Chuck Taylor Must Die

Everything started with a number. Amelia always loved Chuck her sister's best friend and most popular player in school. Having seven girlfriends at once. The girls know which one they are by a number on a piece of paper. But Amelia is number one and the only one. There's secrets only Amelia and her friends can find and finally discover the truth behind Lawrence's disappearance all those years ago. On top of everything that Chuck is dying and needs her help.



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After the funeral I couldn't go back to my childhood home. Not with all the gruesome images and nightmares that entered my head each time I passed those rooms. I decided to go to a motel to sleep for a couple days. I didn't actually tell Chuck what motel but I told him I had my cell phone with me and he didn't give me any trouble. I took Iva with me and I cried most of the night. My phone never rang like I thought it would. I fell asleep with Iva in my arms and my cell phone next to my head. I only woke when the warm summer’s sun washed a crossed my sleeping face. Iva was looking at me her indigo eyes were bright with hungry tears. I forced a smile to let her know everything would be okay. I warmed a bottle of pumped milk in the monster of a microwave in the motel room and tried to comfort her, the best I could. The microwave beeped three times before I got there. The milk was too hot for Iva so I left it on the counter in a bowl of cold water. I walked back over to the bed and found my phone was on vibrate and I had seven new messages. Five from Chuck and two from the kind officer that gave Kyle to me, I checked Chuck’s first,

 

‘Amelia where are you? I’m worried sick; do you have Iva with you? Are you safe? Where are you? I love you please come home I’m sorry for whatever I did. Is this about Lawrence? Oh crap it’s because we’re twins right? Well call me back and I’ll give all the time you need, well bye love you.’ 


‘Amelia I know I just called you but I forgot to tell you that they let Lawrence go.’


‘Amelia please call me back. Are you sleeping? Please when you wake up call me back.’


‘My doctor’s called. My cancer isn’t gone. I have to go back into treatments. Please call me

back. It’s eight in the morning and I haven't slept yet.’


‘Amelia please I need you I love you so much. Please call me back. Well I guess after the fifth time you haven’t answered you’re never going to. So I love you I won't call again.’  Crap. He called five times and now he’s probably holed up in his room wondering if he should break his promise and call me. I decided to listen to the officers messages.

 

‘Hello Amelia Murray I’m calling to let you know that we don’t have enough evidence against this Lawrence person so we’re being forced to let him go. But we are keeping an eye on him. Stay with Chuck you hear?’

 

‘Amelia dear you haven't called me back. We had to release Lawrence today I’m scared for your life. Get to Chuck now. Please call me as soon as you receive this message.’ I dialed his number and he picked up.

 

“Amelia thank god. Chuck has called here twelve times wondering about you.”

 

“You wanted me to call? You let that murderer go? How he had the blood all over him. He laughed when he saw me!”


“Yes I know and like I said we're keeping an eye on him. Please go to Chuck he’ll keep you safe I promise.”

 

“Yes I know but what if I get them wrong? What if I get messed up? Lawrence will kill me. What about Amanda?” I was sobbing into the phone and Iva was getting fussy why did I let Chuck make love to me. Why didn’t I ask if he had protection? After thinking these thoughts I instantly regretted them. Iva was the best thing that had ever happened to me besides Chuck. 

 

“We're not sure where your sister is. We tried contacting her at your parents’ house but there was no answer…we fear the worst.”

 

“No she can't be dead. He promised he loved her! Why did I believe that asshole? He was freaking brainwashed.”

 

“Mia please get to Chuck alright? Lawrence has a house arrest bracelet. So you can distinguish them from one another alright I don’t like the fact that your holed up in a motel room with Iva. Now please go home.”

 

“What home? It’s a crime scene still.”

 

“We arranged for you to go to another house. A safe house if you will. I will be by to pick you up. Now which motel are you at?”

 

“Blue Lagoon Rooms off of the main highway I don’t know who to trust anymore.”

 

“Alright I’m coming to get you and the baby and if it makes you feel better you can trust me. I’m going to put that bastard away alright?”

 

“Okay.” I hung up on Maxwell and went to pack what few things I brought with me. I placed Iva in her carrier and I grabbed my bags and we headed down to the lobby. I stole a steak knife from the kitchen just in case it was all a trap. I only had to wait twenty minutes before Max showed up. He greeted me with a warm hug and escorted me to the police car. I kept Iva on my lap I didn’t want to let her go.


“You know that Chuck has been sick with worry. Especially since he learned Lawrence was released.”

 

“I know but I couldn’t look at him. He shares the face of a killer. Is that shallow?”

 

“No its natural darling when the man you love is a twin and that twin is more evil then the Penguin from Batman Returns you don’t want to look at the one you love.”

 

“So Lawrence is the Penguin, and Chuck is Batman? If the Penguin and Batman were twins.”

 

“Yes, exactly Lawrence is the mutated Penguin.”

 

“Yes but Chuck hasn’t lost his parents and isn’t mortified of bats.”

 

“It’s a metaphor sweetheart.”

 

“Well thanks for making some sense of things.” It was silent for the remainder of the drive. When we entered Silent Falls, New Jersey I was sort of relieved in a way I was finally away from the drama.

 

“So are we close to the safe house?”

