The Girl Who Cried Murderer (part one)

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Submitted: July 30, 2012

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The Girl Who Cried Murderer

By: Alexus Peoples

 

My heart was pounding as I ran. I didn’t dare to turn around. I slipped in mud and my whole body was covered in it. My face sank in it and I couldn’t see. The dark figure grabbed t my foot and I kicked it in the face. My shoes were gone and dress was tangled in the mud and I had to slip out of it to get away. I ran across the street screaming “ help me! Somebody help me!” No one was around. I tripped and fell down steps that led to the underground subway. Went I finally hit the bottom, I cried in pain. My head was bleeding and my hands were a dark red. There was a little girl behind me standing by a trash can. Why did she look so familiar? “ Run! Go get away while you can!! Go!” I screamed but she didn’t move. I looked up and saw a dark figure standing at the head of the steps. I couldn’t move, then everything went black. Next thing I know im in the hospital and my fiancé is holding my hand saying “ Everything is going to be alright. Everything is going to be alright”.

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I woke up excited. I don’t know why because I’ve been having the nightmare I use to have when I was eight. I pushed the covers off of me and went to the bathroom to take a quick shower. I fixed my hair just the way Luke likes it. Luke is my boyfriend, we‘ve been dating for 3 years now. I brushed my teeth and got dressed. I headed downstairs where my mom was waiting for me with breakfast to take to school. “ Im sorry mom, me and Luke are going to get a bite on the way to school.” I said. “ Its ok dear, I will just give it to Mrs. Daffeni. Poor woman she has no one to take care of her.” Mom replied and she started to get her purse. “ Bye mom.” I said and ran to Luke who was waiting in his car. “Hey Sweetie.” He said as I got in and he gave me a quick kiss and I put my seat belt on.

We headed to school. He kept glancing at me. “ Luke why do you keep looking at me?” I asked. He chuckled and said “ Sorry. I was just thinking, do you want to do something different today?” “Different?” I replied. “Lets skip school today and go somewhere, just me and you.” I was surprised. “You Luke Kenny wants to ruin you perfect attendance and skip school today. My oh my.” “I can be a bad boy when I want to.” He said. “ Luke you don’t have to be a bad boy for me. I will always love you, even if you’re a nerd.” I said and laughed. He gave me a fake hurt look and said “ I am not a nerd, and I love you too.” “Well ok then where do you wanna go?” I asked.  “Im gonna take you on a romantic date.” He said and smiled. “Well ok” I said back and kissed him on the cheek.

We went to the river where we first met. I was studying and he was fishing, lets just say he is a really bad fisherman because my bag ended up in the river. It was just as beautiful from the last time I was here. He pointed and said “Look over there!” I looked and saw some flowers in the river. They were aligned and formed words. I walked close to the river to read the words. And when I did my eyes filled with tears. The river read: Will you marry me? I turned to Luke and he was on one knee. He pulled out the ring and said, “ Malinda, I love you so much. I wanna spend the rest of my life with you. You are the love of my life and I honestly don’t know what I would do if I lost you. Will you marry me? He said and I could tell he was nervous. Tears was going down my eyes and I said, “ Yes! Yes! A thousand time yes.” He smiled and let out a long breath. He stood up and put the ring on my finger. Then we kissed. The rest of the date was perfect, we had a picnic and then left cause we have to get ready for prom.

I was super excited, I’ve been dreaming of this night since middle school. I was wearing a purple dress with black lace on the ends and diamonds going around my dress all the way to my breast and the top of my dress had diamonds all on the edge. It was beautiful. I guess my mom thought the same thing cause she was in tears and constantly taking pictures. I guess that’s what moms do. “Mom seriously that’s enough pictures. Luke is waiting for me outside.” I said and grabbed my purse. “ Im sorry honey but you look so beautiful.” She said and gave me a hug. Then I started to the door. “Have fun honey and be safe!” Mom yelled. I turned around and said, “Mom! Seriously!” I knew what she meant when she said ‘be safe’.

