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Morgan and Leroy were having lunch together when a stranger walked over to the table. He was the type of guy who had been raised in the hood and even looked similar to some of the hoodlums they had grown up with. Perhaps, the kind of thief who practiced the all-so-familiar Robin Hood antics, robbing the rich to give to the poor and needy.
So, it wasn’t hard for him to see that Morgan loved living his life on the edge. It disgusted Morgan because unlike the other Robin Hoods; he did not have the heart to care for whatever happened to or even come to the assistance of other people around him who didn’t have enough money to live life to the fullest.
The stranger asked Morgan, “are you interested in the news about your partner in crime?" "Excuse me, I am not sure I understand what you mean," replied Morgan. “Well, let me help you grasp what I mean. Your friend, Jim, I have your partner in crime locked up in my basement.”
"Who are YOU?" yelled Morgan. “I am your worst nightmare,” said the man, “so, you can call me ‘Nightmare.’"
“Morgan, what's going on?" asked Leroy. "Yes, tell him what's going on,” said the stranger. "I don't know," replied Morgan. “Keep playing these games, and I will go right to that attractive, rich girlfriend of yours and tell her. Maybe she’s interested in knowing what's going on.”
Morgan replied, "NO! That won't be necessary but tell me how you know Jim.”
“I don't know him, but I overheard the two of you a little over a week ago planning at ‘Back of The Yards Coffeehouse & Roastery’ at 2059 W 47th St.”
“Let me tell you something, genius! Never speak out in the open when you are planning something so private for you NEVER know who is listening. You are a rookie, and that will cause you dearly.”
“I know that a coffee shop is a relatively new spot and I'm sure you thought you could use it to discuss your business, and it would be between you and your buddy only, but you were so wrong, and this mistake will grow you up from an amateur kid to a very sorry man.”
Morgan was speechless, and Leroy was confused. Leroy wondered what had Morgan got himself into, now? Leroy felt as if he wore his fooled face while dealing with Morgan, who hardly knew what was cooking for him next with this stranger.
Leroy replied, "I am not sure what's going on, but from what I hear Morgan, you have bitten off more than you can chew and we need to find a solution for this devastating situation as it does not need to get worse."
Desiring to help Morgan, Leroy introduced himself as Morgan's friend and shared that he wanted to do whatever he could do to salvage such an appalling situation. He explained that an elderly lady was in the hospital fighting for her life and that too much had happened, and there was no need to add to such a terrible situation.
“Usually, I would tell a guy not involved with the situation to mind his business, but I think you are someone worth talking to,” said the strange guy. On the stranger's phone was a recording of Renee's 911 call she placed to get help for her grandmother.
He played the recording, and before Leroy could stop him, Morgan sprung up from his chair and punched the stranger in the face. Leroy grabbed Morgan, sat him down and told the stranger, "You'd have to excuse my friend and account for the fact that he’s been drinking so heavily, so from now on you can talk to me."
“Before you react to his poor decision to hit you, let me remind you he was sitting in a coffee house speaking openly with a buddy on something that should have been private in a relatively new spot, a place where the people in that neighborhood are often in the media spotlight.”
“And that's not a good thing, and that alone should tell you he makes poor choices. Let me assist you in correcting a wrong.” Leroy was the brain of the two and was always cleaning up Morgan's mess. He was the person with the ‘level’ head, and they had been in many crazy situations, but this circumstance had Leroy sliding to the edge of his seat, scraping his head with worries.
Leroy couldn’t help but think that he saw this guy’s face somewhere before, but he just couldn’t place where. He finally convinced the stranger to tell his name, which was Cliff Mogilevich, one of America’s most prominent crime mobsters.
After hearing the stranger’s name, Leroy remembered where he saw his face, and that was on a segment of the top five most dangerous crime mobsters. He was a guy nobody wanted to cross or get on his bad side.
Leroy immediately began thinking. “How do I address an issue with a guy who been to jail and in more dangerous situations than I have lived. This guy has been involved in crimes since the age of seven, and been back and forth to jail more than ninety-one times. How is an intelligent teen to correct such a severe situation?”
The only way Leroy could think of stopping Cliff was to outsmart him to prove he was the criminal who walked out of the house invasion and gets him arrested where he would go to prison for a very long time. But he had to figure out how to do it without Morgan going down with him.
Morgan, on the other hand, felt the need to get even closer to Renee and begun his con to get money by moving forward with his plan to become rich. He went to the hospital to learn what Renee’s family called ‘great news’ but anyone that had been acquainted with Morgan knew it was terrible news for him. Renee's grandmother awoke from her coma, except one thing concerned the family, and that was she did not remember anything about her life.
The people who visited Ms. Warnack were strangers to her. Renee was heartbroken and cried on Morgan's shoulders. It was funny how creative Morgan was to talk Renee into going home, with him as her personal escort.
He told her, "Let me take you home to get a hot shower, a hot meal and a change of clothes." Renee replied, "NO! I can't leave my grandmother." Morgan explained to her, "You are no good to her or yourself if you do not take care of yourself. Let me take care of you and make sure you’re okay," said Morgan. She hesitated, but Renee finally decided to go home and took Morgan up on his offer.
