Genesis turned and stared aimlessly out of the passenger side window. Something was up, she just didn’t know what it was.

Genesis

September 5, 2014

Genesis let out a sigh and glanced at the time on the dashboard. 4:59. It was almost five o’clock in the morning and Genesis had been riding around all night. She lived in the coveted ‘City That Never Sleeps’ yet it had been awfully quiet. She only had one call to answer and it had been for a minor domestic disturbance case, which the two parties decided to solve themselves. She hated being bored.
Genesis Battle was 29 and a New York City Police officer. She had a near olive complexion, long brown hair and green eyes. She had four younger sisters, who she raised, and they all varied in complexion and eye color.
Taking the job with the police force had been a sudden decision when she became the sole guardian of her sisters. It wasn’t how she had planned on living her life but she had to admit that she enjoyed the job. On most nights, that is.
There was usually something going on and it kept her attentive. Which was important because she worked overnights and it was important that she stayed awake.
In the beginning overnight had been hard on her. She wasn’t used to being up all night but it turned out to be the best thing for her and her sisters situation.
While she worked the older two were home with the younger two. When she was home she got to rest without being disturbed because everyone was either in school or at work. The pay wasn’t bad either.
Tonight was turning out to be one of those nights that she wished she was home in her bed instead of sitting in a car. Not to mention the fact that she was feeling uneasy with each passing second.
Genesis turned and stared aimlessly out of the passenger side window. Something was up, she just didn’t know what it was.
“Are you okay?”
The voice of her partner broke her out of her reverie. “Yeah,” she answered, turning to look at him. Sergeant Chris Helms sat behind the drivers seat. He took his eyes off of the road for a moment to glance in her direction. She could tell that he was worried by the lines etched on his forehead, marring his handsome face.
“Are you sure? You look like you were somewhere else,” Chris said.
“Yeah. I’m just tired is all,” Genesis said, turning to look back out the window.
“You’ll let me know if something is bothering you, won’t you?”
“Of course.”
Genesis and Chris had been partners for five years and she considered him a close friend, regardless of how often he joked about it becoming more. She would never take it that far with him. She valued his friendship too much for that.
Chris’ phone buzzed and she could help but look over at it. It was purely out of habit and she regretted it the moment she looked.
Chris opened the text message on his phone and was greeted to a photo of some woman’s breasts. Genesis shook her head and looked away.”
“Seriously?” she asked.

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Genesis

September 5, 2014

Genesis let out a sigh and glanced at the time on the dashboard. 4:59. It was almost five o’clock in the morning and Genesis had been riding around all night. She lived in the coveted ‘City That Never Sleeps’ yet it had been awfully quiet. She only had one call to answer and it had been for a minor domestic disturbance case, which the two parties decided to solve themselves. She hated being bored.
Genesis Battle was 29 and a New York City Police officer. She had a near olive complexion, long brown hair and green eyes. She had four younger sisters, who she raised, and they all varied in complexion and eye color.
Taking the job with the police force had been a sudden decision when she became the sole guardian of her sisters. It wasn’t how she had planned on living her life but she had to admit that she enjoyed the job. On most nights, that is.
There was usually something going on and it kept her attentive. Which was important because she worked overnights and it was important that she stayed awake.
In the beginning overnight had been hard on her. She wasn’t used to being up all night but it turned out to be the best thing for her and her sisters situation.
While she worked the older two were home with the younger two. When she was home she got to rest without being disturbed because everyone was either in school or at work. The pay wasn’t bad either.
Tonight was turning out to be one of those nights that she wished she was home in her bed instead of sitting in a car. Not to mention the fact that she was feeling uneasy with each passing second.
Genesis turned and stared aimlessly out of the passenger side window. Something was up, she just didn’t know what it was.
“Are you okay?”
The voice of her partner broke her out of her reverie. “Yeah,” she answered, turning to look at him. Sergeant Chris Helms sat behind the drivers seat. He took his eyes off of the road for a moment to glance in her direction. She could tell that he was worried by the lines etched on his forehead, marring his handsome face.
“Are you sure? You look like you were somewhere else,” Chris said.
“Yeah. I’m just tired is all,” Genesis said, turning to look back out the window.
“You’ll let me know if something is bothering you, won’t you?”
“Of course.”
Genesis and Chris had been partners for five years and she considered him a close friend, regardless of how often he joked about it becoming more. She would never take it that far with him. She valued his friendship too much for that.
Chris’ phone buzzed and she could help but look over at it. It was purely out of habit and she regretted it the moment she looked.
Chris opened the text message on his phone and was greeted to a photo of some woman’s breasts. Genesis shook her head and looked away.”
“Seriously?” she asked.

Author: TaQuanda Taylor

TaQuanda Taylor is a native of Rochester, NY. She studied at School of the Arts high school as a drama major. TaQuanda moved to Brooklyn, NY in 2007. In 2011 TaQuanda made an active decision to pursue a career in writing. She enrolled in the Creative Writing for Entertainment program at Full Sail University where she is working on her Bachelors degree in Fine Arts.

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