Me and Luke arrived at prom. It was amazing and beautiful. Luke wouldn’t shut up about how beautiful I looked, yeah I like to hear it but he goes overboard. My friends kept coming up to me and saying “ Aww! Malinda your dress is so beautiful!”. I just kept nodding  and said “Thank you and you look amazing too!” Finally they went off and actually paid attention to their dates. I had a weird feeling that someone was staring at me, when I looked behind me no one was there. I just shrugged it off and tried to have a good time, I mean its prom we are suppose to have fun. We sat down and I said, “ Can you go and get me some punch?” I asked Luke. “ Your throat dry from all that making out we did before we came here?” He said and smiled. I gave him a playful shove. “Yes it is dry now can you go and get me some?” He went and got us some punch. He finallt got back and sat down. “Man! I forgot my purse, give me your keys so I can go out to the car and get it.” I said to Luke. “Okay but don’t leave your glass slipper” He said and smiled, then he handed me the keys.

It was freezing outside. I need to get my over coat that went with the dress, I didn’t wear it inside cause it covered up my diamonds. I put the key in the car door when something grabbed me. I tried to scream but he put his hand around my mouth. I could tell it was a man because of the way his body was, the way he held me when I tried to get away. I kicked my feet trying to kick him but he kept lifting me up. He dragged me to the dark park that was next to the school, it was really dark cause the lights in the park were busted out. I kept squirming but he wouldn’t let go. He pinned me on the ground and lifted up my dress. “Help! Help! Someone help me! Please!” I screamed. He yelled through his teeth, “If you don’t shut up I will kill you.” His voice sounded familiar. I kept squirming and trying to kick him. He lifted my dress up and sat up to pull something out of his pocket  when I kicked him in the face. I got up and started to run. “Help! Help me! Someone please help me!” I screamed. But no one was there to hear me.

My heart was pounding as I ran. I didn’t dare to turn around. I slipped in mud and my whole body was covered in it. My face sank in it and I couldn’t see. The dark figure grabbed  my foot and I kicked him in the face again. My shoes were gone and my dress was tangled in the mud and I had to slip out of it to get away. I ran across the street to the subway screaming, “ Help me! Somebody help me!” No one was around. I tripped and fell down steps that led to the underground subway. Went I finally hit the bottom, I cried in pain. My head was bleeding and my hands were a dark red. There was a little girl behind me standing by a trash can. Why did she look like me? “ Run! Go get away while you can!! Go!” I screamed but she didn’t move. I looked up and saw a dark figure standing at the head of the steps. I couldn’t move, then everything went black. Next thing I know im in the hospital and Luke is holding my hand saying “ Everything is going to be alright. Everything is going to be alright”.

I sat up and said, “ W-what happened?” There was tears in his eyes. “ You went out to the car to get your purse. You was out there for a while so I went out there to look for you. My keys were on the floor next to my car. I saw some diamonds that fell off your dress and I followed them to the park. I saw your dress and some muddy foot prints. I followed the footprints to the subway and found you on the ground naked and bleeding.” By time he said all that he was crying. It all came to me then. I remembered everything clearly. Then I asked, “ What about the little girl?” He looked confused and said, “What little girl?”. “ The one that was behind me when I fell. I told her to run but she just stood there and-” “There was no little girl when I found you sweetie” He interrupted. “But-but I saw her and she-” “Sweetie just rest ok? Don’t worry about anything. Im just glad your ok.” He said and kissed me on the forehead. “Luke im scared. I thought I was going to die. Luke leaned down and kissed me on the forehead then climbed on the side of the bed and held me in his arms and I put my head under his chin. He rubbed my shoulder and said, “Everything is going to be alright. The detectives said when your ready they are going to talk to you.” “Ok. But im starving” I said. Luke gave me a tight squeezed and said, “Okay I will be right back im going to go down the cafeteria and get you some food.” “Ok.” I replied. He left the room. I squeezed my eyes shut and opened them again. And there she was, standing at the end of my bed, the little girl from the subway.

“Who are you?” I asked. The little girl just stood there. “How do you know me?” I asked. Again she just stood there. She had a light blue glow to her. Her hair was brown and long. Her eyes was a dark green, and she wore a head band the same color. Her lips were still. She opened her mouth to say something then Luke walked in. I looked at Luke and turned my head back to the little girl, but she was gone.

“How are you feeling?” Luke asked. “I’m fine.” I replied. Luke hugged me and said, “I have to tell you something.” “What is it?” I asked. “The detectives said you were raped. The doctor took a rape kit while you were unconscious. She is going to come in soon and give us and the detectives the results. I let out a deep breath and started crying. Luke help me tightly stroking my hair. We sat there waiting for the doctor to come.

