Detectives Barlow and Tyriq Pile walked over to me...Both had steaming hot tumblers of coffee just for me..
"Huh?" I said.
"Aww don't be modest ADA...It's all over the papers.." said Detective Pyle...
YOUNG AND HEROIC ASSISTANT D.A. PERSONALLY TAKES DOWN TWO DANGEROUS UNDERWORLD FIGURES!!!!
Oh My God...I hadn't expected all of this....The D.A. and the Mayor and the Police Commissioner all applauded my actions and said that my two detectives,Duke and Danny and myself were all going to get special comendations for our "great police work."
The D.A. said that "This was the culmination of a two year investigation into the activities of this nefarious cad." Which wasn't even close to the truth...For two years we couldn't get anyone to agree to testify or set up Jersey Sly...that's how feared he and Bojack were on the streets...I just got lucky, that's all...
His accountant was eventually arrested, as well as 39 of their "business associates"...with a good chance of convictions on all of them...Jersey Sly and his criminal organization was a thing of the past!
I looked in the distance and I saw Carlotta, Detective Carlotta Rodriguez...smiling, glowing almost....She walked over to me...
"You wouldn't believe how turned on I am right now...Really...And I wouldn't admit something like that to any guy, except you...Oh my God...The paper said that you came in with guns blazing and took both of those guys down..." she said.
"Carlotta, you know how the papers exaggerate....It was nothing like that...If those two crazy idiots hadn't resisted arrest...We were just going to bust em...that's all.." I said.
"Oh man and you're modest tooo...Just wait until we get to your place tonight...Oh my God.." she said jokingly and then laughed...I was now turned on at the thought of it.
"Yeah well...that's all well and good, but I gotta tell you guys somethin....Meet me in Sissy's office in a few minutes...All of you."I said.
"Okay...what's up?" she asked.
"I saw the killer last night....The woman in our photos...The one making the calls and the rhymes and all..She was in that bar last night....I know it was her!!" I said.
"Whattttttt? " said Carlotta...
"In all the confusion, she slipped by me...but I got a good look at her and I know who she is...Just meet me in Sissy's office." I said.
Just then, Sissy showed up...She put her arms around me and hugged me....Tighter than usual... I didn't want to get a second erection....Carlotta had already given me one...and Sissy was close to giving me a second..so I softly broke our embrace...
"Sissy, don't mention it...You're my friend...That's what friends do for each other...Now gather your troops..I got something I got to tell you all..It's about the serial murder case..." I said.
"Her name is Emma...Emma Strand!!" I said as Sissy, Detective Pyle, Detective Barlow and Detective Rodriguez all listened intently...I showed them all of the photos they had, plus a more recent one that was in my possession....
"Emma Strand...Emma Strand...That name sounds familliar." said Sissy....
"Yeah...It should....Go back years ago Sissy...back when you were just a young homicide detective...and I had just started working at the D.A.'s office....Think hard...It was the first case you and I worked on together...Forget her...think about her father." I said.
"Wow Lou...You and ADA Wallace go back that far?" asked Detective Barlow.
"He was the best man at my wedding...He and my ex-husband went to law school together." she said.
Even Carlotta seemed stunned....
"Wow..you never told me that." she said.
"Yes...Your Lieutenant and I go back quite a ways." I said... Sissy smiled.
"Emma Strand...Emma Strand...Oh my God...Emmett Strand???" said Sissy..
"His daughter??...Emmett Strand , The Fox Chase Strangler" said Sissy.
"The who?" said Carlotta...
"The who?" chimed Detective Barlow...
"I remember him...You two were probably still in the academy at the time..." said Detective Tyriq Pile..pointing at Carlotta and Jimmy Barlow...
"He strangled six women in the Fox Chase area years ago....One of them was his wife..." said Detective Pile.
"That's right and a young girl, a poor 19 year old girl just couldn't believe that her father was capable of doing such a thing....But there's more...." I said.
"Uh oh...I don't like the way this sounds.." said Carlotta.
"I dated her!" I said , hanging my head down....
"Whoaaa... ADA...Not only are you a hero, but you're a stud too..." said Detective Jimmy Barlow, which brought laughter from everyone in the room, including Carlotta.
''At first, I didn't know who she was.. and then when her father got busted...I put two and two together...Sissy, it was your late partner, Detective Lenny Rose who was the primary...You and him put together a great case against Strand....and faced with the mountain of evidence you guys had on him...He confessed to every single murder...even one we didn't know about." I said.
