“Is he dead?”
“Well, let’s see, His heart has stopped beating I see no movement of his chest. He’s stone cold., Yeah, I’d say he’s dead.”
Standing up from examining the body, He turned to his friend and gently guided her away from the body.
“Don’t go all soft and weak on my me now. This is what we wanted. He held her close to him. They kissed.
“Now for part B of the plan.” he said and they went back over to where the body lay. Together they managed to move the body from the living room floor.
It took a while but they managed to get the body into the freezer.
“There, that’s done.” he said Now we have to get back to our jobs before we’re missed.” With that he kissed her again. She collected her pocketbook, and hat and went out the back door. Before he left he had things to do. First he wiped down the freezer and everything they had touched. He had been careful not to touch anything when he arrived. In the living room he took out his smartphone. Opening the gallery he referred to the pictures he’d taken earlier. Making sure everything was exactly as it had been before Satisfied that was nothing out of place he carefully left by the back door.
No one had seen him in several days.
When the police had come and gone. Questions answered, stories told, and lies told. Lies with just enough truth in them to be believed.They finally breathed again.
Neither had dared to so much as look at each other for fear of giving themselves away. But the passions stirring within them.
They knew they had wait it out.Several months past before they felt comfortable enough to risk seeing each other again. Every day was another challenge. They secretly jumped at every phone call, every knock on the door. Always waiting for someone to find his body. But they never did.
Finally they had to know. They had to know if he was still in the freezer. Of course he was. Dead bodies don’t get up and move themselves. Definitely not out of a chest freezer. But why hadn’t he been found? It had been six months since they bashed him on the head and hid him in the chest freezer at his estate. Why hadn’t he been found? The not knowing what was happening was killing them.
So they did it. They returned to the scene of the crime.
The estate looked as it had when they were there last. They knew he had a staff that kept the place running. But they figured with a day or two at the most someone would miss him. And go looking for him. He was missed. They looked for him. But he was never found. They had had intended to delay his being found only by several days at most. Not six months. Why hasn't someone looked in the freezer?
The went back in the ways they had before. The living room where he had been killed was untouched. Then they returned to the freezer where they had put him.
With a mixture of fear and anticipation the opened the freezer. It was empty.
Not only was it empty. It was spotlessly clean. It looked brand new.
They knew they were in trouble now. He had been found and moved.
They decided their best course of action was to get out of there as quickly as possible. As they were about the reach the back door, they had came in at.
“Are you looking for me?”
A familiar voice asked quietly from somewhere behind them. They stopped dead in their tracks. Slowly they turned around to face back into the room.
There he stood. Big as life, and twice as real.
They were at a loss for words.
“Actually it is a new freezer. The one you stuffed me into got pretty gross by the time I got out. So I replaced it.” he explained calmly.
While they tried to process the new turn of events, he continued.
“Yes I was dead. At least to you at the moment. I knew you two have something planned. So I took certain precautions. I made sure I appeared dead when you hit me. It wasn’t pleasant being bashed in the head but it better than some of the alternatives. I was deceased for a short time, while you hid me. The bit with your phone to make sure everything was in place was good. You see I saw the whole thing later when I reviewed the video. The police did come, and I did talk to them. I showed the whole video, of you bashing me in the head. Hiding me. Everything. We decided they wouldn’t find me. And we waited. We didn’t think it would take six months for you to come back. But you did. And now they’re here he arrest you for murder. Oh I was deceased, But only Temporarily Deceased.