Violent Content Warning: This story contains scenes of a violent nature.
Alternative Content Warning: This story does contain scenes of a loving relationship between two woman. This story is not for those under the age of eighteen.
Uber Warning: This story is an uber. The two characters are based off of the leading ladies of XENA WARRIOR PRINCESS.
Authors Notes: This is the second installment to my Two Cops series. I advise you to read Part 1 before continuing. All POSITIVE comments are welcome. Negatives I will simply ignore. Send your thoughts to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Two Cops and a Baby
I swallowed hard as I ignored the numerous stares from the young girls around me, all wearing their gang color. "You know Walker." J sighed. "That mouth will get you in serious trouble one day. You already turned my niece into a pig, sent me to the lockup.
What more can you do?" she smiled. "Do you know why you patrol these streets everyday, Walker? Huh? Do ya?" I just looked at her, not taking the bait. "Because I let ya, thats why."
"Is that a threat, J?" I raised my eyebrow.
"Why no Officer Walker, Mame." she said with a fake southern accent. "Back off, Pig before you get hurt." I started to raise my weapon.
Two cruisers pulled up to mine and the women quickly gave me my personal space back as four officers lept out of the cars. "Well be movin on." J yelled at Burns as she snapped her fingers and each one filed behind her as she walked down the sidewalk.
"You okay, Sarge?"
"Yeah." I sighed. "Thanks." I watched the crowd until they disappeared around the corner. I really hate that bitch." I grumbled. "Come on." I motioned. "Shows over. Lets get back at it."
Gabby would skin me alive after a move like that. Big J doesnt scare me, but what her gang does is another story. I just wanted to get home more than anything. I quietly closed the door. The house was quiet except for the T.V in our bedroom. I glanced into Megans bed. It was empty. I slowly walked into the bedroom. I smiled at the sight. Ares was lying on his stomach on the bed, looking at Megan, who was on her back giggling as Gabby tickled her foot. "Hey, Ze." she said without looking up. "How was it?"
"Okay." I smiled and knelt, kissing Megan on her bare tummy, causing her to giggle. Oh I love that sound, ranks up there with Gabbys sensual moan when I lick her earlobe.
"Hey, Sweetie." I tickled her under her chin. She immediately grabbed my large finger in both of her tiny hands. As expected, she tried to bring that finger to her mouth and suck on it. "Do you ever feed this child?" I chuckled at Gabby, kissing her on the lips.
"Then she must have your appetite."
"Is it my fault she cant stop grabbing everything she gets her little hands on." Gabby smiled. Oh gods. Shes never gonna let me forget last week when I picked Megan up from her bed without my shirt on. This tiny person proceeded to give me the most painful nipple twist I have ever experienced. I literally had tears in my eyes as Gabby laughed her ass off. Megan knew exactly what she did because that smile on her face was priceless. Just for that, I made her change Megan that night, a job I gladly yielded. Now I make sure to have something covering me before I pick her up. She got Gabby too. She grabbed her silver pendant and tried to straggle her it would seem. The glee from our daughter was quite apparent then too.
We placed Megan in the portable next to our bed and turned off the lights. Ares dutifully positioned himself on the floor between Megan and the bedroom door. A sense of dread came over me, despite my loving surroundings. Something was going to happen. I could feel it. I laid awake trying to deduce what it was. Was something wrong with Megan or Gabby? They both seemed to be sleeping peacefully. One in my arms and one two feet away. I felt my eyes drifting shut.
My alarm went off at ten, waking Ze. I reached over and silenced it before it could wake Megan. "Shhhhh. Go back to sleep." I kissed her on the lips and she turned over away from the small light I had just switched on. It didnt take long for me to dress. I kissed both my girls goodnight before I headed out for another night shift.
I met Randy next to the message boxes. "Hey Kid. Enjoy your day off?"
"Not really. Ze had to work and I had to spend the day alone with Megan."
"Cheer up." he smiled. "All in being a parent." We started out to the lot.
"Its not that I dont love my daughter. Its just that I wish I could spend more time with both of them."
"Maybe we can find someone to switch to day shift with. I wont mind." We climbed in, me in the drivers seat.
"Thanks anyway, Randy but I like our shift. I hate the sun." I smiled.
"Unit 34. Shots fired. Officer needs assistance. Velnor Apartments.
