Michael D Gutierrez Story
Rules Rules and lies
Rules Rules and lies
Forty years ago in the town of Hardwood, there was a golden age of great detectives. Those detectives ran out all of the mafia and expose a lots of political criminals. Everyday reading the Hardwood Post seemed like reading a short detective novel.
Good for me, that golden age is long gone over, It just ended and rather sadly. Most of the detectives sold out and started to work for private company's and secret government branches, instead helping the locals. Other detectives that wanted to play hero, were hunted down by private mob detectives, then they were killed off. Money pretty much destroyed honor between the detective community.
The only thing left of detectives is the legends and myths.
For now there is only one good honest detective out there. He's some what of a folk hero in the streets. His name is Harrison Grant. He's still at work trying to put guys like me in prison. Thought he was died along time ago, but are leads say he's still out there.
He's hard for any mob's private detective to track because no one has seen Harrison for years, also in the old days he was considered on of the best. I don't feel he would be difficult to capture because he's old. Harrison most be like in his late 60's pushing 70's.
My name is Tom Die, I run with the Grump Street gang, I'm the muscle. Two hours ago we got a tip off that detective Harrison was in the neighborhood. Me and two other men were sent to gun down or capture him. My right hand man, Daniel Kan and some private investigator name Henry, Grump street hired.
Henry: I hope you boys are armed because this could be dangerous. We are capturing him not hunting him. Harrison is not a man that will not be captured easily. Harrison is an A-rank threat.
Daniel: How do you know him so well? He's just a wash up old man that can't let go of the glory days.
Henry: That's not true Daniel, Harrison has bust a lot of your top leaders. This old man is not a push over, he's a problem. I'm just really surprise it's just the three of us on this mission.
Tom: Detective Henry, do you have a history with detective Harrison?
Henry: Yes, Harrison showed me most of his old tricks, when I was a young man. Around your age, early twenties. We work together in a couple of cases back in the day.
Daniel: How can me and my buddy Tom, know you won't betray us when we start killing your old friend boy, Harrison?
Henry: That won't be the most dreadful thing I have ever done, ok. Trust me I can deal with it. First, I like being on the Grump street pay role. Second, the FBI does not want me any more, in reason I won't get into. Lastly, my daughter is going to a scam ridden art college, so I need as much money as I can get my hands on.
Tom: I know liars Daniel, and he is not one. Don't get me wrong, he is a cockroach, but he is are cockroach.
Daniel: Great because nothing is going to stop me in blowing Harrison's brains out. It is his fault my father went to the slammer.
We got a tip from a store owner that the gang has a connection with. He said he saw detective Harrison leaving and entering the run down Dude Gum factory for a couple of days. Around 3:30am. All three of us enter through a broken window to get into the factory.
Henry: Alright boys listen up. Let's stick together, ok.
Daniel: No I can't, Henry. I need to get revenge now.
Daniel ran down the hall, with his gun out. Daniel has all focus on finding detective Harrison.
Henry: Dumb kid, he does not know who he is dealing with. Your friend is crazy, Tom.
Tom: Sorry, Henry, Daniel has never been the type of guy that takes orders.What is your plan, man?
Henry: Stealth. It' Stealth. Taking advantage of Harrison age is the best way to get the jump on him. His hearing most not be that great anymore.
Me and Henry slowly walk up stairs to over see the factory, so we could find detective Harrison. As we walk around the hall I see Henry planting nano cameras on the walls.
Tom: I still don't understand why would you want to betray your own friend?
Henry: I have a very small history with detective Harrison. That's why I would not call him a friend. It we be great for me, if he disappear. I have done some bad things, so maybe someday he may come after me.
Tom: Oh, I see... You want insurance, so Harrison won't come after you.
Henry: It would make me sleep easier knowing he's swimming with the fishes.
Ring! A loud fire alarm rang in the Dude Gum factory. Henry and me grab our guns out immediately.
Tom: I really hope that was just, Daniel fucking around with the alarm.
Let's run back down stairs. I think I thought I saw a fire alarm there.
A intercom shouted saying "I'm not there Henry, I'm in the lunch room".
Henry: Dammit, it is Harrison, Tom.
Tom: That alarm scared the shit out of me. Do you think someone ratted us out and alerted, Harrison?
Henry: That's possible, Tom. I think it was most likely Daniel's recklessness that got Harrison's attention.
We entered in the large lunch room to meet detective Harrison. Harrison looked a lot older than I imagine. Henry face looks like he saw a ghost, he is speechless.
Tom: Your Harrison, right? The detective?
Harrison: Yes stranger, I am Harrison. Now I have a question back to you. Are you three here to to murder me.
Tom: No, we...
Henry: Shut the heck up Tom, don't tell him anything, not even a lie. Don't give him a bit of info.
Harrison: Henry, it's really nice to see you again. It's funny to see you as a old man, just like me. I remember the good old days, when you were a young man ready to solve every mystery we got offered.
Henry: The old days were great. I'm glad to see you again as well. It's great you still wear your old gray trench coat. That trench coat most be like over maybe... four decades old.
The fire alarm is still ringing over and over, it's driving me insane.
