The Terminus

Distinction: “Whiny teen goth band… or children of the most powerful mortals in the city?” (Knowledge)

“Hey, what’s that tape?”

“Oh, that… Terminus bootleg.”

“Wasn’t that the band that got murdered a few years ago?”

“Yeah. ’88. Cautionary tale about hanging out at the train tracks in the middle of the night. Their parents covered most of it up, but word is they got robbed and stabbed to death by some hobos coming in on the trains. Maybe worse.”

“Right… right… ’cause they were rich, right? Bunch of suburban white kids hanging out downtown with fat pockets. No surprise, yeah?”

“Guess not. It was pretty sad, though. They were pretty decent. If they’d stuck around for a while longer, they would have tore up at the Masq. Not enough good local goth bands.”

“Yeah. Hey, wait! Didn’t their singer survive? Raven?”

“Raven was the keyboardist. Singer’s ‘Ronnie. Veronica Cox. Yeah, one of those. I heard she’s been in an institution instead of college for the last few years. Saw all her buddies murdered. Probably there for the rest of her life.”

“No way, man! That’s the thing I just remembered! Friend of mine ran into this really intense looking goth chick walking near the rail yard. He totally went to try to pick up on her. He said he talked to her a while and she mentioned she’d been in a band, and she was going to pay her respects to her friends. Must be her!”

“Whoa, dude. You think she’s going to try to start the band up again?”

“I dunno… but I didn’t tell you the f’ed up thing. Remember, my guy was trying to pick up on her? He said he kept seeing things out of the corner of his eye, felt like someone was behind him, saw stuff moving weird in the road, got all cold, and chickened out. You know what I think? I think that girl is haunted.”

“That… is f’n metal!”


The Terminus

Children of the 80s samhaine