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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Labor Pains

I was tired...It had been an interesting afternoon after all...I stripped down to my boxers and got in the bed next to Sepia....I put my arms around her...She was sleeping softly.....

Before I closed my eyes...I thought about the Anesthesiologist, Dr. Richard Bauer, putting unsuspecting women under and then having his way with them...What kind of man was he? How could he do this?  I had enough evidence against him, just with his past record alone to at least bring suspicion on him...Get the police to look at him...But I really didn't have time to invest in this...

My wife was hours from having our first child and I wasn't getting paid to look into this...It really wasn't my concern...But maybe I'd call Sissy and get her to keep her eyes open to this...

Some other time.....

I drifted off ....or did I?? Once again ,I heard footsteps outside of the door and an argument...

Hushed Whispers.....

"I warned you Richard...I warned you....That's two of my clients...Two of my clients...and that other one a month ago....Dr. Berg's client....You're done...That's it..You're fired!"

"You can't fire me...And plus, you have no proof!" said Richard Bauer....

"What I have is two women who claim they were sexually assaulted...Who woke up ,with their clothes off or in disaray...This last woman woke up nude!!"

"Did you see the knockers on her...My gooodnesss...How do you control yourself man?" he said..

"You think this is a joke...This is serious Richard....You're a rapist...you need help..I should have reported you the first time I walked in on you and Dr. Berg's patient!  "

"But you didn't...You watched....You got your jollies off watching.....Now you want to play Mr. Moral High ground....You got nothin...None of those women can Identify me..I left behind no clues...and if anything...they'll say THAT YOU assaulted them...They came to see you after all.."

"You..You're a monster..."

"Ahhh pipe down...You don't tell my secrets and I won't tell yours..."

"You've got to stop this Richard...."

"Yeah...yeah..yeah..."

I eased myself out of the bed and went to the door...Sure enough...Richard Bauer was the one who had had the conversation...

He had to be stopped..

II-


Sepia awoke.....

"Ouuuuu sweetie....ouuuuuu...I'm having contractions .....pains.....they're coming in...ouuuuuu...they're close....ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh..." she moaned...

"This is it!! Huh? You're ready right?" I said excitedly....

''Could be!" she said.

"Let me call a doctor..."I said.

To my shock, who would appear at the door but Dr. Richard Bauer....He looked at my wife and had a peculiar grin on his face...

I was stunned...I wanted to smash his face...but I had to remain cool...

"She's having labor pains huh?" he asked.

"Yes...She needs a doctor..."I said.

"I'm an anesthesiologist.....perhaps I could put her under and she'd rest better."he said.

"What???" I said and looked at him strange...

"THAT WON'T BE NECESSARY!" came the voice of another doctor...

I looked relieved...

He looked at Sepia...

He pulled out his stethoscope and listened to her heartbeat....He then checked her pressure...

I noticed that Dr. Bauer had left....No easy sexual conquest for him here I suppose.

''Everything looks okay...I'm calling in a nurse...We are going to give you an epidermal Mrs. Morris...Everything is going to be alright..." he said and smiled.

A nurse came in and administered the epidermal and Sepia calmed down...I held her hand and smiled at her ...She finally relaxed and drifted off to sleep....

III-


While Sepia slept...I looked through the file I had built on the good doctor Bauer and at the addresses of the two women who had complained about being assaulted...

I decided to take another look at that room at the end of the hallway..

I wandered back down the hall....I opened the door and entered the room....I went through the trash can...I found what I was looking for...a loaded condom!  This guy was arrogant and  cocky...I collected it and put it in a plastic baggy...

I put it in the tunk of my car....As I was re-entering the hospital...I saw the woman who had awakened nude in the room just hours before...She was sitting in the lobby crying...


I sat down next to her...

"Miss...I know why you're crying." I said.

She looked at me like I was crazy....

"Go Away!"she said.

"You came here for a check up...A routine visit with your Gynecologist and you woke up naked and confused in your room right?" I said.

