Local news show 5FRP In The City
The theme song plays over the logo for the show and the scene resolves to the two anchors – Rebecca Gresham and Greg Taylor sitting on a couch with a display screen behind them.
“There’s been much discussion about the Ski Resort that opened recently on Lake Michigan, Rebecca.”
“Yes, there certainly has been, Greg. Just look at this promotional brochure…”
The screen behind the two anchors flashes with images of a ski lodge perched on top of a large hill on an island in Lake Michigan. As the images cycle, views of ski runs and hiking trails that dot the island are displayed. One image shows the view of the south side of the island, down to the docks. More images showcase frozen streams and little valleys – almost like a Disney movie.
“… A group of, what was supposed to lucky, people received a free, all expenses paid, weekend at the resort but things soon went bad for them. Or perhaps, it went bad for the Staff. Reports indicate that the Island … or something on the Island tried to take control of them… It’s almost the thing out of nightmares, isn’t it Greg?” Rebecca, a dark haired woman dressed in an immaculate skirt suit looks over to her co-host.
“It certainly is. One of the guests … why don’t we play that clip … ”
The images of the idyllic vistas are replaced by a video of a brunette woman, looking a little worse for wear, with her arm around a blonde man with cuts over his face and torn clothing “All I know is that Nathan went missing and I was reporting that to staff when the storm warning came in…” the ‘ticker’ under the womans image says //Enara Terra and Nathan Fallian// “… the staff tried to get us into the storm bunker and that’s when Nathan showed up, looking like this and telling us not to go down there. The staff … went crazy, like they were controlled or something and tried to force in there anyway.”
“Thank goodness some of the people there knew how to deal with this and fought back…” Nathan continues, his voice quite hoarse.
The video fades back to the shows logo.
“So yes. A nightmare, Rebecca. It turns out that all of the staff had been mind controlled and in the storm bunker was a plant of some sort feeding off other people. Unconfirmed reports say they were all mutants. More suprisingly though – one of the people found in the clutches of the plant was Ellis Morrow, CEO of Momentum Labs. The only official announcement from Momentum Labs is that Mister Morrow had been working ‘remotely’ on several projects, one of which was a resort, and had been reporting in regularly.” Greg looks into the camera before looking back to Rebecca.
“Well, that’s certainly shocking Greg and it just goes to show, there’s never a free ride, right? As we get more information on this story, we’ll be sure to share it with our viewers. Now for the cutest puppy in the world ….”