The letter I had received that morning. . . it was almost too good to be true. About two months ago, a random accident caused the venue building holding a circus to burn down. Thankfully no one died, however people were outraged. Everyone within the circus was innocent, we don’t have a firebreather or someone who controls fire. It was easier to say that it was a cooking accident and just be done with it. However, I never knew that it would have gotten to the point where Zero would be forced to shut down the circus.
As I continued to walk down the cobblestone street, my side began to itch. The knife that Natalee accidently scratched me with left some scars on my side, and it also made it hurt to walk for long amounts of time. At least I was alive. I walked into the grounds of Midnight Mansion and gasped.
The actual mansion itself was average sized, though it was three stories tall. It was made out of some type of dark red, almost black brick. The windows looked very clean, and overall it looked need. Several gears, ranging from many sizes, were attached to the mansion in various places. If I did not know that this was a mansion and people were living here, I would have that that this was some elaborate art piece. Several hundred yards off to left side of the mansion was another smaller building. Most of it was concealed by plants. It appeared that I was to be at the front door with everyone else.
At the front door was a group of people of various heights and sizes. These people must have the marks too. As I was walking up, the sleek and simply designed front door opened. From within the home, Zero walked out. He looked pretty much the same, however, his shoulder length black hair had grown a couple of centimeters and was much messier in style. Zero stepped out onto the porch.
“ Ladies and gentlemen. By now you have probably figured out that I am the one who wrote the letter to you,” he said. “ I have been investigating the events surrounding the events, which we now know as The Circus Fire. Like all of you.” Zero had suddenly stopped talking. He brought up his right arm and rolled up the sleeve of a long sleeve black shirt. Then he raised his right arm into the air.
“ Like all of you, I have the mark to. My name is Colin Zero and you probably know me as the former Ringmaster of the Zero Brothers Circus. What you also may now know is that my family is researchers. For the past two months, I have studied various types of fire, arcane, and dark magics to understand what is going on. Now, if you will follow me to the dining hall, I wish to begin.” Zero rolled down his sleeve and turned around, proceeding to walk back inside of the mansion.
I looked around at the people a few times before following him into the mansion.