Steven didn’t know what to do. He turned around a few times hoping that by the time he turned back the guy would suddenly be alive. He decided to stop being silly and besides he was getting dizzy. So he stopped and looked properly. There didn’t seem to be anything obviously wrong with him other than the obviously uncomfortable angle in which he was lying and the fact that his eyes had rolled back in his head. It looked to Steven’s untrained eye like he’d had a heart attack. Well the sex had sounded pretty amazing. Just as he was trying to decide if that would be the way that he wanted to go he heard a noise on the stairs.
“Gloria, don’t come in here a second.”
The steps stopped coming for a second and then they started again. “Steven?”
She walked round the corner, saw what had happened and then fell on the floor. She looked back up at Steven from all fours. Steven suddenly realised she’d gone into a kind of attack style crouch.
“What,” she snarled, “did you do to him”?
“Nothing. I was going to ask you the same question. He must have died just after you left the room.”
“Oh,” she said looking instantly more relaxed, “really”?
“Of course. Why would I want to kill him anyway? I don’t even know who he is.”
“Yes but maybe you thought you would have to kill him to sleep with me?”
“I don’t think so. I’m sorry, you’re lovely and everything but to kill for? Well possibly, but I’m not sure this guy was ever going to find out about us. That certainly wasn’t my plan.”
“What shall we do? Hide the body?”
“Why? We didn’t do anything. We should just phone the police, explain what happened and everything will be fine. I promise.”
“No we can’t phone the police. We can’t.”
“But,” said Steven, “if we just tell them the truth then nothing will go wrong, nobody did anything.”
“No,” she said, “I think I might have killed him.”
“You can’t have.”
“No, I think I did.”
“But you’ll go to prison.”
“I can’t I can’t.”
“But I can’t lie to the police.”
“You have to, you must. I… I… I’ll sleep with you if you will.”
That was Steven’s dilemma. He knew that she was the woman, out of all of the women that he’d ever met in his life that he most wanted to sleep with. She was the one. She was so beautiful. So young, fresh and pure – or at least she seemed that way. He thought to himself, I don’t care if she she’s killed somebody. Why should I care – he thought. And then he thought about himself, he thought about himself, and decided that this was certainly a risky situation.
[Will Steven sleep with her, or will he report her to the police? Let me know and I’ll write it! Or at the very least tune in next Friday for the hopefully dramatic conclusion.]