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“Promises of Starlight,” episode 12

February 27, 2013

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Written by Thea Washington

None of the characters in “Promises of Starlight” represent any person living or dead.

The character “Rock Star”/”Angel” is based on Adam Lambert. The author does not in any way wish to disturb or predict Mr. Lambert’s life through the characters in this story.

All videos are to be enjoyed through their link to YouTube. They are not to be downloaded. No claims are made on the videos by the author.

 

Chapter 12 – TATTLETALE

 

               Guy got up and ran over to Pimp Dealer’s place with the news that it was Twin’s brother “Peanut” (the future “Lover”) who’d killed Snake. Pimp Dealer didn’t want to believe it; hadn’t he been good to that little yellow bitch boy all those years, teaching him the “bidness,” letting him in on private stuff? All he’d wanted from the boy was his loyalty—and he’d thought he was getting that. Then Peanut had moved away—one day here, the next day gone. Everybody said he’d gone to a better neighborhood but nobody knew where or why. Now he did.

              Pimp Dealer gave Guy a week’s worth of weed, coke and meth, a small reward for such a valuable piece of information. He still didn’t want to believe it, though, and told Guy that, if he could bring him proof of Peanut’s murdering Snake, there’d be more for him. And even more if he brought that little bitch Twin to him, too. (And yeah, if what Guy said was true, they’d all have a piece of that.)

              This was an offer too good to refuse. Then Guy could use some, sell some and buy him some more. This could be the stash he’d always wanted–if he didn’t keep it all for himself. And when Pimp Dealer told Man about Twin, he wanted in, too. Together, the three of them came up with a plan; since Man had a car, it would be easy as pie.

 

              Guy wanted to get as much as he could off Pimp Dealer. He knew the truth about who’d killed Snake was worth a lot but he did need proof. What could he take to Pimp Dealer besides Twin to prove it?

              People burned trash up on the roof where Snake had been found three years before. Folks did a lot of other stuff on the roof, too, bidness and whatnot. It wasn’t the first time a body had been found up there but there probably wouldn’t be anything left up there about Snake that he could use. 

              He knew what he had to do. He needed to find out exactly how Peanut had killed Snake, how that body had gotten up there.

              He’d heard Twin yelling that Peanut was the one who’d done it, so he figured she must know something about how it had happened. He was pretty sure he could get it out of her if he needed to. He wasn’t sure how but he knew he could. He’d deal with her when the time came.

              Twin was in love with him, he knew that. He didn’t feel that way about her, she was just another piece of ass to him. He hadn’t “had” her yet but he knew the time was getting close, by the way she’d moan and stuff when they were making out on the roof. She’d shown him this hidden place where they went. How’d she known about it? It was pretty hard to find unless you knew where you were going.

              Yeah, he’d heard about Snake being found up there on the roof, stabbed to death with his thing cut off. If Peanut, a young teenager at the time, was the one who’d done that to Snake, it must have been over something serious. Then he remembered Snake’s reputation as a child molester, how he’d had every kid in the block that he wanted. Everybody except Peanut. Maybe Snake had gotten tired of waiting?

              Pimp Dealer had kept Peanut safe because he was so valuable. Not only was he a good lookout and runner, he was smart and had learned how to fight and get things “done.” That came in handy when any of the other pimps or dealers sent somebody into his territory to scout out the possibility of taking over. All he’d had to do was let Peanut take care of it one way or the other and the other pimps and dealers left his neighborhood alone.

              So maybe that was why Peanut had stabbed him to death and cut off his thing instead of just beating him up, Snake coming after him, thought Guy. But Snake had been pretty big, over six feet and about 230 pounds. Beating him up would have taken some guff. Maybe it would’ve been possible if Snake was high on something but Peanut was kinda small. Snake could have handled Peanut, high or not. And if he had come after Peanut there was no telling what would’ve happened. But now Twin had told.

 

Tomorrow in “Promises of Starlight”:  Guy thinks he’s found what he’s looking for              

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