T is for “Trouble” (2016) – #atozchallenge @AprilA2Z

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Continued from “Stronger”.

 Trouble (Victoria)

“Is he dead?”

Ella stood in the doorway and rubbed her small baby bump as she assessed my situation. I was always amazed at her nerves of steel and how ice water ran through her veins when the situation required. I wondered if the baby would eventually soften her rougher edges. Only time would tell.

I pointed out the rise and fall of his body on the bed.

“No. He’s breathing.”

“Thank God! It would have taken us days to dig a hole big enough for his body.”

Ella sounded serious and that scared me a little bit. She finally focused her attention on me.

“What did you do to him?”

I took what I had from my pocket and showed her.

Ella looked surprised.

“Where did you get these?”

“I found them in his pocket but his name wasn’t on the bottle. ”

Ella frowned and handed it back to me.

“You know what these are, right?”

“Yeah, I googled it.” I took a deep breath. “Now I know why I sometimes wake up not remembering much of the night before.”

Ella’s mouth fell open and for once, she was speechless.

“Are you shitting me? What are you saying Vicky?”

I could almost see the fire blazing out of her ears and nostrils.

“You know exactly what I’m saying.”

We both watched the half-naked loser still sound asleep on the rumpled bed.

“Fucking bastard! Why didn’t you come to me for help?”

“I don’t know…I was just so…so…”.

I could feel the hot tears forming in my eyes. Ella grabbed my shoulders and gave me a hard shake.

“Look, we’ll talk about it later. Right now, we don’t have time for tears Vicky. We need that time to think. How long has he been out?”

I shook my head. “I don’t know, maybe 30 minutes.”

“Okay, okay,” she muttered. I could see the hamsters running wild in her head. “Is this loser’s name on the lease?”

“No.”

She pulled out her cell and started to dial someone.

“Good. While I make this call, pack up whatever shit belongs to him. Use garbage bags if you need to.”

When I didn’t budge, she yelled at me.

“Get moving Vicky!”

I snapped to attention and did as I was told. I bolted to the kitchen, grabbed some big garbage bags and started rushing around, dumping whatever belonged to him. I was amazed at the amount of things I’d let him contaminate my home with.

I brushed past her in the doorway to get to the en-suite bathroom. As I tossed his toiletries into a fresh bag, I heard Ella giving my address to someone.

My stomach did a flip when I heard her next words.

“It’s time to call Tyrone again. And make sure you bring the boys with you. This guy’s big and could cause us some trouble.”

Continuation – “What Goes Around…Comes Around…”

©2016 Marquessa Matthews. All Rights Reserved.


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30 thoughts on “T is for “Trouble” (2016) – #atozchallenge @AprilA2Z

  1. I love Ella! She could be my bestie any day – the trouble we could get into! LMAO!

    Dude was drugging her…dang. Make his sorry @ss pay!

    I love that game! I still have the one I bought for my children twenty years ago. Okay, okay…at least I told them I bought it for them. 😀😀😀

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