Hide and I’ll Seek Part II: Survival of the Unworthy Introduction

In Portland, Oregon, May 2012, two juniors, Roxie and Aston, were able to escape with their life from three psycho killers, Warren, Mace, and  Portland Valley High’s Guidance Counselor, Mr.Boris. After the death of 20 people, Roxie and Aston have finally escaped, but did they survive? Living miles away from each other , with Aston living in Texas, and Roxie living in Sunny California, The two should finally be able to have peace but for some reason the two can never forget the events that took place at Portland Valley High that day. They dwell on the past and frighten their families so much that the people they love send them to a camp to discuss their problems at HereWood Recovery Camp. Roxie and Aston are now forced to talk about that day with others that suffer just like them, and it scares them to have to discuss their problems.

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Soon talking about their problems won’t be the only thing that they have to deal with. There’s another game. Roxie and Aston, are again the main characters. This time the game is based on revenge and we all know who is out to get them, Mace.  With new players they can’t trust and a new dangerous location, Aston and Roxie need each other more than ever. One thing that is different about this game is that it’s not about saving and finding others, it’s all about surviving.

Hide and I’ll Seek: Betrayal

“Hello,” somebody called out again. Aston was following the voice but when he looked around, all he saw was cameras and TVs. Aston wondered what room he was in.

“Can somebody help me?” The voice screamed. Aston was looking around but he wasn’t getting anywhere.

“Tell me, Where you are?” Aston replied. Aston stopped walking. He didn’t know if this was a trap or not. Will saving this person led to their death or will he end up getting killed?

“Aston, is that you?”  Aston jumped to the sound of his name. He wondered if it was Roxie. “It’s Mace, please help me. I’m in the closet.”

Aston couldn’t leave Mace. She needed his help. He walks towards the closet. If Mace was in here, he knew the killer wouldn’t be far away. Before he opened the closet, he checked the room to make sure he didn’t see any people or surprises that might come up in the room. He opened the closet and saw what was left of Mace. Mace had cut marks all around her body, most of her piercings was ripped and they left big bloody holes around her face and body, her eyes and lips was swollen, and patches of her hair was gone. The killer took out everything original about Mace and turned her into the frighten freshman she used to be.

“Aston,” she said breathlessly. She looked horrible and Aston wishes he had come earlier. A chain hung her on the wall and it looked like it needed a key.

“Wait here, I’m going to see if I can find a key.” Aston told Mace.

“You have to hurry. He’s coming back and he will kill or torture you if he finds out you are in here.”

“Do you know who he is?” Aston asked her.

Mace started to cry so Aston went to look for the keys in the room.  Aston checks every area in the room and then he looked in the cabinets and drawers. He found a draw with a floot of keys. He grabbed the entire draw to see if any of the keys would unlock the door. He tried the keys but none of the keys worked.

Aston felt like he was going to scream. The creep would be there any minute and Aston couldn’t help Mace or himself. He also lost Roxie and felt like he betrayed her.

“It’s Okay, Aston. You’re doing the best you can.” Mace said.

“But it’s not good enough… not good…” Aston rant was cut short when he looked to the right of Mace and saw a key. He grabbed the key slowly and put it in the lock. The chain had unlocked and Mace fell to the floor. Aston gave her one of his arms to help her up but then a bullet went right into his arm. Aston yelled out in pain and Mace covered his mouth with her hand. He saw the blood dripping down her arms and then he looked at his arm and saw the blood flowing down his arm, too.

“We can’t say anything. We have to be absolutely quiet if we want to get out of here, alive.” Mace said but the Aston pointed to his arm and the blood continued pouring out. Mace left Aston where he was and tried to find something to wrap around his arm. She found a rag. She put the rag on his wound and tied it really tight. He wince and knew it would hurt but he push the feeling away. He stood up and told Mace to follow him.

Aston didn’t know where to go, but he knew he couldn’t leave yet.

“We can’t leave until we find Roxie.” Aston told Mace before they had stepped out of the door. Mace look at him like that was the worst idea.

“Aston, do you even know if she still alive?”

“I don’t know but I’m not leaving until I see her.” Aston walks through the hallways. He watches where he was going and made sure he didn’t run into Warren or the creep. Mace stood on his side not leaving him at all. She was really frightened. He knew he had to try to save her. Nothing was happening in the hallways. There was no screaming, no lights flickering, and no balls.  It was only darkness.

