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TITLE (EDIT)
Reverend Mattew
DESCRIPTION
Revised and edited.
[1,229 words]
AUTHOR
Bryan King
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
I'm 14
[June 2005]
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Reverend Mattew
Bryan King

Reverend Matthew
STORY 2 OF THE INSANITIES OF HOTEL ROOM 63

“I’ll tell you what. Let’s make a deal.” The man in the black tie said. He straightened his self more and pointed at the Reverend. “If you can tell me what part of the Bible the story of The Two Fountains is, in ten seconds, I’ll be nice. I won’t kill your family, and I won’t throw you out the window, like I had planned.” The detonator lay on the table, and the window was only a few feet away.
Reverend Matthew’s eyes searched the room unpurposely, and his face went pale. He tried to move his hands but they were tied to tightly. He opened his mouth to say something, but only air came out. He closed it again when he felt a warm liquid creeping up his throat. He swallowed it down.
The man in the black tie crossed his arms and leaned forward a bit. He smiled, and in an almost whisper, said: “You’re running out of time Reverend.” He picked up the detonator from the table and looked at his watch. “7,6,5…” the Reverend’s brain was racing. After years and years of reading and studying the Bible, his brain froze in the moment of truth. He closed his eyes. A thousand things passed through his mind in one second. He could think of many other stories, but there seemed to be some sort of barrier that kept him reaching the one he needed. “3,2,1-” The man in the black tie’s thumb pressed down slightly on the button.
“WAIT! Wait.” The Reverend yelled. He would have to guess. Maybe this was his lucky day. “It’s. . .in the book. . .of Luke. Chapter 3. Verse 2.” He knew it was wrong as soon as it left his lips.
“Congratulations, Reverend, you managed to say the most unright answer I have ever heard in my life.” He roared with laughter, at his own joke, as he pulled the detonator up to Reverend Matthew’s face. Sweat was rolling freely off his face now. The pores on his forehead were like sprinklers, soiling the lawn that was his white dress shirt. He gritted his teeth hard. The man in the back tie was holding the detonator as if he were offering it like pie. He just held it there for a while then started to press down on the same detonation button again. It was too late to do any thing for his family. They would be dead in a nano second.
The man in the black tie kept pushing, centimeter by centimeter. It was almost over. The man in the black tie screamed, “POWWWW!”
Reverend Matthew jumped back, almost knocking the chair over. There was a devilishly long second, where he thought that was the noise from the actual explosion. Then, he came to the realization that the crazy bitch sitting in front of him had played faked it. Relief flushed through him. A relief that was filled with anger. An anger that he had to be relieved; but still a relief.
The man in the black tie grinned, showing his extra white teeth. If there had been any doubt to whether this man was actually crazy before, those doubts left the Reverend when the man did this and said in a sly voice: “Gotcha.”
He put down the detonator on the table again. “Well, I gotta say: this is getting fun, ain’t it?” He pulled up a chair and sat in front of the Reverend with his legs crossed. He looked somewhat like a doctor, or a physiatrist that was consulting with some one about there problems. Then, there was a long pause, where both men just sat and looked at each other. Reverend Matthew broke the silence by saying: “Can you tell me something?”
“Sure. But this ain’t no Oprah show, so don’t get carried away.”
“What do you want from me?”
The man in the black tie seemed amused at the statement.
“What do I want? How about 2 million bucks, a jag, a decent job and a woman that looks better than the monster I’m with now. That’s what I want.” He leaned back in his chair, and uncrossed his legs. “But I don’t think you can give me any of that. Am I right?” The Reverend didn’t reply. The man in the black tie smiled, “Thought so.”
Reverend Matthew struggled against the ropes but it was useless; they were tied to tightly. “Why are you doing this then?” He would have to do something to keep the man from pressing that button.
“To tell you the truth, I have no idea why I’m doing this. Maybe I’ve just lost my marbles. Maybe this is my way of having fun. Hell, Reverend, you might be dreaming. Did you ever think of that.”
The Reverend took a second to let the thought wash over him. The possibility left his mind almost instantly. He knew he wasn’t dreaming. He wished he was dreaming, and this would all go away in the morning, like piss down a toilet, but that wasn’t going to happen. This was real.
“So, what? Are you just going to sit here and threaten to kill me and my family?” He wanted out. He knew it all along, but now, for some reason, bravery crept up in his heart, and told him to do something about it.
The man in the black tie replied :“Yeah, doesn’t that sound like something you want to do? Or, are you not having as much fun as I am.”
The Reverend wanted to shake his head and spit in the man’s face. He couldn’t though, so he just stared. The man continued.
“Okay, I’m sorry. I promise to make it more fun.” He grinned wickedly. “This is an all or nothing bet, Reverend. You have everything to gain, and everything to lose. If you can solve this riddle, I will untie you and you will never see me or my men again.” This time it wasn’t a bible question. “What is black and white and red all over?”
Reverend Matthew suddenly felt very joyous. He had heard this joke millions of times. “A newspaper.” It sprang from his lips before he could think.
“Well that is true, Reverend, but the answer is was looking for was a skunk with a diaper rash. Sorry, but you lose.” Another man appeared through the hotel door, with the number 63 on it. The man held a small pistol. At the same time, the man in the black tie stood up and grabbed the detonator. The Reverend strained against the ropes as hard as he could, but still nothing. “I’m sorry it worked out like this, Reverend, but, that’s what happens when you run into crazy people like me.” He pushed down on the button. Reverend Matthew didn’t have much time to mourner though, because he was shot three times in the belly by the man in the black tie’s henchman. Blood made a huge spot on his shirt. The last thing he said before he died was “Well, at least I get to see my family again in Heaven.” The man in the black tie smiled. “Reverend, I think you are going to be disappointed.”

Dianna Matthew arrived at her non-blown up house at about 6:34 p.m. There was a note on the door.

Mrs. Matthew, I’m sorry but I’ve killed your husband.

-Man in the black tie

 

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