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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Blind Spots



It was early morning...The streets were quiet and dark. Carlotta and I stood by a fountain holding hands.... The weather in Philadelphia was just starting to get warmer, nicer...Spring was close by....The sun was staying up longer, People were walking around with lighter jackets on...We had been to Josies, Then to the Aqua Bar and then to an after hours spot in Carlotta's section of the city...Now we were out by a water fountain..Just staring  at the water and talking quietly...


Spring ...the on coming of Spring had always made me feel a bit anxious...ever since I was a child....I didn't quite know why...But It did....



We hadn't discussed the case...Dr. Hunter hadn't got a hit on the DNA yet...and Jimmy and Tyriq had interviewed Gil Wilkerson....He had told them that he barely remembered the two men  and that he didn't know much about them outside of the information they gave him when they got insured...He insisted that he didn't know the third man at all.

We still hadn't got a good visual of that White Van...It was too far away from the cameras to get a plate number...Yet it was at all three death scenes. So we were at a dead end...I was used to this on cases like this...At least no more bodies were falling.

''Wow Keith...This is so relaxing...Just watching that water." she said.

"Yeah and not thinking about this case." I said.

"Well, I confess that I'm thinking about it....Something keeps bothering me." she said.

''What?" I asked.

"Can't put my finger on it...Couple of things..." she explained.

"Well, table it for now....Let's just enjoy this moment." I said.

"Yeah lets...I had such a good time tonight...Just hanging out with you." she said.

"I had a good time hanging out in your hood too...This was nice." I said.

She smiled and then gave me a slow sensual kiss...a kiss that lingered...almost in thin air...

''Mmmmm,that was nicer.." I said.

''Silly." she said in between more kisses.

We walked hand in hand over to my car....

We got in and I unbuttoned her blouse...She didn't move my hands this time... We kissed  some more and I unhooked her bra and fondled her breasts in my hands....

''Ouuuuuu," she moaned....

"Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh...ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh..." I moaned as I began to kiss her deeper, more passionately...

I then took one of her breasts in my mouth and began to suck it lightly...

"ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmm..ouuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu..." she cooed...and trembled a little.

I had my hands up under her skirt...but suddenly I removed them...I looked around...We both did!!  Amazing....Not a soul in sight!!!....I stopped for a minute.....I stared at the water fountain.... Carlotta sat up...She straightened up her hair...

"You okay?" I asked.. She smiled sweetly .....

''Yeah...just a little nervous...We are out in the open you know." she said.

"Yeah, I know.... but unlike New York...This city does sleep! ...it's 2:45 am...Nobody is in sight....You can't see anything unless you're right here in this spot." I mused..

Carlotta leaned over and french kissed me....it was long, slow, sensual..soft .I eventually began sucking her ample breasts again in the car...She moaned...softly...

"Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh....you feel so gooooood!" she moaned....

"ohhhhh, so do youuuuuuuuuuuuu..."I groaned.

Carlotta's skin was so soft...almost like a baby...and she always smelled so good....Hard to believe she was a Homicide Detective....

After awhile we both stopped kissing and heavy petting as the nuns in her early school years probably called it...We both looked around and took some deep breaths... She fixed her blouse...I fixed my shirt slowly....I had unzippered my trousers, but Carlotta slowly zippered them back up....She continued kissing me slowly, but rose up slightly...

"Wow..maybe we better chill...I feel kind of uncomfortable doing this out in the open like this. I don't want you to get too excited." said Carlotta.

I laughed....and smiled at her...."You're  too late!"

"My goodness..." she said and laughed.

"Such a good Catholic Girl." I teased..."Until you're inside...behind closed doors." I continued.

"Don't tease me." said Carlotta with a fake pout....

"Don't tease me!!!, Looking all good all the time.." I said and pulled her to me, hugging her...

''Ummmm, that compliment will get you some more fooling around in the car time." she joked.

We kissed again for a few minutes and then slowly stopped...Got ourselves together and took a few deep breaths....

"You can't know how turned on I am right now Carlotta, but something, something about where we are is bugging me too." I said.

"Yeah!! Me too ,Me too...We are in a blind spot...I keep thinking the same thing..." she said.

"Thinking like the killer must have been thinking." I said.

"Exactly!  Hanging around me has worn off on you ADA....You're starting to think like a detective." she said and laughed...

"So...We'll take a raincheck on the fooling around for now eh?" I said.

"Never thought I'd hear you say that ..." she laughed.

"Yeah,I never thought I'd be saying that.Especially not when it comes to you." I said. I started the car...

Carlotta leaned over and kissed me on the cheek.



Carlotta smiled....