Tom: Yo, Harrison, could you turn off the freaking alarm! The ringing is a mind fuck.
Harrison: Calm down, the alarm will go off be it self in a minute or two.
Henry: Harrison, why have you been hanging out in the Dude Gum factory?
Harrison: For a week I've been investigating the link between Dude Gum and heart disease. A lot of Dude Gum consumers and factory workers have be dying from heart disease. Since I was honest and answered your question, could you answer mine? Are you here to murder me?
The fire alarm stop ringing, now in the room is a moment of silence.
Henry: Sorry, I'm in my client's payroll, Harrison. I could not back out now, they would kill me my daughter. I really hoped, this day would never happen.
Harrison: I wished you had the guts to just say the truth. Shame on you, Henry. I train you to use your detective skills for the greater good, not for selfish reasons.
Henry: I had no choice, Harrison. This isn't black and white.
Harrison: Don't act like your the victim, Henry. You never liked helping the common man because they don't pay well, you said once to me. I know all the peoples life's you destroyed, by fucking around with the stock market.
Henry: You know what fine, your right, Harrison. I don't like to being payed $60 a day looking for a lost kid. Working for the elite keeps me off the street, ok. You knew, I all was hated being poor. If I have no honor, so what.
Harrison: Just like everyone else, you grown up to be a big disgrace. I feel ashamed for being your teacher. It kills me every time when I find out when an ex student is abusing the skills I taught them.
Tom: Harrison, you should stop talking to us, like if you had the upper hand.
Henry: Tom, I told you already to shut it!
When this is over I'm going to punch Henry in the face. No one ever talks to me in such a disrespectful way.
Daniel, finally entered the same room as me, Henry, and detective Harrison. Daniel has a big bag of stolen Dude Gum.
Harrison: Young man I will warn you about Dude Gum. You should stay away from the stuff unless you want to have life a long life.
Daniel: What the heck, it's fucking, detective Harrison. What are you guys waiting for? Shoot his freaking head off, Tom. You got a gun right?
Tom: We are here to capture him, Daniel.
Daniel: This guy is a folk hero, kill him and you will be a legend over night.
Tom: If we kill him we won't get paid, Daniel. I only want the paper.
Harrison: You guys should kidnap me already, before the cops and the fire department show up. Remember I pulled the fire alarm three minutes ago.
Henry: Let's go gentlemen! A escort van should be waiting outside by now; I calculation. Hand cuff, Harrison and let's head out side.
Ok, great it seems like he won't give up a fight. We just got get him to the gang ware house and we got the money. Henry still feels shaken seeing Harrison. I think there is a chance, Harrison could change his mind in the last second. This was just to easy.
Tom: Harrison, I surprise your not crying like a little bitch. You do know your walking the march of death? My boss going to go nuts when he sees you.
Harrison: Only god says when I die, young man. I don't blame you because the strange world made you this way.
Tom:You don't know anything about me.
Harrison: By looking into your eyes I know your not a murder. There is still time for you to turn back.
A white van showed up across the street. All four of us ran in the back of the van. Daniel put duck tape over detective Harrison mouth.
Daniel: I can't wait to see you beg for your life, when we bring you to our boss.
Henry: I'm surprise van shown up in time for once. Also the driver is not drunk or stoned. Driver what is your name?
The driver was a young girl That could not be more than 17 years old. She was wearing a green jump with a name tag saying, Freddy.
Freddy: Oh, hey, my name is Freddy. I will be your driver for today. It's nice to finally meet you detective Harrison.
Henry: Freddy? Freddy, is normally not a female name. I like it, Freddy I find it to be bold.
Freddy: Thank you. My father pick the name. I'm shocked you guys captured, Harrison. I didn't even think he was still alive.
Daniel: Girl, I like your jump suit. It's cool your jump suit as Grump Street green. How long have be in Grump? I've never seen you before in any kick backs.
Henry: Daniel you idiot! Detective Harrison is in the van. Now he knows we're Grump street members.
Daniel: Who gives a shit? He's going to die in a hour or two anyways. It doesn't really matter, man.
Henry: I hope I won't be paired up with you two numb skulls again. You guys messing up my style.
Tom: Freddy, where are you driving us?
Freddy: Where going to the abandon, Fish Tung factory. Members are starting to show up to see if you captured, Harrison.
Henry: Fish Tung factory is out of business? That is insane, my grandfather work there when, Fish Tung first open, 60 years ago. What a shame, this country is falling apart.
Daniel: Fish Tung, closed down six years ago, Henry. All the jobs got moved over seas.
Henry: Another fish company must of hired a detective to run out, Fish Tung and other rivals. It a common thing to in business now a days.
Tom: How do detectives ruin a business.
Henry: Lots of times for small business we would dress up as IRS agents and make up fake tax fines. It gets funny when a stupid owner would pay us, off on the spot. Then we would show up once a week until the business is bankrupt. You got to turn a little soulless to enjoy that type of job.
Daniel: Man, Henry, your ruining America more then lawyers.
Henry: Don't get me started on how us detectives use unions on major company's. That's a 30 minute lecture, pretty much, Daniel