10,Number 3 Jersey
I could feel the adrenaline from the pitch to the stands. I could feel the stares and intense judgement coming my way. My breath was heavy and my arms were shaking. I don't remember the last time I kicked a soccer ball.
"Okay Burklin! Whenever you're ready", shouted the girl at the goal. She stood firm and ready. More ready than me.
Hell, even the guy mowing the grass on the other side of the pitch looked ready than me.
A breath entered me as I inhaled and with the closing of my eyes in preparation of my attempt to score a goal came with an exhale from my lips.
The heel of my foot touched the ball as I kicked it as best I could, my eyes still closed.
Cheers we're all around me. I guess that means I scored.
My eyes opened and all the girls clapped.
"Wanna try a couple more? That could have just been beginners luck", the goalkeeper said
I scored about six more goals until everyone on the team was satisfied.
"No doubt about it Kelsie Burklin. You made the team!", Sophia tells me
I smile. "Awesome "
"In honor of making the team, me and the girls would like to award you with this", Sophia shows me a jersey with the number 3 on it, as well as the name 'Burklin' over it
"It's Ky's Jersey", Sophia said, "We all want you to have it"
"Thank you", I say and take the jersey. For the first time in a long while, I actually felt close to Kylie.
Sophia invited me over to her house after school today. The whole week has gone by pretty quickly, mostly because I haven't been able to do any more investigating since our next step to finding my sisters Killer is me going to Echo Creek and talking to Ciara. Luckily, I leave tonight and get a step closer to figuring out my sisters murderer
"Is this some kind of team initiation or something?", I joke
"No. Actually, I wanted to talk to you about something"
"Oh. This seems serious. What is it?"
"....Kylie was the only person I have ever met that genuinely understood me. She had my back and she defended me and looked out for me", Sophia cried
"And I betrayed her"
"What?", I ask
"... I betrayed my only one true friend", she continues
"How did you betray Kylie?"
"I...I....I was secretly seeing Mason"
A sigh of relief escaped my lips. To be honest, I thought she was going to say something much worse.
"It's okay Sophia, people mess up all the time", I comfort
"Yeah but I mean, not like that"
"Trust me, Kylie should have been the last person to judge you for what you did. You are a human being. You're allowed to mess up sometimes. Atleast you acknowledge the fact that you were wrong"
"..thanks", she says and wipes her tears
"I miss her", she says
"So do I. All the time"
"You know, at the party that Friday night, it's almost like she knew."
"What do you mean?"
"Well, I was pretty drunk but, I remember her telling me she was gonna leave half way through the party. Like, she was kind of weird about it too"
"What do you mean Sophia?"
"She told me she wasn't feeling like herself and she wanted to go home. She asked me to escort her but, I was a bad friend. I feel like if I went with her and paid more attention maybe I could have helped her"
"You think Kylie drowned herself? Like on purpose? Like a suicide?", I ask
"She was so shaken up Kelsie. You should have seen her. I looked in her eyes, and I almost didn't recognize her. She was scared I think or lost. Either way, she seemed ready to end it all that night"
"Do you have any idea what might have made her feel like that?", I asked
"Normally I would but, after summer vacation, she was a whole different Kelsie. She stopped sharing stuff with me"
"Did she tell you anything about her summer?"
"...she told me about some camp or something"
"Yeah. She said she met some shady people there but, that's really all she told me"
"Did she mention the name of the camp atleast?"
"No. But it was there, in Echo Creek"
At that moment, I have NEVER been so ready to go back to Echo Creek.
Chapters Question's: What do you guys think so far? Any main suspects on who you think the killer is?
Also, what do you think is going on with the whole autopsy situation? What's your theory on the real autopsy and what it says?
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