Chapter One ~ Introducing Cops and Robbers
My back pressed against the hard, brick wall as I held my pistol up against my chest with both hands, two fingers on the trigger. I knew the slightest sound would test my itchy trigger finger and may not end up well.
I turned my head to the other side of the dark alley way where my partner, Jessica stood. She was in the same position as me as she mouthed 'Ready?'
I gave a quick grin before nodding my head and peeking around the corner.
"Hello, what are you beautiful, young women doing out here alone?" A deep voice sounded from behind me.
Jessica grabbed my gun before my finger pulled back enough to fire. I sigh, gratefully to her before turning around and coming chest-to-chest with someone. I laughed nervously before taking a step back and looking down the alley way. I didn't see any movement which confused me.
My eyes directed themselves back to the man before me. He had dark brown hair that was roughly an inch long and stuck out randomly. It was obvious he hadn't shaved for a month or so, seeming as facial hair poked out along his jaw line, chin, and above his lips. His body proved he worked out, not too much, but enough to stand out under his tight-fitted, black, v-neck and dark washed jeans, but of everything that made up this man, his eyes brought my attention more than anything. They were a striking green with amber irises that reminded me of a forest green and copper. And I'll tell you, it was an amazing combination.
So caught up in his looks, I realized he was waiting for an answer.
"Umm," I hesitated before answering, "Nothing."
He raised an eyebrow, 'What's up with the guns?"
"Playing cops and robbers." Jessica chirped and giggled at herself.
"With real guns?" He pushed.
"They're not real, silly." She shook her head, "Watch."
She aimed her gun towards the sky with her right hand while holding mine in her left.
"No Jessica, wait!" My eyes widened and I reached for the gun when I heard it click.
It didn't shoot.
She smirked, "See?"
The guy nodded slowly before turning back to me, "It isn't safe to be playing cops, you never know when a real robber will come."
My eyebrows knitted together as I watched him walk past me and Jessica and around the corner of a building.
"I'm confused." I whined, once he was out of sight.
"I know, me too. He said he'd be here. Unless..." She turned her head towards the direction the man had left from.
"No! That's crazy. He would've ran once he saw us with guns. Even if we didn't have our uniforms on. He couldn't be stupid enough to walk up to us and have a conversation!" I tell her.
"If he wasn't stupid, he wouldn't have left us a note telling us to come here in the first place. Doesn't it make sense? He leaves us a note saying to come here at a specific time, we come minutes late, and as soon as we're about to flash a light in the alley way, that guy comes out of no where. And I know he doesn't believe this is a fake gun." She explains.
"Probably because it isn't." I roll my eyes.
"Either way! If he isn't the thief, then maybe he's a cover-up! A distraction, even."
"A distraction for what? The thief to come up behind us and kidnap us? Or to run away?" I said, sarcastically.
"Maybe!" She exclaims.
"If only the thief showed up! He's not here, he never was." I sighed.
"Well, we never did look. With the flashlight, I mean." She says slowly, turning her head to the alley way.
"Go ahead, nothing. is there."
She handed me my gun and walked back to her side of the alley way, standing in position and nodded her head to my side, telling me to do the same.
I groaned softly, before obeying.
Jessica pulled out a flashlight from her belt and turned to where she was leaning on her left arm, holding the flashlight, while her right hand held the gun, directed towards the alley way. She gave me one last look before pressing the switch on the flashlight.
The alley way flooded with light and you could see trashcans and dumpsters placed outside the building doors. The end of the alley way was dark, where the light didn't reach, and I don't know if it was just me or not, but I swore I could make out a figure of something at the end. My gun was directed strait at the silhouette.
I turned my head towards Jessica and nodded my head sideways at the figure and she nodded.
She could see it too.
I turned my head back to the alley way, well the figure to be exact.
It was gone.
A/N: Hey guys! I hope y'all like the beginning of this so far, I also wanted to inform you that I may not be continuing either of my other novels do to the lack of readers. I felt the need to start a new novel that wasn't about teenagers which is a challenge for me since I haven't experienced being an adult yet (: So tell me how I'm doing and comment, fan, like, etc.!