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"My name is John Constantine. I am the one who steps from the shadows, all trench coat and arrogance. I'll drive your demons away, kick 'em in the bollocks, and spit on them when they're down, leaving only a nod and a wink and a wisecrack. I walk my path alone because, let's be honest... who would be crazy enough to walk it with me?."
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John Constantine (born May 10, 1982),[1] alias El Diablo among the gangsters of Mexico City[2], is an exorcist, demonologist and hedge warlock, self-styled as "master of the dark arts". Raised by an abusive father who blamed him for the death of his mother in childbirth, John grew up highly cynical and cunning, and developed an interest in the dark arts. In his teenage years, he was introduced into the occult world by Anne Marie, learned various spells and became an exorcist with the hopes of one day using his powers to resurrect his mother. John became a figure of respect among the dabblers of magic. However, one night, John attempted an exorcism on a young girl named Astra by summoning the demon Nergal, only for the demon to kill Astra and drag her soul to Hell, damning her for eternity, an action which damned John's soul for Hell upon death. Overwhelmed with guilt, John initially retired but after hearing of the Rising Darkness from the angel Manny, he returned to face this threat, with Manny giving him hope that, should he succeed, his soul may be spared eternal damnation. Early life John was born in Liverpool[1] in 1982, though his mother died giving birth to him. Her death caused his father to develop a deep resentment towards John, whom he blamed for Mary Anne's demise, and led to him calling his son "Killer" throughout his whole life. Additionally, whenever his father came home from drinking at the bar, he would hit John in the face and remind him that his mother died because of him. Also, to punish him, John's father would put out cigarettes by burning them on John's arms. John also had an older sister.[3] During John's teenage years, he met a nun named Anne Marie, who introduced him into the occult world. The two also became lovers.[4] John then began reading every book he could find on the occult, learning how to conjure dead beings in the hopes of one day conjuring his mother.[3] At some point in his life, he met and became friends with both Chas Chandler[5] and Esrin Fortuna, the latter of whom he eventually came to owe a substantial sum of money.[6] He also had a brutal encounter with sorcerer Felix Faust which he survived but left Faust with a grudge against him, and also heard of the voodoo priest Papa Midnite. He also heard of Damien Darhk, leader of H.I.V.E., and came to fear him so much he considered leaving whatever city he was seeking to destroy a preferable option to fighting him. Visit to Lian Yu Oliver and Constantine in a cave on Lian Yu Oliver Queen and John Constantine. Seeking an object called the Orb of Horus, an ancient spell book, John traveled to Lian Yu to retrieve it but was caught by Baron Reiter's men and interrogated, violently. Conklin interrupted the interrogation to tell Reiter of an A.R.G.U.S. communications device he found and accuses newcomer Oliver Queen of being a spy. Reiter presented Oliver with a map John possessed and after confirming his knowledge of their locations, John performed a spell to free himself from his handcuffs and held Oliver at gunpoint and used him as leverage to escape Reiter's compound. He had Oliver forcibly take him to the area he sought and performed a spell to uncover the hidden passageway, much to Oliver's shock. Once inside, they explored the cave where John explained that there are areas of the world as old as it including Lian Yu, possessing things corrupt men aren't supposed to have such as Reiter. John eventually found what he sought and retrieved it but set off a trap which Oliver saves him from being killed by, insisting he's not one of Reiter's men. After exiting the cave John thanked Oliver for saving his life and broke off the crystal off the rod to give to Reiter, as the rod itself is what contains the magic. John also warned Oliver about Reiter, insisting his narcotics aren't his only interest for being on the island. As insurance, John also used the rod to transfer a spell on his arm onto Oliver's torso, insisted he'd know what to do when the time came and on Oliver's request, John punched him out cold as part of his "escape" and left on his boat, but the two would keep in contact.