This is my first COG and keep in mind that this is a mystery/thriller/ horror. You’ve been warned.
Last updated 7/9/21
You are an Agent of the Royal Criminal Investigations Agency. Your job is to bring justice to the victims and trace monsters in human flesh. People believe that monsters exist in bedtime stories and haunted mansions. You disagree for you know that nothing is scarier than human nature.
The country is in political tumult, a killer who leaves no trace other than a trail of brutally murdered bodies. They are an enigma, a puzzle, a challenge or maybe things are not what they seem. For bubbling underneath the calm facade is a rotting plague that threatens to take you by surprise.
Question is…what part do you play in this game of chess? Are you a pawn…or a queen?
You carry the demons of your past on your back and now it’s straining your spine. Friends…family…love…will you keep them safe…from you?
The LIs are open to all sexualities and gender. Two are gender set while the other four are set according to your orientation.
I’d recommend reading the chapters before checking the LI description.
- Agent Leon/ Leonora Atkins (M/F)
They were your mentor and senior when you were newly comissioned. A legend at the RCIA, there isn’t a single case that could baffle them. Then came that one case which changed them forever. Something important, a part of their soul was ripped away.
Their pain is hidden behind a flirtaceous grin and charming phrases from everyone except you because you know them. Or at least you thought you so.
- S.P Agent Patrick/Patricia Flynn (M/F)
Their mother once made the mistake of calling them Trick/ Trixie in front of you. Now it’s stuck in your head.
They loathe you.
If you are Harry Potter they’re Malfoy. Retired Special forces and a Carrier Army Officer with three gallantry awards for their efforts during the war. They were offered the position of Head of security for the King but declined gracefully. But that begs the question… what’s a soldier like them doing in this world of murders and crime.
Why did they quit the Army?
- Dr Vedhayi Talvar(F)
One of the best Criminal profilers and physiatrists to work with the RCIA. She held your hand and helped guide you home when you were lost. Her experience and instinct tell her that something bad happened to you and she wants to help you heal. The question is…are you willing to let her? Not that it matters to her for once Vedhayi Talvar decides to pick apart your head, she’s never going to give up.
Is her doctor’ oath the only reason she frets over you or is it your friendship? Maybe the good doctor has her own secrets?.
- Elliot Nguyen (M/F/NB)
They your best friend since eighth grade and know all your secrets…even the dark ones. Loyal to a fault, the calm to your rage, the balm to your soul, they’re irreplaceable and you love them…maybe in more ways than one.
- Killian/ Kiara Winters (M/F)
They’re shy, awkward and introverted around people but when they’re around a computer… they’re scary to watch.
Efficient, Intelligent and extra nervous around you…why?
- Elias Walker (M)
Your neighbor who works at a piano store. For starters, the man looks nothing like a musician. His excuse is that he’s a veteran… scarred and stone cold. Then why does he do kind things, why does he help the old lady down the stairs? Why does he prefer hiding his face behind a mask? Why does he wait up for you when the whole city’s asleep?
I have never written a third gender character but I have a feeling that it’s the same as writing a male or female character. However if anybody who plays the NB route for Elliot feels like…maybe it’s a bit stiff and not up to par…let me know.
Also I’d like feedback about the writing, grammar, the story, if it lacks something. Any criticism is good for me. Let me know if there’s anything I can add to make my story better.
Stats are a Work in progress though I’ve managed the first page. The demo has one chapter for now.
- 7 September 2021