Newman AU (Ch. 7)

The technician jumps back in surprise. Newman brings up the episode last night with the graffiti, but the technician doesn’t remember what happened. He says he has been at home sleeping because of the long hours he’d worked. They argue. As they argue, Demona steps in. She had overheard them and was checking to see what was going on. Newman anxiously backs away a bit due to last night, but he explains to Demona that the technician was responsible for the graffiti. Some talking occurs, and at some point E and H comes out of the shop to locate Demona. Finally they settle on a sort of sleepover to see if the technician was responsible for the graffiti (except Demona for obvious reasons). 

That night, E and Newman meet at the technician’s house (actually,  one of his houses, as he would later emphasize). H had work and could not come, but E was there to film the evidence if the technician left to Demona’s (Demona would like to “punish” the technician if caught and he would rather that not happen). More conversation. The technician falls asleep and E and Newman began to doze off. Suddenly the light flickers, startling Newman and E. They look over at the still sleeping technician and a strange shadow starts rising up from the man’s body (“His soul??”). The shadow forms into a ghostly version of the technician, the same that Newman saw the night before. Immediately the ghost lunges for them. It’s difficult to escape from the ghost. Somewhere along the lines, Newman and E figures out that the ghost would disappear if the technician wakes up. Newman distracts the ghost as E attempts to wake the man up (comically so). She finally gets him to wake up from his deep slumber by kicking him. The ghost vanishes. The technician screams obscenities from the pain, E sighs in relief, and Newman is all bruised up but alive.

Newman has been in the hospital for the past few days, but he heard from E that the technician has been pardoned from Demona’s wrath. The camcorder that E had at the technician’s house is specifically able to record paranormal occurences, so she had seen the tape from last night’s events at the man’s home (had a good laugh). The person that Demona was talking about in Ch. 4 had returned and is currently helping the technician with the possession problem. So far there had been no graffiti incident.

Newman AU (Ch. 5 and Ch 6)

I found more of my old writings.

It’s nighttime at the red light district and Newman returns to the sex shop. It looks empty but the door is clearly unlocked (supposedly for him). He goes in but is unable to locate the light switch, and no matter how much he calls out into the darkness Demona is not answering. He fumbles around the shop, grabbing some sort of weird bat in case the unlocked door was a sign of a burglary. For some reason the shop seems larger. Finally when he locates the switch, he hears footsteps (and dripping) from behind him. He immediately turns on the lights and sees a demonic looking lady with tentacle hair in front of him. Newman swings the bat on impulse, but the demonic lady dodges it and pulls it away from him. At this point, Newman runs. No telling how strong this thing is. 

The shop’s basement held rooms upon rooms of a variety of alternative sex businesses.  Running out of time- the tentacle lady was getting closer- he runs into a room that appears small and safe. The lady breezes past the door, still looking for him. Newman sighs in relief, then notices that he is not alone. One of Demona’s assistants, E, is in the room busy studying. She is surprised but asks Newman what he was doing here; he replies that he is trying to escape a tentacle monster. She answers that the lady was Demona who turns into a succubus at night. E helps Newman escape the shop through a secret back corridor adjacent to her room.

As he thanks her and heads back around the front of the shop, he spots the technician from earlier doing something suspicious to the building. The technician looks directly at him, eyes as if possessed. Newman jumps back in shock as the technician suddenly vanishes. On the wall are the words,”I’M DEAD!”

Chapter 6:

Newman goes back to the sex shop the next morning because he remembers the technician saying that he works the cameras there. He thinks this has something to do with Demona, like she did something to the technician while she was a succubus. The shop is busy, but he manages to locate E and avoid Demona. He takes E away from the commotion and asks about Demona’s past (or Demona in general). She answers that she’s been working with her for the past couple of months to pay for college/uni, Demona doing things, the atmosphere of the shop (not really sinister) etc. but in the end of the interview Demona’s never killed anyone. Then E suddenly remembers a strange person who used to come around the shop a long time ago. For some reason this person was deeply fascinated with death and gore fetish to the point that Demona had to ask her to leave. The woman didn’t care about how sexual something was unless it involved gruesome deaths. She was never seen again. Most likely found another shop or died. Newman asks if she thinks Demona could have killed her. E goes silent, then gets upset at his assumption. A bit angered over the interview, she gets up to leave. Newman stops her for a minute to ask about the technician instead. E knows nothing about the technician, but tells him he can interview him when he comes over later in the day. She goes back to her job.

As he waited for the technician, he found something to eat. Newman goes over the information in his head. There is a call on his phone from the known caller in Ch. 1 and they converse a bit. The technician pulls up to the shop in his van.

Newman hangs up in time to interview the technician as he was grabbing supplies in his van.