I'm Sorry Part 4
Idle climbed the last set of stairs as he finally reached the rooftop. Going up was tiring especially when you have a backpack.
Idle sighed and opened the heavy rooftop door. He remembers this place.
“At least she got her happy ending…?”
He could still remember Colonna’s smile when she said that. It’s what inspired him to write more stories.
“Hey, Idle!” Colonna waved, sitting on a bench nearby.
“Hey, Colly!” Idle smiled.
“Remember this place, Idle?” She looked down, reminiscing the past.
“Yup. Thank you.” Idle said.
“For what?” Colonna wondered.
“I was inspired to write more stories when you suggested it. Remember?” Idle looked at her.
“For only one suggestion? Oh, please. Does a small suggestion affect so much?” Colonna raised her eyebrows.
“Yes. And I thank you for it.” Idle said.
Colonna looked down as a few tears strayed down her cheeks. “Thank you, Idle.” She hugged Idle tightly.
“Colonna? Did I say something wrong?” Idle said in worry.
“No. No, you didn’t. Just….” Colonna released her hug. “Thanks for being my friend. Despite everything.” Colonna was starting to have doubts in her plan. Why did she choose the rooftop again? It will make her regret this decision.
“Here. These are homemade cookies.” Colonna pointed her thumb at her. “My specialty.”
“Thanks.” Idle said as he opened. “Can’t wait to try it.”
“Almost there, guys!” Siren shouted.
“Right behind you!” Cray shouted back.
“We need to hurry or it’ll be too late!” Fresh panicked.
“Kindly explain?” Cray frowned.
“We have no time!” PaperJam said.
He and Siren pushed the heavy door of the rooftop and got out.
Once it was fully open, they saw Idle on the west part, hugging Colonna.
“We need to hurry!” Cil ran and opened the doors for them. Fastest way from east to west is the south hall. Since the shape of their school is like an upside down trapezoid, then it’s faster on the south hall.
“Oh no! Colonna gave him something!” Swifty panicked.
“You sure you don’t want some?” Idle asked.
“Nah. I’m good. I just want you to try it.” Colonna said.
“It doesn’t have a weird ingredient, does it?” Idle closed his eyes, acting like he’s inspecting it with a giggle.
“What? Of course, not. What do you take me for?” Colonna acted offended.
“A friend who likes to feed friends with food that has weird ingredients.”
“Hey! I’m not that cruel!” Colonna pouted.
“Yes, you are. Remember the choco with frog meat?” Idle complained.
“Of course, I do. And Xahji avenged for you through mashmallow with pig feet.”
The two of them laughed.
“Why are they laughing?” Fresh wondered.
“I dunno.” Siren frowned.
“Maybe… False alarm?” PaperJam said.
“No! Fika would never lie about this!” Cray protested.
“Then let’s keep going.” Dance said as they headed for the last door. Which is locked.
“Great! Just GREAT!” Cil said irritated.
“So. Very. Great.” Siren kept banging himself against the wooden door, hoping to destroy it.
“Guys, let’s help Siren.” Dance also pushed against the door.
While PaperJam kept punching it in a tantrum.
“Guys, I see a poison bottle in Colonna’s pocket!” Swifty shouted.
“Oh no…..” Siren said and pushed at the door as hard as he can. “Idle!”
“I hope this tastes good.” Idle said as he picked up a cookie.
“Of course, it is. You will feel like you’re in heaven.” Colonna said. ‘Literally.’ She thought.
“Ok. I trust you on this.” Idle said as he opened his mouth to eat.
Just then, Siren and the others finally brought down the door.
“Idle, don’t!” Siren shouted as he grabbed Idle’s wrist to prvent him from eating it.
PaperJam, Cil, Cray and Dance tackled Colonna down to the ground.
“Siren? What’s the meaning of this?” Idle wondered.
“Good thing we got here in time. Colonna was about to poison you!” Fresh informed him.
“What?! But that’s not-” Idle started but Swifty cut him.
“Here is the poison.” Swifty took the bottle in Colonna’s pocket and threw it to Idle.
“Oh, Idle. I thought I’d lost you.” Siren hugged Idle who was stunned.
“Colonna? Is it true?” Idle looked ar her with sad eyes. His friend betrayed him?
“And so what if I did?!” Colonna shouted. “You took everything from me!” She was crying. And angry. With the hint for great envy. She only wanted to be with Siren.
“What do you mean, Colonna?” Idle asked conserned.
“Siren…..” Colonna looked at Siren with sad eyes. “He was supposed to be mine….” She let her head relax as she cried more. Her tears were staining the ground, the cookies long forgotten.
“She was behind all this.” Xahji said from behind them.
“Xahji! Snazzy!” Swifty said.
“Is your leg ok now?” Fresh asked.
“More or less.” She showed her leg to them which now has a bandage.