[7] Incident at Newcastle A demon possessed a girl named Astra, the daughter of a friend of John's and he and his friends Anne Marie Flynn, Gary Lester, Ritchie Simpson, Judith and Chas Chandler attempted to stop it. John, however, decided to summon a more powerful demon named Nergal and extort him into dragging the lesser demon back to Hell, but unfortunately Nergal was able to seize Astra and killed her violently in front of everyone then pulled her soul into Hell damning her for eternity. This action severally traumatized John and he placed himself in Ravenscar Psychiatric Facility for the Mentally Deranged out of guilt. The rest of the crew also came to resent John, some more than others, but regardless his actions and Astra's death haunted them all for the rest of their lives.[3] Paying an old debt A few months after his voluntary interment, John discovered a possessed woman writing something on a wall. After exorcising the woman, John saw that she wrote the words "Liv Die". Remembering his promise to his friend, Jasper Winters, John left the hospital and went to the United States. There he met Liv Aberdine, the daughter of his friend who (like her father) could see the true nature of supernatural things when in contact with an amulet. They soon learned that the demon Furcifer pursued and wanted to kill her. John decided to ask the help of Ritchie to defeat the demon. The three then prepared a trap for the demon. As John began to recite an incantation to send the demon back to hell, Astra appeared. Furcifer then made an offer to John: if John freed him then Furcifer would release Astra's soul from Hell. As John was about to free Furcifer, Liv discovered that it was not Astra, but a demon disguised as her. Learning this, John performed an exorcism and sent the demons back to Hell. Liv then left John's company to go and live with a friend, but not before performing a scrying ritual on the map of the United States, leaving dots of blood on the sources of the strengthened dark magic. Meanwhile, John made the decision to help Manny to discover the nature of the thing that was causing the supernatural world to go wild. He and Chas Chandler decided to tackle on the country's supernatural problems, hoping to save John's soul along the way.[3] Hard-traveling exorcists Sunbelt Rentals John Constantine on a mission in Heddwich. Traveling to the town of Heddwich without his partner (Chas had to stay out of the State of Pennsylvania due to an incident involving a Succubus and a trainwreck), John ended up meeting Zed Martin, who's been seeing Constantine in her dreams, along with visions of demons. Although ne didn't trust Zed at first, her specific skills and a talent for clairvoyance magic made her an asset to John. Ditching Zed at the hotel, Constantine traveled to the wake ceremony in remembrance of late Lannis Cadogan with a Hearty Cuisine Chicken Dinner as a gift, using the situation to snoop around the house and look for clues. John encountered Lannis Cadogan's wife, who told him her sob story over marrying a deadbeat husband who tried to woo her as a "captain of industry", and then tried to seduce John. When he didn't respond to her advances, the widow shouted at him and made a scene in front of the guests, publicly shooing Constantine out of her house. Having to fight off the mining company's goons, John left the premises, but not before letting Thad Bowman, the boss of NorPenn Mining Company know that he uncovered the secret behind the unnatural happenings at the mine. At first, John suspected the local disenfranchised preacher to be the one who enchanted the Coblynau to do dark deeds, but later investigation along with Zed convinced him that the man was innocent. Venturing into the mines while following Thad Bowman and his son, John and Zed encountered the Coblynau trying to attack the two men, but John was able to break the dark spell and remind the spirit of its good nature, though not before it killed the father. Finally figuring it out, John came back to Lannis Cadogan's widow, revealing his suspicions about her use of Gypsy black magic. She tried to sic Coblynau on Constantine, but forgot the fact that Coblynau are spirits of dead miners, which allowed John to summon her own husband as one, to take its revenge on the one who killed him. The Coblynau-turned Lannis appeared out of the ground and dragged his wife under it together with him.[1] Later on John, Chas and Zed traveled to the city of Chicago to deal with the hunt of the acetate containing a recording of the voice of the Devil himself, the First of the Fallen. They were opposed by Papa Midnite, who saw the acetate as an artifact of demonic energy.