We Live a Dying Dream

Pet

Key Ten: Pet:

-Ophelia's Hell-

The angel wandered around the empty space. The cold, empty eyes glaring at her made her stomach turn in knots. They had the same conclusion about her.

"Whore! Whore! Whore!"

She had used to being called that. However, something about their voices cut her in a way that she didn't think was possible. Ophelia grabbed onto her right arm. More eyes focused on her as she walked. The ground felt like sharp knives at her feet. The taunting grew worse.

"Slut!"

"I bet you would do it with any man for money!"

Ophelia turned her head. "That isn't true! I had to do what I had to do!"

"So you admit it?"

"It's not like that! I needed the money!"

"Greedy whore!"

"She even killed her own children for money!"

"Murderer! Murderer!"

"Murderer!"

"Murderer!"

Ophelia shook her head. "I had no choice. My babies would've had a misery life with me. I just wanted to spare them from the evils of this world!"

"Liar!"

"Murderer!"

"Whore!"

"It's not like that!"

"Liar!"

"Liar!"

"Whore!"

"Murderer!"

"Murderer!"

Ophelia covered her ears and began running away. The taunting and pain at her feet only intensified. You don't understand! It wasn't like that! I had no choice! I had no choice!

-Outside-

Road arrived at Tykki's door and knocked with a smile.

"Tykki!" she shouted, "I'm here to pick up my little pet!" Road backed up when the door opened. The doctor looked as if he had woken up with his cigarette drooping out of his mouth.

"Yes?" he asked.

"I'm here to pick up my little pet," Road said. "I ordered him on the phone three days ago." Tykki pushed back his hair.

"Oh yes," he said. "Come inside." Road followed the doctor into his office. Tykki pulled down a big jar. Road broke into a huge grin as she looked at the giant deep red caterpillar squirming around inside.

"Is this what you want?" Tykki asked.

"Perfect," his niece said. "How much for him?"

"Twenty pages from your notebook," he said. Road pulled out her notebook and ripped out twenty blank pages. The doctor examined each one.

"Can you guarantee me that you will use him properly?" he asked.

"Yes," Road said. The doctor looked deep into her eyes. Once he had his answer, Tykki slid the jar towards his niece.

"You take him and have good day," he said.

"Thank you," Road said. She took the jar and walked out of the doctor's office, grinning.

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