Aston notices a flashlight coming this way. He didn’t know who it was so he pulled Mace into a corner. He saw the body and it was a body of a female. He thought it was Roxie.

“Roxie?” He whispered. Roxie turned around and look behind them. She looks in the corner and saw Aston and Mace. She smiled when she saw Aston and gave him a hug. He lifted her up. Mace just was looked down the hallway.

“I know you guys are glad to see each other but if you want to see each other one more time, I suggest we find a way out of here,” Mace whispered. Aston put Roxie down. They started walking down the hallway.

“Aston, I found a way out. I don’t know where it leads, but I know it might get us out of here.” Roxie said as she watched her back and front.

“Where?” Aston asked.

“By the nurses office, there is a tunnel. I think that’s where the creep was stashing the bodies and Warren is definitely working with the bad guy so we don’t have to look for him.”

“Where do the tunnels go?”

“Remember in History when we learned about the Shanghai tunnels, also known as Portland Underground,” Roxie said, but Aston and Mace didn’t know what she was talking about. Roxie rolled her eyes. “The tunnels connect all around the city and go up around Chinatown. All we have to do is make it to Chinatown and then we can call the police.”

Aston nodded “Well, we better move fast because we want to get out of here before they notice.”

Roxie, Aston, and Mace ran to the nurse’s office. This was the first time Aston saw this hole.. It was shape in a square and had a heavy door.

“Aston and Mace take the ladder.” Roxie said. Aston made Mace go first. He saw Roxie feeling on her ankle.

“What happen?” he asked her.

“Fell trying to run away. What happen to your arm?”

“Got shot trying to help Mace.” Roxie patted Aston on his back and told him to go through the tunnel. Then Roxie went.

“I never thought you would find this tunnel but Roxie you are smarter than you look.”  Roxie look over to see who said that but she already knew. It was the creep and Warren holding up guns. Mace had her hands up but Aston only had one hand up because he couldn’t put the other one up. Roxie put her hands up and put on her evil smile.

“And Aston, you saved Ms. Marcena. I have to give you credit; you have a lot of courage. You could have been apart of our team but instead we are going to kill you.” The creep said.  Warren raised the gun up to Roxie’s head. Roxie stared at the gun and begin to breathe hard.

“Don’t Kill her or Mace. Kill me first.” Aston said. He looked at Roxie and she look at him. She had a tear come down her eyes. Aston closed his eyes and dreamed that his death will be quick not slow and painful.

“That was the idea Aston.”  Aston was shock to hear that the comment came from a girl’s mouth. He opens his eyes and saw Roxie in terror. He turned to his left and saw Mace pointing a gun at Aston forehead with a smile on her face.

Aston thought WTF.

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Hide and I’ll Seek: Strange

Black shirt and blue jeans, he might as well have said Black or Latino person, Roxie thought. It was such a broad description.

They had about four more minutes to look for this person. Roxie and Aston were in the cafeteria pacing back and forth. Aston stared at Roxie with frightened eyes.

“I have to get Mace back. So we need to at least try to find her,” Aston said to Roxie. Roxie was looking more tired and stressed out than ever. Roxie cursed.

“I’m trying the best I can, Aston, but I have seen and heard six people killed tonight. I have been up since 4am yesterday morning. I’m tired and I’m scared. All I wanna do is go home. I know you want to find Mace, but I can’t take this anymore,” Roxie whined. Tears were finally flowing down her eyes. She fell to the ground and sobbed quietly.

Aston was pretty jumpy because of the amount time. He kneeled down and grabbed her face.

“You can’t crack Roxie. I need you and you need me. Roxie, you are stronger than me and we both need to put our heads together to save these people…ok?” Aston said. Aston didn’t like seeing Roxie upset especially since this was the first time she has broken down in front of him like this.

“Wait! Have you noticed that all the people who he’s been killing has been in Mr. Gliden’s class?” Roxie asked.

“No, not until now,” Aston replied.

“So think about it. Remember, in class, when we said that black people look good in white and white people look good in black? So this person started wearing black all the time?”

“Warren!” Both said in unison.

“But where could he be?” Aston asked.

“We should check the locker rooms again.”

