Mended by Murder Part 4
There seems to be others lying about and I crawl to them one by one speaking the killing word. I did not recognize any of them and thus I was at more ease taking their lives away.
I got to the final remainder. The body is lying unconscious. Their body is a bit mangled. They could've awakened and passed out due to shock. The face is badly damaged as if they slid on it after being ejected from the bus during impact. Looking over the body as I did with the rest, I see it. A bracelet. A bracelet that I gave my best friend when we were younger. Why was he on the bust today? He has been in all extra-curricular since his family wanted him to get into a good college. I've known him since he moved here and now I'm the once deciding if he lives or dies. I get to play God with his life and since he took Victoria away from me, this decision should be easy. He was there for me when my mother remarried and he let me stay over even though he wasn't allowed anyone over when my step-dad drunkenly beat me. How can I kill him? I can't take hi9s life, I'd rather take my own in his place because at least he will amount to something. His family will be devastated, even more so now because they just had a miscarriage and were heading towards a divorce.
His body lifts slowly from his breathing. I am laying next to his unconscious body looking at what I think is the sky above me, "Funny isn't it?" I immediately turn to him shocked from hearing his voice. "You have to decide if I live or die. If I were you, I'd kill me because my life isn't going on all that well." I am in shock to hear him say to kill him. How did he know anyway? Does he know about the deal I made or is wanting me to end his pain so his parents don't have to deal with medical expenses?
"Why would you want me to kill you? You deserve to live instead of me. You are supposed to go to college in the fall, while I, I am not doing anything with my life!"
"My parents are divorcing from the miscarriage and I got denied from all the colleges that I applied to because of my poor test scores. All because I look good everywhere else, my test scores kept me from going. I had to go home today to both my parents and tell them that I was denied. Do you know how proud they were of me before and then me telling them otherwise? They would be even more devastated. I think that dying now is better than telling them. Also, I'm the one who got us into this."
"What do you mean? How are you the reason for the bus crashing and all of us lying here dead?"
"I grabbed hold of the wheel and drove us into the 18-wheeler after having a conflict with the bus driver. I didn't want to tell my parents that their only child is a failure. I didn't want them to hate me." He is looking into the sky that I can no longer see. "Kill me, it'd be easier that way. I don't want my parents to know the truth."
He is the reason that she lies dead on the other side of the road. He is the reason why everyone is dead. He had single-handedly killed everyone on this bus and yet I still hesitate in killing him. All the reason were there for me to kill him; however, our memories are getting in the way. Meeting each other for the first time because I had to show him around the school, hanging out all the time after school and the both of us being there for each other during hard times. Why am I the chosen one to kill him now? Why have I made the deal with the silhouette to kill all these people just for one person that doesn't even know me?
"Come on already!" He yells at me and grabs onto my hands. "Do it! Don't let me suffer anymore and don't let my parents suffer worse! Just end it all, kill me!
I yell out an unimaginable cry, "Rest now, rest now my friend, my greatest friend. Rest now." I couldn't handle seeing him suffer anymore. If anyone were going to put him at ease, it should've been me.