“Michael, is that you?”
“Yes Charles, I’m here.”
“Where… where are we?”
“In a safe place Charles.”
“I can’t feel my legs. Why can’t I feel my legs?“
“It’s for the best.”
“Is this… Oh God no. It was you all along, wasn’t it? But why?”
“The reasons why will serve you no purpose. Not now. Focus instead on what is to come.”
“Michael please, I can’t…”
“I’m afraid you don’t have a choice Charles. You see, I’ve decided to make you my special project. The others, the cases that bolstered your career, they were gifts. I have decided you will not be like the others.”
“But, Rachel and Casey, what will they…”
“What will they do without you? Well, let’s talk about that shall we? Young Casey, abandoned by his father, how long do you think it will be before he starts to act out, to get in to trouble? And Rachel, she’ll be so heartbroken, so scared. As young and beautiful as she is, it won’t be long until another comes along to replace you.”
“Don’t do this Michael, please…”
“Focus Charles! You are responsible for everything that is about to happen. You brought this upon yourself, and on your family.
“It’s time. Let’s begin.”
This was written awhile back in response to a prompt that Sacha Black had sent out requesting “208 words on a villain”, but since I apparently don’t deal well with deadlines when it comes to writing I did not submit. It did however seem like a good post for today. I hope you enjoy it.