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Sunday, July 5, 2009

Kapow!


Sepia and I slept very good that night...We felt the cool breeze blow across our naked bodies and we barely moved....It was just a nice peaceful sleep...That sleep was punctuated by the sounds of gunshots!...Four in sucession and then a loud yell!

"Owwwwwwww!...ohhhhhhhhhhh...."

I leaped out of bed and headed for the door...

"Kevin....Kevin!!!! You can't go out in the hall like that!!" yelled Sepia.

"Huh? What??" I yelled....

" You don't have any clothes on." she said with a laugh...

"Oh" I said, a little embarrassed, as I threw on some boxers and some khaki pants and a white
linen shirt... Sepia tossed on a sundress and continued to giggle as I rushed into the hallway with her on my heels....

Eric Derricote lay on the floor, near his cabin, shaking...but unhurt...four nice round bullet holes
were in the door to his cabin, just where his head would've been..

"Oh my God....Oh My God...first someone tries to set me up, then someone tries to kill me..I'm
a marked man...it's haters..they jealous of my football contract..they tryin to get me..." he said,visibly scared...Sepia looked at him with a disdain she only reserved for another football player, namely Cock Robbins.

"BACK IT UP...BACK IT UP...NOTHIN TO SEE HERE, FRANKLIN "FEARLESS' FOSDICK IS ON THE CASE..BACK IT UPPPPPPPPPPPPP!!!!!" came the all too familiar voice... Eric,Sepia and I had that "What the hell " look on our faces..Did he always have to introduce himself everytime he appeared? He knew nothing about the object of surprise.

"APPARENTLY,SOMEONE HAS TRIED TO SHOOT YOU!" He announced!

I could see that he was at the head of his class in school. Oleg Mboli and about five men ,all dressed in dark suits with white shirts and black ties, sunglasses and black wingtips examined the shell casings, dusted for possible prints and interviewed people near the scene. The day before , he had interviewed Sepia,Lolita,Leonard and Eric..extensively. He and I had talked a little bit and were supposed to talk again today...but now this had happened.

"Did you see anything or anyone Mr. Derricote?" asked Oleg Mboli.

"Naw...only heard the click....When you grow up in Jersey City, you know what the click of a heater sounds like.." he said.

"Oh Eric...Eric....are you alright?? Oh my God...you could've been killed." screamed Lolita ,who
was visibly upset.

"Yeah and what a loss to humanity THAT would be ." said Leonard who ,still clad in his pajamas
walked up on the scene.

"Leonard...stop it....somebody just tried to kill Eric...we all could be in danger." she said.

"Yeah,we could be..I just wish whoever did it had better aim." he said as he walked back down the hallway.

Oleg Mboli turned to his men and said-

"I think we should take everybody's hands and test them for powder residue..and we've got to do it quick,before anyone can wash their hands." he said.

'EXCELLENT SUGGESTION, I WAS JUST GOING TO SAY THAT....ALRIGHT MEN, GO FROM ROOM TO ROOM AND CHECK HANDS FOR POWDER RESIDUE......DON'T WORRY FOLKS FRANKLIN FEARLESS FOSDICK IS ON THE CASE!!!" he said as he strutted off.

I looked at Oleg Mboli...He looked disgusted...I couldn't help but smile. It must be hell working for an idiot like that and being smarter ,yet having to take orders from that guy..it couldn't be me. Sepia,Lolita, the visibly shaken Eric and I all adjourned to the dining area where we ordered
Mimosas and had Scrambled Eggs and Bacon and a couple of tumblers of Hot coffee...We hadn't finished breakfast good when another shot was heard!

Everybody jumped up and ran into the hallway.....Detective "Fearless" Fosdick was already on the scene...

"This man has been shot in the arm....he needs medical attention." he said,looking a little shaken
himself... It was Dr. Leonard Culpepper!!!!!

"Hey man, you alright??? Who done this to you? " I asked as I bent down over him...

"I didn't see anyone..Didn't hear nothing....uhhhhhh,I'm shot...."

Lolita and Eric came out of the dining area and walked over to where Leonard was lying...

"Leonard....are you going to be alright?? I was just walking Eric back to his room, he's still shaken from the attempt on his life this morning." she said.


"ATTEMPT ON HIS LIFE? ATTEMPT ON HIS LIFE???? ATTEMPT??? MY GOD WOMAN,
I'VE BEEN SHOT...I'VE BEEN SHOT...SOMEBODY TRIED TO KILL ME AND ALL YOU CANTHINK ABOUT IS THIS ASSWIPE??? " SCREAMED Leonard to the top of his lungs as he righted himself and stood up....

