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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

His Daughter In Law


Two days later,Nelson drove Olivia ,Beverly and I to the airport.... Beverly sat in front and leaned her head on his shoulder....He looked as happy as a clam...And he should be...I felt bad that because of my father, We had to seperate him and Bev for a few days...
"I'm gonna miss you sweetie." said Beverly as Nelson pulled up to Terminal D....

"Not more than I'm gonna miss you" said Nelson and the two of them kissed each other so passionately...that they didn't hear Olivia and I getting out of the car and grabbing all of our luggage..including hers!





"Are we that mushy Donnie Ray?" asked my wife, Olivia...

I smiled sheepishly...

"Yes and more...We are nastyyyyyyyyyy.." I said, laughing leeringly...

"You're the one that's nasty....Look at you...Stop looking at my cleavage." said Olivia, smiling...

Finally Bev climbed out of the car...
"We have your luggage freshie." joked Olivia...

Beverly looked like she was actually blushing...

"Thanks again Nelson...I owe you big time buddy..." I said and passed him a few dollars..

''Mister A...Come on now..." said Nelson...
"No...Take it...You're doing me a favor...Buy some Gas...Get a pizza..whatever...That's yours." I said.

He grabbed Beverly and kissed her one last time....

"Be safe baby..." he said.

"I'm going to be horny." she whispered...

"Me too! Call me tonight, when you get yourself settled.." he said.

"You know I will" she said and they kissed again..




"We aren't that bad." said Olivia..
"Nahhhh." I agreed and we both laughed and went inside...Checked in and the three of us  boarded our flight to my home town..New Orleans...

II-

Three hours later...We were touching down in New Orleans... Both Olivia and Beverly slept through the entire short flight...I couldn't...I had butterflies in my stomach...Butterflies I didn't have when I was last here over the Christmas Holidays...
I knew I'd be dealing with old demons, old hurts...I didn't relish it..

My sister and Brother in law and my niece and nephew met us at the Airport....

There were hugs and kisses for the three of us...


"Come here...Let me hug my new sister in law......Ouuuuuu Look at you Livy...You got soo much style...Love your hair girl." she said as she hugged Olivia..

"Hi cousin Beverly "said My niece and nephew...My niece was 6, My nephew was 4...They had really become attached to Beverly the last time she was here..
"Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww, hi babies..." she said ,hugging them both...

"Hi Uncle Donnie." they both said...

I grabbed them both and hugged them...

My Sister walked over to me...

"Bonehead...I heard you got hotel reservations...I won't hear of it...I got room for you at my place...Just like before...Cancel those reservations...Get your money back...I got a room for you and Livy and a room for Bev..." she said.

My Brother in Law and my sister made good money....They had a fabulous home outside of Monroe,Louisiana....He looked at me...

"Don't argue with her Donnie Ray, you know how she is." he said smiling...

"Yeah...She is my sister..."I said smiling..
"Come on...I know you're hungry..." she said.

Nobody argued...

We loaded up our luggage and drove out to their house... She served us a fine meal of Fried Chicken, Yellow Rice, with Shrimp and Sausage and our choice of Lemonade and Ice Tea...

"So how is your father?" I said snidely while we ate...

"Don't be like that Donnie Ray" said Olivia..

"That's okay Livy....That's him...They both just alike...Stubborn....To answer your question...He's going crazy in stir...They tryin to pin a murder on him...He's got a public defender that's tryin to get him to plead guilty to manslaughter...Your daddy aint no fool..He knows that they're all in this together...He refused to plead guilty to anything..Says he's innocent." said Della.

"We are going to see him this afternoon...Is he in County?" I asked.

"Yeah." she said.

"He sent Sweet Dick Jenkins up to Philly to get me." I said.

"Sweet Dick went to visit him....He said he was going up to Philly to see his daughters and his grandchildren...So Daddy told him you were up there and to look you up,tell you he needed your help...He was so glad when Sweet Dick came back and told him you were on the way...He said he's so sorry he missed your wedding.." said Della..