She looked at me with surprise....

"I walked past your room...I-I- Heard the two of you....My wife is in a room down the hall from you...She's having a baby...I saw it...He left the door open."I said.

"HE? HE WHO???  I didn't come here with my boyfriend....I-I-I.."she said.

I put my finger to her mouth...

"I know...I know...You were waiting for your doctor and the next thing you know, you were waking up and all your clothes were strown all over the floor...I know...I saw him...and not just with you...He had another woman today when I came in.."I said.

"WHATTTTT???" she said.

"There is a monster in here...He's an anesthesiologist....HE's done what he did to you before...At least two times....Nobody has been able to touch him because everybody has been drugged....The women wake up, they don't remember anything and since he uses a condom...There is no sperm in your system...But I'm going to stop him...But I need your help."I said.

"How can I help you?" she said still crying..

''Did the hospital do a rape kit on you?" I asked.

"Yes."she said.

"They didn't find sperm, but they should have found the spermicide used on most condoms...I'm thinking they overlooked it because they weren't looking."I said.

"You a cop?" she asked.

I pulled out my identification...

"I'm a private investigator....You are now my client....And this one is on the house...My name is Kevin Morris...I found the condom he used on you....I have it in my possession...If I'm right...It has your DNA and his on it and the spermicide...I don't know how to ask you this...but I'm going to need your panties...They have his DNA and yours on it too..."I said.

I showed her a photo of Dr. Bauer and the file I had drawn up on him...

"Wow ,you did all of this in just a few hours?  You're good at what you do." she said,smiling for the first time...

"That's what they tell me... I have a good friend...In the police department...I'm going to call her....I'll give her what I have and she'll take it from there...."I said...

She got up ...

"Excuse me...I'll be right back" she said.

She walked into the ladies room...She came back with a small paper bag...

"This is really strange...but for some reason...I-I believe you...You're the only one who has believed me all day."she said and handed me the paper bag...

I looked at her ,puzzled...

"My panties.."she said.

"Oh...Okay...."I said.

She wrote her number and her email address on a piece of paper..

"I'll be in touch.."I said.

"What about your wife? Isn't she about to have a baby?" she asked...

"Sure Is...I'm headed back to the room... He's not going to get away with this...I promise you..."I said.

She kissed me on the cheek...

"Thank you Mr. Kevin...My name is Denise...Denise Reynolds..." she said.

"I know that...Thanks Denise...Go on home and get some rest."I said.

IV-

I walked back to Sepia's room...She was up, She smiled when I walked in....

"Any more contractions?" I asked.

"Yes...This little girl is almost ready to come out...."she said...

"WOW!" I said...

"You've been busying yourself...What have you been doing? Just walking up and down the hallways?" she asked laughing...

"Yeah, something like that...Being newsy..."I said.

Sepia smiled so sweetly....I peered over at her and looked out the window...Night was approaching...I wanted to protect her and my daughter to be from men like Bauer...
I was going to spend the rest of my life doing just that, I pledged.



(TO BE CONTINUED)

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Bad Doctor,Part 2

 
Dr. Meadows finished examining Sepia and smiled at us both....

''You two are so cute...Having your first baby..." she said.

"Do you have any children Dr. Meadows?" I asked.

"I have two daughters...23, 21 and a son....29 years old...He's also a doctor...My youngest daughter is in college and my middle daughter is in med school..."she said smiling..

"Wow! That's incredible."said my wife Sepia ,smiling...

I kissed her stomach again...She giggled and rubbed my head...

Dr. Meadows smiled...

"That little lady should be here in ten to twelve hours....A doctor will be in soon to give you an epidermal." she said.

''Will you be here Doc?"I asked.

''I can if you want me too..." she said.

''I want you too...I uh have to run out a minute...Just to my car...I'll be back." I said.

''Oh Kevin ,silly, go to the car...He hasn't let me out of his sight since I got pregnant." laughed Sepia..

"Don't complain honey...Enjoy it!" laughed Dr. Meadows.