 

“Yes we’re almost there dear. Chuck can’t wait to see you. Why don’t you call him?” I reached for my phone and dialed Chuck’s number. He picked up on the first ring.

 

“Amelia! Oh my god thank you god. Where have you been? I’ve called you five times.”

 

“I’ve been at a motel. I’m with Maxwell the officer who brought me home after I was kidnapped, he’s taking me to the safe house where you are.”

 

“I’m not at a safe house. I’m at my parent’s house. Where are you?”

 

“We just entered Silent Falls New Jersey.” I turned my head to see Maxwell smiling and reaching for his gun. “Chuck he has a gun and I have Iva!”

 

“Oh my god uh do you have a weapon? If you do lie to me and say no.”

 

“No.”

 

“If it’s a gun say spoon, And if it’s a knife say love you Chuck.”

 

“I love you Chuck.” 

 

“Okay now I want you to take out love you Amelia and shove it into his side.”

 

“Okay. I love you.” I took the knife and in one sharp fast motion, stabbed the corrupted cop in the side. He lost control of the vehicle and I took the gun. When we came to a stop I shot him. I dragged him out of the car and shoved him down the slope.  I got back into the car and drove back to Hope Valley Rhode Island. I had tears in my eyes and I got Chuck back on the phone on speaker and he talked to me all the way home.

 

Finally I drove into his drive-way and he was on the porch his phone in hand. He ran to the car and pulled me out. 

 

“Are you okay? I guess we can’t trust anybody anymore huh?” Chuck said. “I’ll get Iva you go on inside.”

 

“Okay. I love you.” I hurried into the house and his parents were there to meet me with hugs and kisses. Margaret led me to the couch and covered me in an afghan she won at an auction. Andrew came in with a hot cup of tea and Chuck followed close behind with Iva in arm. He sat next to me and handed Iva to Andrew. I fell into his chest and broke down crying. 

 

“I trusted him! I trust all the wrong people. You are Chuck right?”

 

“Yes I’m Chuck I promise. Ask me a question only Chuck would know.”

 

“Where did you first tell me you loved me?”

 

“It was November ninth at two thirty in the afternoon. We were walking on the beach and then I looked into your eyes and said “I love you Amelia Jean Murray with all my heart.’”

 

“Technically it was in that poem but I like that one better!” I flung my arms around his neck and covered him in kisses. 

 

“I missed you Mia and you too Iva.” Chuck whispered. I knew Lawrence couldn’t have known that but there was that nagging voice in my head that kept saying ‘danger danger’ I wish it would just shut up. In all of my eighteen years I had never been afraid, but now just over a span of weeks I had gone from worried to terrified for my life and the ones I loved lives. I had never experienced much death but again in a span of months and weeks I lost so many. Kyle, My mom, dad, maybe even Amanda so many have died for past mistakes. Andrew and Margaret had happy tears in their eyes, they were happy that they had their almost daughter in law back, and their granddaughter. 

 

“Lawrence will pay for this. He will pay with his life!”  Andrew cried.

 

“Yes. There was a reason why they took Lawrence and not Chuck. One being Chuck was dangerously  ill and Lawrence already had that violent streak.”

 

“But he was so shy when we were little.” A voice said from behind me. I turned fast in fear and saw Amanda looming shyly in the doorway to the living room, almost as if she were afraid of me. She had no reason to be afraid of me. Only sorry that she had betrayed me, I was so worried about her I was relieved that she was still alive, one less person who I had lost because of our parents. I didn’t remember falling asleep but I knew I had because of the time lapse and the fact I was in a bedroom, Chuck’s bedroom to be exact. I slowly made my way back to the living afraid that Lawrence would jump from the shadows and take me away and kill me. Afraid I might walk in to see everyone I loved dead. Afraid that I would be alone and without anyone to love or to hold, afraid that I would never see the day when I would say I do to Chuck or wear the white gown. I held my breath and when I entered the living room everyone was there watching old family movies. On the screen was me and Chuck playing in the mud and Amanda screaming because she had mud in her brunette curls. We looked to be around six or seven it was summer. I noticed Lawrence in the background with a magnifying glass and a couple of dolls. He was melting their heads. So that’s where all my dolls went.  

 

“Lawrence really did that? He murdered innocent dolls?” I asked. Everyone spun around in their seats and Chuck got up and handed Iva to Amanda and came to my side.

 

“Yes. I’m sorry you had to see that but Amanda needed to understand that is what he did behind our innocent child backs.” I kissed him lightly on the lips and said

 

“I understand fully why you showed it I just can’t believe someone who came from the same fertilized egg as you could be so evil.”

 

“Yes quite mind blowing.” He took my hand and continued.” Are you hungry my sweet?”

 

“Yes I’m famished.”

 

“What would you like?”

 

“Surprise me.” I sat down on the couch next to Amanda. She handed me Iva and I cooed her to sleep when I noticed the time. Chuck returned with a Turkey sandwich on rye with tomatoes and lettuce.

 

“Thanks baby.” I said sweetly. I got up and he sat and pulled me on top of him. I bit into my sandwich and leaned back onto his shoulder and we continued to eat and watch home movies. Amanda took Iva to her makeshift nursery here. So I was free for a few hours to sleep or read. 

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