Family Ties

Description: Johnny gets a surprise visit from a very close family member. But, he soon finds out that he got more than he bargained for when she interacts with her present life and gets into a little trouble of her own.


The city was buzzing with excitement, which wasn't such a difficult think to believe. It was New York City, after all.

People were bustling to and from work as they were either going to lunch or coming back from it. But, there was always that one who decided to run. Yet, she wasn't running to or from work, she was running after someone.

"Stop! Police!" She shouted.

She saw the boy she was chasing turn the corner and she tried to do the same, but a horde of people came out of nowhere, blocking her way and pushing her up against the wall.

A man, only a few years older than she, thirty at the most, caught up with her, panting. "Where'd he go?"

"He went around the corner… You go that way, I'll go straight… We should be able to get him that way." She panted as her partner gave her a puzzled look.

"But, there's no way that he could go that way from this street. It's totally blocked off."

"Just trust me," she said as she continued her pursuit.

Her partner shook his head. "Women," he muttered before turning the corner.

She continued running straight, catching movement ahead of her. It was the suspect; this kid was quick. Her eyes went wide as he jumped a chain-linked fence and was about to run across the street. "Stop!" She shouted as he ran out in front of a large truck and stood frozen. He had apparently not seen it as it turned onto the street and now he was in more danger than before. "Get out of the way! Move!" She cried out.

She picked up her speed and ran out after him. She jumped onto him, pushing them both out of harm's way and letting the truck pass without a second thought from the driver.

She panted loudly as she looked at the young boy lying next to her. "You are swift for a criminal." She meant that in more than one way as she stayed on the ground, making sure he didn't try to make an escape.

"You're quick on your feet, Detective." He answered.

She laughed slightly as she got back to her feet, dragging him with her. She pushed him up against the fence and cuffed him. "You, son, are under arrest. You have the right to remain silent. Whatever you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford and attorney, one will be provided for you." She smiled as she saw her partner appear on the other side of the barrier. "What took you so long?"

He didn't say anything as he leaned against the fence, panting and red in the face.

"Fuller, get in here!" She heard the chief call to her in that all-too-familiar tone. She looked up from her paperwork to see the expression on his face. He didn't look too happy. She got up from her desk and walked into the office. "Sit." He said. She did as she was told as he sat in his own chair. "You did well today, but I'm afraid we can't hold him."

Her eyes went wide in shock. "What? Why not?"

"There's no physical evidence." He stayed calm as he saw the anger on her face.

"But, he's the one. He did it."

"But, there is no proof that he is the reason for this girl's death. And, as the mayor's son, he has an alibi… And don't ask me what he thinks about all this."

She rested her head in her hands and stared at her favorite pair of cut-up blue jeans. "So, what's going to happen?"

The chief let out an exasperated sigh as he looked at her file. "Well, as a request from the mayor, I have no choice but to suspend you until further notice."

She bolted up from her seat and her eyes went wide in astonishment. "What?"

"I know… I don't want to do this anymore than you do." He paused as he gave her a sympathetic look. "Give me your badge and your gun."

She let out an exasperated groan as she pulled her badge from her back pocket and tossed it onto the desk. She then pulled her gun from its holster, disengaged the clip and set both onto the desk. "I can't believe this. What am I supposed to do?"

He shrugged. "Take a vacation, maybe… I don't know… All I do know is that you can't be here." She nodded as she headed for the door. "Laura?" He asked. She turned to look at him. "This'll be good for you… Trust me."

I know it's supposed to be about Johnny and all that and he will apear in the next chapter, but please bear with me as I set up the story.

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