caught the murderer!” Trisha said excitedly as she tried to pushed through
Amanda's door. Amanda wasn't expecting Trisha back so soon – or so early.
Typically, Trisha would come over and they would spend some time together. Then
Trisha would go back to her apartment and disappear for a couple of days.
Presumably to work on her paintings.
Too tired to tired argue with Trisha on what time it was
and curious on what she was talking about, Amanda unhooked the slide lock and
let Trisha in..
for what?” Amanda asked groggily as she started a pot of coffee.
person who killed Joey!” Trisha said as if she was surprised that Amanda didn't
know. “I know you don't have a TV, but do you at least read the news online?”
been lately,” Amanda said, now fully awake, “I've been focusing on my book.”
know that cop that was here?” Trisha said, seeing that she now had Amanda's
full attention, “He didn't buy it that Joey offed himself, so he tried
investigating it and got into trouble… I guess he was supposed to close this
case and focus on parking tickets or something.” Trisha rolled her eyes as if
to emphasize the absurdity of it all.
he still pursued the case but then they suspended him until some crazy woman
was caught shooting her boyfriend. When she was arrested she started screaming
how he should have learned from the last time – or something like that. It
turns out that she was also Joey's ex-girlfriend.” Trisha talked so fast that
it almost she said everything in one sentence.
Fortunately, Amanda was used to Trisha's all-one-word
ramblings by now She leaned forward to focus on what Trisha was saying.
high as a kite in a tornado!” Trisha Exclaimed. “The woman was yelling on how
if she wasn't caught, she could have made it look like a suicide, like the last
one. They got her to confess to Joey's murder as well. The cop was vindicated
and reinstated." Trisha paused and then added as an afterthought,
the cop,” Amanda said.
Trisha sat back into her chair and Amanda got up to make
herself a cup of coffee. She gestured with the pot to Trisha who then waved it
you would think that it wouldn't have affected me as I didn't exactly like the
guy,” Trisha said thoughtfully, “But I'm actually relieved that they caught the
person. I mean, they probably deserve each other, but she was crazy. She could have decided that we all shouldn't have interacted
with Joey and then systematically killed each of us off.”
that's a bit cold,” Amanda paused realizing what else Trisha said, “and
Trisha said a little indignant. “I bet even you have been a little happier
since he was gone. I mean we all saw how he treated you.”
suppose.” Amanda shrugged. She didn't want to admit to it, but she wasn't
happier. Since Joey died, she was trying to wrestle the guilt that she had for
mentally wishing that he would kill himself. She had to remind herself that it
wasn't her fault. After all, it's not as if she could control someone like