~~~Angel food cafe~~~
“Yeah…I ran outside and the car was on fire, I heard one of the detectives say that a female planted the bomb underneath his car”-karista
“It wasn’t meant for will to live through that explosion”-carol
“what are you talking about he’s not alive, he’s dead; there was no body found on the scene and if there was the body would have been burnt to ash”-karista
“So when is the memorial service?”-Pattie
“Hmm...Ohh haven’t got around to it yet”-karista said
“Dreaming about him?”-carol
“Ohh about will”-Pattie
“No, not will: someone else”-carol
“You don’t want me to tell her “-carol
“Tell me what”-Pattie
“She right let’s let him tell us”-carol
“Hello ladies’-Jacob said, coming behind karista.
“Hey Jacob, long time no see”-Pattie
“Hey Pattie...and you must be karista’ cousin?”-Jacob
“Yeah this is carol my cousin”-karista
“Nice too meet you”-carol
“Same here… listen karista…”-Jacob trailed off and knelt down beside karista, rubbing his hand against her leg. Both carol and Pattie leaned to see his hand, but then jumped back up when he looked over at them. They both looked at each other as Jacob kissed Karista’s hand.
“Well ladies I must be off… duty calls. I’ll be back tonight”- Jacob said then he walked off.
“What’s happening tonight?”-Pattie asked, carol looked at karista with her eyebrow raised.
“Her and Jacob will be ‘spending time’ together tonight, like they did last night”-carol
“Don’t read to much into it”-karista
“So you mean to tell me that you slept with Jacob after your husbands’ death just 24 hours ago?”-Pattie
“Do you regret marrying will?”-carol
“Yes and no”-karista
“Scandalous rista”- Pattie said, they all laughed as a police unit stopped by Karista’s car.
“Well I shall see you guys later”-karista
“Thanks for spending the day with me”-karista
“Yeah we’ll see you later”-Pattie said, karista walked to her car and drove off with the police unit following her.
“Will is alive”-carol
“What are you talking about? You said the same thing when she was here”-Pattie
“My cousin never listens to me, but I won’t drive her to tears”-carol
“Your serious, he’s still alive?”-Pattie
“Will got cut by flying debris from his car “-carol
“What are we going to do?”-Pattie
“She’ll find out but it wont be ‘a stroll in the park’ when she does”-carol
~~~Back at the house~~~
As karista pulled up to the house, Jacob stood in the doorway shirtless, with his gun harness on, and a pair of black jeans. The police unit drove off when Jacob waved his hand for them to go, and then he stepped up to the car and tapped on the window. Karista rolled down the window with a smile as Jacob knelt down to see her face.
“Is the a problem officer”-karista
“Ma’am I need you to step out of the vehicle please”-Jacob
“Of course, just let me lock my door.”-karista said, she stepped outside of the car and closed her door.
“Ah-ha, that’s what I thought”-Jacob
“What is it?”-karista
“Too many clothes miss…”-Jacob said “im afraid I need to do a strip search”
“Really I’m a little nervous about that”-karista said tugging at her thin dress
“Don’t worry ma’am…”-Jacob picked her up carefully “I’m a professional”
“Oh thank heavens I’m safe”-karista said, a smile pulled across both of there faces, then Jacob carried her in the house.
Weeks passed and the thought of will being alive never crossed her mind let alone Jacobs’. For years they known each other and the weeks they spent together, Jacob went to get karista a ring.
While Jacob was out, karista stayed home to clean up the house, during that time she picked up a magazine with a baby sleeping on the cover.
“I wish I could have a child, maybe I should have one with Jacob, no...No…no I couldn’t. Could I? Well I didn’t have any with will although I wanted one.”- karista sat there and thought about children with this man, the man she love more than will, and it showed.
For a surprise karista, decide to drop by the station to see Jacob.