Aston got up off the floor and then helped Roxie. They ran into the library to get the keys. They ran back out and then towards the locker room. Roxie was thinking, why wasn’t anything happening to them. Usually the light would be flickering on and off and something would be falling from the ceiling, but there was nothing.

Instead of entering the girls’ locker room, they went to the boys’. Aston turned on Roxie’s flashlight.

“Warren! Warren!” Roxie and Aston called out. They looked all around the locker room but they couldn’t find him.

“He’s not in here,” Aston yelled.  Aston was thinking there was probably only one minute left and he might not even make it to the same room Warren was in.

“Okay, where are the some other places that Warren would be?” Roxie asked.

“His classes,” Aston said.

“No, too obvious. There are only two classes I know he has and that’s because we have those classes together.”

“Hold up. Before they go to their first class and practice, the football team goes to see Coach Green. Coach Green teaches biology upstairs in room 209.”

Roxie and Aston ran towards Coach Green’s room. They still wasn’t any screaming, nothing falling from the ceiling or anything.

It’s probably over five minutes Roxie thought.

They ran to room 209. Aston checked to see if the door was locked but it was open. They walked in, turned on Roxie’s flashlight, and saw Warren lying on his back, locked in chains with tape across his mouth. He looked up and saw Aston and Roxie. He jerked around. Aston went over there with the key.

“10.9.8.7.” The creep continued to countdown.  Aston had Warren out by the time the creep got to six.

“Thanks, man,” Warren said to Aston. He walked over to Roxie and lifts her from the floor and gave her a big hug. Roxie face was in shock but she hugged him back.

“Good Job, Roxie and Aston. Three more people to save until you can save Mace,” The creep announce on the intercom.

“Just tell us what we have to do next.” Roxie said. She was rubbing her eyes and yawning. How was she sleepy at a time like this? Aston looked at her and he knew she was going to pass out soon. So it would be better if they got this done sooner than later.

“Patience Roxie. The riddle isn’t ready yet.”

“What?” she asked the creep but he didn’t say anything more. Warren and Aston watched Roxie. Roxie was getting angry and cranky. Roxie threw a book on the desk across the room.

“What now?” Roxie asked.

“I guess we wait,” Aston asked. She sat down in a chair and put her head down on the desk.

“I’m going to go to the locker room. I have a flashlight,” Warren said. He walked towards the door.

“I don’t think that’s a good idea,” Aston added.

“Don’t worry, I’ll be fine.”

Aston let Warren go. This time it wouldn’t be his fault if Warren died. Aston didn’t have the patience anymore and he was too tired. Roxie put her head up and walked to the door to look out the window. The hallway only had a few lights on so he didn’t know if she could see anything anyway. She walked up to Aston and got close enough to be inches away from his face. Then she grabbed him by the sides of his face. They were so close that Aston thought they were going to kiss. He was about to say something but she put her finger on his lips.

“Don’t talk, just listen and follow.” Roxie whispered to Aston. Then she kissed Aston and with no surprise he kissed her back. It was a long kiss, too. Roxie slowly pulled away but she was still lingered close to his face.

“I think Warren’s working with the creep because why would it be that easy to save Warren but so hard to save everybody else?” Roxie whispered. Aston understood what she was coming from. He knew that they had more than five minutes to save him and there was no trouble finding him at all. The door was unlocked, the lights were on, there was no screaming, and no traps.

Aston was about to say something but she kissed him again. She grabbed his face harder and pull away.

“Don’t say anything, you are facing the camera. You say anything and he’ll know that we know. We just have to keep our cool and think of a way to get out of here.” Roxie pulled away and then put her head back on the desk. Aston look up and saw a camera right across from where he was sitting.

Five minutes later, Warren was back in the room.

“Got the flashlight,” Warren said. Aston just nodded. Roxie picked her head up and smiled at Warren.

“Did you take a nap?” Warren asked Roxie.

“Yep, now I’m full of energy and ready for anything,” Roxie said. She saw Warren smile quiver a bit but then he smile harder. Roxie turned to Aston to prove her point but he knew. Warren was working with the bad guy.

“Aston, Roxie, and Warren move to the gym.” The creep announced. Roxie thought it was strange that he was telling them to go somewhere. Warren began to walk out the room.

