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Living Nightmare Part 53:53 pm
"Okay, so let me get this straight you've been able to talk this whole time?"
"Yes, but the others are not able to."
"Why is that?"
"Well, they can, but you have a more mental and emotional connection with me than you do with the others. Ever since you got me from my previous master, you chose me to be your favorite. I wasn't very old then, but I knew right away we were going to be best friends."
"Oh, right. I almost forgot that I got you from Mike. You were my favorite memory of little Mikey and I. I feel like our relationship is permanently severed though. He betrayed me. Can you believe that he thinks I could be the kidnapper?"
"He's only worried about you. Give him another chance. I promise he'll make it up to you."
"Maybe I should go talk to him. But we left on a terrible note."
"You can do it, Girlie."
"Alright, fine. I'll do it. And please, don't call me Girlie." I grab Neko and carry her with me. I reach the door and hear a relen
Living Nightmare Part 42:42 pm, Present Day
"Mike? You home?"
"Yeah! What is it?" yelled the irate voice on the other side of the door.
"Hey. It's me, Maya."
"Oh, I'll let you in right away." He jerks the door open harshly.
"Having a bad day?"
"You can say that again the fricken Criminal Investigations stopped by today." His tall slender figure is hunched over. His red hair sticks every which way. An empty mug dangles in his long lean fingers. His other hand clenched in a fist on armrest of his rickety wooden chair. "They're suspecting I know something about the missing children."
"You too? God, where did they get the idea that we know anything?"
"I don't know Did you let them search your house?"
"Hell no! If they found out my secret it would be all over!"
"Heh, and if they did figure it out, you would only become more suspicious than you would be if you did let them look."
"No kidding "
"Did you hear a scream last night?"
"Not that I can remember. But "
Living Nightmare Part 3Summer, 15 Years Ago
"Hey, Maya! Wanna come play?"
"Just a moment, I have to finish my chores first! I'll be right out!"
"Well, hurry! I have a surprise for you!"
"One second! Mommy, I'll take the trash with me. I'm going to go play with Mikey. See ya later!"
"Alright, have fun, Dear! But not too much! So full of energy," Mommy laughed.
"So what's the surprise, Mikey?" I ask with much anticipation.
"You gotta wait, Maya. First, you hafta close your eyes." I close them as tight as I can, wrinkling my 5-year-old nose. "Now hold out your hands."
"Come on, Mikey! What is it?" He places something soft in my hands.
"Okay! You can open your eyes!"
A huge smile crawls across my face. "Oh my gosh, Mikey! I love it! Thank you! It's adorable!"
"I knew you'd like it. I know how much you love cats."
"Yes, they are so cute and fluffy. I think I'll name her . ummm, Neko."
"That's a good name," he smiles, "Neko, is perfect."
"Thank you, Mikey. I will never forget this."
"Of course. You <i>
Living Nightmare Part 210:13 am
KNOCK! KNOCK! KNOCK!
The chain-lock catches the door as I slowly open it. "Hello?"
"Hello, Miss Maya LaBower?"
"Yes, can I help you?"
"I am Agent Brookes, and this is Detective Redding," they flash their badges. Criminal Investigations... Why would they be here? What do they want with me? "May we come in? We have a few questions for you."
"Umm... S-sure, J-just a moment." I unlock the door quickly, dumb-founded of why they came here. "Come in, take a seat. What can I do for you gentlement?"
"Where were you at 9 o'clock last night?"
"I was here, with my friends... Can I ask why?"
"Your friends? What are there names?"
"Well, there's Neko, and Perty, and Naga... Here, follow me. I'll let you meet them."
"They're still here?"
"Of course. They are my only family. They live with me." I lead them to my room. My plushies welcome the agents with their normal stare. "These are my friends." The agents stare at me suspiciously. "I'm sorry, why did you say you were questioning me?"
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