Zetta and Nachine beat Brice in the back. He scrambled for Hefty's gun. Zetta squeezed his wounded shoulder.
"End it, Hefty," Nachine said.
Brice grasped the gun. He jabbed into Hefty firing two shots. "Died for good." Zetta scurried into the kitchen. Nachine hustled up the stairs.
"I'm gone to kill you myself," Nachine said.
She killed them all, Brice thought climbing the stairs. He pushed the door open. Nachine ramshackled her kitchen drawers.
"Where's my gun?" Nachine asked.
"Return downstairs for our talk," Brice said.
"Nachine watched Brice creeping towards her. She hid a knife from out of the drawer in her hand, keeping it close to her body. She stepped backwards. Then she slipped, crashing her head against the kitchen drawer. Brice came closer.
"Help me up," Nachine said, holding her head.
"Who blood is this?" Brice asked. He bended down extending his good arm to help her up. "It's a dead body under your table." Nachine stabbed the knife into his cheek. Brice fell on top of her grunting and struggled to stop his bleeding.
"You can't die in here," Nachine said shoving his body off. She dragged him to the stairs and rolled his body off the top landing of the stairs. "Miss his neck."
In the kitchen, Zetta jocked around Valerian and Lt. Vinsetta with a microwave held above her head. Lt. Vinsetta had her husband in a head lock. "I'll throw this on you if you don't let him go."
"Do it," Nachine said flaring her arms.
"I'll hit Valerian," Zetta said.
"Go," Nachine said.
Zetta threw it. Valerian screamed; the cop released him. Zetta and Nachine rushed the cop. Khalilah comforted Valerian helping him to the driveway.
"We can get him mama," Zetta said. Nachine slammed the blender in his back and started kicking him. She joined in sticking him with a steak knife. "Kill you off just like I did Ebony."
Lt. Vinsetta yanked Zetta's legs from under her then wrestled the knife from her. He did three stabs to her heart. Nachine stopped kicking. Vinsetta grasped his handcuffs.
The kitchen door flipped open. Brice fell through firing a shot at Nachine. She dropped holding her side. She scooted over to her daughter. Vinsetta's hand cuffed them together.
"Why you killed my Zetta?" Nachine asked.
It came around full circle, Brice thought. Then he closed his eyes.
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