How long can someone go on with abuse until something finally snaps?
What has become of us humans that we feed on the pain of others?
Just because I chose to remain a shadow, ill fitting in your idea of what should surround your glorious presence; it was too much for you to handle. And so every day I lived in fear, and it’s all because of you. You went out of your way to make me miserable, to harm me, to humiliate me!
And now look at where we are. Shhhh, don’t waste your breath no one can hear you down here; especially not with that tape over your mouth.
What I am today, you created me. Every word you ever said to me, like the fire of the forges crafted me into this. I remember what happened on Halloween. Oh yes, the dare. First you invited me to your party. Now I should have taken this with a bit of skepticism but when you said you wanted to make things right I made a mistake, I believed you. As I walked up the steps to your house on that cold, dark night, I felt happy. I was finally going to be accepted.
But as soon as that door opened and you stood there, quiet at first before guiding me in. I should have seen the signs, the whispers, the stares, and the giggles. I guess at that time the party’s bright lights got to me. I had never been to a party before, Drew. At first I wandered about intoxicated by my surroundings but then you announced a game of truth or dare.
We gathered and after a few spins of the bottle, spins of secrets spilled and ridiculous dares, it stopped…. on me. And on the other end was you.
I chose a dare; I felt it was my chance to prove myself to you, to everyone. I guess you took this as your chance, didn’t you? You dared me to go into the old abandoned mausoleum in the town graveyard and spend five minutes in there. Scared as I was this was my chance, my chance to belong.
At the graveyard you lifted the latch on the mausoleum’s door and pulled it open. The air was icy so I couldn’t tell if I was shivering from the cold or my fear. I stepped inside and was greeted by the smell of decay. I went further in and I turned to look at you. At first your face seemed kind but it soon twisted to your usual evil grin. The grin I knew so well; and it was then that I knew what a fool I’d been. You slammed the door on my face, shutting out all light. I heard the latch close and I heard your sick laughter.
I pounded on the door for hours, begging you to come back and let me out. I stumbled back and tripped over something in the dark. I fell into an open casket against something rough. I took out my cell phone for light and I shrieked when I saw I was lying next to… A rotten, decaying human corpse.
That night lying in that mausoleum with corpses all around and that same stench of decay, I planned it all. I knew I had to kill you!
There, there, don’t cry. I brought you some company before you die. Say hello to Jenna, your girlfriend. She was an easy kill. Didn’t suspect a thing as I slipped easily into her apartment. Her shrieks of agony were music to my ears. The red, velvety blood was a sight for sore eyes.
Calm down buddy, I brought her here for you. Say hello to Jenna, Drew. There she can sit right next to you. Now it’s time for your tricks to end Drew. I, Derek Hatcher, just cant stand you any longer.
It’ll all be over soon Drew. What a pretty knife, isn’t it? So sharp and so shiny. Let me remove that tape for you. Oops sorry if it hurt. Boy you have a dirty mouth but nothing you say can hurt me anymore and no one can hear you down here. Say your prayers Drew. I’ll stab you once, stab you twice, and stab you thrice. Oh yes scream in pain. It makes me so happy.
Does it hurt Drew? Good. Now you know how I felt.
I like you better dead Drew. You’re far more tolerable. Well I guess I’ll be gone now but don’t worry I’ll come visit soon. This could be the start of a beautiful friendship…