Atonement,Act 1:ReunionThe silvery moon hung low amidst the blanket of twilight, casting its gloomy light upon the broken, cobblestone streets of Rome. A lone stilled figure, clothed entirely in black, was perched atop St. Peter Basilica. The wearer's hood cast a shadow over the stranger's face, hiding the face saved for a pair of gleaming silver, yet eerie eyes that was scrutinizing the alleys below with interest. The gaze fell upon and narrowed at the sight of a brunette female, whom appeared obviously drunk for she was tottering and giggling to herself. The woman turned into a dark corner and disappeared into it, but not before a sinister aura that seem to trail after her. "Time for the hunt." murmured the silent watcher, the baritone voice laced with a twisted sense of humor, and leap from the spot with such agility and lithe that rivaled any dancer.
A bloodcurdling scream ricocheted off the empty buildings, breaking the silence of the tranquil night. As abrupt as how it started, the scream was short-li