Once EMS got on the scene they quickly rushed Willow to the hospital, time was not on their side and they needed to get to the ER pronto if she has any chances of surviving this malicious evil act that has happened to her.
*Peter* "C'mon...This is fucking ridiculous! Can't
I just answer questions later?..."
*Officer Pete* "I can assure you that they are doing all they can to keep her alive..."
*Peter* "You don't get it, we just got back together...I need to be there."
Officer Pete holds Peter back from leaving, as much as he
would like to let him go he has to follow procedures.
*Officer Pete* "As soon as I get an update I promise I will let you know, until then sit tight. My detectives should be here any moment and they will have questions for you to answer..."
And just like clockwork the detectives are on the scene Hayden and his partner Jennifer are being accompanied by another detective who is visiting from out of town and considering transferring.
*Jennifer* "So James, not even in town a few hours and we're already called out...
What do ya think?..."
*James* "Definitely not as quiet at Ash Harbor..."
Hayden walks to the doorway and sees one of the CSU
crew members hard at work already.
*Monique* "Yeah we weren't to far away so just decided to head straight on over...
So watch your step."
Back to Jennifer and James...
*Jennifer* "Well if you're looking for a more fast paced job this is the place to be...
What made you decide to transfer, if you don't mind me asking..."
so yeah New Orleans is definitely a good choice..."
He obviously does not want to talk about why he is down here, so Jennifer does not push the conversation farther. They continue inside and she introduces him to Monique, while Hayden talks with Matt,
who is photographing the crime scene.
*Matt* "One female stabbing victim, no signs of forced entry boyfriend said the door was open when he found her. EMS got her off to the hospital, last I heard..."
*Hayden* "Okay, any signs yet of the perp?.."
*Matt* "None, whoever attacked her was smart. They touched nothing and stepped carefully...We'll know more once Monique is done sweeping for prints..."
Jennifer greets and smiles at Monique, introducing
her quickly to her James.
*Monique smiles* "Okay...Welcome to New Orleans, James..."
James nods and smiles thanking her for the welcome, then the two detectives continue to walk inside the small apartment. It is now mighty busy in there and Peter is still in a panic,
he wants to get to the hospital.
Hayden holds up his hand, he is looking down at the pool of blood on the floor. It will be a miracle if doctors can save this girl he thinks to himself. Peter meanwhile is getting even more upset and impatient. These cops stand around like there is nothing more pressing at the moment and Peter just begins to loose it again.
Please! I need to know."
This part of the job is always rough. Of course they would love to let him go, but if they have any chances of catching whoever did this, then they need Peter's cooperation. He is the only one who can answer questions right now. If Willow pulls through
they will have plenty for her as well.
Meanwhile James is taking in the crime scene,
and strikes up conversation with Matt.
*Matt* "Yeah, poor girl...I don't think she saw it coming."
*James* "And the perp?.."
*Matt* "The perp was a pro or they just got that lucky...We'll know more once we're done."
James continues to study the scene, while Matt takes pictures. His mind drifts off to Julianna for a moment, reminding himself she is not here, and he cannot chat with her about work to get her input. She always approached things differently as a detective and he liked that...no he loves that about her.
But enough of that, she is not here and they are not on speaking terms right now thanks to his bull headed stupidity and his rash jump to conclusions. The flash of the camera brings him out of his
trance and back to the here and now.
*James* "So the boyfriend was picking up food at 3 O'clock in the morning?..."
*Matt* "Yeah that's what he claims. Let's hope we find something...
cause it's gonna take a miracle for that girl to pull through."
*Jennifer* "Hey, Pete...So you were first on the scene?..."
*Pete* "Yeah, I came in first. The call was originally for a possible disturbance, neighbor
downstairs was woken by loud noises..."
*Jennifer* "So did you see anyone suspicious when you came up?..."
*Pete* "No nothing, it was quiet..."
While Jennifer gets Pete's side of the story,
James now wants to know more as well. He steps carefully and heads over to where Hayden is standing. James thinks to himself, well he looks genuinely upset, and again he thinks of Julianna and how upset he made her when he accused her so rashly of cheating.
Focus James, focus!
his nerves are so rattled...
*Peter* "Please just let me go, I can't be in here anymore..."
*Hayden* "Why don't we chat in the other room before we head out of here?"
*Peter pauses for a moment* "Fine..."
The two detectives try to console Peter, but the last thing they need is him contaminating the crime scene with anymore bodily fluids. James pushes the bedroom door open, and Peter staggers through...
Hayden is pretty sure now Peter is not their prime suspect, but he has got to know something. Why the hell was he out
for food in the middle of the night?...
*James in a hushed tone* "I dunno... But we need to find out."