"That's right....We got him for six cases of first degree murder... His poor daughter, that poor girl never knew. She cried and screamed like a baby at the trial....I was at his execution...She was there, she fainted. There was no consoling her...I felt so sorry for her...Her dad was her hero, her whole world..." said Sissy...
"I prosecuted him....The jury gave him the death penalty.....He was executed several years ago! " I said.
''What happened between you and Emma after that?" asked Carlotta.
"Naturally we broke up...I had to do my job....I tried to explain to her that we had DNA evidence and other evidence against him and that he confessed, but she didn't believe it...She cursed me...She said she never wanted to see me ever again...She wouldn't take my calls, nothing." I said.
"What happened to her?" asked Carlotta...
"Drug addiction, alcohol....years of DUI arrests, Years of Rehab...I never saw or heard from her again...But last night I saw her and I knew...I knew it was her!! After I left the crime scene...I came back to the office and I checked some records and I finally found a link to some of our victims...I don't know why we didn't pick it up before...It's simple...When are people with nothing in common likely to come in contact with each other?" I said.
"When they're on the Subway?" said Detective Barlow....
Carlotta and Detective Pyle gave him the serious side eye...then they both laughed....
"When they sit on a jury!!" said Sissy...
"Judge Fortlow was the judge who sentenced Emmett Strand to death....Tamala Gordy and Little Ricky Lundy were on the jury..So was Brad Dancer and Johnny Lee Taney...and Guy Caldwell, our last victim was the jury foreman.." I said.
''That's five jurors and a judge...We've got to find the other jurors and warn them..." said Carlotta.
"No need to do that!!...They are all dead...Natural causes, nothing related to this...and the cop who busted her father, has long been dead...I did my research." I said.
"You did it well....So is our killer finished?? There is nobody else left?" said Sissy...
We all looked at her...
"You are Sissy!!...you're the other Detective that made the bust." I said.
"The last part of that poem...And Sunday's child is Bonnie and Brave..."said Carlotta...
Just then...Doc Gibbons walked in our meeting..
"Hate to break up your little shindig guys...but I figured you'd want to hear this..We got a hit..a DNA and fingerprint hit from your shot glasses... It's a guy named...Hans Woode....Interpol and The FBI gave us a hit... He's an international hit man...Wanted in several countries for a slew of murders...Works clean, With a silencer.. Hasn't been heard from in a year...He's a real nasty piece of business." he said.
"What?? Hans Woode, a professional killer? What would someone like this being doing with Emma Strand??" I asked aloud...
"Maybe they're in love" said Doc sarcastically...Detective Pile, Detective Barlow and Sissy giggled..Carlotta looked at me with a trace of pity...
"Boo,You keep walking right into Doc's traps." Carlotta said shaking her head... Detective Barlow continued to laugh...Sissy looked at Doc and he smiled a devilish grin at her.
"We got to find them before we get another phone call." said Detective Pyle...
"Oh yeah...We found a partial print at the first crime scene...The drowned woman....Tamala Gordy...It belongs to an Emma Strand..She has a couple of DUI convictions..Hers wasn't hard to find." he said.
"Thanks Doc...Now we know who we are looking for...Detective Barlow...get some guys...I want Lieutenant Van Buren with a guard detail around the clock until we catch these two..." I said.
Sissy smiled broadly...
I looked at Carlotta...
"I'm sorry baby..You know I gotta stay with boss lady tonight...but I'm gonna love you sooo good when this is over...I promise.." she whispered in my ear and kissed me like it was nobody's business right in front of everybody...
I blushed...Doc Gibbons coughed and smiled a bit and Detective Barlow and Detective Pyle smiled... Detective Pile whispered to me..
"Shut your mouth." I said.
"I'm just talkin bout you ADA Wallace.." he said laughing...."You are one lucky ...ummph..ummph..umph.." he laughed.
I looked at everybody......
"Okay folks,keep your eyes open...These two are scary people and resourceful....They could be anywhere.......Keep your GPS units on your cars and your phones...Let's look out for each other." I said.
Sissy and Carlotta walked over to me after everyone cleared out...
"I told Carlotta the whole deal about you and Eddie C...I couldn't keep it from her...She's my best friend..Not just one of my detectives..I am not only proud of you, but glad you're my friend..Glad we been friends all these years...Extra glad you're in love with my chica.." she said.
Carlotta put her arms around me and kissed me again...long,slow, sexy...
''Wow.."was all I could say...
"Remember baby...I'm gonna love you sooo good." she whispered in my ear.
