Eden stepped off the bus, giving the man driving a generous tip and a smile as she got off. The man gave her a weak smile that told of the little kindness he received before closing the door, leaving her on the corner of a very dark street. Eden looked around her, turning in a few circles as she searched for the street sign. “Ah…” she murmured to herself as she found it. She was on Bathurst Street. She reached into the small bag she had brought with her and pulled out the letter she had gotten from… what were they called again? Something about the paranormal. She pulled the letter out and reread it once more. Paranormal Research and Intervention Organization. “Yeah, I’ll just go with PRIO too,” she sighed, finding talking to herself rather comforting on the dark chilly night. She had lived in Nepal so long she hadn’t thought about or had the money for that matter to buy new clothing to bring or wear here to Canada, and simply wore one of her favorite long green skirts and a small white top. She dug in her bag, finding a red thick shrug and wrapped it around herself before heading in the direction the letter had demanded.
As her flat brown sandals slapped the pavement, Eden thought back to when she had gotten the letter. Mail took a while to get to her since she liked to keep herself remote and but this invitation had gotten to her just in time for her to make it to a town with an airport so she could get to this location. When she had gotten the letter, she knew there was a reason and purpose. After all, how in the world would they have known where she was? Or where the nearest plane was to her to get her tickets? Also, if someone was after her the last thing she wanted to do was put the village she cared so much about through any paranormal shock or battle. The occasional demon wasn’t a big deal, but it wasn’t like Eden had ever received a letter like this before.
Eden got to the end of the street and frowned slightly, seeing only what appeared to be an old factory. She pulled out the letter once more, reading it over for the last time and tucking it away. She shrugged, glancing at the parked cars through the gate and deciding there had to be some reason for this to be the location, and pushed open the gate for herself. She pushed it back to and walked past the cars towards the entrance, hugging her scarf piece to her person as she walked. She opened the door handle, turning it easily and walked in. She barely noticed anything grimy or unpleasant as she walked in, simply seeing instead the friendly man behind the desk in front of her. She walked towards him giving a sincere, friendly smile.
“Miss… Eden? If you would please have a seat in the waiting room, any questions or requests you might have will be accommodated by our personnel. I have to wait here and see to it that the others find their way safely,” he said. Eden nodded, figuring he had expected her to have a last name and thus the pause when he addressed her. She was before last names and from the time of tribes, however, and simply smiled and pointed. “Over there?” she asked, unsure of where the waiting room was. “Yes, ma’am,” he replied, pointing again at the door behind him. Eden smiled and nodded. “Thank you,” she said brightly before carrying her bag and person into the waiting room. So, there were others that would be coming as well? Perhaps all of their fates were to be intertwined over the next however many days or months, or years for that matter.
As Eden walked into the waiting room she looked around, seeing one very pretty woman already sitting in one of the waiting chairs and another behind a plexi-glass window. This was all so clean and nice, much different than what she was expecting when she had walked up to this place. Then again, she had always found appearances meant nothing. “If you would please have a seat, we will begin once the others arrive,” said the woman behind the glass. Eden nodded. “Thank you,” she said automatically before sitting across from the woman already there. She set down her bag and sighed as if she were settling in and getting comfortable. She smiled at the lady across from her and gave a cheesy little wave. “Hello there. I hope the others come soon, I’m awfully curious as to what all this is about,” she said, still smiling and glancing around the room to take in every detail.