WRIGHTEOUS - Chapter 2: KIMBLEY AND KALLAHAN WRIGHTEOUS

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This new series focuses on how the world reacts to a unspeakable tragedy, orchestrated by an assailant known only as UNCLE EDDIE. It takes place roughly 30 years after my original short story Goliath, and will be told from the perspectives of different members of the infamous Wrighteous Family.

Submitted: May 14, 2016

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WRIGHTEOUS

 

A Short Story

 

Written by:

 

Gene Robert Pridgen  II 

 

 

 

CHAPTER 2 : KIMBLEY AND KALLAHAN  WRIGHTEOUS

 

Austin, Texas

 

30 Years After The Merovingian Address

 

 

With a groan and a push Kimbley throws a helpless homeless man down a flight of stiars. His brother Kallahan films the entire ordeal on his brand new camera. Blood and spit decorated the steps as the man tumbled all the way down to the bottom. When he finally hits the ground, Kallahan runs down to get a close up. Upon further inspection and double-checking the man’s breathing, Kallahan gives Kimbley the signal that his latest victim wasn’t getting back up. Kallahan then sets up the camera on a tripod and both brothers stand over the corpse, while reciting their closing statements in unison.

 

“  And with that we’ve again done our daily duty of cleaning up the filth of this city. New York is now one step closer to being purified. We will continue down this path for as long as we draw breath on this earth. Nothing will stand in our way. We encourage anyone watching this to join us in this crusade to make our world a better place, regardless of your location. As always viewers don’t forget to Like, Share, and Subscribe and remember the only thing separating you from God is your inability to accept what you are. LET OUT THE ANIMAL. “

 

Ounce the statement was complete, Kallahan walks over to the camera and turns it off. Soon after the brothers stop vibrating their faces and dash back to their hideout. Kallahan takes the camera to his computer and begins uploading a new episode of their dark web snuff series. Since the brothers couldn’t agree on an official name for the series, Kallahan simply titles the upload’s ‘Community Service”. While the video is uploading Kallahan looks over at Kimbley with a disapproving expression. Despite being identical twins they rarely agreed on anything, aside from their addiction to watching things suffer. Kimbley can feel his brothers cold gaze from across the room and quickly comes up with something to say to lighten the mode.

 

“ Whew !, what a fuckin day. You’d think having super speed would make life easier but we always end up pushing our limits. How far did we take that hobo from the city this time ? It had to be far cause I didn’t even recognize the area anymore. I was just following you. “

 

Kallahan shakes his head before responding.

 

“ You should learn to be more aware of your surroundings Kim. We were in Texas. Remember mom and dad took us there as kids when dad was on the late presidents political team. “

 

Kimbley responds.

 

“ Really ?, we traveled from Texas to New York in less then a minute. Damn no wonder I’m so damn tired. We’re getting faster though. That has to be a new record. “

Kallahan responds.

 

“ It mite be a new record for your but I actually had to slow down to make sure I didn’t leave you behind. You need to stop binge-watching T.V all day and get back in the gym. “  

 

Kimbley responds.

 

“ Anyway, sucks about the president though. The Gilligan Administration was the best. The upper class got so many tax breaks, dad pretty much took over the state. Plus he hooked us up with those androids. They were brand new prototypes that not even the military had access too and we were using them to get us snacks and take out he garbage. What ever happened to them ? I cant find them anywhere ? “

 

Kallahan responds.

 

“ First of all it was the ‘Gilliam’ Administration and those machines belong to Nino Dragonetti now. “

 

Kimbley responds.

 

“ Oh yeah, Cousin Nino, he hit me up earlier today. Why did we give him our androids though, we loved them. I remember you use to have yours stand next to the bed to protect you from the boogeyman. “

 

Kallahan responds after Kimbley stops laughing.

 

“ We’ didn’t give anything to him. He challenged you to a battle in that stupid trading card game you love so much; Goliath. Then he tricked into thinking he was a scrub by losing and got you to wager the androids. You obviously lost when he decided to try and just like that, they were gone. “ 

 

Kimbley responds.

 

“ Its not a stupid trading card game asshole, it’s a competitive strategy game with enough hidden lore to make you shit your pants. Plus it’s based on an actual terrorist that’s still at large. “

 

Kallahan responds.

 

“ I JUST TOLD YOU ‘‘YOU’ LOST MY GOD DAMN ROBOT IN A CARD GAME AND ME CALLING THE GAME STUPID WAS THE ONLY THING THAT GOT YOUR ATTENTION !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU MOTHER FUCKER !!!!!!! “

 

Kimbley responds.

