I went out again yesterday, just looking for some clue, some hint, anything. I found nothing. Eventually, I just sat down and finished reading Echo. Which was also unsatisfactory, because it was only the first volume and it ended on a cliffhanger.
I finally checked the comments and found that you guys figured out where to go next. So I went back to my motel room.
It was unlocked. Cautiously, I opened the door and stepped inside. There was nobody there. Nothing was moved. Except.
Except there was a package on the bed.
Tentatively, I opened the package and found the same note I had found a few days ago on my car. Except now someone had written over it.
"hell of a race" is what it now says.
I flipped the note:
It's the "see you soon" part that disturbs me.
Underneath the note was a notebook:
The outside of the notebook.
And the first page.
And, even stranger, underneath the notebook was this:
Yes, that's right, it's the "complete edition."
I looked around the motel room some more, but didn't find anything else. So I packed up the box with my other stuff and left.
I hope this is the last place. The place where I can find Derek. I'm beginning to lose hope. I know I still have a phone call. The Jester promised a phone call. I'm holding onto that.
I wonder how long it will last. How long until the Jester tires of the game and decides to just kill us both.
Kill Devil Hills. I wonder. Can I kill the Devil? When the time comes, can I kill the Jester?