II-


I wanted to do a little snooping...First off....I needed to know who that creepy doctor was....I got my IPad and went into this hospital's employee database...I looked up anestheisologists..Anybody with the first name..."Richard"  There was three...It took me no time to find Mr. sex machine... His name was Richard Bauer Jr.

I googled him...born and raised in Philadelphia....Graduated with honors from Penn, Did grad school at John Hopkins in Baltimore...Previous jobs were in Atlanta and San-Francisco...then Philadelphia...His Father was a wealthy retired surgeon..who gave generously to this hospital and had a wing named after him...

I made some checks into his background...I called the hospital he worked at in Atlanta and in San-Francisco... They didn't originally want to talk to me...but after some prodding I got what I was looking for...Young Bauer Jr. was accused of, but never charged with molesting two female interns in Atlanta....He was arrested and charged with sexual assault on a young co-ed in San-Francisco...Charges were dropped and the alleged victim was paid a hefty settlement...

At John Hopkins....He was caught in bed with the wife and daughter of one of the chief surgeons...There were no charges brought, but he was asked to leave....He had been at this hospital for a year and a half...

I talked in confidence to a few receptionists and cleaning people...They knew all the dirt...They told me that three different women had complained that after they had been in the waiting room, they had awakened to find their clothing in dis aray and feeling as if they had been sexually violated...unfortunately, they had no memory of the good doctor or proof that anything had happened...

Of course not...He had used a condom...

I saw him....

I followed him....For the most part, he did his job...When a patient needed to be prepped for surgery ,he came ,put them under and went on about his business...but he was particularly fond of Blonde and busty nurses....He flirted shamelessly with them...Most of them ignored him...or laughed him off....

But with patients ,it was different...I doubted if I was going to get anything solid on him...It was just a shame what he was possibly doing here...

III-
I went back to Sepia's room....She and Dr, Meadows were talking...

"There he is..."said Dr. Meadows...

"Heyyy,I'm back..."I said.

"Took a little break huh?" said my wife...

"Just a little"she said..

I smiled... It was just a matter of time...My baby was on it's way...

I held Sepia's hand....She dozed off.....I got up and peered down the corridor...
I walked down the hall...I couldn't believe it...I heard the bed squeaking again....

The bed in the room was squeaking loudly and I heard the muffled sounds of a man moaning....

"Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh...Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh sweeet lawdd.....Ouuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu...Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh babyyyyyyyyyyyyyy...YESSSSSSSSSSSS!
ummmmmmmmmmmmmmm...ouuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu...OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
mommy...yesssssssssssssssssssssssssss...."

It was the same sounds I heard just hours before...



"Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh...Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh sweeet lawdd.....Ouuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu...Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh babyyyyyyyyyyyyyy...YESSSSSSSSSSSS!
ummmmmmmmmmmmmmm...ouuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu...OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
mommy...yesssssssssssssssssssssssssss.... Sweet Baby...Sweet baby...ohhhhhh,I'm about to commme...ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh my goddddddddddddddd!-OHHHHHHHHHHHHHH,ummmmmmmm" he moaned!

Strange...Not a sound was coming from the woman...

I tried the door...It was locked...

I heard silence...I ran and ducked into another empty room and hid..

I heard the door to that room open...I heard footsteps running down the hall...

I slipped out of the room....

I peered into the bedroom..A young woman was lying up on the bed...naked...Her skirt was on the floor by the bed as was her bra and her panties...her shoes were in a corner....

It had happened again....I had to find out who these women were and if I could help them!

I couldn't go in that room...If that woman wakes up naked and I'm the first person she sees...Things will not go well for me...  I had to find out a name or something!!
IV-
I went back to the receptionist who had helped me the most....

''Do you know what you're asking me? I could lose my job." she said.

"Keisha...I promise you, you won't lose your job...Something is going on here..Women are bei ng sexually assaulted....Now I've witnessed one with my own eyes...and I am 99 percent sure I heard one tonight.."I said.

