The Color of Night
Despondent OSU student in love with Rachael Keaton.
Strength d6, Agility d6, Smarts d6, Spirit d6, Vigor d6
Driving d4, Fighting d4, Gambling d4, Investigation d6, Knowledge: Art d6, Language: Spanish d6, Notice d8+2, Persuasion d6
Pace: 6 Parry: 4 Toughness: 5 Sanity: 3/5
Death Wish (Minor): Get back together with Rachael
Jesse is a young man with a bright future. He’s an Art major in his Junior year at OSU who has already landed some freelance work with some comic book companies. Jesse is madly in love with Rachael Keaton. He had planned on asking her to marry him on Christmas Day but then she broke up with him just before Thanksgiving after dating for two years. She claimed that she needed space but Jesse fears that another man has entered the picture. Jesse hasn’t been dealing with the breakup very well. It has been very stressful for him and he has contemplated suicide more than once. One of his moments of contemplated suicide took place at Shrum Mound overlooking the old flooded limestone quarry. He saw a shooting star fly across the night sky and wished aloud that Rachael would love him and no one else. Jesse wasn’t the only one at the pond that night. Something else was as well. The wind suddenly whistled through the trees and the icy water of the pond broke through the ice and began to swirl. From the pond, a beautiful woman stepped out. Jesse fell to his knees, thinking he’d gone insane. The beautiful woman seemed to read his mind. She told him she could grant his wish. She could make Rachael love him and only him but there would be a price to be paid. Jesse didn’t hesitate. He didn’t even ask what the price would be. He agreed then and there, begging this beautiful water nymph to grant his most heartfelt wish. The deal was sealed with a kiss. She told him that on Christmas, Rachael would have no one but him.
Jesse opened his eyes and found himself lying at the edge of the pond. He must have dreamed it all. But why was there water on his face? He picked himself up and headed back to his truck. The next few days he was unable to find Rachael at her apartment. She had gone home for the holidays. He drove by her parent’s house and noticed people coming and going. He stopped someone and asked what was going on and learned that her father, Jack Keaton, had died in an accident at his Christmas tree lot. Poor Rachael… she had loved her father a great deal.