On the drive home, Renee was very quiet, and the moment she entered through the door; tears began to roll down her cheeks. She knew it would be hard to walk back through the door, but what was rushing through her head was awful as it was hard for her to let go of the drama from the home invasion. She had a flashback as if she was hearing the gunshot that struck her grandmother.
As Renee stood in the living room, deep in thought, there was a knock on the door. The pounding on the door scared Renee, she panicked and fell to the floor. Morgan ran over and embraced her with a hug; her entire body was shaking as she hid her face up against his chest.
Morgan opened the door to two officers. "My apologies for disturbing you two," said one of the officers, “I am doing a follow-up check-in. The reason for the check-in is, I noticed the light on, and this is the first time it has been turned on this early in a little over a week, and I just want to make sure everything is alright.” "Everything is okay," said Morgan. "Okay, we will be patrolling the neighborhood for the rest of the day, please don't hesitate to call if our service is needed," said the officer. Morgan closed the door; he walked over to Renee and took her by the hand to show her support as she walked to her room.
Morgan sat Renee down at the end of the bed and told her, “My beautiful Angel; I need to say something to you...” There was a knock on the door again. “Excuse me, dear, I will be right back, let me get the door.”
Morgan opened the door to Cliff. He was watching the house and saw Morgan enter with Renee. Morgan was shocked and devastated. He pulled the door closed behind him as he stepped outside to speak to Cliff. "What are you doing here?" asked Morgan? "I am here to tell you I want fifteen thousand dollars to keep my mouth shut and I want it in three days," Cliff snorted out. "Are you crazy? Where would I get that amount of money? I have no funds," Morgan stammered.
“Figure it out genius, I am not here to solve everything for you, you are to solve your own problem, or I will walk back through those doors and share with that little lady the kind of man she keeping company with," Cliff retorted.
“Alright, meet me at Douglas Park at the West end, sit on the bench by the playground around 6 pm, I’ve got to go, but I will be there with the money. Now get out of here,” Morgan replied.
Morgan walked back into the house with a lie in his mouth; he was afraid Renee would learn the truth about the knock on the door. Morgan needed to make several phone calls so; he placed Renee in the shower with the hope of getting some privacy to talk about his plan to eliminate Cliff and figure out where he was holding Jim hostage.
He put a hit man on Cliff; Morgan knows he has to get Cliff out the picture and fast. The hitman is to trail Cliff to learn where he lives with hope to free Jim and be available in a few days to take him out as He sits on the bench to wait for Morgan.
The day is here as to where Morgan required to pay Cliff. He moves forward with His plan without sharing with Leroy his plan. He pulls five hundred dollars out of the saving he shares with Leroy with hope to use it to wrap the money on top of the newspaper to fool Cliff long enough for the hitman to take Him out.
Morgan left just before the sunset, the sunlight was going down, and the dark was taking place. How smart is Morgan to choose a time frame where the hitman does not have the best light for a view?
Morgan was en route to the Park when Leroy saw him and began to tail him to see what he was up to. He arrived at the Park with Leroy not far behind. He approached Cliff, handed him the suitcase with the money on top of the newspaper.
Cliff opens the briefcase, pick up two of the bundles and a big smile fell on his face. Leroy walked over to the two and asked what was going on? Morgan was surprised to see Leroy and tried to get rid of him.
Leroy refused to leave, except nobody knew Renee suspected something after the doorbell rang and Morgan stepped out instead of inviting the person inside. And she also trailed Morgan.
She was confident that Morgan was up to no good, so she waited a minute and out from the back door she went to follow him. After listening to Leroy and Morgan argue for about five minutes, Renee stepped out from hiding and approached the bench.
She attempted to bring peace back to the two best friends. Morgan was devastated to see Renee as he was the only person to know that she was placing herself in a dangerous situation.
The hitman can't hear what’s going on or what is being said all He knows He was hired to take out Cliff and that’s what he will be doing any second. The hitman took out his case with the gun and the silencer. He places the muffler at the end of the rifle and focuses on the scope. He counts down the time as he was advised to do and pull the trigger.
Shortly after Renee screams loudly, who got shot? The hitman had every intention to take Cliff out, but with three others also on the bench when he pulls the trigger did there's not guaranteed, he did.
DId he shoot the correct person? After all, it's now dark and there no guarantee he put the bullet in the right person. What happened, did the bullet hit Cliff to shut his mouth as Morgan plan?
Renee was walking back in forward, wondering what's going on did she step in front of Cliff to be hit? Or did Leroy take the hit just by being in the wrong place at the worst of time?
Maybe Morgan paid for his death as He knows a hitman will pull the trigger to kill Cliff and His concern is for his girlfriend and best friend. Find out the what happened in Part 4, And it’s okay for you to share below who you think the hitman hit, I welcome all suggestions and views.
Till’ Death Do Us Part; A Story of Mystery and Intrigue Part 3
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