"How do you know it wasn't consensual?" she said.

"The woman was asleep...and not participating at all.."I said.

"The doc could have been puttin his thing down that hard." she said,laughing..

''Well tell me something...If that was the case...Wouldn't the woman at least have moaned or said something encouraging him to keep going?"I said.

"I don't know...Some women are quiet lovers." she said.

"Come on...I'm telling you...Women are being assaulted here...What if you're next? Or a friend of yours?" I said.

She was quiet for a minute....

"There was a woman.... A Denise Reynolds ...She claims that she came here to see her Gynecologist...Dr. Reginald  Lucas and that an Anesthesiologist came in and put her under...and when she woke up, her bra was unhooked and her panties were on backwards....Her blouse had been opened.. I'm betting that this was the same Reggie that was arguing with him in the hallway.

They ran a rape kit on her...but found no semen...She looked at photos of all of our anesthesiologists and she couldn't identify him...She threatened to sue the hospital.."she said.

"Can you pull her files?" I asked.

She did and I made a copy of it...It had the woman's phone number and her social on it...

''Was there anybody else?" I asked.

"Not that I know of." she said.

"Today...Was there anybody Blonde, with huge breasts that came in?" I asked.

"I don't flow like that...What do you want?" she asked.

"Please...It's important..." I asked...

''Well...there was one...She came in an hour ago to see Dr. Reginald Lucas..."she said.
There was that name again...Co-incidence?? Both patients were his???

"What's her name?" I asked.

She pulled the file...I looked over it and copied it...Her name was Brenda Hollerson, she was petite, with huge breasts and long blond hair...His type.

"Thanks baby....Nobody will know about this...You're safe with me.." I said.

"If not I'm going to be employed by you, because I'll lose my job..."she said..

"No you won't...I got you."I said and I peeled off several twenties and placed them in her hand...

''For your troubles baby." I said and headed back to my wife's room...


(TO BE CONTINUED!)

Monday, April 28, 2014

Bad Doctor, Part 1


A rainy day in Philly....So what else is new this year?  I was driving my wife,Sepia to the hospital...It was as they say, GO TIME!!  She was due to deliver the baby, a day ago...but nothing happened...Dr. Meadows, called me and told me to bring her to the hospital anyway...because they might have to induce labor...
Me? I'm Kevin Morris, Private Investigator at times...Owner of my own business, Morris Communications most other times...Today...I'm Sepia's husband, driving her to the hospital on wet, rainy Philadelphia streets and just days or hours away from being a first time father...

The rain was pouring....I looked over at Sepia....

''You excited?" I asked.

"Of course I am...A little scared too!" she said.

"Me too...I'm both, but I'm sure we'll be alright." I said and smiled..

The night before..I had been in Josies knocking back a couple of beers with Gus ,the bartender and my friend, Clerow, himself a father of two little girls..

"Kid, when is that baby coming?...Sepia's been pregnant for over a minute now."said Gus..

"It was due today ,believe it or not." I laughed...

''TODAY?? and you're in here?" said Clerow..

''Sepia ordered me to go out...I've been up under her like 24/7 since she got pregnant....and besides...She's got my cell phone on speed dial...if she needs me." I said.

Clerow and Gus looked at me and laughed...
At long last we drove up to the hospital...I parked...and Sepia got out of the car...I put my umbrella over her and walked her into the hospital...She looked at me and smiled..

"Kevin...your hands are shaking." she said.

"Nah! I'm fine...." I said..

"No you're not....It's okay lover...I'm nervous too...." she said.

I had faced armed killers without batting an eye....and here I was shaking like a leaf on the eve of my baby's birth..Go figure.

II-
I got Sepia situated in her room and I leaned down and listened to her stomach....She rubbed my head gently and smiled at me...

"Hear anything?" she asked jokingly....

"Nah, she's snoring."I joked and looked at Sepia and smiled..

"Silly"she said and smacked my arm jokingly...

"Why don't you go and get yourself some coffee and something to eat..."she said.

