“Why? What’s the hurry?” Tim asked, placing the Creative Loafing on the table. He had switched to it after he was finished reading over the local news and sports section, and then skimming the classified.
“I will explain it later. Just come on.”
Nessa wanted badly to be out of there. Olivia was first out of the door. Nessa followed, and Tim was behind her. They were walking so fast they appeared to have had something after them. At Tim’s Pathfinder, Nessa immediately blew out a huge sigh of relief after the last door shut. “You won’t believe this.”
“What? Are you escaping?” Olivia asked stricken with fear.
“No, no, no, no, no. That’s not it. I was cleared.”
“What is it then?” Tim asked, with his hand glued to the key sticking in the ignition.
Nessa placed her hand firmly on his arm. “Sahara’s inside. I saw them arresting her. I don’t believe she saw me.”
“Well I wonder why they’re locking her up.” Tim replied.
“I’m not sure. I will call the jail tonight.” Nessa’s phone rang. She flipped it over to answer it. “Hello?”
“What’s up Auntie? This, Bam.” In the Bluff, Nessa was known as Auntie by many of the youngsters. “I heard Jay got killed last night. I been blowing up yo’ phone.”
“Yeah baby. It’s true.”
“Hell nawl. It can’t be. I was just with bruh yesterday.”
“Well it happened late last night nephew,” she confirmed.
“Who da fuck did this to bruh? Where them niggas at? We gone wipe they as out!” he shouted angrily into the phone. “I swear I c...
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...her hand. When out of nowhere a silver Crown Victoria drove by and fired six gunshots. Three pierced windows at the bank. But, one struck the guy in the wheelchair, flipping him out of the chair onto the roadway. Hearing the cries from those who witnessed the drive-by, Tim bailed out of the bank’s parking lot with his door still partially opened.
Now, Olivia had lost her appetite.
“Wow! Is everybody alright?” he disturbingly asked.
“I’m fine.” Nessa replied.
“So am I,” Olivia said, “But I think we got hit.”
Tim drove to the nearest police station and got out to check. And he saw that the passenger side doors had been grazed. “Oh shoot.”
“Something wrong?” Nessa said, stepping out. When she shut the door back she could see it for herself. “Well I be damn. I’m so sorry, Tim.”
“Don’t worry. Just get in. I’ll file a police report later. We gotta get away from here.”
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