Okay, guys. There should be one or 2 more parts after this one. Are ya’ll ready? *sinister grin*
POV of Jeremiah:
“You wanted to see me.” Frederic said once he saw me approaching.
“Yes. We have a problem.” I said.
“What is it this time?” He inquired.
“Remember that little task I had you do a few years back?” I asked.
“You mean the one where you had me kill your new bride’s father?” He asked.
“Yes, that one.” I confirmed.
“What about it?” He pushed.
“The witness is back. He’s threatening to tell everyone about what we did.”
Frederic looked to the side and let out a satisfied sigh. “Well, that means I can kill him now.”
“No. We can’t kill him. He’s Liesel’s old beau. She would never forgive me if we killed him.” I said.
“The witness…. Is your wife’s old beau? And you don’t want me to kill him? I’d think that would make you want him gone more than ever!” Frederic said through gritted teeth.
“So what do you plan to do then?” He inquired and I could tell he was frustrated.
“I don’t know. For the moment he’s locked in the dungeon and can do us no harm. But it’s only a matter of time before Liesel requests his release. We need to think of something soon.” I stated.
“He needs to die, Jeremiah. As he long as he lives he will be a threat. I won’t go to prison and I will not be hanged.” He growled, not making eye contact.
“No! I will not allow you to kill him. I want a chance to be happy with Liesel and that would ruin it.” I said firmly.
“We’ll meet back here tomorrow to discuss our plans.” I said and Frederic stayed unmoving.
As I walked away, I heard a trigger click back.
I turned around and saw Frederic pointing a gun at me with a scowl on his face. “What are you doing?” I asked, afraid for my life.
“I told you, I will not die for what you had me do. You won’t let me kill the witness, so I’ll kill you instead.” He said with disdain. I stood petrified and all too fast –
– he pulled the trigger.
*insert sad music here*