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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Triangles

I did what I normally do when we are in a new town..I check in with the local Police department...The Case Detectives don't always welcome a P.I. But sometimes they do...I have found that Police Departments like knowing you're there and that you respect them enough to check in with them.

Detective Roy Cole was the case detective who was working the case...I called him and told him who I was and that I worked for the attorneys who would be defending Barry Fontaine. He agreed to meet with me for coffee at a nearby coffee shop.

I liked him...He was young,Black and very intelligent...He was also very forthright...

"I understand that you guys are his defense attorneys....but understand one thing...I don't like the man...I think he's a pretentious fraud....That being said...I don't like an innocent man being set up for something he didn't do either."said Detective Cole.


''So you think he's innocent?" I asked.

"Of this? Yes...I always have....I tried to tell the ADA that....but he wouldn't listen...He's lost four straight cases and he badly needs to win one.."said Detective Cole.

''Even at the expense of an innocent man?" I said.

"Yeah...." said Cole.

"I was a Homicide Cop in my former life."I said.

"So you know how this works." said Detective Cole.

"Unfortunately ,I do..." I said.

"Let me show you the crime scene photos....These are copies...You can keep em...Your wife was probably gonna supeona them eventually anyway....Look at the crime scene..What jumps out at you?" he asked...

I looked for a few minutes and then said.

"His clothes are neatly folded on the chair and so are hers."I said.

"Yeah....Look at this place....This is the kind of spot you go to for a few hours...You're not lookin to fold your clothes neatly...And if they were drunk like he says...That was more than unlikely...And look at the gun...It's in his left hand..He's right handed..There was no powder residue on either of Barry's hands...and his prints are only on the gun grip..not the trigger or anywhere else...This looks too staged and too neat... but not that neat...."he said.

"How'd you find out about it? Someone heard the shots? An Argument?" I asked..

"That's just it...The place is closed...Has been closed for months...There was nobody to hear anything.We got an anonymous tip....from a burner cell phone naturally!" said Detective Cole..

"A neat frame." I said.

"Too neat...But I can't get anybody to listen to me and I can't find anything else..The bartender at the dive they were in told me they left together and that they were very drunk.."he said.

''Wow....This is a dog of a case..." I said.

There was an uncomfortable silence between us as we sipped our tumblers of coffee..then Detective Cole said-

"I saw your wife and uh ,is that her niece or sister?  at one of the court appearences...the hearing...You guys are from Philly right? How did you even hear about this case?" he asked...


It was one of those questions where I felt he already knew the answer....

"The attorney that works with Mr. Fontaine called us...Asked us to come up and help.."I said.


He smiled...

" Regina....Regina Westley." he said, shaking his head..

"I take it you know her.." I said dryly...

"Yeah...I knew her once...Very Well.....I was in love with her....She left me for Barry..So yeah...I have no love for the man...but Donnie Ray...I'm still a good cop..I won't see him jacked up on some lame crap like this..." he said..

He took another sip and he looked at me..

"I liked ADA Lockett...She was a good woman, good lawyer...He ,Barry had her under his spell too....He was sleeping with her and pimping her for information on some of his cases...Had she not of been with him..She'd be alive today....That's just my feelings about it...I hope you get him off...I hope I can put whoever is behind this in cuffs...but I got no love for the man....I'm just telling you." he said.

"I appreciate your candor man...Anything I find out..I'll share it with you..."I said.


"So Donnie Ray,uh...How is Regina? How's she doing?" he asked..

I could tell that he still cared for her a lot...


"She's fine man...She appears to be doing real well.." I said.

''Do me a favor...Don't tell her that I'm working this case...That I'm your contact." he said.

"I won't." I said..


"Thanks man..You're real police." he said.

"So are you." I said..

*********************************************************************

For the next few days...Olivia,Beverly and I holed up in our hotel room where we used our laptops and tablets and a mini fax machine Regina had loaned us and face timed with Josie back and forth... I thought it was a good idea for Josie to have copies of any information we gathered due to what Barry had told me...Somebody wanted this investigation quashed...

I wasn't sure that whoever set him up knew about our existence in the case or where we were staying...but I didn't want this case to die with us, heaven forbid the thought...

