Turn Of Events

Written By: Alphie (svendayjesus247@hotmail.com)

 

            Walker’s heart raced as he looked upon the suspects who held machine guns and rifles at ready.  How did he get into this kind of situation in the first place?  Glancing around he saw other officers cowering in the corners.

  Great, the suspect have them outnumbered ten to one.

            “Okay, put your guns down!”  Yelled somebody from behind.

            Slowly Walker released the trigger and placed the gun on the floor.  Just as he raised his arms the man pulled hard on Walker’s jacket collar.  To keep from getting choked Walker quickly stood up.

            “Good, now slowly walk to the man who is holding the rifle.”

            Sighing Walker made his way across the lobby to the hooded man.  As he did he carefully glanced around to notice many officer’s  faces drop in despair.

            The man took Walker’s handcuffs out of their holder then clicked the cold metal on his right wrist.  Then the man yanked both arms down hard and cuffed Walker’s other wrist.

            “Okay, now kneel down!”  Ordered the man.

            Walker did just that then watched as the man stepped up to face him.  The man placed the rifle to Walker’s forehead and pulled the trigger.

            Waking up with a jerk Walker rubbed his face.  Never before did he have a nightmare like that.  Relaxing some he glanced at his clock:  3:45.  He still had at least another hour till he had to wake up.  He should get back to sleep but somehow he couldn’t.

            Alex beside him stirred then turned over to face him.  “Are you okay honey?”

            “Yeah.”  Walker rubbed his face.  “I’m okay.  Just go back to sleep.  Sorry that I woke you up.”

            She sat up straighter.  “Walker, something is wrong what is it?”

            Looking at his wife in the dark he saw her then he saw her stomach.  He knew that she was due any day now and he didn’t want to worry her. 

Especially just from a dream it would seem pointless.

            He just shrugged.  “Nothing is wrong don’t worry.”  He leaned down and gave her a kiss.  “Don’t worry, okay?”

            “Okay, I won’t worry...”  She smiled at him. “Much.”

            At breakfast Alex noticed how much Walker was dragging.  All morning till then he was out in the barn so she never really saw him.  She was amazed at how droopy his eyes looked and how sluggish he was.  Walker wasn’t like this at all especially in the mornings.  He was the only person that she knew that could have five minutes of sleep and make it for two more days with

none.

            He ambled to the kitchen and took the plate of food from Alex.  “Sit down, I’ll get breakfast ready.  You need to rest anyway.”

            She huffed.  “Are you sure?  I think you need the rest more then I do.”

            Walker sat the food down in front of her.  “I’m fine.  Why do you keep asking?”

            “You look like you haven’t slept well last night and I can sort of tell you didn’t since you were tossing and turning quite a bit in your sleep.”

            “Did I wake you up at anytime?”

            “Only a couple of times.”  She leaned over to see her husband’s eyes. 

“Walker, if you don’t want to tell me that’s fine.”

            He nodded.  “Thanks.”

            At the company Walker sat at his desk looking at the suspects of a burglary ring.  Many of the suspects in this ring was small time thieves that mainly broke into wealthy homes.  They only stole what they saw but that was enough to bring down a warrant for their arrest.  Unfortunately the ring has been active for many months and so far nobody has been able to bring them down.

            Yawning he rubbed the back of his neck trying to rub the kinks out.  He couldn’t help but to think about that dream.  Something about that dream caught his attention, but what he didn’t know.  All he knew was the dream seemed too real to take lightly.

            He could still remember the dream that Alex had about a month ago that had him shot down.  Her dream was really vivid and almost happened when he got that call.  At first he was a little annoyed that she would dream about him being killed.  But then he understood that she was just really worried about him.  But now he too had a dream about him being shot down.  What was that suppose to mean?

            “Hey, Walker you alright?”

            Walker looked up to see Trivette.  “Yeah, I’m fine.”

