Kill for me. A terrifying request, but Gavin will take this request and do his best to complete it. He will suffer. He will reach the edge of his sanity. He will live in pain. But he will do all he can do to protect the people and the town he loves.
Something was happening inside the ball. It sounded mechanical, like something sliding on a tract.
How long did he stand there? He was unsure, but when whatever was inside was done doing what it was doing, the ball lifted up off the ground and evaporated into the night’s sky. When the ball was gone, Gavin turned his eyes toward the place where the ball had sat moments before. In its place was a tiny house, surrounded by an empty fenced yard. A path of candy cane colored bricks split the yard in two.
“Thank you for being punctual,” the thing from his kitchen replied, appearing out of nowhere. It was standing there, dressed all in black, one eye burning red and the other green inside its hood.
“What do you want with me?” Gavin asked, terrified and angry at the same time. For the first time he realized how alone he was. There wasn’t a sign of civilization around him for miles. He might as well have been on the moon.
“I told you. You need to feed my trees.”
The thing waved its hand; inside the fenced in yard, twenty trees abruptly appeared, springing forth from the Earth, green and lush, and extremely plump. Gavin walked up to the fence and peered into them. He then turned from the Christmas tree lot to the thing standing several feet behind him. “Okay, so I see them. How do I feed them?”
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