"I'll look forward to it." I said and smiled.
I stopped at Josies and chewed the fat with Gus and had a few beers and then I left...I was good and tired when I got home and angry that once again...I would be missing out on some good loving with Carlotta...I put my key in the door...and before I could put the light on...I got hit with a taser!! A powerful taser~
The electricity weakened me and dropped me to the floor...I was still twitching when the lights came on....
Standing behind me and holding a loaded .45 to my head was a tall white man with blond hair, a pony tail and dark glasses...He said nothing..
I looked up and I saw a shapely and buxom young white woman in a skin tight black cat suit, with long blond hair and dark sunglasses...she took the glasses off...
It was Emma Strand...!!!
''Hello Keith...You've done well for yourself.." she said.
"Hi Emma." I said. "I guess this is Hans?"
She seemed surprised..
"Yes, it is." She said.
"Pleased to meet you" he said.
"Likewise ,uh..I'm sure." I said grimacing....If it wasn't for the fact that he was trying to kill me, he might have been a nice guy...We might have had a few drinks.
"Don't worry, it'll wear off in a few minutes...You'll feel as good as new." he said.
"Yeah..I suspected it was you Em.....When I saw you in the bar last night..I knew for sure..How have you been?" I said.
"I been okay. You always were a smart one Keith...How you found out about Hans..I'll never know." she said..
"He has good tastes in Rum." I said.
She looked at Hans with icy hot hatred..
"You damn fool." she said.
"Heyyy, what are you talkin about?" he said.
"You left those damn shot glasses behind....Now they've made us..both of us...Damn you." she said and before my startled eyes..She shot and killed Hans right in my doorway.!!!
She dragged his body into my loft and closed the door...
She then aimed her gun at me...I was still too weak from the taser to move...She knew that!
"I've been ,you know...pretty good..a few ups and downs...You know...more downs than ups..." she said..Just as calm as she could be....The fact that she had just committed a murder in front of me didn't phase her at all....She began to converse with me as though nothing had happened... I figured ,I might as well keep my cool too!
"Yeah,well you know how it is...You look great...You been working out? If you don't mind me saying, you;'ve got a killer body." I said.
" Thank you..I have worked out a little bit. Your girlfriend is pretty...She Black or Puerto Rican?" asked Emma, still blushing at my compliment.
''Puerto Rican." I said.
"You always did go for the exotic types..How is Sissy doing?" she asked.
"She's fine..She's a Lieutenant now!" I said.
"Oh wow...Good for her.I always thought you had a thing for her...even though she was married to your buddy, but I guess I was wrong.." she said.
''Sissy is good people..please don't hurt her." I said.
"I have no intention of hurting her or your girlfriend...what's her name? Carlotta...Nah..It's you I want playa...Then I'm done." she said.
"You gonna kill me now?" I asked.
"Uh ..Uh....We are going to get up and we are going somewhere else..." she said.
"What name are you registered under now? You've used up all of the first ladies." I said.
''Are you kiddin?..No I haven't...I'm Jackie O.Wow! You know the whole deal...You are good, better than I thought...but then again, any man who would share my bed had better be. " she laughed..
"I gotta hand it to you Em, you always had style baby." I laughed...
"So did you...I sure hate to do this...You were a beast in the bed...but you got a girlfriend...I won't disrespect her like that...bad enough I'm killing her boyfriend...but she's a tough cop, she'll get over it." said Emma.
"You know you won't get away with this...They know who you are...It's only a matter of time before they get you....She'll kill you." I said.
"I doubt that..I doubt that seriously." she said and she reached into my jacket pocket and took my .38 smokeless..
"Saw you in action last night...never figured you for a bad ass...Wow...I got moist just watchin you in action..."Okay Sly drop em..it's a wrap..." You can't know how bad I wanted to give you some....right then." she said.
"Gee..Guess I missed out huh?" I said...
"Yup, You sure did...I missed out too...Okay, get up slowly..and let's go..." she said.
"My car or yours? Damn, what is that fragrance you have on??...It smells hella good..Intoxicating." I said.
"You are such a charmer...I remember...All you had to do was smile and bat those pretty brown eyes of yours at me and my panties would just slide off,...but not anymore. Don't be silly, I know you probably got a GPS tracker on your car...We are taking mine."she said.
" You always were on the ball Em." I said.
"Yup...now drive..Here's the keys..You twitch the wrong way and I'll spill your guts all over this car." she said.
"You're all heart Em." I said.