonda’s lip earlier, Ophelia walked back and started yelling at the lazy nurse. This was a risky move, and Ophelia walked back to the room as Rhonda called security.
Meanwhile back in Sam’s room, the doctor had arrived and after checking Sam he agreed with Jacob that Sam had no serious injuries other than some bruises. He then asked Adelle and Jacob to talk with him outside, where Ophelia already was arguing loudly with Rhonda and the security guard. He asked them what had happened to Sam. The group told him that Sam was really upset over having a friend die, and he wanted to go to the train tracks as closure, and he had invited Ophelia to come with him. When they had arrived he went into shock, and then had a seizure. After a few more questions the doctor saved Ophelia from being thrown out, and he decided that the group could remain with Sam until him mother arrived. After a couple of hours she showed up. She was late, though, for she was given a ticket for speeding. But right before she arrived Sam woke up saying that he couldn’t remember anything that happened after he woke up from his nap earlier that day. The group told him their story again and he seemed to believe it. Then the group left and headed to Jacobs where they went to sleep.
Around noon the next day, Jacob, Adelle, and Ophelia went to The Waffle House for breakfast. It was then that they looked up more information about the memorial. They couldn’t find anything online, but they called Rob Stanning. He told them that it was invite only, and they gave them Chris’s parent’s phone number. Ophelia called and asked Chris’s mother for an invitation claiming that she was a good friend of Chris’s from church and bible study. Chris’s mother bought none of it, and told Ophelia to stay away from them.
Ophelia then called Sam to check in, and he told her he was doing well, and told her that he still couldn’t remember anything. Ophelia then told him their story again, and Sam thanked everyone again for taking care of him. Before they ended the conversation Sam told Ophelia that his CAPS psychologist wanted to speak to her, and gave her the number to contact the psychologist, Annie Burnett.
Ophelia then called Annie Burnett, who asked her some question about the previous night, and Ophelia’s relationship with Chris. Ophelia ran through the story of the night before, and told Annie that she knew Chris from some parties. Annie told Ophelia that she should come in to see her, and they made an appointment for Monday. As they were ending the call, Annie told Ophelia that she should never go to the train tracks again. The group then looked up Annie Burnett on the internet, but they found nothing of interest.
After that the group decided to split up: Jacob would go back to the train track to look for evidence, and the rock that he hit Sam with; Adelle got called into work at the law firm; and Ophelia would go to work at the Wells Library, where she would look up Annie Burnett’s check out history, and she would look for Rob Stanning.
Jacob spent a long time looking for evidence and for the rock, but after all of that time he couldn’t find either. Though after all of that time he knew that the rock wasn’t there anymore. Adelle went to work for her friend that called off to go to CAPS. Adelle worked fast and met up with this friend after they were both done. They talked about the suicides and then departed. Ophelia didn’t find anything of interest in Annie Burnett’s check out history nor did she find Rob Stanning. Ophelia then went home to her apartment, where she started cleaning up. After she got finished she was sitting on the couch when someone knocked on her door, but before she could get to the door a voice called out, “Meet me at the train tracks…”. It only took Ophelia a couple of seconds afterwards to reach the door, but when she did she didn’t find anyone there. She even walked outside and still there was no one there.
Since Adelle and Jacob were on their way, Ophelia called Gin. He arrived around 11:30. She told him what was going on, and they called Teddy but he didn’t pick up his phone. Then Adelle and Jacob arrived and they were told what what going on. It was then discussed how they should go about going to the train tracks. It was decided that they would take Jacob’s car and they would bring the shotgun and two of the three knives. It was also decided that Gin would be driving. So with everyone in the car they left around midnight.
As they got close to the train tracks. They saw a man messing around the train tracks. It was decided that since Ophelia was the only one expected to be there that she would get out and walk the rest of the way. As Ophelia got closer she saw the man draw something on the ground. He was also wearing all black, but not in the goth kind of way, but in the ‘he happened to be wearing black’ kind of way. As Ophelia got within twenty feet of him he noticed her, and moved in a way that she wouldn’t be able to see his face.
Then she heard him say, “Late, why here?” Ophelia told him that she was suppose to meet a friend there, the whole time she was still walking closer. He responded with, “Still think friend coming?” Ophelia said she hoped so. At this time she is about five feet away from this person. She then starts to walk around him to see what he was doing in the dirt, but before she could do that he turns to face her saying, “Late.” Ophelia sees that he is wearing a mask. He makes to grab Ophelia, but she dodges, and as she dodges she takes off his mask. Underneath is a face without skin. His eyes are just sitting in their sockets. You can see the muscles where his cheeks should be, and he is eerily smiling at you with no lips. Adelle is out of that car at that point and running towards them. She tried to tackle this unmasked man, but misses and as she missed he grabs her. Jacob is then on his way with a knife. Gin stays with the car just in case we need a quit get away. Jacob stabs this guy, but it doesn’t effect this guy whatsoever. Ophelia kicks him, but he doesn’t take much damage. Adelle is trying to get free, but he is too strong for her. As Jacob and Ophelia attack again he starts squeezing Adelle. Though right before she breaks free he bites her taking a nice chunk out of her shoulder. She then runs to the car as Gin drives up trying to get people into the car to get away. As she climbs into the passenger seat, the creature jumps onto the hood of the car. He punches both hands into the windshield and rips it off of the car. Adelle acting fast takes the antique knife out of Gins hand and tried to stab the creature. She messes up and stabs Gin’s sleeve to the dashboard. Jacob runs to the car and stabs at the creature again, as Ophelia runs around the car to the trunk where the shotgun is. Gin frees himself from the dashboard only to have the creature choke him. Jacob stabs at the creature again as Ophelia shoots him. With that he releases his hold on Gin, and falls. His last words are to Adelle, “Be seeing you soon…”
With that they start to hear sirens in the distance. Jacob and Ophelia pick up the body and put it in the back with them. Jacob then realizes from the rotting smell that the creature has been decomposing for a while now. They make their way to University Lake, where Ophelia sets fire to the body and washes the ashes away. Jacob patches Adelle up. And then they drive way to deal with what happened that night.