Two females from the present day end up going back to when Jack the Ripper was terrorizing the streets of Whitechapel London. Neither one of them knew what was going to happen. At first they didn't understand why they had been brought here, but the longer they were there they realized they were supposed to try and find out who Jack the Ripper was. What'll happen when Jack the Ripper sets his sights on the two women? Will they make it out of London alive? Will they make it back to the time they were originally from? Or will one of them lose their life before that happened? This is Ripping the Ripper.
Blue eyes stared at the words on the page as she lay upside-down on her best friend's bed and was reading the book she had found while waiting. She loved to go through Everleigh's things and had since the two girls met fifteen years ago and became nearly joined at the hip. The truth, Virginia had had a crush on the other girl since they were thirteen but had never been brave enough to tell her. She had been scared to ruin their friendship and the fact that they were close enough to be sisters. So she made herself be content with their closeness as they were and even tried to push down her feelings by dating other girls. Just her relationships never lasted long. In fact, that was how Gina found herself lying on Everleigh's bed as she was now and reading about Jack the Ripper. She had convinced the other to go to a dance club with her to forget about her most current breakup with Mara.
[#ff00bf "Hey Ev, how do you read this sick and twisted shit? I forgot what a piece of work this fucker was. I mean really..."] She muttered as she had just turned to an illustrations that showed a man in dark clothing with what was considered a "whore" in the 1800s but quite mellow in modern times. [#ff00bf "Though I have to admit it would be interesting to go all Nancy Drew on his ass and 'Rip the Ripper.'"] Came Gina's words as she turned over and laid the book down, bright blue eyes following her friend around the room.
And after a moment, the girl with the long blonde hair stood and walked over to her friend's closest. [#ff00bf "Do you mind if I steal this top? It's more fun than the one I'm wearing. I want to see if I can get some girls to notice me."] She said as she held out a black crop top with a bedazzled skull and crossbones. The young woman was already in a short black skirt and long boots anyway, so why not see if her bestie would let her steal something that would actually give people something to stare at?
Though that was when the something loud, almost like a cannon being shot went off and the lights began to flicker. Gina looked to Everleigh and couldn't help the tremble in her voice as she spoke her next words. [#ff00bf "W-what the hell was that?"] But honestly, the young woman of twenty-three wasn't even sure she wanted to know. She hated loud noises for one, and two...she had the feeling that something weird was happening or about to. And again, Gina looked over at her best friend and bit her lip. She was hoping that MAYBE the other would be able to make some sense of this.
[google-font https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Noto+Sans][noto+sans [size12 Everleigh had finally agreed to go out on the town with Gina. She hadn't really wanted to leave her home for the last couple of weeks, because she was getting over the fact that her long term girlfriend Odette had cheated on her. She had been planning on asking the woman to marry her, but that had been the first mistake. The second was not seeing that the woman she really wanted to take to bed every night was Gina. The two had been so close that she thought Gina thought of her as nothing but a friend.]]
[google-font https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Noto+Sans][noto+sans [size12 She had been talking to Clark about it a lot, and he had told her over and over that she needed to break things off with Odette, and get with Gina. She had thought about it countless times, but she didn't know how to really break the news to Odette about it. That's when she found Odette and another female in their bed togehter. They were doing everything that her and Odette did, and it still broke her heart into a thousand pieces to walk in on. Odette had tried to talk to her about it too that night.]]
[google-font https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Noto+Sans][noto+sans [size12 She didn't want anything to do with Odette after that. So when Gina begged her to go out tonight, she finally caved. She did miss seeing Gina, and she wouldn't mind getting a few drinks in herself. She cocked her head to the side as she walked in from her shower. She had a towel wrapped around herself as she entered the room. She watched as the blonde made her way to the closet, and pulled out the top. A small sheepish smile crossed her lips just then, and knew the secret was out.]]
