The Crow: Paradise Lost
For the approval of fans of the crow, i have come up with my own story for them to read.
Hopefully, this story will appease them.
Night. what is night? is it simply a battleground for good
versus evil? or is it simply another fact explained by science? science will tell you that night is the cause of the earth
facing away from the sun, that particular area, therefore loses light. but what science dosent know is that night, is the
time when spirits roam. there are many spirits at night. we dont know that they are there, but they are there. on this particular
night, another spirit is about to join us. this spirit however is not just another "bump in the night" ghost. it
is a vengeful spirit, it seeks justice for crimes committed against it. however, this spirit is not alone. it is guided by
the caretaker of spirits, the crow.
it is a rainy night in the city of New york. a man walks the streets.
he is smoking a cigar, he carries no umbrella, and seems perfectly calm despite the fact that he is walking in a very violent
part of town. his name is smiley. a bum watches as smiley walks. the bum, thinking that smiley is defenseless, and rich, crosses
the street with the intent of mugging him. the bum sneaks up behind smiley. smiley smiles slighty, turns around, tips his
hat at the bum, and shoots him.
all of this is viewed by a shadow. the shadow watches from the rooftops. he closely
follows smiley. smiley enters an alley, where he is expected to make a rendevous with his "colleague," Jumbo Jim.
"smiley.", Jim greets smiley. "jim.", replies smiley. "you heard about crazy d?," jim asks with
a nervous. "yeah, he was whacked, shot 20 with times, yea, its old news, so what?," smiley responds with annoyance
ringing in his voice. he was expecting this meeting to be important. "nah man, i heard it was a ghost done kill him.
the fucking bullet holes in his cheat were in the shape of a crow man! what the fuck kinda shit is that!?!," jim grows
increasingly nervous as he talks to smiley. he looks around as if he is being stalked. "what the hell is wrong with you?
i thought you stopped believing in ghost stories a long time ago. dont worry about it. im the boss's clean up man, and this
guy is the garbage, ill take care of it." "alright man, ill get my shit together, you better get out of here, someone
might be listening." "alright, im outta here, you watch yourself now, you might be next. ha ha ha ha!!," smiley
laughs as he walks away. "asshole!," jim mutters to himself. suddenly, jim hears a noise coming from a nearby dumpster,
he walks toward it, gun drawn, ready for anything. he peers into the dumpster and out flys a crow. "shit! you motherfUcker,"
jim shoots at the crow as it flys off. "damn bird scared the shit outta me," jim is breathing hard and calms down
after a few minutes. the shadow appears behind jim. jim does not notice and begins to walk out of the alley.
almost a block away when he hears the scream, followed by laughter, coming out of the alley he was just in. "fuck,"
he says, and runs back. Back at the alley, all smiley can find is the head of jumbo jim, his eyes are still open, and they
are fixed upon the image of a crow on the alley wall.
A Flash of light, a man and a woman together making
love in their apartment. "i love you," the man says. "I love you too." The woman pulls out a knife from
behind the man's back and stabs him. His eyes grow wide with shock and the pain of betrayal from his lover. after he is dead,
the woman cries. The shadow awkens from his nightmare. the memories of time past still cause him uncombrehensible pain. a
tear works its way upon his face. the shadow quickly brushes it away, he dares not shed any tears now, there is work to be
done, all of his tears have dried up, and it is time to exact justice upon those who have destroyed his world. his paradise
was lost, and now, he will introduce his tormentors to his pain. hell will be well known upon his enemies. the shadow laughs,
then leaves his snactuarary, its time to work.
after seeing the head of his friend staring at the image
of a crow, smiley knew that something was seriously "fucked up." he immediately went to meet with his boss Crater.
they called him crater because that what was usually left of anyone who oppsed him, a crater. unfortuantely for smiley, he
happened to walk in while crater was entertaining one of his ladies. "oh shit! sorry boss ill show myself out."
smiley knew that his day was not going very well, the boss would no doubt severely punish him for his intrusion. a few minutes
later, the door to crater's room was opened, and his ladies walked out. crater called smiley with his calm sounding voice.