Olivia sat around a table with some legal briefs and some notes...She looked at me..

''What?" she asked. "Why are you smiling?"

''I was just thinking that what Barry said was right...I am a lucky man to be married to you."I said.

"And I'm a lucky woman to be married to you." she said smiling.

There was a knock on the door...It was Beverly , who was staying next door to us and Regina Westley, who was going to be working with us...


"Hey guys...I'm here..Hey Auntay...Barry mentioned Delorean Motors..Isn't that the company, your bum ass ex-husband...Elwood is chief counsel for?" she asked....

"Yeah, he is Chief Counsel for them...but their Philadelphia branch....Not their New York office..This won't have anything to do with him."said Olivia.
"Hey guys...I figured you guys might need a little something to eat ,so I brought some food..."said Regina..

What she brought was fried chicken, potato salad, collard greens and candied yams....and some home made lemon aid....


"Oh My God...Thank you!!!..."said Olivia and Beverly in unison...

''I like you already..."I said laughing..We had two tables in our room...We put the food on one...Our Laptops and tablets were on the other and our files were on the bed...

"There is a soul food joint..not too far from here...So I figured you guys might be hungry.."said Regina.

"You figured right!!!..."I said...

After we ate...I showed them all crime scene photos...

"The case detective agreed with me that this was staged and staged badly...."I said.  "There was no powder residue on either of Barry's hands...and his prints are only on the gun grip..not the trigger or anywhere else...and look at the photo of his clothes...Look how neatly they are folded and placed in the chair...No man ,about to have sex with a woman takes the time to fold his clothes that neatly."I said.

"I can certainly attest to that." said Olivia, hugging me playfully...


"I can too." said Beverly....laughing.

"How long you two been married?" asked Regina, looking at Olivia and me..

"Little over a year.."said Olivia..

''It shows...The way you two look at each other....And you Beverly? I know you got a man somewhere.." said Regina..


"I do...He's an Attorney also...but he doesn't work with us...He works with another firm in Philly..but he and Auntay and I all worked in the Public defenders office  in Philly back in the day."said Beverly...

"That's nice.."she said smiling dreamily..."I have thought of a future with Barry one day...Hopefully he's thinking about it with me, sometime soon too." she said wistfully...

I didn't say anything...but I was betting that he wasn't..


"Beverly and I did some research into the Delorean Motor Company's recent problems with the airbags..." said Olivia..changing the subject...

"Delorean was getting their airbags from a Japanese company called Yokota...
The issue involved defective inflator and propellent devices that may deploy improperly in the event of a crash, shooting metal fragments into vehicle occupants. Approximately 34 million vehicles are potentially affected in the United States, and another 7 million have been recalled worldwide.

Initially, only six makes were involved when Yokota announced the fault in April 2013, but aYokota recall in June last year—along with new admissions from Yokota that it had little clue as to which cars used its defective inflators, or even what the root cause was—prompted more automakers to issue identical recalls. "said Olivia.

The Delorian Motor company ,which was small to begin with, with held this information..In July, NHTSA forced additional regional recalls in high-humidity areas including Florida, Hawaii, and the U.S. Virgin Islands to gather removed parts and send them to Yokota for review. The company,when contacted in Japan said that they never got any specs from Delorean motors,it was as if they were totally ignoring it.

Another major recall issued on October 20 of last year expanded the affected vehicles across several brands. For its part, Yakota said it would begin to replace defective passenger-side inflators starting October 25; if parts are unavailable, however, it has advised its dealers to disable the airbags and affix “Do Not Sit Here” messages to the dashboard. Delorean did none of this." said Beverly...

"Wow...I don't need to share much with you guys...Your own investigation has turned up a lot as much if not more than Barry and I...We couldn't hire an investigator..Wasn't in our budget.So I did the legwork on this....but how can this help him beat his murder charges?" asked Regina..

"We think this whole thing has to do with what he was looking into  concerning that motor company and well..I did a little digging...The District Attorney's office was looking into Delorean after a young woman, Myra Davis was injured in just such an airbag incident...She was driving a Delorean vehicle and she was Barry's client..Barry was planning to hit them with a massive lawsuit...and get this...

