I unfolded the note and read it.
I know what you did... Beach. Tonight. Midnight. Come alone.
My heart began to race. Who could it be? The handwriting looked familiar, you could tell it was a females handwriting, but I couldn't quite put my finger on it.
It was obviously someone that knew me too well.
I left my car in the parking lot and walked through the desolate beach. The night time air felt good, so refreshing.
My heart was still pounding, I tried to calm myself down, but there was no use. I continued walking, but I couldn't see anyone. I took a seat in the sand near the water and waited.
"You're here," a familiar voice said from behind. I turned around and it was Taylor. "You're no fool I see." I sat there confused, ignoring her comment.
What did she know? How did she know it? Why would this girl who I thought I was so close to be blackmailing me? "Well aren't you going to say something?" She asked taking a seat next to me.
I ignored her and continued staring at her with an evil glare.
We sat there in silence for a while until she broke the silence, "I know what you did."
"What?" I asked.
"You killed Rocky."
My heart began to race again. "How do you know it was me?"
"That night when he panicked and went into the woods, he texted me. He said he was safe and that you were coming to get him."
"Anyone in those woods could've killed him."
"You're right, but I know it was you."
"I can put two and two together."
For a second I thought about lying my way out of it to make it seem like I didn't kill him, but I confessed. "Yeah, I killed him. What's it to ya?"
"Well now that I know that it was you, you're going to help me."
"With what?" I asked.
"I need to get rid of someone and you know who she is. You're the only person that can help me get to her."
"What makes you think that I'm going to help you after this?" I asked her. I stood up. "Matter of fact, what makes you think I won't just do to you what I did to Rocky?"
She just sat there, unbothered. From my peripheral vision I could see a bright light shining in my eye. I looked back and I could see a red laser beam pointing at me. Sniper.
"You didn't really think I would come alone tonight, did you?"
She was always one step ahead.
"Well it looks like you overlooked one tiny detail."
"I rather die than help you out," I pulled out the pistol I was carrying and aimed it right at her.
"Wait," she said as she stood up waving her arms at the sniper. The infrared beam disappeared. "I really need your help. There's no one else I can turn to that would get the job done right.
I need you."
"Why would I help you after you blackmailed me?"
"Because, I can make it worth your while..."
"How so?" I asked.
"Well first, I can forget about the whole Rocky situation and pretend none of it ever happened."
"Two, I can promise you loyalty."
"Right, like I'd ever trust you."
"Three," she said as she stepped closer to me. "I'll do anything you want me to." She whispered in my ear, laying a gentle kiss on my cheek. "Think about it."
"You're not very convincing." I told her.
"And in addition to all that, half the money I get from this hit will go to you."
"Now you're talking in a language I can understand... How much we talking?"
"Enough to have a new beginning."
"Alright, I'll help you." She grinned. "But this is your only warning.
Don't ever blackmail me again, and if I catch you doing anything shady, she's not the only one that'll have a price on her head."
"You wouldn't kill me," she winked.
She laughed. "Let's go."
"Where?" I asked.
"We're planning this out right now."
"Whatever you say, I just need to see the money up front," I said.
We walked back to my car together and drove off into the quiescent night.