“Don’t do it.” Alice demanded angrily.“Keep your morals away from me.” Janet said snidely as she stood over John, tightly tied up in the corner.“You’ve never minded my morals before.” Alice retorted sarcastically.“Well, I mind them now.” Janet said irritably as she steadied the gun, the weight of it uncomfortably heavy in her inexperienced hand.“How inconvenient for you that I am here then. Please, just drop the gun, Janet,” Alice said as seriously as possible. “We both know you are not going to shoot him.”“I am going to shoot him. I hate him.” Janet said bitterly. Her eyes narrowed dangerously.John whimpered through his gag and pleaded with his eyes.“You don’t hate him, you love him. You always have.” Alice said, exasperated.“No, you are wrong. I used to love him.” She said as she squeezed the trigger.
“Don’t do it.” Alice grabbed Janet’s arm.“Keep your morals away from me.” Janet pulled away and stood in front of him, trussed up and pathetic in the corner. She steadied the gun, the weight of it uncomfortable and heavy in her inexperienced hand.“You’ve never minded my morals before.” Alice said, folding her arms.“Well, I mind them now.” Janet said, as she levelled the weapon.“How inconvenient for you that I am here then. Just, drop the gun,” Alice stood in front of Janet and took a step closer so that the gun pressed against her breastbone. “We both know you are not going to shoot him.”“I am going to shoot him. I hate him.” They watched him squirm. He whimpered through his gag.“You don’t hate him, you love him. You always have.”Alice shoved Janet out the way. “No, you are wrong. I used to love him,” she said as she stepped over her sister. She smiled as she squeezed the trigger.
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