Alvin Mara had known little about his father's past. His father had died when Alvin was the tender age of four. Alvin had asked his mother about his father and she didn't say much. But as Alvin grew older he started to develop his own thinking and critical judgment wondering what had actually happened to his father. He had always been told that his father had died of natural causes which he believed when he was a young child but later on in his youth he wanted to know more. He persistently agitated his mom with a barrage of questions to the point where she snapped on him and told him to never mention his father's name again. This caused Alvin to become more suspicious than ever.
By the age of 16 Alvin was a very intelligent boy and became interested in his family history but no matter how many attempts he made to find out about his father's past he was never able to find out anything at all. He had talked to his aunts and uncles and without exception every one of them would answer his questions with questions. It was like they were all part of a conspiracy. Alvin talked to many people around the small farming community he lived in and he got the same treatment he had received from his relatives. They said they knew nothing. And it was because of this treatment he received that he kept on persisting to find out some answers about his father. He knew everyone was tight lipped for a reason.
Then one night he headed into a small town to meet with an eccentric local historian who was rumored to tell you anything as long as you brought along alcohol. That night Alvin brought along some whiskey and met with the historian named Alex Basaraba. The two started to talk and Alex told Alvin that his father had gotten into big trouble with the wrong people and had disappeared and that his body was found in the woods without a head due to decapitation by hanging from a tree. Alex said that they called it a suicide, but he believed that it was a murder to make look like a suicide. Alvin told Alex that he had searched all the nearby cemeteries but could find no trace of his father's tombstone. Alex then leaned over the table and whispered to Alvin that his father was not buried in a regular cemetery because he was a communist and he was buried in a unmapped graveyard. He also told Alvin that because his father's death was considered a suicide he was buried outside of the cemetery gates. Alex then took down the location of the cemetery and went to check it out for himself.
Upon arrival at the cemetery he found his father's grave within minutes. Alvin then kneeled down to say a prayer to his father. He then felt a hand on his shoulder and turned around to look who was there. It was a man he had never seen before.
The man spoke, "Hello Alvin, I'm your father. I heard you've been looking for me."