            Trivette nodded.  “Good.  Listen, we got word that we might have a lead on the burglary ring.”

            “Oh yeah.”  Walker sat up straighter.  “What do you got?”

            Gage walked in and went over to Walker’s desk.  “We got one of the suspects now in custody.”

            “That’s, what Gage said.”  Trivette studied Walker up and down.  “You sure your okay?”

            “I’m fine.”  Walker got up and stretched.

            As Walker stepped into the interrogation room he spotted the husky man sitting all alone at the big table.  The man looked at Walker then shook his head.

            “Why do you have to be here for?”

            Walker nearly fell backwards when the man spoke.  This was the voice in his dream, but that couldn’t be.  He has never met this man before in his life.

            Collecting himself Walker took a deep breath and went to the man.  “What is your name?”

            The man huffed.  “Name is John Bass.” He smiled as a lawyer walked in. 

“Well, that’s my ticket out of here.  See ya all later.”

            “That was fast.”  Gage said looking at Walker.  “Hey, you alright.”

            “Yeah, I’m fine.”  Walker smiled weakly.  “I’m fine.”

            Trivette pounded the table.  “How did he manage to get out that quickly?”

            Gage shrugged.  “Looks like he had a lawyer all this time.”

            Walker nodded slowly.  “Yeah, I guess so.”

            Later that night at dinner Trivette sat at a table with Syd and Gage but he didn’t eat anything.  Something was really bothering Walker but he didn’t know what it was.  Looking at Gage he noticed that Gage also had a far off look on his face.  Both of them has seen a side of Walker that didn’t seem right.

            Gage placed his fork down.  “Trivette, were you able to talk to Walker?”

            “Nope and Alex didn’t get to either.  Something is wrong but don’t know what.”

            Syd looked around with curiosity.  “Okay, what am I missing out on?”

            Trivette played with this food.  “Walker, wasn’t himself today.  It was like he was thinking about something all day.”

            “You got to remember in less then a week he will be a new daddy.  Honestly I’m amazed he’s able to keep working. “

            “Maybe your right Syd.  Let’s hope it’s just that.”

            The office building was cool as Walker made his way through it.  All around him he could see glass and bullets.  Whatever happened here was really big, he thought to himself as he spotted blood.  Looking over to his left he spotted Trivette with his head bowed.  Getting closer he could tell that his body was shaking.  Was he crying?

            He stepped closer and did see that Trivette was indeed crying.  Trivette had blood all over his jacket and hands.  What happened?

            Suddenly Gage ran in sweeping the area widely.  He spotted Trivette and walked up to him.

            “Is it true?”  Gage asked.

            Trivette nodded.  “Yeah, it is.”  He wiped away the tears.  “He’s over there.”

            Quickly Gage went over to a body bag that Walker didn’t see before.  Walker followed the young man and peered over his shoulder.  When Gage opened it up Walker shrank back in horror.   In the bag was him laying in a pool of blood.  His eyes just stared at him borrowing into his soul.  But he can’t be dead he was standing right there.

            “Hey, I’m alive!”  Walker hollered but nobody paid attention to him.  “Hey over here!”

            Alex walked in just then and Walker spotted something really different about her.  Her stomach was flat which only meant this happened before or after she had given birth.  Quickly he ran up to her and tried to hug her but he went straight through her.  She started to cry and began to run out of the room.

            “Alex, wait!”

            The sudden yell startled Alex from a sound sleep.  Swiftly she turned around and saw that Walker had tangled himself in the sheets and was thrashing around.  She started to shake him hoping he would wake before he caused any of them pain.  Suddenly he woke up with a start his chest heaving madly.

            “Honey, what’s going on?”

            Walker wiped his sweaty face.  “Nothing.”

            She shook her head.  “Walker, tell me now.”

            “Alex, I don’t want to worry you okay.  It’s not that big a deal.”

            “You already are worrying me.  So, please tell me.”

