With my back still against the bed, I fumbled my hand around underneath it looking for something to defend myself with. My fingers closed around exactly what I needed…a large hunting knife. “What do you want from me?” I called to Buttons with false bravado.
“Revenge. Justice. Your death. I want it all.” She smiled creepily. “I will make you pay.” She moved towards me with outstretched hands. “You won’t make me do anything!” I plunged the blade into her stomach. Buttons blinked rapidly. She seemed surprised…like she couldn’t believe that I’d stabbed her. “Lucy?” She croaked and looked down at the knife embedded into her gut. “It hurts.” She moaned as she collapsed to the floor.
How had it been so simple for me to take out someone who was already dead? I thought to myself as I called the police. While I waited for help to arrive, I rubbed my shoulders for warmth. Then I noticed that a pool of dark liquid had gathered at my feet. There was so much blood. “Are ghosts even supposed to bleed?” I asked out loud.
I heard of sharp intake of air behind me. “Lucy…what did you do?” Steven stared at me in horror. “You killed her?” He moaned. “But why?” I looked down at the body splayed out across the rug…Buttons was gone and in her place was Lindsay. “W-what? Nooo! It wasn’t her! I swear! It was Buttons.” I wailed.”You’ve got to be kidding me. Have you lost your mind? “He backed away from me in fear. “You have to believe me!” I pleaded. “No Lucy. I don’t.” He shook his head in disgust.
As an officer read me my rights and cuffed me, my mind raced. Was Lindsay possessed? Maybe she was already dead before Buttons took over or maybe she made a deal with something dark. I couldn’t quite figure it out. Not that it mattered though. No one was going to believe my crazy story anyways. I was going to go away for a long time. At least my mother would be happy about that. I knew one thing for sure though…Lindsay was definitely having the last laugh now. She got her revenge afterall.
Karma is a bitch.