I...never really knew Rachael. I thought I knew her, and then it turned out that she wasn't a guy named Maurice. She shared her story with me, though. I held on to it until she was able to get it all out into the open.
She's dead now. I guess you could say that her curtain's come down. Her show is over. She was killed by...I'll be honest, I'm not even sure. Brian, maybe. Van Helsing, maybe. Either he or Rachael was not quite right in the head. Maybe Van Helsing is Brian, and he's just too far gone to realize it. Maybe Van Helsing isn't Brian, and Rachael was just batshit insane. Neither would surprise me, considering the mad world we're living in. Either way, Brian Helsing provided a report that is, as far as we've been able to gather, accurate.
It's been a while since someone I've known personally has died. And now three have. Rachael was the last to die, chronologically, but I'm putting hers first because it's less personal. It's not as hard for me to write, and there are people out there who knew Rachael better than I did. They deserve this report as soon as possible.
Rachael was obviously a troubled woman. Clearly not in full control of herself. I think...I think Poe could identify with her because of that. I think that's why she made me stay and listen to Rachael's story. I wasn't particularly fond of Rachael. I never got to know her well enough for that. But I respected her. I held on to her story for her until she could tell everyone else out of that respect. I guess...it's a shame that did what she did. That she lived that sort of life. That she had to go through what she went through.
She will be missed.
-Don't Shoot The Messenger-