Supernatural Fan Fiction posted November 12, 2017 Chapters:  ...4 5 -6- 

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Fate brings Eu El to a darker shadow from the other side

A chapter in the book Fortune Cookies

Welcome Day

by Cybertron1986

Above picture is the actual dorm window.

Below picture is an artist's water paint rendition.

Looking closely, you will discover that The Other Side of the Shadows exists beyond this story.
A subtle breeze jostles the withered leaves of a tree branch that scatter onto a concrete path leading to an entrance with a sign that reads, "Welcome Fall '96 Students to Mary Park Hall!"

The building's bland paint, simple architecture, and ageless foliage gives an old, but not yet ancient impression. From the Pacific's shore, just a walking distance to the west under the already fading sunlight, a thick overcast sweeps across this bustling scene.

Three floors above Mary Park's lobby, a defining rap song, Tupac's "Changes," blares from a window in attempt to liven the campus' mood marred only by the comments of disapproving parents claiming, "That's not music."

Gamers, without delay, fashion their cubic dorm room with the latest in modern video game entertainment: a Super Nintendo console. While, inside the lobby, a small crowd gathers by a bulletin board reading the list of updated room assignments.

Two young girls dressed in gym clothes go almost unnoticed as they strain to carry a home gym, the size of a twin bed, upstairs to the second floor. A different pair struggles with a 48 inch television screen which attracts more attention.

There is a growing line of homesick students waiting to use one of four occupied phone booths aligned side-by-side inside the lobby.

It is there that we turn our attention to the second booth from the left, where a young girl is casually seated. She is dressed in a black business outfit. Her straight black hair, just touching her shoulders, is softly pressed against the phone's speaker, where her ear is slightly covered. Her exotic eyes tell an untold story of a foreign land, where many claim they are familiar with, but few have ever traveled to. She exhibits motions that are more mature and sophisticated as compared to the other girls her age; every moment of laughter is conservatively covered by her hand. From behind the clear booth door, her conversation is inaudible.

For now, her presence is insignificant. However, without anyone's awareness, her being has sparked an emotion of interest from across the lobby.

The body language of her soft giggle, supplemented with the calm joy in her round eyes, naturally ignite the dormant senses of a familiar boyish individual, who is now older and physically more mature.

If we carefully tune into his head like a careful adjustment of a television's antennae, then we would be entertained to notice how the world around him has gradually slowed. Every sound is mute except for the sound of his heart that is beating inside like a wild bird.

In his mind, at the moment his eyes gaze upon the girl, the blaring rap music transforms into a forgotten recording of, "There She Goes," by the La's.

Suddenly, an abrupt echo of his father's voice disrupts the moment like an old record player scratching across the middle of the song.

"I did NOT send you to school to gawk at girls! You are here to study! No dating! NO looking!"

Placing his index finger at the center of his round large glasses, the young man slides his frame closer to his eyes as if to regain focus. He brings to attention the girl's high class attire as compared to his own worn jeans, and old t-shirt with the phrase "Baseball is Life." His conditioned logic reminds him of the advice he received from an older sibling while in high school.

"You will never be worthy of any girl. Ever. If I can't be happy, then so can't YOU!"

The young man walks away, his presence still unnoticed by the girl. Neither of them realizing how the chapters of their fate will soon overlap.

Approaching his new room, the last one at the end of the all-boys floor on the right just before the emergency exit, he notices, from the corner of his eye, his new neighbors across his room. They are huddled around a big screen television congratulating one another with high fives for completing another level of "Super Mario Kart."

Entering his room, he meets his new roommate, Daniel, an much older exchange student from Taiwan, who introduces himself as one who earned his way to school through palm reading in the streets of Taipei.

"By the way," Daniel says pointing to the empty bed on the right. "I'm giving you this side; hope you don't mind. Your side gives off negative vibes."

"No worries," Eu El replies, holding back feelings of cynicism.

Eu El tells himself, "This is going to be one entertaining school year."

He decorates the corner of his desk with Windcharger, the Transformers action figure he received on his eleventh birthday, and the only childhood toy he saved after his entire collection of Transformers and G.I. Joe figures were stolen by a close friend after graduating high school.

Above his bed, on the empty space of the wall, he firmly tacks the comic book, "Web of Spider-Man" issue number 31.

Outside, parked cars and rental vans begin slowly dispersing as the settling atmosphere suggests the conclusion of a rather active day. Families and students express final wishes for a successful school year before saying their good-byes. In the rustle of events, a slight wind continues to scatter more dry leaves to the ground.

Except for the black bird perched within a tree branch, no one notices the shadow that has stood idly for some time inside of a room strangely, but deliberately vacant.

The mysterious shadow, who has surveyed this "Welcome Day" since the beginning, inanimately continues standing behind the window as if time has no relevancy to its questionable presence.

Coincidentally, just like Eu El's room, this window with the shadow is also on the first floor of the all-boys hall.

Neither the shadow, nor Eu El, realizes that the chapters of their fate will also soon...


It has been a little over nine years since Eu El's first encounter with the entities which exist on the other side of the shadows.

In college now, he moves into his new and temporary home: the dormitories of San Francisco State University, where the chapters of his life will soon become darker than what he is prepared to accept.
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