"You know you're right....The killer could have sat right here and staked this place out and wouldn't have been caught by the street cameras...Look...they're all over there....This area right here is a blind spot...I know you want to take me back to your spot Keith....but could we stop by C.I.D first.?? I'm sorry I just got a hunch." she said.

"Believe it or not...we are on the same wavelength. I want to look at some video." I said.

"Wow aren't we something?   This case got us so wound up, so caught up that we can't even make love." said Carlotta...with a laugh....

"Who can't?" I laughed...I was still in the mood.

Carlotta looked at me and smiled...

"I guess I should take it as a compliment that I have that effect on you." she said.

"Yes indeed.." I said as I started the car and pulled off.

''You are sooo nasty." she replied, laughing..

II-

Back at C.I.D.  , We found that we weren't the only ones who couldn't sleep....

"Jimmy, what are you doing here?" I asked as Carlotta and I walked in....

"Looking at tape....I couldn't sleep...Unlike everyone else...I'm not dating anyone presently ,so this is where I am....I'm watching tape of our boy...." he said.

Carlotta sat down next to him and she observed the tapes too...

"Look Jimmy...See the white van?" she said.

"Look...it's positioned in both films too far from the camera for the license plate to be seen...At first I thought it was just a co-incidence , but I think it was calculated..." she said.

"What made you think of that?" he asked...

''Uh nothing...Call it a hunch!" she said...I smiled wryly.

"You guys had a night off...and yall couldn't find nothin better to do than to think of that?  At least I got an excuse...I don't have a girlfriend." he laughed...

"Run that tape back just a few hours on screen three." I said...

Jimmy did and you could see the side of my car, but nothing more....Thank goodness, because I wouldn't have wanted Jimmy to see what Carlotta and I were doing in that car..

"It's the outside of a car...but I can't make it out.." said Jimmy....

Good! I thought silently....I know Carlotta was thinking the same thing.

"Exactly! Now roll this tape back a few days before my murder..." said Carlotta...


Jimmy did and to our surprise...we got a white van!!!...cruising back and forward...as if looking for a safe spot...

"Look Carlotta, that might be our van!!!" said Jimmy.

"There's a lot of white vans in the city..." I said.

''Enlarge it Jimmy."she said.

"There it is...and I got a license plate number...a full one." he said.
"Okay...now go to the days of Duke and Tyriq's murder...see if you see the same van!" she said.

He did and there it was!! , Earlier in the day, the same van driving around.....Same plates!!!

"That's too much of a co-incidence.....Same van, same plates, cruising around on both days and looking very much like the one in both spots where our boy in the jump suit and the ski mask are unloading that body." said Jimmy.

"You both have a point..." I said.

"Look at the way this guy walks...Like he has a limp...I can't place my finger on where I've seen that walk...but I've seen it before.." said Carlotta.

"Jimmy, run that plate..we find out who owns that van...just maybe...just maybe we got a line on our killer." I said.

"Way ahead of you." he said.

"We are out of here..see you tomorrow." I said as Carlotta and I left.


We went back to my loft...but by the time I got undressed...Carlotta was already in bed, fast asleep....

She looked so cute sleeping that I didn't have the heart to wake her up....I lie next to her , holding her in my arms and staring at the ceiling until I finally fell into a deep sleep..

III-

The next day ,I walked into Sissy's office...I had a tumbler of coffee for her....She was sitting in her chair...She looked up at me and smiled...I swear, I don't know who's smile could turn me on the most at times...Carlotta's or Sissy's...

"I had an interesting night last night." I said.

"I can imagine." she said with a sly smile...

"No....Not like that, Get your mind out of the gutter." I said.

"You mean you didn't? You both had 24 hours off and you didn't take advantage of it?" she asked.

"I did...I did...but that's not what I'm talking about, Me, Carlotta and Jimmy were here part of the night." I said.

"Huh? What?" she asked...

"We were watching video footage from the days of all three murders...we wound the footage back to before the bodies were dropped off and we found a white van....the same white van, cruising the block where the fountain was...Our killer purposely parked where he knew he would be out of the camera's sight...He wore the black jumpsuit and the ski mask so he couldn't be identified...He knew where the blind spots were...This was all orchestrated." I said.

"So?? We have a smart killer." she said.

"Not so smart...We got a license plate number, a clean number...Jimmy and Carlotta ran it last night when they were here...Might give us a name!!" I said.

Sissy's face lit up...

''Oh wow...that is major..." she said.

Just then, Dr. Hunter walked in the office...

"Hi guys...I have good news and bad news." she said.

"What's the bad news?" I asked.

"Your killer has no criminal record whatsoever...or at least he's not in the  DNA databases we have.." she said.

"And the good news?" I asked.

"The DNA on both hairs belong to the same person....98.9 percent .....we found a bite mark on one victim too and despite the fact that the body was partially in the water...we managed to get a little saliva....It matches the DNA from the hair...So your three murder victims were more than likely killed by the same man." she said.

