“Sometimes it’s the words we choose not to say that speak most loudly about our character.”
- Lysa TerKeurst
“It is your corporation,” Hubby said. “You signed off on all those dangerous projects. I have your signature on all the contracts you did not read to show the police. You see I am doing this for you, without any ill intent.”
Mattie nodded and stood up. She grabbed the roof and ripped it off the car before crushing it into a tiny ball and throwing it over her shoulder. She climbed onto the hood so that she could look down at Hubby who was trembling with fear. Mattie smiled and grabbed Hubby by the throat so she could drag him out of the car and up into the air. Hubby gasped for breath. Mattie watched his face turn pale before she threw him onto the gravel parking lot. Hubby tried to stand up, but Mattie climbed down and pushed him back to the ground.
“Your problems are not going to go away if you kill me!” Hubby yelled in terror. “How do you think I found out about you? I hired a guy! You think the police will leave you alone? Those people are dead! How will it look if I die? I can help you make your problems go away!”
“I just want you to go away,” Mattie said, grabbing him by the shirt. “Besides, technically the dogs will kill you. How does it feel? Do you think those people you hurt felt this way?”
“Wait,” Hubby cried. “Please…”
Hubby screamed so Mattie slapped him silent, then she dragged him to the fence. Mattie stood there looking at the dogs growling. She glanced at one of the dogs who wore an old pink collar. She turned back to Hubby and grabbed him by the neck. “This is what you deserve.”
“Please stop,” Hubby said, looking back at Mattie. She looked back as she put the lightest of pressure on his neck. He was a fool who could only say cliches. Even when he was about to die, he did not seem to believe he would die. However, Mattie looked into his eyes and felt empathy towards the man who fought for approval, for praise, for the American dream. She saw the self-delusion that removed all responsibility from his back and the ignorance that led him to blindly believe that he was a good man. Mattie understood him, like he could never understand another human being. She let him go and ran back to Drusilla.
Disclaimer: This is an original story that is not based on any real people or events. It is a work of fiction that is purely for your entertainment.