The GBI Agents arrive at the crime scene where KeNedra was held captive, where Tiquasia was murdered. The location is an abandoned cotton plantation on the outskirts of town. Ignited by his paranormal curse, Cloud sees exactly how Tiquasia was murdered. It’s an emotional experience but he has to keep it together. All eyes are on him. Not to mention, in order to convict, he still needs to gather that annoying thing called evidence.
Chapter 7 – The Cotton Fields
By Rock Kitaro
It’s strange. In all the days since I’ve embraced the paranormal, I’ve never experienced anything quite like this. As soon as I step out of our rental car, a strong frosty breeze overwhelms me. I don’t wrap up in my coat as my colleagues do, instead I embrace the cold air to come in and wrap around my chest. The wind appears in the form of bending trees. The branches rustle in a perpetual wave.
What I found unusual is the ceaseless rhythm of gospel humming. It’s the soulful blues of people making the best of their hardship, their toil. It’s serene, the complete opposite of graves and cemeteries that usually come replete with screams and demented pleas.
As the investigators advance into the crime scene, an unbearable sadness prevents me. I close my eyes with a clenched jaw. Horrible things have happened at this place, terrible atrocities passed off as a way of life. Justice turned its back and ignored an entire class of people. They say, unless you’re black you could never understand the pain and suffering of a slave. I wonder if that applies to me…with what I see…with what I hear…with what I feel…