To Catch an Artist

Joined: Mar 18 2011, 04:29 AM

Sep 16 2015, 01:21 AM #1


Date: October 15, 2012.
City: Aurora
State: Colorado
Synopsis: In the middle of a hunt, Dean stops in an unassuming art shop on the trail of a supernatural killer. He multitasks in making a new contact, doing some Christmas shopping, and uncovering details of the case. Yup. Dean had a full and productive day.


The jingle of the bell over the door announced Dean’s entrance into the little shop. He stamped off onto the thick rug what little amount of snow he had tracked onto his boots between the short jaunt from his car to the shop, before proceeding toward the cash. Though early in the fall for snowfall, the weather was just simply cold enough for some light snow to dust the world. Dean, of course, was in dark jeans, and his usual many layers of shirts and flannel under his dark green canvas jacket. The atmosphere of the store was quiet, only a few patrons browsing the goods, canvases, paints, brushes and other assorted art tools one might find in such a shop.

Aurora, Colorado seemed like an out of the way place for Dean to go, but he was just passing through from Nebraska to South Dakota, if by passing through, he meant go several hundred miles out of his way on the off chance there was something supernatural going on in the suburb of Denver. Certainly, he had gathered some interesting clues that were compelling. One such piece of evidence was a receipt he held in hand for this very shop.

Which brought him here. Standing at the counter, waiting for the proprietor of the shop to attend to him. Hopefully, he would get some valuable information that could crack the case wide open.
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Joined: May 16 2015, 03:46 PM

Sep 16 2015, 08:22 PM #2

Eden Harper didn't like snow. At all. It would just mess places up and it was cold and wet and annoying as hell. For almost every winter he had thought to himself about moving to someplace warmer for the season. Like Italy - he liked that place. But for one reason or another the witch had not done it yet. Maybe next year.


Well, there was no helping it. The shop didn't run itself and he had to be there day after day, earning money. Actually he didn't have but he wanted to. There weren't too many people around that day and so the man had decided to do some inventory checking, slowly making his way through all the things in the store. There was practically no thefts happening at his place but one could never be completely sure without checking. And he had to make a list of supplies he'd need to order more.


Eden heard the bell ringing, signaling that someone had either come in or gone out. He rubbed his slightly aching neck swiftly, then walking to the counter to take in the possible customer. The British man laid his eyes on the newcomer, quickly glancing all over the guy. Rather normal-looking in his eyes. The shopkeeper flashed a smile, opening his mouth to speak up: "Sorry to keep you waiting, can I help you in any way?"
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Joined: Mar 18 2011, 04:29 AM

Sep 17 2015, 07:48 PM #3

Dean responded to the charming English accent and smile with an eye crinkling smile of his own. “I hadn’t been waiting long,” he demurred, politely. Despite what his brother, or the Harvelles might think of him, Dean hadn’t been raised in a barn. He could be polite.

“My name’s Dean. I’m a private investigator. If I show you a receipt, do you think you could tell me anything about the individual who purchased these items from your store?”

Offering up the receipt to the man, Dean glanced around the shop, taking in more of the finer details. Leather bound art books, canvas knives, something in a spray can called fixatif retouchable. Whatever that was. This store seemed very well stocked.

Looking back to the store owner, Dean smiled as he waited patiently for an answer. The man looked like he had been doing something tedious previously, and glad for the break. Dean couldn’t imagine working a job like this, a simple 9 to 5 job, apple pie life. Must be pretty sweet. Less nightmares. Probably some sweet dental benefits.



((Sorry it’s so short, not much to write about, lol!))
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