Mistakes were made

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic
Love story with a twist - It's captivating, short and enticing.

Submitted: September 10, 2015

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Submitted: September 10, 2015

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Mistakes were made. 


 Chapter 1: The Detective
 Esra jumped up with fright at the sound of the door knocking. She looked at the clock slowly - 4AM. She placed her head against the cold, condensed window and looked down at the door. There was a man dressed in a brown trenchcoat and a leather hat stood on her doorstep. She slowly approached the door from the bottom of the stairs and unlocked it. As she opened the door, her fear was gone as she looked at the mysterious figure who was standing in front of her. She was overwhelmed by a feeling in which she had never felt, it felt like they were meant to meet right here at this moment. He was about five foot five with brown hair and a nice average figure - he had a tattoo on the back of his hand - a logo of some kind. He was smiling and looked very confident.
"Hello -- Esra?" said the mysterious figure.
"Hello. How do you know my name?" Asked Esra in response - scared of what was going to happen.
"You're going to have to come with me, I'm Detective Ross."
Esra was scared and mesmerised at the same time. She walked out wearing nothing put her pyjamas and a pair of slippers before getting into the back of the Detective's car. 
"So, what have I done wrong?" she asked.
"There was a murder shortly after 2:15am this morning and we're going to ask you some questions back at the station" The detective replied.
Esra looked flustered and somewhat scared of what was going on. She sat in the back, silent and watched as the Detective drove back towards the city.
"Who... who was murdered?" she asked, shocked.
"One of the local shop owners, Mr. Sajid" was the response -
Esra didn't believe it, she sat silent once more as the detective looked at her slowly. She felt somewhat exposed, yet somewhat excited to have met Detective Ross. As the car pulled to a stop outside of the Station, Esra stepped out of the car and stretched her legs. She followed Detective Ross into the Station, feeling a mixture of nervousness and excite. She sat down inside of the interrogation room and waited for about 3 minutes, before the Detective walked in.
"We're just going to ask you a few questions, sit back and relax..."

 

 Chapter 2: Interrogation
As Esra sat there, trying to keep back the one question that kept going through her mind, over and over again, the detective asked her the one question she was dreading.
"Where were you tonight at 2:15am?" 
She hesitated -- which was a clear sign to the detective.
"Esra? Answer the questions, please." The detective said
"I was at home - alone" Esra said, her head pointed to the ground.
"Okay. Did anyone see you that night or did you see any mysterious actions when you went to Mr. Sajid's shop?"
"I never went to the shop, Detective."
"That's funny, because the CCTV caught a girl with your description about thirty minutes before the death of Mr. Sajid."
Esra froze once more, worried about what she was causing.
"I went to the shop for some milk but I saw nothing suspicious, then I walked home and went to bed." Esra said, shakily.
"Alright. You wait here and I'll return soon." The Detective exclaimed.
The Detective walked out of the room silently and Esra sat there, frozen. The night that started as a perfect night was slowly crumbling from the pressure Esra was feeling. She felt helpless - like the detective knew that something was going on. The detective walked back in and sat back down silently for about twenty seconds.
"Your alibi checks out." The Detective said after the silence slowly died down. "You're free to go."
Esra stood up and smiled at the detective. As they walked out of the room together, the detective showed her out, 
"I'll drop you home."
"Thanks" Esra replied. "Weird question, but are you free tomorrow for dinner?"
The detective looked at her. He put his hand on her face and smiled, 
"Give me a time and a place."
She smiled and they got in the car. It was a silent drive home and it took less time than Esra had first expected.
She got out of the car, flashed one final smile towards the Detective and walked into her home. She sat in the chair and stopped, 
"What have I done?" she thought to herself. "I can't date him!"
Her eyes closed...

