Two days later. (4th October. Monday.)"Ow." Alexa moaned again in pain feeling her babies kicking."It's not stopping?" Leo asked with a frown.Alexa nodded breathing heavily. "Y...yeah. Oh, God." She felt the baby kick again.Leo kept his right hand on her stomach, rubbing it, while Alexa leaned back on the couch, and rested her head on it."I think they're feeling too excited." She said between closed breaths and then sighed as she was beginning to feel it stop.After a little while, she didn't feel any kicking. "I think it stopped." She said leaning forward."They did? That's good. Right?" Leo asked feeling a bit unsure.Alexa smiled looking at him. "Right. I guess kicking can be ruthless too."Leo nodded, but as he was about to remove his hand from her stomach, she felt another kick. "Ah." She breathed out and held his hand on it."What happened?" Leo asked with furrowed brows.Alexa shook her head. "Nothing. Just stay. Where are you going?" She asked leaning back on the couch.L
Audrey let out a huge sigh for the nth time, completely wondering why their case got nowhere, and what that C letter branded on the dead body meant."What are we gonna do, Montez? All our new leads keep going nowhere. We've searched around for any company, complexes, restaurants, and whatnot that's using that C logo, but nothing matched. I no longer think that C is a lead anymore. The family doesn't even have much to offer." Levi complained in annoyance."I feel whoever is involved takes us as a joke. They know it'll be hard to get caught, so they just announced it was truly a homicide. I feel we're playing a 'catch me if you can' game." Audrey layout looking at the pictures of the dead body."Montez, Craig. I got something." A Sergeant came toward them."What?" Audrey asked."I discovered the MO used on the vic wasn't the first. There are more like that that dated two to three years ago. And more like it in cities, and countries far from us." The Sergeant informed them and handed the
Audrey sighed looking at the dead body. "So you're saying you don't remember anyone that could have had a motive, or hold a grudge against your husband?" She asked Joanne.Joanne nodded, her face looking sad, and her eyes watery. "It's not like I know everything he does.""When you saw him this morning, didn't you notice something was wrong?" Levi asked.The question made Joanne furrow her brows at the remembrance of the morning weirdness. "He..he was looking kind of unsettled. Not going to work alone was weird, because he's always serious about it. He said he was feeling under the weather, but refused to see a doctor." She told them."And apart from this morning, you didn't notice anything else weird about him." Audrey probed further.Joanne nodded. "As far as I know, yes. Although I kinda felt he was keeping something from me. I can't really tell what it's based on, but just a feeling."Audrey looked at Kevin, and the C branded on his body. She just hoped the case won't be a lost on
6th October. Wednesday."So early in the morning, Nick," Leo muttered looking at the pics he sent in his phone. The pics happened to be his sister and her mother, and scrolling down, his eyes narrowed at the pics of her death, and the guy who ran her over."She was killed, Leo. I asked Jace if he knew who that careless guy is, and he said yes. The guy's name was Vic...Victor Fields who was once alive but was killed due to this very operation. He wasn't careful, and let himself get caught in the CCTV. He was once working for your father and was a partner to the recent right-hand man in the organization there on your side, Lionel Stone. While he was alive, and they were here, Victor was the right-hand man of the boss, they were the ones ruling this place til he did the careless operation. Those times, your dad didn't seem to have right and left-hand men by him. After Victor died, he promoted Lion to stay by his side and handed the throne to others. I even discovered that Lion was his on
7th. October. Thursday."Your case is becoming interesting, isn't it?" Emily asked trying to glimpse at the paperwork they were working on.Audrey blinked and turned to look at Emily in uttermost confusion... "Okay? What are you doing here?""Your case. It's pretty interesting. Homicide, and human branding. The latter itself takes things up a notch, doesn't it?" Emily rambled on.Audrey nodded. "Okay, then go mind your business."Emily sighed. "We should talk, Audrey. Our cases are aligned."Audrey's brows furrowed. "How?""Not here," Emily whispered. "We've got a mole."Audrey and Levi frowned. "Wh...""Let's talk later. We'll meet at Lacy's by 3." Emily dropped, and left.Audrey turned to look at Levi. The confusion was still written on her face. "What was that all about?"Levi shrugged. "Thanks to curiosity, we'll have to meet her."..."Florence is a mole!" Audrey exclaimed in shock, and with widened eyes "Shh." Emily shunned her and looked around the restaurant. "Don't shout i
8th October. FridayMr. Hodge squinted his eyes at all his lackeys as they kept busy doing one thing or the other. He wondered which one of them is the traitor. He sighed knowing he had to be careful, and trust no one. Once he finds who that traitor is, his death or her death is already signed."Randolph!" He called.Randolph looked at him and ran towards him. "Boss.""Go call Lionel and Owen." He ordered.Randolph nodded and ran downstairs to call them.If there are people he actually trusted, it is Lionel who has been with him for decades, Owen whom he watched grew up, and Randolph who's very wild, and can be heartless.Whoever that traitor is, they are the ones that'll help to fish him or her out.He saw Owen and Lion walking towards him as he stood still watching.They were wondering why their boss called them in the middle of working. He probably got something for them to do. A very typical life. Goes round, and round like a carousel. A carousel of crime."Boss, you sent for us.
9th October. Saturday"Mr. Creo."Vincent looked up as his secretary entered. "What is it?""Your girlfriend is here to see you." She informed.Vincent sighed wondering if he should just allow her in. Ignoring her won't help anything cause she'll just keep coming. "Let her in." He gave the go-ahead.His secretary nodded and left. He looked and saw Carmen entering with a smile on her face. She stood in front of him. "Good gracious! I was doubting you'll let me in.""You're right to doubt."She walked and sat on his chair. "Whatever it is you're thinking is wrong, babe.""And what am I thinking, psycho?"Carmen breathed out since she could feel the anger in him all over the room. "Um, you're probably thinking my baby is not yours due to the misunderstanding. You should let me explain."Vincent rose a brow. "Are you sure you have an explanation? Carmen, you lied to me.""I didn't lie to you. That day I went to Carson's mall, but it wasn't for me. I didn't even know if I was pregnant.""
Entering their room with a tired Alexa dragging her feet on the ground, Leo kept thinking about the mole. He hasn't gotten the chance to talk to Emily about it yet. He watched as Alexa sat down looking very exhausted, and it made him wonder how she even tries carrying herself up sometimes or even walking. He's always scared of her falling.He walked up to her and sat beside her. "Feeling okay?"Alexa looked at him and nodded even though her breathing was uneven. "Yeah, I am. Just feeling really tired.""You want me to bathe you, and afterward give you a massage?""Um,...the bathing part, I don't think so, but the massage, I'm okay with it," Alexa replied with an awkward smile on her face.Leo furrowed his brows at her. "My love, why so shy? I can bathe you. We can bathe each other, or just shower together."Alexa frowned at him, but inwardly, she was smiling. Her husband just refers to her as 'my love'. "Um, that phase, I don't think I'm ready yet.""What phase? The my love part, or t