Ralph Roberts is an old man who lives in Derry, Maine (USA). He has a problem :he can’t sleep. Every morning he keeps waking up earlier; 3:15…3:02…2:45,and he can’t go back to sleep once he wakes up. Then he starts to have hallucina-tions, he can see auras. Since his wife died this problem started. Then he seesthat his neighbour, and good friend, Ed Deepneau, has gone mental and that hebeats the hell out of his wife Helen. Ed keeps telling Ralph that the KrimsonKing will destroy the baby-killers and that Ralph shouldn’t get involved. Onenight Ralph was sitting in the dark, and suddenly he saw 2 bald doctors withscissors coming up to a neighbours’house and they have a golden aura. He saw thetwo men going inside and called the police. When the police arrived, it seemedhis neighbour had a hart attack. Later he will understand that awesome andterrifying forces are at work. He meets the doctors together with Lois (the onlyother person besides him and Ed that can see the aura’s and lift to a higherlevel of existence) and they become friends. The Doctors are simply the bringersof Death and that is why they carry scissors, to cut the aura’s and so takelife. they tell Ralph and Lois that the Universe has several levels withShort-Times (humans), Long-Times (higher beings) and beings that live forever.
In the taking of human lives, everone has a destiny, Random Purpose or HigherPurpose. Ralph and Lois are Higher Purpose because they have a mission : to stopEd and Atrophos (another Doctor who takes life from the Random by first takingan object from that person and then cutting their aura)and the Krimson King fromkilling a boy. The boy is the son of Susan Day. She is a Pro-abortion activistwho is going to speak at a meeting in the Derry hospital. In the future her boyis going to rescue a very important person. First, they went to Atrophos andfollowed his aura footsteps descending into the ground, underground compound. Hewas not at home. They discovered a huge storage compound where all the itemsfrom their victims were stored. But Atrophos returned home and when theyattacked him he did not tell them anything. Lateron they found out that Ed wasgoing to make a kamikaze run with a plane on the hospital where the meeting ofSusan is taking place. Ralph slid over to a higher level (he is invisible then,times go faster then too, and he can fly). While he is flying up to the plane,the Krimson King appears in many forms but eventually Ralph saves the boy.