Chapter 6:

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Science Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

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Mona was sitting on a stool across the room from me. I could see her face was damp with tears, but why? I find myself feeling sorry for her and wanting to console her even though I just watched her kill my brother and my wife. The mother of my children is dead and that is something that cuts me deeply. There was no chance for me and Lisa anymore, but the twins didn’t have to be punished too. Now they don’t have a mother anymore, and I have fallen in love with the person responsible for that.


I slowly start my walk to where Mona is sat, only to hear her shout,


“Go Away!!”


I carry on walking toward her hoping that she will give in and embrace my comforting touch. She looks up at me with eyes filled with sorrow and hurt. This stops me in my tracks as I wonder why she is crying.


“Mona, what happened back there?”


She continues to weep into her hands as she mumbles,


“I don’t know.”


She said something else but I couldn’t work it out. I need to let her know that I care for her and that I am here to support her through this. I’m not sure this is the right thing to do though after she just became a murderer. In my head I guiltily think that she has done me a favour. She has done my dirty work and saved me the actual guilt of killing two people who were once dear to me.


“Darling, don’t cry. I know this must be hard, but…” She interrupts


“NO! It isn’t hard at all Ollie. I wanted to do that. That’s why I brought us to this ship. I knew she was here and I wanted to kill her. When the world was ending because of stupid decisions, she was off gallivanting with your brother, rather than making the most of her time with her husband and children.”


There was a real anger about this situation that Mona was harvesting. I was shocked that this was a pre meditated attack. I wonder whether she knew my brother was also here. I have to move on from this and she has to help me find my children.


“Where are my children Mona? You said you knew where they were.”


“They are here too. Or they were. Lisa knew you were on the ship also, so she sent them away so they wouldn’t have to see you. She has told them you are dead.”


Words can’t describe the feeling inside me. I feel like I did just die and my soul was floating away. Mona was still speaking but I was no longer able to hear. I was just staring at her mouth moving at an alarming rate. I was in a world of hell right at this moment. All of these questions firing around my head. Do I find them and tell them the truth or do I just let them mourn me forever?


Such difficulties in life right from the moment I proposed. I’m trying to recall how that happened and I can’t. This must mean I have lost all feelings for Lisa. I keep trying to convince myself that she is nothing and that my brother was forgotten long ago, but the truth is, I am upset that both are dead. At the same time, she got what she deserved for lying to our children… my children.


Mona is staring at me and smiling. I’m starting to think this girl has schizophrenia if I’m honest. I can’t even bring myself to smile back at her right now. My feelings are comparable to a yoyo, fresh out the packet. There moving from one side to the other in a heartbeat. I turn to Mona,


“We need to find my children Mona.”

I notice her face screw up slightly as though she has found the bitterest lemon available and delved he tongue into it.


“Why is everything about your past and not your future?”


I’m astounded by this question and don’t even know where to start.


“What the fuck is that supposed to mean?” I snap back less confident than it sounded in my head.


She stands up quickly enough to make me jump and she swings her hand to connect with my cheek bone. I feel a sharp pain as my head crashed into the corner of a cabinet, then my body follows suit while crashing to the ground.


I look up dazed and confused trying to avoid any further attack, but all I can see is the door swinging and there is no sign of Mona in the room. Then nothing, just blackness.


I don’t even know what is happening to me. I have suddenly become some sort of monster. I have always hated Lisa for stealing Ollie from me all those years ago, but killing her isn’t something I could imagine doing before. I think I am angrier that Ollie still doesn’t remember me; what a bastard! I was his ‘best friend’ for ten years. I told him we would have been perfect and that Lisa wasn’t right for him, but he had fallen in love with her beauty.


I could never compete with her because I was just his friend. We lost touch after he married Lisa as I couldn’t bare to see them together with their children. I caught Lisa cheating with Ollie’s brother and tried to expose them, but Ollie just said I was jealous. Deep down, I think he knew it was happening, but didn’t want to face it.


What am I going to do now he’s seen all of this; he’s going to think I’m crazy. He has watched me kill two people and now I have hit out at him. I’m going to have to tell him the truth about our past.

Submitted: July 03, 2013

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Daisy Ink

Wow, in this chapter I can just see the internal conflict that he's trying to handle. His relationship with Mona is just completely wounded, but I just know he still has deep feelings for his family. KMU :):)

Thu, July 4th, 2013 6:55am


Yeah, this conflict actually comes to a climax in the next chapter, and the real action starts :)

Fri, July 5th, 2013 11:16am


I agree with Daisy, he's got a real battle going on inside and I wonder what he's going to do next!
Please kmu =)

Thu, July 4th, 2013 3:02pm


I'm hoping what happens next will shock people...

Fri, July 5th, 2013 11:16am

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