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Don't Leave MeA laugh...the knife...the pain...unending...he begs, pleads, screams for it to stop, but with every scream comes another stroke of the white-hot blade, another intricately carved symbol. More blood runs down his sides as his father hums tunelessly above him. It pools around him, he can smell it under his nose--taste it in his mouth as he chokes on the gag. He screams again--Don't Leave Me by mercury-moon-7490195
"MARIK! WAKE UP!"
The last scream rips through the silence of the apartment, waking the neighbors who swear and stomp angrily on the floor above them, or kick the walls or bang the ceiling with a broom handle. They're still not used to living near him, not used to the constant screaming and the nightmares.
To the boy, their shouts are nothing. They'll never know what happened to make him this way, what he's been through. He sits up, sweat-slicked palms clutching the sheets to his chest. His hand shakes as it reaches for a glass of water