Chapter 2- Even in Death
" Give me a reason to believe that you're gone. I see you're shadows so I know they're all wrong," Thomas sang, holding back tears. He missed Annette. Sitting in the middle of an empty, dark hallway, he knew she was still there somehow. "Moonlight on the soft brown earth, it leads me to where you lay." Thomas walked down quietly to the school's graveyard, where Annette had only been buried two days ago. He sat on top of her tombstone, continuing to sing softly."They took you away from me, but now I'm taking you home!" Thomas could not take it any longer. He began digging the deep brown earth up until he reached his sister's casket. "I will stay with you forever here with you, my love! The softly spoken words you gave me. Even in death our love goes on!" Thomas opened her casket. Her skin had gotten a bit grayer and there were a few worms crawling on her, but she still looked beautiful. "Some say I'm crazy for my love, for my love. But no bonds can hold me from your side, my love. They don't know you can't leave me, they don't hear you singing to me!" Thomas grabbed his dead sister's body and slung it across his shoulder. He began walking out of the cementary. "I will stay forever here, with you my love! Softly spoken words you gave me. Even in death our love goes on! And I can't love you any more than I do!" He ran up the stairs and took Annette to his room that he had shared with her. He laid her gently on the bed and began to sing again. " I will stay forever her, with you, my love. The softly spoken words you gave me, even in death, our love goes on. And I can't love you anymore than I do! Even in death, our love goes on!"
Erik Yechleveck smelled something diguisting coming from the room next to him. The stench reached his nostrils as he gagged. He stared at his roommate, Richard. He was sleeping. Good. Erik got off of his bed and walked toward Thomas' room slowly.
"What the devil is that doing there?" Erik suddenly screamed entering Thomas' room. He had noticed Annette's body on the bed.
"She's just sleeping," Thomas confirmed. "She's just asleep, let the child sleep. Don't wake the child, the dear child, who was blessed to sleep. Heaven probably just earned another angel. She's just asleep, and not dead."
"My dear friend, the child, the dear child, is dead and not asleep. She is somewhere up there. Let her go," Erik sang softly, walking to Thomas.
"She is not dead, she's just asleep, dreaming of a better place, where there is no sorrow, pain, or death. She's just dreaming and not gone, please don't say she's dead."
"She is dead and not asleep. She is not dreaming of a place with no sorrow, pain, or death. She actually is gone, and there is nothing you can do about it. Let the dear child rest in eternal peace."
"She is not dead, she is just asleep. Please don't say she's dead. She is breathing. She has not taken her final breath yet. Please don't say she's dead. For if you do, then I will go utterly insane."
"She is dead, she is dead. It's time to let the dear child rest in peace, let her rest in eternal peace. She is in a place with no sorrow, pain, or death. Let the heavens welcome her. Let her go, for she is dead, she is dead, but she is in a happy place. She is dead, she is dead. She is dead, my dear friend, and she shall never awake." Thomas stared at Erik. Erik only nodded. He walked away slowly, leaving Thomas crying.
She wasn't dead. She was alive. Alive, not dead.
A/N: 'Even in Death' belongs to Evanescence... 'A Dead Girl's Lullaby' belongs to me. Thank you very much, homies!