"You know..that's a good idea...Can I bring you something?" I asked.

"No...I'm good...but I know you haven't eaten a thing." she said.

"Okay...I'll go..." I said.

I looked at her one last time and smiled at her and then headed towards the cafeteria....as I walked down the hall...I noticed that one of the doors to one of the rooms was slightly ajar...

I heard the bed squeaking beyond control.....

III-


I couldn't believe my ears....I thought that this only happened on television.....

The bed in the room was squeaking loudly and I heard the muffled sounds of a man moaning....

"Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh...Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh sweeet lawdd.....Ouuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu...Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh babyyyyyyyyyyyyyy...YESSSSSSSSSSSS!
ummmmmmmmmmmmmmm...ouuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu...OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
mommy...yesssssssssssssssssssssssssss...."

I peeped inside the room and I saw a man in a lab jacket.....His pants and his boxers down around his ankles.. Going to town inside a young woman...Her skirt was off and her panties were on the floor....Surprisingly, her bra was still on....Her blouse was wrinkled...and I had to be wrong, but she appeared to be asleep!!!

"Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh...Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh sweeet lawdd.....Ouuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu...Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh babyyyyyyyyyyyyyy...YESSSSSSSSSSSS!
ummmmmmmmmmmmmmm...ouuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu...OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
mommy...yesssssssssssssssssssssssssss.... Sweet Baby...Sweet baby...ohhhhhh,I'm about to commme...ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh my goddddddddddddddd!-OHHHHHHHHHHHHHH,ummmmmmmm" he moaned! His eyes were rolling into the back of his head, he was sweating and shaking.

'Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh..ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh...ouuuuuuuuuuuuuuu...ohhhhhhhhhhh" Strange...Not a sound was coming from the woman.....Maybe he wasn't putting it down as hard as he thought he was I thought and giggled...He heard me!!!

''HEYYYY, WHO IS OUT THERE??" he yelled..

I ducked into an ajoining room...

Whoever he was....He peered out...I heard ruffling, the sound of pants being pulled up and zippers being pulled up...He came to the door..He peered out again and then he straightened his clothes and walked in the opposite direction down the hall...

I thought this only happened on television...These doctors and nurses.....I  mused...I walked past the room and the woman he had been screwing was sound asleep...He had dressed her and laid her in the chair...She was snoring...This seemed odd....She wasn't a nurse!! She appeared to be a patient!!!!Her hair was out of order and while he had put her skirt back on...He hadn't bothered to put her panties back on!!!

Oh well...it was none of my business anyway!

IV-

I went down to the cafeteria and had some breakfast....Scrambled Eggs, Hash Browns, Orange Juice, Toast and coffee...Then I headed back to Sepia's room...She was fast asleep....I sat in the chair by the door...Soon I drifted off to sleep....

My sleep was broken by an argument I heard outside my door...

"Richard...I swear...I'm sick of covering for you....THAT WAS MY PATIENT FOR CRYING OUT LOUD" came a voice....

"I must say, you get the cute ones....Oh my god Reggie...the legs on her and the tits....I wish I had thought to take her bra off and suck on em a little while." came another voice..

"ARE YOU OUT OF YOUR MIND??  She woke up and her panties were on the floor....You idiot!!She thinks she got sexually assaulted...She could go the administration or worse...The police...HAVE YOU TAKEN LEAVE OF YOUR SENSES????" came another voice..

"Relax...Relax...She was drugged up ...She didn't know if she was coming or going...Her word won't be credible....When I gave her the anesthesia ,she was out like a light...I doubt if she even remembered my face.." 

"You better hope she didn't...When I got there she was distraught...She said that she didn't take her underwear off and that her blouse wasn't buttoned up right and that her hair was out of sorts...."

"Sooo what? She can't prove a thing, She can't identify me...."