"Roger, Dispatch. Hit it Gabby." I accelerated to a reasonable amount of speed. As we pulled up next to Wexulars cruiser, we heard the gunfire. It came right at us! I drew my weapon and shielded myself with the door. I looked over it the best I could. Several gun men were firing at both cruisers. I shot off three rounds before I heard the sound of breaking glass. I looked down and there was a hole right in the middle of my shirt. I looked over at Randy. He was firing away until he turned. "Gabby?" I just stared him as I felt something burning me, but it wasnt painful. Then I felt it. I would liken it to being punched in the stomach by Mike Tyson. I dropped. Randy crawled through the car and slid down next to me. "Gabby." He was starting to panic.
"Im okay." I breathed. "Just knocked the wind outta me, thats all." I couldnt move. He unbuttoned my shirt to find my vest. "Oh." he smiled in relief. "Good girl." He pulled out one of the armor plates, which had a considerable dent in it.
I heard the order come over the radio to pull back and wait for S.W.A.T. However, I saw a family was trapped between the gunmen and freedom. "Randy?"
"Yeah." I sat up with his help.
"I can do it."
"Take em out."
"No." he said sternly.
"98 6 Randy." I smiled. He sighed.
"Okay, but stay covered. I got your back. You want my 45?"
"I knew you were gonna say that." he smiled. He reached up and grabbed the gun from the dash holster. "Two shots, you dont get em......"
"We pull back." I finished. The gun men had turned their attention on the huddled family, giving my window. "Going for the legs." I said wiping my palms on my pants before taking the weapon from Randy.
"Okay. Do it, Kid."
Now that the gun men had moved, they were now a distance away from the passenger side of the cruiser, instead of directly in front of us. I placed my back against the car, counted to three, and turned. Aiming the shotgun over the roof, I fired.
*BOOM* Using the pump, I emptied the shell from the chamber. I squeezed the trigger again.
*BOOM* I saw the two men drop, but couldnt believe I actually hit them at that distance. "Yes!" I heard Randy say to himself as he ran around the back of the car and proceeded to the fallen men.
"Dispatch, request ambulance at Velnor Apartments. Two gun shot victims. Officer involved shooting." came over the radio.
After writing a lengthy report, I went and got a new vest. Luckily Im given three personal days because it was my first shoot. I can say I felt bad about it, but I did however feel justified. I pulled up to the driveway. I rubbed my chest slightly as I walked to the door. I have monstrous bruise. Well better than a monstrous bullet hole I suppose. It was only twelve-thirty when I got back. As I expected, Ze was up with Megan. "Hon, what are doing home?" She was sitting up, stretched out on the couch with Megan in her arms, being fed. I held up the metal armor plate from my vest. She noticed right away the application of it.
"Oh gods. Are you okay?" I nodded.
"Yes." I took off my gun belt and took off my shirt. She saw the almost black bruise right in the middle of my chest. She met my eyes. If she hadnt have been holding Megan, she would have ran to me and held me.
"Did you get a new vest?" she said shakily.
"Its in the car." I said sadly. I picked up her bare feet and sat down, putting them in my lap. Having a tall wife she takes up the entire couch, even when she sitting up. I covered my face with my hands and tiredly rubbed my eyes. "First shoot, Ze." I said through my hands.
"No, but does it matter?" She smiled lovingly.
"No, it still hurts."
"Ive got three days off."
"Well I havent taken my two days for the week yet. Ill take tomorrow off too and spend them with you."
"Are you sure?"
"Yeah, besides I think we both could do with a little rest. Here. Take this child. I gotta make a pit stop." I smiled and reached over and took Megan, bottle and all as Ze stood and went towards the bathroom. I glanced over to see Ares sprawled out on his side, asleep. Ze had to step over him to get to the door. Well at least hes getting some shut eye.
"Ze," I called from the kitchen. "Theres nothing to eat in here." I rummaged through the cabinets. Actually there was a little bit of food, but nothing I wanted.
"Take my ice cream." she called as she walked Megan past the door. "Its an Orange Cream bar I swiped at work." I yanked the freezer door open and grabbed the bar. The wrapper was barely off before began to devour it.
I was wide awake because normally Id be working. Ze was too, but I couldnt get her to go to bed. We finally got Megan down after a rather long fussing. "Well go to the store in the morning."
"Not the corner store."
"No." she smiled. "Well go to the big one."
"Ze, arent you the least bit tired?"
"Nope not really. I can go on three hours easy. Ive always been that way. It didnt come in handy till we added another member to this ever-growing family of ours.
