Author: xHypnoticxDistortionx PM
Synopsis: A not so ordinary high school teacher and her best friend was invited on a luxury cruise ship by a wealthy family friend, but what happens when unsuspected murder takes place? It's up for the high school teacher to solve the crime and bring the culprit to justice. Deadly PassionRated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Crime - Chapters: 2 - Words: 11,089 - Reviews: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 06-30-12 - Published: 05-31-12 - id: 3027868
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Johnson sat on the edge of her bed, holding her head with both of her hands as both of her elbows rested on her knees. Johnson was not the one to be emotional at any time, especially times like these, but she could not help, but feel distraught at what she saw. She shook her head as she tried to hold back the tears that tried to come out. She bit on her bottom lip hard, trying to keep from crying. Adrian watched her, from leaning against the door frame with his arms crossed. Sadness was expressed in his eyes as he watched Johnson.
"Were you and Mr. Williams that close?" He asked her.
"Yeah, we were. When I was a little girl, I lived in a poverty stricken home. My mother was alone, working all day and night on minimum jobs, trying to care for five children. My father left my mom about time I was born. I was the youngest. All of my life growing up, my mom and siblings blamed me for father leaving. They kept saying how if I wasn't born, father would still be living there. Anyways, one of the jobs my mother worked was with Mr. Williams. I was young, so I didn't know for sure, but he gave my mother plenty of money. I believe more than he used to pay me. He told my mom if she could quit all of her other jobs and work for him, he would help her with the money situation. Of course, she did, so my family and I slowly got out of poverty because of the money Mr. Williams paid my mother. He did a lot for my family and he didn't even know us well. Since, then as I grew up I worked with Mr. Williams. He even helped me achieve my dream of becoming a teacher."
"Oh", was all Adrian could say as he felt slightly bad for Johnson.
"He meant a lot to you, huh?" He asked her.
"Yeah, but he was a pervert and a bit too touchy feely." Johnson shivered a bit, making Adrian chuckle.
"Yeah, he's not as great as you think…." He mumbles quietly to himself.
"What was that?" Johnson asks Adrian looking up at him.
"N-nothing", Adrian tells her shaking his head, looking at the red carpet, making Johnson shrug her shoulders.
There was a long silence between Johnson and Adrian for a while, until Johnson spoke up, though she was trying to avoid conversing about the subject.
"You know, about last night….."Johnson paused, making Adrian look up at her, saying "Yeah?"
"You know I was drunk last night, so I can't really remember what happened…."
"So, it doesn't count as anything right?" He asked her finishing her sentence.
Johnson nodded her head, staying silent, making Adrian sigh.
"I knew as much, but that doesn't mean I'm gonna give up on you." He tells her, smirking and winking at her, making Johnson chuckle.
"I believe you're more stubborn than I am and I didn't know that was possible. Normal guys would have left already." She smirked back at him.
"Who says I was normal?"
"You gotta point there", Johnson says chuckling.
"Anyways, what do you think about Mr. Williams's death? Is the thing that was troubling you before, still troubling you?" Adrian asked her.
"To be honest, yes it is. I don't know why, but I can't just rule this out as a suicide."
"What are you gonna do about it, Miss Detective?" Adrian asked her another question, making her chuckle.
"I'm going to satisfy my curiosity and look more into Mr. Williams's death."
"I'll be with you every step of the way, Miss Detective Johnson." He tells her, making Johnson smile up at him.
"Thank you, Chou", she told him grateful about his attitude in this situation.
"Anyways, it is the morning and the both of us haven't eaten since the discovery of Mr. Williams, so how about I bring you some breakfast from the cafeteria and some coffee?"
Johnson stayed silent and nodded her head.
"Anything you prefer?"
"I like my coffee with lots of milk and sugar. Don't afraid to add in those condiments. Trust me, the more the sweeter."
"You have a sweet tooth, huh?" Adrian asked her, grinning.
"Yeah, don't judge me, alright? I have always had a major sweet tooth."
"I'm not and I won't. I actually find it cute.", he tells her, making her shoulders tense up.
Adrian noticed, making his lips grin more.
"Have you never been called cute, before?"
Johnson stayed silent.
"No, I've been called cute lots of times, just not in a while, since I haven't been in many relationships lately."
"Mhm, sure, which reminds me of another question."
"Spit it out already."
"Was I your first time?"
Johnson groaned and scratched her head in frustration.
"Yes, Damnit! Yes, you were, you happy now?" She asked him, not facing him and crossing her arms against her chest, making Adrian chuckle again.
"That's great. I feel special that out of all your relationships, you chose me as your first. Don't worry, you were my first too."
"Cut the bullshit."
"Believe what you want." He shrugs, turning his back towards her.
"Anyways, I'll bring you back something sweet that can satisfy that sweet tooth of yours, along with something healthy and your sweet coffee." He says leaving her room.
Johnson sighs in relief and turns towards the door and watched it for a moment, before mumbling "You're a weirdo", while smiling softly to herself.