THE HIT…(CHAPTER VI)


AFTER HANGING UP THE PHONE, TEFNUT SITS CURLED UP ON HER BONE COLORED SOFA, MASSAGING HER TIRED FEET, IN CONTEMPLATION OF WHO TO CONTACT FOR THE MISSION THAT LIES AHEAD.

MEANWHILE, KARIMBE IS WALKING TO THE   WITH UMOJA DISCUSSING THE AGENDA FOR THE MEETING.  AS THE CROWD MOVES SLOWLY DOWN THE HALL, KARIMBE HAPPENS TO BUMP A LATINO.

PERDONEME, MANITO…SAYS KARIMBE

NO PROBLEMA, HERMANO.

LITTLE DID KARIMBE KNOW THAT A BROTHER WAS CREEPING THROUGH THE CROWD.

AS THE CROWD TURNED THE CORNER, THE LATINO FELL IN STEP BEHIND JAMAR.   WHEN THEY WERE OUT OF THE C.O’S SIGHT, THE LATINO PULLED AN EIGHT INCH FLATHEAD FROM THE WAIST AND HIT JAMAR IN THE KIDNEY WHILE ANOTHER UNKNOWN BROTHER, WITH A QUICK, SHORT SLICING MOTION, CUTS JAMAR ACROSS THE FACE WITH A GEM.

THE KIDNEY SHOT MADE JAMAR’S KNEES BUCKLE.  HE WAS IN EXCRUCIATING PAIN AND SPILLING BLOOD BADLY.  THE TWO  ATTACKERS DISAPPEARED INTO THE CROWD.  AS JAMAR ATTEMPTS TO GET UP, THE CROWD MOVES AROUND HIM AS IF NOTHING HAPPENED.  EVERYONE KNEW THAT TO AIDE HIM WOULD CAUSE THEM THIRTY QUESTIONS.  EVENTUALLY THE C.O. SEES HIM AND CALLS FOR A STRETCHER.

YO! DID YOU HEAR WHAT HAPPENED TO JAMAR?  SOMEONE SAYS.

THIS CATCHES KARIMBE AND UMOJA’S ATTENTION.

NO, SOMEONE ANSWERS.

YEA…TWO GUYS WHETTED HIM DOWN SO BAD YOU COULD SEE THE MUSCLES IN HIS JAW.

KARIMBE REALIZED IMMEDIATELY THAT SOMETHING ABOUT THE HIT WAS SUSPICIOUS, BECAUSE THE GAD BODY WERE SPEAKING OUT ABOUT THE RECENT DEATH.  SAYING IT WAS A MURDER AND NOT A SUICIDE AS ALLEGED.

UMOJA!

NDIYO, KARIMBE.

WE’RE GONNA HAVE TO MOVE FAST.

SOMEONE WANTS THIS MATTER SILENCED.

HAVE YOU CONTACTED YOUR PEOPLE?

NDIYO.  I SHOULD BE HEARING SOME WORD SOON.

TU WA MOJA, KARIMBE.

A LUTA CONTNUA, UMOJA.

ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE JAIL, ENVELOPES WERE BEING DROPPED IN THE ATTACKERS CELLS.

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