Dedicated to Teresa Goodman Martin
Melissa looked down at her friend as she put the finishing touches on her handiwork. Callie was beginning to stir so Melissa hurried while she made sure that everything was perfect. Callie was beginning to moan as Melissa stepped back to admire her labor. Yes, it should work. Melissa jumped when Callie open her eyes and attempted to lunge at her.
Melissa cautiously stepped a little closer to her friend. “I’m sorry Callie. I only promised I wouldn’t kill you like I did the others. But Callie, I have to make sure you can never come after me.”
Melissa was interrupted by her friend growling through the gag as she again attempted to lunge at her.
“Now come on Callie don’t be that way. You knew that one way or the other I would stop you. I have to say though, trying to get that rebar tied to you in such a way to keep you from being able to move wasn’t easy but I do think it was a stroke of genius on my part. I mean, running it along your spine and then binding each of your arms and legs to a piece, well you are totally immobile. I have to admit I was scared out of my mind that you would open your eyes before I was finished.”
Melissa notice how Callie was looking at her with nothing but hate and loathing in her eyes, well there was something else there but Melissa didn’t want to concentrate on that part.
“Look Callie, I said I would never kill you and technically I’m not. You will simply starve and then after a while if no one ever finds you, not that it would do you any good if they did, you will simply decompose. I guess the animals could come and feast on your flesh but I have tried to keep that from happening. I really do hate this hon but that is just the way it is. It’s you or me girl and I choose me. At least I have no intention of sticking a match to you or anything like that, although I probably should. It would be quicker.”
Callie’s rage was evident in the long drawn out snarl she directed at her one time friend.
“Come on Callie don’t be that way, you know I had to do this. Anyway, I got to go. I’ve already hung around longer than I had planned. You know with what I do, what you did, we could never hang around one place too long. I have to be on my way Callie.”
The only response to Melissa this time was a low moan.
Melissa gathered up her things and started to walk away and then turned back toward her friend one last time.
“Callie I really do hope you don’t suffer long and I really hate that you got bit by that last one. At least we did kill the damn thing. You know as well as I do, the only good zombie is a dead zombie and well, now you’re a zombie.”