"But we don't know who that man is yet?" said Sissy.

"Sorry!" she said.

"That's okay...we are getting close, very close..." I said.

Detective Tyriq  Pile walked in...He was wearing sunglasses...He looked like he hadn't had much sleep.



"Hey Doc...Lou...ADA...I found the white van that matches the description of the license plate that Top and Jimmy pulled last night." he said.

"Huh?? What?? How did you know about it?" I asked.

"Jimmy called me a few hours ago after he and Top got the name of the owner of the van...It's owned by the Cyclops Insurance Company!"  I found it and had it impounded....It's downstairs now....CSI and the Forensic Investigators are going over it. I been on this since about 4:30 this mornin...Jimmy woke me up from a righteous sleep....and the Judge I found who signed the warrant probably isn't too happy with me right now either. He was asleep ,like most sane people...Where are the supercops?" he said.

I smiled and then I laughed....So did Sissy.

"Damn Tyriq...Good pull...and great work by Carlotta and Jimmy." said Sissy...."My Dream team." she said.

"I'm certain that both Carlotta and Jimmy are sound asleep." I said.

''Awww bless their hearts." said Sissy, who wasn't trying to contain her laughter.

"The only person not here is the Primary, Where is Duke?" I asked.

Dr. Hunter blushed....

"Oh My God...He's ,He's at my house!!!!...I told him not to over sleep!!!...I even set the alarm when I left..We...He was uh up kind of late last night. I'm so sorry Lieutenant, ADA Wallace." she said.

I  smiled to myself after she said that...I saw Tyriq trying to hide a smile himself...Carlotta was  actually still sleeping soundly at my place when I left this morning... She was sleeping so soundly that I didn't bother to wake her up..and I was certain that Jimmy was himself knocked out somewhere..and knowing Sissy, she would probably cut Tyriq loose soon..He was beat.They'd earned it...They had worked hard.

"It's okay sweetie...Nobody's in trouble.I just hope there's not another major crime committed today, my entire team will be home sleep" said Sissy..

Just then, Detective Edwin "Duke "Baylor came running into the office...


"Hey ADA, Lou...Tyriq!!! Sorry I'm late..." he said...He was out of breath....He looked at Dr. Hunter..she smiled and blushed...Then he looked at us....

"Hey ,I said I'm sorry I'm late." he said.

"Actually, you're not late....You're fine...but while you were uh en route.....Chica, Jimmy and Tyriq may have broke your case wide open.They were here with ADA Wallace all night." said Sissy.

"They were? All night? You and Top and Jimmy? What ,Did you and Top have an argument?" he asked.

'' No..Not at all...quite the opposite...We were out holding hands and she was doing some abstract thinking and she figured out about the blind spots." I said.

Tyriq , Duke and Sissy all gave me the side eye...

"Abstract thinking eh? Okayyyyyy...Me and my wife do that kind abstract thinking a lot. That's why we have three children!" said Tyriq...


Sissy cracked up laughing....

"Oh yall was out  walking and yall found a Blind spot huh?" said Duke...

"Hmmmmmm." said Sissy...who looked at me and blushed...then shook her head,laughing....

Dr. Hunter was seemingly my only ally...She said nothing...She just smiled and held her head down...Then she gave me a sheepish side eye...

Sissy looked at Duke...

"Well Duke...Looks like it's just you and me today buddy...I'm letting Tyriq go home and  Chica and Jimmy are probably home asleep as well...They may be in later...See? This is what happens when you try to have a life? , Like Me and You...The others come in and steal all the glory." she said and smiled.

"I know right Lou?" said Duke as the both of them laughed a conspiratorial laugh.


"But on the other hand Keith, You , Chica, Jimmy , Tyriq and the lovely Dr. Hunter are the folks who really keep this city safe.I sleep better knowing you guys are up all times of night, doing abstract thinking and finding blind spots." she said.

We all burst into raucous laughter!

(CONCLUSION NEXT!!)

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

This made me blush!

bEATRICE said...

gOOD STORY....i LOVED IT...a LITTLE HUMOR...a bREAK FROM THE GRIMNESS OF THE MURDER CASE...i LOVE THESE CHARACTORS...

jUST STARTED READING YOUR BLOGS...tHIS IS MY FAVORITE OF THE THREE.

Sunflower said...

I liked the flow of this story...The interactions between your charactors...
It seems as if the murder case is the back story...But I love it.

Brenda said...

I like Carlotta...She's a good girl...She has principles...Very intriguing charactor...I always liked Sissy Van Buren in the Kevin stories...Glad you're showing more of her and that she now has a storyline of her own..and a whole world of her own outside of her association with Kevin.