The doctor walked in and opened a file and said, “Miss Cornell how are you feeling?” “Well my stomach hurts and after what I was just told, not too great.” I replied. She looked up from the file and said, “I talked to the detectives said that they will be in here in a few. I already gave them the results.” “Okay.” I mumbled. She looked at the file and said, “And unfortunately the guy who raped used a bottle to there is no traces of anything. So we cant do anything about that. However, I went through the kit and it says your….” She paused. “Well she’s what?” Luke asked impatiently. “She’s pregnant.” The doctor said. Me and Luke gasped and I said, “Is it Luke’s?.” “Why yes it is. Luke Kenny right? Yes it’s his.” Then she walked out of the room. “That one time must have been enough.” Luke said. “I thought I was just getting fat.” I said is surprise. “Luke. We’re going to have a baby!” Luke smiled and started rubbing my stomach.

The detectives walked in. I looked up and saw who they were. Stable and Olivia from Law&Order SVU. “Oh my gosh. I know you. I use to watch your show all the time, I had no idea you do it in real life.” I said as they sat down. “Yes we do. So you should know how this will work then huh?” Olivia said. “Of course.” I replied. “So tell me, exactly what happened.” She said. “I don’t remember much, Luke is the one who found me, I remember some parts though. I will start with that.” I said. I took a deep breath and began, “First me and Luke skipped school and went on a date, and while we were there he proposed. I was so happy. Olivia began to write in her notebook. “And what happened after that?” She asked. “Then I went home and got ready for the prom. We arrived and went inside and sat down and had a drink, felt like someone was staring at me, but I just shrugged it off because I wanted to have a good time. I forgot my purse so I went out to Luke’s car to get it. I put the key in the door when this man grabbed me.” Olivia wrote down some more and Stabler said, “Sorry to interrupt but do you mind if I start taking pictures of your bruises’ and start taking evidence while you tell detective Olivia what happened?” “Of course not.” I said. Then Luke added, “ I kinda do, after what happened to her I don’t trust any man touching her but me.” Stabler looked at him. “Honey, its ok.” I said. Then he started taking evidence and I continued, “I tried to kick but he kept lifting me higher into the air, he had his hand over my mouth and I could scream. He took me into the park and slammed me onto the ground. He lifted up my dress…” I started to cry. “ And he went to pull something out of his pocket and I took that chance and kicked him in the face..” Luke started to hold me tighter. “foot did you use?” Stabler asked. “ The right one” I said. “ The I got up started to run. I slipped in some mud and my dress was tangled so I slipped out of it. I lost my shoes when I was kicking when he grabbed me. Then I  started screaming for help, but no one was around. I ran to the subway and I tripped. I fell down the stairs. I saw this little girl behind a trash can and I told her to run but she just stood there. Then I saw a dark figure at the top of the steps, then everything went black. The next thing I know im in the hospital with Luke, and he told me how he found me.” By the time I finished Luke was in tears. Olivia stopped writing and said, “Ok, he can tell us that later. And about this little girl you saw…” “ I saw her in here at the foot of my bed too. I thought I was just imagining it.” I said. “Yeah you might have hit your head too hard. And the doctor tells me that your pregnant.” She said. “Yeah, I am. And im glad its going to be Luke’s.” I replied. She smiled and said, “Well congratulations.”

Then they were done and  left the room. The doctor came in and told us we could leave. As Luke carried me to the car- yeah he carried me- I saw this dark figure in the bushes. “Luke there is someone in the bushes.” I whispered. He turned around and yelled, “Hey! Who’s there?” The figure came out and said, “ I didn’t mean to scare you. Im John Cornell.” Luke put me down and I said, “Cornell? I don’t know you.” He stepped closer and said, “ Im your brother remember? I’ve been trying to find you since you left. I followed you here. Im sorry if you thought I was stalking you.” I took a step closer too and said, “Did you follow me to prom?” “Yes.” He said. “ I wanted to know what school you went to.” I looked into his eyes and I could tell something was up. “ Did you see who took me?” I asked. “Yes.” He replied. “Then who took her?” Luke said. “ I did.” John said.