“Hey karista how are you?”-James
“I’m good, is Jake around?-karista asked
“Yeah, hold on let me page him”-James said, karista waited patently and sat down at Jacob desk, she found a picture of her sleeping and another when she had on his white shirt. A faint smile came over her face when she found the pictures; Jacob came down the stairs with the biggest smile on his face.
“Hey rista”- Jacob
“Hi, I just came by to see if you wanted to go to dinner tonight?”-karista
“Sure, in fact I have a surprise for you tonight anyway?”- Jacob
“Really what is it?”-karista
“You have to wait till tonight”-Jacob
“Okay I’ll see you tonight then”-karista
“See ya”- Jacob said then he kissed her on the check and sent her on her way. Jacob sat at his desk with a big grin on his face.
“What are you so happy about?”-Johnson
“The surprise I’m going to ask karista tonight over dinner”- Jacob
“Show me the ring, I want to see it”-Johnson
“Me too”-James said getting off the phone, Jacob opened his desk cabinet and pulled out this little black box, and then he opened it. Jacob had brought an 18k round cut diamond ring with a golden band.
“That’s beautiful Jake”- James
“She’s going to love it”-Johnson
“I hope so”-Jacob said he looked at the ring and closed the box.
When she got home, karista started cleaning up around her room and kitchen. When she organized the folder that Jake had she discovered something, a file regarding the explosion.
The explosion happened at 7:15 pm in the back of the residents’ house. There was no body found at the scene but the body of William baker was found 3ft away from the scene. He was rushed to the hospital and recovering at JFK Hospital. His wife is being watched and protected carefully.
There was more to read but she stopped reading after the punuation mark, her heart sank, a tear welled up in her eye and her hand balled up into a fist.
“He’s alive… carol was right” she thought “how could Jacob lie to me”
Later that night, Jacob came back to the house nervous about asking karista and a little excited. Little did he know that karista was in the room starring at the floor? He stopped in the doorway and looked at her with a concern in his voice.
“Hey what’s wrong?”-Jacob
“You lied to me”- karista
“What? What are you talking about?”-Jacob asked, then he looked to the side of her and seen the file underneath her hand.
“Oh rista, let me explain”-Jacob
“Explain… explain what this?”Karista held up the piece of paper and slammed it against his chest.
“7 weeks pass and you forget to tell me that my husband is alive”- karista yelled then walked out the room to the kitchen. Jacob stood there for a second and then chased after her, he tried to reach out to her but she snatched away from him.
“Hold on for one minute”-Jacob
“No, this could be the lowest thing you could have done”- karista said, a tear ran down her face.
“I keep this secret from you to keep you safe from will.”-Jacob
“That is my husband Jake, I love him”-karista
“But he does not…love…you, I did this all for you”-Jacob
“You lied to me for me?”-karista
“No, I saved you from getting killed, he’s been abusing you for 4 yrs and you sit there and take it. I love you rista, I loved you ever since middle school so you know that I love you more than he does, and you don’t even know it”-Jacob
“I do know how much you love me”-karista
“Yeah that’s all well for me, but I want to know if you love me?”-Jacob asked, karista looked at him without answering.
“Jacob…”-karista, Jacob put his hand up to stop her.
“Save it, apparently you love some one who might end up killing you, im here to show a world filled with love, heat, and passion. But instead you still love someone that doesn’t give a crap about you”-Jacob
“OUT, GET OUT OF MY HOUSE!!”-karista yelled
“fine but when you snap out of the trance he has you in, you know where to find me”- broken hearted and torn, Jacob walked out of the house, got in his car and left. Karista sat on the couch watching him drive off until she couldn’t see his lights.
Karista sat on the couch crying and had all these questions running through her head all at one time.
“Did I do the right thing? Did I let the one man who love me walk away? Did I do the right thing? Did I really mean what I said? Do I love him more than will?” karista walked through the house where the memories of her and Jacob crossed her mind, then finally walked to her room and cried herself to sleep on the bed.