It was a dark and cold night. I never thought I could ever be so scared in my life. Walking at the speed of a car, Victor my boyfriend and I were walking down the street after just witnessing a murder.
About 6 hours ago, Victor and I were sitting in Bob’s Coffee shop waiting for our coffee to arrive.
“Hey, you want to go to a movie tonight?” Victor says as he takes a sip of his coffee.
“Sure.” I say.
“What movie do you want to see?” Asked Victor.
“I don’t care.” I say.
“What’s wrong?” Asked Victor. “You seem….different.”
“Yeah, I just feel like something bad is going to happen.” I said.
“Hmmmm, well nothing bad is going to happen.” He said
But he was wrong…
At about 5:30 PM, Victor and I went to go see the movie The Lovely Bones. A very sad suspenseful movie.
After the movie…
“That was a good movie.” I said.
“Yeah.” Said Victor.
“It was really sad though.” I explained.
“Yeah…I saw you crying.” He pointed out.
“I know….I know, it was just really sad to me.” I said.
“Yes it was.” He said.
After the movie we took a walk through the park in the dark. The cold wind and the smell of fish coming from the river nearby made the romantic walk through the park a smelly walk through the park. Finally after a few minutes of silence, Victor began to sing. He sang my favorite song by Nickelback. It’s called “Far Away”.
*****After song was over****
“Wow that was amazing.” I said.
“Thanks, I sang it for you because I know it is your favorite.” He said.
“Aww.” I said.
After walking through the park for over an hour, my eyes began to close and I started to get cold as the moon played hide-and- seek with the clouds.
“Can we go..I’m getting really cold and tried and this place is really freaking me out.” I said.
“Yeah, I am getting really creeped out myself.” He said.
We walked back the way we came through the park and hoped that is wasn’t to much farther to the gate. While walking back with the gate in sight and the smell of fish behind us, I couldn’t wait to get home and sleep in a warm bed.
“Ugh, why does it have to be so cold out tonight?” I wondered.
“I don’t know.” He said.
I opened the gate and all of the sudden I heard a spine chilling scream.
“WHAT WAS THAT??” I yelled.
“I don’t know!!” He said.
“Come on!” I said.
We ran towards the place the scream came from and saw a horrific sight. In front of the newly bloomed bushes in front of us, was a man in black stabbing a younger man about my father’s age.
As I began to speak, I stopped as the strange man dressed in black turned to face our direction. Victor held me tight as the man rose from the bloody ground. As the strange man started to walk our direction, Victor pulled me back as if to start a race. Waiting and watching as he came closer and closer, Victor signaled to run.
Sprinting as fast as I can to be able to catch up with Victor as he pulls me along, I manage to take a glimpse behind us. To my surprise the killer was not following behind.
“Hey, he’s not following!” I said.
“Yeah I know, but we need to get away from here…fast!” He said.
“Ok.” I replied.
We reached the car and drove home. Scared I call the police and report that a man has been stabbed and killed in the park.
“Hello?” said the operator.
“Yes, my boyfriend and I have just witnessed a murder!” I scream.
“Ok, calm down…where did you see the murder?” She asked.
“In the park on the west side by the lake.” I said.
“Ok they will be on their way soon.” She said.
“Thank you.” I said.
The next day a man named Claude Jacobson was found and was arrested for murder. The victim was Marco Jackson a lawyer, and a father of 4 children. Seeing the man who killed Marco made me happy that he was taken to jail, but sad that Marco was killed for no reason at all. Who knew just taking a simple walk in the park could turn to the worst.