Husbands' Killer - part 2, a short story by natureho. Date added: 2012-07-02. Times viewed: 473.
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[Cicily, How about the date last night?] Sarah presumes to insinuation while preparing the new suits in the shopping window. [I hope you have pleasant account from him.]
[No good, no bad. Sarah, give me that new necktie...] Cicily pretends averting the topic.
[No good, no bad. Really? ]
[...............] Cicily looks outside and thinks something.
[Did he good?]
[................] Cicily wonders other thing while folding some clothes.
[Hey, you got up-side-down. What's matter, Cicily?]
[Oh, ] Cicily changes the cloth. [Ye yes, Sarah, he should be nice to me.]
[Ye, hope he shan't be the next Weston. That's bastard. Asshole...]
[Anderson is sincere, honest and a very gentleman-like man. And can be trusted. I think.]
[Then, how about Max, Max Forster?]
[We were over. I could be nothing more to be with that pig.] Mentioning Max Forster, Cicily stops a little.
[Are you sure Max would let you go and give up everything? He gave you a lot of money, your house and everything of here....]
[But I return him as much as he wants. I did not owe him any more.] Speaking of this, Cicily stirs a little anger.
[That pig is famous for sexual intercourse, especial with beautiful girl. And you are the style he likes. How can he give up?]
[His wife, Iris Lee, will not permit it. I think Max shall stops his idiot intention with me. Afterwards, Iris warned him be careful of his behavior, or she would....] Saying this, Cicily watches her hand of nine fingers. The last finger was cut by Iris last 3 months to terminal her weird relationship with Max.
[But I'm still worry about Forster, he may...]
[Sarah, I'm very appreciative your kindly concern. I think I know how to deal with Max Forster.]
Sarah often goes to the store to help Cicily since she tales charge in the business and of course clearly knows everything happened on Cicily. She laments over Cicily for the disaster she was suffering.
[..................] Cicily puts one necktie case into paper bag and remembers her date with Anderson tonight.
Speaking of Cicily's disaster past, Sarah gets great sad and complains. [Why does God so unfair to a young unhelpful girl? Give her natural cripple and unhappy marriage and torture of scoundrel and disaster life. Unfair, unfair fate, ....
[Cicily, Scott is coming.] Anderson smiles and walks into the store.
[Sarah, I get a date with Scott tonight. Please help me to take care of the store....]
[No problem. Have a nice date.]
Anderson and Cicily go out.
[My home, please come in. Cicily.] After dinner, Anderson takes Cicily to his home. The house is very small, one living room, two bedrooms and do not have many furniture. Only one chair, one table, one couch, one TV set and small kitchen.
Cicily seems very disappointment.
[I live here alone. So everything is very concise, simple...] Seeing Cicily's unhappy face, Anderson starts nervous [Tomorrow I will buy all of furniture and decorate the house and ....]
[It's okay. Anderson.] Cicily surprises and wonders Anderson's position. Actually he is not such a rich as she images.
[You do despite me, don't you, sweet heart?]
Noticing Anderson very cares her reaction about his house, Cicily immediately improves her tone. [No, no, I don't. Darling. The house is beautiful. It's...]
[I'm so shamed of myself. I, house,....]
[It doesn't matter. Any things can be bought except love. As a matter of fact, real love is the most important thing in the world. And my concern, instead of simple house....]
[Darling, I'm sincere and honest to love you. I mean it. You can trust me. Really.] Anderson closes Cicily. Anderson's mature smell and sincere attitude touch Cicily deeply.
[Honey, for you, I will do any things you want in the future. Even ask me to die. Really....] Anderson holds Cicily's hands.
[You swear you will be kind with me, protect me ....]
[I swear I will be kind with you and protect you. Whoever insult you hurt you, I will pay him back even kill him. Honey, trust me, say you love me, marry me. Please.] Anderson kisses Cicily and embraces her passionately.
[Man, afterwards, you could not refuse my lure.] Cicily thinks to use Anderson Scott as her safe guard in the future....
Streets crowd a lot of people. It's shopping time now. Cicily, putting the new suits on models in the show window, remembers the exciting night in Anderson's bedroom yesterday.
Her face appears smile, appeasement and conquest. [It's so nice so great feeling of conquering man. Wow, too marvelous....]