            Walker looked at her then sat up.  “It was just a nightmare, that’s all.” 

His shirt was soaked with sweat.  “I’m going to be okay.”

            Watching her husband get up Alex had to shake her head.  He was so stubborn at times and that really annoyed her.  Why can’t he just open up and tell her what is going on?  Why is he wanting to keep everything in all the time?

            Frustrated she got out of bed and waddled to the kitchen where she found him making a pot of coffee.  He turned to her then back to the coffee.  Something was eating at him and she wanted to know.

            She walked up to him and gave him a hug.  “Honey, please tell me?”

            Walker just resumed fixing the coffee.  “Nothing is wrong Alex.”

            “You were talking in your sleep.  Is it Vietnam?”

            He shook his head.  “No, it’s not.”  He turned to her.  “Listen, go back to bed it’s only two in the morning.  I’ll be fine don’t you worry.”

            She nodded solemnly.  “Okay, I’ll do it but I would like for you to tell me what is going on when I wake up.  Okay?”  Walker didn’t answer her.  “Okay, I’m going back to bed now.”

            Watching Alex walk off it hurt him so not to tell her but he didn’t want to worry her.  Her last night-mare freaked her out so much that a week  after she told him she was calling him on the hour.  If he told her about this nightmare she would lock him up in padded room and made sure there was a guard stationed.  He couldn’t tell her not yet it was two early too soon

from her last nightmare.

            Yawning he walked to the dining room table and sat down.  He tried to remember the nightmare but he didn’t get anything which was good.  He didn’t know if he wanted to remember that dream or not.

            Suddenly the phone rang disturbing him from his thoughts.  Quickly he picked it up not wanting Alex to be disturbed again from her sleep.

            “This Walker.”

            “Hey, did I wake you?”  It was Trivette.

            “No, what’s wrong?”

            “Get dressed.  We had some action at one of the homes that we put a surveillance on.”

            Walker nodded.  “I’ll be right there.”

            As Walker pulled into the big driveway lined with police units he couldn’t help but to get the shivers.  Thinking it was the air conditioner in his truck he turned it off.  Even when it was off he still got goose pimples.  Never before had he had this feeling reaching a crime scene.

            He parked his truck and got out slowly when he spotted Trivette walking up.

  But instead of going to him Trivette went to the police chief.  Was this another dream?

            Slowly he stepped into the house and started to study the entrance hall.  It was a nice house with a bunch of old paintings and antiques decorating the place.  Then he spotted glass shimmering in the other room; the dining room.  Going in there he could see where a window had been broken through and where the gun fight began.

            Scattered all over the floor and in the walls were bullets.  Looking closer he could see pools of blood where at least three people bled.  Suddenly the dream started to come back full force.  This was just like his dream except in his dream he was in an office building.  Did he fall back to sleep?

            Gage ran in just then and headed to where there were three body bags.  Quickly Walker followed him and waited for him to open them up.  As Gage did Walker flinched not wanting to see what was inside.

            “Hey, when did you get all queasy at the site of blood?”  Gage asked zipping the bag back up.

            Walker turned to Gage and saw him looking at him.  He didn’t know what to say.  What could he say?  That he was loosing it and that he thought that this whole scene was just a dream?  He didn’t want to look like a fool so he just shrugged.

            “No, I had something in my eye.”  Walker looked at Gage then proceeded out of the house.

            Trivette ran to him when he was at his truck.  “Walker, sorry about that but the Chief wanted to talk to me.  So, what do you think?”

            Walker leaned against his truck.  “Think about what?”

            “You’re not alright, are you?”  Trivette took a deep breath.  “Those three bodies in there were that of police man, one of the suspects and the owner of this place.  I don’t think whoever is in this ring will be robbing houses anymore.  To much of a risk involved.”

            “So, what happened?”

            “Well, the owner of the place heard the glass breaking and immediately called police.  The rest I have no idea what went wrong.”  Trivette noticed that Walker actually had his eyes closed.  “Hey, man take the day off and sleep you need it.”

