Suspect by Coincidence
It was the day before Halloween. Ugh, such a long night. My friends, Shelly, William, Missy, Jess and I all went out to dinner to celebrate William’s new job out of state. It was Jess’s idea to invite my brother Vito. Later that night we came back to my house to hangout and watch a scary movie. That’s when I believe my brother Vito had gone completely crazy. Or did he? This is what happened.
I called Missy the night of the Halloween parade to make the dinner plans to celebrate William’s new job. We called up some friends and headed out to the Hula restaurant by eight o’ clock. When we all had arrived, we noticed William rode with my brother Vito. No one knew how they known each other. It didn’t really seem like it mattered so we went to go sit at our table.
Throughout the conversations Missy and I could feel tension between some of us. We could tell there was something wrong with my brother, Vito.
“Vito, are you alright?” I asked him.
“Yes, yes of course!” he replied.
About an hour later of stuffing ourselves with delicious food, I decided to let everyone come to my house and watch a scary movie. Missy, William, and I were the first ones to make it there. We all decided to watch the Paranormal Activity movie to set the Halloween mood. Shelly, Vito, and Jess soon arrived when the movie was just about to start.
All through the movie Vito was starring at William. I could tell he was mad. When the movie was over Jess and Shelly decided to leave and the rest of us stayed.
“Would you all like to stay over tonight?” I asked Missy, William, and Vito.
“Sure,” replied Missy in an exciting tone.
“Of course,” said William.
“I would be delighted” said Vito.
We all stayed up and watched movies until we had gotten tired. Missy and I slept in the living room. Vito and William went to bed in the two bedrooms upstairs. When I finally got to sleep, I was awoken by the noise of loud thumps in the middle of the night. I realized the noises were coming from the basement. I got up so quick from the couch I got dizzy. As I pressed my head against the floor of my living room and listened closely to what was going on, I heard one last thump and the noises stopped. I went to the steps of my basement and realized the lights were on. I never leave lights on in the house. I knew something was going on.
I began walking down the steps to my basement as quiet as a mouse. I heard someone coming from behind me. Their stomps got louder and louder. I stopped.
“Carson! What in the world are you doing? It is three o’clock in the morning,” exclaimed Missy.
“I heard something down here. I came to check it out.”
As I turned back around to continue down the steps I saw Vito.
“Vito, what are you doing down here?”
Vito didn’t answer me at first. I examined his hands. They were red as an apple. He was carrying a garbage bag.
“I cleaned out your basement for you” Vito said.
“Oh, thank you but why so late at night?”
“I wanted to surprise you.” said Vito.
Vito walked up the steps and left in his car. I went back to sleep.
In the morning when I awoke, I went upstairs to check on everyone to see what they wanted for breakfast. I went into William’s room first. He wasn’t there! I went into the next room to tell Missy.
“Missy, William is gone! It isn’t like him to leave without letting anyone know!” I screamed.
“Well… Maybe…he… I don’t know. Let’s look for him!” Missy said.
We looked all around the premises of my house. We did not find him. I tried to make myself believe that he had just left really early. I sat on my couch and turned on the news. It was a coincidence of what popped up on my television screen. It was a picture of William reported missing. I already assumed everyone that was at my house was now going to be looked at as suspects!
Then I got a call from my brother. He told me that the police arrested him and that he was considered a suspect because someone had seen him with William when he left my house at four in the morning. I couldn’t believe it. How could William possibly leave with my brother this morning? That is when I believe my brother had killed William.
I went down to the police station to talk to the officers. They explained to me why someone reported William missing.