Hello, my Freaky Darlings!
How are you? Winter has finally hit South Africa. I write this while snuggled up under my duvet and a purring cat. Said Cat is also holding my right arm, so I’m typing this one-handed. The things we do for the comfort of our furbabies.
Anyway … if you’ve missed any of the previous episodes of The Veil and would like to catch up on the hell that Jack has been putting Sarah through just pop on over here.
Here’s the next episode for your reading pleasure.
It took Carol a few seconds to recognise the tune Sarah’s new boyfriend whistled. It shouldn’t have taken her so long, considering how often she’d heard it over the last two years. Jack always whistled or hummed it in her ear in the middle of the night. Usually, after visits from her uncle.
“You know that as long as he’s around, she won’t tell you what you need her to, right?” Jack whispered in her ear. She looked over at Sarah to see if she could see Jack, but Sarah wasn’t paying any attention, she was too busy messing around with the fucking coffee.
“You brought the gun for a reason, didn’t you?” Jack whispered again.
She heard a phone ring in the distance.
“That’s the good doctor, trying to warn them about you. He’s on his way to stop you too. You don’t want that to happen, do you?”
She shook her head in answer to Jack’s question as well as trying to get Jack out of her head.
“You can stop them first. All you have to do is squeeze that trigger.”
The gun was in her hand and pointing at the boyfriend before she knew what was happening.
“Go on, pull it,” Jack whispered while he played with her hair. “It’s not like you haven’t killed anybody before.”
“I haven’t killed anybody,” She whispered through shivering lips. “Denise killed Martin, and Kevin killed the other guy. I’m not a murderer. This isn’t really happening, is it? It’s all just another game, isn’t it?”
“Nobody said you were,” she heard Sarah’s voice say. “Carol, why don’t you put the gun down? You don’t want to do something you’ll regret. Don’t do what he wants you to do. You can fight him. I’ll help you. Just put the gun down.”
“Don’t you think it’s time you found out for yourself what Denise and Kevin felt like when they killed those bastards? Don’t you think it’s time you did your own dirty work?” Jack’s voice hissed in her ear. “He’ll get in your way if you don’t pull that trigger.”
The shot rang out and echoed through her whole body.
So … are you intrigued? Do you want to know what’s going to happen next?
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