“A local bar caught fire last night around 10 in the evening.” News reporter Jimmy Sanders said, looking into the camera as he read of the teleprompter placed conveniently next to it. “Witnesses report to seeing a small figure running from the scene suspiciously before the building caught aflame.”
The TV flashed to a scene of the burned building. Police tape boarded the building, a few guards lingering for protection. The left side of the building was blackened the entire way up from the fire, stretching about midway into the building. The corner had fallen off, leaving it exposed to the outside world. The sign that rested on the top of the bar was half burned, half stained by smoke. It wasn’t a pretty sight.
“Yet, only moments before fire trucks and police arrived, they say they saw a man dressed in black chase after the suspicious man.”
The picture flashed to that of an old man with a microphone that was rather close to his face. The man’s eyes appeared to be closed, his bald head shinning slightly off the sunlight.
“He was dressed in all black—really hard to see. But there was one distinct feature that proved he was there.” The man said. Underneath on the television screen, a label appeared announcing he was Todd McDermott; Neighbor. “He had a green slash that crossed over his back. It almost looked like his clothing had been ripped open and underneath was green skin. Hell, for all I know, his skin was green. Couldn’t see a *beep* part of him.”
Sanders’ voice spoke over top of the scene as the camera moved to a different position. A close up shot of the sign. The damage was much more evident through that position.
“Police later found Charles Kingston tied to a telephone post only two building from where the fire took place. They later confirmed that Kingston was the initiator of the fire.” His voice was shaky at first, but Sanders quickly regained his confidence, finishing up the story smoothly.
“This is not the first time a felon has been found nearly right outside of the crime recently. Many other people have reported to see the same Man with the Green Slash on the scene. Police are now conducting an investigation looking into who this mysterious man could be, and what his intentions are.” Sanders faked a small smirk, “However, if this mystery man continues to catch the criminals for us, he might not be so bad.”
Sanders composed himself again, pausing for a moment before speaking, “Next up, a local bakery wins a 20,000 dollar contest. How they did it, and what they plan to do with the money coming up after the break.”
Rick, the cameraman, motioned with his hand that they were off air. Sanders relaxed in his chair, leaning back.
Mr. Myers, his boss, stormed onto the set, his face furious. He pressed both of his palms flat against the desk, glaring at his employee. “What the hell was that, Sanders?”
“What do you mean?”
“You are hired to look good and read from the teleprompter. Exactly what the teleprompter says.” He growled.
“You did my ass.” Mr. Myers snapped, “You completely skipped over the segment on the Man with the Green Slash.”
|Valerie Anne Poxleitner||as Avery|
|Jay Hernandez||as Donavan|
|Chad Michael Murray||as Jake|
|Logan Henderson||as Superman|