Soul Mates (Part 6)

Good morning!  The weather is finally getting colder and I am getting happier to finally be cold again!  It is kind of nice to snuggle up in blankets and cuddle with my cats to warm up.  I am enjoying it.

But what I am sad about is finishing this story.  It was fun (maybe?) to follow Zac and Melanie to see what would happen and how it all ends.  Now, I won’t give away any spoilers, but I will give you a warning that this last part is a bit dark.  So now that you have been warned, I hope you enjoy the last part of this Adventure.  Enjoy!

Soul Mates

Melanie sat outside of Zac’s dorm, waiting for that blonde chick to come out.  She wanted to follow her back to her dorm. Tonight was the night to kill her. Melanie had a knife in her bag, ready to slit her throat.

The door opened and Melanie snuck behind a bush.  She peeked around the branches and saw a large man leaving the dorm.  The man walked toward her and she had to hide. She plastered herself against the building hoping that the bush would cover her completely.  The man walked past her, not noticing her hiding spot. But he sat down on a bench and faced Zac’s door.

“No.”  Melanie whispered to herself, trying to not call attention to herself.  “No…he has to leave. I can’t watch if he’s sitting there. Go away.” She watched the man sitting there.  He didn’t seem like he was going anywhere. Melanie slowly moved away from the man, trying to slide closer to Zac’s room.

She started walking toward the dorm room to look in the window.  The man had disappeared. Good.  Now I have to find that dumb chick.  Melanie slowly snuck over to the dorm room and peeked in the window.  There was no one in the dorm common area. It wasn’t dark, but it seemed dead inside.

“Can I ask what you are doing?”

Melanie whipped around to see the man who was sitting on the bench.  He towered over her in height which made her feel even smaller. “I…I was trying to find a way to sneak in so I could surprise my boyfriend.  It’s his birthday today.” She hoped that her lie would convince this man that she wasn’t doing anything wrong.

He crossed his arms.  “What’s your name?”

“Melanie Charles.”  She was barely able to stammer out her name.

The man grabbed something and his hip and reached toward her.  “Please put your hands behind your back.”

Melanie took a step back.  “What are you doing? I haven’t done anything wrong!”

The man grabbed her shoulder.  “You are being arrested for threatening a fellow student and stalking another student.  Please remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law…”

“ZAC IS MY BOYFRIEND!”  Melanie screamed at the top of her lungs.  This was wrong. “KNOCK ON HIS DOOR! HE WILL TELL YOU WE ARE TOGETHER!  YOU ARE WRONG!”

Some of the lights from the dorm rooms started to turn on.  People started poking their heads out of their doors to see what was going on.  Melanie turned bright red. This wasn’t supposed to happen. This wasn’t the plan she had created.

“This is Officer Marsh, I need some backup over here.”

“THIS IS A MISTAKE!”  Melanie tried to scream over what the Officer was saying on his phone.  Zac’s roommate walked out of their dorm with a plastic bag and reached to handed it to the officer.  “YOU! TELL THIS MAN THAT HE IS WRONG AND THAT ZAC AND I ARE DATING!”

The roommate shook his head.  “No way. You are definitely not dating Zac.  You need to be locked up forever.”

“NO!  HE IS LYING!  DO NOT BELIEVE WHAT HE SAYS!”

The officer started leading Melanie away as she was still screaming.  “Okay miss we can all hear you. You can be as loud as you want but you are still coming with me.”  She dug her heels in, trying anything to get the officer to stop taking her away. He kept pulling her along all the way to his unmarked car.

The officer opened the back door and put her in the back seat.  As soon as he closed the door, Melanie started kicking the door.  She tried to kick it as hard as possible, trying to free herself from the vehicle.  The officer sat down in the front seat and started the car. Melanie kicked the window hoping for it to break, but nothing happened.  The car started moving and Melanie started to freak out even more. “HOW DARE YOU TAKE ME AWAY! ZAC WILL NEVER GET HIS BIRTHDAY PRESENT!”

“You know that Zac came to us because you were terrorising his life.  You have been sending him letters and threatened to kill his girlfriend.  You aren’t really selling the idea that you and Zac are together.”

“YOU DON’T KNOW US!  YOU WILL NEVER UNDERSTAND OUR RELATIONSHIP!”

The officer snickered.  “Sure. I will never understand your relationship.”

Melanie kept slamming against the doors and windows for the entire ride to the station.  She was angry. How dare this man take her away from Zac. How dare he ruin the plans she had.  How could Zac do this to her?

When they arrived at the station, Melanie was escorted inside.  She was brought into a small room where she was handcuffed to the table.  It was dark except for one light above the table and two chairs. The officer sat down across from her with a pen and paper.  “Why were you torturing Zac Prescott?”