            Walker opened his eyes and smiled.  “I’m okay sorry.”  He got into his truck.  “I’m not that tired.”

            As Walker drove off Trivette couldn’t help but to be worried about his friend.  He knew for sure now that something was really eating at Walker.  Especially after his little nap by his truck.  That was a sure sign that Walker hasn’t gotten any sleep in the last two days.

            In the morning Trivette walked into the Company to see that Walker wasn’t there.  Hopefully he did take his advice and stayed home to sleep.  But just as he sat down at his desk Walker slumbered in looking exhausted.  Guess, he didn’t get any sleep when he went home last night.

            He turned to  Walker shaking his head.  “Didn’t get any sleep?”

            Walker shrugged.  “Not really.”  He rubbed his face.  “How about you?”

            “Slept like a baby.”  Trivette sighed.  “Everything okay?”

            “Yeah, don’t worry.”  Walker’s phone rang and he just smiled at Trivette as he picked it up.

            Trivette was about to get to his work when he heard a chair clattering to the floor.  He looked up to see Walker grabbing his hat and running out of the room.  Quickly Trivette ran after him wondering what was going on.

            “Walker, what’s wrong?”

            Walker turned to Trivette.  “It’s Alex.  She’s in labor.”

            “Alright!  I’ll drive you there.”

            The hospital waiting room was full of family and friends as everybody waited.  Trivette couldn’t believe that the time has come that Alex and Walker’s life will change forever.  Sitting there waiting though made him nervous about if the labor will be okay.  He hoped there wouldn’t be any complications.

            He tapped his foot on the linoleum.  “Syd, how much longer will it be?”

            Syd laughed.  “It can take hours Jimmy.”  She looked at her watch.  “So,  far it’s been three so it can be anytime now.”

            “Okay.”  Trivette spotted Gordon sitting next to Josie talking.  Gordon looked up at Trivette and smiled.

            “Trivette, how you hanging in there?”  Gordon questioned.

            Trivette nodded.  “Okay, I guess.”  He turned around as Walker came running in smiling.  It was the first time in two days that Trivette saw any life in his friend.

            Walker seemed to be beaming as stepped up to Gordon.  “It’s a healthy baby girl!”

            “That’s great!”  Trivette exclaimed getting up and hugging his friend. 

“So, does she have a name yet?”

            “Not yet but she will tonight.”  Walker started to laugh.  “I’m a dad!”

            Later that night Trivette along with Gage walked down to the nursery to see the new edition to the Walker family.  As he stepped to the glass a nurse came up to it holding a tiny baby.  Just looking at the baby he could tell it was Walker’s.  The girl had dark blonde hair and rosy cheeks.  Her eyes were a little open and he could see that they were dark blue.

            Gage giggled.  “Ain’t that amazing.”

            “Sure is.”  Trivette turned around to see Josie.  “What do you think?”

            Josie shook her head in disbelief.  “She sure is pretty.”  She turned to the men.  “So, they have a name yet or they still thinking on it?”

            “Yeah, we do.”  Walker said smiling.  “Her name is Angela Michelle.”

            “That is a beautiful name.”  Josie beamed.  “A perfect name.”

            All night Walker couldn’t help but to think about his new edition in his life.  Now, he will have to dedicate his life to his baby girl.  Which means he will have to take more time off work.  He knew that someday he will have to think about retiring but he didn’t want to think about it not right now.

            Yawning he looked at Alex and saw that she was asleep.  Gradually he went over to her, kissed her on the forehead then slouched down in the chair.  Now, he can get some decent sleep.

            Gunshots echoed through the air as Walker ran through the stairwell. 

Behind him he could hear Trivette grunting from the run.  He didn’t blame him either it was a long run to get to the tenth floor.  When he reached the office floor immediately he got the sensation that this has happened before.   Taking a deep breath he opened the door and quickly had to duck behind a desk as a man started shooting at him.