I awoke, not really remembering where I was. I started to sit up, but I was trapped by five feet of wife. We had fallen asleep on the couch, Gabby sprawled over me. I had no idea what time it was. I glanced over nine A.M. A sudden emotion came over me that I knew I was holding in. I was terrified. I pulled Gabby as close as I could. She showed me the intense bruise on her chest. If her armor failed to stop the bullet, Id be a widow this morning and Megan minus a mom. I started to cry to myself. If I had lost Gabby, I dont how I would keep my sanity. She stirred when I sniffed loudly. "Ze, what is it?" she mumbled then raised her head, to see my tears. "Baby, is it your leg?" She looked down frantically.
"No." I whispered.
"What? What is it?"
"I nearly lost you." Compassion spread across her features. She smiled.
"We both know the danger."
"That still doesnt make me feel better." I wiped my face with the back of my hand.
"I know, Love. Its not supposed to. You and Megan are the reason I wear that uncomfortable thing. Its itchy in hot weather and binding, but I wear it for us."
"Thank you." I said softly. "I cant live without you. You know that."
"I know." she wiped my face with her thumb. "Shhhhh. Dont cry, Ze." she whispered.
"Youre gonna get me started." She tenderly wrapped herself tightly around me. The mere thought of life without Gabby sends me into a dark, pitiful mood that I would remain in until the day I joined her.
I looked over to the crib several feet away and saw a flutter of movement. Megan was kicking her feet playfully. Im afraid of what will happen when she gets older. With a vise-like grip and strong legs, were in for quite a ride. Gabby joined my glance. She looked down at me and I released her. Gabby stood and stretched, moving over to the bed. "Hey Munchkin." she smiled and reached into the bed and picked up Megan, who made a tiny giggling noise. I laid exactly where I was and watched them. Boy am I becoming soft. "Ze?"
"Was your first shoot a fatality?"
"Yeah." I swallowed. "Rodney Hamon." I smiled. He tried to grab my gun, we wrestled, it went off. "It was an accident, but.....it sure didnt make me feel any better. He died that night in the OR."
"Im sorry, Ze." I smiled.
"Long time ago. I still can feel the kick of the gun when it went off."
"Who was he?"
"Southside Switch. He was only fifteen." Gabby, with Megan, moved to me and sat down. "His father tried to strangle me, but my boss stopped him."
"Baby Im sorry. Im just stirring up..."
"No its okay." I smiled. "Im over it, but it did take awhile. Just dont hold anything in. Itll take time. Just dont let your emotions cloud your judgement."
"I wont. I feel....bad about what I did, but I dont think I did anything wrong. I was protecting....."
"Hey. No one said you did anything wrong, Sweetheart."
That sense of dread was still with me. Something was going to happen. I thought Gabby being nearly killed was bad enough. I took extra care with Megan when we traveled to the store for Gabbys survival supplies. Gabby perched Megan on her shoulder as we walked down the aisles. Suddenly two young men tapped my wife on the shoulder. "Hey Gabby." one smiled.
"Hi guys." she smiled.
"Hey cutie." the man smiled at Megan.
"Ze, this is Tad and Gary. They work with me at the station."
"Hi." I shook the offered hands.
"This is my wife Zena."
"Hi, heard a lot about you. Hope that legs better?"
"It is thanks." I watched as Gabby smiled and talked to the young men. They were around her age maybe younger. Suddenly I was a bit jealous, but in a good way. I took in Gabbys jeans and basketball jersey, which Megan had two tiny handfuls of. She was laughing causally at something one said. It was times like this I wonder what brought us together and thankful that it did. It wasnt long before they parted company.
"They were nice." I gestured.
"Oh yeah their pretty cool.....Ze whats wrong? You seem kinda distant today. Are you alright?"
"Zena please dont lie to me." I sighed heavily.
"I feel like something bad is gonna happen and I cant shake it."
"I dont know, Baby. I just feel.....frustrated."
"You know what we outta do?"
"Go home. Curl up in bed and just enjoy each others company. I think both of us need to relax."
No sooner than we got home and put away the food, it began to rain. Not only rain, but storming. The sky began to darken, almost to the point of late afternoon. It was only eleven. We three curled up under a blanket and began to watch The Blair Witch Project.
"Im glad we dont have work today." Gabby commented as she glanced at the window, seeing a torrent of rain falling.
"Me too." I smiled. I placed Megan on my right and Gabby cuddled up on my left. I could tell the temperature had dropped a bit because Gabbys feet were freezing. "Ahhh. Do you have rub those things on me?" I smiled.