 

 Chapter 3: Dinner
Esra stood in the mirror, applying all of her makeup. She was so desperate to impress the Detective, she couldn't think of anything except him. There was a knock at the door.
"Come in, it's open!" she shouted
He walked in and closed the door behind him. He slowly walked up the stairs and towards Esra's bedroom. As he opened the door, Esra looked behind her
"Oh. I thought you were someone else." she exclaimed.
"Why would I be?" said Peter
"What are you doing here, Peter? I thought you were on holiday?"
"I was. I came back early when I heard what happened."
"What happened?" Asked Esra.
The Detective walked in and up the stairs quietly and heard Esra speaking to someone.
"You know, you and Mr. Sajid"
"Don't mention it, I've got a detective coming around, he's taking me out."
"So they don't know you did it?"
"No, they don't know I killed him, and I don't plan for them to find out."
The detective walked back downstairs and out of the door.
He knocked and walked in again.
"Hello?" he shouted.
"Upstairs!" replied Esra.
The detective walked upstairs, fuzzy headed and into Esra's room. 
"You look beautiful, shall we go?"
"Sure."
As they walked out, the detective turned his radio on. They got in the car and the detective started driving.
"You're going the wrong way." Esra said, confused.
"I heard you upstairs, I'm sorry but you're under arrest."
Esra sat back, shocked and upset.
"O-Okay." 
She gave up...

 

 Chapter 4: Police Station
They pulled up to the police station and Esra stepped out. The detective handcuffed her and led her to the interrogation room.
"Not many people enter this room twice."
They walked past Captain Mallard and the detective looked at him,
"We got the culprit." He said, slightly upset about the events.
As they went into the interrogation room, Esra and the detective sat down.
"Why did you lie?" The detective asked.
"Because... I love you." she said, shyly.
"I'm sorry, but you can't lie when it comes to this, Esra."
"I know but I knew I'd go down, and I never knew if I'd meet you again."
The detective froze and smiled a bit.
"I would of waited for you, even if it was forever."
Esra smiled as she moved in for a kiss. The detective kissed her back as they had their first, and only passionate kiss. Esra put her hands out,
"Lead me to the cells, Detective."
As they walked to the cells, Esra said one thing,
"When I was younger, about 17, I met a guy called Jordan Ross, we dated for 3 years and then we broke up. You're the first person I've met since him and I don't want to meet anyone else."
The detective laughed,
"That's a nice story. Your sentencing will begin tomorrow, I'm sorry."
As she stepped into the cells, she sat down and her eyes closed, she was tired and today's events broke her. She slowly drifted into the world of imagination and dreams.

 

 Chapter 5: The Cells.
Esra woke up to the sound of the door opening,
"Detective?"
The detective said nothing and grabbed her hand. He ran with her through the police station and out of the front doors, Captain Mallard following right behind them. 
"Don't do this detective!" he shouted.
"I'm sorry, Captain. I quit."
Esra smiled as she ran into the car. The detective drove off, going over the speed limit.
"Esra. That story that you told me yesterday, it struck a nerve in me. I couldn't see you go down, because I love you too." 
"You do?"
"Of course I do!" he said, confidently.
Esra smiled and sat back in the seat,
"But why do all of this for me?"
"Because when I was 16, I met an awesome girl and I threw the chance away after 3 years. I couldn't throw away yet another chance."
Esra sat up, instantly.
"Detective?"
He looked back, 
"Call me Jordan."
Esra gasped with excite.
"You're.. You're Jordan!?" she exclaimed.
"Yes. I am, and I am not throwing yet another chance with you away because of stupid work or school. This time, It's serious."
Esra didn't know what to say. He looked at her and couldn't stop looking. Esra panicked suddenly.
"Watch ou-"
There was a loud crash and the car flipped onto it's side. Esra fell and hit her head, smashing the side window. Jordan sat in the front, breathing heavily and looked back,
"Esra? Are you okay?"
There was no response and Jordan panicked calling for help. There was a deep and sudden breath from the back. Jordan kicked the front window and picked Esra up. He climbed out before pulling her out. As she lay there on the ground, Jordan cried. Jordan kissed her on the lips when he felt her kiss back.
"Esra! Stay with me."
When the ambulance arrived, they both got taken to hospital. When they awoke, they were right next to each other, I guess love is always sweeter the second time around...


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