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Presence Shopping Plaza
this for real?” Iris questioned.
thought for a moment. “Oh, no. Not like that…”
Gillian seemed unsure, thinking about what had gone down
After a few seconds of passionate kissing, Giovanni Pike pushed himself away. “You are the most beautiful woman I have ever met. You have this fire inside you. And you deserve a man.”
Gillian was breathing deeply, and had forgotten that he mother way still watching. “Yes…”
“And if you want me from Addy, all you need to do is ask.” He flashed her a smile. He leaned down to give her a kiss, and she leans forward as well. Gillian quickly turns her head and he kisses her on the cheek.
too fast,” she cooed. “That was just a taste…”
she really feel that way for him? She wanted him away
from her mother. She was sure her mother, who had been
watching, was now heartbroken. But would feeling make
her take it to the next level?
Iris asked eagerly.
I did it because my mother was watching.” Gillian was
confused with her feelings.
looked at her strangely. “Gillian, you know me. I
don’t like lies and deception. I suggest you keep out
of your mother’s business.”
shook her head. “You may know me, but not good
know you too well, which is why I can bet on you not
taking my advice.” Iris smiled, and got up. “I’ve
got to go. Wyle is expecting me at home about now.”
two are getting close, aren’t you?”
nodded. “It’s funny. I hadn’t seen my family in
years, and then they appear in my hospital room on
knew why. She had located them for Iris without her
knowing, and told then Iris had been stabbed. She needed
to tell Iris.
think that maybe my mother would still be alive if this
whole situation hadn’t provoked my father to kill
her.” Iris breathed deeply. “Even if I’m close to
my brother, knowing that my family was alive was better
than now knowing one’s dead, and the other’s in
bye,” Iris cooed, turning around. “Oh, remember:
Don’t tell anyone about Adam.”
zipped her mouth shut. “Mum’s the word.”
They both parted.
nodded, but he doubts remained.
don’t believe me, do you?” Kassie questioned,
turning away from him.
walked up to Kassie. He straightened his white shirt on
his chest, and caught up to her. “I’m sorry. I guess
I’m just an outsider looking in. You know your mother.
You could be right.”
Kassie opened up the closet, and pulled out a blanket.
is your mother. You may not want to think of her doing
something like –”
Kassie tossed the blanket on the extra bed. “If I’m
not mistaken, you’re being paid by my late father to
protect me, not bash my family.”
didn’t bother to respond. He left the room silently,
and Kassie was left alone to set his bed.
the kitchen downstairs, Darla
Tom raised her head ever so slightly, and spoke in a
worried tone. “I’m not sure we’re going to get
away with this, Robert. And if we do, I’m not going to
Carlyle came up to a worried Darla. “Everything
will be okay. And I have plan to get Patrick off out
shook her head. “Another plan?”
shouldn’t be so worried,” Robert quipped. “In the
eyes of God, we haven’t committed a heinous sin. Only
being married to Drew?”
still on that? I already explained it all to you.”
had a blank, repressed look on her face.
came up to Darla, and took her head in her hands.
“What are you talking about? Haven’t you accepted it
yet? He divorced you six months before his death. You
and Drew were never married.”
Presence Memorial Hospital
Huber sat in his office, twiddling a pen between his
fingers. He was black, and it was a tremendous
achievement to get this far. But he was thinking hard
about the new budget that he been proposed, and realized
some cuts were going to have to made.
many cuts…” he muttered to himself.
graph on his desk showed the number of patients they
could admit next month: ten percent less than the year
startling sound of the phone made him jump. He took a
second to regroup himself, and picked up the receiver on
the third ring.
Huber, Chief of Staff. What is your query?”
familiar voice of Julian
King came on the line. “You like that title?
‘Chief of Staff.’ It rolls off the tongue, doesn’t
sighed. “Mr. King, what do you want?”
isn’t the way to treat me, is it?” Julian cooed.