"Yes. If I wanna get em warm I do." She kissed me softly on the lips. "I love you, Ze."
"I love you, too."
"Are you feeling less distant?"
"No actually I feel strange."
"Strange? What do ya mean?"
"I dont know. Its a combination of nausea and dizziness."
"Baby, you might have flu or something?" she chuckled.
"Maybe." I knew it was more than that. I closed my eyes and cuddled into my wife. Just as I thought, This is bliss.my pager went off, waking Megan and causing a major wailing. "Sorry, Sweetie." I whispered as Gabby reached over me and took our daughter, while I called the station. "Baby, turn the T.V down."
"Hold on..........Hey Zena we have some trouble of off Madison. The Hell Cats are moving into Switches territory. Were mobilizing. Can you meet us?" Madison was very close to the house, six blocks or so. What the hell.
"Yeah, Ill be there in twenty." I scrambled out of bed and threw on a workshirt and pants, tucking my shirt in as I looked for my boots.
"Where ya going?"
"Over to Madison." I shouldnt be gone long." I kissed both of them as I snapped on my gun belt.
"Do you have to?" I turned and looked at Gabby.
"I told them I would be there." I said softly. If I knew it would upset her, I would have never agreed.
"Ill be back in a little while. Okay?"
"Okay." She sounded detached somehow. "Please be careful."
"I will. I love you, Gabby."
Just as I was getting into the cruiser, my stomach literally flipped over. I thought I was going to throw up.
The rain had slowed to a mere drizzle now. Hopefully this wont take long. I listened to the conversation on the radio and that led me to Big J and her group. They were hurling beer bottles onto an inhabited house. I took a deep breath. "Dispatch, I need some backup at Langing Circle. Suspicious activity." I stepped out the cruiser. Seeing Big J and about ten girls, I drew my weapon. J suddenly turned and saw me.
"Hey Walker." she smiled as if I were a friend. "Come to join the party?" She and the others began to move forward. I raised my gun. "Tsk, Tsk. Now I dont have a gun, now why should you?" For the first time in my entire career, I was scared of a situation. I was outnumbered and probably out gunned. Something just wasnt right. No sooner had that thought crossed my mind, I was hit from behind. Whatever it was, it hurt. I instantly dropped to my hands and knees, letting out a yelp of pain. I looked up. Big J squatted in front of me. "You know this is a position Ive always wanted you in, Walker. Down on your knees."she smiled. "Bowing before me." I mumbled my insult through clenched teeth. "What was that, Walker? I couldnt quite her what you said?"
"I said FUCK YOU!" I used every bit of wind left to me and struck her full force in the face." I was hit again, this time by more than one person. I began to the hear the sirens from the my place on the wet asphalt.
"Pick her up....Come on!" J yelled. I was hauled to my feet, my weapon left at the spot I dropped it as I was dragged by two woman.
I wasnt walked very far because I recognized the alley as being about a block from Madison. I was deposited onto the ground and kicked several times. I managed to see that I was hit by a metal pipe earlier, which seems to be the weapon of choice now. "I was just thinkin what it would be like not having you around, Walker. I wont have anyone to hate." J smiled. "Wanna beg for us to let ya go, Pig?" she said looking at the wooden rod she was twirling between her fingers. I didnt answer. I doubt I had the wind to answer. "Ahhh come on, Zena." She used my first name for the first time. I cradled my aching ribs. Every breath was hard. GABBY!!!
I sat up, almost falling off the couch. "Zena?" I whispered for a reason I didnt quite understand. I lept up and threw on my S.M.P.D. jacket over my Lakers jersey, slipping my Nikes back on. I unholstered my gun, putting it into my waistband of my loose carpenter jeans. "What the hell am I doing?" I didnt have a clue as to where I was going. I just knew I had to get there. I wrapped Megan up in several blankets, grabbing her Winnie the Pooh toy. I darted across the lawn and banged on their door. Cameron answered. "Cammy you gotta watch Megan for me. I gotta do something." I said all in two seconds. She instantly held out her hands for my daughter. "Heres the spare key to the house." I didnt even let her answer before I took for in a full run for the jeep.
That was the third hit I took from the club-like stick J was wielding. The last one was to the head and almost knocked me unconscious. "Im going to kill you Zena." she chuckled. "I just wanna know what youre thinking right now." I spat out the blood that once again pooled in my mouth.
"Youll have to....keep....wondering." I said shakily, barely able to spit out the words.
"Hard ass till the end huh?"
To Be Continued........
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