The Black Arrow Murders
Chapter Four: A Mysterious LightThe next week passed like most do for Noah, school wasn’t interesting for him. Nothing really interested Noah, nothing except football. He could never go to a Vikings or Gophers game, only watch them on TV. And his school didn’t have sports so all he’d do is toss the ball around with Charlie or Brandon. He didn’t have homework tonight and all he had to do was clean the garage. So he wanted to go out and play but Charlie was working. Brandon had a broken hand and was still mad at Noah and Noah was mad at him.
Noah decided to just play by himself. Noah was a talented kicker. On the land there were two trees next to each other that grew into a perfect Up-Right. Noah wanted to see how well he could kick today so he set up thirty yards away and kicked the ball through almost every time and he did it for hours that night. He kicked until he couldn’t see anymore. As Noah was getting the ball and walking into the house he sees a red light in the woods behind the Brown house.
The woods were miles thick and stretched into the mountains to the north and hardly anyone went in there, especially at night. Noah was scared.
He walked in the back door right before Charlie pulled in the drive way.
Noah threw the ball and tee in the closet and ran into the family room and quickly turned the TV on. Charlie walked in and asked “What did you do today?”
Noah with adrenaline rushing through him quickly responded “just watched TV all day”
Charlie went and took a shower and came out in his towel and went in the kitchen to get a soda and looked out the front window towards the Brown house.
“Noah…” Charlie said.
“Yeah?” Noah responded.
“Have you seen the new owner of the Ol’ house?” Charlie asked.
“No, why?” Noah responded.
“Just wondering, I think I’m gonna go over tomorrow and introduce myself, do you want to go?” Charlie asked.
“Not really” Noah said as he yawned.
“Okay, well I’m goin to bed, oh by the way, did you lock the garage after cleaning today?” Charlie asked.
“Yeah, good night.” Noah said as he yawned again.
“Good night” Charlie said and he went in his room and shut the door.
Noah turned the TV off and looked out the window and the red light flashed in the woods again.
“I must be seeing things” Noah convinced himself as he went into his room to go to bed.