From Beyond



DISCLAIMER: Not mine. Never were. Just borrowing to entertain a few bored masses. :)

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"I made it," The letter said. "No more pain. No more hurt."

Starsky's hands trembled and he nearly lost hold of the slip of paper.

He read on.

"You saved me partner. You saved me."

Starsky swallowed as the tears fell at last. Finally.

"I tried, Blintz," he rasped. "God help me. I tried."

He read on.

"You can't fight cancer, Starsk. I couldn't fight it. All we can do is accept it."

"Like HELL," Starsky wept.

The letter fell from his hands and he covered his face.

He beat the odds. He ALWAYS beat the odds.

The letter rustled.

Ken Hutchinson was dead.