Diamond In The Rough
Part 33 (Genre:Romantic Suspense)
A story of chances, stealing, and love inside a city & man where all hope is gone. Can one woman change his destiny? Or will loneliness take over and leave him hopeless?
“He was only eleven when police picked him up for taking a two by four and pounding a school counselor over the head on school property in the parking lot. According to the statement made by security, he waited in the parking lot for the counselor to come out and proceeded to try to beat him from behind before seven security officers pulled him away.”
Her heart sunk in her stomach and there was tightening in her chest so much she had to loosen the towel around her.
“Was there a why?” she asked with hope in her voice.
“Well, witnesses report the counselor had made a snide remark earlier in the day about how Daemon would be just like his father.”
“Does it get worse?” she asked not wanting to hear more.
“That’s preschool crime compared to the rap sheet that popped up. He spent the majority of his teen life in juvie homes for felonious assault infractions and even some time in a mental facility in his juvie life and his adult life. They would have erased his juvie records if he had not been suspected in helping another patient kill themselves.”
“Oh my, he was helping them?”
“Yes, she was a suicide watch and according to the report he broke into the pharmacy, stole drugs and smuggled them to a Charisse Sheridan.”
Diamond gripped her chest feeling her heartbeat too hard. “I don’t think I want to know anything else.”
“But it gets worse. He was convicted of rape and he accused of almost beating the girl’s brother within an inch of his life right after he got out of jail for the rape conviction.”
Diamond groaned and her arm moved down to her stomach because her gut was starting to hurt from the stress. ‘You slept with this man! You gave yourself to this evil man and you can’t take it back.’
“What gets me about this boy is he tested high on almost every intelligent and academic test put to him and he received two bachelors during his prison term in accelerated study programs easily. What also brought on red flags were two things. During his first stint where he served at the same time, Rube served in the same prison, but for only three days for that stupid carjacking Rube tried to pull off.”
She now felt her head start to hurt. At this rate her whole body would be convulsing in pain. “So it could be possible they could have talked.”
“Could or something else. I wouldn’t be sure about that.” His tone changed to deep dread. “I have a feeling you aren’t going to like anything else I tell you about him.”
“It can’t get any worse,” she cried. “He’s assaulted people, he’s possibly insane, raped people and hurt people, plus Rube and he could be working to find some damn diamonds that I don’t think exist in the first place. How could it possibly get worse?”
“Unfortunately, it does. I couldn’t understand really why this boy was like he was until I realized who his father was. Everything just bothered me to the core about this boy, except when I found out that he was held in police custody and released the following day for self-defense against his own father.”
“His father tried to kill him?”
Uncle Reichard responded, “Right after his father successfully killed his pregnant mother.”
“That does seem like a legitimate excuse to want to kill your father,” she deduced, but couldn’t believe that came out of her mouth.
“I think if I had a father like Daemon Heart, I’d want to kill him too.”