My eyes blazed as I moved towards Chris. I placed my foot on his neck and started to press. I started to bend down and pulled out my kinfe as I went. I placed it up against his skin and started to flay him. I cut the skin from his throat and worked my way down. I got to his chest when Ava came over to me and put her hand on my shoulder. The red haze of hatred in my vision didn't leave me, but as I looked around I saw the horrified look on my daughter's face as she worked her way over to me.
She put her hand on my shoulder, the sad look in her eyes brought me back to myself so hard and quick that it left me gasping for breath. Her arms wrapped around me as Cherry and Brook took him outside, and far beyond my reach. Mari held me tightly as I felt myself break down. I felt the pain that she felt all over again. I relived all of my old memories as her and I fell to the ground.
"Mari, oh Mari I am so sorry. I am so so sorry. I should have been here, I shouldn't have left so rashly. I am so sorry that he hurt you. Will you ever forgive me."
She held on to me tighter. "Momma, I have lived through worse and they got what was coming to them for even thinking they could touch me. They took me to the shower and as they went to undress me I stabbed them. I stuck them right in the heart. I enjoyed watching them die Momma. They can't break me Momma, you taught me that. No one will ever be able to break me."
I cried even harder as my daughter showed me the woman she had become. No matter what she didn't let them break her. I stood up and brought her up with me where we were enfolded in the arms of all of those who loved us dearly. Marek enfolded his sister and spoke quietly to her as Kie came over to me and held me tight. I grabbed on to his shirt and held on for dear life.
"Imi, it's alright my love. We are all safe now and there is nothing to worry about."
I sighed. "Yes there is. He raped her Kie. Chris raped my daughter and I am not alright with it. I want him to die slowly by my hand. I want to gut him so much right now. The rage that I feel, I want it to go away and yet I want to act out everything that my mind tells me to do."
He held me as I felt the rage clench me again. "I understand and trust me if it wasn't for the kids I would let you do just that. It would be worse for them to know that you did that though. It would scare them to no end, that their mother was capable of doing that. As it is watching you flay the skin off his neck and shoulders was horrifying."
"I- I couldn't help myself. The pain that he caused us all just welled up in me and I couldn't control my body. I just wanted a normal life. Something that would make me happy. A quiet life with you and the kids. Everything keeps jepordizing that and I am getting sick of it. I think with or without Ava we should move. Get out of here and start new. I really like the idea of working with a hospital to start up a clinic. I have wondered about the ranch though."
Kie placed his forehead on my cheek. "I wasn't going to tell you about this, but I have been in contact with some friends that moved out there and I can work as a civilian contractor for the military. I will be helping them with construction projects."
I looked up into his eyes. "Would that make you happy though. Would you be able to leave the ranch and still be happy."
He nodded. "Yes, I will be happy. Where ever you and our children are is where I call home. The ranch is just land my love, home is in your heart and you guys are just that, you're my heart."
I kissed him deeply as Ava came over to me. "You know what you bitch, you aren't moving without Alex and I. You can count us in no matter what. I couldn't leave you to fend for yourself, that would be plain out wrong."
I laughed through my tears. "You know what that's right it would be wrong. My best friend and sister leaving me to be emotionally scarred with no backup what so ever on game night. How could you ever think it."
Ava laughed. "Don't push it with me sister. I will kick your ass in twister again if I have to."
I hugged Kie one more time and then walked over to Ava. "Is it done?"
She nodded her head. Cherry said she wanted to be left alone with him for a while to give him the last bit of his punishment before she puts two in his skull."
I nodded. "Now we can be safe. Now we can live the life we want without having to look over our shoulders."
Ava nodded. "Yes my dear it is done, all done now. How about we finish everything for the party now?"
I nodded enthusiastically. "Yes, that would be wonderful. We will pick up where we left off tomorrow."