"Yup...He was sorry he missed my high school graduation, sorry he missed your college graduation, sorry he missed my graduation from junior college and the police academy...sorry he missed the births of both of his grand children and sorry he missed his son's wedding...

I gave him this photo of Olivia from the wedding." she said

He's been sorry for a long time." I said..."Oh yeah, he did make mom's funeral...So drunk that he actually did miss it kind of..."I said.

Everyone was quiet...Olivia and Bev had never seen me so bitter...Della though was not afraid...She never was..

"You finished?  I've been mad at him too, for a long time...I've just decided to accept him for who he is...and take it from there...He loves us both...In his own way...I suppose he loves us the best he can...You gotta forgive him Donnie Ray...You gotta help him...After me..He's the only family you got....next to me..and when he's gone...You got no daddy...We've already lost mom."she said.

I rubbed her arm...

"Okay Della...I'm gone go see him..." I said.

"Well finish eating..Let your girls change they clothes...They been travelin all day." she said..

"Yeah!" said Beverly playfully slapping my arm..
We all busted out laughing.

"I like her.."laughed Dell.

III-
I was surprised at how clean and modern the county lockup visiting room looked...Someone had obviously invested some money in it...Probably a lot more than they had invested in the public school system, I mused...

My father was brought out by a guard...He was about an inch taller than the white guard who was handling him...He was wearing an orange jumpsuit, sneakers and had a hint of a beard...All things considered ...He looked good...I hadn't seen him in three years and this was the first time I had ever seen him like this..

We embraced....He looked at me...

"Donnie Ray, Donnie Ray...You look good." he said.

"I wish I could say the same for you."I replied dryly...

He shrugged his shoulders..

''Well, under the circumstances..." he said."I'm so glad you came...I didn't think you were going to come.." he said.

"I almost didn't...But I didn't want it on my conscience that you might get a needle and I didn't do all I could to save you."I said.

He looked down at the ground and said nothing...

"I want you to meet somebody....I got you a lawyer....a good lawyer." I said.

''.A Lawyer? I can't afford no pay lawyer Donnie Ray!" he said ...It was more than he expected.

Olivia and Beverly walked into the room....

He smiled..He always did when pretty women were around him...

"Oh yeah, one other thing...This lawyer!!  She's your daughter in law!" I said.

He looked Olivia up and down and smiled sheepishly.... He looked at me and smiled..

"Not baddddddddddd...Not baddd at all...You inherited my good tastes in women son, She's beautiful..." he said.

He pulled out the wedding photo that Dell had given him...

''So this is you huh? " he said smiling..

Olivia smiled...

"Yes....That is I....Pleased to meet you Mr. Alexander." she said.

"Not as pleased as I am to finally meet you...So you're Ms. Olivia, the lawyer that married my son..???.Wow...I am impressed and who is this with you, your sister?" he said eying Beverly...

"That's my niece...She's also an attorney...She'll be helping me out on your case..."said Olivia..

"Hello Mr. Alexander." said Beverly....

"Niece?? Why you two look almost like sisters....You can't be that much older than her." he said to Olivia..

"I'm nine years older to be exact....Her father is my older brother...He's twelve years older than me."explained Olivia...

"Uhhh huhhhh, that explains it....Pleased to have such beautiful ladies in my family." he said smiling..

The room was silent for a long while...

"Look...I am sooo sorry that I didn't come to your wedding...I was drunk and I was broke..But all that has changed...I put myself in rehab and I cleaned up and I got myself a job...Oh yeah...I got engaged too....I'm tryin to be a new man one day at a time and if you get me out of here...I promise...I promise..I'm gonna get you a wedding gift.." he said.

"Dad..Dad..Let's not make promises okay....Let's just work on getting you out of here.." I said. "Tell me about your case." I said..

"Wait! First off...You're going to plead Not Guilty..I heard they had a public defender trying to get you to plead guilty to a lesser charge...I hate that...He doesn't even want to try..That's lazy.." said Olivia..