Melanie’s eyes didn’t leave the table.  “I wasn’t torturing him. I was expressing my love to him.  You wouldn’t understand.”

The officer pulled out the plastic bag that Zac’s roommate had handed to him.  “You call this, a letter that is covered in blood, an expression of love? I bet we would find your fingerprints all over this and your blood is the one splashed all over.”

“Yes I call that an expression of love and yes you will find my fingerprints and blood because it is from me.  It is a letter from ME to HIM!”

The officer gently pulled out the letter with a rubber glove and opened it.  “Let me read what this says: ‘Zac, This is your last chance. I have given you plenty of chances and I will not give you another.  This is your last chance to break up with the blonde chick. She is not your future wife. I am. Me. I AM. She IS NOT. Break up with her or she dies.  Your choice. If she dies the blood is on your hands. It will be your fault. I don’t think you want her blood covering your hands. Me’” The officer cocked one eyebrow up as he looked at Melanie.  “You want to tell me that this is an expression of love?”

Melanie tried to look scared.  “That wasn’t me sir…I didn’t write that letter.”

“Are you trying to look like a fool?  Because you are doing a really good job of it.  If I find your fingerprints on this letter, you better believe that you will be spending the rest of your life in prison for threatening someone and stalking them.  Do I make myself clear?”

Melanie shrugged.  “Well you won’t find my prints on it so why am I even sitting here?”

The officer stood up and left the room.  She sat in silence for mere moments before he came back with an ink pad and paper.  He fingerprinted every single finger before leaving the room completely. Melanie sat there in the cold and empty room.  Her hands were handcuffed to the table so she couldn’t move. She tried sawing the chain against the table but she didn’t get very far.

As she sat in the dark room, all she could think about is Zac.  His perfect hair, his piercing blue eyes, his perfect body, just everything about him was perfect.  Why would he do this to her? Why would he force her to suffer like this?

Not too long after the officer came in.  “Melanie Charles you are under arrest for threatening a fellow student and for stalking Zac Prescott.  You will now be escorted to county jail where you will spend some time before your trial. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law.  Do I make myself clear?”

Melanie nodded as she was stood up and escorted out of the room.  If Zac wasn’t willing to be with her, then there was no point in living.  As they were walking out of the building, she reached for the gun of the officer who was in front of her.  She grabbed it, flipped it around, flipped the safety and shot.

Her body fell to the floor in a pile of blood and bones.  She crumpled in a heap, not feeling anything from the shot to her head.  The officers ran to her side to see if they could revive her, but they couldn’t.  The bullet went straight in but didn’t come out. They tried to perform CPR but she was too far gone.  There was no heartbeat, no breathing, no will to live. She had taken her life without thinking of anyone but herself.  They sat back on their heels and had a moment of silence for the young life who was lost in their office space.  

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To the only one that I will ever love

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine.  You make me happy when skies are grey. You never know Zac how much I love you.  Please don’t take my sunshine away.

Love

Melanie

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“I don’t think I want to take these back.  I think I’m going to throw this away.” Zac held up the clothes Melanie had taken from him and threw them in the trash bag.  He sighed. “Too bad, I really liked this black shirt.”

Talia wrapped her arm around his shoulders.  “You could always just wash them. Clothes are washable.”

“Yeah…I don’t really want to think about what she did with these clothes.  I’ll just always be thinking of that when I wear them.” He walked over to the bedside table where a photo of him sat.  He picked it up. “Do you have any photos like this in your dorm room?”

She giggled.  “Yeah but I don’t keep them on display like she did.  I keep them hidden until I need them.”

“Yeah, that’s what I thought.”  As he set the photo down the back fell off of it, revealing another letter.  He cautiously picked it up. “What do you think?”

“It’s up to you babe.  No one will judge you if you don’t want to read it.”

Zac slowly opened the envelope and read the letter inside aloud.  “You are my sunshine, my only sunshine…” He kept reading. Talia came over and hugged him while he read.  “See, I wouldn’t have minded reading these kind of letters from her.”

Talia kissed him on the cheek.  “No, it still would’ve bothered you.  But now, it’s over. You don’t have to worry about her.”

Zac nodded as he threw his picture and the letter into the trash.  He spun around, making sure he got everything. “Okay…I think that’s everything.  Everything that I want to throw away at least.” He took Talia’s hand and walked out of the dorm room.  Officer Marsh was waiting for them. “Okay. I got everything that I wanted destroyed. Her family can come in now.”  The officer nodded and shook Zac’s hand before letting them leave.

As they walked out the door, he felt empowered.  This was a fresh start. Everything was behind him and he was okay with that.  Zac was able to move on with his life. He could go back to his classes. He could continue dating Talia.  Everything was good in the world and Zac was happy with that.

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