"The Perfect Man"

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Mystery and Crime  |  House: Deirdre

A story about how a girl overcame her greatest challenge from being tortured.

There once was a man named Thomas Martin Black.  He was said to be a nice man who started an acting group for people in his area.  Thomas lived in a small town in Montreal, Canada.  He had three boys, Bobby, Jeffery and CharlieHis wife was Lucy Black.  He had the perfect family. 

Now there was a young girl named Michelle Booth who lived in a small town in New Jersey, U.S.A.Michelle lived with her parents, Louise and Frank Booth. She had an older sister named Elizabeth who was happily married to Anthony Soprano.  Elizabeth and Anthony had a little girl named Rosalia who was three.  Over the years Michelle was involved in a lot of different clubs in High School and Community College.  Michelle was also a swimmer.  Swimming was one of her favorite sports.

Thomas was an actor and had done some TV shows.  He was on Michelle’s favorite TV show when she was little, called Warrior Witch.  The show was about a witch who was a warrior in modern day Salem.  Samantha, the witch fought of demons and evil Gods.  She was a cross between Buffy and Xena and the show Charmed. Thomas had played a God in another world in the show.  His character Rafael and Samantha fought several times.  The show ended after season six.

  Now Thomas had left his family to do a movie in China town, New York.  The movie was called Adventures in Attica.  He played a villain in the movie.  The movie focused on a girl who went through a door in her attic and found herself in another world.  It was one of Michelle’s favorite movies.  You would think their paths never would have crossed.

Thomas had died after a nasty fall.  There were tributes to him all over YouTube.  Michelle was once scared of the characters Thomas had played.  You would think he was in Heaven, but was he?

When Michelle was 24, she thought she heard his voice tormenting her throughout the summer.  She would hear him off and on.Michelle opened his IMDB and talked to it.  She started of saying, “Thomas, you don’t know you I am, but I know who you are.”  She did not understand why he would do this to her.  Warrior Witch was one of her favorite TV shows.  On one Sunday in August, she heard his voice full blown all over her bedroom torturing her.  This was not like what she had heard that summer.  He made her watch various things with him in it from Adventures in Attica to episodes of Warrior Witch. It was a Thomas Martin Black marathon.

“Why are you doing to this to me Thomas?”  I don’t understand what did I do to you?”

“Clever, but not clever enough,” he would say.  “I love you Michelle.”  “I am the Devil, Michelle.” He thought he was the Devil! He seemed to be obsessed with her.  Michelle ran from him, even though it was his voice holding her hostage.  She ran into the attic and hid behind a door.  Hey, maybe she would go to Attica!  Then when she heard voices tell her to come out, she would go back to her room.  Another time in the same night she ran into her closet and hid.  He even made her ran downstairs to grab a movie that he was in.  She was so scared.

Eventually, it ended. And Thomas had stopped. Why did he stop?  She did not know why.  That night she realized he had stopped loving his family and he even admitted he was going to leave them.  She did not understand how can someone who use to be so kind and caring turned into a monster?  Apparently, he went to Hell and tortured her from there.  Apparently, he liked who he become.  He probably was enjoying his time in Hell.

Michelle could not sleep that whole night and she ended up going to a psych ward in a hospital for seemed like a week.  Her family thought she had a breakdown.  They told her it was in her head.  But she knew it was not.  She had to take medication.  It was hard for her.

  Her life changed so much since that night.  She did not know why she was tortured by him and the fact that he even went to Hell shocked her.  To the world he was this perfect man, but to her he was not. She could not watch the tributes to him and all the rest in peace comments made her sick to her stomach.  She knew he tortured her, and she wished she could just die so she would not hear his voice again. 

After a few years she had got a great job at a retail store. She sees a psychiatrist, but she is doing just fine.  And her psychiatrist is the nicest person ever.  She promised herself if she ever heard his voice again, she would not be afraid of him like she was before.  She is a warrior like in her favorite TV show.  She would not let anyone hurt her like that so-called Perfect Man did.  If he ever came back, she would be ready!

 

 


Submitted: April 25, 2020

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