 

“ SHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH !!!, Kal shut the fuck up. Your gonna draw people to our secret liar. “

 

Kallahan responds.

 

“ This isn’t a secret liar, stop calling it that, we’re in mom and dad’s basement you PUTSZ !!! “

 

Kimbley responds.

 

“ That’s what makes it the perfect place, the cops can’t search it, its guarded by the Python Security Force, and its pretty much sound proof. This “basement” is literally a fortress. You thought it was a pretty good idea when we first started making these videos.“

 

Kallahan responds.

 

“ Whatever, tell Nino that we aren’t gonna do anymore of his dirty work. The last time we took care of someone for him, dad found out and beat the shit out of us. As far as your beloved Strategy Game goes, both its longevity as a franchise and the fanatic it’s using to appeal to its consumers will be finished. “ 

 

Kimbley responds.

 

“ How ? Goliaths been doing his thing for years, how can anyone stop him ? If that were possible it would have been done already. “

 

Kallahan responds.

 

“ That’s the thing, it’s always been one person, one police unit, one organization, one hit squad. But after the assassination of the president and the terrorist attack on D.C the country is desperate to find a culprit to point their fingers at and say “he did it’. When that happens, every government agency in every state will be working together to capture and/or kill that poor son of a bitch. Dad’s gonna make sure that culprit is Goliath. “

 

KImbley responds.

 

“ Why would dad do that ? “

 

Kallahan responds.

 

“ If I really have to explain why putting Goliaths head on a pike is a matter of survival for people like us, you really are as stupid as I thought. “

 

Kimbley responds.

 

“ If I’m so stupid how did I come up with the whole vibrating our face technique to disguise or identities during our video’s. In addition to vibrating our voices so no one could distinguish them when we talked. Hm ? “

 

Kallahan laughs before responding.

 

“ You didn’t come up with that dumbass, you saw it on a old rerun of The Flash TV series. What a fuckin idiot !!! “

 

While his brother is still laughing at him Kimbley responds.

 

“ You always thought you were better than me !!!!!!! “

 

Kimbley pushes Kallahan against the wall. Kallahan takes a moment to recover and get into a boxing stance before responding.

 

“ Yeah that’s right, you tryin to catch these hands FAGGET !? “

 

Kimbley responds.

 

“ I’ve always been better then you at fighting and now im gonna fuck you up beyond recognition. “

 

Both brothers begin running towards one another when a sound coming from their computer distracts them from the confrontation.

 

“ RESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA , HELLO, I, AM UNCLE EDDIE. “

 

Kimbley and Kallahan walk over to the computer, look at each other, and then back at the computer screen. Kallahan is the first to respond.

 

“ He’s talking in our voices, the ones we used during our video’s. “

 

Kimbley responds after turning on the TV.

 

“ Its on here too !!!! How is that possible !? HOW IS HE TALKING IN OUR VIOCES!!!!? AND WHY IS HE CALLING HIMSELF UNCLE EDDIE !? “  

 

Kallahan responds.

 

“ It has to be a hacker, they probably downloaded one of our video’s and used some type of cloning software to duplicate the sound waves of our voices. There’s no way this is the real Uncle Eddie ! “

 

Kimbley responds.

 

“ That symbol he’s using for his background, what is that !?”

 

Kallahan responds.

 

“ It looks like some kind of perverted alteration of our family crest. This guy clearly has a grudge against us. “

 

Kimbley responds.

 

“ I DON’T GET IT WHATS HAPPENING !!!!? “

 

The voice coming from both the computer and T.V continues.

 

“ UPON OTHER THINGS I WILL REVEAL TO YOU DURING THIS BROADCAST, LET ME FIRST CONFESS THAT I AM THE ONE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE GRUESOME MURDER OF PRESIDENT THANE DERMOT GILLIAM.  “

 

KImbley steps back from the T.V and sits on the floor, mouth a gape. Kallahan sits back in his desk chair. There’s a long silence before Kimbley has a startling thought.

 

“ Wait Kal, what if dads see’s this, he’ll have his best people on it trying to decipher the voice to figure out who it is. That will lead back to us and our video’s and dad will find out we’ve been hunting again………. OH SHIT  !!!!! WHAT DO WE DO !!!!!!!!!!!???? “

 

Kallahan responds after exhaling.

 

“ …There’s only one thing we can do…………..…… “ 

 

Kimbley and Kallahan look at each and share a locked stare before nodding their heads and screaming at the top of their lungs.

 

“MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMM !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! “


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