He’d become fascinated by
his new front door soon after Dana had brought it home from an estate sale.
Alan had offered to give it a fresh coat of paint, but his wife was adamant.
“Oh, no you don’t,” Dana
warned him. “It’s beautiful as it is.”
She was right, of course.
Though weathered, the door was wonderfully sturdy with fancy decorative scrollwork.
It gave their house a unique, rustic charm.
But shortly after
installing it, he’d noticed something odd. Even now, moving to touch it again,
he remained fascinated. Sometimes he considered calling the nearby university
to see if anyone could explain how, no matter how hard you knocked, the door
only issued the faintest muffled thumps.
He couldn’t resist trying
again. He gave it a good, solid rap. Then another. And another. It sounded like
he was knocking on a cushion.
Suddenly the door flew
“Goddammit!” Dana yelled.
“What?” he asked. “What’s
But she only seethed, then
slammed the door in his face.
Alan frowned in perplexed
silence, until the door opened again. When he saw Jess, he crouched and smiled.
“Hey, pumpkin! What’s up?”
Jess hesitated, chewing her
lip. When she finally spoke, her voice sounded distant, like a whisper down a
“Daddy? I know you’re
there, Daddy. You have to go. You’re making Mommy mad.”
As she retreated, he
stepped forward to hold her and hug her and tell her everything was okay, but
his foot would not cross the threshold, and the door slowly closed.
The teenage boy was sitting in the park and was drawing. Some sketches were laid out and where was a small sign that said for sale. Alan mainly drew things he had seen before and was currently drawing a fountain and some kids playing around it and he bit his lip gently while drawing. He needed a new sketch book soon but he didn’t know if the gang he gave the money to would allow that for him.
Alan Wake is on sale during the Steam Halloween sale. What was your favorite part of the game? Mine was the entirety of the mental hospital and the farm.
My favorite single part is when the dickhead is reading Alan’s manuscript and then realizes the script says “And then the dickhead got fucking owned by the Darkness” and then he gets fucking owned by the Darkness