[google-font https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Noto+Sans][noto+sans [size12 [#C4788E "Honestly I was going to give that to you for Christmas. I shouldn't have had it hanging in the closet, I kind of forgot it was there. It's more your style anyway, so please wear it"] she said with a small smile. She had meant to give it to the other, and just never got around to it. So she hoped that Gina would take the Christmas present bait. She then got dressed in a pair of black leggings, and one of her favorite maroon dresses. She then sat on the edge of her bed and pulled her shoes on.]]
[google-font https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Noto+Sans][noto+sans [size12 That's when she heard the bang, and her heart skipped a beat. What the fuck was that? She was about to answer the other about the Jack the Ripper shit she had been reading, but she had gotten distracted with the top, and now the loud noise. [#C4788E "I don't fucking know.."] she breathed out. She was shaking a bit as she walked over to the window and drew the shades back a little bit. The sky outside was dark, and she couldn't really see anything. Her heart was hammering, and her hands were shaking.]]
[google-font https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Noto+Sans][noto+sans [size12 [#C4788E "I don't see anything strange.. But I don't know.. It's dark outside"] she breathed out. She let the shades fall back into place as she turned light blue eyes to the other woman. She was scared, and she didn't know what to really do. What was she supposed to do anyway? She didn't want to leave the safety of her bedroom, but they would have too sooner or later.]]
Everleigh was VERY lucky that sometimes Gina could be on the naive side. Because once the other had said the shirt had been for her and been meant to be a Christmas present, she literally let out squeal and was quick to put it on. She had been about to ask again about the Jack the Ripper shit she had been looking through and reading, but then the extremely loud bang that sounded like an explosion was heard and she couldn't help that she was internally freaking the fuck out. What made things much worse for Gina was seeing that Ev was just as scared as she was, if not more so. What really gave away Ev's fear to Gina was seeing the other young woman looking out the window as she had and the words that came after.
God she was going to hate herself. She really fucking was. But her words were out before she could really stop them. [#ff00bf "Since...since we don't know what's going on, maybe we can see if we can find out?"] Gina was trying to sound brave as she asked her qustion. She really was, but deep down she was still shaken up pretty badly from the bang they had heard and the flickering of the lights. NONE of that had been normal or even something that should have happened. At least she didn't think it should have.
The young woman of twenty-three took a deep breath as she was trying to regain her bearings and moved over to the landline that was on Everleigh's desk. Sometimes she teased the other for still having it, but this time she wasn't. She was using it to test something. With a shaky hand, the blonde picked up the phone and her heart all but sank when there was complete silence on the other end. And quickly she put it back on the caddy and went to try her cellphone...no service for it either.
[#ff00bf "It...it looks like if we want to find anything out we may actually have to leave the house. I mean I know I said I wanted an adventure tonight, but this is really starting to feel like one of those damn horror movies you and I used to stay up late to watch on weekends."] Came soft words as she finally went to her best friend and held a hand out to her, giving a pleading look. [#ff00bf "I know you're just as scared as I am...but come with me?"] There was NO way in hell that she would be able to do this alone. And IF this was going to end badly (which something told her somehow it would) there was no one she would rather face it with than Ev.
[google-font https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Noto+Sans][noto+sans [size12 Leigh's heart was racing. She was scared out of her mind, and she sure as shit didn't know what to do. As the other spoke, she raised her eyes to meet Gina's. Sometimes Gina was the voice of reason, and right now that's what she needed. She didn't dare say anything, as she watched Gina lift the phone out of the cradle and then placed it back down. She watched the blonde check her phone as well, and her heart sank even more. She pulled her own phone out, and saw there was no bars what so ever.]]
[google-font https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Noto+Sans][noto+sans [size12 What the fuck was going on here? She didn't know, and she sure as hell didn't want to leave the safety of the house. That's when Gina spoke about leaving, and held her hand out towards her. Leigh didn't have much of a choice in the matter. She had bad feeling that something was wrong, because both her landline and phone weren't working. She nodded lightly as she stood and took the other's hand. [#C4788E "Whatever's going on, I hope we find out what it is and soon"] she breathed out. She then reached out and opened her bedroom door.]]
