If She was Going To Fall, So Was He

If she was going to fall, so was he.


The man attacked, holding nothing back. Genesis had never been in a fight before but she fought back with all that she had and to her surprise she wasn’t even tired and it didn’t take much effort.
He managed to back her against the banister and wrap his big beefy hands around her neck. It felt like her windpipe was being crushed. She punched and kicked trying to get him off.
He just wouldn’t let her go.
As he pressed her back against the banister, she could feel it loosening under their combined weight. She needed to get him off of her before they fell. She Couldn’t think of anything else to do so she scrated at his face repeatedly. He screamed out in pain as she scratched him across the eye but it wasn’t enough to make him let go. She watched as his fist raised and came raining down on her face three times.
That was what it took. The banister couldn’t take it anymore. If she was going to fall, so was he. She grabbed onto his shirt and they fell three stories crashing to the floor.
Genesis winced in pain as she opened her eyes. There was pain radiating throughout her entire body. She felt like she had been hit by a truck. But she was doing better than the other guy.
The man was lying not too far from Genesis in a crumpled mess. Genesis was on her back and he had landed on his stomach. She wondered if he was still alive and then he started to stir.
She turned her head and saw Chris standing in the entrance to the building. His attention and gun were focused on the guy. He turned his attention to Genesis.
“Are you okay?”
Chris turned his attention back to the man. Genesis followed his gaze.
“What about him?”
Chris walked cautiously over to him. He bent at the waist, never taking his gun off of him, and checked for a pulse.
“He’ll live.”
“Good.” Genesis remained where she was and focused on the man. “You have the right to remain silent. Anything 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 one, one will be appointed to you. Do you understand these rights as I have read them to you?”
The man let out a barely audible grunt. Genesis wasn’t sure if it was in response to her or not. She turned away and looked up at the ceiling. The pain in her body was beginning to subside. She knew that she shouldn’t be recovering so quickly.
Genesis was trying to wrap her mind around the fact that she wasn’t in pain when two officers entered the building.
“We’re going to need two stretchers in here,” Chris said.
“You only need one. I’m fine,” Genesis objected. She started to sit up. Before she could object more, one of the officers left the building.
“Genesis don’t move,” Chris said.
“I’m fine. Really.” Genesis attempted to get up again.
“Genesis don’t make me pin you down,” Chris said.
Genesis caught herself wishing that he would just so she could prove that he couldn’t. She didn’t know why the thought popped in her head but it was enough to make her remain still. The other officer walked over to Chris with his gun trained on him. Chris put his own gun away and removed his handcuffs. He put them on the man and began to carefully search him.
Genesis watched him trying to remain still. She didn’t want to get into an altercation with Chris.
Four paramedics and the other officer entered. They had two stretched with them. Two of the paramedics walked over to Genesis and knelt beside her to check her over.
“I’m fine.”
“She fell from the third floor,” Chris interjected.


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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