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Chapter 25 Startling by Each Step (Part 1)
19 Hours before the attack. Bette’s room.
Bette is back in her room, drinking her Scotch, her mind drifting far away.
Rapid steps emerge outside her room, gradually come close to the door. With a loud bang, Sam kicks open the door, forcing her way into Bette’s room.
Again, a loud bang from the slamming door stunning the whole room. Bette lifts up her eyebrows to the unfriendly guest, the glass remains in her hand, no intention to put down.
“What did you say to Tina? What have you done?”
“Leave me alone.” Bette takes a sip.
“What did you say to her? To Tina? Don’t let me ask you again.”
“I didn’t say anything,” Bette replies coldly.
Sam’s waves her hand at Bette, the glass flies out of Bette’s in a flash, the liquid spills out, the glass smashed into pieces.
Bette looks at the broken glass.
“You know that’s a 30 years Macallan.” She smiles sadly. “What a waste.”
“Stop the bullshit! Bette Porter! I just came out of Tina’s room, she looked pretty upset! Do you know what the hell happened to her?”
“Of course, I do, she’s sad about Eric’s death.”
“Then why the hell are you here? Huh?”
“I need to think!”
“Think about what?”
A fever of restless anger comes upon Bette.
“Think about the whole situation, okay?” Bette shouts out. “I don’t believe Jodi, and nor did I believe Tina killed Eric, but it’s just…there’s too many coincident! Too many things that cannot be sure!”
“Why do you need to be sure? Porter? You just need to support her that’s all.”
“To encourage her to become a killer? No thanks.”
“Look, I knew it’s hard for you to believe what you’ve seen and heard, but there’s some undeniable truth you should have known. Tina is never a killer. A few years ago I’ve tried to kill Eric once, I didn’t, I really wanted to, but I stop. Do you know why? Tina stop me.” Sam says calmly.
“You want to kill Eric?”
“It’s a long story…My point is, Tina is never a murderer, killing is never her intention to take down this place.
“I know! I know! It just…There’s no other person in the mansion with the willing and capable of such thing, especially in this situation.” Bette says.