....While Yakoto in Japan says there have been no related injuries or deaths involving its vehicles, a New York Times report in September of last year found a total of at least 139 reported injuries across all automakers that they sold their airbags to. In particular, there have been at least two deaths and 30 injuries in Delorean vehicles..  According to the Times, Delorean Motors and Yakoto in Japan allegedly have known about the faulty inflators since 2004 ,the year Delorean Motors was founded but failed to notify NHTSA in previous recall filings (which began in 2008) that the affected airbags had actually ruptured or were linked to injuries and deaths.

Yakoto of Japan first said that propellant chemicals were mishandled and improperly stored during assembly, which supposedly caused the metal airbag inflators to burst open due to excessive pressure inside. In July, the company blamed humid weather and spurred additional recalls.

According to documents reviewed by Reuters, Yakoto says that rust, bad welds, and even chewing gum dropped into at least one inflator are also at fault. The same documents show that in 2002, Yakoto's plant in Japan allowed a defect rate that was “six to eight times above” acceptable limits, or roughly 60 to 80 defective parts for every 1 million airbag inflators shipped. The company’s study has yet to reach a final conclusion and report the findings to NHTSA." I said.

"Somebody from either Delorean Motors or Yakoto or both had our offices broken into twice....in the past two months...looking for all information relating to that...and Barry was beaten up pretty badly and his briefcase was taken from him...but what they were looking for wasn't in our office or on him...He had everything you guys just dug up on a zip drive and  hidden away in a P.O. Box..." said Regina.

''Where is the P.O. Box?" asked Olivia.

"He didn't tell me...He probably told his other girlfriend...Yolanda Luckett...Fat lot of good it'll do her..She's dead." said Regina..

I could tell she wasn't very broken up about it..

''Where is Ms. Davis?" I asked.

''She's still in the hospital.." said Regina.

" I need her address and the location of that bar..." I said.

''I have it on me...Here is both."said Regina..

"Regina...whoever is behind this....Wants this stuff shut up and shut up quickly...If they don't know yet, they will know soon enough that he's gotten himself some out of town lawyers...and they'll come looking for us..." I said.

''Then you guys need to get up out of here and come stay with me.."she said..Uh that is if you don't mind.." she said.

"Regina..We can't impose on you like that." said Olivia...

"It's not imposing... I have a house in Roosevelt , three rooms...You and your husband can have a room, there's a room for you Bev and the last one is for me...

"Good ....We'll move out of here tomorrow.."I said.   "I'm headed toward that bar." I said.

The next morning..We paid our hotel tab and got in a cab and drove to Roosevelt....Regina ,as promised had two big ,nice rooms for us....Olivia and I were in the back room and Beverly was in the middle room.

She had a nice house...I respected her a lot...She had come from modest beginnings like the three of us, had stayed out of trouble..Had not had a child out of wedlock..Had made something out of herself and was a homeowner.....I kept thinking that she deserved better than Barry Fontaine....He was our client...but I could see that he was a user also... 

II-
The next afternoon...I headed to the dive bar ..The last place Barry remembered being before he woke up in a sleazy hotel with the dead ADA... The Hotel they were found  in was now closed and empty..
How convienient and the anonymous call the police got had been traced to a burner phone...Impossible to identify....The killer or killers had covered their tracks well.

The bar ,like dive bars anywhere was located in a rough looking neighborhood...I sure wished I had on Kevlar like my friend and fellow Private Investigator ,Kevin Morris...I was packing though....



I walked in the bar and looked around...Then I sat at the bar....The Bartender walked over to me...

"Can I help you?" he asked...

I ordered some beers....

After I finished the last beer...I tossed a few dollars on the counter....I said to the bartender...

"You ever see these two people?"

I showed him photos of Barry Fontaine and the slain Yolanda Luckett....

He looked at them both and then said..

"Nah...I never seen em."

I smiled..

"You sure of that?" I asked..

"You callin me a liar mac?" he said.

I showed him some more photos....They were of Barry and Yolanda drinking at the bar and him serving them...

"I'm not calling you a liar...but that's you isn't it? Looks like you saw them."I said.

He looked furious...

"It's a bar..I see a lot of people.." he said.

"They were in here a few weeks ago...What happened in here?" I asked.

