I Have No Life
Joined: 20 Jun 2004
Location: Southern California, USA
[EMAIL] Keith 9/25 - The Real Deal
New email from Keith
|OK, OK, I know you've got to be just about fed up with my asking you to be patient while I tried to work all of this out. I'd be tired of it myself, if I were you. But in this case, I promise you, it was for a good cause. It was because of a promise I made, to Meaghan. A promise I'm actually breaking right now with this email. But I've weighed it all out in my mind, added up the pros and cons a couple hundred times by now, and even this old fool can see how the numbers fall out.
So it's time to lay it all on the table, tell you everything that's happened and what I know. You deserve at least that much, especially since I'm about to ask you for one last favor. But first, the truth.
Yes, Meaghan is with me. I know that probably doesn't sound right or too good of me, but I swear to you it's only because of the situation I found (and put) her in, and because she begged me to help her. I've done nothing but try to help and protect her since then. When I found her and decided to take her with me, she made me promise not to tell anyone, not even her Dad, where she was at. Under the circumstances, how could I refuse?
You see, like I told you before, when I went to Aglaura I went there specifically to get the sixth mask back from Meaghan. I knew where she lived with her Mom from before, so that's where I went first. I didn't know what I was going to do exactly when I got there, except perhaps just knock on Meaghan's window or something, but as it turned out, I didn't have to do that. The front door was open when I got there, even though it was pretty late at night already. I was a little freaked to see the door standing open, especially since it looked dark inside too.
I surprised myself by being brave enough to go slowly inside, though my concern for Meaghan was a lot of my motivation too. I didn't have to go far anyway, since I saw the body before I took six steps inside. In what little light was coming in from the outside I saw her, her freaking head twisted all the way around just like Brad's was. I couldn't help it man, I threw up right then and there, on the poor dead lady's carpet and all over my goddamn shoes while I was at it, too.
And then I saw her, Meaghan, standing there in the doorway, gazing in horror at her Mom's body. I don't where she had been but I could tell from that look this was the first time she was looking at the terrible scene. She ran and buried her head in my side, sobbing like crazy.
I was on the verge of total panic, not knowing if whoever killed the woman was still there, or if the police might already be on the way. I mean, how the Hell was I going to explain this, after what happened with the kid in the woods. I had just enough sense to ask Meaghan about the mask, but she told me it wasn't there and we split as fast as we could.
When we were far enough away I tried to stop and call the police, to tell them about the body back there but Meaghan wouldn't stop screaming until I stopped and promised not to tell anyone about her being with me, or what happened. So I got back in the car with her and drove, back to where I had been staying. I tried to reason with her, telling her I needed to at least tell her Dad that she was safe but she wasn't having it, and kept saying that she was to blame for it all and that he wouldn't be safe if he knew. She was so freaked that I went along with her, thinking I'd be able to get her to understand the next day and take her back to her Dad.
She wasn't much better the next day though, and it took almost all day just to get her to settle down long enough to talk to me rationally. It was then she dropped the next bomb on me - she didn't have the mask anymore. She said she had given it to someone, a friend is all she would say, and then she would start crying and blaming herself for everything again.
So I've spent the last day or two trying to calm her down and keep her safe, while also trying to figure out how to get her to tell me where the last mask was, but I honestly haven't had too much luck with either. So I've decided that, even though it means breaking my promise to her, I've got to let Dale know she is safe and get her back where she belongs.
And that's the favor I need to ask of you. I'm not sure how her dad is going to react to all this. If I was him, I'd probably wring my neck for making him worry like this for days now. So I'd like to ask you to let him know that you've heard from me and that she is OK. I'm thinking that hearing it from someone he trusts, like you, might make it easier for him to understand. You can tell him that I want to bring her back to him too, tonight if he's willing to let me do it without involving the police or anything. I honestly don't know how I'm going to work all that shit out yet, but I'll deal with that after getting her home to him.
So, can you do that for me, please? I promise you that I've told you everything now, and I've got no plans on keeping anything else from you from here on out.
Official uF Dietitian
Joined: 02 Dec 2002
Location: My own alternate reality
Keith is meeting up with Dale
Bringing Meaghan to Dale
|Just wanted to let you know, I'm just headed out to take Meaghan back to her Dad. Damn, I sure hope he is cool about this, and doesn't have about a dozen guys in blue waiting there for me. Or that someone doesn't deliver them a new tip via that phone number about this meeting tonight. It's a chance I've got to take though, since Meaghan doesn't deserve any of this. She needs to be home with her old man. So, like I said, we're headed out of here now.
The one thing eating at me yet is the damn mask though. She still hasn't told me who she gave it to. She doesn't even want to talk about it and with all she's been through, I'm not going to pressure her.
OK got to go.
I'll let you know what happens.