Something old and powerful lives in the mountains surrounding the small town of Pocheon... something that knows their names.
Every local of Pocheon, South Korea knows better than to go into the mountain ruins alone. According to Park Soo Young’s father, it's the devil's place, a place that's been cursed and forgotten. But the summer days are scorching hot and after finding out there was a lake at the base of the mountain Soo Young and her friends couldn’t resist cooling off in the dark, bottomless water.
And then seven-year-old Kim Eunseo disappears. Not drowned, not lost . . . simply gone. After months with no sign, no hope of ever finding Eunseo alive, the small town collectively tries to move on from the tragedy. No one but Soo Young and her friends really knows what happened that day and the secret alone is enough to drive them all apart.
Eight years later their peace is shattered with the reawakening of the shadow man and deep in the Pocheon Mountains is the truth behind Eunseo's mysterious disappearance . . . but truth, like the past, is sometimes better left where it lies.
Title: It Lives
Genre: Angst, Drama, Horror, Thriller, Supernatural
Status: Ongoing (7 out of 20 chapters updated so far)
This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, places, events, locales, and incidents are either the products of the author's imagination or used in a fictitious manner(I do not claim to know anything about South Korea or the town of Pocheon, the town is a product of my imagination and I am just simply using the name of a real town but there are no similarities between the village in my story and the real town). Any resemblance to actual events or locales or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental. All characters in this fanfic--even those based on real people--are entirely fictional. All celebrity voices are impersonated... Poorly.
Warnings/Disclaimer: This story is a fan novelization of It Lives in the Woods and largely based on the visual novel so there are lines and scenes adapted from it and used in this fic, especially for the beginning, but things will take a different turn between the characters and the plot soon. There will be mentions of blood, PTSD, and some horror scenes.
Thanks to Overdose_Kpopers of LE NOIR graphics for the amazing poster and background!!
Thanks to Shirotakashi of Goldfish Graphics for the older poster and background ft the old MC, Chaeyoung(characters were changed, now starring Red Velvet's Joy)!