“I helped you get this job. The least you could do
would be courteous.”
anger rose. “Yes. Thanks you.” He paused and began
again. “I don’t know what is with you, but why do
you want to destroy my life?”
talk to me like that!”
seriously. You elect me as chief of staff after giving
millions to the hospital, and you immediately stop
contributions. All the new features we’ve implemented
as going to have to be shut down.”
laughed. “I wanted to see how a man like you could
‘man like me’? Is that a racist comment?” Ian
tapped his pen on the graph.
won’t even justify that with an answer. But I do have
to say I’ve been very unhappy with the way things are
being run around there.”
order to run things the way we used to, we need
tisk-tisked. “If things don’t start looking up,
I’m sure one of my children would be able to make good
with the job.”
face turned red. “But you’d most likely just pump
more money in to make him look like he’s doing a good
job. I haven’t worked over 8 years for a Ph.D. just to
be pushed out by some rich kid.”
dial tone droned in his ear. Ian hang up the phone, and
only hoped his wife was having a better day.
think they re-released The Exorcist just for me!
This is the perfect time for a story like this. The
public will devour it!” Brianna Huber exclaimed
one all your powers are gone, you’ll act like a real
person, with a real past,” Dean
Consuelos said, turning around. “Because I
murdered someone, and that’s no joke.”
is this about murder?” Mateo
Consuelos exclaimed, coming out of the house. “Is
it true that you murdered someone?” He looked at Skye.
“Is she right?”
Dean stuttered for an answer, a police cruiser pulled up
to the driveway. Dean turned to this, and his heart
skipped. He stopped talking as a female officer came
out, followed by a male officer.
Lore smiled, but pasted a look of confusion as the
female officer was the first to speak. “I am officer
Tine Herbst, and this is my partner-in-training, Rick
Grabowski. Where can I find a Dean Consuelos?” Her
voice was strong, but not demanding.
stepped in and pointed to his brother. “Were you the
officer I spoke to on the phone?”
nodded. “You were short on details thanks to your
abrupt hanging-up. We have a few questions.”
nodded in return. “I’ll answer anything.”
lunged for his sibling, but officer Rick jumped in and
held him back. Skye approached her favorite torture toy
as he tried to be released.
your brother confess to the crime?” Tina said
eyes opened up, remembering what he had heard only
minutes before. “Yes. I walked outside and he was
telling Skye,” he pointed to Skye, then continued,
“about a murder her committed.”
always, Brianna was taking notes.)
is furious! Skye comes up to a tightly held Dean, and
whispers in his ear, “You’re in a fair bit of
trouble, my friend.”
looked at her, his face saying, ‘You’re not my
friend!’ “You said no policeman would vanquish
shook her head. “My sorry friend. Maybe it was my
syllable emphasis. Not police man will vanquish
you. There’s a difference, I assure you.”
stopped breathing right there. He didn’t even look
back up at Skye. Not that he should have, given the
got closer to Dean’s ear, with Rick oblivious to their
conversation. “Look carefully at that officer with
your brother. It’s a woman. A police woman.”
Presence Police Station
Torres was talking with his lawyer about his
have to let them release me! I know who did it!” Bo
lawyer was pacing in the cell. “You haven’t given me
a reason for how they could have done it. You had blood
on your shirt. You are being tried.”
cursed. He knew the killer… or did he? Could it be he
was just hallucinating? The stress was almost unbearable
came the voice of Iris from upstairs. Wyle quickly
rushed upstairs. He popped into the living room where
Iris was. “You’re home earlier than I thought.”
thought you wanted me here earlier,” Iris spoke,
placing one of her bags beside the door. “So, have you
gotten any information from Adam?”
shook his head nervously. “He seems to me out of it
eyes opened up. “Is he alright?”
fine. Maybe he’s tired.”
paused. “Did you feed him?”
after you left.”
nodded. “Well, I hope he is alright.”
fine. I’m just going to see if he’s back out of
it.” Wyle turned back around, and went back
downstairs. He approached his body once again. He got
close to him, and whispered, “Are you planning to kill
didn’t get a response.
Iris was about to order a pizza when a knock came at the
door. She put down the phone and approached the door.
She pulled it open.
she cried out. “I… what are you doing here?”
male officer stood at the door, eying inside her home.
“We think you have an idea of why we’re here. It is
regarding Adam King…”