AJ had a secret. Rick could’ve asked him about it, been direct like the adult he was supposed to be, but it was more fun to tail AJ downtown.
He kept well back, aware that the Power Wagon wasn’t exactly inconspicuous, but he had darkness on his side.
Rick assumed the secret involved a woman, someone AJ probably didn’t want his brother to meet because she was particularly beautiful, or had a choice set of…assets.
While it was true that Rick had poached a girl from AJ a time or two in the past, that hardly warranted all the secrecy.
It was a surprise, then, when AJ ended up in Hillcrest.
“What are you doin’ here?” Rick muttered to himself.
Maybe his brother was working a case. But why wouldn’t he tell Rick about it?
AJ pulled his Camaro into the lot adjacent to a bar, and Rick drove past, parking further up the street.
It was a nice night, and there were a lot of people out walking, or eating late dinners at streetside bistros.
The majority of the couples Rick passed were gay, which wasn’t unexpected given the neighborhood, but he was starting to get a bad feeling.
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