Junior Officer Adrian H. Black
VALLEY PROJECT ██
Four more days till subject Reed Silver arrives. To me, this isn’t so special, just another subject who has no clue what they are getting themselves into. His wife, Alice Silver, has no connection with the valley happenings and will be joining.
If anything, I am more curious about what her reactions will be.
For now, all I can do is sit and watch. I have taken to observing a strange character, who in a file is labeled ‘Old Man’. Old Man is a short and scrawny type with a long beard. Old, as his name suggests, but energetic despite that.
Old Man runs the train station, the one, and only employee. He schedules the train and he drives the hunk of junk on the rickety rails all himself. Old Man is the only one who goes beyond the boundaries, unlike the rest of the valley community. Yet, he doesn’t leave further than a stop a few miles from the boundary.
It is at this stop where Old Man goes every day of the week, except Wednesdays and Thursdays. It is at this stop where he will be collecting subject Reed and Alice.
Old Man, unlike the rest of the valley community, is ██████████. It is strange to think that he spends most of his time, locked away in the train station. Always out-of-sight, but not out of mind. When he does emerge, I can’t help but watch him closely.