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Why was there blood on my hands and better yet, whose blood was it?
Could it be Bruce’s? Mary’s? Could it be my own?
I frantically started feeling my body in search of any scratches or wounds that I may have had – nothing.
“What’s wrong?” Eileen asked as she looked up at me with fear in her eyes. “You’re scaring me”, she whimpered, her eyes glossy.
“Oh, I’m sorry honey. It’s just, something feels off about this.” I said questioningly.
“I don’t understand what you mean ‘off’. Do you mean that their deaths are questionable or how they died?” she said, starting to shake.
“That’s not what I meant.” I sigh.
“I just mean that-
“Ladies and gentlemen, if you all could be so kind as to leave the premises and go back home. I’m sure that we, as the police, can handle this without you all hovering around us”, one of the police officers announced through his loud-speaker.
“Let’s go, Eileen. We don’t need to stay here anymore. Let the police do their work, ok?” I said reassuringly.
She looked up at me and I could see the anger and sadness in her eyes. I could tell that my statement made her upset, but I didn’t have time for that right then.
“Let’s go”, I said sternly. She gripped my shirt and just nodded, that’s my signal to start walking.
We arrived at our house and Eileen opened up our door with shakey hands.
“Honey, about what I said earlier. What I meant to say was-
“I’m going to bed”,she said plainly.
“I meant to say that their deaths feel random and out of place, y’know?”
She stopped walking up the stairs and looked back at me. Her eyes looked emotionless and tired.
“Andrew. I get it, OK? I get it. Let’s just go sleep and figure this out later on, alright?” she said plainly.
“What’s with the sudden change of emotions, huh? First you bite my head off for saying my opinion and then the minute I do say what I meant, you back off and all of a sudden just don’t care?! ” I shouted angrily.
Eileen carried on up the stairs and I ran after her. Pulling her back by her wrist, I pushed her against our bedroom door.
“Tell me. Is it something I did?” I asked her.
“Let go of me” she says, emotionlessly.
She kept her face turned away from me and kept trying to get out of my grasp.
“I said, let me go!”she screamed in my face, but I just tightened my grasp on her wrists.
“Eileen. Baby. Don’t be like this. I’m just trying to understand why you’re being like this over the neighbours deaths?”
I let go of her wrists and slid my hands down to hers, rubbing her knuckles reassuringly.
“I’m sorry, it’s just – it’s just bringing up some stuff that happened when I was younger.” she said with tears in her eyes.
A tear rolled down her cheek and next thing I knew, she was crying again. I brought my left hand to the back of her head and pulled her into my chest.
She gripped the back of my shirt and carried on crying on my chest. I held her tighter and continued to just stand there.
Once she had calmed down, I brushed her hair out of her face and smiled at her.
“Do you feel better now?” I asked as I looked into her tired eyes.
She nodded and buried her face into my chest again.
“Let’s get into bed and sleep. We can just rest for the whole day and start unpacking the day after. Hmm?” She nodded into my chest and I just chuckled.
I opened the door and walked her backwards to the bed. We gently fell onto the bed and continued hugging.
You forgot to wash your hands, Andrew.
Why are you still here?
C’mon, Andrew. *chuckle*
Shut up. Let me sleep.
What was that nonsense you sprouted about their deaths being random. You should know that you just did it because you found them annoying.
Shut up. Shut up. Shut up. Shut up.
Of course it’s random. You just killed them after meeting them. How else is it not random.
Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha or did you just say that so your wife wouldn’t suspect the other neighbours?!
Or did you say it, so that your wife doesn’t suspect you?
No, you’re wrong.
Am I? *chuckle*
What do you want from me? Just leave me alone.
All I want from you, is to give in to your desires. I know you want to kill everything and everyone.
No. No, no, no, no, no, no
Everyone… your high-school bullies, your alcoholic father, your absent mother, your dreadful parent-in-laws and, this also includes-
NOOOOOOOOOOOO! DON’T SAY IT!
your wife! Haha
To be continued…