Friendship Never Dies

12:30 AM (June 21, 2011)

Minnie saw him before she saw Gumi beneath him. As she watched for the man's next move, a fire burned inside her stomach with a roar.

"P-please stop," she heard Gumi whimper. "You don't have to do this."

The sound of flesh on flesh echoed throughout the hall as the man slapped her. "Shut up, pretty girl. You don't want to make this any worse."

Minnie growled and ground her teeth together. She wanted to tear him apart. Watch as his life faded. She shook her head to get rid of such thoughts. Her main objective was to get Gumi away from him. But, didn't that mean she would have to get rid of him? Well, she didn't have to kill him necessarily. Minnie searched for anything around her that she could use against him. There was nothing. She would have to use her own hands. And, if she really had to, she could use her feet. The pink rain boots she wore probably wouldn't feel too good. She laughed at the thought of kicking him in the crotch.

She slowly moved forward so she wouldn't alarm her victim. "Please don't do this, Josh. I'll do whatever you want. Just don't hurt me."

"Excuse me," Minnie called. "You're not allowed back here unless you are an employee here at Freddy Fazbear's."

She couldn't resist. A wicked grin spread to her eyes when the man, Josh from what she heard, turned around. He scowled at her and stood. Minnie couldn't help but laugh. He was trying to intimidate her. Fredrick was the only one that was able to do such a thing; mostly because of his size, but also because of his power over her. He could take her down in one punch. But the man in front of her didn't scare her one bit. If anything, he looked comical. He was wearing black sweatpants, a loose white shirt, and his Nike's were anything but nice. She wasn't saying that was a bad thing. Her shoes weren't in the best condition either. It was just funny to her that he was trying to act tough looking like that.

"What the fuck are you going to do about it?" He snarled at her like a dog. Minnie giggled and walked a little closer with raised hands.

"You're a rude one aren't you? I'm just trying to tell you a simple rule."

Gumi tried to sit up, but her ribs hurt from when he threw her down. She couldn't believe what she was seeing. Minnie was standing up to a full grown man without even flinching at the things he spat at her. As she observed her friend, she noticed a darkness around her that seemed to engulf her. Her body began to shake in fear. Gumi wasn't just scared of Josh anymore. She was scared of her own friend.

"You can't do shit," Josh seethed. "That little whore needs to learn her lesson."

Minnie kept advancing forward until she was right in front of him. "I think you need to learn a lesson, Josh."

Everything seemed to slow as Josh pulled out a knife and lunged. Minnie wasn't the least bit surprised. She had watched and calculated his every move. So, as he lunged with his small little pocket knife, the teen lunged as well. She grabbed ahold of him and tackled him to the ground. She didn't hesitate when she began to punch him. He tried to push her off, but it was useless. When Minnie got started, she didn't stop.

She stopped and looked over at Gumi. The look in her friend's eyes made her stop completely. The man below her groaned in pain, making her look back at him.

"You will never touch her again. Do you understand me?" Josh nodded in response. Minnie gave him one last good hit to the face before standing and moving slowly towards her friend.

Gumi flinched away from her when she tried to grab her. "W-what happened t-to you?"

"I want you to go find Vincent," Minnie said softly. "I'll keep an eye on him."

Gumi nodded. "You're going to tell me everything later, right?"

Minnie looked down at her sadly and smiled. It was then that Gumi noticed the knife wound to Minnie's stomach….

She could hear voices through the thick darkness around her. Although she couldn't see who was speaking, she recognized the sound of their voices. Minnie couldn't move. She couldn't think clearly. Her mind was all fuzzy and her body ached.

I told you to be careful.

Minnie's could hear her own heartbeat as it thumped at a rapid pace. Why did everything hurt? Where was Gumi? Where was that man? Her head pounded along with her beating heart. God it hurt so badly. Just thinking seemed to make everything worse.

"And where do you think you're going?!" That voice. She hasn't heard it for so long it didn't seem real. Was it real?

"I'm leaving," a female voice screeched through the dark. "You can have the house, the car, even our daughter. But I'm not staying here!"

That's when it all clicked into place. Minnie was hearing her mom and dad. Their voices sounded so harsh and unreal that Minnie doubted any of it was real. Her head pounded again with more fervor than the last assault. She tried to move her hand to ease the pain, but no matter what she did she just couldn't move. She just had to deal with it until she could.