Peter does not hear them, he is too consumed by his own guilt of leaving her and letting this tragedy happen to her in the first place...
James allows Hayden to pass through the doorway first. Hayden steps in and scans the room, his eyes meet with the ashtray over on top of the dresser. The room all is over neat and tidy except the bed and the disheveled bed sheets.
Peter snaps and realizes that Willow must have hidden away his bong and pot before she was attacked. Peter has a hidey-hole where he usually keeps it. Willow and Luke are the only two
who know where it is.
He sighs and feels a wave of nausea pass, Willow saved his ass again...And here Peter is stuck helpless, wondering if she
is still fighting to stay alive.
*Hayden* "So tell me why were you out for food at 3 O'clock in the morning?...Is that the usual time you wake up?..."
*Peter* "I work nights, so I'm usually just heading home at that time..."
*Hayden* "But you weren't working tonight..."
*Hayden* "So you two were here alone together all night until you decided to leave for breakfast?..."
*Peter* "Yes, I was hungry. I usually eat breakfast then come home and fall asleep."
James holds the door open for Jennifer as she comes into the bedroom as well. CSU continues their work in the living room.
*Hayden* "Okay, so why not just eat something here, or wait till is light out?
I mean it's 3 O'clock in the morning..."
*Peter* "Have you seen my fridge?! It's empty. I don't keep much in there and I was hungry."
lying there on the floor...Tell me what's going through your mind."
*Peter* "I fucking lost my shit, I didn't expect to see what I saw! I shoulda never left,
she begged me to stay...shit!"
back while they ask the questions.
*Peter sighs Willow was right again* "Shelby-Lynn..."
*Hayden* "Who's she?..."
*Peter* "She's my neighbor from down the hall. She's a bit...Uh...you know...obsessed with me..."
*Hayden* "You mean she's stalking you?..Or are you cheating with this Shelby-Lynn?
You think that's why she's the attacker? How did you get that nasty bruise on your face?"
Willow and I got back together.
*James grabbing Peter's arm* "Woah, calm down there, buddy...We just wanna
know what's going as much as you do."
*Jennifer* "We realize you're upset, just tell us the truth, have you and Willow had any confrontations with Shelby-Lynn or anyone else?.."
*Hayden* "So if this Shelby-Lynn girl was breaking in why didn't you call
the cops, get a restraining order?..."
not to mention the fact that I...ya know...shit!...C'mon do we have to
do this now? I really want to know if Willow is okay. Please let me go."
*Hayden* "I'm sorry but you're gonna have to come down to the station with us..."
*James* "It's standard procedure...you need to come with us. You're still
a suspect until we can rule you out."
*Peter* "I didn't do this!..."
*James* "We can arrest you if you want. We've got enough probable cause,
but I strongly suggest you come willingly."
The three detectives leave with Peter, who is not happy at all about the situation. He has no idea how Willow is or if she is even still alive. Officer Pete stays behind while the crime scene unit finishes their job of gathering information and evidence.
To be continued...
Thanks so much for tuning in and reading. I wanted this episode to be much longer but I have had a very busy week with doctor appointments for the kids, family engagements and all that mommy business. So instead of skipping a week I went and just did half of it for now,
hang tight and stay with me!
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Birthday: September 16
Height: 5ft 11"
Occupation: Officer/Detective with the New Orleans Police Dept.
Hometown: New Orleans, LA
Currently: New Orleans, LA
Marital Status: Single/Divorced
Currently Dating: Courtney Benoit
Hayden is a very hardworking and devoted man to his city. Became a cop right after he graduated high school and has been working his way up the ranks since. Although he went to high school with his finance Carmen they never dated as teenagers but were friends. It wasn't until about 10 years later that they realized they wanted to be more than just friends. Hayden enjoys a good game of football and cracking a case. He is a very honest, straight forward person, and is not afraid to tell you when you screwed up.
Carmen and Hayden recently divorced, both of them worked long hours and slowly drifted apart. Hayden's time was especially limited being a police detective, so sadly Carmen began to drift away. She ended up having a short affair then soon realized this marriage was not working. So when she got a new job offer in another state and Hayden refused to go, they ended it.
Occupation: Assistant District Attorney
Hometown: New Orleans
Currently: New Orleans, Louisiana
Marital Status: Divorced
Occupation: New Orleans Police Detective
Hometown: Queens, New York
Currently: New Orleans, Louisiana
Marital Status: Single/Divorced
Also appearing in these upcoming episodes is a character from
Ash Harbor Residents
Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Currently: New Orleans, Louisiana
Marital Status:Divorced from Angelina Another and now separated from Julianna who he's been dating since February .
You can also catch up with James and all the others on Mandee's Instagram account.