"Early Sunsets Over Delgate"
"Well," she said to him, "this is my last day as a human."
"I can't believe it," he said, crying, "I can't believe they go to you."
She grabbed his hand, pulled him close, and kissed him passionately. "Here," she said, handing him a pistol, "I want you to put this bullet into my head when the sun sets."
He started to cry harder. "I can't . . . I can't . . . Do that . . ."
She put the pistol in his pocket. "Let's make today the best day ever." They kissed again.
"Okay," he choked, "I guess."
"I love you."
"I love you, too," he replied.
"You know you have to kill me, because I don't want to be a heartless bloodsucker," she told him.
He nodded weakly.
She dragged him to the Delgate Plateau. On top of the half-mountain was a park, complete with swing sets and benches and a great view of Delgate's skyline. They took the easiest way up, which was an elevator that had been erected on the side of the plateau. Hikers would climb, of course.
They sat with each other, admiring the skyline and watching the sun slowly set over the horizon. They had their arms wrapped around each other. She took out some money and gave it to him. "It's not much," she told him, "but I want you to have it, seeing as I'll soon have no use for it."
He shook his head and cried again. "No . . . I just . . . can't," he said through his tears.
She looked at the sun, which was starting to dip into the mountains. "Almost time," she told him.
"Are you sure you wanna do this?" he asked.
"Yes," she whispered.
And they kissed. They kissed for a long time. they kissed while he held the pistol in his hand.
The last rays of the sun made them stop. She told him, "It's time."
He put the gun to her head. He cried and trembled, but as the sun went down, he pulled the trigger, sending the lead bullet through her cranium. Fragments of her skull fell like bloody ash.
He carried her body to her home, put it in the bed, placed the gun under his chin, and blew his brains across the ceiling.
Written: March 30th, 2010
Inspired by the song "Early Sunsets Over Monroeville" by My Chemical Romance.