The Girl Who Cried Murderer (part two)

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Submitted: August 05, 2012

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The Girl Who Cried Murderer

 

PART TWO

By: Alexus Peoples

 

 

 

 

(Before: Luke was behind them. They put me on a bed and I could barely move. The doctor put a IV in my arm and I felt better, I could move. The doctor said, “Malinda, can you hear me?” He shined a light in my eyes. “Yes” I mumbled. “ On three I want you to push ok?” “Ok.” I replied. “One….Two…… Three! Push!” He the doctor yelled. I pushed as hard as I could. The pain was torture. Luke was holding my hand and tears were in his eyes. “Again, on three. One……Two……Three! Push!” He said again. I pushed as hard as I could. My legs were numb. I couldn’t move again. Everything started to move in circles. I whispered “ Luke, I love you.” The everything went black.)

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When I woke up again I was in Luke’s arms, and back in the rat hole. I moved my head up to look at Luke. He jumped in surprise and said, “Honey, your awake.” He smiled and kissed my forehead. “Where is the baby?” I asked as I sat up. Then the nurse came in with her. Wrapped in a pink blanket was a little baby. Her eyes where green. “So, have you picked out a name for her?” The nurse asked as she handed me the baby. “Yes.” I said, “Her name is Chloe.” I looked up at Luke and he smiled. I don’t know if I was seeing things but it looked like the baby winked at me. Then the nurse left.

I gave Luke the baby. He smiled and said, “She is so beautiful. And look, she has my nose!” I laughed and said, “Luke im worried. What’s going to happen? Is John ever going to come back for me?” Luke kissed the top of my head and said, “Don’t worry about any of that sweetie. We aren’t going to let John or whoever he is ruin our lives. We are going to have a wedding and its going to be perfect. We are going to raise Chloe, we are going to be a family.”

Then the detectives came in. “Aw, she is beautiful.” Olivia said as she sat in the chair beside me. “Thanks.” Luke said back. “Did you ever find John?” I asked. “Yes, we did. But his name isn’t John. His name is Conner.” Olivia replied. I sat up quickly. Then I got off the bed and hurried to my purse. Olivia and Luke got up. Luke said, “Sweetie what are you doing.” I rummaged through my bag and pulled out a mini album. I flipped to a family picture from my family reunion. “Conner is in this picture. I knew I recognized him. He isn’t my brother, he is my son.” “What?!?” Luke screamed. Then the baby started crying. “God Luke look what you did.” Then I took the baby and started rocking it. She finally stopped crying. Luke hit the wall with his fist. “Luke! What’s your problem!?!” I Screamed. Olivia came closer to me and Stable went over to Luke. He finally calmed down and said, “How is he your son?” “Remember when the doctor said I was raped before? Well I was when I was eight. I got pregnant and my mom took it and raised it as her own. They always told him I was his sister and he must have figured out that I was his mom.” Olivia was writing in her little notebook and I was crying. Luke came over to me and hugged me. As much as I wanted to stay in his arms I didn’t. I Pulled away and said, “Luke if your going to have that temper I don’t want you around Chloe. That wasn’t necessary.” He looked into my eyes- that were still watery- and said, “Im sorry baby, its just that what he did. And I got really angry.” “I know…” Then I handed the baby to him, why did I feel like he was lying? I totally forgot Olivia and Stabler was in the room.

“Oh im sorry, I forgot that you was in here.” I said and tried to smile. “Its okay. We will be leaving now.”. They left and the doctor came in and said we could go home. We went to Luke’s house. “Ya know we still have to have a wedding, and tell your mom everything.” Luke said as we walked into the house. “You didn’t hear? My mom is in California on vacation” Luke laid the baby in her crib and we went to the living room. We sat down and he said, “First we need to figure out where.” “Um, how about in your back yard. We went have to spend a lot and I don’t want a big wedding. Just me and you.” Luke sighed and said, “Well we cant have that I invited most of my family and yours, detective Stabler and Olivia are going to be there too, just incase Conner shows up.”

I got up and headed to the kitchen. I got in the fridge and got out a water. Luke came up behind me and shut the fridge and got close to me. He looked into my eyes and he kissed me. He kissed my neck and whispered in my ear, “I love you.” Then he hugged me. “I love you too.” I replied. Then I heard a gun shot. A bullet went through the living room window. “Luke!” I screamed as we dropped to the floor. “Stay here im going to get the baby!” I crawled to the bedroom and the baby was crying. I picked her up and said, “Its okay Chloe, mommy’s here.” Luke came up behind me and he was bleeding, he got shot. I helped him into the bath room. Then the shooting stopped.

I called Olivia and Stabler. When they got here the paramedic took Luke. Olivia said she saw no one when they got here. I got in the ambulance with Luke. “Hang in there sweetie we are almost there.” I said to Luke and I held his hand.

