"It might be awhile before I can spend the night with you again...I'm going to be busy with this case...So are you." she said.
"Aww Carlotta, why don't you just move in with me?" I asked and turned her around so she was facing me...I kissed her neck and under her chin and behind her ears...
"Come on now...I can't do that just yet....Maybe when we know each other a little longer " she said....
I kissed her , long, slow, sensuous....
"You're such a good Catholic girl." I joked...She smiled and we kissed again.
"If we don't cut this out...Neither of us will make it to work..." she whispered.
"I know, we do need to knock this off." I said, kissing her again....She eased out of my embrace and smiled at me sweetly...
"Give me time...I might change my mind and move in with you...but I'm not ready to do that just yet." she said.
"Ohhhh,okay.." I said.
"Don't be like that...After this case is over...If possible...You pack some clothes and come stay with me for a week." she said.
"Serious??" I asked.
"Yes...My place isn't as big and as ultra modern as this...but it's nice and cozy..." she said.
"It is. I like it..I don't have to chase you around the bedroom ." I joked...and grabbed her, hugging her...lifting her off the ground and spinning her around...She laughed like a school girl and playfully punched at my arms....
"Put me down...Put me down.....My crazy...crazy boyfriend." she joked and she gave me a longgg kiss at the door...
"Okay...That's the last one.....See you later." she said and went to her car....I waved from my window as she pulled off..
"Detective Baylor...You and Jimmy get me the book on both women....I know that they have Rollie Rollerson in common...but I need to know if they have any arrests...If they filed any police reports, you know, domestic violence, whatever...Do they have any other men in common...Get me the book on them, use all the manpower you need, all the resources you can muster." she said.
"I'm goin over to Robbery now." said Jimmy Barlow...
"You feel better Sissy?" I asked as the two detectives and the uniform policemen left.
"Much better." she said with a sweet smile...."You just missed your girl..She and Detective Pile left early...Still running down those jewelry stores.....Then again..Maybe you didn't miss her, I'm sure you know where she is.." laughed Sissy....
"That's the Sissy I know and love." I said.
"Keith...Do me a favor?" she asked.
"Anything for you." I said.
"Awwww, you are so sweet..Chica better be good to you." said Sissy..
"Oh she is...." I said smiling...
"Get some of your investigators to pull all of the records on the Blue Skies Asylum for the criminally insane, Anything from the past seven years...Work ups on the staff, patients....The works." she said.
"Playing a hunch Lieutenant?" I asked...I couldn't see what this had to do with our murder investigation, but I trusted Sissy's instincts..
"Yeah, I am...something about Olivia's living arrangement yesterday struck me as kind of strange.." she said.
"Okay...I'll put that together....but it'll take a few days to get a final report." I said.
"Well, do what you have to do Keith, but I need that report." she said.
"As your Detectives say...I'm on it." I said and smiled.
"You are so crazy." she laughed.
"I'll look at it when we come back." She said.
''Come Back?" Where are we going?" I asked.
"Rollie Rollerson is back in town and I want to question him....I don't want to be alone with him and Chica has been working with Detective Pile for the past week...I miss my chica..." said Sissy.
"Yeah,I miss her too..Haven't seen her in a week." I found myself saying...
"Well I won't be as fun as riding with Chica....You can't kiss me or fondle me while I'm driving, but I guaruntee you it will be an interesting trip." she joked..
"Can't I have just one kiss?" I joked.
"I don't think Chica or Eddie C. would like that." she joked.
"What's your phone number baby??...I think I want to call you and maybe take you out." he said slyly...
"Mr. Rollerson, aren't you engaged to Ms. Portia Collins??" she asked.
"Engagement is only a word...Not a state of being." he giggled...
"Oh Mister Rollerson ,you are so..." said the waitress..
"Shameless" said Sissy as she and I sat down with him...
The waitress walked away....Rollie Rollerson was stunned...
"Sissy!!!" he said.
''This is not a social call Rollie...I suppose you've heard about the murders of Mary Talbot and Sondra Clarke." she said.
"Yes...A terrible...terrible twin tragedy...One right after the other...." he said. "I read about it all the way in California." he added.
"You were engaged to both of them " I said.
He looked at me side eyed...
"Yeah? So what? That was years ago with both of them...It didn't work out....but I didn't have anything to do with them being murdered...I wasn't even in Philly. Hell, I was uh, still sleeping with Sondra ocassionally." he said looking at Sissy guiltily..
''Shameless" was all she could muster to say...
''Look man, you're not a suspect.Nobody is accusing you..but is there anything you can tell us??. Anything at all??.Did any of your other women threaten them or you?? I asked.
" No...Not that I know of..I usually kept my women seperated...." he said holding his head down..
"Well if you can think of anything..a threat...anything out of the ordinary that they might have said to you.Could you tell us?" I said.
"You think the same killer is behind this?" He asked.
"Yes and whoever it is is trying to make you look like the suspect..." said Sissy.
"Me? I-I -I had nothing personal against either of those young ladies...I liked them both and they liked me...I hadn't seen Mary in awhile...but like I told you I did see Sondra from time to time..How do you think she got on Real Housewives of Philadelphia?" he said.
Sissy just smirked!
"Okay Rollie, that's all I got...Just keep in touch." I said as I got up....
He pulled Sissy to the side...
''Sissy, for what it's worth...you were the best I ever had...I still dream about you at night girl...I swear..If you ever gave me just one more chance I'd toss all these girls to the side. I swear..." he said.
"Ohhh Rollie, I'll bet you tell that to all the girls." said Sissy in a mock southern voice...
I tried my best not to laugh...then I remembered some more questions I had..
"Hey Rollie, Where is Portia Collins by the way?" That was the woman he was presently engaged to.
"She's still out in L.A. She doesn't know any of those women..It's not her." he said.
"It was just a question Rollie...Nobody is accusing her of anything...but we have to ask these questions." said Sissy.
"Weren't you engaged to someone else?" I asked.
"Yeah, Tammy Thompson..The supermodel...She's in town." he said.
"We'd better find her and put some people on her." said Sissy...."Goodbye Rollie." she said as she and I left.
"What about me? I could be in danger myself?" said Rollie.
"You're a big boy Rollie...I'm sure you can take care of yourself." said Sissy.
I smiled wryly.
I was hoping that something would break soon....I walked in my door and to my utter surprise...Carlotta was sitting on my couch watching television!!!!!....
"I missed you too. Didn't think I'd see you this soon." I said.
"Didn't plan to come over here this soon...I guess I'm just shameless..." she said..
I walked over to her... I Lifted her up, she wrapped her legs around my waist... and I kissed her.......She smiled at me...I just shook my head...
"Guess I'm shameless too!" I said.
(TO BE CONTINUED...)