This is a reboot/rework of my previous WIP, Rainvale, because I wasn’t very happy with it, and I decided to take some time out to refine the details, and ended up making it almost entirely different. Things are still subject to change, like the title for example, which I don’t really like, but I literally couldn’t think of anything else.
There was once a time when Rainvale was just a regular town, though that’s hard to imagine when you look at it nowadays. Known as the “supernatural capital of the world”, the recent increase in supernatural activity has made it difficult to leave and enter the town, and it’s also made a lot more work for the Rainvale Supernatural Detective Squad. You’re the newest addition to the team, which must be very exciting. Just try not to think about the fact that one of the detectives recently disappeared. I’m sure it’ll all be fine.
Rainvale Supernatural Detective Squad
Chief Shay Bishop set up the squad four years ago so that there would be a group specifically focussed on investigating supernatural related crimes. She’s strict and straitlaced, but she cares for her team. She does handpick each detective, after all.
Ozwin Stanton, the longest serving detective, having been there from the start, and technically the veteran, despite also being the youngest on the team. He’s well known for being a good detective, and also known for having a somewhat difficult personality and strained relationship with a lot of the town’s residents. He’s also your new partner, so good luck with that.
Dr Marina Ford moved from Louisiana and joined the police force, because she just loves helping people. She’s kind and cheery almost all the time, which might annoy some people, but a small ray of sun can’t hurt.
Gabriel Beck, a former lawyer, if you can believe that after meeting him. Some might call him adorkable, and others might say he’s irritating. Regardless, he knows the law better than the others, and he’s partnered with Marina, who has the patience of a saint.
Sunshine Segal. You need weapons, someone to fight for you, or just someone to be intimidating, Sunshine’s your girl. She’s fairly relaxed when not working a case, and in the absence of Chief Bishop, she keeps the rest in order.
Other Important Characters
Ariel Washington, member of the esteemed Washington family, a family (or cult) of vampires, though he’s still human, and also the son of Lord and Lady Washington. A carefree young man who seeks excitement, it should come as no surprise that when he crosses paths with the detectives, he decides to stick around.
Chloe/Cole Sutcliffe. Your friend. Whether you’ve known each other since you were children, or you met in high school or college, they’ve been a good friend to you. Maybe you’re closer than ever, or perhaps you’ve grown apart, but you know that you can depend on them.
The Missing Detective, Jonathan Wilde. You’d never really heard of him until you joined the team. He’s been gone for two months, after he briefly went undercover and never reported back. From what little you’ve heard, he was quite a secretive and mysterious person, and it’s a tad suspicious that the other detectives aren’t actively searching for him. It’s something to think about. Or not.
Gabriel and Sunshine are available to a MC of any gender, Marina is exclusively female, Ariel is exclusively male, and Chloe/Cole is dependent on your sexuality.
Oz was originally going to be an RO, available only to male MCs, but I’ve taken him out. If you have any opinion on that, do let me know.
Content Warnings: Bad language, mild suggestive content, alcohol and drug references, adult themes and emotions, and others to be added at a later date if necessary.
I’ll be honest upfront and say that a fair bit of this isn’t planned out, as I prefer to let my stories grow organically as I write them, which normally works for me. What I’m basically saying is that any of this could change at any point, but I’ll keep you updated on any of that. Thanks for taking a look at this, and feedback/suggestions/absolutely anything is very welcome ^-^