“We found out that Colonna was behind all that happened to Idle.” Snazzy said.
“The time where Siren found Idle all beaten up.” Xahji started. “We looked for the culprit in Snazzy’s class and asked for the caller’s number. He was still pretty spooked but he gladly gave it to us.” She explained and continued.
“I thought that the number was familiar but I didn’t stop yet. That time when someone destroyed Idle’s things.” Xahji stopped and lwt Snazzy continue the rest.
“I somehow managed to force it out the three of them. They gave me a crucial clue during the ‘interview’. They said that sounded like she was a classmate of theirs.” Snazzy crossed his arms.
“Xahji scrolled down her phone and finally saw a matching number. The number actually belonged to Colonna.” Snazzy said and glared down at her.
“And all those times where Idle was involved….” Xahji’s fist tightened.
“It was all her?” Swifty looked at Colonna with a mix of fear, hate and remorse. Where is the sweet, cheerful Colonna they once knew?
But the grips on Colonna loosened up a bit which gives her the opportunity to escape. Dance, Cil, Cray and PaperJam got knocked back by her incredible strength.
“So strong!” PaperJam groaned.
Colonna stood up, lifting her skirt up to reveal her trusty knife. She pulled it out of it’s sheathe.
“Siren-senpai noticed me…. At the worst time….” Colonna mumbled, her face covered in shadow. “I should have killed Fika from the start.” She looked at them, her left eye glowing a bright orange.
“Guys, be careful! She’s holding a weapon.” Xahji warned.
“Understood!” Everyone shouted in response.
Are you serious? You can never escape me!“ Colonna screamed.
“Colly, stop this!” Cray called for her.
“And why should I?” Colonna glared at him. Cray got scared and hid behind Cil.
“Y-you shouldn’t. Hurting others is bad!” Cil stuttered.
“Do you think I care? I already killed before!” Colonna bragged. She slashed her blade diagonally.
“This is dangerous! Stop this, please!” Dance called to her.
Colonna giggled creepily. “I think I’ll start with you.”
In a flash, Colonna was suddenly infront of Dance and slashed him across his stomach.
“Dance!” Xahji ran to him. “D, you ok?”
“J…. I’ll be fine….” Dance caressed her cheek. “I promise that I’m fine.”
“Xahji….” Dance looked behind her and saw Colonna ready to strike.
“Look out!” Dance shouted but it was to late. Colonna slashed down. They anticipated pain and blood but…. Xahji looked up and saw….
“Zee!” Xahji cought Snazzy as his arm bleeds rapidly. “Zee, please no…” Xahji hugged Snazzy and cried in his jacket. She looked at Colonna and widened her eye.
“Cry baby….” Snazzy teased as he felt Xahji push him down.
Colonna giggled as she licks the blood off of her knife.
“Poor Xahji….” Colonna sarcastically said. “Got her one good eye slashed by my knife.”
“Xahji… Xahji, oh my gosh….” Snazzy gasped.
“Zee…. I can’t see….” The blood was staining Snazzy’s jacket but he didn’t care. All he cares about is comforting his girlfriend.
“I’m right here, Xahji. I’m right here.” Snazzy hugged her tightly as she buries her head at the crook of his neck. “I gotcha.”
“We… Both do….” Dance was gripping his wound.
“We’re still not finished yet~” Colonna raised her arm to slash them again but PaperJam punched her in the face.
“Stay away from them.” PaperJam looked at her with hatred and anger.
“Or what?” Colonna teased.
“Or I’ll kill you!” PaperJam dashed to Colonna and was ready ro punch her but she dodged to the side.
“Kill me? How?” She said mockingly. “You can’t even land a punch on me.”
“Somehow….” PaperJam answered. In truth he is only buying time for Cil, Swifty and Cray to go to Dance, Xahji and Snazzy.
“Xahji, Snazzy, Dance!” Cil, Cray and Swifty ran to them while Colonna is busy fighting PaperJam.
“Oh my gosh… Xahji, your eye!” Cray touched Xahji’s eye. She hissed in pain. “Oops. Sorry…”
“Help me, please! I don’t wanna be blind…” Xahji begged.
“You will still see. I promise.” Cray assured her.
“Dance, oh my stars…. You’re bleeding!” Cil has a worried expression.
“I’ll be…. Fine….” Dance said, voice hoarse.
“No! You’re not fine!” Cil said.
“Prioritize Xahji… Please…” Dance begged.
“No… You should go first.” Xahji answered. “You suffered more than I did.”
“I’m perfectly fine… See? It’s just my eye….”
Dance didn’t answered but just nodded.
“What about Snazzy?” Xahji turned to him.
“I’m right here.” He pat Xahji’s head.
“I still can’t see you….” Xahji complained….
“He’s fine. It was just a scratch on his arm. Nothing unusual.” Swifty said calmly.