"Huh? Nothin..They drank and they left.." he said.

"They didn't leave....I know that's what you told the detective....but they didn't leave..not of their own power...Now I'll ask you again...What happened in here?" I said.

"I'm askin you to leave." said the bartender...

"Okay...but I'll be back..."I said.

"Uh, I doubt that." he said.

I smiled and got up and walked out....Being an ex-cop...and streetwise...I knew what was coming next...

I  walked slowly..I saw him nod and saw a big guy get up and follow me out....Yeah...this was the part where I got the snot beat out of me or worse and told to be on my way and to forget about my questions...

A big ham handed guy...Bald headed and heavily muscled followed me out of the bar...He had brass knuckles on his left hand...He said quietly...

"You ask too many questions son....I'm gonna have to close that mouth of yours...Keep you from askin questions." he said.

"Do I know you?" I asked..

"No, but you about to know me real well...They call me....PAIN!"

Oh wow...This was classic, which was why I didn't give him a chance to hit me with those things..I kicked him in his groin...

"Ouuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu, agrhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh..."he moaned and I punched him three or four times in his face...drawing blood...

He went to swing at me with that left hand and I blocked it and hammered him again with a left- right
combonation...

I crouched and backed him up with some lefts and rights to his body and slammed a left right combonation to his jaw which sent him flying into the wall...A trash can that was stacked fell and crashed onto his head...

"OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH,UGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!" he moaned in pain...

''Wow..That looked like it hurt." I remarked.  Now he was furious....

"WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYY YOUUUUUUU!!!" he yelled and lunged at me again...

I caught him with an uppercut and another left right combonation and more punishing lefts and rights to the body.....

He winced in pain and fell to the ground.....

"Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh...Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh...Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh lawddddd..." he moaned...

His face was a bloody mess, his lip swollen...his nose bleeding and his left eye swollen shut...

He tried to swing at me again with that hand that had the brass knuckles...I used a trash can to block it..

"Owwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww..ouuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu.." he groaned....

 He charged at me..I crouched and I landed about 12 good lefts and rights to his face.....I caught him with an uppercut that damn near ripped his head off and then clocked him in his jaw and sent him flying.... He quickly got to his feet and charged me again...throwing haymakers...I dodged them all and ripped his midsection with well placed lefts and rights and then cold cocked him in his jaw, sending him spinning around..

 I again punished his midsection with 10-12 lefts and rights and then planted more lefts and rights to his face...He fell to the ground..

He slowly got back up and I crowned him with a trash can....

"Ooooooooooooooooooouuuu." he moaned and fell to the ground again...out for the night!!!...


To the bartenders surprise...I walked back into the bar.....His eyes were as wide as saucers...I stuck my .38 smokeless in his ribs...

"Easy now...don't make a sound or I promise you, you'll be wearing a diaper the rest of your miserable life..Let's walk quietly out the back door." I said ,still smiling..

We walked out into the alley and he saw his goon...Mr. "Pain".. laid out on the ground...bloody as a pulp, but still alive...breathing heavily....but not trying to get up...his fingers on the hand that had the brass knuckles were broken....his lips swollen...both of his eyes swollen shut nearly and his nose broken...He was in no mood for a rematch....

"Now...let's quit the games." I said to the bartender...

''Who are you? You connected?" he asked...

"Yeah,I am...Now what the hell happened in here?....Give it to me straight ...Not the bullshit you told the detectives..."I asked..

"Okay,look...a guy came in here....another lawyer...He told me that that lawyer , Fontaine and that broad would be in here...He told me to clear the place out...let them have the spot to themselves...That's all I had to do..I swear..So I told my regulars to get out ,that something was goin down...He paid me five g's....He had some guy to come in here and double as a bartender...The guy put a mickey in their drinks...They both passed out and this guy and another guy took em both out to his car....They drove off...And I was told if I said anything to the cops or anybody...They'd come back here and kill me..." he said, sweating...

"Who was these guys?" I asked..

"I-I-I don't know...I swear...I never seen any of them." he said..

''Who was the lawyer that paid you?" I asked..

"He's on Television all the time...Long John Silvers....You've seen him.." he said..

"No I haven't..I'm not from here...I'm from Philly..."I said.

