Revenge or love? Which one will Maggie chose?
She replied in an unconcerned tone, "Oh know, I'm totes unnerved by this. I just think I deserve a break from dealing with a week of my teachers and Zoey."
She did have a point there. However, Cristina's face changed into a more melancholy demeanor as she lifted her legs up and wrapped her arms around them. She added, "Honestly, I just wish it didn't have to be because of a murder. You know, when I first came to Haven, I just thought it would be, like, a perfect place where everyone got along and crime would be small. Now, I just don't know what to think anymore."
I walked over and plopped onto the couch and slumped back. I rubbed my eyes, bringing moisture from looking at the horizon for too long while they started to sting. "Everyone is doomed to being free, Cristina. Even if everyone is seemingly getting along, there will always be death, bigotry, and selfishness, which is why the idea of utopia is a mere pipe dream."
"So what do you think we should do for the time being?"
"We could probably stay inside and just watch TV, I guess."
"Or we could go out to eat," Jessica suggested while rubbing her stomach as it growled.
"I don't know, Jessica. You're suggesting on going out when a serial killer is loose and stepping out would lead to our possible death."
"Oh, don't be such a nihilist, Ryu."
"I'm not a nihilist. I'm a realist. I don't think it's safe to go out and eat at a time like this. Besides, with everyone huddled into their homes, I doubt any restaurant would be open."
"I just thought it would be nice to get out and stretch our legs, that's all. We've been cooped up in here all day and staying in isn't going to be any better. Also, no serial is going to come out in the daytime. They usually come out in the evening. So, we're okay to get a quick bite."
She did have a point. Staying indoors wasn't really good for any of us, and since neither Cristina nor I had breakfast, we both were getting a little testy from the lack of nutrition. Besides, what's the worst that could happen?
I showered and changed my clothes, putting on a black top with fishnet sleeves and a collar, a pair of regular shorts, and my usual monochrome sneaker boots. That was all I needed to get ready. We didn't want to order out and remain in the apartment building, even if there was a murderer on the loose. We had already spent hours cooped up in the apartment complex and really needed some fresh air.
I waited for Ryu and Cristina to finish while they took their sweet time getting dressed, which gave me time to check the news on my phone. Sadly, there was no recent article on the police apprehending the killer, meaning that my friends and I will have to keep our guard up.
"Okay! We're ready!"
I turned around and saw the girls coming out of their rooms ready to go. Cristina was dressed in a violet keyhole sweater dress that showed off her cleavage with a short skirt, a pair of matching short shorts, and a pair of lavender knee-high stockings with a pair of violet platform pumped heels. Ryu, however, was dressed more for lunch and less like going to prom. He was dressed in a green shirt with Final Fantasy VII logo and a pair of black jeans.
"So, are we ready to go?" Ryu smiled while he checked his phone.
"You bet. I hope you two don't mind, but I picked IHOP for our lunch destination. It's the only place close to our apartment and in our price range," I stated, having a smile on my face. I picked up my wallet and headed to the door.
We headed out the door and climbed down the stairs. It was time for us to stuff our faces and forget the ordeal that's plagued us for hours. However, I had this nagging feeling that I was forgetting something important that was occurring today.
30 minutes later, we made it to the front door and waltzed out of the building.
"Are you sure it's really safe to be wondering around?" Christina asked.
I frowned and sighed as I turned my attention to the boy.