James I woke up in a good mood and I couldn’t wait to get to the office and hopefully the warrant of arrest will be on my desk. I wanted to do this as quickly as possible and hopefully close the case by the afternoon. It will give me enough time to drop by Parker & Associates and show her my gratitude and work on my Pega charm. I couldn’t wait to see her again. I smiled. “Jesus put a shirt on. You own a closet full of them.” Harper walked into the kitchen with a yawn. “Good morning to you too. Grumpy much today?” “You are in a good mood I see. What the hell did you do?” She asked, grabbing a mug to pour herself the already brewing coffee. “Can’t I be nice without you being suspicious? What am I to you, some bad guy?” I looked at her rolling my eyes. “God this tastes awful,” she spoke spitting back the coffee in her mug, “No you are my very good brother,” she responded and I smiled, “but you never cook so it’s either you finally decided to get rid of me or you want something,” she
Kioni I could smell the scent of disinfectant I had familiarized myself with over the months I had been hospitalized after the accident. The stench waffled in my nostrils as I opened my eyes feeling the worst of headaches. I blinked around the white walls steering my head with a wince. “She’s awake,” I heard my mother speak. “Thank God,” I heard my father speak after her as he jumped to be next to me. “What happened?” I asked, blinking again. “My sweet child,” my mother moved closer brushing her warm hands on my cheek, “Something happened last night, and you were rushed here.” “Let’s not talk about this right now, dear,” my father looked at me with a smile before looking at mother, “She has been through a lot and if it wasn’t for Nick,” he shook his head fighting words. “Who the hell is Nick?” I asked, looking at them. “Oh, my sweet baby, you know Nick, right?” she forced a smile before they shared a look. “What is happening, mom?” I looked at her first, “Daddy?” I looked at h
James I had just walked into the hospital after lying to the nurse that I was doing an investigation so I could see Miss Parker before anyone else and Nick had beat me to it. The lovely receptionist Anna was so kind as to tell me she was at the hospital and extra shared that she was very much single which brought a triumphant smile to my face. I quickly wiped the smile off as worry took over and I asked her to give me the details of where she was before I rushed here. I didn’t get a chance to ask what had happened and looking at her now I was confused. She looked fine when I walked in and the only thing I saw was panic. “Miss Parker, are you alright? Do you need a doctor?” I asked. “No, no,” she shook her head, “I need you to tell this man that I don’t know him. I already told my parents that I don’t remember him, and he is making me uncomfortable.” “WHAT?!” Nick spat out. He looked furious but quickly took a deep breath. Something about him was making the bells in my head ring.
Kioni It was happening again. I remember this moment so well. Back when I was sixteen, I woke up from a coma after six weeks and some people came to see me and it made me defensive. I would forget the faces of some detectives when they questioned or made me uncomfortable. I forgot some of their faces because I used to have blackouts from pushing myself too hard to remember. I don’t know what had happened, but I couldn’t remember Nick. I tried to make myself remember but my head hurt, and my vision was beginning to become foggy. I was glad when I was discharged and told to take a few days to rest. I wanted to go back to my apartment and my parents wouldn’t have it. “Make sure you get some sleep, honey.” “Yes, mom, you don’t have to worry. You will be across the hall if anything happens.” “How about we let her have her rest,” my father walked to kiss my forehead before brushing my soothing me. “Thanks dad. I already feel better,” I spoke with my eyes closed. “Make sure you get som
James I had the arrest warrants ready yesterday but hadn’t arrested them due to the mother and daughter in question being out of town. There are plenty of stores in the city for them to go on a wild shopping spree. I would know because I have a shopping driven sister who goes to Springs Mall every week. Too bad their out of town shopping for the social event happening at the Springs City Hall tonight will end with them in cuffs. I did leave a message to be notified of their arrival, but I was frankly told they would be too busy with the event to bother with me. I scoffed but they would soon regret acting richly entitled when I slap them with the warrant while reading them their rights. I know the chief is not going to be pleased with me after tonight, but I couldn’t resist showing up in front of all those rich snobs and take one of their own. I’m not going to lie because I’m going
Kioni I was staring but at James, he was here and I caught a glimpse of him and he looked like he was making his way toward me. My heart skipped making me look away for a second before looking at him and he was smiling at me. He winked at me and waved over as if calling over someone a little disappointed he was not waving me over. I watched where he was looking and two police officers in uniforms walked to where he was. I kept looking at him before he nodded at them saying something before they followed him. He pulled out a piece of paper from his back pocket before stopping in front of a girl wearing a pink off-shoulder princess dress. I didn’t hear what he said because there were gasps around as people looked. James nodded at the lady officer who cuffed the girl before she screamed and shook. “DADDY,” she shrieked.
Kioni “What?” James asked, giving me an easy smile. “Oh, nothing,” I said, shaking my head. I decided to bite my slice of pizza to avoid his sudden question. I was surprised by my unexpected response when he suggested we go grab a pizza. I had said yes before my head could process anything and we ended sitting across from each other at the Pizza Hut enjoying each other’s company. James felt easy to talk to and I was glad I had agreed because he also made me feel safe. “Okay maybe I do have a question,” I say looking at him. “Go ahead,” he looked back at me and my heart started drumming. “Aren’t you supposed to be at work considering?” I paused. “The
James “Hey Harp, are you ready?” I shouted. “I said five minutes, two minutes ago,” she shouted back. “Well, hurry. I need to be early. Romans in not very pleased with me after last night and being late is not an option today,” “The more reason for me to get my own car,” she shouted, running down the stairs. "The problem would be solved." “Come on, you can wear your shoes in the car.” “Wait, hold up,” she stopped. “Why?” I groaned, looking at her. "What did you forget now?" “Is that a new shirt?” she grinned at me. “No, it’s been in my cupboard for years,” I