March 1, 2003
Al is a grateful man. After so many years of living with his chosen destiny as a Hellspawn, he'd forgotten the simple joy of being human; however, he should choose his new friends more carefully, since the Wiccan, Nyx, has plans for Al that look unpleasant at best. As Jason Wynn is being interrogated for information about Al Simmons, he is getting advice from the long-absent, opportunistic and apparently invisible Clown. With the Clown's help, Wynn appears not as crazy as originally thought. Meanwhile, Al has a dream that turns into a real life nightmare as he awakens to find himself physically restrained, with Nyx, his new best friend, about to plunge a knife into his chest.
January 1, 2003
While Al roams the city, enjoying the small things in life that he's missed for so long, a Wiccan is trying to contact the man with no shadow. Meanwhile, there are plenty of others who are interested in finding Al, including the people for whom he used to work. In the deepest, most secure part of a government building resides a mostly insane man who may still have valuable information about Al.