            Suddenly the shooting stopped and Walker  peeped over the edge of the desk to see the man that was in the interrogation room standing just three away from him with a machine gun.  Quickly he bent back down and looked at Trivette.

            “This isn’t good Trivette.”  He leaned against the desk.  “Okay, on the count of three let’s get to that hall.”  Walker counted then sprinted that direction.

            Walker’s heart raced as he looked upon the suspects who held machine guns and rifles at ready.  How did he get into this kind of situation in the first place?  Glancing around he saw other officers cowering in the corners.

  Great, the suspects have them outnumbered ten to one.

            “Okay, put your guns down!”  Yelled somebody from behind.

            Slowly Walker released the trigger and placed the gun on the floor.  Just as he raised his arms the man pulled hard on Walker’s jacket collar.  To keep from getting choked Walker quickly stood up.

            “Good, now slowly walk to the man who is holding the rifle.”

            Sighing Walker made his way across the lobby to the hooded man.  As he did he carefully glanced around to notice many officer’s faces drop in despair.

            The man took Walker’s handcuffs out of their holder then clicked the cold metal on his right wrist.  Then the man yanked both arms down hard and cuffed Walker’s other wrist.

            “Okay, now kneel down!”  Ordered the man.

            Walker did just that then watched as the man stepped up to face him.  The man placed the rifle to Walker’s forehead and pulled the trigger.  All Walker could see next was a tunnel as his whole life started to go dark.  Suddenly there was a bright light and then nothing no noise just silence.

            Waking up Walker found that he was on the floor next to the chairs. 

Quickly he got up and shakily brushed himself off.  Turning to Alex’s bed he saw that she was sound asleep.  At least this time he didn’t wake up with a start or yelling.  But that didn’t calm him down any.  The dream was so vivid like it just happened in real life.  But this time the dream started and actually ended.  What does that mean?

 

Three Days Later

 

            The last few days was very pleasant for Walker who was able to get plenty of sleep since a week.  It seemed that after the final dream it was over.  He hoped it was he was getting really worried about it.  But now it just seemed like a bad dream to him and not a warning which he started to think it was.

            Smiling he looked at his daughter and caressed her face.  “Angela, you are so beautiful.”

            Alex laughed.  “And what about me?”  She turned to him and gave him a hug. 

“We’re going home tonight and boy let me tell you I am so happy.  I don’t know if I could take it anymore.”

            He smiled.  “Your starting to sound like me now.”

            Trivette walked in chuckling.  “Okay, love birds baby in the room.”  He went to Angela’s cradle.  “Got the car cooled down and it’s ready to go.”

            “Thanks.”  Walker gently picked up his daughter then placed her in the car seat.  “Okay, Angela your going home with daddy and mommy now.”

            Just as Walker got Angela settled into the car Gage and Syd drove up. 

Quickly Gage got out and ran over to Walker his face flushed.

            “Walker, we have some major action going on.  And the Captain wants you to come.”  Gage said.

            Walker shook his head.  “I’m sorry but I took time off for a reason.”  He turned to Alex then back at Gage.  “I’m a father now I can’t be taking risks and I especially can’t be running off.”

            Trivette rubbed his face.  “Walker, has a point he can’t be running off like this.  Why does the Captain want him?”

            Syd shrugged.  “Don’t know but he wants Walker.”

            Alex turned to her husband and took a deep breath.  “Go ahead Walker.”  She turned to Syd.  “Syd, is it okay if you take me home while Walker leaves?”

            “Alex, I’m not leaving.”  Walker got into the car.  “Tell the Captain that I’m sorry.”

            Gage’s phone went off.  “Hang on.”  He took the call and as he hung up his face was white.  “The situation has just turned worse.  Turns out the burglary ring we were watching went for an office building which keeps track of every gold transaction here in Texas.  They are asking for you Walker.”

