“Relax Amber,” Melissa says, placing her right hand on my shoulder” no one is ever going to know what really happened. The cops believed the story we told them. They aren’t going to come after us. Alex is ok now,”
But I shove her hand away,” How can you say that? What is wrong with you?”
” Amber, stop,” Ben told me” you’ve got to relax,”
” Don’t tell me to relax. How can any of us relax? Don’t you guys get it? We killed Alex. It’s because of us he died that night. His blood is on our hands, yet no one else but me seems to care,”
” Jeez Amber, I didn’t know you cared so much about him. Didn’t know you had a thing for goths,”
” Shut up, Melissa,” Ben tells her” We were just being stupid kids, playing a stupid prank. Things got out of control. But none of it was our fault. It was an accident,”
I slap Ben across his face. The room goes silent” An accident? You’re calling this an accident? We got drunk and set him on fire. He panicked, jumped, and fell from the third floor. He’s dead, because of us. This was no accident,”
” He fell out a window, Amber. Not our fault he couldn’t take the heat,” Melissa said, rolling her eyes.
“Forget you guys,” I said” I’m going to the police,” Before I leave the kitchen a sharp pain drives through my back. I fall to the floor, crying out in pain. Melissa stands over me, holding a taser.
” Melissa, what the heck!” Ben shouts.
She hands him a roll of duct tape” Tie her up. She’s not going anywhere.”