It was the second day on the set, and things were going extremely well. Ethan didn’t really want to admit it to Mollie, but he was so excited to be acting again…it was his passion. When their lunch break rolled around, Ethan and Mollie walked hand in hand down the hallway of the theater to their dressing room. But once they went inside, they couldn’t believe their eyes. The small room was completely trashed and on the mirror there was a message written in what appeared to be red lipstick.
Mollie’s breath came out shakily as she searched for her belongings in the mess. “My purse is still here…but where is my coat?” She mumbled as she looked. “It’s gone, Ethan.” She furrowed her brows and looked up at her husband. “Why would someone take it? There wasn’t anything in the pockets.” She spoke mostly to herself as she squinted at the message scrawled across the dressing room mirror. “I still love you.” She read aloud. “Is this someone’s sick idea of a joke?” She clenched her hands at her sides.
“Whoa, what happened in here?” Pop asked from where he was lingering in the doorway with Luna by his side. “We’re not really sure.” Ethan murmured as he watched Mollie closely. This was the last thing she needed. “I bet it was those kids we saw smoking in the parking lot a little while ago!” Luna piped up. “Unruly little shits!” She shook her head. “Matt needs to call the police. He’s been too soft on them.”
As if he knew that his name was mentioned, Matt burst into the room at that moment. “Sorry to interrupt, but I have some awful news. Our writer is in the hospital.” A collective gasp went around the room. “What happened to him?” Ethan asked. Matt pursed his lips and raked his fingers through his hair before answering. “Somehow he ingested rat poison.” Everyone fell silent then.
A loud noise from the hallway closet startled them all. “What in the blazes was that?” Luna shrieked loudly and shoved Pop towards the hall. “Go look.” She whispered. Everyone trailed behind him as he crept to the door to investigate. Without wasting another second, he flung the door open and was met with a loud scream.