When one of their closest friends is found brutally murdered, one by one their lives are then turned into a living nightmare. The remaining friends struggle to try and keep a long hidden secret in the past. But reality breaks through in a heartbeat as they too are slowly being picked off one by one. A pact made long ago that then seemed innocent has now come back to have severe and deadly consequences.
The twists and turns only get crazier as time passes by and gives a whole new meaning to that old saying: Cross your heart and hope to die…..
As he turned off the news broadcast a few minutes later, he found
himself smiling. The police are running around searching for anyone who
may have seen or been with Maxine within the past twelve hours. But, at
this point in time they don’t have any leads.
Dumb ass cops. Did they really think that he was just going to make
things that easy for them so they could solve this quickly? Well, not
this time. They will never know. They will never get to the truth of it
all. They can’t stop this. He won’t rest until every fucking one of
them is dead. By then, it will be too late.
He could see it all so clearly as if it were happening all over. The
look of fear on Maxine's face when she realized what was about to
happen, the sound of her voice as she had screamed when he plunged the
knife deep into her, and then finally, the glimmer of recognition when
she slowly recognized who he was. How she figured it out was beyond him.
Maybe being that close to death had clarifed things in her mind.
Whatever it had been, it only lasted for a second. She whispered his
name so softly, bringing a small smile to his lips; that had been the
last breath she drew. She had tried, in vain, to beg him not to kill
her; but, he didn’t listen. When it was over, this climatic, nearly
orgasmic feeling washed over him. It was done; he had finally gotten one
The best part of it all was that they have no idea that he was coming
for them. Stupid fucks, he would show them…he'd show them all.
All of those years that he had spent steadily planning this out,
following them and becoming familiar with their routines has finally
come to a head. The plan was now set into motion. Now, he could remove
the picture of Maxine from his wall. One down, five more to go. None of
them knew what was in store for them.
They thought their secret was safe. They thought nobody knew and nobody
would find out, but they were wrong. He found out, he found out the hard
way. They probably don't even remember him now. But they will, they all
will. They will remember…they will definitely remember.
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