Monday, May 28, 2012

Tuesday Tales - Chase

Happy Memorial Day. Welcome to this weeks Tuesday's Tale with the word prompt Chase.I like to thank you for stopping by and hope you are enjoying Billy and Alexandra's story. Don't forget to visit the Tuesday Tales Blog to read my tales.

“It feels so good to be home.” Alexandra sat on the couch with her feet up on the cocktail table sipping on a latte. “I couldn’t wait to get out of the community hospital gown. It feels great to be wearing my own clothes.”

“I’m happy you are out of there too.” He didn’t want to tell Alexandra about the whole hospital incident. There was no need to scare her. He would get her settled in before going down to the precinct.

Alexandra tapped her hand on the couch. “Come sit with me. I want to taste you lips without the nurse staring from her desk.”

As much as Billy wanted to make love to her, his mind continued to wander to the doctor at the hospital. The whole staff thing just didn’t make sense. Could it be he wasn’t paying attention? Or was something going on that put Alexandra’s life in jeopardy. Whatever it is, his top priority was to keep Alexandra safe.

He didn’t take him long to put his current thoughts on hold, concentrating totally on Alexandra, who’s lips were sprinkling kisses along his neck and ears.

“Are you sure you’re up to making love?” Billy asked, exciting radiating through his body.

Alexandra licked her lips. “Yes.”

Billy scooped her in his arms. “Let’s take this upstairs.”


When Alexandra fell asleep, Billy walked back downstairs into the kitchen. Despite everything Alexandra been through, she still put his needs first. That’s why, no matter the outcome, he would make certain that Alexandra remains safe.

The precinct was five minutes away, right across from Chase bank. It was important to file a police report, keeping them abreast of what had happened. Billy waited over a half hour before Sergeant Gallo came out to get him, leading him into his tiny office.

Gallo leaned back in his chair, folded his arms resting them on top of his beer belly. “What can I do for you today, Mr. Davidson?”

“I wanted to tell you about what happened at the hospital the other night. I’m getting an eerie feeling something isn’t right,” he explained sitting in the metal chair next to his desk.

“In what way.”

“There’s a doctor that can’t be accounted for and an elderly volunteer who got switched from one floor to the other.”

“I don’t see any problem.”

“I think all of this has to do with the problem I have with Ralphie. I just want it on file.”

“Mr. Davison, there’s nothing I can do. I don’t see any law being broken. I can’t go on hear say.” Gallo leaned forward in his chair, resting his elbows on his desk.

“I understand, but who was the doctor that examined Alexandra? No one seems to know who is he?”

“I don’t know Mr. Davidson. I’ll make a few phone calls, but otherwise, my hands are tied.”

“Great,” he shook his head in disgust. “I feel Alexandra is in danger. What am I going to do to keep her safe? And what if this doctor is a hit man?”

“Mr. Davidson, I think you’re watching too much television. Now go home and take care of Alexandra.” Gallo stood up. “By the way, how is she doing?”

“Better thank you. I’d just feel better if I knew she was safe.”

“I’ll get back to you in a couple of days.”

Billy walked out of the office with no peace of mind. Gallo wasn’t taking this serious. Maybe he thought it to be a joke, but in his heart, Billy knew they were in trouble. He would do his best to protect Alexandra, but he couldn’t be with her around the clock. He had to make a decision by the time he got home.

Billy unlocked the door. As he went to walk in, something caught his eye. He turned around, saw a silhouette of a person running through the weeds. Placing the box of pastries down, he ran after the person. But it was too late. He heard a car start and screech down the street.

He couldn’t keep this from Alexandra anymore. She had to know what was going on so she could be alert. If he called Gallo to tell him the latest development, he would have brushed him off again. Sometimes you have to take matters into your own hands. This time Billy would do anything to keep Alexandra safe.

After the untimely death of her husband in the line of duty, Nikki Petrino still grieving three years later, goes on retreat to Mexico to finish her novel, where she meets musician Drake Dente a 90’s rock icon working on lyrics for his comeback CD.

After meeting at dinner, Drake and Nikki can’t keep their eyes off each other. Sparks fly and they instantly became an item. Upon returning to New York for Nikki’s high school reunion, she learns shocking events from her best friends.

After a misunderstanding, Nikki is missing and Drake is desperate to track her down.

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  1. The action is really heating up in this story. I hope they find the bad guy soon.

  2. Like the way you're ramping up the tension here. Look forward to next week.

  3. Maybe now, with the suspected intruder Gallo will take things seriously.

  4. This story continues to intrigue me. I'm on the edge of my seat. Great job, Karen.

  5. Love this story. Can't wait for next week.