Natalia Mortem Chapter 9: Reasonable Explanation

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It took a few weeks for Mama Sue to get us all new identities, but as soon as she did Trevor and Mitchell ran out and got jobs at the station. They had done all their training and now today was their first day as actual cops. It was nerve-wracking for me and Winter, we hadn’t been apart from them for more than an hour at a time since we had gotten together, and it was terrifying to let them go. Winter and I woke up early so we could give them a proper send off. We said our goodbyes in the foyer just as they were walking out the door.

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“Please be careful, okay?” I pulled away from our kiss and caressed Trevor’s face.

“Don’t worry, I’ll be fine.” He assured me, but it didn’t make me feel any better.

“I just don’t know how I feel about this.”

“I promise, you have nothing to be afraid of. Mitch and I are just gonna be driving around patrolling. If we do get a call it’ll probably be a minor one, they never give first-timers big calls unless they’re short-staffed, which they aren’t. I’m gonna be fine.”

“Call me on you’re breaks, okay?” I asked, I was gonna be worried about him no matter what he said, there was no point in discussing it further.

“I will.” He kissed me one last time before turning to Mitchell.

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“C’mon man, we better get going.” Trevor said to him. He gave Winter one last kiss and whispered something in her ear before giving Trevor his full attention.

“Let’s do this.” He smiled excitedly.

The boys headed out the door and we followed.

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“Be careful!” Winter called after them as they headed towards their car.

“We will.” Mitchell called back before blowing her a kiss.

“Love you!” Trevor called out to me with a huge smile. He was so excited for his first day, I almost felt bad for being so terrified.

“Love you too.” I called back with a small wave.

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“Do you think they’ll be okay?” Winter asked me as the boys drove off.

“Yea.” I answered, more to convince myself than her.

“I really hope so.”

“Me too.”

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“Where are they?” I asked aloud to no one in particular. Their shift had ended almost an hour ago and the boys were still not home. I was starting to panic, my mind racing with the possible things that could’ve happened to them. My chest started to tighten in panic, Trevor wasn’t answering my texts and Mitch wasn’t answering Winter’s.

“It’s almost been an hour.” Winter’s voice sounded strained, it was as if she were forcing herself not to cry. I was doing the same.

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“Girls, don’t worry, they’re gonna be fine. But if it makes you feel any better, if they aren’t home in fifteen minutes we can take my car and go look for them.” Mama Sue offered.

“Thanks, that does make me feel a little better.” I admitted. They couldn’t have gone that far.

“There might’ve been an accident on the bridge, that usually stops traffic for a while.” She suggested, but immediately regretted it when Winter and I gasped. “But don’t worry, I doubt they were involved. Just stuck in traffic.”

“I hope so.”

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“It’s their first day, they’re either getting hazed by the older cops or they’ve gone out for a beer.” Megan chuckled. “They always do stuff like that.”

“If they went out for beers and didn’t call us, I’m gonna kill them.” I clenched my fists, just the thought of them out having fun while Winter and I practically pulled our hair out with worry made me so angry I saw red.

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As if they knew we were talking about them, Mitchell and Trevor stumbled into the living room with goofy, obviously drunken, smiles on their faces. Rage flared inside me, I could almost feel my blood boiling. These jerks were out getting drunk while I was practically having a panic attack.

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“What the hell is going on?” I stomped over to my drunken boyfriend and his best friend.

“Mitch and I went out with the guys from the station, they got us beers as a welcome gift.” Trevor slurred slightly.

“I’m sorry we didn’t call, we left our phones in the patrol car, we’re not supposed to have them on us while we work and we forgot to grab them when we went to the bar.” Mitchell explained. It was a reasonable explanation, it was hard to be mad at them. I was also extremely glad they were alright.

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“I can’t stay mad at you.” I smiled softly at Trev. “You better not do this again, we were so worried.”

“I’m so sorry, Babe. It won’t happen again. Promise.” He wrapped his arms around my waist.

“I’m so glad you’re alright.”

“I promise, I’m not going anywhere anytime soon.” He pulled me into a deep kiss that tasted strongly of beer, but in that moment I didn’t care. I was so happy that he was alright, nothing else mattered.

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Later that night Trevor and I snuck into the garage to have some alone time. The stress of worrying about him had dissolved, and in its place was an intense need for his body. Maybe it was the thought of possibly losing him that made me want him even more.

“Damn babe, maybe I should risk my life more often.” Trevor joked as we finished our business.

“You’re gonna be risking your life every day now. How am I ever gonna keep my hands off you?” I lightly brushed my thumb against his lips.

“I don’t know, but I can definitely get used to it.” He wiggled his eyebrows suggestively.

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“You’re a pig.” I chuckled and pushed him to the ground.

“You know you love me.” He grinned, his eyes sparkling with laughter.

“Eh, I guess you’re alright.” I teased with a giggle. “I might be able to put up with you.”

“Wow, I’m definitely feeling the love tonight.” He faked sadness so I gave him a quick peck on the lips.

“Do you have to work tomorrow?” I changed the subject, quickly erasing our playful flirting.

“Yea, I’m scheduled for the rest of the week.” He gave me a sad puppy dog look before continuing. “I’m sorry babe, but I promise I’ll be thinking about you all day and I’ll come home right away this time. No beers.”

“You can go out, just call me first. I wanna know if you’re ok.”

“I know, but I’ll still come home right away. I wanna spend more time with you.”

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His words made my heart soar. I really loved him. He pulled me to the side and wrapped his arm around me.

“You know I love you, Natalia.” He whispered and kissed the top of my head.

“I love you too, Trevor.” I smiled, just before drifting off into a comfortable sleep, despite being on the cold garage floor.

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2 thoughts on “Natalia Mortem Chapter 9: Reasonable Explanation

    • Hopefully nothing bad does happen, they deserve to be happy for a little while. Thanks for reading and I’m sorry it took me so long to update but I’m back to posting regularly now 🙂

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