[8] John was able to use the disk's own Dark Magic to send it back to hell where it belongs, which completely foiled the Vodoo Sorcerer's plans and left Papa Midnite with a grudge against him. Masterminds of the Rising Darkness Pazuzu John possessed by Pazuzu. After defeating the demon Lamashtu, John found out that the cause of all the supernatural events that have been happening were because of "The Rising Darkness". The rising darkness was a plan by the Brujera, to merge Hell and Earth together. The Brujera found a way to break the boundary that kept Earth and Hell separate. This would allow demonic creatures to roam freely across the land. Among Brujeria's creatures that John encountered were Lamashtu, Invunche and Nahash. To combat them, John used the Icon of Pazuzu to strike a deal with the First of the Fallen, welcoming Pazuzu to possess him in exchange for regeneration and power.[4][2] Afterwards, John had to remove the demon from his body while trying to escape from a prison in Mexico City, where he ended up for Pazuzu's murder of the members of Santa Muerte gang while possessing John. In the prison John met with Stanley Gibson, an employee of the British consulate, along with the local fence Julio, whose actions led to another release of Pazuzu and the murder of more Santa Muerte gangsters, leaving the other prisoners to consider John the one in charge, giving him the alias "El Diablo". Zed Martin, Chas Chandler and Anne Marie Flynn, a former Newcastle Crew member, now a nun of the Catholic Church, eventually got John back to Jasper Winters' millhouse and exorcised him, removing Pazuzu from his body.[2] Felix Faust (hooded) Felix Faust had a grudge against John. Learning about the Resurrection Crusade's attack on Jasper Winters' millhouse, he covered it with a duplicity spell, but Zed was still distraught over them revealing its location in the first place. John and Zed then went to New York City and assisted Chas in saving his daugher, Geraldine, who was left soulless after being targeted by the Soul separating spell. Enlisting the local medium Fennel, the team found out the location of a dark mage's hideout, with the mage turning out to be none other than Felix Faust, an ancient black mage with a grudge against John.[9] Faust agreed to release Geraldine's soul if John sent the demon Karabasan back to Hell. Chas refused to cooperate with the man who took his daughter's soul, and was angered by the fact that John didn't know how to fight Faust, now empowered by many stolen souls and the power of the Rising Darkness. John and Zed went alone, and succeeded in killing Karabasan. However, Faust announced that since John killed the demon, instead of banishing it, he didn't have to do his part of the deal. In turn, Chas showed his powers to Faust and offered another deal: his daughter's soul in exchange for 31 other souls that he had on him. When Faust eagerly grasped at the opportunity, Chas chained him to himself with an unbreakable sinew from Achilles' heel and blew them both with a grenade. Faust's death broke his spells, restoring the souls of the people in comas, Geraldine included.[9] Restoring Sara Lance's soul Team Arrow and John Constantine prepare to restore Sara Lance's soul John preparing to restore Sara's soul. In late 2015, John received a call from his old friend Oliver Queen asking him to come to Star City to help him restore the soul of his friend Sara Lance which he accepted. He met with Team Arrow and explained that Sara needed a restoration of her soul, not an exorcism, as her sister Laurel mistook it for. John also commented on the number of pretty girls Oliver had surrounded himself with, which made them feel somewhat uncomfortable. Much to Felicity's confusion he requested a peac*ck feather, which he used only to scratch his back. John explained that the ritual would transport them to the "other side" where Sara's soul was trapped, and transported himself, Oliver and Laurel. Upon entering the spirit world, in the shape of Nanda Parbat, John, Oliver and Laurel found the room where Sara was trapped in the Lazarus Pit. John held off the spirit of a League of Assassins member, as Oliver and Laurel freed Sara. All of them returned safely, with Sara restored to life. As John left, Oliver thanked him for his help, but John also told him he'd had a dark feeling since being in town, Oliver confirming it as their newest problem Damien Darhk. John however warned Oliver to be careful around Darhk and advised he leave town while he still could, before departing.[7] Hell By late February 2016, John somehow found his way to Hell,[10] presumably to fulfil his promise of saving Astra Logue.[3] By May, John eventually escaped Hell and Oliver was finally able to get in contact again with Constantine, asking for a means to defeat Darhk's magic. In response, Constantine sent Oliver to meet with Esrin Fortuna, who had a better understanding of Darhk's magic, and could possibly teach him to defend against it.