Jasmine collected her keys and notebook. She was supposed to meet Garrett at the cemetery at seven sharp. The sun had already started setting and the crickets were chirping. Jasmine got in and started her car. She pulled out of the drive and started down the road. Winding further and further into the hills, she listened to the radio. A deep, sad and soulful song wailed out of the speakers. Thirty minutes later, she pulled onto the dark gravel road. The moon barely peeked through the trees. Jasmine spotted Garrett's car parked in the old cemetery parking lot. She got out and ran over to him. "Hey Garrett, sorry I'm late. Mama never stops talking." He wrapped his arm around her waist and kissed her lips. "It's okay babe. You're here now and that's what matters." She pushed the old iron gate open. A loud creaking sound echoed through the woods. She cringed inward at the sound. It was grating like nails on a chalkboard. Garrett lured her to the back corner of the cemetery. There was a blanket layed out and candles lit. A pinic basket sat waiting for their arrival.
Garrett took her hand and helped her down to the ground. She sat down and looked at the beautiful arrangment that he had prepared. "Garrett, this is wonderful!" He smiled, "you deserve everything you get tonight." Jasmine cocked her head with an awkward smile. What did he mean? She reached into the pinic basket and pulled out two sandwiches. A bag of chips to go with it and a bottle of champagne. He turned on the battery operated stereo. A country love song was playing and making her sway side to side. Jasmine felt good and everything seemed to feel right here with him. I think I love him. She bit into her sandwich. She chewed and pondered his earlier statement. It was about that time she bit into something hard. Jasmine reached into her mouth and pulled the hard peice out. When she looked down to what lay in her fingers. The world went black for Jasmine as the capped tooth fell to the ground. When she woke up later, she was tied to a chair. Looking around and seeing nobody she started to scream. "Help me!" Garrett walked around the tree, "be quiet or you'll wake the neighbors." He pointed to the tombstones. "What is wrong with you?" Garrett just laughed and Jasmine felt like throwing up remembering that she ate a human tooth. "Why was there a tooth in my sandwich?" He grabbed her sandwich and opened it. She could clearly make out a human ear laying on top. Instantly she started to gag. "You have been my "friend" for years and only now have you decided to think of me as something more!" He paced back and forth in front of her. "After HE left! I have been your precious pet that you whine to." "You were so broken hearted about him leaving you. Well he won't be away from you ever again." He pointedly stared at the sandwich. She investigated the ear and recognized the cross tattoo in the upper part of the ear. "Ramon, it's Ramon's ear." "Where is he?!" "You have eaten him my dear." In fact, right now your entire family is eating him." She stared at him wide-eyed. "My mother just happened to have a meatloaf to take to your family. I felt obligated to take it to them myself." She struggled at her binds as hard as she could. "HELP ME! HELP ME!" He just laughed at her pathetic attempts. "Now it's you and me." He turned around and when he turned back he was holding a hunting knife. "Now darlin', it's time for you to be a part of me." She fought against him as he held her head still. Miles away, sitting on their porch, an elderly couple heard shrill cries echoing through the woods. "Earl, what do you think that is?" "Don't worry Darla, you know mountain lions lurk through these woods. It's probably just a hungry mountain lion making a kill." Darla nodded,"you're right honey." She went back to her crocheting.