Luke grabbed me and pulled me away from John. “W-what!?” I said. He looked at me and said, “I did, I took you.” “Why?” I asked but before I could get an answer he disappeared and Stabler came outside and said, “What’s all the commotion?” “He-” Luke began, but when he went to show the detective who John was, nothing was there, John vanished. “He.. What?” Stabler asked. “He‘s gone.” I said. “Who‘s gone?” Stabler asked, I could tell he was getting impatient. “This guy named John Cornell said he was Malinda’s brother, he said he was following her to talk to her, and he said he is the one who took and raped her.” Luke said and he held me close. “Did you get a good look at the guy?” Stabler asked. “Kinda.” I replied. “Ok then you and Luke go inside and you guys can work with a sketch artist. I have my men patrol the area to see if we can find him, he couldn’t have gotten too far.” Stabler said. Luke nodded and we headed inside. “Luke, im so scared, I don’t know what to do anymore.” I whispered. He stopped and looked at me. He put his hand on my cheek and said, “I’m not going to let anything happen to you. I plan to live with you forever and im not going to let some rapist ruin that, Malinda I love you so much.” “I love you to Luke.” I said and smiled. He smiled back and kissed me. The way he kissed me meant something different, this kiss meant he was scared and worried, it meant that he really doesn’t want to lose me. I didn’t want to lose him either. We worked with the sketch artist and the patrolled the area. They said we couldn’t leave the hospital, and I got all worked up and started going off on the cop. Then Olivia told us we could stay at the police station and I said, “Any where but here!” Luke laughed when I said that, but I was serious. I didn’t want to stay at the hospital anymore, it‘s really depressing.

On the way to the police station Luke never took his eyes off of me. “Do you have a problem? Or am I just that beautiful, with hair torn up and looking like a hot mess?” I asked. He chuckled and said, “I was just thinking. How could all this have happened? I mean to you, to us.” “ I don’t know, I guess some things happen.” I replied. He leaned down and kissed me, a long kiss, that made me feel like I was floating in the clouds, with love all around me. He always knew how to make me feel special even if times were really bad.

He held me until we got to the police station. They had us stay in a room wit a window, it wasn’t a two way window. We could see the detectives working at their desk. All we did was sit there, I sat there with my head under Luke’s chin and he sat there holding me. Then all of a sudden I saw her again. The little girl. “Luke do you see her?” I whispered. “Yeah. Who is she?” He whispered back. “I don’t know.”

The little girl finally said, “ Hi, Im Chloe Cornell.” “Cornell? Are you going to tell me that you’re my sister or something too?” I said. “No im something much mire important than that.” She said. “Then who are you?” Luke asked. “Im that ‘thing’ in your stomach.” Chloe replied. “What?” Me and Luke said at the same time. “Im your child you are going to have, maybe. I heard you want to get rid of me.” “Hold on. If you’re my ‘soon to be child’ then why were you at the subway before I got raped?” I asked. She stepped closer and the blue became dimmer and she was a normal girl, not blue anymore. She said, “Because I wanted to see my dad. And I see him now.” Now I was crying. “Luke look how much she looks like you.” Luke smiled and nervously laughed.

Luke seemed confused on how she was standing before us when she is still in my stomach, I wasn’t anymore. “Luke, this is our daughter. The one we are going to have. ” I said. “Ok…” Luke finally said. “So do you still want to get rid of me mom and dad? I know you said you wanted your baby to be with Luke and I am, I know. The only reason im here now is because I wanted to warn you. I knew this would happen and I-” Then she disappeared. Luke just stared at the empty spot where she once stood, while I was too. Then a pain so strong hit me and I fell. “ I don’t believe it.” He said. He went to look up at me and I was laying on the floor bleeding. He rushed over to me and said, “Malinda! Honey!” He shook me. I opened my eyes and whispered, “The baby….” Luke looked down and saw my skirt was covered in blood. “Help! Someone help us!!” He yelled. Two officers came in and Luke said, “ I think her water broke..” The officers called in a doctor and they took me into this room.

Luke was behind them. They put me on a bed and I could barely move. The doctor put a IV in my arm and I felt better, I could move. The doctor said, “Malinda, can you hear me?” He shined a light in my eyes. “Yes” I mumbled. “ On three I want you to push ok?” “Ok.” I replied. “One….Two…… Three! Push!” He the doctor yelled. I pushed as hard as I could. The pain was torture. Luke was holding my hand and tears were in his eyes. “Again, on three. One……Two……Three! Push!” He said again. I pushed as hard as I could. My legs were numb. I couldn’t move again. Everything started to move in circles. I whispered “ Luke, I love you.” The everything went black.


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