RIDING WITH THE COP (The Pleasure Of His Punishment)

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toward a house to the left of them, letting her know where he was going and ordered her softly but sternly, “You stay here and lock the doors. Don’t come out until I tell you it’s clear.”
    He slipped into the night like a phantom, his dark police uniform blending in with the shadows. She could see him approaching the house slowly and then he rounded a corner toward the back of the house.
    He was gone, completely out of her sight.
    Lilly locked the doors, her heart thundering. The minutes crept by as she watched the house anxiously. She wondered if he had called for back-up. She didn’t see any other units arriving.
    “Oh…for God’s sake!” she whispered, chastising herself. “He knows what he’s doing.”
    As she watched the house nervously she reminded herself that this is why she preferred being in the lab. She liked things orderly. Doing field work would make her a nervous wreck.
    Lilly checked her watch every ten seconds. Five minutes had passed and there was still no sign of Jake or any activity. Was he okay? What if someone had taken him by surprise and fled? He could be injured and needing help.
    Six minutes.
    Seven minutes.
    She opened her window a crack to listen for noises. She could hear nothing stirring, no voices or calls for help. No lights. Wouldn’t Jake be using his flashlight?
    Eight minutes .
    Finally, Lilly couldn’t take it anymore. She unfastened her seat belt, unlocked the door and exited the vehicle quietly, clicking the car door closed behind her.
    “Now what?” she mumbled to herself as she stood watching the house.
    Nine minutes.
    Damn it. She had to see if she could help.
    She approached the house quietly and slowly, watching for any sign of movement. Her heart was pounding, but she was determined to help Jake if he needed it. As she reached the side of the house, she noticed that the front door was cracked open. Jake had to be in there. Had the intruders fled? Her legs were shaking as she approached the door.
    “Jake,” she called softly.
    There was no answer. Not a sound. She slowly pushed the door open with her sneaker-clad foot, scanning the living room which was visible only by moonlight.
    Lilly hadn’t taken more than two hesitant steps into the living room before she was seized roughly around the waist, held fast by a steely, powerful arm. “What are you doing in here?” a voice barked out, cracking the silence like thunder.
    “Jake!” she cried in relief. Her knees would have given out from sheer relief if he hadn’t had a firm grip on her waist. “Thank God!”
    He closed the door and flipped on the living room light. “What in hell were you thinking? I hadn’t cleared you to enter. Do you want to get yourself killed?”
    “I was worried. Everything was so quiet. I was afraid you needed help.”
    “I don’t usually announce my presence by flipping on lights and making lots of noise. It tends to make the perps flee the scene in a hurry. I actually like to catch them,” he informed her dryly.
    “I’m sorry. I was concerned,” she told him remorsefully.
    He let go of her waist and turned her to face him. “I have to write this up, Lilly. You could have been hurt. You’re untrained and unarmed. You could have walked right into a dangerous situation.”
    Oh shit. No! If he wrote it up she could fail her apprenticeship. She needed a good report from him to successfully complete this portion of her training. This could mean big trouble for her and she couldn’t afford it so close to graduation. She had always been an excellent student. This was a stupid, stupid, stupid mistake on her part. She should have just let Jake do his job and kept her ass planted in the car.
    “I’m so sorry, Jake. I didn’t mean to cause a problem. Is everything okay here?” She looked around the nicely appointed, empty living room. Nothing looked disturbed.
    He sighed. “Yeah, nothing disturbed and nobody here. The door was unlocked. Probably some high school kids messing

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