Forever And Always – Short Story

The glass crashes to the ground as Kyle feels the warmth run down his face.

“That will be something I’ll save for later!” He hisses through clenched teeth as he grabs Bobby-Joe by the hair and slams her head into the concrete floor beneath them. He feels the burning of the bullet as it rips its way through his shoulder well before the sound tears though his ear drums. With a snarl befitting a wild beast more than a man, he thrusts Bobby-Joe’s head once more into the ground and spins around to face a bloody and pale Jacob.

“Get the fuck away from her!”

Kyle smiles broadly and pulls Bobby-Joe up and grips her by the throat.

“You don’t have the balls to do what needs to be done, so why do….” his words are cut short as a bullet explodes from the back of his skull. For several forever moments the three of them remain frozen in time, before a sea of red flows erupts from the hole in Kyle’s head like a fire hose showering Jacob in blood.

Silence falls over the room as he stands there looking out from beneath the blood, his eyes wide with surprise.

“W-W-What t-t-the fuck?” Jacob stammers dropping the shotgun to the ground, as he falls to his knees.

Bobby-Joe launches herself into his arms and grabs him tightly crying loudly. Seconds turn quickly into minutes as the two grip each other with all the energy their exhausted frames have left.

Finally after what seems like hours they part and look into each other’s eyes.

“Do you think you’ll be okay?” She asks as she places a delicate hand on Jacob’s cheek, cupping it gently.

He presses his face into her hand like a dog would it’s master and smiles weakly. “Where ever, and whenever you need me my love,” he says softly.

“Forever and always, until the end of it all,” Bobby-Joe replies as they kiss passionately. As they part a string of bloody saliva tethers their lips together, and as it snaps Bobby-Joe’s lips curl up into a wry smile while she drives a blade deep into Jacob’s chest. “Forever and always,” she repeats gleefully.

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