!qw2cdBTZAc 10/15/11(Sat)01:54 No.16629699|
You turn his around, keeping your finger a few inches in front of his eye.
"I'm not going to lie to you, Malone." You bring your finger just a hair closer to his eye. "I've thought about the day you took my sight...the pain..." You glare at him, and you can see red light reflected on his nearly expressionless face. "But no...
"No Malone. I want you to see." You pull your finger away from his eye. "I want you to see why I..." You think of the gunshot, the horrible night. "Why I don't want to see any more suffering."
You grab Malone's face, threatening to crush it. He stares back at you, expressionless.
"You remind me of your son... Crueler, to be sure, but still." You let him go, and he falls to the ground, gasping. "Malone, just as you gave me an ultimatum those many nights ago, now I give one to you." You lean in close to his face. "Do you see my family over there?" You point over to Hugh, Godfried, Fredrick, Renee, and Michael.
"You can take my sight, scar my body, and fill my mind with nightmares, but if you touch them..." You point square at the center of his head. "I won't hesitate."
You stand back up, arms hanging loosely above him. "...get out of here. I don't want to ever see you again."
Malone stands up, with great difficulty.
"Fine... You want to leave me with a bruised ego..." Malone coughs, a gout of blood falling from his mouth. "And a bruised lung. Good game, Gabriel." He reaches into his jacket, pulling out his gun. He lets the thing drop down onto the chain, and slowly turns, limping away through the door.
You hear a shot go off, and look down to see Renee's weapon pointed at the door, smoking.
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