[11] Meeting the Legends In late 2017, John had encountered a demon that was possessing a little girl who knew about Sara Lance, so he infiltrated the Waverider as Sara dropped off Jax. Stating she had a debt to repay to him after he saved her soul two years ago, he requested her help to face it.[12] With their help he learned that the girl was Nora Darhk who was slowly being taken over by a demon called Mallus. However the second exorcism again failed, with Constantine, Sara, and Leo Snart being sent back in time by Mallus. Sara found herself being plagued with visions courtesy of Mallus. Although Constantine was able to banish them away and the two talked about their past and sins. The two flirt with one another leading to the two having sex. After their encounter they saved Leo from being lobotomized, and Sara decided to travel to Mallus' spirit world again to use the connection to power up the same transportation spell that was used to send them to the past. They eventually returned to 2017 however Constantine couldn't save Nora once they were back due to the emotional manipulation of her father who told her that the order would help her. Before he left the Waverider he confided in Ray Palmer that despite Sara's strong will she would eventually succumb to Mallus like Nora did. Personality Having witnessed the horrors of the world, John is very cynical and seemingly unconcerned with the value of human life, often deflecting his real feelings with sarcastic jokes even towards the possibility of his own death. Due to the number of people who have died around him John prefers to work alone and anyone he does work with, he avoids attachment so he won't be as hurt if they get killed. He is also known for having a very dry sense of humor. John is also noted for being brutally honest with people, even angels, and never being shy of expressing his attraction to people he encounters. It's been shown a few times he openly expresses an attraction to Zed Martin, after meeting Team Arrow he openly refers to all the female members of the team, such as Laurel Lance, Felicity Smoak and Thea Queen, as "pretty girls", and even openly flirted with Leo Snart. Despite his apart bleak view of the world and cynicism, John is a very honorable man as he is always there for the few friends he has, helping Chas to retrieve his daughter from Felix Faust and helping Oliver Queen to restore Sara Lance's soul. He also did a protection spell on Oliver despite his refusal to have attachments to people when he saw Oliver had a pure heart. John tends to be a pessimistic realist as when Oliver thanked him for bringing Sara back he simply told Oliver he owed him only for Oliver to rebuttal that instead of that, they should always have each other's back when need be, not as business acquaintances, but friends. However, John is also arrogant and overconfident in his bluffing, to the point of having questionable morals, such as when he threatened the life of an innocent child (Diego) to get Lamashtu (one of Eve's sisters) to reveal why she was working for the La Brujeria, which forced his ex-lover Anne Marie Flynn to shoot him and leave John to be eaten by an Invunche. As his journey to stop the Rising Darkness continued, John appeared to have developed possible genuine romantic feelings for Zed Martin, as observed by Manny, who pointed out that John was jealous upon seeing Jim Corrigan kiss her, since he seemed to be genuinely shocked and upset to see it. He also admitted that due to rarely encountering evil Humans, he was troubled by the La Brujeria as they were quite possibly the worst of humanity, which worried him. Powers and abilities Powers John Constantine produces fire from his hands John produces fire from his hands. Magic: While referring to himself as merely an "occasional dabbler" after his failed exorcism, John is a master of the occult and mystic arts. Since his teenage years, John has accumulated vast knowledge and skill of magic, mysticism, and the supernatural. He is well-versed in various words and phrases of multiple ancient languages, such as Latin, which he will usually chant while performing certain rituals or incantations. Many incantations give him the ability to affect physical forces, such as the inner workings of mechanisms, and the movements of others, allowing him to move objects and control their motion and momentum with the proper incantation. Exorcism: John can exorcise spirits that are demonic or ghostly in origin from their hosts by chanting incantations. Exorcism is one of John's most prominent abilities. Interdimensional travel: John, along with Ritchie Simpson, knew an Egyptian ritual that would allow them to travel to the reality of Jacob Shaw. John also performed a ritual that transported himself, Oliver Queen, and Laurel Lance to the spirit world, to rescue the trapped soul of Sara Lance. Magic circles: John uses magic circles that can be used for rituals, as boundaries, or traps for certain creatures, such as when he used a magical circle to trap the powerful demon, Furcifer, so he could banish it back to hell.