"You think this is a game don't you?  We could get sued behind this...and you could go to jail...Which is where you belong you pervert...You disgust me Richard....If it wasn't for your father's huge award to this hospital I swear I'd-"

"You'd do what? Fire me? Bring me up on charges?? HA!!  My father gives millions to this hospital annually and that means you won't do a damn thing...So don't even go there..."

"You just watch yourself....You hear...No more drugging these women and getting free feels ..."

"Free feels? HAA...Don't be naive....I was gettin the whole load!"

"Did you at least use a condom?"

"Of course..."

"You're an asshole..."

"I'd say I was lucky..."

"One day your luck is going to run out...."

"Yeah, yeah,yeah...but until then...I'm going to keep gettin the best that come though those doors.."

"Can't you get a woman on your own? You know, buy em a drink...A movie?? Dinner? Some sweet talk, the way most NORMAL guys get girls?"

"What's the fun in that??Then they think I like em and want to spend more time with em..."

"You're a creep Richard!"

I looked out the door...I got a good look at the two men talking...I definitely knew who the one guy was...The same guy I had seen humping that woman in the empty bedroom down the corridor..He was blond, about six feet, three inches...athletically built..wore glasses..That was him...The other man, I didn't know...

They had both walked away....I was right...He had drugged that woman and had taken advantage of her...What a bastard...I wondered how many other women he had done this to...

Sepia stirred just then and sat up...
I walked over to her and kissed her stomach....

''Heyyy lover...everything alright?" she asked...

''Yup, Everything is alright" I said.

But it wasn't!!....There was something sinister going on in this hospital...I hoped I didn't have to get in the middle of this...but somehow...I knew I would.  I looked out the window.....It was still raining lightly...
I wondered if that was some kind of sign..

(TO BE CONTINUED)



Friday, April 25, 2014

Who's Zooming Who?


Several weeks went by and the John Pryor /Jake Robinson business was over...He was safely buried and his wife had moved on... Olivia, Beverly and I had moved on to other cases..Cases where we actually got paid and as far as we were concerned..The matter was settled and closed..

Olivia, Bev and I were at Josies one night drinking after a big case closed when we happened to see Gretchen Carter, the fiance of John Pryor aka Jake Robinson out and about..

 Olivia spotted her first, dancing and drinking and having a good time....

"Look Donnie Ray, Bev...it's Gretchen.." she said.

"Yeah that is her...Look how she's dancing with that guy....I suppose she's really moved on now huh?" laughed Beverly.

"Wow!...Well ,I guess everybody copes in a different way....Shame what happened to her...Thought she was engaged...Then finds out ,not only is the guy married but he was just stringing her along to get information. She must have went through hell..Especially since he dropped dead and she didn't get to confront him or get any closure.." I said.

"True...She really is moving on...Look at that guy she's dancing with...He's got his hands up her dress...All out in public...Oh my." said Olivia..

"Wowww and she's kissing him...She kissed the other guy she danced with too...She must be drunk." Observed Bev...


As we watched her , Nelson walked in the bar at that moment....He saw us and he walked over to where we were sitting..


He leaned over and kissed Beverly on her cheek...Then she turned around and he gave him a wet sloppy kiss...She giggled like a school girl....He had a receipt in his hands...

"Hey..isn't that your former client? The girl that's dancing over there?" he said.

''She wasn't our client...Her now deceased boyfriend was."said Beverly.

"Well she paid her credit card bill and dropped her signed receipt on the floor..I picked it up." he said.."I thought her name was Gretchen?" he said.

"It is."said Beverly...

"This says Gina Harris."He said.

"Let me see that." I said.

I studied it...It was Gretchen's handwriting alright...I had seen her handwriting before...
So why was she signing the name Gina Harris on her credit card receipt?

''Something wrong babe?" asked Olivia..

"Yeah,it is...I'll be back."I said.

I walked over to Gretchen and passed her ,her receipt...

"Gretchen...You dropped this." I said.

''Gretchen...You said your name was Gina." said the guy who had just finished dancing and dry humping her...He was clearly out of breath...

She ignored him....She took the receipt and smiled..