“How could you be so calm about this?” Cil asked.
“I am freaking out inside but I prefer to not show it.” Swifty responded.
“Oh… I see…” Cray facepalmed.
“PJ, be careful!” They hear Fresh shout.
They look at the fight and it was very one-sided.
PaperJam already has many cuts and bruises but Colonna has none. That gal is skilled in fighting.
“Give up, PJ!” Colonna adviced him.
“Never!” PaperJam ran to Colonna and tried to punch her. But to no avail.
Colonna sent him flying to 5 feet away from her.
“PJ!!” Fresh ran as fast as he could to PJ. Colonna grinned and dashed.
Colonna raised her knife and slashed down.
Fresh screamed as he was cut diagonally across his back.
“Aaah!” Fresh stumbled and fell but PaperJam catched him.
“Fresh!” Idle and Cray ran for them to save them. But not before Colonna hits PaperJam.
She stabbed his left leg deeply while smiling crazily. She giggled as she hastily removed the knife that made PJ scream with pain.
“PJ….” Fresh mumbled before fainting.
Cil can’t stand to watch his brother and friends get murder by this…. Yandere! He was done. He won’t let his friends die because of her!
“Swifty….” Cil murmured before looking at his friend with glassy eyes. He doesn’t even bother to cover his blind eye anymore.
“Take care of them for me….” He asked and dashed to Colonna.
“Cil, no!” PaperJam tried to reach out to Cil but his injured leg hurt. He cain’t move even if he wanted to.
“Idiot.” Colonna smirked before she stabbed Cil on his right shoulder. Oh, how his screams were music to her ears.
“How stupid of you to try and attack me.” She pushed him down and stepped on his injured shoulder which made him scream louder. “Why even try?”
“Oh no…. Our friends are down…. What do we do?” Idle asked Siren as they slowly made their way to Swifty and the others.
“I…. Don’t know….” Siren looked down. “If only I had a weapon.”
Idle looked shocked at that. “W-what do you mean a weapon?”
Siren looked at Colonna and down at Cil. He can’t stand seeing her torture him anymore.
“Colly….” Idle looked at Colonna and ran to her.
“Idle, don’t!” Swifty shouted. Colonna look at his direction and smiled widely.
“Idle! It’s been a pleasure.” She faced him, completely abandoned Cil who’s slowly recovering from all the pain he’s feeling.
“Colly, let’s talk about this…” Idle stepped closer.
“Y'know, you should have let me kill you.” Colonna took a step forward. Cil took this chance to slowly stand up and sneak out of the rooftop.
“Colly?” Idle called for her. She didn’t answer and just raised her knife. “Don’t do this.”
“Too late.” She struck down but instead of Idle, she slashed….
“S….senpai?” Colonna regrets what she has done. She quickly dropped her knife as she lost her balance. She can’t believe that she slashed her very own senpai.
“Siren!” Siren fell down as there were many blood dripping down his chin.
“Idle….” He held Idle’s cheek. Idle’s tears were dropping to his face as he passed out.
Idle sighed and set Siren down with Swifty.
“My brothers….” Swifty murmured.
“Take care of them, Swifty. I’ll handle her.” Idle said to his best friend and walked to Colonna.
“I’m sorry…. I’m sorry…. I’m so so sorry….” Colonna kept apologizing to no one in particular. She looks straight at Swifty holding Siren. Her own tears are staining her now bloody dress.
“Colly?” Idle came close to Colonna and hugged her.
“Wha-” Colonna wondered. Why is he hugging her.
“I…. Forgive you…” Idle hugged Colonna tighter.
Her tears bursted again, flowing endlessly. But she can not live with the guilt of having to have hurt her senpai… And almost killing her closest friends…. She gives up.
She sees the shine of her very bloody knife. As she thought of something.
She slowly took it and pulled it between the two of them.
She repeatedly apologized over and over and over again. Idle noticed, of course. He noticed Colonna’s change in movement.
“I’m…. Sorry…. Idle….” Her last words before stabbing the knife.
Idle gasped, eyes widening.
“Colonna… You….” Idle slowly let go of the hug to confirm it. He felt it. He definitely felt it.
He felt Colonna stab the knife to herself. She gave one last smile before falling front.
“What happened here?!” The voice of Error was suddenly heard. Idle and Swifty looked at him, seeing that he has companions. Palette, Goth, Qiull, Mr. Ink and Mr. Nightmare were with him.
“Mr. Error… I….” Idle’s tears have gone dry. His pupils have no emotions at all. His different colors are completely drained to gray.
“Call Ambulance. Now.” Ink commanded to his son.
He last saw was Nightmare going to him.
Hey… Can you hear me?
It would be more intense with HTML. I dunno how to do it tho.
Fic by @kojo-asuka127