3. The Apology
“I’m–sorry.” A few more tears. John was weak.
“Did you just say ‘sorry’?” Hy was angry.
“I AM sorry. I’m so terribly sorry.” John pleaded.
Hy sat still for a moment. She stared at John. She saw past the surface. She saw past the watery eyes. She saw past the terror and despair. She looked into his heart and saw nothing. “You’re pathetic.”
John groveled. “What should I say? I regret doing that. I was young. I was stupid and drunk. I want to take that back.”
“You can’t take it back! She’s gone and I’m what’s left.”
“I don’t want to die. I don’t want this. I’ll do whatever you want, just please don’t kill me.” John whimpered, “I’ll make amends.”
Hy sighed. “You want to make amends. You have no idea what that even means. What that entails? You cannot make amends. You do not want to make amends. You can’t lie to me. You can’t charm me.”
John shouted, “I’ll do whatever it takes!”
Hy moved so quickly to John’s side that her body blurred behind. She was close to his ear within a second. As sweet as you please, “You know what we’re going to do, don’t you?”