 

We got there and they took him into the back and I had to wait in the waiting room. Then they called me back. I walked into the room Luke was in, he was conscious.  “Luke..” I said as I hugged him. “Im so sorry this happened to you. It should have been me. Im really sorry you had to get involved.” I was crying and Luke reached up and wiped the tear from my cheek and said, “Don’t cry. Its not your fault, and im a big boy I can handle it. Don’t you think you had enough already? Its my turn.” He smiled and I smiled. It wasn’t that bad it barely did anything to him. Still is shouldn’t have happened at all. I was going to put a stop to this one way or another. Lost in my thoughts I wasn’t paying any attention to the baby. Luke finally got my attention, “Honey…Hello.. Give me Chloe.” “Honey why should we have a wedding at all? Cant we just have a priest marry us? After all that’s happened I don’t want to drag anyone else into it.” I said. “Ok. Lets have it now then.” “Right now? In the hospital? While your being taking care of cause you got shot?” I asked. “Yeah why not?” Luke replied. Well that was that then, we were going to get married in the hospital.

I called our church and the priest agreed to come. We really didn’t have anything to wear, everything had blood on it. The priest brought Luke a tux and me a dress from the costumes they had when the put on plays at the church. The nurse put the baby in a little outfit, she looked so adorable.

Luke in the hospital bed and me standing next to us the priest started, “We are now here to marry Luke Kenny and Malinda Cornell.” He paused, “Any objections?” He paused again, “Ok. Do you Luke Kenny take Miss Malinda to be your wife, through thick and thin and through rich or poor, sickness and death?” “For one I’ve been through thick or thin” He mumbled. I gently gabbed him in the side with my elbow and he said. “I do.” the priest moved onto me. “Do you Malinda Cornell take Luke to be your husband, through thick and thin, rich or poor, sickness and death?” “I do.” I said with a smile. “Now for the vows.” “I will go first.” I said. “Luke, I love you so much. Im glad to be your wife and he mother of your child. You have been there for me through the toughest times, now to be exact. Im sorry this had to happen to you but I wanted you to know I love you.” Then Luke went, “Malinda, I loved you since the first time I saw you, covered in frog guts in the science lab.” I laughed and he continued, “I will always be there for you, I don’t care what’s going on. We are a family and we stick together. Honey I love you so so much.” Water was in both our eyes and I looked at the priest who was crying too. Sobbing he said, “And now for the rings.” I put Luke’s on him and he put his on me. “I now pronounce you man and wife. Luke, you may now kiss the bride.”

Luke kissed me and didn’t stop. He dipped me and the lifted me back up. I looked into his eyes and gave him a big hug. Then the priest said his goodbyes and left. The nurse came in and took a family photo for us. Everybody was saying “Congratulations!”. Then me and Luke headed to a hotel. We had to stay there because Olivia and Stabler said so. They had a patrol car parked out front.

Luke and Chloe went to bed. Then I went to the bathroom and got dressed in all black. Conner isn’t going to ruin my family. I got Luke’s gun from my purse and headed out the door.  I got in my car and started it up, then patrol officer came over and asked where I was going, I told him, “To the store, baby needs diapers“. I grabbed the paper off of my dash board, it had his address on it.

I drove to his house. The lights were on. I stopped a few houses down so he wouldn’t see me. I went to the back door that was cracked open. I heard him humming as he washed dishes. I crept in and snook up behind him. I put the gun to his head and said, “Conner. Don’t move.” “O-okay.” he replied. “Now tell me why. Why you raped me, why you shot at my house. Tell me.” I said fighting back tears. I wasn’t going to shoot him, I hadn’t planned to anyway. He turned around slowly so that the gun was touching his forehead and said, “Because you betrayed me, all my life I thought your mom was my mom. I lived my whole life in a lie. How do you think that makes me feel? To live my whole life like that then find out my sister is actually my mom!” He started crying and I did too. “Im so sorry Conner. I was only eight when I got pregnant, not even a teenager! My mom decided to keep it since my dad left and she wanted another child. You was never suppose to find out.” Then I put the gun down. He grabbed for it and I hit him on the hand with the end of it. “Ow!” He cried. “Well im trying to make things right, I didn’t even plan on using this. Please don’t make me.” I said. “Conner, I love you. All my life I tried to forget about the rape. I forgot I got pregnant and mom told me again when I was 13. That’s why I couldn’t live there anymore. I couldn’t bare to see you, to keep that secret from you. Conner im so sorry.”

Conner hugged me and I hugged him back, keeping the gun out of his reach. Then Olivia and Stabler came in. “Malinda! Put the gun down.” Olivia yelled. I walked up to her and put the gun in her hands and said, “I wasn’t going to use it anyway. I just wanted to make things right.”

 

 

After all that’s happened that night I went back home. Luke was on the phone with the police. When I walked in he said, “There you are! Never mind sir she came home.” then he hung up the phone and rushed over to me. He gave me a hug and said, “Where  have you been?” “I had to make things right, I went to Conner’s house. And since I told them he was my son they are going to do a DNA test to see who his father is. I never even thought of that. Im finally going to find out who raped me!” I was so happy. I kissed Luke on the cheek. He seemed worried about something, and I know it wasn’t me.

