“I don't want to do it,” Nicki whimpered. She bit her lower lip trying to keep it from trembling, fighting back the tears that threatened to fall. “Please, don't make me.” Suzie just stared at her, her blue eyes unblinking and unrelenting. The pain in her head increased slightly and the girl winced, almost crying out as the sharp reminder of who was in control stabbed into her brain, nearly blinding her.
“Please stop!” Suzie increased the pain again. Nicki grasped at her head, a small cry falling from her mouth before she could stop it. Nicki looked towards the door, half hoping it would open and her mother would come in to check on her. Of course she knew that wouldn't happen. She was with Suzie and her parents trusted that she was safe with her. They didn't know the things Suzie could do, the things she had made Nicki do. They didn't know how evil her new friend was.
Nicki felt the pain increase even more as she thought the word evil. “I'm sorry.” She rolled into a fetal position and threw her arms over her head to try and block the assault. The pain in her head lessened, but only a little. It wouldn't go away completely until she did what Suzie wanted...
Grudgingly, Nicki went to her bed and reached under the mattress, retrieving the hidden secret that was just between her and Suzie. The knife was her mother's favorite cutting knife. She used it to cut vegetables. Nicki's mother had been upset when it came up missing. She'd looked for it everywhere…everywhere except under her six year old daughter's mattress. There was no reason for her to suspect it was there.
Nicki pulled back the sleeve that was covering her left arm. The pale skin was covered in scars, some of them just barely scabbing over and others nearly healed. Putting the sharp edge of the knife to her skin, she pushed against her flesh, hesitantly at first and then harder, making a small cut. A sliver of blood dribbled out but it wasn't enough for Suzie, she wanted more. Nicki pushed harder until the blood flowed freely. Lifting Suzie off the bed, she pressed her arm against the doll's pink lips. The blood stained Suzie's mouth red before it seeped in, vanishing and leaving the doll's lips pink and flawless.
When Suzie was done drinking, Nicki went to the bathroom, washed her arm and pressed toilet paper against the wound until it until it stopped bleeding. Then she washed the knife and hid it under the mattress so it would be ready the next time Suzie needed to feed.