Battery (Part 6)

Good morning!  It’s Friday!  Did everyone have a good week this week?  Any exciting plans for the weekend?  We are here to check in on Nick once again to see what he is up to.  So before we start this Dark story, I do have one final question.  Does anyone have any kind of story that they would like to see on the blog?  I would love to hear what you had to say!  Enjoy!

Battery

Nicole Silina found dead in the woods last night.  She was found by a hunter who was on the lookout for deer.  She was killed by blunt force trauma to the head, the same as the other 3 victims: Bryce McEllis, Cyrus Byner, and Ashanti Jones.  She is survived by her parents Nancy and Nathan.

“Can you believe it?  There were four murders all about a week apart from each other, and no leads about any of them.  How sad.” Adam was sitting in Nick’s office before the day started. They were supposed to go over the murder trial that Adam was supposed to represent again, but he seemed more interested in Nicole’s murder.

Nick nodded.  “I know. It’s so sad.  I’m pretty sure I could’ve stopped on of them.  You know the third one, Ashanti Jones? I took her home from the bar because she was super drunk.  But she told me to drop her off at the corner by her house and that’s what I did. If I would’ve actually taken her home, I would’ve been able to save her.”

Adam leaned forward and put his hand on Nick’s shoulder.  “You couldn’t have planned that buddy. It could’ve been the same outcome if you didn’t talk to her at all.  You will be fine. Maybe you and Tashia should go on a vacation or something? Maybe you guys should rent a cabin in the woods and go relax.”

Nick leaned his chair back and thought about it.  “You know…maybe we will. That’s not a bad idea.”

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“Officers.  How can I help you?”  Nick opened his office door to be greeted by 2 police officers.  He didn’t know why they were there even though he had his suspicions.

Officer Nogall reached out his hand and gave Nick a firm handshake.  “Nick, this is Officer Ramson. We have a couple of questions for you if you don’t mind.”

Nick shrugged.  “Sure. I have some time before I meet with a client.  Please, have a seat.” He walked around his desk and sat down in his chair.  “So…how can I help you gentlemen?”

Nagall looked Nick straight in the eye.  “What did you do last night at 8 pm?”

“Uh…”  Nick had to make it look like he wasn’t suspicious.  “I was at home working. I know that’s going to make me look suspicious but seriously.  I am married to my work.”

Ramson leaned back in his chair.  “So you didn’t go on a date with Nicole Silina?”

Nick tried to look as shocked as possible.  “What? No. I have a girlfriend. I wouldn’t go on a date with another chick.  Why would you think I killed her?”

Ramson pulled out a photo.  “And this isn’t you? This isn’t your Tinder profile?”

Nick grabbed the photo and looked at it.  It was the photo he used on Tinder, how was he going to get around this?  “No. Someone is pretending to be me and then they killed that poor girl. Do you really think I was capable of killing someone?”

“What kind of car do you drive?”

Uh oh.  There was no way of getting around this question.  “A Dodge Ram. Why?”

The officers looked at each other.  Officer Nogall pulled out a piece of paper and handed it to Nick.  “I’m sorry Nick. We have a warrant to search your belongings. Your car, your phone, your house, your office.”  He sighed. “Is there anything you want to tell us before we start looking at your stuff?”

Nick shook his head.  He knew that if the officers found anything it would all be coincidental.  “No sir I’m not hiding anything. Go ahead and search all you want.” He sat back as the officers walked out of the office to his truck.  Nick found himself starting to panic a little bit. Did he leave any incriminating evidence in his truck? The bat was at home and it had been cleaned like crazy but there was still a chance that the officers would find something.

He started working on his case to keep his mind off of the officers.  But no matter what he did, his mind kept going back to the officers finding something and incriminating him.  Suddenly Officer Nogall walked into Nick’s office. “Nick I need you to come outside for a moment please.”

Nick quickly stood up and followed Officer Nogall outside the law office.  Officer Ramson was squatting in the bed of Nick’s truck with a small flashlight in his hand.  “Nick…do you wanna explain this blood in the bed of your truck?”

“I went hunting this past weekend and I put my deer in the bed of my truck.  I just haven’t really had time to clean it.” He could feel himself getting kind of antsy, hoping the officers would buy his story.”

Officer Ramson slowly stood up.  “Okay. So do you wanna explain the human blood that is in the bed of your truck?”

“Uh…”  Nick felt all the blood drain from his face.  There was absolutely no way that he was going to get past this.

Officer Nogall grabbed Nick’s hands and handcuffed them behind his back.  “Nick, you have the right to remain silent.  Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law.  You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be provided for you.”  And with that Nick was led to the cop car and placed in the back seat.

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