"Hey..Hey..Heyyyyy , you've been shot, you've got to lie still sir, don't get yourself all riled up...
a doctor is coming." said Oleg Mboli. Leonard wasn't listening...He was staring daggers at Lolita and directing his comments at her-

'OH TO HELL WITH A DOCTOR, I AM A DOCTOR...THIS IS JUST A FLESH WOUND...I CAN
TAKE CARE OF IT MYSELF......BUT AS FOR YOU!!!! YOUUUU!! LOLITA, YOU MISS HIGH MAINTENANCE , YOU AND ME, WE ARE FINISHED......LET YOUR BOYFRIEND ERIC PAY FOR THE REST OF THIS CRUISE...AS SOON AS WE GET TO SHORE, I'M FLYING BACK HOME....I NEVER WANT TO SEE EITHER OF YOU AGAIN..AND I HOPE WHOEVER IS DOING THIS KILLS YOU BOTH!!" He Screamed!
"Dang Man..that wasn't nice" whimpered Eric...suddenly looking as if he feared Leonard for the
first time.
"SHUT UP!" said Leonard coldly...and Eric did too...Didn't say another word!

Sepia,Lolita,Eric and I looked in amazement...Never had we seen this kind of rage coming from Leonard. He walked off...I walked over to Oleg Mboli. I looked at him and he looked at me...We both kind of understood something...We understood that we both knew who our killer might be and we had to work together and fast to catch him.

Sepia and I stood along the ship's topside looking out at the sea later on that afternoon.

"Wow, what a crusie this has been....never a dull moment with you Kevin.." she said.

"That's why you stay with me isn't it?" I laughed.

"I guess....I must admit...in the beginning,I thought we were just going to have a fling." she said.

"Because ,Because...I'm not the kind of guy, a girl like you is usually with right?" I said.

She looked at me, then smiled, then placed her hand on my face.....

"No...you're not the kind of guy I usually wound up with....I ran with guys like Cock Robbins,Sam Rasulala , Eric Derricote....but after awhile with you, I realized that while they might have been the kind of guys I wanted..guys like you were the kind of guy I needed and that was more important...that's why I married you."

I smiled at her and held her close to me....just as I was about to kiss her, yet another shot rang out!!!

Sepia, myself and a crowd of people ran into the lower deck , where Franklin "Fearless" Fosdick
lay on the ground writhing in pain...

"IT ALRIGHT...IT'S UGHHHHH ALRIGHT, MY FIREARM ACCIDENTALLY WENT OFF...
UGGGGGHHHH, I SHOT MYSELF IN THE FOOT...I'M IN NEED OF UGHHHHH, MEDICAL
ATTENTION.....UGGHHHHHHH.OHHHHHHHHHHH..." He wailed...I just shook my head.


(Conclusion Next......)

18 comments:

Toni said...

Aww Keith,this was a wild one...Lots of bullets flying and now I haven't got a clue to who is doing this or why..but I know you
will tie all of this up in the conclusion.

Toni said...

I'm first! Yessss!

Swaggie said...

Too much gunplay on this ship for me..What is this..a ghetto cruise?
lololol.

Sunflower said...

This story had it's moments...Comic releif moments with
Fearless Fosdick and Oleg Mboli(You've got to bring these two back
Keith!!!-lololol) and that touching moment between Kevin And Sepia...loved it. I don't care who the killer is.

Angie B. said...

Great story Keith as usual.

Sean said...

I agree with Kevin...If Fosdick is the best the ship has got, then the
killer doesn't have to worry about being caught.-lolololol,he is a disgrace. However, Kevin and Oleg Mboli are on the case...so whoever your killer is should be woried.

Cheryl said...

Good story,lots of action...I knew it was coming soon.

Brenda said...

So glad this was an action packed story with no sex..somebody would be tossing underwear to the rafters
this morning if it had been.

Tate2 said...

What a title,what a story!!! the bullets were flying!

Jazzy said...

Boy you literally had it on and popping in this one, no pun intended.

James Perkins said...

Couldn't think of a more appropriate title for this one...
I've run out of suspects...seems like everybody has gotten shot..except Oleg Mboli...Hmmmmmm!
lolol

Simon Bastion said...

Whoever the killer is..he's very inept..My guess is Franklin "Fearless" Fosdick"...

Lisa said...

You couldn't have created a more inept detective than Franklin
"Fearless" Fosdick...He is hillarious Keith, Please bring him and Oleg Mboli back in a later story...Maybe they can team with Kevin again...but first, he's got to solve this murder.lolol.

Halo said...

ROFLMAO @ the final scene...The killer is getting close and seems to be striking at random..could this be a serial killer on the ship?? Because frankly, it can't be Eric...I don't think it's Lolita
and now the Doc has been shot...and further more...there has got to be a reason....Can't wait to read this.

Vanessa said...

Keith, you are out of your mind...A stupid Detective and a murderer with poor aim...These two deserve each other. Kevin doesn't seem to be consciously doing a lot to help solve it either. Doesn't seem like him.

Grover Tha Playboy said...

Okay,when I stop laughing,I'm going to weigh the facts and try to figure out who is doing this.
I got an idea of who...but then ,he was shot also..so I'm like lost...Maybe it's the babe..she's tired of both dudes sweatin her so tough...You tell me!

Captain Jack said...

This caper has turned into a lovely
little mess...I can't wait to see how you pull this all together Keith.

AnonymousII said...

@Brenda- I so feel you on this one.

Keith,great story as usual!