His New Year's Resolution

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What would doing evil do to you? Doing evil for you loved ones. Going to the point you forget the real you and become the evil itself...


*** finalist in Raga's New Year Contest ***

Submitted: January 09, 2014

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Submitted: January 09, 2014

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In the farthest part of Virginia lived Alex Wilson and his grandmother in their humble house away from people of the city. Alex was eighteen years old and a college student in a State University. His seventy five years old grandmother Cecilia has been his guardian since he was eight years old when his mother died from an illness on the day people all over the world celebrate New Year's Day. He never have a father, which he didn't bother to ask from his mother. But the time given to his mother was short he hadn't able to show and say how much he love and care for her. His mother being religious, explained to him that it may be His will and that to die from a sickness was a gift and better than dying instantly from an accident without preparation. Alex still blame God for the death of his mother. From that time on, he never believe in Him; he subject himself to Satan. At such a young age he swore and made his new year's resolution he'll do for ten years to revive and summon his mother from the dead. He never let his grandmother know about his plan for she'll never allow it not because she'll worry something bad might happen to Alex but because she was against it. His resolution was to kill a woman every new year's eve, and pour his victim's blood on his mother's grave. He already killed eight women, mostly became classmates, others he met in a one night stand. But he badly wanted to see his mother already. He can't wait for the next year so today he's going to kill the two women he love -- his girlfriend and his grandmother.

Ding dong, ding dong!

Alex door belled the house of Joanna, his girlfriend. He invited her to spend the new year's eve with his grandmother in their house.

"Hey," Joanna said and gave Alex a warm hug and a kiss.

"I'm sorry for the wait. Let's go."

"No problem." Alex replied with a sly smile.

They made their way to his car. While driving towards his house, Joanna was so excited to see the colorful firecracker display. It will be her first time visiting and spending a very special night with Alex. Actually they just became lovers last month, yeah it was December, just three days before Christmas. Alex spent the holiday on her house, so she want to return the favor and celebrate new year at his house.

"We're here," Alex told Joanna.

"Oh, that's fast," Joanna exclaimed.

"Actually not, it's only twenty six minutes before twelve," Alex reminded his girlfriend.

"What did you just say? So it means we drove going here for almost two hours! I don't expect your house to be this far from the city hah." Joanna said a little surprised.

"Sorry if I didn't tell you that my house is this far from your house. Nevertheless, let's get inside. Grandma has long waited for us and for her to finally see you. If you don't know yet, you're my first girlfriend." Alex explained and made his way to get inside the house leaving behind a beguiled Joanna stiffened in place.

Alex was at the doorway and called Joanna to come inside the house already because it's freezing outside, she might even turn into snow woman. He turned around and low laughed. He can't wait to see her expression later when he played with her.

As soon as Joanna entered the house, she was astonished. The house and furniture looks old but they were sure taken care of. She felt homey. Alex soon gestured Joanna to the dinner table and to sit opposite his seat. Joanna was overwhelmed for everything that was happening. She went towards the table but notice something.

"Wait, where's your grandmother? Isn't she joining us for the dinner?" Joanna asked Alex.

"Oh yes, grandma. She's here already." Alex said formally.

A crease was formed in Joanna's forehead, confused by what Alex meant. She pulled the chair to sit and asked Alex, "What are you saying? Maybe she's still upstairs. I can call her instead if you want."

"No need. See it's already twelve." Alex told Joanna. And the old clock rang throughout the house making Joanna jump in her seat.

"What's that? That old clock sounds creepy." Joanna blurted.

"Don't mind it, that will stop also. Let's now celebrate new year and eat. Open the menu." Alex asked Joanna pointing to the covered dish.

Joanna was becoming suspicious. She know something was wrong. She leaned forward, grabbed the cover and raises it to see the menu. Joanna loose her hold on the dish cover, stunned and immediately moved away from the table . There she saw the main dish -- Alex grandmother's head covered in thick crimson blood.

Joanna didn't know what to do and looked to see Alex but found his chair empty. She was about to stand but was restrained by two hands that held her shoulders. She could hear her heart beating loud like a horse in a race. Tears forming in her eyes warning to fall. She was completely terrified that Alex could see and feel her body quiver.

"Alex w-what did you do? What's happening to you? Joanna managed to ask Alex, her voice trembling.

"You don't know. All of you don't know and you don't need to know," Alex shouted.

Alex bent forward so his head was leveled with Joanna and spoke loud enough for Joanna to hear. "Didn't I say a while ago to start the celebration? And yes, you were looking for grandma right? There she is."

"No no no no. Please don't hurt me Alex." said Joanna.

"Did I hurt you already. Or you're asking me now to hurt you," Alex getting irritated squeezed hard Joanna's shoulders.

"Ahhh! No-oo, I-I'm not asking you to hurt me." Joanna said crying.

"I'm sorry Joanna but that's not going to happen. By the way let me tell you also that the one I've said when we were outside was a lie. The truth is I had six girlfriends before. All of them died." Alex proudly said it, laughing hysterically.

