“So, are you happy now?” Johnny breaks the silence with his rough voice.
He looked up at me, right through me, as if I were sitting there naked next to him.
He knows me, he knows me so well that he knows that I’m nervous. But I also know him, and know that he’s just pretending to be tough and hide himself behind all those scars.
“What do you mean?”
“Using your power to take down the homeless guys. Do you know how corrupted these policemen are and how big of assholes they are? Do you know how they treat the scum like us? They don’t even consider us human.”
“So that’s why you entice them, is it?”
“You don’t know. You have no idea what the hell goes on here. You have no idea, and you just sit there and make a judgment. You judge people like us because it’s the only thing you know.” His voice began to rise.
“Excuse me, but you are here because you did wrong. It’s not because of me. You’re responsible for your own stupid actions, alright. Don’t blame me!” I nearly shouted at him as emotion started to well up inside of me.
The room went silent.
“So why are you here, then? Just tell them the truth, and let them do whatever they want with me.”
“I wasn’t going to come and see you here, but…well…I just want to know why? What happened that changed you so much? What happened to that kid who was so eager to go beyond the horizon? What happened to that child?”
I waited for Johnny to answer, but he just turned his head and stared at the wall. I waited. I may have waited seconds, or minutes, but it didn’t take long for me to realize that Johnny was done talking. My heart sunk. I stood up and reached for the door. Just as I was about to turn the handle, he spoke.
“I shouldn’t have killed that dove, right?” He looked at me through his swollen, bruised face. I froze.
“Are you done, miss?” The inspector’s voice came from the other side of the door. I took one last look at Johnny, and then stepped outside, shutting the door quietly behind me.
“So, he is the one, right?”
I paused for a second before answering.
“Yes, he is. Do whatever you need to do, inspector.”
And I started to walk away. I started to walk faster and faster, and by the time I reached my car, I was nearly sprinting. I could hear Mr. Brad breathing heavily behind me.
The car parted through traffic and I leaned my head against the window.
“Shit. I shouldn’t have done that, right?”
“It’s okay, ma’am. You’ve done the right thing. He deserves it.” I could see Mr. Brad looking at me in the rearview mirror, concerned. I sighed.
“Maybe, or maybe not.” But the dove?
I tried to scan my memory then I found what he was talking about…
About the Book
Title: Never Meant to Be
Author: Yarro Rai
Genre: Romantic Mystery
Stella is journalist searching for a breakthrough story her wish is granted when she comes across two diaries written by two lovers (johnny and Esther). Stella is excited because Esther is the young Ceo and owner of several companies after her parents tragic death. But to her surprise she finds that she is a childhood friend of johnny who is just an orphan street hustler. The diary entry tells that how they met as a child and again as an adult leading to the romantic spark.
The things get complicated when Stella starts receiving phone calls offering her big amount for either destroying the diary or to hand it over. But as she turns pages she finds their story intriguing with secrets they have never told to each other. the phone calls and offer starts to rise as well as life losing threats but what she can’t understand is that why someone would pay so much money just to have their story.
Is it just a story or there is a hidden message in it like a cipher. The only way is to read both the diaries but the race to the last page is a long one.
Yarro rai the youngest whack of his family who suffers from dysgraphia (writing and spelling disorder). Started writing from early age taking out his anger but what started out as a medium to channel his anger later turned into an inspiring hobby. Writing raw and dark poems he published his first work on 2013 it was a collection of twelve heart provoking poems. continuing his passion he published his second book Dark Romeo taking his series of dark poetry further.
After poetry series his first fiction ‘Never meant to be’ is set to release in November 2015. And when he is not writing he likes to test his character on his friends and on stranger to record their reaction. Likes photography and staring at the night sky.