As early as six am the next morning, Alexa and Sharon are whisked away from their holding cells into the interrogation rooms where they are being torturously interviewed.Alexa goes in first...It's a female agent who's in charge of their interrogation, apparently one of the worse ones the department had to offer."So you're Alexa Greene or Alexa Mason?" She starts, watching her for reactions."..."The woman waits for her response for ten seconds. "CaN't YoU HEAR ME?"Alexa flinches and sits straight. "I'm Alexa Greene..." Giving it another thought, "And Alexa Mason as well. I'm married to a Mason you see." She smiles slyly, hoping that rendering their family name will somehow get them out of this mess they are in.In this case, it's not just the police that has laid their hands on them, it's the FBI.The Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States.They are in deep shit."Ah, I see. The Mason's? That rich family?""Yes you're right. It's them."The agent goes from an unders
"CHEERS!" Everyone clinks their glasses of wine, champagne, whiskey and beer together and drinks."Yesterday is what I would call an immense success." Tara smiles, finishing her drink in the glass.Raya nods. "Even though a particular sob which we all know tried to disrupt it but it didn't work."What do you mean by sob?" A naive staff asks, looking at Raya like she's from another continent."Sons of bitches." She winks at her and some people laugh.Tara looks at Ella and Raya and the three of them nods. "Boss, we want a speech from you or a toast? Something... Anything." Ella asksSue shakes her head subtly and shies away.Not relenting, the three ladies start chanting. "GIVE A SPEECH. GIVE A SPEECH. GIVE A SPEECH..." Until the others at the table, including Ford joins them in the chant.Giving in, Sue motions them an ok and stands up with her glass of champagne in hand. Everyone goes silent, watching and listening with rapt attention."Okay, uhm... First of all, I'd love to say you
"She was definitely prepared to beat the living daylights out of you but I guess something changed when she saw you. The innocent doctor kept rubbing his legs till he left. I saw it all, just had to restrain myself from laughing too loudly."Sue smiles. Wade turns to her. "What about that adorable girl? Ashley?""She's with Tanya. She's been refusing to let her out of her sight lately."Wade laughs. "Tanya loves having company, even if it's a child she'll be able to laugh with."Ford watches as his Dad and Sue easily chats.After about ten minutes of laughing and gossiping and exchanging information and news, Wade rises to his feet. "I've stayed long enough. I should let you both rest. You both look like your eyes are about to pop out of their sockets." He teases as he heads for the door. "Goodnight you two."And he closes the door behind him.Soon after, the doorbell rings again. "Expecting someone else?" Ford asks Sue who shrugs like before.He opens the door, slightly expecting to
"This is my judgement..." The Judge announces and everyone in the court stands to an attention.It's not rare to have drug cases in Atlanta but it's not everyday that both criminals are women, and even worse, are family.From the news headlines and newspapers, James finds out about the case and is also in court to hear the final ruling.He shakes his head in utmost disappointment. He slightly blames himself for being so harsh on them but he's angry at the same time. Not even up to a month since he divorced Sharon and they are already on trial for drug peddling.He shakes his head once again as the judge starts."Due to gravity of their crime, I'll start with Sharon Greene, the mother. On behalf of the court and everyone who's watching this trial, I can comfortably say that you deserve an award for the worst mother that has stepped into this court. But sadly, you were simply an accomplice before, during and after the crime so you get fifteen years in prison..."Everyone nods in approva
Earl looks at the newcomer with a slight frown but he doesn't say anything."Please get me the first aid box.""Oh. Give me a second."He returns with a fully equipped box and Sue checks out the would but it happens to be a graze. The bullet could have really hit Earl but her elbow got right in the way so the bullet scratched her badly but it didn't stay in her skin, it hit the wall a few meteres behind them and stayed stuck there.Sue wipes the wound carefully with some iodine to stop the bleeding and covers it up with a bandage. Thankfully, it is not very serious enough to need a hospital.Sue pats her. "You have no idea how much of a good deed you did unconsciously. If your hand had not caught that bullet, he, your boss will be dead now with a gunshot to the head.""I saw that car when it got here but didn't pay any mind to it." Marshall reveals, facepalming, "I should have at least noted the number plate.""Don't worry, I didn't get it all but I got the first three letters. The ca
Ford pushes forward and stands beside his Dad. He faces the officers. "What's going on?""In relation to the arrest of Alexa and Sharon Greene, we need him as a witness for something but he's refusing to come with us."Sue frowns. Did she hear correctly? She steps forward as well. "Did you say Alexa and Sharon Greene? What case is that?""Yes, both women were accosted for selling drugs."Sue, shocked, takes a step back.Drugs?That's an all time low for them both."So what does Mr Mason have to do with it?""Miss Alexa gave us..."Two newcomers part the thick crowd and come out in the open space. One of them give the talking police officer a look and he keeps quiet immediately."Let's go back to the station Officer Moore."The two officers leave, leaving the newcomers.The female one amongst the two flashes her badge. "Agent Harper, FBI."Wade steps back, Ford pats him. "FBI? What has the FBI got to do here?""We're here for Me Mason. Honestly, we just have a few questions. As the prev
Wade takes a deep breath and turns to Ford instead of Agent Harper."I admit I passed by that damn toll gate but I can say it anyday and anytime and in front of any witness that I didn't pass there after murdering a woman. I didn't even know her for goodness sake."Harper clears her throat. "Uhm... You didn't need to. She stole your briefcase didn't she? That's why you went after her."Wade turns to her, his lips set in a grim warning line. "I get that you have to do your job but don't say anything that you can't verify.""What is here that needs extra verification? The room where the theft happened was filled totally with your fingerprints. Just yours, and the hotel's receptionists made it quite clear that they didn't let anyone into that room after that night because they didn't have a lot of customers."Sue sniffles and then frowns.Wade falters. "But I really didn't even visit the hotel, I don't even know where Kay Avenue is. I have left Atlanta for so long that I don't even know
Good Day to you all...First of all, I have to apologize for the irregular and not coming updates. You know me guys... I'd never willingly leave you hanging, uncertain about the world in this book.I've been so swamped with school work lately that I don't even know where all the work is coming from.Which is making me write this ahead, hoping to receive a little understanding.This week will most certainly be better than the last. It won't be daily updates but at least once every two days, pinky promise.And to Thea and Sindhu Sunil...Thanks for being my encouragement in ways you both don't even know.And to my other readers, I know you're reading too, just giving me a little ghost and anonymity, I appreciate it all the same.So...Happy Sunday?Ugh, I'm terrible at byes.I guess it's See ya at the end of the book.I never said this before...I love you all and I need you to survive-Samantha.