[google-font https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Noto+Sans][noto+sans [size12 The silence of the house was enough to set her heart racing. She knew that the two of them had been alone in the house at the time, and it was really eerie. She took a breath and stepped out onto the landing, and made her way towards the stairs slowly. The blinds in the living room were open still, and the light filtering in through the window was cloudy, and it seemed to fit the mood of impending doom. She took a breath and slowly walked down the stairs.]]
[google-font https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Noto+Sans][noto+sans [size12 She nodded towards the front door and bit her lower lip. [#C4788E "I don't like this silence at all. It's giving me the creeps"] she breathed out. She hoped that she wasn't the only one feeling that way. When she stepped off the last step, she moved to the front door and unlocked it slowly. She started to open it, and the sound of horse's hooves hit her ears, and she raised a 'brow slightly. She looked at Gina with a surprised look on her face. What the hell was this? She opened the door even more and stepped out.]]
[google-font https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Noto+Sans][noto+sans [size12 Sure enough, there was horse's and carriages. [#C4788E "Um.. Are we dreaming? Or am I seeing things?"] she breathed out. She was even more spooked, and wondered what was going on. She stood on the front steps watching as the horses walked past, and the two girls were getting strange looks as well. She shook her head, wondering what to do, and where to go. She stood there, letting Gina make the next move, if there was any. She didn't know what to do right then and there. She was confused more than anything.]]
Being the voice of reason was not always her strong suit and she knew that. But seeing Leigh and how scared she looked, Gina knew that she had to be strong. And the fact that none of the phones or lights in the house seemed to be working was making that even harder. But she honestly didn't have the choice. It was try and act brave, or for lack of better words act like a scared child and hide under the blankets and pretend none of this was happening. In her mind, the latter seemed better but she knew better. They needed to find out what was going on.
When her hand was taken, a faint smile graced her lips. At least she knew for sure that she didn't have to face this, whatever this was, alone. [#ff00bf "I feel like we're in one of those episodes of Supernatural or Scooby Doo right now...those are both always fun but give a sense of impending doom."] God, this was not the time to be making jokes and Virginia knew that. But, a "dark" and "warped" sense of humour was how she dealt with things when she was either unsure or scared. Both things she was at the moment as she and Leigh both made their way down the stairs into the deathly silent lower part of the house.
Forgetting that the power was out and the gloomy light from the drawn blinds made Gina reach for and flip a light switch. When no lights to brighten the darkness came on, the young woman's heart dropped into her stomach and she continued to follow her best friend as they made it to the front door and it was opened.
As she stepped out onto the porch, blue eyes grew wide at the sight they were met with. All the street lamps were now lamps with candles for lights, the cement roads were gravel and cobblestone, cars were gone and in their place were horse drawn carriages. Was this real? Or was she dreaming?
[#ff00bf "Okay....so you are seeing all this too, right? I mean this looks like we've fallen back in time and to...Victorian times?"] Her words were soft as she stepped closer to Leigh and those passing them by kept giving them strange looks as if they had two heads or something like that.
Inwardly, the young woman was screaming and throwing a huge tantrum. Outwardly, she was trying to keep calm and her composure as yet another weird look was given and this time something like "witches" had been said. That alone made Gina shake her head quickly. [#ff00bf "Well Toto, we're definitely not in Kanasas anymore.."] Came her muttered words as she ran a hand through her long blonde hair.
[#ff00bf "So since we are apparently 'witches'... maybe the best thing to do would be to find clothes to fit in? And then once we can blend in...I guess start exploring and seeing what we can find out. Because I seriously feel like we are in one of those time travel movies we used to watch growing up...Or a very badly written horror movie..."] Her words had JUST left her lips when not far from the house came a shrill scream. And it was with the scream and without thinking was Virginia darting down the steps and to see what the hell had happened.
It was seeing a street sign that had her stop dead in her tracks and turn deathly pale. [#ff00bf "W-Whitechaple."] She stammered out and looked over her shoulder to see if Leigh had come with her. IF they were where she was thinking they were, then they were FUCKED!
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