"You're right...And I've fired two of em...." He looked at me.. "Donnie Ray...I like her...She's my kind of girl....Olivia...Welcome to the family...I'm proud to have you as my attorney and my daughter in law." said Johnnie Ray...

He looked at Bev...

"Welcome to you too baby..If you're anything like your auntie here...You're alright with me." he said.

Beverly smiled..."Thank you sir." she said.
''Sir?  I aint no sir..Call me Johnnie Ray..or J.R." he laughed.

"That's funny...I call your son, D.R." she said.

He smiled..."I like these girls Donnie Ray...I like em...They real folks.." he said.

Part of me was happy that my father approved of my wife and her niece....

IV-
But then...There was the business of his case...

"Pop, why are you in here? What did they say you did?" I asked.

He pulled me in closer...He appeared to be embarrassed...Olivia reassured him....

''Mr. Alexander...If I'm going to be your attorney, I have to be privy to everything...You can't hide anything from me." she said.

"Alright then...I've been accused of the murder of Dr. Veronica Markland." he said.

"Thee Dr. Veronica Markland...??" I said.

"You know this woman Donnie Ray?" asked Olivia...

"Yeah, everybody in New Orleans does..She's a..ahhhhhh relationship counselor.." I said.

"Awww hell, now that we got it out, don't pretty it up..She's a sex therapist Olivia..." he said.

"Well that's nothing to be ashamed of...A lot of men your age start having uh ,er problems..." she said.

"She was treating me for sexual addiction Olivia..I was her patient and then....then I was her lover!" he said looking at the floor..
"You gotta be kidding me!" said Beverly, who found the whole thing hillarious...

"You were seeing a therapist for sexual addiction and you wind up sleeping with her? Oh My God!  This is one for the books." she said, howling and slapping her thigh...

My dad laughed too...

I just shook my head...

"Only my old man.." I said...I found it kind of funny too...

"But she's dead." said Olivia  silently and soberly...

"Yes....Somebody stabbed her in the side of the neck....It wasn't me...They used the kind of knife they use to gut fish...I'm a fisherman now...I go out on the shrimp boats...but that wasn't my knife...I showed the case detective all of my knives...Forensics went over them...Not a one was missing, no human blood or DNA was on any of them, but he still jacked me up...Had me in the sweat box for 48 hours trying to force me to confess..Wouldn't let me go to sleep...but I wouldn't confess Olivia..I wouldn't.."said my dad...I hated to admit it...but I was kind of proud of him...I'd seen detectives use those same tactics and seen guys break down and confess to crimes they didn't commit, just so they could sleep or be left alone..

"Good for you Mr.Alexander." said Olivia...

"Please...You family now...Call me Johnny Ray...No more of this Mister stuff." he said...Olivia and Beverly smiled..

Beverly pored over the case file...
"She has 21 other clients....There is no mention that the case Detective interviewed any of them." she said..

"And this whole case is based on the fact that you were seen leaving her apartment around midnight...but the coroner's report says that she could have been killed anywhere from midnight to three o'clock...Where did you go after you left her apartment?" asked Olivia..
"I went to a club...Binocles..." he said...

"I know that club...I've played there.....You got any witnesses?" I asked..

"The Bartender...The Barmaid and about five other people....I told my other two lawyers that and they said that all of them were unreliable..They didn't bother to ask them.." he said.

"What?" I said.

"They got my fingerprints in her apartment and a loaded condom that has my DNA in it and a murder weapon that could be my trade knife, but it's not...But outside of that, they don't have motive, nothin...I think it's cause she was white and I'm Black..." he said.

"This looks like they're trying to railroad you Johnnie Ray...I'm not going to let that happen...We are going to your hearing tomorrow." said Olivia..

"D.R.  ,You and I got some clients to interview." said Beverly....

"Yeah and a coroner's report to see as well as a look at the crime scene...Who is the case detective?" I asked.

"Bobby Grandon, Detective Bobby Grandon." said my dad..

"Damn!" I said.

