A Passionate Revenge

A Passionate Revenge

Status: Finished

Genre: Romance

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Status: Finished

Genre: Romance

Summary

Still unsure of the completed story, but it'll go something like this. His life destroyed, Detective Travis Evans has dropped out of society completely. He is unwilling to face the tragic murder of his family. Until the cause of his grief resurfaces to challenge him again. Travis finds that his former partner has been murdered and the man's daughter, Sammie, taken like some ill gotten prize. Travis vows not to let Colin Rayne win again so easily. His cold need for vengeance is soon replaced with the fierce burn of protectiveness for Sammie. And, he will stop at nothing to keep her safe.

Summary

Still unsure of the completed story, but it'll go something like this.

His life destroyed, Detective Travis Evans has dropped out of society completely. He is unwilling to face the tragic murder of his family. Until the cause of his grief resurfaces to challenge him again. Travis finds that his former partner has been murdered and the man's daughter, Sammie, taken like some ill gotten prize.

Travis vows not to let Colin Rayne win again so easily. His cold need for vengeance is soon replaced with the fierce burn of protectiveness for Sammie. And, he will stop at nothing to keep her safe.

Chapter1 (v.1) - A Passionate Revenge

Author Chapter Note

Still unsure of the completed story, but it'll go something like this. His life destroyed, Detective Travis Evans has dropped out of society complete. He is unwilling to face the tragic murder of his family. Until the cause of his grief resurfaces to challenge him again. Travis finds that his former partner has been murdered and the man's daughter, Sammie, taken like some ill gotten prize. Travis vows not to let Colin Rayne win again so easily. His cold need for vengeance is soon replaced with the fierce burn of protectiveness for Sammie. And, he will stop at nothing to keep her safe.

Chapter Content - ver.1

Submitted: December 16, 2011

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Travis Evans sat at his desk in the Narcotics Division of the Miami PD scouring through evidence he had against a particularly nasty crime lord, Colin Rayne.

His partner Jeff Barnes had just gone for coffee when the two had realized that it was well past midnight.

Yawning, Travis stretched his long, powerful arms over his head. His shoulders cracked and he had to shake himself awake. He rubbed the gruff shadow of dark beard that had grown in since yesterday morning’s shave job and laughed.

Maggie would gripe when she finally saw him about is scruffy appearance. His wife liked him clean shaven.

She would joke and make Taylor, their seven year old, run over and rub cheeks with him.

Then say, “What do you think, buddy? Do we like daddy’s face so rough?”

Taylor would giggle and shake his little dark haired head.

Thinking of his family, Travis thought he’d have that cup of coffee with Jeff, and then head home. Maggie would be asleep but he would love to wrap his arms around her and feel her steady breathing against his chest.

Just then Jeff rushed in looking very upset.

His grayish eyes were red rimmed and wet, “Son, we’ve got to go, right now. A call just came through dispatch.

” Laying a hand on Travis’s big shoulder, Jeff looked him straight in the eye, unnerving him.

“It’s your house, Travis. The call that came through said your house was burning.”

Denial was the first emotion that hit Jeff’s younger partner.

No, Travis thought, if something was wrong then Maggie would have called him. He looked back up at Jeff, confusion on his handsome face.

“There’s no sign of Maggie or Taylor, Travis.” Jeff told him quietly.

Travis finally leapt to his feet and the two men charged out the precinct door to Jeff’s unmarked Chevy Impala. Screeching out of the parking lot, Travis tried to call his wife while en route. He had to know that she was safe somewhere and Taylor with her.

“Damn it, Maggie! Answer the fucking phone!” Travis shouted in panic.

Jeff drove as fast as he could, sirens blaring to the quiet, gated community that Travis and his family lived in.

As they got through the security gate, the two men could see the orange glow of flames over the rooftops and Travis couldn’t shake the horrible sick feeling he had in his gut.

They turned onto the last street, while Travis begged for his family’s safety.

A uniformed officer approached the car as it slid to a stop and Travis pushed passed the smaller man to race to his flame engulfed home. The cop and other officers finally managed to grab him before he could get too close to the house.

Travis fought with every bit of his being. His big body dragging the four men that were trying to subdue him, and all the while, he screamed for his wife and child.

Flames shot from the windows and the firefighters that were trying to tame the blaze had to back away from the building.

This was no ordinary fire, they knew by the intensity of it. They had only been able to enter the home for a very short time, never making it to the second floor. The fire was just too hot, and out of control for them to look for survivors long.

The fire chief came over to Travis, where he was still being held back by the officers. Shaking his head, he tried to console the big man.

“We’re doing all we can, sir. It’s a bad blaze and I’m positive it was intentionally set.”

As Travis stood there, it dawned on him the reason for this traumatic event. Colin Rayne, the piece of shit crime lord he and Jeff had been after for the last couple of years, since Travis had been assigned to Narcotics.

There had been warnings, as there always was when you got too close to a suspect. Rayne didn’t like Travis, more so then he was bothered by Jeff, and he had paid the detective a visit the week before to personally warn him off his back.

Travis had laughed in the man’s face.

Now, he realized the tragedy in calling the crime lord’s bluff.

His family, his precious young family was gone. He knew that. From the depths of his very soul, he knew that Maggie and Taylor were still in that house set ablaze before him.

His knees buckling, Travis collapsed to the ground taking the other men with him. Jeff tried to console him, tried to tell him that there was a chance that his family was still alive but Travis knew.

Maggie, with her beautiful blond hair shining in the hot Florida sun, laughing at him for some reason, would no longer look at him in her special way. He thought of Taylor, little baby boy Taylor, would never grow up. Travis would never get to teach him how to throw a baseball. His sweet nature and dimpled cheeks were gone forever because of the heinous act of one powerful man.

Suddenly the house’s roof collapsed, sending sparks and flames billowing out into the dark night.

Travis screamed into that sinister darkness. He screamed for his family, their lives cut far too short. He screamed for his helplessness, for there was nothing he could do to save them. He screamed for his rage, his need for vengeance as his heart ran cold.

Then, he fell back to the ground, his mind reeling, and his heart breaking. He should never have gone up against a man like Colin Rayne. Had he backed off, then his family would still be alive and safe.

Sitting there, as the firefighters tried to extinguish what was left of the blaze, Travis sat a broken man. In the matter of minutes, he had gone from a tough, hard core cop, to a broken shell of his former self, never to be the same again.


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