Ten Thousand Club
NickI knew the minute Amelia referred to me as detective that this conversation was not going to be one shared between friends. She was about to tell me something major and it in fact was. My heart ached for her as her friend, knowing she and Jayden deserved none of this, but also I was going to get to the bottom of this and throw Perales’s ass in jail even if it was the last thing I did. This was the last thing I wanted to hear but I would do anything to make sure Amelia and Jayden we’re finally left alone. Looking at Amelia, I nodded firmly, admiring how strong the woman sitting on the bed was.
“Alright. I’ll take care of this. I should head back to the station and do some digging then," With all the new information reeling in my head, I already began to think of the leads I had and how I was going to question Perales the minute I returned to the main station. I was trying to think of anything else that the mob might do to get back at Amelia and Jayden, and when the thought of Little Bel came to mind, I panicked but tried to press it down so not to worry the woman in front of me. "Is Bel with Isabel?" I asked, nodding in acknowledgement when she said yes. Alright. I'll have to call her in a sec.
"I'm going to head out now. Do you want me to let Elise back in? I know she won’t leave your side until Jayden’s out of his operation.”
IsabelI knew my fiance was right. If this was mob related, I was going to have to take care of Bel because the mob was a lot like the cartels. They stop at nothing when one of their own is killed. The thought didn't help my already racing heart and though I already has my own gun, I was going to do exactly as Dawson said. I wished he was here more than ever. I was hoping nothing would happen but I couldn't let my guard down. This isn't the first time you've had to do something like this. Just now you're keeping Bel safe. That sent a shiver down my back.
"I wish you were here," I cried out to Dawson, biting my lip as the deep sob finally came out. Dammit. I need to calm myself down. "I really do. I can't do this, Dawson. I can't-" It was then my phone started beeping. I looked at the screen and quickly saw Amelia's name pop up. Answer it. "Amelia's calling. I'll keep you updated. I love you."
After hanging up with Dawson, my mood didn't get any better. With what Elise was telling me, my stomach dropped. That was it. It was the mob. Jayden was shot, twice and was now currently in the OR getting the worst of the two removed. Elise removed the other one back at the hotel. Nick is talking with Amelia right now. Everything was a disaster and now I had my niece, who I prayed no one was coming after. I took a deep breath and thanked Elise for letting me know everything.
"Can you have Amelia call me back when she gets the chance?" I asked her and after hanging up that phone call, I got a text from Nick.
"Is Bel with you?" He sent and I took a sharp intake of breath.
"Yes. I'll handle everything here. Dawson told me someone might come after her and to call the police so I'm telling you. I'm sending Mateo with his grandma in the morning and then I can hold down the fort here." I replied quickly, taking another deep breath. My nerves were finally calm. I knew what I had to do now. Keep the kids safe. You just have to keep the kids safe.