Although two bastards, Stone Weston and Max Forster, made Cicily dreadful broiling suffer. She shall be extremely awkward and remiss in her life.
And it might be preserved from sinking deeper in aggression towards them.
But they also taught her how to deal with man. Stone let her know to use sweet sound and scrupulous manners to be survivor from impertinent violence. And sex and beauty deceit lots of money from Max. Her store and Anderson are the good reward.
[Har, playing man is such easily as ball. Great, fantastic ...] When Cicily is enjoying her victory, the store appears a stranger. He does not seem to buy suits. On the contrary, he is like debtor coming for money. Once watching Cicily, he shouts and rushes to her.
[Hey, you. You bitch, God damn of you. Here you are. Fuck.]
[STONE WESTON...] Turning back, Cicily just sees Stone Weston standing in her store. Her happy imagination immediately as bubble as disappears. She has never had tiny idea Stone can find her.
[Hey, look great of you, this store is very nice...]
[Leave away your dirty hands. Don't touch anything... What do you want?]
[Nothing. Just miss you. Look you... My angel.]
[You already saw me. Get out right now.] Cicily pushes Stone out of store. [Out, out, you're not welcome here.]
[Hey, Cicily Eastman, stop, don't push me. I'm, Mr. Stone Weston, your husband. You know.]
[Sorry, I've never known you before. And no any relationship with you.]
[No relationship? Cicily Eastman, you married me, Stone Weston, 1 year ago. You're my wife. And I'm your loyal husband....]
[It was over and past.]
[Over? We do not devoice. We are couple forever. You could not deny it.]
[I don't know you, scoundrel. You've better get out at once. Or I'll call police.]
[Call police. Good. Call it, call. Let everybody knows...] Stone takes out wedding ring. [You, Cicily Eastman, left my house, and I will charge you all my loss...]
[How dare you are, bastard.]
[Shall you not get out now?]
Stone moves one chair and sits in the center of store. [Of course. How can you do to me?]
[Cicily could not do anything to you. But I can.] Anderson Scott comes in.
[Who are you?] Stone peers at Anderson.
[Bastard. What do you look? I'm the boss of this store. How dare you are to come in my store? God damn you, son-of-bitch....] Anderson yells and beats Stone fiercely. Anderson is higher and stronger than small Stone.
And his yelling quickly shocks Stone. Stone immediately moves away and gets out. [Sorry, sorry sir. I'm leaving...] Turn to Cicily [bitch, I will be back. Remember we...]
[Get out of my place.... Bastard] Anderson hits Stone again. Stone run out of the store.
[Darling, are you all right? Did you get any hurt?] Anderson alleviates Cicily and gives her coffee.
[I'm fine. Darling. Thanks your help. It's so please you make appearance on time, or I will...] Cicily, as scared bird, sits in the chair. [I'm afraid Stone will come back. I will get hurt again...]
[I will protect you, darling.]
[But he already knew my place. I could not be safe any more. That scoundrel will kill me...] Cicily frightens.
[Honey, you have better live with me right now. And get out of danger.] Anderson suggests.
[But, here, my store, my, everything...] Cicily hesitates.
[Honey, it can be safe. Trust me. But it's urgent. Don't hesitation.]
[I may tell Sarah and close the store to leave.] Cicily looks around the store.
[All right, you close the store and go to my place later. And we get marry then. Okay?]
[All right, I will go to your home after closing the store tonight.]
[Good, then I get to buy the furniture of the house right now. Honey, don't forget, I wait for you in my house. See you, honey....] Anderson kisses Cicily and quickly walks out.
It is raining and cold night and no car, no people in the 5th street. Chilly wind breeze in every place and air become weird, frightened and horrible.
Cicily takes small luggage and closes the store. No car in the street, she could not but walking to Anderson's home. And in such worse night, for the cripple walking is very difficult.
At the dark corner, one guy stands there. Cicily supposes he is Anderson and delightfully runs to the corner. But when she closes to the man, Cicily totally gets shock. [Oh, my God. That's scoundrel, Stone Weston.] She stops and turns back and runs away immediately. Stone chases and catches her quickly at one waste house.
[Cicily. Stop stop. It's hard to image the cripple can run so fast.]
