1. Chapter 1
I woke up to the sound of screaming. I jerked upward in bed.
My first thought was, 'mom'
I ran out of the room and into my mother's. A man was standing over her bed with a knife. I glanced at my mother, her clothes were ripped off and her throat was slit open.
I let out a noise that was a mix between a gasp and a sob.
The man turned to look at me, his eyes wide and crazed.
My eyes go wide and I run into my bedroom and lock the door. I grabbed my phone and dialed 911.
"Hello?" I heard a woman's voice on the other line.
"A man broke into my house, I think he raped my mother but then he killed her and now he's after me. PLEASE HELP!"
"Whats your name?" She asked me calmly.
"Alex Rimo." I answered as calmly as I could.
"Whats your address?"
I told her it and hung up as the man loudly hit my door an told me to let him in.
I felt the tears leak down my cheeks. I knew that if he wanted in here he would eventually kick down the door.
I took a shaky breath and reached under the bed for the handgun my mother made me keep in case of an emergency.
I pointed it at the door and held my finger over the trigger. I felt myself shaking. If I had to I would shoot him.
I wouldn't try to kill him, I knew that. I just couldn't. I didn't have it in my heart.
The bangs got louder and louder. Why were the police taking so long?!
Suddenly the door flew open. I saw part of the wood from the door go flying.
The man didn't notice the gun in my hand at first, but when he did his eyes widened and he started to back away.
Before I could think, I pulled the trigger. I heard the shot ring out and saw the man stumble. Blood oozed from his heart.
He fell to the floor, dead, and then in the distance I heard the ambulance and police sirens becoming louder as they closed in on my house.