"You know him son?" he asked..

"I know his old man...I worked under his old man...Lt. Grandon...I sent him to prison along with several others for attempted murder,destruction of property, corruption...among other things...He's in federal prison.
His Brother in law is in State Prison for first degree murder also courtesy of me...Does he know you're my father?" I asked.

"Probably..." said my dad...

''Livy...When Bev and I finish our investigation and interviews.. You and I will go and talk to Detective Grandon ourselves.."I said.

We got up to leave....My father grabbed my arm..

"Thank you son...For what it's worth...I'm proud of you and grateful for what you're doing....And I think you made a fine choice in a wife...The third time was the charm huh? You made it to the alter this time...That's cause the right one was with you this time.."he said..

Olivia smiled..


"Bye Johnny Ray.." she said.

"Bye Sugar and Bye Beverly.." he said smiling salaciously at her..and shaking his head..

Beverly giggled..

"By Mr. Johnny Ray.." she said.

V-
 We headed back to Della's house for some dinner and relaxation....

 After the kids went to sleep, Beverly got on her tablet and face timed Nelson...Who was glad to hear from her..She lie across the bed in just a gray top and panties...The two of them having a salacious conversation no doubt....Since he couldn't be here...
I heard whispering and giggling through the door as I walked to the room Olivia and I were sleeping in...



"Nelsonnnn, stop breathing so hard...you're sounding kind of creepy right now." laughed Beverly...

"It's just that you look so damn hot." he said..

"In THIS? A grey sweat shirt and panties??" she said.

"You look hot in anything." he said.

''Awwwww...that's so sweet....I don't feel particularly sexy right now...but you just made my day...Wait til I get back." she said.

"I can't wait...I'm gonna take you to breakfast and...." he said before Beverly cut him short..

"Nelson...we may be too tired for breakfast sweetie.......after I spend the night with you.." she said and smiled at him...He smiled back.

"Yeah.....damn right..." he said.

Olivia was lying across the bed in some pink lace panties and a tight , black t-shirt...I took my trousers off and laid on top of her, kissing her softly...

''We can't carry on in here now...There are children down the hall and Bev is right next door and the walls are kind of thin" she said in between kisses...

She was right...I didn't want to get too steamed up and have this bed jerking back and forward and squeaking...Still, I was good and aroused now...

We continued to kiss and I rubbed her breasts, while she fondled me softly...It was driving both of us crazy...So we stopped....We both lie on our backs facing the ceiling...breathing heavily....

"It's alright....We'll have our time together.." she said.

I smiled..

"I know...We gotta stay focused on my dad's trial.." I said.

Olivia smiled and rubbed my arm..

"It's nice having a father in law." she said as she layed her head on my chest and nestled up under me...

"You didn't have a father in law before ,when you were married to Elwood?" I asked.

"No...both of his parents were deceased when I met him...My father was dead...My mother was still alive....She and Bev couldn't stand Elwood....They obviously saw what I didn't see yet." she laughed...

"Wow!" I said.

"This is nice....I have a brother and sister in law and a father in law..It's really cool...Maybe one day, when we are retired..We can move back down here.." she said.

"What about Bev?" I asked.

"Oh Bev will be married and have a hundred children with her hot ass..." laughed Olivia..

"Yeah and she'll need her Auntay to help her with those kids...Plus you and I might have one or two in our future."I said.

"Oh yeah, that's right...Okay scratch that...We'll visit here a lot." she said and giggled..

I rolled over and kissed her passionately...She nestled up under my arms and laid her head on my chest and we both dozed off into a peaceful sleep.

(TO BE CONTINUED)




3 comments:

Toni said...

A very good and telling episode...Nice to see Olivia finally meet her father in law.

Angie B. said...

This was a very sweet installment...Nice that OLivia and Johnny Ray hit it off so well..

Sunflower said...

Despite how nice this was...I know it's the calm before the storm...Nobody on the NOPD could be happy to see Donnie Ray..He knows that...Can't wait to see how this plays out!