Zeke: What’s wrong Violet?
Right, I’m going to look around. Be back in a few. I drop my bag on the floor by the sofa.Don’t go looking in my underwear drawer, Speedy.
He pops open one eye. My underwear.Funny. I stick my tongue out at him and then head for the door on the other side of the room.You’re gonna look now to see if there is actually anything else in there, aren’t you?
His laughter follows me as I walk through the door and into a hallway.I discover a sublime, large kitchen that looks like it’s never been used and a utility room. Two bedrooms, both with en suite bathrooms. I guess which bedroom is Gabe’s right away. Aside from the fact that there are dirty clothes tossed on the chaise, it has framed movie posters of Raging Bull, Taxi Driver, and all The Godfather films up on the wall. And there’s a photograph of him with Robert De Niro.
There’s also a framed picture of him and Tate on his nightstand. No picture of his parents though.
And there’s a Stephen King novel with a pair of reading glasses next to it.Don’t kill him! he shouted. I’ll go! I’ll go—just don’t hurt him!
s’Ex stood where he was, that notched, bloodied blade catching the light as he held it aloft. As if he were considering major organs for the next stab.It’s up to you, Trez. It’s all up to—
Later, when the white light had faded from Trez’s vision and the cresting wave receded, when the roar was silenced and a strange pain in his hands began to ride up his forearms, when he was no longer standing but on his knees, he would realize that the first guard he had killed that night was far from his last.He would realize that he somehow murdered with his bare hands all who had surrounded him …