Someone breathing behind her, someone who was trying to be quiet, but their irregular breathing betrayed the excitement. Huldah whimpered, quickly stifling the sound with her hand. Who was it?
It couldn't be Oh shit, shitshitshitohshitohshit A hand dropped on her shoulder, and her heart seemed to explode. An empty office.
Disappointed, Elizabeth headed past her desk and down the stairs into the basement. She was amazed she didn't hurt herself wandering thru the mazes of crapped strewn about the basement.
More than just stuff, there's certainly some people to be gotten rid of too". Elizabeth smiles to her self at the thought of certain individuals being swept out the door like the clouds of dust and mice on cleaning day. She walked around towards the sink and felt something rolling, a ball maybe, against her foot.
Elizabeth kicked at the object, it was heavy and made a slurping noise. She looked down to see two terrified eyes staring back at her out of her co-workers decapitated head! Patting my apron for the keys, I impatiently jammed the key in, turned it, pressed B and pocketed the keys once again. The elevator gave a lurch and headed down into the basement. I didn't let my smile show until after I had disappeared from sight.
I stepped off the elevator and breathed in the musty smell. Wrinkling my nose slightly, I walked around the corner. I could hear the familiar whirling of the laundry coming from the main storage room. Walking into the room next to the workshop, I snuck up to the window that looks into what was most likely Aziza and Filbert's filthy little love nest. Normally there is a fan there to vent, you know, whatever, but it was broken and had been removed just a few days prior.
Smiling at my stealthiness I peered in. I smiled again, after a moment of cursing under my breath. I pictured myself walking into the workshop and dramatically flipping on the lightswitch to catch Aziza and Filbert doing their dirty little deed.
I quickly practiced a few looks of shock, imagining their own looks, imagining Aziza's pretty little mouth twisted in anger and then fear. Aziza doesn't know yet, but she is going down. I walked around the corner to the workshop, flipped on the light, and screamed. Log in No account?
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