[..............] Cicily, panting and hurry, hates herself too stupid to go with Anderson this afternoon.
Now, Stone, as hungry wolf, is watching her and plans to swallow her. Tonight she really could not escape from his slay. If so, it is completely unworthy to be killed by that bastard.
[No, no. I shall think some way to delay. Maybe Anderson will come up later and rescue me.]
[Look, the luggage. You seem to run away with some guy.] Finding Cicily ready to run away with other guy, Stone teases her.
[Not your business. Leave me alone. Bastard.]
[Sweet heart, I'm your husband. Your business is mine. How can I leave you alone?] Stone closes to Cicily
[.....................] Cicily gets back.
[Say. Who is the man?] Stone asks.
[I don't have any relation with you. You do not have right to ask me.]
[We do not devoice. I get right to care your business]
[Ridiculous! When did you care my life since marriage?]
[.........................] Stone watches her expensive luggage.
[Now you come to The Crown and haunt me because I get rich. Bastard. I know what's in your mind...]
[...................] Stone surprises Cicily is so smart and quickly shot the right point that he really wants.
[Good. Just talk how much you want in order to stop our marriage.]
[You're very smart and penetrate my thought. Okay. Let's get quickly.
Just give me one million dollars. And I will not bother you anymore.] Stone confesses.
[Christ. One million.] Stone's incredible blackmail makes Cicily anger. [You're crazy bastard. You thought I'm as rich as king. After marriage, you've never care....] Cicily irritates.
[Stop, stop, Cicily. I don't want to hear lecture. Just give me the money.] Stone lost his patient.
[No money.] Cicily rejects.
[Bullshit. I heard you got a lot of money from one old millionaire one year ago. And now another handsome boss of big factory eagerly gets marry with you. How dare you say no money.]
[All and all is your story. No one believes.]
[Good, it's very easy to get your money, bitch. At first, beat you, rape you as before, then....] Stone closes to Cicily step by step.
[Bastard, stop there, don't close. Or I will shout.] Cicily back to the wall...
[Then shout as loud as you can. Let everyone know your adultery. Shit, how dare you fuck with other men....] Stone takes out his belt and fiercely whips Cicily and kicks her beat her.
Cicily bumps the wall and bleed and gets hurt badly.
[Maybe it has been long time no playing our game. You already forgot how to faithful humble to your loyal husband.] Stone, as crazy animal, rapes Cicily.
[No, no. Help, help, somebody help me...] Cicily yells.
[Stop. You, bastard...] Anderson suddenly appears, pushes Stone away and rescues Cicily.
[So finally whore's lover makes appearance.] Stone gets up. [It's who you are the boss of store. Oh, how bad of your taste to the woman. She is as dirty as mud, cripple, whore, bitch... ] One heavy slap beat on Stone's face abruptly.
[Be careful your language.]
[Damn you, how dare of you to lure my wife and slap me. Go your hell. Bastard....] Stone picks up one hammer from the ground and attacks Anderson. Anderson immediately escapes the attack and fights back. For a while, Stone loast hammer and was pressed on the ground by Anderson.
[Stop, stop. Don't hit me. I give up.] Stone got hit badly.
[All right...] Anderson stops hitting. [But you have to swear do not disturb Cicily any more.]
[I swear, I swear I will not disturb Cicily again. Never.] Stone swears reluctantly.
[Good. You can go now.] Anderson lets Stone go and takes Cicily up. [Sweet heart, are you all right?]
[Darling, thanks your help. I'm fine.]
[I wait for you and call to your store and no answer all the night. And worry something happen. Then I went to your store. It was closed. Then I try to search for you in the streets. Finally find out your shoe outside the house. And see that bastard....]
[Hey, bad luck to meet that scoundrel.] Ciculy sighs out and cry.
[Honey, I will not let you get hurt any more. That scoundrel will not appear again. You can be sure.] Anderson tightly embraces Cicily.
[Thanks. Darling....] Cicily remembers her misery marriage and tears burst out.. Stone hits her, beats her every day. It almost made her crazy and lost faith to live.
Marriage is the mound of life. She even disgusts any man. Man to woman, as bee to flower, takes away honey from flower and bites it. Love is dream. It fools you, cheats you, sets you up and swallows all of your life. All and all is fake and deceit.
