Curiosity killed the cat

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Mystery and Crime  |  House: Booksie Classic
A fictional tale of two childhood friends with lots of mystery and some tragedy. Mostly from Venelli's point of view, although Vanessa will have her own story to tell later.

Submitted: April 11, 2014

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Curiosity killed the cat

This is the tale of two best friends who had been together since birth. They're often referred to as twins as they were born on the same day and look very similar. In fact the only way you could tell them apart was by their eye colours. One, a sea blue colour with eyes that glistened in the light. The other, a dark mysterious brown that could see through your soul.

They had very fortunate lives with loving, wealthy families with large, comfortable homes until one day, where there was a feud over money and business which caused a void to grow between the families, pulling the girls apart. Venelli, our blue eyed girl refused to separate from her best friend, yet Vanessa, our brown eyed girl slowly began to distance herself from everyone.

Eventually, they went their separate ways whilst attending the same school. Venelli joined the cheerleading squad, surrounded by the most popular kids in school, whilst Vanessa joined the gymnastics club, only to help her parent's publicity. Their lives stayed isolated from each others until a tragic day where Vanessa's parents were murdered in a house fire whilst Vanessa was at school. Upon hearing this, Vanessa immediately left with Venelli following close behind. Although no longer best friends, Venelli still cared for Vanessa and the heart-breaking news left her feeling sympathetic, wanting to console her childhood friend, only to be turned away by Vanessa.

Months passed and Vanessa was taken in by a distant aunt who only longed for the money. Vanessa was ill-treated by her new family and often abused by the drunken uncle, so she often wandered the streets at night. Therefore, she was often referred to as school as 'the brown cat that no one wants'. Venelli knew of this but could not stand up for her friend, in fear that she would be rejected once more.

Eventually, one evening when her family and herself were going to dine in a restaurant, she caught a glimpse of her almost identical friend from the window and excused herself from dinner. After climbing out the bathroom window, she followed Vanessa down the dark alley on the corner of the street. Once she had caught up, she gasped at the scratches, bruises and scars all over Vanessa's arm. Vanessa only stared back blankly, then continued in the direction she was walking in. Obviously, Venelli followed slowly behind, unable to question her destination or stop her friend. She only stopped when a large figure stepped out from the shadows and advanced towards her. Venelli screamed at Vanessa, warning her to run away, but Vanessa only grabbed the figure by the arm and flipped him over. Venelli, shocked, crept closer to Vanessa with so many questions echoing in her head, until she was yanked back by another large figure. At that point, Vanessa ran in Venelli's direction as Venelli desperately tried to free herself from it's grasp. Before Vanessa could reach Venelli, the figure had pulled out a gun and pointed it straight at Vanessa. Still running, Vanessa pulled out her own revolver and shot instantly.

Two gunshots passed, and Venelli opened her eyes but to her disbelief, the grip on her arm had disappeared and the man holding her was on the ground, limp and lifeless. She looked up at her friend to see her standing still, facing her direction, still holding the gun. As she scuttled closer, she heard the distinctive noise of a rain drop. She froze as Vanessa dropped the gun. Venelli dived to catch her friend before she could hit the ground. With the moonlight shining through the gaps of the buildings, she could clearly see the crimson red river pouring out of a small hole in her friend's abdomen. Before any words could be said, Vanessa (with her head on Venelli's lap) looked up to see crystal tears flowing out of the glistening blue eyes and smiled at her childhood friend. No words passed through their mouths as Vanessa's eyelids slowly covered her innocent brown eyes.

At that moment, Venelli believed that it was her own fault. She had followed Vanessa for her own purpose. It was she whom Vanessa had tried to protect. It was she whom Vanessa died protecting. She realised that none of this would have happened, should she have minded her own business, for it was her own curiosity that killed the cat.


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