"Thank You Donnie Ray." she said and turned back to her date..



Olivia, Beverly and Nelson were downing the row of colorful martinis stacked in front of them...I looked at them and smiled...

Gus, the bartender walked over to me..

"Your women are going to be sloshed by the end of the night Donnie Ray."he said smiling as we both watched Olivia and Bev and Nelson drinking...

I smiled ruefully...

"Yeah, how bout that." I said.

''Somethin eatin you kid?" he asked.

''Yeah, you might say that...I got a feelin..we all got hustled by one of your patrons...Nothing you need to worry about Gus..I got this." I said.

Gus just looked at me and shrugged his shoulders.

II-


A few days later...Beverly and I were sitting in a parking lot, across the street from some projects in North Philadelphia...Right off Broad Street..

"D.R. what are we sitting here for?"she asked...

''Sit tight...If what I suspect is true...We are going to see something surprising."I said.

Within minutes we saw a car drive up and we saw a familiar figure get out of the car...


It Was Gretchen Carter!!!!

''Oh My God..That's Gretchen!! What's she doing down here??"asked a puzzled Beverly...The Gretchen we knew lived in a fabulous condo in Center City...

"This is where she lives, that's why she's here."I said...Beverly looked puzzled..

"Huh?" she said.

"Watch and learn little robin."I said.

A middle aged woman came to the door with a small child, a girl who looked to be about five or six..The little girl hugged Gretchen...She picked her up and spun her around and she kissed the middle aged woman on the cheek...

"Gretchen told me that she didn't have any children..."said Beverly....

"She does...That's her little girl...Her name is Gretchen Harris. The little girl's mother's name is Gina Harris...There is no Gretchen Carter...We've been sold a bill of goods." I said.

"What?" said Beverly..

"After Nelson gave me that credit card slip with the name Gina Harris on it..I did some digging.. Gina Harris..graduated from Girls High, Attended and graduated from Temple University and got a Masters from Morgan State...Just like Gretchen said she did.. She went to work for Beasley-Reece Pharmacueticals about five or six years ago...And this is the address she shares with her mother..Lula-Mae Harris...Her daughter's father is a local guy named..Phillip Foley...." I said.
"Okay...Then where does Gretchen Carter come from?" asked Beverly...
"It was made up...The condo that she was living in is now empty and guess who paid the morgtage on it?" I asked.

''Beasley-Reece?"said Beverly..

"You are correct little Robin...They made up the identity of Gretchen Carter, They paid for the condo and they put her in place..." I said...

"But Why ?" Asked Beverly...

"That!..She  is going to have to tell us." I said.

III-


The next day, the woman we had thought was Gretchen Carter walked into our office...
She looked a little bit ashamed... Josie offered her a seat and some coffee, all of which she took..


"They'll be right out."she said.

Olivia , Beverly and I walked out and took seats...


''Gretchen...Gina...Whoever you are!!You're not on trial here...We just wanted to know why? Over the months...I kind of thought we were friends.."said Olivia...

"It's Gina...Gina Harris..."she said.."How did you guys find out?" she said.

"When you dropped you credit card slip in Josies...and the guy you were dancing with called you Gina."I said..."That got me curious and I looked you up." I said.

"I needed some extra money...I've got a kid and all..I suppose you know that...At first I was told that they couldn't give me a raise...Tight budget...We were losing money to our competitior...Then I got called in to the Deputy CEO's office..We had a mole in McGarry-Edelstein Pharmeceuticals who told us that they had placed a mole in our office...He was a youg black man who thought he was a ladies man..a Jake Robinson...So they asked me if I would pose as a counter spy...Get flirtatious with him,make him think that I liked him...and feed him with false information.." she said.

"So you knew Jake Robinson was a plant?" asked Olivia.

"Yes...I didn't know his real name or that he was married..but I knew he was a spy..I fed him false information for close to a year...and I set him up,just like they asked me to do ,which is how he got in trouble and how you guys came in the picture...I knew you'd get him off..." she said.
"So you never really was in love with him?" asked Beverly...

