Tuesday, September 24, 2013

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But at the same time, Geoffrey knew that he could not let things draw out too much. There was one insurmountable obstacle that would surely end all the fun sooner or later. His grandfather.

Damian was rebuilding the family business. Hector was an active hindrance to that effort. Their clash seemed inevitable. And obviously, stopping Damian was no kind of option. So the more he thought about it, the more Geoffrey realized that even if he didn’t exactly want Hector dead, he certainly didn’t want someone else to get the kill. That was, after all, why he had told Feromas and Damian nothing before coming here. If Hector had to die, then Geoffrey had to be the one responsible for it. Simple as that.

He saw Hector pull out a cellphone and begin texting. Colt’s phone started beeping soon after. The message read:

where r u?
Geoffrey thought a moment and then wrote back:
sry. cant make it. reschedule for tmrw?
There was a long pause. He returned to watching the reaper as his patience began to wear thin, and then Hector’s next message read:
fine. but tell me what happened
Geoffrey pursed his lips as he considered what to write next. “Ah, here we go...” He wrote:
geoffrey attacked me but i got away. hiding from cops now
He laughed to himself. “And people think I’m not smart.”

Hector sent one more text, suggesting they meet back up in the afternoon, to which Geoffrey agreed, and then Geoffrey watched them leave the park. Hector was too difficult to follow in the darkness, but the reaper was clear as day.

Geoffrey kept his distance, bounding between rooftops, splashes of red carrying him along as he maintained his view. And it wasn’t long before he saw the reaper slow. He looked through his binoculars again and watched the reaper disappear into a two-story house.

“So that is where you live,” said Geoffrey. “Interesting.”


  1. Since it was done through a text message, I'm not sure if it was intentional or not:
    "but tell me [what] happened"


      No, but that was totally unintentional. Thanks for the catch, RD.

    2. but it could work as a way to say 'hector is still kind of new to text' you know make it a real thing, he is socially awkward

  2. I read that last line and I literally yelled, "AWWWW FUUUUUCCCCKKKK!!!"