But tonight Anderson let her understand the real good man and accept the love again. [Oh, Darling, I love you. Please, kiss me hold me don't leave me....]
[I love you too, honey. Marry me marry me....] Anderson holds Cicily tightly.
Suddenly Stone appears in the back and throw big hammer to them. [Go to hell, both of you. Fuck you. God damn....]
Anderson watches one big hammer flying to Cicily. He immediately pushes Cicily away. Hammer hits his shoulder. Blood splashes out. Anderson fell down.
With his fists and feet, Stone beats Anderson's head and kicks him fiercely. [Damn you. Fuck you.] As his hard knuckles beat down into the frightened face of Anderson, his wrath became more and more terrible.
Screaming with dismay, Cicily ran here and there like disturbed insect.
Stone beats down Anderson and kicks him madly. [Damn you, fuck you to hell....]
Anderson fainted and was hit to be dead. Later he tries to get up and resist Stone's deadly attacks. Finally he uses his whole strength pushing Stone to the wall. [Go to hell, bastard.] Three big rusty nails on the wall just stub into Stone's throat. Stone died immediately before yelling.
[He is dead. He is dead. I, I kill him...] Anderson got shock for killing Stone.
[Har, har. Good done. Excellent.] Knowing Stone is dead, Cicily laughs, smiles and very happy. Now her nightmare finally ends. She spits the dead body, kicks it and laughs. [Scoundrel, bastard, despot, desperado, damn to hell. Har, har, har.]
[I kill him. I kill man, I kill man... I'm the murderer.... What can I do now....] Anderson never hit any body before. Today, because loves Cicily, he kills Stone Weston. He is anxious of being in jail all his life.
[Don't worry. Would you not kill him, that bastard can slay you. You're self-defense. So it's fair.]
[But how can we do now? What's up?] Anderson nerves and irritates.
[Don't panic. Just bury it.] Cicily cold and artificial
[Where? Bury to where?]
[Here, just here. This is a wasted house. No body knows it. Never.]
[Right, it's good idea. Good idea ... ] Anderson immediately bury the body.
Next day 5th street, as usually, fills with lots of people and cars and noise and crowd. No body knows the deadly fighting happened at the wasted house nearby the street last night.
In the streets the people surged up and down like cattle confined in a pen. Cars and crowd almost filled the narrow streets. A band played and small boys raced along the sidewalk, diving between the legs of men and women. Young men with shining red faces walked awkwardly about with girls in their arms. In the platform of square where a dance was to be held, the fiddlers turned their instruments. The broken sounds floated down through an open window and out across the murmur of voices and the loud blare of the horns of the band.
Love music is flying out of the Cicily’s store. The sound is so sweet and beautiful. In the store there is no any customer, except Anderson and Cicily. Both of them cheerfully drink coffee, chat, laugh and kiss as sweet as being in the honeymoon.
The world is always struggling to express itself. Most people are not capable of voicing their feelings. They depend upon others. That is what genius is for. One man expresses their desires for them in love and to kill; another one in to be loved and to be killed; another one is a play of fake love. Sometimes nature does it in the end – it makes the nature representative of all desire. That’s what has happened in Cicily.
[Darling, I have one gift for you.] Anderson takes out one diamond ring.
[Oh, my God, it's so beautiful so elegant. Honey, thanks...] Cicily loves diamond ring very much.
[Here, let me put it on your finger.]
Anderson surprises Cicily lost one small finger, while putting ring. [What's matter of your small finger? Darling, tell me. Who did it?]
[It, it was accident.] Cicily lies.
[That bastard, Weston?] Anderson suspects.
[No, not him...]
[Then who? Tell me, darling...] Anderson irritates.
[Scott. It's over. I don't like to mention it again.]
Small finger stirs Cicily unforgettable sad story about Max Forster and his wife, Iris Lee.
[But... ] Anderson insists.
[Honey. I don't like to tell. Forget it. Okay?] Cicily starts panic.
[All right. But if you get any trouble in the future, just let me know at first. Sweet heart, I love you so much. I could not endure you get hurt any more...] Anderson embraced Cicily tightly as frighten as lost her.
[Thanks. I will. Darling]
Anderson's cellular phone rings. Anderson answers the phone [Yes, yes, okay, I will be there immediately.][Honey, the furniture was sent to my house. I get to go home for a moment and will pick you up to home tonight.]