''That's the thing...I spent a lot of time with him..He was good to me...bought me things,treated me better than any guy I'd ever been with...Next thing I know..I was sleeping with him...I was getting in too deep, I felt awful setting him up and I dreaded the day he would find out that it was all a ruse...but I just kept going along...getting deeper than I ever expected.."she said.

"So he thought he was playing you and all the while you were playing him?" I said..I laughed and slapped my knee...

"He asked me to marry him...He bought me this ring...He really fell for me hard..Now that I know he had a wife,I don't know how that was going to happen...Maybe he was planning to come clean with me before he died.." she said.

I didn't say anything...Olivia looked at me...On the last night of his life, He was flirting shamelessly with Olivia and Beverly...Was anything about this guy real? Who were these two people?
Both were living a double life...

"Gina...Did they pay you?" asked Beverly...

''Yes...Extremely well...My daughter is now in a very nice private school..and we both will be moving out of my mother's house in North Philly and into a nice place of our own.."she said.


''Well I guess everything turned out alright for you after all huh?"said Olivia

"Yeah,I suppose...My job as an industrial spy is over...I'm back in my old role now..Office Administrative Assistant...No more lies or double life...I'm Gina now!"she said..  "I would like to be your friend....Now that you know who I really am."she said.

"I don't see why that would be a problem Gina."I said...

She stood up and shook my hand and hugged Olivia and Beverly.........and then got in her car and left...

''Wow...What a morning...Auntay...Josie and I are going out to get some lunch...you want anything?" said Bev as she and Josie prepared to leave.

"No..I'm good."said Olivia...

"Bring me one of those Italian Hoagies.."I said smiling..

"Got'cha."they said as they left...
''Wowzers...what a case."said Olivia as she walked into the kitchen...

I walked in the kitchen behind her and put my arms around her and kissed her..She turned and kissed me..I pulled her to me and kissed her softly and long...She slowly eased out of my embrace...

"Okay Donnie Ray...that's enough.."she said, breaking our embrace...

I pulled her to me and kissed her again...

"Donnie Ray..We are in the office...The girls will be right back...Let's not get started with something we can't finish...You know I'll take care of you tonight."she said...

"I'm not Donnie Ray...I'm Lester from Jamaica mon."I said with a fake Jamaican accent..Olivia cracked up....

"Ouuuu, well in that case Lester...."said Olivia, laughing...She moved in and gave me a long sensual kiss...

She then laughed...

"You are soo silly Donnie Ray." she laughed...as I hugged her and rocked her back and forth...

EPILOUGE:


The war between McGarry-Eldelson and Beasley -Reese continues...with neither company gaining a foothold in anything...

Juanita Pryor moved back to Philadelphia where she found  work...She lives in a very nice house in South Philadelphia..

Gina Harris and her daughter live in a nice house in the Mt.Airy section of the city...She has put her Industrial spy days behind her...

As far as I know..both women are still single...

On a clear ,sunny day...Olivia and I sat in the park...near our home and office just talking..




"Isn't that something Donnie Ray...All that time Jake thought he was playing Gina and she was playing him?" said Olivia..

"Yeah...She knew who he was all along...Guess he wasn't that good a spy."I said.

"And he had fallen in love with her...He might have left his wife for her.."I said.

"No, I doubt that...She would have had to have told him who she was at that point and he would have had to tell her who he was too!"said Olivia..

''What do you think would have happened next? You think they still would have gone through with it?"I asked.

"I can't see how they both could...after all the lying they had to do.."said Olivia..

"But their feelings for each other were real." I countered..

"You're such a romantic..I doubt that...It was lust on his part and just a job for her." she said and leaned over and kissed me...

I smiled...

"I guess I am... I suppose I am." I said.

"But with me and you, Donnie Ray...it's definitely love.."she said kissing me....

"Definitelty babes." I said as we sat on that park bench and made out like two teenagers...on such a lovely spring day!