[3] Necromancy: John mentioned that he mastered necromancy during his teenage years. With the help of Papa Midnite, he was able to allow the spirits of the dead to move on to the afterlife. John is also capable of restoring a person's lost soul back into their body. He was able to restore Sara Lance's soul, and mentioned he had restored a person's soul once before. He also performed a ritual to temporarily reanimate and speak with the dead at the Chicago morgue using the Hand of Glory artifact.[7][8] Pyromancy: John possesses some power over fire, as shown when he ignited his hands with a lighter, and suffered no harmful effects from his hands being engulfed in flames.[3] Summoning: John can summon various entities, and even control them. He has summoned demons to fight other demons for him, and once summoned a demon into his body to protect himself from a Invunche. Supernatural concealment: John mentioned that he could hide Liv from demons with a special spell. Telekinesis: John once telekinetically closed and locked a door. He also used this power on manifestation of a League of Assassins member, freezing its motion and suspending it helplessly in mid air before killing it with a sword.[8] Cloaking spell: John recognized and dispelled this magic at Felix Faust's hideout.[9] Duplicity spell: John used this spell to cover the location of Jasper Winters' millhouse.[9] Protection spell: John used this spell to give Chas Chandler the ability to resurrect himself from the dead, but only a certain number of times.[9] Sleep spell: John used this spell to put Zed Martin to sleep.[9] Abilities Occult knowledge: John has acquired extensive knowledge of the supernatural. John is master of the dark arts and well versed in demonology. He has been studying the dark arts since his teenage years. Skilled detective: John is a skilled detective, specializing in paranormal investigation. Expert escape artist: John has shown that he can effortlessly break free from hand cuffs, when being interrogated by Jim Corrigan. Expert con artist: John has a well known reputation of being a con man. Skilled swordsman: During a spiritual adventure to save Sara Lance's soul, John demonstrated a degree of swordsmanship, able to hold his own against a manifestation of a League of Assassins member. However, he was quickly pressured enough that he had to resort to magic to defeat his opponent. Skilled hand-to-hand combatant: John possesses some skill in fighting, as he was able to knock out two opponents (both strong miners). Multilingual: Aside from English, his mother tongue, John can perform spells in Italian, Assyrian, and Hebrew so it can be presumed he knows the languages fluently. It may also be presumed he knows Arabic and Sanskrit, due to being able to read text written in these languages. Extra sensory awareness: John had an uneasy feeling when he first arrived in Star City, which Oliver immediately claimed it was because of Damien Darhk. Entomology: John was able to immediately recognize Khapra beetles implying he knows insects and could tell them apart very well. Equipment Bag: John has a bag of items that he may need for his investigations. Some items he carries in the bag are: holy water, a police scanner, cemetery dirt, duct tape, and nails from the coffin of Saint Padua, which can be used as a tracking device. Business Cards: John carries business cards that read, "John Constantine; Exorcist, Demonologist, and Master of the dark arts". Driving License: John carries around his United Kingdom driving license. Stone of true seeing: John was given this artifact by Felix Faust to see the invisible demon Karabasan.[9] Lighter: John uses a specific lighter to which he lights a cigarette. This particular lighter bears an Ace of Spades, possibly to show that he faces his conflicts by himself. Six of Diamonds magic card: John possesses a charmed card that is able to take on the appearance of whatever its holder requires. John has used this card to imitate a credit card and health and human services ID. Scry Map: John possesses a map in which he uses to find new supernatural events to investigate. Former equipment Icon of Pazuzu: John used this artifact to unleash Pazuzu's rage on Lamashtu. He then turned its powers onto itself, letting Pazuzu possess him, removing the artifact and leaving a symbol of Pazuzu on John's hand. Ring of Solomon: John used this artifact to trap Mnemoth