The next day I got up and got the baby ready to go to the police station, they have a area where their physician worked. We went into the room and she swabbed me and Conner’s mouth. “Why do you have to swab mine?” I asked. “To see if he is really your son. Its standard procedure.” She replied. “Im so excited. Im finally going to know who raped me. After all these years!” I said to Luke. He looked uncomfortable.

“Okay I got the results.” She said. “The father of Conner Cornell is… Luke Kenny.” “That’s why you made such a big deal at the hospital. “I screamed. My heart stopped. Literally. The last thing I saw was a bright light. I heard a voice say, “Im so sorry. Malinda…Malinda!” I could tell it was Luke. Then I heard a gun shot, and Luke stopped yelling.

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I didn’t want to die. Not yet anyway. I fought and fought not to go into the black hole I as falling in. Then I saw a bright light. I realized it was the doctor checking my eyes. Im alive!. But what about Luke? And my baby! I came to and sat up. Luke was getting patched up. He was shot, again, in the other shoulder. From what I could see the bullet barley missed him. But what I want to know is, who shot him?

As soon as I sat up Luke looked at me with guilt. Olivia was holding the baby and Stabler had Conner handcuffed and sitting in a chair. “W-what happened to Conner and Luke?” I asked. “Conner shot Luke after we all found out Luke was his father. And you had a heart attack.” “Im so sorry Malinda… im sorry…” Luke said and he started crying. I got off the bed and walked over to Luke. “Explain yourself Luke.” I said. He looked at me then back at the floor then began, “I was only 10. My father abused my mother and me. He was always drunk. One night he was really drunk and my mom was at work. He hit me for 3 hours straight. He got his gun out of the closet and told me to do what he said or he would shoot me. He took me to this place. And there was this little girl. She was alone, she was you. He told me to….” Then he paused.

“Your father forced you to rape me?” I asked as water filled my eyes. “Yes..” Luke sobbed. I wiped a tear from his eyes and hugged him. “I don’t deserve you Malinda. Im so sorry. I really love you. I didn’t know you were the little girl, IM SO SORRY.” He sobbed in my ear. “Its okay, I trust you. If you say that was the truth then I believe you. It‘s gonna be hard but we‘ll get through this.” I kissed him on the cheek. “But what about me? Am I just suppose to let this go like nothing happened?” Conner said. “Conner. It wasn’t Luke’s fault. And you have a life. We all do. Lets just forget about the past and look towards the future.” “Your just going to let this go? What he did to you?” Olivia asked. “Yes.” I replied. “Why?” Luke said. “Yeah why?” Conner said too. “Because it wasn’t his fault. I remember reading this book when I was in middle school. Its called We all fall down  and its about these teens who trashed a random house and put a girl in a coma. One of the trashers is named Buddy. Luke reminds me of him. Buddy was drunk and this kid Harry forced him into it. He couldn’t say no cause he was too drunk. Buddy fell in love with the owners daughter, and when she found out he did it she left him. Let the love they had die.”

I looked at Luke and ran my hand through his hair. “And I always thought that was wrong. I love Luke and im not going to let something like this ruin us.” Luke hugged me and didn’t let go. “ I love you SO much Malinda.” Luke whispered. “I love you too Luke.” I said back. Then he kissed me. When he let go I turned to the detectives. “So what’s going to happen with Conner?” I asked. “Well if Luke doesn’t want to press charges he is ok on those charges but he still raped you. You can testify.” Olivia said. I looked up at Conner and I let out a deep breath and said, “No, I don’t want to testify. However I didn’t deserve to get raped so he deserves sometime in jail.”

Olivia gave me and Luke the baby and Stabler took Conner out of the room.  “So other than Conner getting arrested is this a happy ever after?” Luke asked. “Yes.” I said and smiled. He leaned down and kissed me. I guess he likes doing that a lot. When he pulled back up I asked, “Luke, why do you like to kiss me so much?” He laughed and said, “Because you have sweet lips, and I love you. And I will spend the rest of my life making it up to you for what I did.” I smiled and said, “I love you too honey.”

Then mom rushed in and said, “I heard Luke got shot and you were in trouble. I came as soon as I heard…” She looked at the detectives and the baby and my wedding ring and said, “What’s going on? Somebody better explain everything.” I looked at Luke then at the detectives. “Your on your own.” the detectives said as they left. “Okay mom lets have dinner and I will explain everything. Meanwhile, do you want to hold your granddaughter?” “Granddaughter?!” She sighed and said,  “Dinner. Dinner. Yes I will hold the baby” She said and smiled. We walked out of the room and as we were Luke smacked my butt. I turned around and he whistled like he didn’t do anything. I smiled and gave him a kiss. Mom took the baby and headed to the car. Luke was still kissing me then he picked me up. He started walking to this room. “The car is the other way.” I said. “I know.” He said and opened a room with a bunch of beds in it. We went in and he shut the door and locked it.


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