"smiley," he began smoothly, "have I not repeatdly warned you to knock before entering my room?" "yes
sir boss, but..." "thank you smiley you answered the question." smiley grew nervous. "but boss you have
to understand...," before smiley could finish, crater struck one of his fingers with a hammer taken from his desk. "aaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!
fuck!!!! aaaaaaahhhhhhhhh!!!!!!" "now, you were saying?," crater calmy asked, smiling slightly, amused by smiley's
show of pain. "uuuhhhhh.... boss, fuck.... jumbo jim uuuhhhh... was killed, ow, all i could find was his head, and his
eyes were staring at a ooowwww... crow. it was made in his own blood...." "hhhmmmm.... so do you know who it was?"
"no boss, but jim might have known somehting, he said that a ghost had killed crazy d.... uuurrrrrggghhhhh he also told
me that the bullet holes in his chest were in the shape of a crow. after he told me this, i left. after walking a little while,
i heard him screaming, then i heard someone laughing. when i got back, all i could was jim's head, and it was staring at that
crow i told you about." smiley was having a hard time putting his words together, the pain was intense. "well, this
is very interesting, now smiley, tell me, do you think its a ghost?" "well....." upon hearing his hesistan
answer, which crater knew was going to be a yes, he hit smiley. smiley grunted with pain from being hit from crater, but knew
better than to let his pain show, crater would surely hit him again if he did. "smiley, smiley, smiley. i am quite disappointed
in you. i expected more of you. now about this "ghost", i want you to handle this personally, and put and end to
this "ghost" activity," crater was not at all worried about this supposed "ghost", he felt that even
though smiley was not exactly einstein, he could get the job done, even with one broken finger. "now get out of my room,
smiley, and dont forget to knock next time, that is unless of course you would like to see mr. hammer again, im sure he would
be happy to see you again." "no sir, that wont be necessary, ill knock next time, and dont you worry a thing about
this ghost, ill take care of it." Smiley quickly rose from the chair he was sitting in and left crater's room. he closed
the doors behind the most powerful man in the city, who at the moment was laughing like a madman. unbeknownst to smiley, crater
knew who this ghost was, and why he had come. in fact, crater was expecting it, and had even planned to use this to his advantage.
"so alVES has finally come back, well he wont be around for long, ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!!" crater went back into his
bedroom, where he had even more ladies to entertain.
the shadow, now we know who he is. his name is alVES,
he is the spirit that we have been waiting for. now he shall exact vengance. his pain is incomparable to the pain he will
unleash upon his tormentors, but it will have to do. when alron has finished what he came to do, he will return to his madeline.
mEREDITH was his paradise, but she was lost to him, now he strives to reclaim her. he will stop at nothing to get her back.
nothing. his memories taunt him constantely, never ending, always beginning, his fits of rage do nothing to stop them. "the
memories, oh god, the memories!!!" yells the tortured soul. the pain of the "When will they stop!!!! when, damn
you, when!!!! i cant take it any longer!!! no more!!!! aaaaaahhhhhh!!!!!" alVES spends the rest of the night curled up
trying to make the memories stop.
"that was the best fuck ive had in a long time." Amrita smiles
at the man's horrible attempt at flattery. "was it as good for you as it was for me?" he asks. "well, it was
pretty good until...." "until what?" amrita throws a dart into the man's throat. "until you died."
she laughs madly at her own joke. "i love this job, now its for me to get rich and fuck off in some island somehwhere."
"that wont be happening.... at least not for a little while." a voice syas from behind amrita. on pure reflex she
quickly turns around, weapon poised for the kill. "crater, where the fuck did you come from? i havent seen you in seven
years!" amrita is surprised by the appearance of crater, they used to be lovers, but when her work as a mercenary caught
on, she had gone her own way. "its good to see again amrita, but unfortunately, i didnt come here to catch up on old
times, i came because i have a job for you, it might be very dangerous, it might take a long time for you to finish, but i
am prepared to pay you a shitload of money, drugs, and whatever else you need. perhaps you would also care to see me after
you're finished to catch up on old times... he he he." "still the same old crater, whats this job about." "well
amrtia, I know you dont know much about ghosts, but how you would like to be an excorsist for the next few weeks?" "crater,
you are still a crazy son-of-a-bitch arent you? But i know that you're money and drugs are good, so im listening. tell me
about this ghost."
