7,Queen Of The Night
"What's going on?", I nervously asked
"Yesterday I went to church right, and my mom couldn't come pick me up but Sophia and her dad were there so they gave me a lift", Ryder talked, "While we were driving there, he got a phone call and... I'm pretty sure I wasn't supposed to hear this but, he said Kylie's autopsy was fake"
"What?", I gasped
"Well from what I could understand, he carried out the autopsy but whoever he was on the phone with paid him off to draft a fake one. I don't know why and I don't know what the real autopsy said"
"We need to find out"
The school bell rang just as Ryder and I were about to carry on the conversation, forcing us to head to our first classes of the so beginning dreaded day. At first I was happy to be leaving Echo Creek but after what I've just heard, I kind of would rather go back.
The classroom is so warm after the wintry chill outside when I walk in with my textbooks in my hand. I pause, suddenly feeling lighter, a smile spreading over my face like it belongs there as I spot the beautiful human being that is my boyfriend Trip Tucker. I take my jacket off and place it on my chair,my cheeks fluffy and pink.
"Well look who's finally here", Trip smiles and pulls me into a tight bear hug, planting a kiss on my forehead.
My love for him never fades or withers, it only grows and becomes warmer. The taste of his lips never leaves me, it never disappears. His scent is my home and his arms are my heaven.
"Alright, alright. Get seated you two, unfortunately this is not a love making shack", our literature teacher spoke as she walked in
The class laughed at her comment, so did Trip and I, pulling away from each other and taking our seats.
I usually love Literature class but, there was too much going on in my mind at this point. Between trying to figure out why my dead sisters autopsy was forged and still resetting after Echo Creek, there was just no room left for me to focus on the parables of Shakespeare.
Trip sat down next to me and handed me a small folded piece of paper as our teacher wrote on the big white board. I opened up the paper and saw the words, "I missed you" written down
I smiled to myself and looked towards him before putting down my response, "I missed you too my love" and sending the paper back to him. I watched him open it and write something down.
Once again he handed it to me, this time it wrote, "will you go on a date with me tonight? Throw away the paper for no and burp for yes"
An unexpectedly loud laugh escaped my lips and everyone's eyes shot towards me.
"Miss Burklin! Is there something you would like to say to the class?", my teacher exclaimed
She rolled her eyes and continued on writing, so did the rest of class.
I forcefully took in a gulp of air and burped quietly. Trip started to laughed under his breath, so did I.
School ended pretty quickly, I didn't get the chance to see Ryder though, we have all separate classes but finally this was my chance after school
"How was class?", Ryder asked
"To be honest, I have no idea"
"Sophia was listening right?", I ask
"Was Sophia listening to Dr. Leon's call when you guys were in the car?"
"Yeah, I think so"
"I'm gonna go talk to her and see what I can find out, maybe she knows something"
"Do you want me to come with?"
"It's okay, I'll call you if I find anything out"
Ryder walked off to the nearest bus stop and I carried on with my mission.
I walked over to the bright cherry red drop top parked in the front of the school where Sophia and the rest of her soccer team minions were situated. I never cared for Sophia, she was Kylie's best friend and all but truth be told, I've only had like two conversations with her, three at the most.
Within seconds, everyone's eyes were on me
"Kelsie Burklin", she stood up, "to what do I owe this pleasure?"
"I was hoping I could talk to you about something", I said
Sophia couldn't force a smile, she just nodded and hoped I'd leave, I could tell.
"It's kind of private", I say. She looked at the other girls, they all watched closely to see her response.
"Okay", Sophia said and led the way to another part of the car park.
"I was kinda wondering if you know anything about your dad's autopsy stuff"
"Not really. Why?"
"Well, I am doing a career management program and one of the careers I would like to try and pursue is being a pathologist....so I thought since your dad is one, maybe you could tell me abit more about his work"
"Oh", she rolled her eyes, "I don't know about that stuff so, sorry but I simply cannot be of assistance"
Sophia started to walk back to the rest of the girls and I had to think quickly before letting this opportunity slip.
"Wait!", I screamed
"What is it?", she turned around
"There's another thing", I say, "I've been trying to get closure and, one of the ways I can do that is by doing things Kylie used to do. I was hoping I could come over and you can share some of your memories of her with me"
Sophia's face went pale. "Well, as a matter of fact, the girls and I are having a soccer meeting at my house tomorrow after school. Kylie always attended. You should stop by"
"Great, yeah. I will be there"
My mom was sat on the couch, feet up and working on her computer with a fat glass of red wine in her hand.
"Hey honey, how was school"
"I don't know, the whole day was kinda blurry", I responded and poured myself a glass of milk in the kitchen, "how was work?"
I took a sip.
"There's something for you upstairs", my mom said
"What is it?"
"I don't know either, I guess you'll have to go check"
My mom grabbed her car key and stood up, "I'll be back by midnight. Have fun"
I watched as she walked out of the house. I put down the now empty glass of milk I had in my hand and made my way upstairs, a trail of rose pedals led their way towards my bedroom door. A note was stuck to the knob saying, "cover your eyes before you open"
It was clear to see that Trip was up to this.
I complied with the note, covering both my eyes with one hand and opening the door with another.
"You can open now", Trip whispered
I immediately gasped at the sight. "Oh my Gosh"
"Ta da! Happy belated anniversary. We weren't able to celebrate at the time", he walked towards me and pulled me by the waist, "and I figured since homecoming was postponed until the end of the month, I figured we'd get a second chance right now"
I smiled, "can I ask you a question?"
"Why are you the sweetest person in the world?"
"I think it's because you're the best person I've ever known. I do my best to give you what you deserve"
*WARNING: EROTICA AHEAD. Also, I suggest you listen to 'Love Me Like You Do by Ellie Goulding' while you read the rest of this chapter*
"I'm ready", I whisper
The room is dark and candles are lit, rose petals spread on both the bed and floor, giving the room a devilish touch. Trip presses his lips against mine and
sits me on the edge of the bed then lays me down gently and begins to take off his shirt. He catches me glancing at him and giggles. I do too
Now he's on top of me, his hands supporting my weight as he places each beside my body. Our tongues meet and dance to the music the atmosphere birthes.The sequence and moves get intricate as we go on,it's art. As he places his hands onto my breasts, time freezes,I feel heat building, sweat drips from my skin and the sequence repeats.
At this point, I'm simply aching for him as he slowly takes my dress off from my hips and the black lingerie I'm wearing is now on full display as he slides it off my body. I watch him take his pants down and boxers too and get on the bed. We kiss passionately, our souls at peace with each other.
Finally, I feel him in me and flinch upwards but he follows my movements and I begin to feel tears swell up in my eyes, not because I am sad. Just because, I am currently feeling an unusual pain. I bite into my lower lip and shut my eyes. I feel a surge of blood streaming down onto the sheets as he pulls out them continues to stroke.
I feel our souls merge and become one
Not long after the sequence continues, I feel weak and I notice Trip does too. Our energy is lost to our merged souls. I placed my head onto his chest and feel his heartbeat then whisper, "I love you" before we both sink into a sleep of peace.