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NiGHTMARE ch 6Even though Nancy had seen it with her own eyes, she still couldn't believe it. She hoped and prayed that it wasn't true, that it was just another nightmare like last night. But this wasn't so. It really happened; this was no dream. Her mother was dead.She sat Indian-style in the center of her bed, changed out into a long sleeved white shirt with her thumbs hooked through the holes she slit into the ends of the sleeves and grey sweats, staring vacantly with wet eyes at the dozen crumpled used tissues scattered in front of her all over the bed.After Nancy had ripped the sheet off of the gurney, revealing to the world her mother's corpse, her dad pulled her away, holding her close against his chest and covering her eyes. He dragged her out to his car and drove her straight home. "It happened in her sleep," he had told her, "She was passed out drunk. She was sleeping on her back and while she was unconscious, she vomited. She was too heavily intoxicated to wake herself up, and she choke
EpilogueEpilogueIf she was still the old Sue, she would have said this was the worst day of her life. She would have gone into that courtroom with her shoulders hunched defensively, tears welling up in her eyes, her hair down to cover her face so that the other four could not look at her, and so that she would not have to look at them.But that was not who she was anymore. She walked in and sat on that witness stand, hair in a ponytail and her head held up as she placed her hand on a bible and swore to tell the truth, the whole truth, and but the truth. And that was exactly what she did.She told the court everything that had happened that led to the death of her English teacher, Mr. Griffin. Mark's planning, the kidnapping, her and David finding him dead, and all that happened after.Her eyes met everyone's in that courtroom. The judge, the twelve jurors, her parents and her three little brothers, Craig, Francis, and Alex seated in the audience, dressed in their best church clothes, looking
In a dream...In a dream I still have you in my armsIn a dream I still feel your warmthIn a dream I have your hair tangled in my fingersIn a dream We make love every nightIn a dream We set the whole world on fireIn a dream I have your hand in mineIn a dream I steal you away from all your painIn a dream I still see your smileIn a dream... Only in a dream