"Where can I find him?" I asked..

"He's in the phone book..I swear...I didn't know they was gonna kill that broad...I swear."he said..

I smelled something...something bad... The Bartender had defecated on himself....

"Relax...You got nothin to worry about...Go to the bathroom, clean yourself up...."I said.

He closed his eyes....He was shaking and crying...but grateful to be alive and unharmed..

I walked away, got in my car and pulled off...

Now I knew what happened to them that night...Now this all made sense... I had been wearing a wire...




I drove to the diner , where Olivia and Bev were waiting for me..


Upon seeing me...they both ran to me and hugged me...Olivia kissed me in the lips...

"Are you alright..?" she said.

Beverly hugged me.

"I should have gone with you."she said.

"No you shouldn't have....and yes I'm alright...Did you get that conversation?" I asked..

''All of it...We can take this to the police and subpeona the bartender...He can be charged with accessory to murder.." said Olivia..

"Yeah...but sit on that for awhile....I need to find out more about this lawyer...Long John Silvers..." I said...and I need to visit that girl...Myra Davis."I said.

"Sit down Donnie Ray....have some food....If you find the lawyer...look at his client list...With all of the bad apples he's probably defended...finding two goons to do his dirty work was probably easy." said Olivia..

I smiled...

"Listen at you...My little gangsta boo."I said..


Beverly cracked up....

''Auntay is gangsta boo." she laughed.

III-

While we were eating dinner , Barry Fontaine was getting a visit at the Tombs in New York....

"Regina...it's you." he said smiling...

"How you doin baby?" she asked as she sat down across from him..


''What can I say?...I'm doing about as well as I can possibly do under the circumstances..." he said.

"You've got a hearing tomorrow...Liv and Bev and Donnie Ray have been working their tails off...They might know what happened to you guys...They think Silvers might be behind this.." said Regina..

"That makes sense...but this is a new low...even for him...setting me up for murder???" he asked..

"You did steal his client...Myra Davis was his client.." she said.

''How many of my clients did he steal from me?" he asked...

"How long you gonna play this silly game with people like him Barry..? With your Penn degree, you could be a heavy hitter like Olivia and Bev...instead you're chasing ambulances and playing games with guys like John Silvers....When are you going to realize you could do better?" asked Regina..

"You've always believed in me...Even when I haven't believed in myself.." he said, smiling and holding his head down...

"I'm a good woman...When are you going to realize that?" she asked...

Barry looked at her salaciously...

"I already have "he said..."Come here.." he asked her...


"What?" she laughed as she walked over to where he was sitting...She sat on his lap...Because she was acting as his co- attorney...she could and did ask for a private conference room, just like Olivia,Bev and I had...there was no cameras or mikes and no guard was at the door..They had complete privacy...

She was wearing a mini skirt as he had requested...he slipped her panties down and positioned her on his lap...She tried in vain to pull them back up...His pants were already down and she could see he was very hard and erect...

"Barry...not in here...we are going to get caught." she said in between hot,hungry kisses..

"By who?...The guard is gone..I paid him to walk far down the hall." he whispered..as he continued to kiss her..

She eased down on him slowly....and moaned...

"Ouuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu...ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh my goodness...ouuuuuuuu.."she cooed...

"Yessssssssssssss...Yessss baby yesss...oh my god girl...ouuuuuuuuuuuuu.."he moaned..

"Calm down...somebody might hear us..." she cautioned...


Regina  moved up and down on him, first slow and then faster....She was also beyond the point of no return, wet and moist and more excited than she could ever imagine...She was having multiple orgasms....

"Ouuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu.....ouuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu lawd!" she declared...

Barry's eyes looked as if they might roll up in the back of his head...This was the first sex he had had in a couple of weeks and he had been jonesin for it..

He closed his eyes and just smiled as she continued...

The legs on the chair they were in were rocking from side to side.. This went on for about an  hour or more... and no guard came anywhere near the holding cell...

"Don't cum inside me..Don't cum,you're not wearing a condom..." she begged......

"Ohhhh girl,I can't help it...ouuuuuu.." he moaned...he was beyond caring about that right now...but as good as he felt....Regina got off of him and just in time...

 He exploded like a gusher....all over the desk and the floor....

''Ouuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu.." she cooed..

"OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH...arghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!" he moaned...

He slapped her behind, hard...

"YES!" he said.

"Ouch Barry, that hurt..."she said, wincing...and then smiling...

She slid her panties back up and fixed her dress...He was breathing heavy...

He fixed his pants and took a towel and wiped the sweat off of his face...

He pulled her to him and kissed her passionately...

"Damn girl...that felt so good..." he said... She returned his passionate kisses...He tried to slip her panties down again..but this time she removed his hands......

 "Ugh..Ughh...I've got to go Barry.....I'll see you in court tomorrow..." she said slowly easing  out of their embrace...She didn't want to get him excited again and they start over....

''Wear another short skirt like the one you wore today...and a sexy lace bra."he said.

"You are so nasty and silly." she laughed.."See you tomorrow." she said..

''Okay Baby." he said ,smiling gingerly..

Within the next hour...Beverly got a phone call..She was in her room at Regina's house..



"Hello.." she answered..


''Beverly...Beverly...it's me..Barry.." he said.


''How are you calling me from jail?" she asked smiling.

"I have a cell phone." he said.


''How did you manage that?" she asked.

"You know the right people in here...you do em a solid and you'd be surprised at what you can have.I'd like to have you right now...." he said.


''Aren't you the wheeler dealer." she said.

"Did you hear what I said?" he asked..

"I heard you.." said Beverly...

"Well?" he asked.

"Well what?" she asked..

"Can I have you?" he asked..

"Barry stop playing."said Beverly..

"Who says I'm playing? I haven't been able to stop thinking about you or take you off of my mind since I last  saw you..." he said.

"Yeah...Okay."said Beverly..

"I'm serious Bev."he laughed..

"You're never serious." said Beverly.

''So tell me..What color panties are you wearing? You wearing that black lacy bra you had on the other day?  I noticed it.." he asked.


''What?" she asked.

"I'm in jail..I'm locked down...What color are your panties? I need to know things like that. All I see is guys all day Beverly...I need to be out and amongst women..Play along with me.." he said laughing..


''Didn't Regina just leave there? She said she was going to visit you." said Beverly...

"Yeah she did...So what?" he said.


"She has deep feelings for you....and I'm a guest in her house....I don't think it's right for me to go there with you like that...and besides...I have a boyfriend..." said Beverly..

"He's in Philly and I am right here." he said...


"That maybe true...but I'm in this woman's house...and I don't get down like that....I'm not going there with you like that....I'll see you in court tomorrow at your hearing."said Beverly...

"It's just phone sex Bev" he said.

"I just can't do that...Not with you.." she said.

"I'm insulted.."he said..

"You'll get over it." she said.

"You're still going to wear something sexy where I can see your breasts right?" he asked..



"Good Night Barry!!!...Get some rest. Don't get yourself all worked up." she said and hung up...

She face timed Nelson on her tablet....

"Heyyy baby...how are you?" said Nelson...


''What are you doing?" she asked.

"Just got in from Josies...The whole gang was there..Paris,Josie,Blake, Cherish, Chance, Anita,Cole, Nicole...They all said to tell you hi...They had 10 D.J.'s tonight and Half price Alaskan Crab Legs.."he said..

"Ouuuu..sorry I missed that." she said smiling...

"That's okay...They doin it again next week,if you're uh back by then." he said.


"Nelson!" she said..

"Yeah baby?.."he said.


"I love you.."she said..

"I love you too.I 'm coming up there to see you in a few days..." he said smiling..

"Are you really? I can't wait." she said, smiling from ear to ear....

In the next room, Olivia and I were kissing passionately....



''Ummmmm..as much progress as we made...We still got a long way to go..."I said as we broke our embrace..

"I know...but we already have enough to establish doubt.."said Olivia.

"Something Bothering you?" I asked...


''Just a little bit.. My niece..Barry Fontaine is a very seductive man and he's older than her..I hope she doesn't forget about home and get taken in by him...He's a player...I can see it and hear it in him...He had her blushing and sweating like crazy the other day...and you should have seen the way he was staring at her today in court. "said Olivia...

''Beverly is a smart girl...She won't fall for his shenanigans...She's got a good head on her shoulders and a good heart..." I said..


