Moonshine & Madness(4)

By: Dixie Lynn Dwyer

Darius reached out and caressed her other arm, sending more crazy sensations through her body. She swallowed hard.

“We’re taking care of the car, and one of the troopers has your phone and purse. You did an amazing job, Gianna. You saved all three of those people in that car, plus you gave a description of the vehicle that hit them, too.”

“Oh God, the license plate number. What was it? I said it to the 911 operator. Did she get it? Tell me she got it, please. That man looked so angry and out of it. It was crazy and he looked right past me like he was in a daze of anger. Did you find him?” she rambled.

Before Darius could answer, another trooper did.

“We got it, honey. You did so good calling this in right away and getting out the description of the truck and the driver. You saved those kids and their mama. They’re going to make it and are on their way to the hospital now,” he told her, and she closed her eyes and sighed.

“Thank God,” she said. Her body teetered right before she reached out, and everything spun before her eyes.

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Darius Law grabbed on to Gianna as his brother did, too, and they caught her before she fell off the back of the bumper of the ambulance. He lifted her up into his arms and couldn’t believe how beautiful and perfect she was. She fit his idea of the perfect woman to a T. She was voluptuous, sexy, curvy, and tall. She wasn’t petite and skinny like a lot of women he had met before. The attraction was instant, despite this crazy situation. He looked at Nixon, who got the stretcher ready, and then they laid her onto the gurney.

She was moaning and blinking her eyes open.

“Rest, Gianna. We have you. We’re bringing you to the hospital, so don’t worry about a thing. My brother Trooper Law is going to follow and help you as well.” Nixon caressed her cheek as he spoke to her.

She nodded and then closed her eyes.

Darius placed her onto the gurney and Nixon looked at him.

“She’s gorgeous,” Nixon whispered.

“I know,” he replied and then softly moved the hair from her cheek as Nixon strapped her in and covered her body fully with another sheet.

“I’ll meet you at the hospital.”

“I figured you would,” Nixon said and winked, then got into the back of the ambulance with her.

Darius helped close the doors, glancing one more time at Gianna, a heroic Good Samaritan who risked her life to save a family she didn’t even know. She took off her top to help apply pressure to the mother’s head wound, which definitely helped save the woman’s life. This was crazy, and so was the chaos around him.

He looked at the other officers and troopers.

“What the hell happened here? By the way that woman described everything, it was like the guy purposely hit that car,” Trooper Gary Lark said.

“I know. I don’t like it one bit. I’m going to head to the hospital, see what else I can find out, and follow this case through. I want you guys to let me know the moment you find that driver and the truck. I hope we catch this guy quick. I’m going to make sure that Gianna is okay.”

“And get her number, too?” Gary asked and winked.

He shook his head.

“Well, if you aren’t, then I sure as shit am,” Gary said. “She is gorgeous and what a body. I think I would need to set up a few different meetings to go over everything at least a dozen times,” he teased.

“Hey, get this shit,” another trooper interrupted, and Darius was shocked that he felt kind of jealous at the way Gary hinted about hitting on Gianna. It surprised him as he thought, I saw her first, but he focused on the job here.

“The police found the blue pickup truck. It was smoking and damaged, abandoned in the side parking lot of a restaurant. It was stolen last night,” another trooper said.

“I have a feeling this is going to get ugly,” Gary said.

“This is ugly already. Those kids and their mom, even Gianna, could have been killed. Make sure you guys update me on everything. I’m going to see how long it will be before I can talk to the mom.”

“Keep us posted. We’ll do what we need to here,” Gary said, and Darius nodded, then headed to his trooper car.

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