Underneath the Golden Gate Bridge lies the wreck of the City of Chester, a steamboat that sunk on August 22, 1890 at 10am.
The boat was impaled on the steamer Oceanic, arriving from Asia, and sunk in six minutes. It traveled to the seafloor and settled in, still upright.
Two years later, the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey thought they’d located the ship by dragging a wire through the water with a tugboat. But for the last 120 years or so, no one has thought much of the City of Chester, not even when when the Golden Gate Bridge went up just to the ocean side of the wreck.
But recently, a NOAA team got interested and deployed all the technological might we can now bring to bear.
This creepy figure dressed in a historical Plague Doctor’s costume has been roaming the city of Chester for a while now. He is a man of few words, and simply stares at the terrified people who walk past him.
summary: Phil wishes he knew Dan better, completely and totally, because they’ve only been friends for two years and that’s by far long enough to love Dan and be worried about him, but it’s not enough to recognize all the demons. (aka a bunch of headcanons about the evolution of their dynamic; title from 21p)
The silence has stretched out for over a minute, and Phil lets the tension in his jaw relax. Over. Finally. He lets the bed creak as he stands, a warning that he’s coming, but it’s echoed by a creak in the floorboards in the room over, and Dan’s pacing again.