            Walker cursed.  “Alex, I’m sorry.”

            She smiled.  “Don’t worry.  See you when you get back?”

            “Yeah, love you.” He got out and gave Alex a kiss then turned to Syd. “You take care of her okay?”

            Syd smiled.  “I will.”

            As Trivette drove to the office building he couldn’t help but to notice how much Walker had tensed up since he decided to go.  It seemed as though Walker was almost shaking as they got closer to the two story building.  Was he afraid?  Was it being a new father that caused this major change in Walker?

            Parking the car besides a SWAT team vehicle he got out and checked his gun.

  After he did that he went over to where the Chief of police was standing.  As he and Walker approached the Chief got out two vests and threw them to the men.

            Trivette quickly put his on with the help of Walker then helped Walker with his.  When their vests were on the Chief then gave them walkies.

            “Okay, keep the walkies with you.”  He shook his head.  “A John Bass is asking for you two.”

            Walker moaned.  “Great.  Let’s get the team ready.”

            Gunshots echoed through the air as Trivette ran through the stairwell. 

Behind him he could hear Walker grunting from the run.  He didn’t blame him either it was a long run to get to the ten floor.  When he reached the office floor immediately he got the sensation that this happened before.  But why on earth would he feel that way? Taking a deep breath he opened the door and quickly had to duck behind a desk as a man started shooting at him.

            Suddenly the shooting stopped and Trivette peeped over the edge of the desk to see John Bass.   Looking at him Trivette could see that the man was pretty built and seemed like he could take on any man in the room.  What made things worse was that he was holding an automatic machine gun.  Quickly he bent back down and looked at Walker who was looking at him.

            “This isn’t good Trivette.”  Walker leaned against the desk.  “Okay, on the count of three let’s get to that hall.”  Walker counted then sprinted that direction.

            Following Walker, Trivette took out his gun to cover Walker.  This place was a mad house and it seemed that there were six more men besides Bass in the office.  When they got to the hall Trivette crouched behind Walker ready to shoot when the time came to it.

            “Okay, put your guns down!”  Yelled somebody from behind.

            Trivette slowly placed his gun on the ground and raised his hands in the air.  How did Walker not see the man in the hall before?  Or was there another room that led into the hall?  Whatever happened they were now going to die a tragic death.  He watched in horror as Walker was cuffed then yanked up till he was standing.

            “Good, now slowly walk to the man who is holding the rifle.”

            Trivette couldn’t believe what was happening.  What were these men going to do with Walker?  He watched in horror as Walker was made to kneel down in front of Bass.  Bass took out a handgun and pointed it at Walker’s head.  A loud shot could be heard as Walker’s body fell limply to the floor.

            Waking up with a start Trivette looked around frantically trying to get his bearings straight.  When had he fallen asleep and where was he?  Rubbing his face he finally was able to remember exactly where he was at.  He was in the waiting room at the hospital waiting for Josie to come back from the car.  Or had she already cooled down the car?  And what was this with Walker having dreams?

            Collecting himself he slowly stood up and went to Alex’s room where he saw the Walker’s kissing.  He shook his head and smiled.

            “Your starting to sound like me now.”  Walker said to Alex.

            Trivette started chuckling.  “Okay, love birds baby in the room.”  He went to Angela’s cradle.  “Got the car cooled down and it’s ready to go.”

            “Thanks.”  Walker gently picked up his daughter then placed her in the car seat.  “Okay, Angela your going home with daddy and mommy now.”

            A wave of deja-vu hit Trivette so hard he started to actually shake.  What was happening now actually happened in his dream?  What was this dream about anyway and what connection did it have with Walker?  Why was he dreaming about Walker?

            As they walked through the hospital to the exit Trivette couldn’t help but to constantly look at Walker.  He knew that Walker had some Cherokee thing going for him but why was it coming to him now.  Shaking his head he decided if Gage ran over to him and told them about an office building Trivette would really have second thoughts about his dream.  The dream was so real he knew that he couldn’t take it lightly whatever the dream might mean.

