I never said it was a Valentine story now did I…? Hehe.
If you missed the earlier parts… here you go
Ok, now where were we?
The quiet hum of the air conditioner was the only sound he could hear. Well, that and the sound of his racing heart. Was he dreaming?
“Nooooo…. It’s not a dreeeeam. I’m reeeeeeal”
Leye almost wet his pants. The way this psycho guy kept dragging his words and whispering… creepy as hell!
He wondered how his assailant got inside in the first place.
Linda was still asleep. Thank goodness she didn’t have to witness this. But who is this guy and what’s his mission?
Leye turned, very slowly, to face him. The man stepped back, still in the shadows, gun still pointed at him. He wondered why the room was so dark.
“Who are you? What do you want?”
He chuckled. Confirmed psycho!
“I came to pay you a visit, what does it look like?”
“Please what do you want? Don’t harm my wife or me!”
“Puh-lease, your wife, really? She’s preggies come on, do I look that heartless to you?”
Leye would probably have answered if only he could see the guy’s face.
“But yooou, on the other hand….”
“So, please call me Rex. It’s a pleasure to meet you Leye!”
With that, Rex sat down and crossed his legs. He also made a show of pointing the gun at him.
Leye sat up slowly.
“Good. Now that I have your full attention, I have something to show you.”
Something dropped on the bed beside Leye. He reached for it and realized that he was holding a phone. He just stared at it blankly.
“Oh come on, you average numbskull. Press a button or something, I don’t have all night!”
With trembling fingers, he pressed a button and the screen lit up.
“Oh my God!!!”
A few hours earlier, Tina woke up with a start when the cab driver stopped in front of the gate of her estate. It took her a few seconds to pull herself together, after which she paid for the taxi and hurried out. The cool breeze against her cheeks felt so refreshing to her, she was going to enjoy the short walk home and try not to think of anything that had happened in the past few hours.
She felt bad about what she had done, but she didn’t have much of a choice. Ever since she had received that phone call two weeks ago…
She shook her head. She was done, that was what was important. Her bags were packed and she would be out of town first thing in the morning.
She climbed the stairs to her apartment, fumbled with her bag for a few seconds, in earnest search of her keys. Once found, she opened the door, stepped in and shut the door behind her.
I’m safe! Safe at home
She dropped her bags on the couch and made for the bedroom. She needed a good shower and…
Her thoughts were cut off by the sight that greeted her as soon as she turned on the light.
She couldn’t scream, her fear had crippled her.
“Tinaaaaaa… what took you so long? Wasting my time like this…”
The same voice from the phone call! And the voice had a face, and attached to the face was a body which had a hand… that held a gun… POINTED AT HER!
“I did what you told me to. I did! I did, I told you, please don’t…”
“Shhhhh… calm down. I just want to talk. Take a seat.”
She fell on the ground, trembling from head to toe.
“I guess that would do. I believe you, well done and good work too.”
“Tinaaaa, do tell me. What’s the seventh commandment?”
“Seventh commandment. Come on don’t tell me that you didn’t at least attend Sunday school!”
Tina couldn’t control her trembling. Here she was, on the ground cowering before this man with the gun and he was asking her about the commandments!
“Come on Tina. Try! Think! Give it a shot!”
He seemed to be enjoying the torment, and in truth he actually was.
When she didn’t answer, he stood up and took a step towards her.
“I don’t know, please I don’t know. Oh wait wait… keep the Sabbath day holy?”
He paused and slowly put the gun down.
She was momentarily relieved.
“Come to think about it, you didn’t keep that commandment either you filthy woman!”
Somewhere in her subconscious, she remembered the seventh commandment.
Thou shall not commit adultery
She was about to tell him when the bullet hit her squarely in the head.
Ten minutes later, Rex looked at his work and snapped a picture with her phone.
“One down..” he muttered as he quietly walked out of the apartment.