"Opps! I mean they died because I killed them all. And of course you will soon join them. " Alex whispered to Joanna. 

He walked in front of Joanna to face her and said, "Are you ready?"

'You will soon join them.' Those words were echoing in her ears.

"Nooo!!" Joanna screamed and decided to fight back than die without giving a fight. She kicked Alex in his crotch, stood up and run looking for the exit door. Alex rolled down the floor grabbing his crotch and cried out, "Aaaahhh! Run Joanna. Run as fast as you can. Because when caught you, you're dead. Run!!"

Alex stood up unsteadily but manage to walk. He got a knife and followed Joanna outside.

On the other hand, Joanna didn't even know where to go aside from her blurry sight caused by tears unstoppably falling from her eyes. She was running far enough from Alex house but hadn't found the road or any house in the place. Instead she found herself in a forest. 'Great! This will be difficult for me to escape my killer boyfriend' Joanna told herself.

Joanna was so tired and stopped running. She leaned on a tree. She was startled by the noises behind her, sound of footsteps stepping over dried leaves and twigs. She got really nervous and was hyperventilating. She peeked behind the tree and saw no one. She turned around and saw the threat in front of her. She attempted to scream but Alex covered her mouth fast.

"Here you are little scaredy doll," Alex said in Joanna's face.

Joanna was making muffled cries under Alex's hand. Alex removed his hand on her mouth and caressed her face wiping the tears.

"Alex, d-don't kill me. P-pl-pleaasee..." Joanna begged Alex, her words almost inaudible.

"Stop crying love. I'll make it quick for you," Alex pressed the knife on Joanna's neck.

Joanna couldn't stop crying and Alex pulled and embraced her from her back. Alex pushed Joanna to walk without removing the knife on her neck. They continued walking inside the dark, silent forest; with it's giant trees, the noise of new year could not penetrate the undisturbed sanctuary. They stopped in front of a tombstone, the full moon gave light so Joanna was able to read the engraved words on it. She can read them a bit and was sure they were Latin words but she couldn't understand them. She also noticed the foul bloody smell of the place, she felt nauseated and nearly vomit. 'Oh God, I'm not ready to die. I don't want to die right here, right now.' Joanna thought to herself. She was thinking of any possible ways she can do to escape her death.

"A-alex w-would you listen to me and let me speak b-before you k-kill me, please..." Joanna pleaded in a stuttering voice.

"Fine. Say your last words babe," Alex said while sniffing Joanna in between her neck and shoulder. Joanna got goosebumps with it but tried to get to her plan. She faced Alex and looked straight in his eyes.

"I wanna know everything all the things about you, everything you've been through. What pushed you to doing this. But I suppose you never want others to know about you. But please believe me, I-I loved you. I just hope you did feel the same for me even in our short encounter." Joanna said and tiptoed and kissed Alex.

Alex didn't move for a while but then kissed back Joanna, very passionate and aggressive. She held Joanna on her neck and waist. It last a minute and Joanna took the chance to get the knife on Alex hand and stabbed him in the stomach. Alex was so shocked, he didn't expect such thing to happen. He held his hand on his stomach and tried to attack Joanna but Joanna avoided it. Alex landed straight on the dirty soil.

"No, I can't let this happen. Mother. No. Let me see you again," Alex murmured, he was crawling and coughing up blood already.

"Yaaahhh," Joanna charged Alex and stabbed him repeatedly on his back. "Die, die you brainsick murderer!!"

'Hah hah hah, I-I just killed him, I'm also a murderer now.' Joanna said to herself. She looked like she just swam in a blood pool. She was crying loud.

She looked at her wrist watch and it was 2:56am. She stood up and felt groggy. She tried to walk slowly and looked back to see for the last time Alex, her killer boyfriend. But as she was walking without looking on her way, she fall in a pit.

"Aaahhh," Joanna just fell hard on her back. Her body felt badly painful. She felt something sticking to her right side and grabbed the thing. The pit was deep enough, the night clouds were covering the moon, it was too dark for Joanna to see. She felt the thing, to determine whatever it is. It is rough, long and hard. But she can guess it now not until the moonlight gave way for her to see where she was. And she was right with the thing she was holding then she threw it.

"Aahh!" Joanna observed around the pit where she fell. She covered her nose and it was only that time she noticed the decaying smell of corpses. Many were skeleton already. And a while ago, the thing she held was a leg bone.

"Get me out. Help me. Heeelppp!" Joanna was so terrified and scream loudly for anyone to hear her and help her. But she was surely helpless, no one would be coming to rescue her. She would die like her boyfriend by her own careless action.

On the other hand, Alex crawled hardly to get to his mother's grave.

"Mother, aahh I'm sorry. His vision was slowly becoming a blur. I didn't fulfilled my promise. I can't see you again alive." Breathing was becoming more difficult for him. With every attempt to inhale more air, blood also comes along and caused him to cough the red viscous liquid.

\"Ah, ah I think we just need to see each other...dead..." Alex lied dead on his mother's grave hoping to see her in the other world.

What do you think? Will he get to see his mother THERE?


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