MARCELOUCO WAS NOT A VERY NICE MAN. EVERONE KNEW HIM AS A KILLER TO BE REVERED.
MARCELOUCO LIVED UP TO HIS REPUTATION. HE SPARED NO EXPENSE IN MAKING SURE THAT HIS VICTIMS DIED AS PAINFULLY AS POSSIBLE.
THERE WAS THIS ONE WOMAN HE KNEW WAS AFRAID OF SNAKES. WHAT MARCELOUCO HAD DONE WAS PUT HER IN A PIT FILLED WITH SNAKES. NONE
OF THE SNAKES WERE POISONUS, BUT THE WOMAN DIDNT KNOW THAT, SO SHE STAYED THERE FOR FIVE HOURS BEFORE MARCELOUCO FINALLY CAME
IN AND LITERALLY TORE HER LIMB FROM LIMB, THEN HE FEED HER TO HIS PYTHONS. THIS WAS ONE SUCH MAN THAT CRATER KNEW HE WOULD
NEED FOR HIS GRAND SCHEME, WHATEVER IT WAS. MARCELOUCO WAS BUSY WITH ONE IF HIS VICTIMS WHEN CRATER HAPPENED TO WALK IN. "WELL,
WELL, WELL, IF IT ISNT THE INFAMOUS CRATER, WHAT THE FUCK CAN I DO YOU FOR?" ASKED MARCELOUCO. "ME? INFAMOUS?"
CRATER RESPONDED WITH MOCK INNONCENCE. "CUT THE SHIT CRATER, WHAT DO YOU WANT, AND MAKE IT SHORT, IVE GOT FIFTEEN OTHER
PEOPLE TO KILL THIS WEEK, AND IM NOT GETTING ANY YOUNGER." "ALWAYS TO THE POINT, I ALWAYS DID LIKE THAT ABOUT YOU.
WELL MARCELOUCO, REMEMBER THAT LITTLE DISCUSION WE HAD A LONG TIME AGO ABOUT ME NEEDEDING YOUR SERVICES? WELL, GUESS WHAT,
ITS THAT TIME, SO CANCEL ALL OF YOUR... APPOINTMENTS AND GET TO IT, ILL PROVIDE A FULL BREIFING FOR YOU LATER, RIGHT NOW IM
BUSY ASSEMBLING A TEAM OF.... GHOSTBUSTERS, YOU'RE ON THE LIST, AND THE MONEY'S GOOD, SO WHAT DO YOU SAY?" "ID SAY....
WHATS THE JOB?"
A FLASH OF LIGHT. A WOMAN CRYING. SHE IS HOLDING A PICTURE OF A MAN IN HER HANDS,
IT APPEARS TO BE HER LOVER. SUDDENLY, HER APARTMENT DOOR IS KICKED IN AND A GROUP OF MEN WALK IN. WHEN SHE SEES THE MEN, SHE
THROES A FIT OF RAGE, AND BEGINS YELLING AND KICKING AT THEM. SHE THROWS HERSELF AT THEM, DESPERATELY TRYING TO HURT THEM,
DURING THE STRUGGLE, ONE OF THE MEN STABS HER, AND SHE PAINFULLY CHOKES ON HER OWN BLOOD. THEY LEAVE HER DYING. SHE STRUGGLES
TO SAY ONE LAST WORD. "ALVES..." ALVES AWAKENS ABRUPTLY. THE MEMORIES HAVE SOME AGAIN. THEY PLAY OVER AND OVER AGAIN,
NOT EVEN SLEEP CAN SAVE HIM. HE CURLS UP AGAIN, THINKING OF WHAT TO DO NEXT. HE THEN DECIDES TO LET CRATER MAKE THE NEXT MOVE.
the rooftops. rain and thunder pound upon the city on this night. however, traffic still has not slowed,
cars are still moving and people are still walking, and smiley is still killing.