Wednesday, September 27, 2017
I had quelled an attempt by Roach and his gang to capture us...but I knew that was only temporary...He'd be back...with more guys...maybe with more firepower, and maybe with night goggles....
We were out numbered, possibly out gunned...and Henry Higgins had fractured ribs and was still bleeding profusely...
''Wait, wait...I have to stop...I have to lay down.." he said, breathing heavily...
''What kind of brute would beat another human being like this?" she asked.
We both laughed..
''So my husband hasn't been here?" she asked..
"Noooooo..I'm surprised...You say you haven't heard from him in four hours? Oh My?"said Vern Monroe..
''What about Mrs. Bonnie Shay from the Cyclops Insurance?? She came out here today..."said Sepia.
"Nooooo, Haven't seen either one of them...Maybe they got lost..." he said...
"Oh and I'm sorry Mrs. Morris.. I meant to call you and tell you that I have found another realtor who made me a more lucrative offer...I should have called you last week before I went away on business." said Vern Monroe..
"Why don't you cut the crap?....You're not Henry Higgins.. I've not only talked to him on the phone, I've met him once or twice.. and my husband told me he was coming over here...He didn't get lost,I put the instructions in the GPS..Plus I saw his car and Bonnie Shay's car parked down the street...Now where is my husband and Bonnie Shay?" asked Sepia..
Vern Monroe smiled...
"I really wished you had kept what you know to yourself...because see....Now I can't allow you to leave." he said softly...
"ALLOW ME TO LEAVE? YOU CAN'T STOP ME!!!.."said Sepia..
"I CAN!" came the voice of Roach who stuck a pistol in Sepia's ribs...
Sepia elbowed him in the nose..
"OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOUUUUUUFF!" he moaned...and dropped his pistol...
She then stomped on his foot...
"OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!" he moaned ..He fell to the floor in pain....
She pulled out her .22
"I'm going to the cops...If I were you two...I wouldn't be here when I come back..."
"DON'T SAY A GOTDAMN THING!" said Roach..."Who you callin?" he said.
Vernon Monroe looked at him and smiled..
"Our guy at the police department..Mrs. Morris will be back here soon enough..." he said and shook his head...This time he didn't hide the fact that he was laughing..
When she walked in she was met by a handsome, brown skinned , curly haired detective....If she didn't know right...It was almost as if he was waiting for her..
"Well I'lll be..it isn't everyday that a fine woman like you walks in here..." he said, smiling at Sepia salaciously and checking her out..."
''Save it playboy...I'm married...I need to see the Desk Sgt or somebody..." she said.
He smiled...She had to admit...He was cute...
"The desk Sgt is at lunch, but I'm a Detective...I think I can help you..."
"You've got to hurry...My husband and my friend are missing...They came out here to inspect the Higgins place...Four hours ago and I haven't heard from them since..." said Sepia..
"You think they might have gotten lost? maybe they stopped and got a drink.." he said..
"They did not...They didn't come out here together...They both came at seperate times and both are missing." she said.
"Welll it's only been a few hours I wouldn't call that missing...They might be back in Philadelphia by now.." he said.
"You got Philly written all over you...That swag...that attitude....Plus I know everybody around here.. and that body you got on you is definitely not from around here.." he said.
"Look would you please help me...One of the men there tried to pretend he was Mr. Higgins...I'm a realtor..I know Mr. Higgins and he's been missing for a week..I don't my husband and my friend to be the next people missing or worse...................dead.....Please help me,Let's go back before those two leave.." said Sepia.
"The Higgins place eh? That sounds like Vern Monroe and Roachy....Come on get in the car..We are going back.." he said..
"Thank you.." said Sepia.
"Oh...The name is Starks...Detective Anthony Starks and your name ,Pretty Lady?" he asked.
"It's Sepia..Mrs. Sepia Morris.." said Sepia.
He laughed as they got into his car.
Bonnie Shay and I found a small room down there in the tunnel..
The refrigerator was surprisingly plugged into a wall socket...Inside was Ham, Cheese, A loaf of bread, Eggs, Bacon and sausage....
" Feel better now?"she asked..
''Oh yeah...Oh yeah, thank you Bonnie." said Henry Higgins.
We had gone from one situation to another!!!
This was turning out to be one hell of a day..
"You won't need that....I'm here.." he said..
"Aren't you going to call for back up?" she asked..
"For what? I know these two..." he said..
To Sepia's surprise...Vern Monroe opened the front door..
''Well Tony ,how are you doing?" he asked..
"You gonna let me in Vern?" asked Detective Starks..
''Sure, Sure.."he said.
Vern Monroe shrugged his shoulders...
"The Body of Henry Higgins? He's very much alive as is your husband and Mrs. Shay...All three of them are across the street in that building somewhere." he said.
Sepia was relieved somewhat...A part of her was thinking the worst...That one or all of us was dead..she would later tell me.
"Oh it's not...Your husband, Mrs. Shay and Mr .Higgins all ran over there and are probably in the sub-basement....We are just waiting for them to come out.." said Vern Monroe..
Avril "Roach" Dayd pulled out his .45 and pointed it at her..
"I wouldn't do that sugar britches...My Gun is a lot bigger than yours...Get cute this time and I will kill you...You can make bank on that!!" he said.
"I told you , you wouldn't need your gun." said Detective Styles , who took her purse away from her..
"You!!!! You're in on this too?" said Sepia..
"I'm afraid I am.." he said, smiling..His Glock Nine pointing at her head.." Now don't do anything stupid Mrs. Morris...You're too pretty a woman for me to have to kill.." he said.
"He's my nephew..."said Vern Monroe... "I'm so proud of him...The strides he's made on the police force.."he said and busted out laughing...
There is a saying...It always looks darkest before the dawn....Well it sure was dark right now!
(TO BE CONTINUED)