Chapter 3: Dead sleep
Lucinda now at the hospital, talks to her mother “Honey are you ok?” her mother asked her as she looks at her wounds. “Am fine mom” she says as she looks at TV and sees a news report about her attack.
News Reporter: Local student Lucinda Dey, was just attacked and almost killed by the same killer. Who recently murdered her best friend Destiny Faith and her mother last night, But the killer is presumed dead with Lucinda resting in the hospital, and Gainesville’s nightmare is finally over. I’m Shandra Wilkerson from fox news.
Lucinda turns off the TV, “Presumed dead, what the fuck ever” Lucinda said as she sits up “what your mouth young lady” her mother says to her. “I seen him die” Lucinda says as she looks at her arm. “The Doctor said I can take you home in a few days” her mother says. “Okay… are you staying the night with me?” she asked her “Oh honey of course” she smiles at her.
Then all of a sudden her dad rushes into the room, “Jack? What are you doing here?” her mother asked him. “Am here to see my Daughter, Katherine” he says with as he looks her with anger. “Hi dad, you didn’t haft to come. Mom was fine enough” she said “Are you kidding, you were almost killed. How could you let this happen!?” he asked his Ex-wife. “How could I let this happen?” her voice grew louder. “Can you two stop it? Can I have both of you here without either of you fighting?” Lucinda says as she begins to cry.
Both of her parents look at each other, “She’s right” her father says “Wait a second, have you two been talking?” her mother asked as Lucinda looks at her. “Yes, yes mom we have” Lucinda said. Her mother trying not to get angry, “We will talk about this tomorrow” she walks out of the room. While her father goes to her and hugs her “Am so sorry I left you” he says as she holds him tight “I know dad… you had to do what was right for you” she says “No I should have thought about you” they hold one another.
“Why did you leave dad?” she asked him
“I… I think you know” he says to her
“All I remember is you and mom fighting… and that’s it” she said
“Your mother cheated on me, and she tried to turn the tables on me, and then that’s when I left” he said
“Okay, all I wanted was the truth” she said
Her father looked at the door and seen her mother looking at them with an unsatisfying look. “You get well, am going to go talk with your mother” he said as kissed on her forehead.
Lucinda sits back and closes her eyes, then she hears her phone ringing it was a text message from Destiny’s phone. “How in the hell?” she said to herself, as she opened the text “YOU KILLED ME” she says to herself out loud, and it was nothing, but messages from Destiny’s phone saying the same thing over and over again. She tries to call the nurse into her room, but no one comes, and she hears something coming from outside her door.
“Hello” she says out loud, but no one answers, she looks at her phone and sees no new messages, then she gets up and leaves her room, to go into the hospital hall. The hall is empty, and she sees no one, but her phone rings again. as gets up and starts to run, then she gets another message saying “I see you” she slips on blood, and the blood traces back to Destiny’s body “DO YOU WANNA KNOW HOW YOU KILLED ME?” is written on the wall in her blood. Then Destiny’s eyes open and she screams “DO YOU!” she backs away, then she sees a shadow over her, she turns around to see the killer behind her, and then he swings his ax at her face, she screams, as she wakes in her bed. Breathing hard, and looking for her mom to find her in a chair sleeping.
“It was just a dream” she says calmly to herself, but her vibrates it was a message she hesitates to open it, but it was from Sarah saying “We’re coming to visit you” she smiles as she closes the message, but then she receives a voice mail, from an unknown number.
She puts the phone to her ear, and it says
“It’s not over” she drops her phone, as someone comes into her room
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Deon Durr Author of Heroes: Volume 1, and creator of horror stories like this one.