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Apr 8th 2018 03:07


Rain tapped against the window. It was a light sound but seemed to echo in the silent apartment. Jessica Jones laid on the couch, staring blankly up at the ceiling. Her business had hit its slow points before, but lately it was completely dead. The most she’d gotten in the past month was a woman who seemed positive her neighbor had poisoned her dog for frequently crapping in their yard. It had been a pitifully easy case. It was the neighbor, just not the one the woman thought it had been. It had been the one on the other side. And that was it. The full extent to the excitement in Miss Jones’s life as of late.

When a knock came from her door, it didn’t seem likely that it would be a potential client. It was probably just a neighbor of her own coming to bitch at her about something she couldn’t care less about. “Whatever it is, just deal with it and fuck off,” she said as she opened the door. But it wasn’t a neighbor. It was an older man in what was clearly a very expensive suit. Her demeanor changed to one of slight exasperation. “Let me guess, you’re here to serve me papers for something I have no clue about?” The man looked a little confused, and that confusion was expressed in his tone. “No… I’m looking for Jessica Jones. The sign says Alias Investigations, is this the right place?” Her eyes narrowed a bit suspiciously. “Yeah. What do you need?” A small look of relief came over his face as he spoke, “I’d like to hire you.”

Feeling like a complete ass, her brows went up. “Oh! I’m sorry. I haven’t really… I’ve just been dealing with some unpleasant people.” She stepped aside and held her arm out. “Please come in, take a seat.” The man gave an understanding smile and entered. They both took their seats on opposite sides of the desk. “So, what can I help you with?” Her dark brown eyes ran over him, shoes to briefcase. “Trying to catch a cheating wife who’s looking to take you to the cleaners?” He shook his head. “No. My wife passed away about half a year ago. Leukemia. I need you to find my son.” She straightened in her chair, feeling a little bad for her blunt assumption. “Apologies. I… well, honestly I don’t have much of a filter, or so I’m told.” He gave her a reassuring nod. “It’s perfectly alright. How could you know. And I’m sure that in your business you do get a lot of people looking to catch unfaithful spouses in the act. I’m sorry, I haven’t even introduced myself. I’m Drake Colcord.” He extended his hand across the desk. Shaking it, the detective gave a knowing nod. “You’re the big-time stock broker. You’ve made a lot of people very rich.” Drake nodded, looking down. “Yes, I’m very good at my job. What I’m not good at is parenting.”

After a moment of silence Mr. Colcord explained his situation. After the passing of his wife, his 16 years old son began acting out. “Thinking on it now, he was probably just trying to get my attention. But I’d thrown myself entirely into work, so I wouldn’t have to deal with the loss.” After getting arrested for stealing a car, the two had a major fight. “I told him I was glad his mother was dead, so she wouldn’t have to feel the disappoint in him that I felt. It was a horrible thing to say.” Jessica nodded and added, “it’s definitely a parenting fail. But people have said worse to their kids and it’s ended up fine. Go on.” He explained how his son, Tommy, had left the house after the fight and he hadn’t seen him since. He’d cancelled the boy’s credit card about four hours later, hoping he’d have been back before that. “I first went to Pryce Cheng to find Tommy. Two of his men claimed to have found him, and he allegedly beat the crap out of them. He put them in the E.R. I don’t understand it. These were big, former military men. Tommy is a lanky kid, can’t even throw a ball. Suffice it to say, I told Pryce I was going to go in a different direction.”

Jessica shrugged her shoulders, eyes narrowed in mild confusion. “So why come here? If a couple of soldier boys couldn’t catch your kid what makes you think I can?” Leaning forward, Drake clasped his hands together. “I know about you. About your abilities. He’s a minor, and I want him back home where I know he’s safe. I don’t know how he was able to beat these men the way he did, drugs maybe… But from what I hear, you can handle it. Use force and drag him back home if that’s what it takes. I’ve been a lousy father. I want to make up for that.” Jess blinked a few times before clarifying. “You want me to find your kid and what? Knock him out and carry him back home?” He sighed and nodded. “It sounds rough, and harsh. But I’m terrified of what could happen to him out on the streets, of what he’s already gotten into. He’s just a kid. He’s my kid. I just want my boy back.” Colcord looked like he was about to cry. He took a breath and regained his composure. “I’ll pay you one-hundred thousand dollars.”

Never had this private investigator ever been offered anywhere near that much to bring home a runaway teen. I guess the rich don’t f*** around, she thought. “I’m going to be honest with you here, that’s much higher than my usual going rate.” He opened his briefcase and took out a checkbook and a pen. “I know. But it’s a small price to pay for my child. Is half up front ok? I can give you the rest when you’ve brought him home.” Jessica sat, astounded for a moment before shrugging. “Yeah, that’s good. I’ll take the case. I’ll need all information you have so far.” Pausing from writing his check, he pulled out a relatively thin file from the briefcase and handed it to her. “That has everything Cheng found, plus pictures of the two injured men. It’s not much.” She took the file while he signed his name to the check. “I’ve found more with less.” She took the check, then looked back to Drake. “I’ll get on this right away. I will keep you updated.” He thanked her profusely, and then left. She shut the door and looked at the check. “Definitely pays better than finding a dog killer.”


******


I sometimes wonder if returning runaways is always the right call. Even when you’re a teenager you have a pretty good idea of where you don’t want to be, or where you don’t need to be. If there’s no reason to stay in an unhappy home, then why not go? But what would I know? I’ve been running my whole life, in one way or another.


