ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

My Invisible Father (chapter 1)

Updated on July 22, 2015

Chapter 1

The nearly malfunctioning doorbell screeched. Silence. Then there was a frantic, annoying knock at the door. A nearby barking dog was both bothered and wondering. Then there were more desperate knocks. The dog seemed to be mocking the knocking with its barking. Finally the porch light flicked on. The chained door opened. A largely built dark woman in a red and white, horizontal striped robe and hair rollers peeped through the partially opened door.

“May I help you?”

The faintly gray-haired gentleman on the other side of the heavy, wooden door seemed hesitant to answer. The younger man next to him leaned over in front and spoke instead. “Hello. Are you Ms. Foster?”

“Yes, I am. Who are you?”

“Ms. Foster,” the older gentleman snapped back and began to speak, “I’m Detective Robert Glen; this is Detective Arthur Jackson. Ma’am, I’m sorry for disturbing you at this hour, but are you the mother of Jayron Foster?”

The eleven o’clock hour had Caron looking inside her brain for just a quick moment as she was wondering where her son could be at this hour. “Yes,” Ms. Foster answered. Then her lip quivered, adding up the fact that two detectives were asking about her son. She stuttered out her next words. “What’s….wha…wha…what’s wrong with my son? Where is he?” The quivering words became screaming words as she crescendoed her questions. “What happened? My baby! Did something happen to him?”

“Ms. Foster,” Detective Jackson jumped back in seeing his partner was still shaken. “Jayron was killed tonight. We will need you to come down to identify the body.”

“What? What happened?”

As Jackson was beginning to tell her about Jayron’s death, Caron Foster let out a loud screech and began wailing as a couple small children came running into the narrow and dimly lit hallway. Detective Glen continued to look baffled as Detective Jackson looked at Ms. Foster with a consoling glare. She literally fell into the waiting arms of Jackson which delayed him from telling her the particulars of the unfortunate incident.

Jayron was Caron’s oldest child; her oldest of three children. He was only 15 years old. He was supposed to be the man of the house considering that he nor his brother and sister had ever known a father in their home during their lifetime. Jayron was always responsible for making sure young Jace and Joscelyn got home safely from school, ate, and did their homework. He assigned them chores and watched over them as they performed their various tasks while her mother worked a job and a half on most days. Jayron proved to be a responsible big brother until he turned 15. For the past 8 months, Jayron had been neglecting his 8 and 10 year old siblings more and more. Jayron had been hanging out with his friends daily while Jace and Joscelyn had to fetch for themselves lately.

Caron knew what was going on with Jayron and was greatly concerned about him. She felt that he was winding down a deadly road. She wasn’t completely surprised when the two detectives passed along the deadly news. She had a feeling that this night was inevitable. She just didn’t know when. And when the time did come, she couldn’t believe the time had actually come. She knew a couple of the guys Jayron was hanging with. She knew their reputations and saw their distaste for living morally. As much as she prayed for Jayron’s protection, she had a very strong feeling that he would eventually die a violent death in the streets of South St. Louis due to his strong ties to gang members and drug dealers. But when the detectives explained to her that his death was not due to a gang war or a drug deal gone bad, she was flabbergasted. Her tears stopped in their tracks as she could not believe what the detectives told her; how Jayron was killed surprised Caron to the point that she became angry at herself for his death. And although the detectives did not know why he died this tragic death, eventually they all would be shocked to find out the motive behind his death.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)