It had begun innocently enough.
“Forgive me father for I have sinned…”
From there it had spiralled into a crazy nightmare.
She had run away before he could get a look at her face. All he had been left with was her voice that was etched in his memory. He hadn’t had a good night’s sleep since the day she had walked into his church.
Confessions were supposed to be confidential but he just couldn’t keep it to himself anymore. The coldest part was the coolness that had stayed in her voice all the time.
“I killed a man ………….”
Time was a blur as he watched the coroner take the body away. No weapon had been found and they suspected it to be a burglary gone wrong.
“I came over to go over some figures for a project we were working on. This morning he’d sliced the budgets in half. I was going to convince him to change that. Now it’s all over. Why did they have to kill him…”
The policeman gave Adam a glass of water and told him to go home.
Adam shivered and started his car. The bloody shirt in his briefcase would keep its secrets.
The light was still on in Adam’s cabin. She wanted to finish drafting the plan for the new envision project tonight. It was reassuring to know she wasn’t alone.
She checked her emails and froze.
The project account had only 100$ in place of the 200$ it was supposed to have. He must have decided to give the money to the sapling project despite her arguments yesterday.
“Adam, we need that money!” she said storming into his cabin.
Seconds later the guard ran in hearing her scream to find her crying uncontrollably and Adam’s desk in a pool of blood.