“Please, don’t do it!” screamed Dwight as Trickster raised his bat overhead. He lay on the cold wet ground, his elbows digging into the dirt as he propped himself up again the pallet. He had thrown it down to protect himself from the psychopath chasing him, but Ji-Woon Hak had seen it coming and countered the move. Dwight’s mind game had failed.
Feeling generous and knowing his prey was well trapped, Hak lowered his bat and knelt down in front of him. He grabbed Dwight’s chin with his hand and looked him right in the eye. The terror in his eyes, welling with tears, excited Hak in ways he didn’t fully understand. He leaned in to kiss Dwight; his hands begun running down the man’s body who was paralyzed with fear; feeling his slender frame, caressing his flat stomach and moving below his waist. Just before their lips kissed with one quick movement, Hak lifted Dwight onto his shoulder and started carrying him to a nearby shack.
With Dwight still on his shoulder, Ji-Woon entered the shack and descended into the basement where four sharp hooks awaited Dwight. Hak thrust Dwight onto the nearest hook. Dwight couldn’t even comprehend the pain as the rusty metal pierced his chest. He let out a blood curdling scream. When he came to, he could still see the maniac in front of him. Some other poor souls trapped in this realm had told Dwight the killer’s name was the Trickster. He seemed to enjoy Dwight’s pain. Trickster gently touched the face of his new prize. Once he had settled on the hook, the killer ran off back upstairs, laughing manically all the way.
David had seen Trickster chasing Dwight and had tried to intervene. He’d attempted to get in the way and take the killer’s attention, even get hit instead of Dwight, but the Trickster wouldn’t take the bait. He had to watch helplessly from the sidelines. He hid just out of sight waiting to rescue Dwight when he could. Ever since the moment they’d met, David wanted nothing, but to protect Dwight, but deep down he’d hoped they’d escape this eternal trap together.
Dwight had met David what seemed like years ago, but he knew it’d only been a matter of weeks. How many trials had they been through? How many times had they narrowly escaped death together? He wasn’t even sure at this point. All he knew was that David had always been there for him since they first ran into each other. Time and time again, David had swooped in, saved him at the last second, wrapped Dwight in his strong safe arms and carried him to safety. Dwight never would have made it this far without him.
David knew the killer would be coming back. With Dwight safely off the hook, he grabbed his hand and led him quickly up and out of the basement. They found a secluded spot in a bush in an unremarkable corner and David started to take inventory. Dwight was badly hurt, but not completely in disrepair. Dwight sat shacking and whimpered softly from the pain; David had to help him. He’d found a medkit in a nearby chest and started treating Dwight. He used some bandages and a needle and thread to patch up the wound in Dwight’s chest. Using some styptic agent on the scraps and cuts helped stop the bleeding. He could use a good doctor, but for now, Dwight was going to be okay and that put David at ease.
They both relaxed, as much as they could, in the safety of their bush.
“Thank you,” Dwight winced, “for saving me again.” A small smile crept across his face.
“It’s no problem. That’s what I’m here for.” David smiled back, gazing into Dwight’s eyes. “You should try to get some sleep while you can. I think we’re safe here for now. I’ll keep a look out.”
Dwight nodded. He was exhausted and in no condition to argue. He leaned up against David and went out like a light. David couldn’t see much from his vantage point, but his uncanny premonition of danger had kept him safe thus far. Dwight had only been asleep a few moments before he turned over in his sleep; wrapping his arms around David. David put his arms around Dwight and pulled him in closer. Dwight rest his head on David’s strong chest. David ran his hand through Dwight’s soft hair. Feeling Dwight’s lean body against his was almost intoxicating. Having the object of his obsession so close to him was almost more than he could bare. Trapped in this never-ending nightmare, he was so glad they’d at least found each other. Before meeting each other, David had thought about just giving up. He couldn’t keep going anymore, but after meeting Dwight he had something to live for again. He had something to fight for. As the adrenaline in David’s body began to wane, it became harder and harder for him to keep his eyes open. He was exhausted from an earlier chase with Trickster and desperately needed to rest too. He drifted off to sleep with Dwight resting in his arms.
David’s entire body jerked. Something was coming. Off in the distance, ever so faintly, he could hear the pitter patter of Trickster running. He was close and getting closer. Dwight had woken up when David jumped. His heart was pounding. They both quickly crouched and scouted they area. David grabbed Dwight’s hand again and led him to a nearby locker. Hopefully, this would keep them safe. David opened the door and stepped inside. He grabbed Dwight and pulled him in too and closed the door. He looked down at Dwight, who was so perfectly nested against his body he couldn’t stand it any longer. He leaned in and kissed Dwight, deeply and passionately. To his surprise, Dwight kissed back. For a moment, everything else fell away and the two shared a pure moment of passion, entrapped in each other’s arms. David lifted Dwight up and pushed him up against the back of the locker. Dwight’s legs wrapped around David’s waist and David couldn’t help but grind into Dwight; roughly thrust into him. Dwight desperately wanted to moan, to sigh with passion, to let out any kind of sound to let David know how badly he wanted him inside him, but he knew any sound would be put them both in great peril.
Then, they could hear the laughter. The killer was back and they both held their breath hoping he’d pass by with them unnoticed. They peered out the slits in the door and watched as Trickster passed right in front of them. Dwight squeezed David even closer. Trickster was gone again just as quickly as he’d come. Safe from the killer, David opened the locker and they both stepped out. David first, followed by Dwight. For some reason completely unknown to him, David let out a scream as he stepped out of the locker. He looked at Dwight, both of their faces froze with panic. They both knew what that meant. They killer would have heard that. Dwight darted for a tree and ducked behind it, but it was too late for David. Trickster quickly rounded the corner with his weapon already ready. Totally exposed from stepping out of the locker, David was down on the ground with one quick sing of his bat.
Just as before, Trickster lifted David onto his shoulder and whisked him away to his shack, moving at an unusually fast speed. Dwight crept quietly behind being sure to stay out of sight. Once in the basement, Hak thrust David onto the nearest hook and quickly headed back upstairs, but wouldn’t go far this time. He had caught his prize and wasn’t letting this one get away. Dwight slipped down the stairs while Ji-Woon was distracted by some pebble thrown by another survivor. He peered around the corner of the basement. It would take every ounce of his strength to lift David off that hook. He could hear Trickster laughing just outside and his blades flying through the air. Just behind that shack, he could hear the claxons of the gate firing. Someone was opening the gate; escape was possible.
But he knew they couldn’t both make it. There wasn’t time. Dwight’s knees shook as he looked up at the man who’d saved him countless times before. “I’m sorry…”, Dwight meekly let out, before heading back up the stairs and towards the gate.
“Please, don’t do it”, cried out David as his love abandoned him on the hook. His heart breaking as Dwight ascended the stairs.