Olivia and I continued kissing....She stopped kissing once to say...

"Thank You."

"For what?" I asked..

"For loving me and my niece."she said

Then we resumed kissing.....

"You're welcome.."I said laughing...

We continued kissing...

 Regina returned to her home...She was smiling...Beverly was standing in the hallway...

"Hey Girl...You just returned from seeing Barry?" she asked.


"Yeah...I stayed wayy longer than I planned..but you know how that is..He didn't want me to go" she said.

"I do...I met Barry when I was in law school...He was in law school at the same time...He was a hot shot football player...He was nine years older than me...I was mesmerized by him...As I would learn most women are when they meet him... He drew me in....I was totally in love with him..I would have done anything for him...but...but...I'm just saying...He didn't return that love...It was everything for him...not much for me...I lost myself inside of his orbit....Stop me if you think I'm speaking out of term....It's just...You're a great person...I really ,really like you Regina...You've brought us into your home..You're helping us on this case to save his life and ...and he should be more grateful for your efforts...I look at you and I see me several years ago...You're better than that Regina...You deserve better than this."said Beverly....

"You're right Bev...You are absolutely right...I met him when I was a public defender...He helped me with a case...He then proceeded to seduce me...He told me if I ever wanted to go into private practice to look him up....I worked for two other firms before I finally looked him up...I've worked with him for three years....I've been his second lawyer, his investigator, his lover...but I couldn't honestly tell you what he feels for me...He's never ever told me that he loves me...Yelling that out during sex when he's having an orgasm doesn't count...I have known about his affairs...I knew about him and ADA Lockett..I guess I've been turning a blind eye..Acting like I didn't see what was clearly there....I do a lot for him....A lot that he overlooks...He only pays attention to me when he's horny and no other woman is around...Thank you Bev....I need to start seeing the world the way it really is...and not the way I want it to be..." she said.

"I had to make that same decision once.....That's why I left Barry."said Beverly....

"I had a good guy once...a guy who really loved me....but he walked away from me,because I wouldn't put Barry down....He said that he was in love with me...but he knew that I was in love with Barry and that he would always be number two...He walked away from me... Broke my heart...I couldn't choose between the  two of them...But Barry has never denied himself anyone for me..ADA Lockett wasn't the only other women...There have been a few others...I guess I was always hoping I'd outlast them all..Hoping he'd see that I was his ride or die and make me the one."she said soberly...

"Been there girlfriend...and not just with Barry...Just keep your options open....That's all I'm saying..."said Beverly...

Regina hugged Beverly....

"When I first called your aunt's office and got you...I felt some kind of way...I knew you were his ex-girlfriend...but you are alright girl...I'm glad we got to know each other.." she said.

"I'm glad too."said Beverly...


(TO BE CONTINUED)




12 comments:

Anonymous said...

I had an orgasm reading this...Standing and applauding and throwing my damn panties!

Toni said...

An appropriate title...There is a man in Regina's past....Then there is Barry, who has a past with Beverly and is using Regina Spitefully and there is the conspiracy,which is now obviously apparent....A lot of information was packed in this episode...Very good!

Rita said...

I hate to agree with your anonymous poster on anything...but I got kind of excited reading this myself...I had to drink two bottles of cold water.

Swaggie said...

Gee Rita, just two bottles?

Cheryl said...

Laughing and shaking my head at the comments!

James Perkins said...

Me too Cheryl!

Angie B. said...

This was the turning point part of the story....The set up...Now I hope the pay off is as good!

Sunflower said...

I loved the plotting and the dynamic you set up in this story...Like Angie B. said this was the set up for what is to come..Great episode..Love this..

Halo said...

I love the sisterhood between Beverly and Regina at the end of the story...That usually doesn't happen between women.. I thought Beverly was right to resist Barry's advances...and while not snitching on him, at least telling Regina as a sister that he wasn't right for her..

Brenda said...

Great storytelling...

Lisa said...

Beverly was as cool as a fan and I like that she respected the game enough not to give in it's dark side...and to embrace her sister, Regina...This all too often doesn't happen...

Vanessa said...

This was great storytelling and plotting..Really enjoyed reading this.