Sunday, February 14, 2016

Twisted Thoughts : Where are you?

Gabe : Hey, I'm going to take a nap. 
Beth : Okay, Oh, I am heading out to Sam's, you need anything? 
Gabe : Get me some meatloafs? 
Beth : Okay. 

It must have been hours she had went out but never this long, and it's already too dark and past dinner time. 

Gabe : Hi John, you seen Beth? 
John : No, she didn't tell you where she'll be heading to?
Gabe : Told me she'll be at Sam's. 
John : Why don't you go over to find out?
Gabe : I'll do that... 

The drive was short and fast. He was anxious to know if she was still there. Perhaps, she met some neighbors or someone from her Yoga group; talked too long unknowingly. If it is, then it is good to know. 

Gabe : Sam! You see Beth?
Sam : She just left many hours ago. 
Gabe : You sure?
Sam : Hey, if you are heading home, take this bag with you. She missed one shopping bag.
Gabe : Thanks!

He walked fast to his truck and his mind is searching fast.

Gabe : Where are you, Beth?

He opened his phone and pressed his sister's name on the screen. It blinked a while before someone answer the call.

Gabe : Sis, is Beth there with you? 
Sister : What are you talking about?
Gabe : Beth, is Beth there with you? 
Sister : What? Beth?
Gabe : Yes, Beth. Is she with you? For god sake!
Sister : Gabe, have you been drinking too much?
Gabe : Just tell me where is Beth, will you?
Sister : Gabe, just get a hold of yourself, please...
Gabe : I am just asking you where is Beth...
Sister : Gabe, did you visit Dr. Freeman?
Gabe : Jeeze, I just want to know if Beth is there...
Sister : I give up, Gabe. Beth is not here...

His mind is wrecking now. She is not there at her sister's house. Where could she be? He had to drive home and maybe she just went to do some personal errands elsewhere. At the apartment, he ran up the stairs, and bumped into John.

John : You found her? 
Gabe : No. Please let me know if you happen to see her? 
John : Sure. 

Gabe went into his home and closed his door. 

Gabe : Beth! Are you home? 
Beth : Hey! I am here... where were you? I was looking all over the places for you!
Gabe : I went to Sam to look for you. You left your shopping bag there...
Beth : Oh dear, I know I can rely on you... Thanks.


John : He is at it again, every month.
Suzy : You mean the crazy Gabe opposite us?
John : Yes, he just can't get over her. She's been dead for years. 
Suzy : Oh poor Gabe... 
John : He is crazy enough to wear her clothes too! I wonder why the management hasn't kick him out yet. Oh god... hear now, he's talking loud to himself now...


Sister : Mom, are we going to visit Gabe?
Mom : No, the last time we were there... Oh god, I have no wish to say anymore... He is sick...
Sister : Why don't we call in the hospital? 
Mom : It's no use... He refuse to take meds and all he does is talked to the mannequin and pretend Beth is still alive. 


Peter : Aren't we being too nice? 
Sam : That's the least we can do for Beth to take care of Gabe. 
Peter : Do we get paid for all the groceries we given him?
Sam : No worries, his estate is rich enough to handle all that. 
Peter : Poor Gabe... What happen to his wife?
Sam : ... She jumped... 

williamwilstroth... Gabe, she's not here. 

Twisted Thoughts : He Came Back

"Where have you been?", asked Sharon. She gripped the door knob tightly as the person she was talking to had long been forgotten. He just came up to her door step, a knock she heard and she opened to him. "Hi", the man said minutes ago. 

"They told me," she couldn't bare to say it again. The military came with the letter. It had happened many years ago and she couldn't even manage to stand when the officer broke the news to her, right at the very same doorstep that night. "I am very sorry, ma'am", the officer apologized as according to the policy when they need to visit relatives of the deceased. 

"They had me iced...", John said. He was drenched in the heavy rain. Thunder struck behind him as he stood there lifeless. "I have no idea where was I and the first thing I remembered was you", and he moved one step closer. Sharon was alarmed and immediately closed the net door. "You are dead, John", she cried. 

John looked at her, not sure if he was really dead dead. Time had not waited for him. She was frightened not because John came back. She did want him returned many years ago after she had received the letter. She had missed him so much that every night she would cried herself to sleep. "John, you are dead", she repeated. "Don't move any closer", this is different now as she had come to accept he had passed on. Now, this stranger who resemblance John or was it really John who is standing in front of her now. "Stay there, John", she fidgeted at her phone and started looking up for Derek. Derek is in the military in-charge of John's team. He was the commanding officer now in some place. The phone dialed Derek and a beep went on before a replied came through.

"Sharon, I've been trying to get hold of you. Listen to me, whatever you do. Do not open the door. Lock it", Derek instructed Sharon. She stood frozen upon hearing those words. Her hand slowly reach to lock the net door and walked backwards. John stared at her. His eyes were glassy and void of life. John continued to stare at her. His mouth opened a bit. "Derek, come quick," and that's what all she could manage to say. 

"Sharon! Sharon! We are coming!" Derek's voice echoed through the night. It was quiet after that. The only sound that filled up the house was some hungry animals feeding; the crackling and crunching of bones. After some time, it went quiet...

williamwilstroth... hecameback whatwashe