By Gil Brewer
HER filthy rich STEPFATHER used to be death – BUT now not quick sufficient What appealing 18-year-old would wish to spend her existence caring for an invalid? no longer Shirley Angela. yet that’s the lifestyles she used to be trapped in – till she met Jack. Now Shirley and Jack have a plan to place the previous guy out of his distress and stroll away with a suitcase choked with money. yet there’s not anything like funds to come back among fanatics – funds, and different women…
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She rocked it to a stop beside me, ran around, opened the door of my car, and jumped in. She closed the door and sat there. She looked straight ahead at the windshield, with her chin up a little. I didn’t say anything and she didn’t look at me. Then she spoke, her voice soft and hesitant and shaded with resignation. “All right,” she said. “You win. ” She didn’t speak for a moment. Then she said, “It was a shock, having you tell me what I was thinking, like that. ” She sat stiffly. ” Looking at her, I felt the lust crawling in me, a kind of liquid heat that spread in my loins.
I followed, seeing his feet sticking straight up under the sheet, from the corner of my eye. I’d once done apprentice work for an undertaker and had seen a lot of feet like that. “Sorry you had to see him that way,” she said. “Forget it. Glad to help. ” She went to the kitchen and returned with a five-cell job. I stood on a chair and swung up into the attic through the closet in her bedroom. I checked the rafters. I couldn’t get him out of my head. He was just like a corpse, only he still breathed and he was still king.
Yes—” The sound reached me faintly from the bedroom. A butterfly brushed a broken wing against the silver bell. ” It was Death croaking. She gave me a quick look and hurried back into the bedroom. I watched her. He writhed on the bed, his mouth open, hands clenching the sheets. He was trying to breathe. ” she said. I went in there. “Turn that handle wide open. ” She leaned on him, holding one arm down, and mashed the mask over his nose and mouth and I turned it on. It was life pumping through the rubber hose.