"And where are you going to go? No one wants you. Your own family doesn't want you."

"Shut up," her mom screamed. "You have no right to speak to me like that!"

Those were good times. Don't you miss the chaos? Don't you miss your mom and dad?

Minnie wanted to scream that she didn't. She didn't miss them at all. The past was the past, and she was thankful for that.

"Don't touch me!"

"You're never leaving this house."

The voices faded away and Minnie was left in the silence. Her body began to quake as her head pounded again. She just wanted the pain to go away. She just wanted to be able to move. Where was she anyway? She didn't feel anything beneath her. Then again, she couldn't really feel anything at the moment.

"You have to stay awake, Minnie!" Was that Vincent? She didn't know anymore. She was starting to fell cold; very cold. Did the temperature drop?

"Call an ambulance!" That was Fredrick. Even in her dazed state, Minnie knew that for a fact. His voice was comforting in the cold darkness. But, it sounded so panicked. If only she knew what was going on.

Gumi didn't get to them in time it seems. Poor girl was caught by her dear old father.

Minnie couldn't believe that. Gumi was with her in that office. How could her father had caught her? Minnie would've known. She was there with her the whole time.

"I didn't want this." The voice of her dad cut through the darkness once again like a bullet. It made her blood run cold.

"Y-you don't have t-to do this, Anthony. Let's t-talk about this before you do s-something you'll regret."

"It's over," her dad growled. "I'm done talking."

The sound of metal meeting flesh made Minnie quake in terror. A heart wrenching scream rang in her mind like an echo in a cave. The pounding turned into a full blown war.

"She's gone now, Minnie. You don't have to be afraid anymore." Bile rose in Minnie's throat. The pain was becoming too much to bear.

"D-did you kill her?" A little girl whimpered through soft sobs. Minnie hardly recognized her own voice as a child. It sounded so feeble and sad.

"Yes," her dad sighed. "Now, why don't we play a little game?"

Remember that little game of hide-and-seek you played. Too bad you had to stay in that attic for such a long time.

She could still feel the splintered wood beneath her little bare feet. Smell the musty air when she breathed. Minnie tried to push all of it back was the dark seemed to grow darker. Her heart beat increased and worked harder to keep pumping. The pain in her head felt like someone was beating it with a hammer. No, a hatchet would be a better way to explain it. It was as if her head was spitting open like in one of the Mortal Kombat fatalities.

"Sir, we need you to calm down." The voice of an unknown man entered her mind. He didn't sound like anyone she knew.

"How do you expect me to calm down when my friend was stabbed?!"

"Vincent, you have to relax. I know it's hard, but you have to try." Fredrick was there at least. Wherever there was.

The darkness soon grew so thick Minnie felt numb. There was no more pain; there was nothing.

Vincent grabbed his hair and paced the security office. The ambulance had taken Minnie away, leaving Fredrick and himself to their thoughts. The animatronic bear watched Vincent pace tiredly. When Gumi came to them in such a hurry they knew something was wrong before she even told them. But what they saw when they reached the office was horrific. That foul bag of flesh was on top of Minnie, repeatedly stabbing her in the stomach. That's when Vincent snapped like a twig. Fredrick has never seen Vincent so violent before. It was truly awful.

Fredrick did his fair share on that weasel before he stopped by the cries of agony from his injured friend. The man was forgotten on the floor and all that mattered was Minnie. Gumi was crying into Vincent's chest as he held her, watching as Fredrick gently picked Minnie up from the floor. Feeling her rapid breathing against him sent shivers down his entire form. The fading light in her eyes and the look of terror on her face will forever haunt him for the rest of his days.

"She couldn't control herself," Vincent breathed. "She just wanted to help Gumi."

Fredrick's ears perked at what he said. "What do you mean she lost control?"

Vincent sighed loudly and looked at the bear sadly. "Minnie…has a bad past. A lot of things happened, and it took its toll on her."

"So, she has psychotic episodes?"

"Something like that," Vincent said with a nod. "She's usually able to control it. But, she probably lost it when she saw that man with Gumi."

Fredrick tried to wrap his mind around what he just heard. Minnie was such a sweet girl. It was hard to believe that she has such a dark side. But, at the moment, Fredrick was too exhausted to question it.

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