As the tide rolls in, Archie sits in his car waiting for the others to show up. One by one, cars pull into the spots around him, including the Collins.
Archie climbs out of his car and pulls the hood of his deep red cloak over his red hair. The other members of the fan club does the same thing and joins Archie.
“Did you all bring out special guests?”
“We did, Archie. They are in the trunk of our cars,” one young woman says, excitement in her eyes.
Archie smiles at her and looks up as Mr. and Mrs. Collins joins the group. “Ah, Mr. and Mrs. Collins. I’m so glad you made it to our special meeting tonight.” Archie leads Mr. and Mrs. Collins down the stone stairs to the beach below. “You two come with me. The rest of you, please, bring our other guests down on the beach and to the cave.”
The member s of the fan club rush back to their cars and open the trunks. Archie walks the Collins down the rest of the stairs and across the beach towards a cave. The water laps up closer and closer with each wave as the tide rolls in. Archie and the Collins wait at the mouth of the cave for the other members. The others join them after a few minutes, pushing or pulling other people who are gagged, blind folded, and their hands are tied behind their backs.
Mrs. Collins looks at the tied up people, confused. “Are these people joining the fan club as well? Should we have been tied up, too?”
Archie smiles at the concerned woman. “Oh no, you’re fine. These people aren’t here to join. They have a far more important reason in being here.” He nods and everyone walks into the cave.
The crashing waves behind them echoes through the cave as they walk inside. Mr. and Mrs. Collins glance back at the ocean, watching for a moment as the waves come further up on the beach. They grasp each other’s hands and follows the others into the cave. Cool air rushes past the group the further they adventure into the cave.
Archie leads the group through the cave until the cave opens up to a large room. The others in the fan club push the people to the ground and light the candles sitting around the room. Melted wax along the sides tell the Collins that they will need new candles soon as much as they light them.
Archie walks over to a podium near the middle of the cavern and pulls out a book from a small cabinet that sits next to the podium. He sets the book down on the dark wood and opens it, turning the pages carefully as he looks for something specific. Finding the page, Archie waits quietly while the fan club members finishes lighting the candles. Mr. and Mrs. Collins slowly walks closer to Archie and they see a large pool of water behind the podium.
“Tonight, we have potential new members and we have quite a few non-believers of all things H. P. Lovecraft.” Archies looks at the Collins then to the struggling captives. “Take off their blindfolds. It is time to prove to these non-believers that H.P. Lovecraft is god and we are but players in the world he has created.”
The fan club members remove the blindfolds and smiles when their is a few ripples in the giant lake. Mrs. Collins gasps when she sees the water moves and takes a step back, scared.