I'll drive Arcadio home," Valerian said. Constance heard the car start and Valerian shrieked out the driveway.
"He'll be back in a minute," Nachine said. "I'm not too old."
"Maybe he's right," Zetta said.
Constance crept closer to the staircase. At the bottom, Nachine shoved Zetta to the floor and stoop to slap her across the face. Constance gripped the banister with one hand and the other on her gun.
Kill them both, Constance thought. Valerian ran through the back door, restraining Nachine's arms. Zetta pushed herself up against the wall and close her eyes.
"Somebody's going push a knife in you, mama. Good and deep." Zetta said.
"That kid croaked," Valerian said. "Ambulance never came."
"Why did you kill him?" A woman's voice yelled. Constance returned to the window. She might have been his mother who cradled the lifeless boy. A police cruiser raced up with siren blaring.
"What happen here?" Officer Newberry yelled.
"Please help my son," the woman reached her bloody hand out. Constance clinched hers.
"Come help me." Office Newberry dragged the child to the back door of her car. Officer Newberry and the screaming mother left.
The neighbors had returned to the street, gathering at the area of the stain blood. Another seven police officers in four cruisers show up, they questioned the neighbors. Constance covered her eyes. The officer couldn't save the dead boy. She crept downstairs. "Where are they, in the living room?" She kept going until she got to the landing.
"Panther told me he kept you alive," Valerian said as he stopped near the landing. He carried a Big Gulp filled with ice and liquid that gave off a Vodka smell. "Go out the back door, Nachine is outside making sure no witnesses come forward, sweet butt." He pressed a finger to his lip and continued down the hall into the living room entrance. "Here Zetta drink the water and calm down."
Sick fools, she doesn't have time to play with them, Constance thought. Kill Arcadio before the police get to him. She deserves the satisfaction.
One Death At A Time novel blog: http://wwsone.weebly.com/
One Death At A Time novel Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/One-Death-At-A-Time/757986894232119