The North Forest Lake Hotel Part Six
WARNING! MAY HAVE EVENTS THAT WILL TRIGGER THOSE WHO ARE NOT A FAN OF GORE AND HORROR.
Jen woke up in a hotel room. It had one bed, a closet, and a door presumably leading to the bathroom. Jack, Kyle, and Terra were with her. When she woke up Jen was the first to see.
“She is awake…” Terra said quietly.
“Hey Jen, you okay?” Jack asked.
“Yeah, I’m fine, you?”
“As fine as I can be.”
Jen saw the walkie-talkies on a nightstand and said, “I came to give you guys one of those, Florence is still with Tyler and Nick and Marry so…”
“We know,” Kyle said “We’ve been talking to them.”
“Good,” Jen said “Did you find the other person that’s here?”
“No,” Terra said “Not even a sign of another person.”
“We have to keep looking,” Jen said “The only other backup is…”
“The receptionists car,” Jack finished.
“Let's just pray that she didn’t have the keys on her,” Kyle said.
“Tell Florence to check if the keys are at the desk,” Terra said.
“Right…” Jack picked up a walkie-talkie rose it to his mouth as he pressed the talk button. He said, “Hey Florence, you there?”
“Hey, it’s Marry, Florence and Tyler went to go find medical supplies. What do you need?”
“Can you check if the receptionist's keys are on the table?” Jen asked.
“Jen! You're awake! Oh, thank God! Uh yeah, I can do that!” Marrys voice said “But is it really a good idea to leave Nick alone? He is not doing so hot…”
“Just be fast,” Kyle said, “and, keep the walkie, I want to be able to check on you.”
They could hear Marry breath in deeply from the radio as if trying to muster up more courage. “Yeah, sure. Just do me a favor, and come help me if a monster attacks me, got it?”
“Trust me,” Kyle assured her “If you're in danger, I’ll be there.”
“Ok… wish me luck!” She let go of the button and the radio made a small beep sound.
“We should probably get moving,” Jack said. He helped Jen up and they all walked out the door. About thirty seconds after leaving Kyle called in to check on Marry. Nothing had happened. About a minute later Marry allied them back and said:
“They're not here, the only other place I could think of is…”
“They are on her.” Terra finished.
“Yeah, none of us want to see her now…”
“Yeah…” Jack said.
“Yeah, I better get back to Nick and…” They all heard a loud thump sound coming from the radio.
“Marry! Get out of there!” Kyle yelled into the walkie.
“What about Nick?” She asked frantically.
“We are coming to you right now!” Kyle said, “I and Jack can carry him!”
“What about Tyler and Florence?” Marry asked again.
Then they heard Florence yell “Get Nick! We need to leave, now!”
“We’re coming to you guys!” Jack yelled, “Hold on!”
Jack, Jen, Terra, and Kyle ran down two halls. When they turned into another one they almost ran right into Marry, Florence, and Tyler. Tyler and Marry were carrying a limp Nick and they all could hear and feel the large thumping footsteps.
“Here,” Jack said, “Give Nick to me!”
Tyler and Marry complied and they all ran down the halls and to a stairwell.
Kyle who was in the lead stopped and said “Up or down?”
“What do you mean down?” Tyler asked, “We’re on the first floor!”
“Well, apparently they have a basement!” Kyle said back.
“Up!” Florence yelled. “The basement is most likely a corner!”
“Right,” Kyle said before running up the stairs. They ran to the fifth floor (which was the top floor) and ran down the halls until Jack asked if they could stop. Jack was worn out. He had run through many halls of the first floor, up to five sets of stairs, and more through the fifth floor all while carrying one of his piers. The stomping sounds had stopped and when Florence and Kyle peeked around the corner, nothing was there. Kyle found a supply closet and opened it.
“Alright,” Florence said. “Jack, Tyler, and Terra will stay with Nick,” She turned to the rest of her peers “The rest of us will go find this other guy.”
“No,” Jack said, “I can’t let Jen go without me, I have to protect her.”
Jen knew that Jack didn’t think that she could protect herself, she knew that Jack always wanted to protect the people he loved. That was one of the reasons she loved him so much.
“Jack,” Kyle said, “Do you trust me?”
“Of course!” Jack said between breaths.
“I will make sure Jen doesn’t get hurt,” Kyle promised.
Jack breathed in. “Ok fine,” He managed.
“Let's go…” Florence said. Jen gave Jack one of the walkie-talkies and Kyle and Florence had the other two. They started to explore the fifth floor. The rooms were all vacant. When they walked farther down they saw a shadow of a man pass by.
“That was way too small to be the thing we saw,” Kyle said to Jen “That must be the person!”
They followed where the shadow had gone until they arrived at a door. This door was weird. It had windows next to it. Through the window, they saw a man. He walked into the room in a way that made him look official.
“Hey!” Marry yelled to him.
He turned, seeming scared by the sudden noise. He hurriedly ran to the windows and brought down large metal-like shaders.
“Hey!” Kyle yelled. He tried to open the door but it wouldn’t budge. They stared in shock for a while before regrouping trying to think about who this man was, and why he ignored them.