"As long as greed trumps compassion, there will always be suffering."
The black cape of night shrouded the glowing west coast city of Seattle.
The skies roiled with dark, foreboding storm clouds.
The rapid pattering sound of falling rain echoed throughout the night, from the dark alleys to the busy streets alike.
Cars roared down the main roads and side streets in masse, sending sprays of puddled water into the air, which slapped down onto the sidewalks as well as back down on the roads as well.
Pedestrians cloaked in jackets and rain slickers scurried along the sidewalks and across the streets to their destinations, whatever they may be.
Rain was in fact not at all uncommon in Seattle, Washington, but that did not mean that the people adored it.
But this particular rainstorm was more than just a typical rainfall.
This rain was a cover, as it had been earlier that evening, when a sinister deed had taken place under the cover of this rather depressing shower.
A foul action that would set forth a series of events, both good and bad, that would test the willow those involved.
OCTOBER 9th, 2017
MONDAY, 9:45 P.M
The flashing of blue and red lights illuminated the dark night.
Police cars and an ambulance surrounded a particular home on a quiet Downtown street.
This normally uneventful, silent neighborhood was now buzzing with police officers and forensic scientists who were both surrounding and swarming the white and brown two-floor house.
Many of the other houses were lit up with light as neighbors all peered out of their living room and bedroom windows at the sight outside.
Yellow police tape surrounded the home and also stretched across the street where it was tied to a large oak tree at the edge of someone's yard.
The long perimeter of yellow tape was guarded at length by police officers wearing heavy blue coats, their job was to keep curious and concerned pedestrians at bay and away from the crime scene to avoid compromising it.
The rain poured down from above in heavy sheets down onto the cozy looking house and the surrounding personnel, soaking and chilling most of them, which seemed to further darken the surrounding mood.