[Sure. Honey. I'll wait for you here.]
[Sweet heart. See you later, bye.] Anderson kisses Cicily and walks out.
And then Cicily gets busy while some customers come in the store. It seems very good business in Cicily's store today. Since Anderson left, Cicily is very busy all the day.
Before closing the store, Max Forster suddenly appears in her store.
[Wow, so beautiful diamond ring.] Max touches Cicily's hand
[Mr. Max Forster] Cicily dislikes and draws back her hand.
[Did you get marry? Sweet heart.]
[Not your business.]
[I heard you loved one handsome guy recently and got to marry.... ]
Max Forster is a rich businessman and sexual sophisticate. In his knowledge, the carnal desire of money and sex is the only thing in the life. Along with love, faith, honesty, loyalty, can be bought by money. No matter what the meaning of value. Therefore the human dignity is nothing to despise to insult.
When Cicily came to the Crown, she asks his help. He uses his money to exchange Cicily's body and sex and dignity.
[Mr. Forster, it's too late now. My store is going to close.] Cicily tries to push Max out.
[Good, then I have business to you. Let's go to my villa.] Max seduces Cicily.
[We don't have business any more. Mr. Forster, please...] Cicily rejects.
[How dare of you to refuse me.] Max irritates.
[Sorry. It's due to your wife's warning. You shall not forget it. See my finger. We were already over. We shall not...] Cicily explains.
Suddenly a heavy slap hits on Cicily's face. Her mouth bleeds. [Listen. Bitch. Anything you have is due my charity. I can give them to you and can take them back. You shall not forget how pity you are to ask my mercy when you are hungry in the dark street one year ago...]
Max scorns and weary Cicily's refuse. But Cicily seemly did not yield to his threaten. [Mr. Forster, your wife is coming. Look there.] Cicily is very cool and replies.
[We are not over, bitch. I will be back.] Knowing his wife is coming, Max can not but getting out. Max angers and walks out and bumps Anderson. [Damn, you're her luck man, aren't you?]
[Who are you?] Anderson confuses.
[................] Max sneers and walks away.
Anderson comes in and finds Cicily's mouth bleeding and very anxious [Honey, what's going on? Who's that guy? Tell me, tell me.]
[.......................] Cicily keeps silence and pretends panic. Her mind is planning to use this man to do next murder.
[Please tell me, darling.] Anderson irritates
[All right I tell you, honey. But you shall promise me to be calm down. No angry. DON'T HURT ANY BODY.] Cicily emphasizes ‘hurt any body' on purpose.
[I promise. I will.]
Then Cicily twists another miserable story about terrible Max Forster and Iris Lee....
[Damn that bastard, damn that whore. All of them go to hell.] When Cicily finishes her story, Anderson lost his mind. [Oh, my God, how dare they treat such poor girl as Cicily? What's mercy? What's fair? Where is justice in the world?
[Honey, tell me where Max Forster lives. I'll ask them what is his mercy and respect of human kind and teaches him the justice.]
[Darling, don't go. All and all is my bad luck. I don't blame any body.] Cicily pretends to be very innocence.
[Tell me. Just tell me the address. Please....] Anderson's fierce sets to on edge.
Madwoman sits in the center of high way and sings weird song. The high way crowd many cars suddenly. And drivers yell and shout to madwoman. [Get away. Get away. Damn you. Go to hell.]
[You, all of you, go to hell. Go to hell.] Madwoman is running.
Next day, Anderson disguises a delivery man and sends one parcel to Max Forster.
[Who's that?] Iris asks before opening door.
[One parcel to Mr. Max Forster, maid] Anderson stops car at the door.
Iris opens the door and takes the parcel.
[Are you...?] Anderson re-confirms.
[I'm Max's wife, Iris Lee.]
[Okay, please sign your name here.]
While Iris signs her name, Anderson abruptly opens the parcel and splits one bottle of sulfate to Iris and kills her.
[Tell your husband what is the meaning of respect, mercy and justice.]
Anderson's car left. And Iris yelled, shout, scream and cry horribly. Her body gets fire, as burning as volcano, and climbs on the ground.
Writer: Ho Si-Ming (Penname: Nature)
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