Ashton unlocked the set of steel double-doors and opened them. Brielle was led into what looked to be an underground cellblock. She looked into each cell as she passed. Suddenly, Big Bruce McCauley, who was imprisoned in one of the cells, jumped up from his raggedy bunk and ran to the bars, gripping them.
“Brielle! Oh, my God, Brielle! Have you seen Little Bruce!” He cried.
“Mr. McCauley!” Brielle cried out.
Suddenly, Ashton drew his nightstick back and smashed Big Bruce in the face through the bars.
“Shut the fuck up!”
Big Bruce let out a loud grunt as he fell backwards.
“Nooo!” Brielle screamed before Ashton came running out and backhanded Brielle across the face so hard, it nearly spun her head.
Another Prisoner in the Underground Dungeon
Out of reflex, Brielle delivered a fast front kick to Ashton’s crotch, causing him to scream in pain, grab his manly area, and fall over sideways. Misty then shoved Brielle to the ground from behind and Bobby came across Brielle’s back with his nightstick. He continued to hit her until she passed out. With that, Bobby and Misty grabbed each of Brielle’s arms and drug her limp body into the cell before slamming the door and locking it.
Later that morning, at Atticus’ house, Grandma Bennett was the first to wake up at after nine, which was late compared to her usual wake up time, which was at about five a.m. She filled the coffee maker with water and ground coffee, than pressed the brew button. The house was full of people. With Shannon and Chris in one upstairs bedroom, Miles and Cindy in the other, Daniel and Jesse in the third upstairs bedroom, and Alexandra and Jo in the other. Grandma Bennett had slept in the sofa’s hide-a-bed and Popeye, Alvin and Oliver had gone home for the night.
Grandma Bennett the first to awaken
When Grandma heard a knock at the door, she looked through the peep hole to see Popeye, then opened the door to let him, Alvin, and Oliver in.
“Most everyone is still asleep. They should be waking up anytime. I’ve got coffee brewing. Do you want me to fix you each a cup?” Grandma asked.
“Oh, yes! I need something to warm me up!” Alvin answered.
“Absolutely you can,” Popeye said.
“I sure ain’t gonna turn down no coffee!” Oliver said before Grandma and the other two chuckled.
One by one, others in the house awoke and came downstairs one by one. Grandma Bennett cooked a huge breakfast and they all sat down to eat.
Underground, Brielle woke on the floor, she sat up. She looked around to see another woman in the bed, stirring. The woman looked injured. Brielle crawled over to her and immediately recognized her.
Raina is Brielle’s Cellmate
“Raina?” She cried.
Raina opened her eyes and looked over at Brielle.
“Brielle?” she woozily uttered.
“Don’t talk, Raina. Just rest, okay?”
“Brielle, how did you get down here?”
“Those crooked cops brought me here.”
“How’s Paul and the kids? How’s Kim?”
“They’re fine, Raina. But they’re so worried about you, sweetie. But I’m doing to do my damnedest to get us both out of here and find those kids! You can take that to the bank!” Brielle swore.
Brielle tore off the sleave of her shirt and cared for Raina’s scrapes, bruises, and abrasions about her face. She then looked down and notice a huge blood spot on Raina’s crotch area.
“Oh, God. The baby!” She said under her breath.