I turned my partner and said. “Like Taggart said, we’ve had a month of working together and I think it’s time that I told you why I am now in uniform. I was working vice on a drugs enforcement Task Force undercover. One day on a stakeout, I was approached by two internal affairs officers and was asked open the trunk of my crown Victoria. I didn’t expect to find anything out of the ordinary. However, when I open the trunk, there was a cache of drugs including cocaine, ecstasy and crystal meth pills that had not there been there the night before when I turned my car in for the night. It was obvious to me that I had been set up. Unfortunately, I cannot prove that I did not obtain the drugs in question. They are at an impasse because they couldn’t prove I did. There was not…
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I’m your mama. My name is Melina Valentina Rossetti Rosemont. I’m thirty-three years old. I’m a geneticist at the Harborton University Hospital. I work in the Lab. I am of Italian descent and a married an Englishman, the brilliant and handsome Dr. Ethan John Rosemont, who is a thirty-one year old English Literature professor at Harborton University. We say the alphabet threw us together, because Harborton University insisted on us sitting alphabetically at all university meetings. I hope you inherit his thick, gorgeous, blonde wavy hair and tallness and my brown eyes and sense of humor.
And I have a very serious heart condition. They say it needs attention yesterday. But others in my family had the same condition and had full, productive, long lives without submitting to the knife. So there is a very real possibility, honey, that while you’re on your way into the world, I’m…
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A filthy mixture of snow, ice, Arkansas mud and blood filled my mouth – the gritty mess was making it almost impossible to breathe. Without opening my eyes, and trying not to choke, I rolled my head to the left and spit the nauseating mixture onto the bright snow. Apparently my nose was broken, because after relieving my mouth of the irritation, it quickly filled with the warm and sweet taste of blood – my blood. Oddly, despite the trauma of the last few minutes, my thoughts and head were remarkably clear – making me wonder if I might be in the early stages of shock – I’d never been there before.
Silence was everywhere, only disturbed by the sound of light snow falling, and thankfully covering my dry lips. I licked at the welcome moisture and slowly opened my eyes – not knowing what I might see.
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