            Outside just as Walker got Angela settled into the car Gage and Syd drove up.  Quickly Gage got out and ran over to Walker his face flushed.  Trivette couldn’t believe what was happening.  He already knew what Gage was going to say next.

            “Walker, we have some major action going on.  And the Captain wants you to come.”  Gage said while Trivette mouthed along in horror.

            Walker shook his head.  “I’m sorry but I took time off for a reason.”  He turned to Alex then back at Gage.  “I’m a father now I can’t be taking risks and I especially can’t be running off.”

            Trivette rubbed his face.  “Walker, has a point he can’t be running off like this.  Why does the Captain want him?”  He desperately didn’t want Walker to take this call.

            Syd shrugged.  “Don’t know but he wants Walker.”

            Alex turned to her husband and took a deep breath.  “Go ahead Walker.”  She turned to Syd.  “Syd, is it okay if you take me home while Walker leaves?”

            “Alex, I’m not leaving.”  Walker got into the car.  “Tell the Captain that I’m sorry.”

            Gage’s phone went off.  “Hang on.”  He took the call and as he hung up his face was white.  “The situation has just turned worse.  Turns out the burglary ring we were watching went for an office building which keeps track of every gold transaction here in Texas.  They are asking for you Walker.”

            Walker cursed.  “Alex, I’m sorry.”

            She smiled.  “Don’t worry.  See you when you get back?”

            “Yeah, love you.” He got out and gave Alex a kiss then turned to Syd. “You take care of her okay?”

            Syd smiled.  “I will.”

            As Trivette drove to the office building he couldn’t help but to think about what just went on.  It seemed like he was watching everything from a video screen.  Glancing over he noticed how much Walker had tensed up since he decided to go.  It seemed as though Walker was almost shaking as they got closer to the two story building.  Was he afraid?  Was it being a new father

that caused this major change in Walker?  No, that’s not it Walker knew too.

            “Walker, tell me right now before we get there why are you nervous?”

            Walker smiled weakly.  “I ain’t nervous.  Why do you say that?”

            Trivette pointed to his leg.  “Your bouncing your foot.  Please tell me Walker.”

            “I’m okay really.  Don’t worry.”  Walker quickly straightened up.  “Just don’t worry.”

            As Trivette got to the scene he parked his car besides a SWAT team vehicle, got out and checked his gun.  After he did that he went over to where the Chief of police was standing.  As he and Walker approached the Chief got out two vests and threw them to the men.

            Trivette quickly put his on with the help of Walker then helped Walker with his.  When their vests were on the Chief then gave them walkies.

            “Okay, keep the walkies with you.”  He shook his head.  “A John Bass is asking for you two.”

            Walker moaned.  “Great.  Let’s get the team ready.”

            Trivette quickly shook his head.  “Hey, Chief can we get a couple of riot helmets too?”

            The Chief looked at the two men strangely and handed them the heavy helmets.  Walker looked at Trivette like he just lost his mind.

            “Why do we need these?”

            “You may never know.”

            Gunshots echoed through the air as Trivette ran through the stairwell. 

Behind him he could hear Walker grunting from the run.  He didn’t blame him either it was a long run to get to the ten floor.  When he reached the office floor immediately he got the sensation that this happened before.  But why on earth would he feel that way?  He knew exactly why. Taking a deep breath he opened the door and quickly had to duck behind a desk as a man

started shooting at him.

            Suddenly the shooting stopped and Trivette peeped over the edge of the desk to see John Bass.   Looking at him Trivette could see that the man was pretty built and seemed like he could take on any man in the room.  What made things worse was that he was holding a sawed of shot gun.  Quickly he bent back down and looked at Walker who was looking at him.

