FC: Let Go By Bryce Gannaway
1: April Gray was only seven years old when she was committed to a mental rehabilitation facility in Bonham, Texas. After constant murder and suicidal attempts at such an early age, she was always known as unstable. April's main interest was anything that had to do with death. Before her commitment, even at seven years old, she was reading and writing about death and everything that interested her about it. Thirteen years later, when she was finally deemed safe, stable, and able to live in society was she taken home by her parents.
2: Once April was home, she seemed to live a normal life. She started going to school and, due to her seemingly natural genius, flew through courses perfectly. However, everything was a facade. Two years after her release and the day she received honors for joining the police detective squad, she killed her parents in cold blood. With the perfect alibi, the perfect plan, everything set, she was never even suspected.
3: April was "devastated" by her parent's deaths. She committed herself to using her job as a detective so solve murder cases and try to find whoever killed her parents. Every week or so, she would dress in black and murder an innocent person, setting all the evidence to lead to a different person. She would then take up the cases of her own murders. So many innocents were jailed by her lies. Every time she would kill, she would write down all the details in a small notebook as well as all her findings, theories, facts, and details on the aspect of death.
4: Three years later, something beyond the spectrum of death invaded April's life. While April was stealing the lives of innocents, a man, co-worker in the detective agency named Liam Adams stole her heart. April was not sure what to think or feel. She contemplated killing Liam many times, even after going on several dates throughout the next year. But she never did. Whatever was now in her life, it was something the liked.
5: After a year of falling in love, April and Liam were married. April's life was completely changed. She loved Liam more than anything. Even more than death. She completely gave up killing and murder, threw out everything she had that had to do with death and completely re-did her life for love.
6: In not long, April was an expecting mother. The concept of creating new life was the complete opposite of what she once believed in. At first, she was scared and frustrated but with Liam's love and support, she kept down the feelings of her dark past and learned to love her unborn child.
7: On July 13th, something happened that shattered April Adam's life completely. While out on a field detective case, Liam Adams was shot sixteen times from an automatic assault weapon in the hands of the very man they were trying to find. April was out shopping for the groceries that would be the 3rd anniversary dinner when Liam was killed. Marcus Martinez, a long time friend of Liam went to April and told her what happened. April simply closed the door, entered her bedroom, and broke down.
8: Something in April snapped. That perching darkness she thought was gone long ago swooped in and swallowed her whole. April would not accept death anymore. April thought, through her insanity that with all her knowledge of death, she could reverse it. April wanted her husband back and she was not going to fail. She stole Liam's corpse and began to work. She retrieved her old notebook from the depths of her basement and went through every page, finding something she could use to resurrect her Liam. Soon, she found exactly what she needed. Works and pieces from Mary Shelly's Frankenstein.
9: April emulated the story of Frankenstein's monster's resurrection perfectly. Using her genius and the most modern and advanced technology she could find, she set up her husband's corpse on the stormiest night of the year. For that night, April had set up over twenty lightning rods on her house, each stretching tens of feet high. Many bolts missed their mark and hit the house, catching it ablaze. Very soon, the bolts began to hit their mark. April stood stunned and amazed as after ten minutes of lightning, the blanket covering her husband began to move.
10: The monster April created began to move. April immediately rushed towards her husband and hugged him. The monster lifted its hand, shaking and unstable. It gripped April arm and in an instant, snapped it like a twig. April screamed and cursed. The pain was so intense and severe, she began to hit and smack the monster, trying to get away. The attacks seemed to anger the monster and it pushed her away. Crying and screaming, she tried to get away, only to find her way blocked by a wall of blaze. Something grabbed her hair from behind and dragged her. She cried for help over and over but nothing came. The monster loomed over her as the fire spread, a look of death in its lifeless eyes. April screamed one last time as her loving husband attacked her.
11: Hours after the events that took place, squads of firemen, police officers, and neighbors flocked. After the blaze was in control, the house was searched. There they found the charred corpses of two people, burnt beyond recognition. One, horribly disfigured and destroyed. The only thing that survived the fire sat in the same room as the corpses. A small, little notebook with no damage at all. The secrets uncovered in that book remained a government secret, never to be revealed. April was a woman who managed to create death itself, only to have it welcome her right back. April was a woman in love with death, and finally did it love her back.