“You guys coming?” Warren asked. Aston and Roxie just nodded. Both of them were shaking. Warren walked out the door. Aston and Roxie held hands and followed Warren to the gym.

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Hide and I’ll Seek: Choice

Roxie and Iggy were at Mr. Gliden’s room, upstairs waiting for Peace and Aston to come. They were waiting for over thirty minutes. Roxie was the only one searching; Iggy was too busy shaking the entire time. Roxie couldn’t open any of the doors upstairs because each one was locked. She didn’t want to go in and risk finding one her classmates. She knew the consequences but what was the point of searching.

Roxie thought when was Aston going to come upstairs.

She was getting impatient and she was tired of being in this school. She knew that this might be her last chance to be alive and as much as it scared her, she wasn’t going to give up on her life.

Roxie and Iggy was standing against the wall when they heard screaming. Roxie ran downstairs. Iggy followed her. She didn’t know exactly where the screaming came from but she saw the Cafeteria light on down the hallway. She ran to the cafeteria. When she got there, she saw three dead bodies and Aston standing in the middle of the floor with the water from the sprinklers pouring on him.

“Aston, what happened?” Roxie asked.

“Peace wanted to save her friends. I told her not to go in there because I knew that the creep was going to do something. She wanted to save them so bad but she ended up getting stuck and I couldn’t save her. So she got burnt right in front of my face. I should have saved her,” Aston said with so much guilt. Roxie knew he felt guilty, she could see it in his eyes.  A projectile screen suddenly made it way down against the cafeteria’s black wall. Roxie knew they were back in the game. It seemed like she was the only one of the three who actually was ready to play. The killer came on the screen and Aston had a blank expression on his face. He wasn’t smiling or mugging. He just looked straightforward, emotionless.

“Peace and Aston. Peace and Aston,” The killer repeated. He was on the screen and in the same dark room he appeared in before. “I told you if you find a person that was not apart of my riddle, they would die. Instead of just one person dying, now there are three dead. Isn’t it a shame? I just had to take a break from the riddles. Someone else needed all my attention, of course.” Mace appeared on the screen and she looked horrible. Each one of her piercing were pulled out, except for her surface piercing. Her arms were dripping with blood from the stabs.  She had a black eye and bruises were all over her body. Aston had to look down. He couldn’t look anymore.

“Ms. Marcena only has hours left to live. The only way you can save her is by doing the next four of my riddles OR you can leave and each one of you classmates left will die before the police even think about coming. You have five minutes to choose,” the creep said. Roxie didn’t want to admit it but she thought about leaving. Roxie wanted to leave but she knew she would always feel guilty for letting these people die. Aston knew he wasn’t leaving. All he had to do was try the riddles and he just might be able to save Mace. Iggy wanted to leave, of course.

They all stared at each and other. Then Roxie and Aston just stared at Iggy. Iggy sighed.

“I know this is wrong but I got to look out for myself. I’m sorry Aston and Roxie.” Iggy said. He walks towards the main entrance.

Roxie just laughed silently. She knew it was going to happen and he might as well leave.

“Iggy, you can go. The door is open.” The creep said on the intercom. Iggy opened the door and walked out. Then they heard Iggy scream and a shot blown from something that sounded somewhat like a gun. Roxie ran to the door but when she pushed open, the door was locked. She couldn’t even see what was outside.

“What happened? What did you do?” Aston asked as he looked at him on the screen.

“I meant that all of you would have to go if you were leaving. Only Iggy left so he had to suffer. It was nothing horrible though just a shot to the head.” The creep replied.

“You didn’t say that all of us had to go.”

“Well, it’s too late now. He’s already dead. Now we should get to those riddles.”

Roxie came into the room and all she could do is stare into space. There was nothing she could do anymore. There were already four people dead tonight and she had a feeling the number was just going to get bigger and bigger.

“This time it’s not really a riddle, it’s more of a scavenger hunt. Find the person that has a black shirt and blue jeans on today. This person always stays in a particular room at a particular time. You have five minutes to find this person.”

Roxie thought how generous that he gave us more time and is he insane? Almost everybody in their school wore a black shirt and blue jeans.

Roxie and Aston looked at each other. There was no way they were going to find out who this person was.
© Kendyl Walker and Hide and I’ll Seek, 2012. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Kendyl Walker and Hide and I’ll Seek with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

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