My Besties PT 3:The Downfall

By: Asia Hill

Acknowledgements



I thank Allah for blessing me with the talent to write.

To my three J’s: Jae’lyn, Ja’taya, and Jacob. Thank you for the unconditional love that you continue to show me. I love you forever and always.

A special thank you to Ms. Detra Young. Thank you for believing in my work and in me. I appreciate you greatly!

To my readers, I try to give you my all in every book. Thank you for giving me a chance.

To my amazing and wonderful fiancé, Lindell. We had each other when the outside world turned their back on us. You are my forever man, and I can’t wait to be your wife. Thank you for the love and support you continue to show me every day. You helped make me a better person. ‘Til death ... and beyond!

Prison wasn’t just a punishment for me. It was my second chance. I encourage everybody out there and behind these walls to go for what you want. Never use your situation as an excuse. There are no limitations when it comes to what you want. The only thing stopping you is you.

Albert Hill, Sr. ... There’s not a day that goes by that I’m not thinking of you. I miss you so much, Granddaddy!

To my most trusted pen pal, Ms. Mary Tucker. Granny, thank you for being here for me. Your letters mean the world to me. I love you, my favorite girl. I can’t wait to taste that good ole peach cobbler.

Good2Go, we got another one!





Prologue




How didn’t I see this coming? I didn’t want to go like this. I was only 16 years old, but I had been fighting all my life. I fought to be loved. I fought for respect. I fought for everything. Shit, I was tired. Now was the time that I really needed to fight. I didn’t think I had it in me anymore. I began feeling light-headed. What a fucked up way to go!





Chapter 1




Boo

“Jaw, I know what the fuck I just said. Since you are acting slowly, let me say it again. The police just came and took JuJu. They said she was being charged with the murders of Tamiko St. Clair and that bitch, Tae.”

“What the fuck? I saw all of them police outside. Poohman and I dipped after we put Tiki’s mother out. Where do you think they took her?”

“I don’t know, but that ain’t even the half. I was on the phone with Lil Mama telling her what happened when I heard her scream my name. After that, the phone went dead. Jaw, I need to find my sister. Check the police stations. They’re not supposed to question her without an adult since she’s a minor.”

“I got you, Auntie. Go find Lil Mama. I got JuJu.”

I called around to every hospital in the area. Finally, after hours of searching, I found out that she had been taken to Holy Christ. If they take you to Christ, it’s serious. Fuck serious – near death is more like it. I said a small prayer before I went inside the hospital. For some reason, I had an eerie feeling as I approached the receptions desk.

“Excuse me, can you please tell me if Aja Hills was recently brought in?”

“Who are you to Ms. Hills?”

“I’m her sister.”

“Okay, hold on.”

She typed something on her keyboard, paused, and then gave me the saddest look ever. My heart broke into a million pieces.

“Please don’t look at me like that.”

“I don’t know, just come with me.”

She led me through a series of doors into the emergency room. The air was so thick with death that I wanted to puke. We walked to the last exam room. She looked at me and pulled the curtain back. What I saw next made me scream like a wounded animal. “OH GOD ... NOOOOO!”



(Jaw)

I called precinct after precinct trying to find my girl. Double murder? Damn, that shit had me sick to my stomach.

I couldn’t imagine my baby going to prison for that shit. Why would the police even assume it was her? Something wasn’t right. I needed to get in touch with Tiki’s girlfriend. She was working in the district that the murders happened in.

“Poohman, you know where I could get Tiki’s girl number from?”

“Let me hit ReRe. I know she’s got it.”

My phone began to ring. I saw ‘private’ on the screen.

“Who the fuck is this? Hello? Who is this?”

“Who I am is not important. What I have to say might help ya, girl.”

“Okay, I’m listening.”

“Lil Man called Crime Stoppers and blamed JuJu for them double murders.”

“Who is this man?”

“Stop asking questions. I just told you why the police took your girl. Now you have to do something for me.”

“How am I gonna do that when I don’t even know who you are.”

“Cute. I got your number. When it’s time, I’ll call you back.”

I hung up the phone, and Poohman was looking at me as if I was crazy.

“Nigga what?”

“Who the fuck was that?”

“Some hoe that told me Lil Man called Crime Stoppers and told them that Ju was responsible for them murders.”

“And the crazy part about that is if they fingerprint the crib, they gonna find her prints all over that motha fucka. Damn Joe, that’s fucked up.”

“Man, Poohman, we’ve got to find that nigga. I’m a blow his ass to pieces. We can’t let her rot in jail behind that shit man.”

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