CHAPTER TWO HUNDRED and ELEVEN
“Did you know?” Yvonne asked Delphie.
“Is that why we’re here?” Yvonne asked. “Why Rodney called a while ago?”
“Did you see the men who were following us?” Dionne asked. “They were coming for you too.”
“They followed us from lunch to here,” Maresol said.
“Did you know?” Yvonne asked Sandy.
“Only when it was too late to do anything,” Sandy said. “We could only keep you safe. Jill called Tanesha and the police. Tanesha said she could handle him. Seems like she did. Jill knew she’d be all right if he didn’t surprise her.”
“What did Delphie and Jill know?” Yvonne asked.
“Tanesha and Jer went to the police station this morning before school,” Dionne said. “She gave evidence against Alvin…”
“The spider?” Yvonne put her hand on her heart. “Why would she do that?”
“She saw a picture of him last night,” Dionne said. “An old picture, one from when you were first… She remembered what he did to her, to you. She told the police everything.”
“She did?” Yvonne’s face reflected her shock and horror.
“We need to get the conditioner out of your hair,” Sandy’s assistant said.
Upset, Yvonne took a few steps in the direction of the wash bowl. At the doorway to the back room, Yvonne turned around.
“You’re saying that the spider sent a man to hurt my Tanni because she told the truth about him?” Yvonne gave Delphie a hard look. “And he sent some men to kill me.”
“Like we always thought he would,” Delphie nodded.
“You still have them?” Yvonne looked from Delphie to Maresol, ending with Dionne. “Somewhere safe?”
“That’s why we’re going to the Castle next?” Yvonne asked.
“And Tanni? She’s okay?” Yvonne asked.
“You can’t go; none of us can,” Delphie said. “There’s a mob of press and fans because Jeraine’s there.”
“Okay,” Yvonne nodded and walked into the backroom.
“What was that?” Sandy asked Dionne as she returned to Sandy’s chair.
“Revenge,” Dionne said.
“La venganza es un plato que se sirve frío,” Maresol said. “Revenge is a dish best served cold.”
Confused, Sandy shook her head. Her eyes looked from one woman to the next finally settling on Delphie.
“Don’t worry Sandy,” Delphie said. “By the end of today, no one is going to fear Aaron Alvin ever again.”
Denver Cereal continues on Monday…