Fiction Saturday – “Peaches” – Conclusion
Inside the door it was dark, but there was light pouring out at the end of the hallway. I tried to get closer as quickly and quietly as I could. I didn’t see the toolbox on the floor until I kicked it. Before I got my footing Regis was standing two feet in front of me with the dirty semi-automatic pointed at my forehead.
“Well, look who’s here? C’mon, Mr. Private Eye, and join the party.”
He marched me the rest of the way down the hall and into the light.
“Forty Ounce” looked at me, but spoke to Sunny Boggs.
“I thought I told you to come alone? Can’t you follow a simple command?”
“I didn’t know he was here. I swear it. I fired him.” Her voice sounded panicky. Instead of being the hero here I was the fifth wheel, and I was flat now that Regis had my .38 in his left hand. “Forty Ounce” looked at me like I had just ruined his day. Well, mine wasn’t going too great either.