Jacket on, hoodie up, Jones moved through the seedy streets near to the docks. The file stated it was the area the kid had been spotted. With all the drunks, junkies, and other assorted street people, she found it a bit odd that she hadn’t yet seen one teenager. It was New York, there were usually gutter kids, runaways, everywhere. So, where were they? Maybe they all decided there must be a better neighborhood than this. Seriously, it smells like a dumpster took a sh*t. She had been in the neighborhood by the docks a million times and it had never smelled so bad, it was a mystery in of itself. Then finally she spotted one. A kid, no older than maybe fifteen, running between a couple buildings. With nothing to lose, Jessica gave chase, but intentionally remaining about a half a block behind. The kid was already running, how would he react if he saw a stranger running after him?

His skinny frame slipped through a small opening in a chained-up gate. Beyond the gate was what looked like an old boarded up warehouse on the water. The kid had disappeared somewhere within. Jessica grabbed the chain’s lock and gave it a good yank, breaking it open. Sticking to the shadows, the sleuth looked around the building for any open entrance. There were none that she could find, but when her eyes moved upward it looked as though there maybe a light coming from the roof. With a quick glance around to be sure no one was in sight, Jess leapt up to the top of the three-story building. Sure enough, there was a skylight toward the center with light shining through from inside.

Creeping over, staying to the edge of the ceiling window, the private eye peered down inside. There were teenagers, easily forty of them, milling about. They carried candles and strange looking bottles, some worked on drawing a large circular symbol in the center of the room. It looked like they were using some sort of paint, however it had a very blood-like color. And there was a strange looking altar at the far end of the room. The kids were all silent. They moved almost robotically, as though they’d been programmed to do what they were doing. Grabbing her camera, Jessica began clicking pictures like crazy. Upon zooming in, she could see that all the kids had an empty look in their eyes. It was as if the lights were on, but no one was home.

So what do you do when you see something that you know can’t be good? Some might say, go and stop it. But what if you’re outnumbered? Do you call the cops? I can say from experience that seldom ends well. You can go against the odds and jump into a fight you know you’ll lose. You can take some time to try and formulate a plan. Or you can say f*** it and do nothing. I’ve already asked myself what a hero would do. But what would a smart person do?
Querl Dox (Brainiac 5 - LoSH)

Mar 4th 2018 03:25


Interesting. I am unfamiliar with the old 21st century languages, mister Constantine. I was unable to place your accent with any accuracy.
ॐŁøķï Ťhě Ğođ Öf Stories•°♡

Mar 2nd 2018 15:55


// I deal with the supernatural, I almost died in a abandoned crazy house, there was a demon with red eyes that attacked me, my friends called 911 while he was dragging me around, I decided to fight back tho and I am alive so yeah what John does is not f***ing easy
ॐŁøķï Ťhě Ğođ Öf Stories•°♡

Mar 2nd 2018 15:52


Loki blinks in confusion and raised his brow. " I am not a woman, do you want to see?" He smirks mischievously and started to remove his pants
Querl Dox (Brainiac 5 - LoSH)

Mar 2nd 2018 15:41


Good to know. Another colloquialism committed to memory then.If I may ask you a question, is this how people speak where you are from? Most curious.
Querl Dox (Brainiac 5 - LoSH)

Mar 2nd 2018 15:04


Aah! I understand anecdote. I will commit to my eidetic memory for future reference. I misunderstood that you might be travelling somewhere. Equally your reference to me as "mate", also an ancient Earth expression does not imply you wish to start a relationship with me.
ॐŁøķï Ťhě Ğođ Öf Stories•°♡

Mar 2nd 2018 15:03


// I love John Constantine!!


Loki smirks as he leans close to his face as his fingers wrapped around his tie. " Then Hello then dear..." He winks

ॐŁøķï Ťhě Ğođ Öf Stories•°♡

Mar 2nd 2018 14:47


John, you can always say hello, I won't bite you
Querl Dox (Brainiac 5 - LoSH)

Mar 2nd 2018 10:27


Indeed. I am not to be confused with my evil ancestor. A ticket? *Looks inquisitively* A ticket to where?
Querl Dox (Brainiac 5 - LoSH)

Mar 1st 2018 13:25


"Hmmm" Folds arms. "That would be a five!"
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