I hated my boyfriend, John. I'm sorry, I imply my ex, now that we're now not collectively. It's simply that we're damaged up so not too long ago that I'm nonetheless not used to it but. Not that I'm complaining although, because it has been a liberating expertise.
The connection had been poisonous, we introduced out the worst of one another, with all of the fixed arguments and fights. In hindsight, I'm stunned that we even acquired collectively. I suppose while you're younger and impulsive, you are inclined to make hasty choices with out actually considering them via. Which was why I stated sure to that no good excuse of a man within the first place.
However that's not the explanation I'm right here. The explanation why I'm right here on this sub, like so many others, is to ask for assist, if anybody is prepared.
My story goes like this.
A couple of weeks previous to this, me and John acquired into one other combat, which lasted greater than three hours after midnight. It was extremely tiring, contemplating how I wanted to work the following day. It was over his unemployed standing, and all I requested was if he was searching for a job. The whole lot simply blew up after that.
By the point he stormed off, I used to be feeling extraordinarily damage, and as somebody who has been on Reddit for some time, I instinctively turned to the place I do know finest, hoping for some recommendation and help.
I crafted an extremely lengthy story utilizing a throwaway account and posted it in /r/relationships, detailing my relationship issues with John. There have been many useful replies and solutions, however one stood out from the remaining.
It was a message from a Redditor who launched himself as Mike, who stated he may make John "go away" for the proper sum of money. $50,000 in complete.
At first I assumed he was joking, and I informed him off as such. "I don't have time for jokes, and I’m not considering homicide," I informed him flatly.
He replied nearly instantly. "Oh, who stated something about homicide. I may actually make John disappear, with no hint, and nobody would even discover or query his disappearance. It'll be like he by no means existed. Besides you in fact, because you're the shopper."
A chill ran down me once I noticed the message. I by no means informed him that my boyfriend's identify was John. However with tears nonetheless flowing down my cheeks from the sooner argument, along with the devastating damage that I felt, I noticed nothing to lose.
"Certain why not. If you’re nearly as good as you declare to be, I might be more than pleased to offer you $50,000," I typed out.
"Deal. It'll be executed by tomorrow morning while you get up," got here the reply.
The subsequent morning, like Mike claimed, John did certainly disappear from my life. No, from existence. His quantity was now not saved in my cellphone and once I went on-line, there was actually no hint of him in any respect on-line. His Fb, Instagram, Snapchat, every thing gone.
I texted one in every of our mutual associates and requested him if he had seen John, and the reply that got here again was "Who's John? I've by no means knew anybody named John."
Earlier than I may reply that good friend, nevertheless, my cellphone was interrupted by a textual content from an unknown quantity. "So, how's your new life with out John? Instructed you I might do it. And oh, don't neglect the $50,000 cost yeah? Love, Mike."
It was then when it lastly hit me. I didn't have the cash to pay Mike. I had thought that he was simply joking. I informed him so.
"Uh nuh, no do. As soon as one thing it's executed, it's executed. You assume I'm what, Microsoft Phrase the place there's an undo button? When you're not prepared to pay, I suppose I’ve to launch what's left of your pricey little ex to play with you," the message warned.
The factor is, I don't assume that Mike was kidding. I've been seeing glimpses of John round me. On the nook of my eyes, simply looking at me. I don't know what Mike did to John, I don't assume I might even need to know, however from what I may glimpse, it was painful and grotesque. The sensation of hate was unmistakable.
I've tried to ask Mike to offer me extra time to pay him again, however he refused to budge. "As lengthy you don't pay me, I don't have to meet my finish of the cut price. Your pricey lifeless ex is free to roam as he please. And it's pure that he chooses to stalk the one individual that put him into this example."
It's getting worse now, John's presence. Yesterday night time, I swear that I heard the acquainted sound of his respiratory beside me whereas I used to be sleeping, solely to vanish once I opened my eyes. And for the entire night time, I didn't dare to sleep, as a result of each time I closed my eyes, his laboured respiratory would return.
I went again to beg Mike earlier for a short lived resolution, to which he reluctantly gave me one. If somebody is prepared to be John's companion rather than me, it will no less than give me a while to save lots of sufficient money to pay Mike.
Mike additionally assured me that John wouldn’t hurt anybody who by no means damage him earlier than, simply that he would observe you round in the meanwhile, like a trustworthy boyfriend.
So Reddit, can I humbly ask if anybody is prepared to take settle for a ghostly boyfriend in the meanwhile?