            “This isn’t good Trivette.”  Walker leaned against the desk.  “Okay, on the count of three let’s get to that hall.”  Walker counted then sprinted that way direction.

            Following Walker Trivette took out his gun to cover Walker.  This place was a mad house and it seemed that there were six more men besides Bass in the office.  When they got to the hall Trivette crouched behind Walker ready to shoot when the time came to it.

            “Okay, put your guns down!”  Yelled somebody from behind.

            Trivette slowly placed his gun on the ground and raised his hands in the air.   Looking at Walker he could see that he was doing the same thing.  He knew he had to do something quick before his friend lost his life in this office.

            Without even thinking he grabbed for his gun and turned around shooting. 

Instantly two men in black ski masks fell down allowing for Walker to grab his gun also.  Both men rushed to another desk and watched as John Bass paced the area now fuming with anger.

            “That was a stupid thing you did there Rangers!”  Bass yelled.

            Walker leaned against the desk his chest heaving.  “How did you know Trivette?”

            “Know what?”

            “About my dream.”

            Trivette was taken back.  “I didn’t know.  Well, I mean I had an inkling of what was going on here.”  He peered over the side and motioned for Walker to do the same.  “Cover me.”

            Quickly Trivette stood up and dashed for another desk while doing so shooting his gun.  His second shot was on target as Bass grabbed his arm. 

Suddenly a loud rifle boom could be heard as Bass shot at Walker’s desk.  Instantly the desk shredded to a million pieces showering Walker with debris.

            “Walker!  No!”  Trivette yelled when he saw no movement.

            Suddenly Walker arose from the debris obviously in a lot of pain.  He turned around and shook his head at Bass.  Within a blink of an eye Walker had his gun out and shooting.  Bass’ body jerked around violently as the bullets hit him.  The other masked men had put down their guns by then and sat on their knees with their hands on their heads.  Unlike the dream they

actually won this battle.

            Soon all of the police officers took action checking every suspect and cuffing them.  Walker smiled weakly at Trivette and dropped to his knees.  Quickly Trivette ran over to his friend to see blood forming on his shirt on his right arm.

            “Walker, you okay?”

            Walker nodded.  “Yeah, I was just hit with shrapnel.”  He looked up as a paramedic came up to him.  “I’ll be fine now.”

            At the hospital Trivette sat in the waiting room thinking about how things could have been.  Instead of waiting for the doctor to stitch Walker up it would of been a lot different.  For one thing God works in mysterious ways and sometimes those ways could lead to a miracle.

            Rubbing his face he looked at his watch and saw that three hours had gone by.  He wanted to tell somebody about what happened but if news came around to Alex then all hell will break loose.  So instead he told everybody that Walker had just a few minor cuts.  In reality though Walker would need several stitches for his arm and taping for his broken ribs.  But stitches were better then being dead.

            Leaning back into the chair he had to smile.  Walker was alive unlike the dream predicted.  Was the dream about what was going to happen?  In the dream it seemed that everybody was too shocked to do anything.  But in the real world Trivette took action and possibly saved his friends life.

            “Hey, you done daydreaming?”

            Trivette snapped out of his thoughts to see Walker standing in front of him.  He had a surgeon’s top on which made Trivette laugh a little.

            “What’s so funny?”

            “Nothing, Walker.”  Trivette slowly stood up.  “So, what did the doctor say?”

            Walker tried to shrug but grimaced.  “To take time off work and to take it easy for awhile.  Also to take my antibiotics and pain killers regularly.”

            “Which shouldn’t be hard for you.”  Trivette laughed then grabbed his coat.

  “You ready?”

            “Yeah.”  Walker looked around then leaned in closer to Trivette.  “We need to talk.”

            Trivette was stunned.  For Walker to say something like that was very rare.

            “Sure.  We can talk.”

            Instead of going home the men went to the cafeteria in the hospital and grabbed a coffee.  Trivette sat across from Walker and for awhile it was just silence.  Then Walker began to tell his story.