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when she got back to hectors office, she

found it open... but empty..

jabu crouched
low and peeped
through the
keyhole.

through
a door
on one
side, she
heard
voices...
loud
arguing
voices.

a man
and a
woman...
neither
of whom
sounded
happy.

on the other
side, she saw
isabella. not
the meek, silent
isabella who
had brought in
the tea... but a
golden-gloved,
fur-coated boss.

jabu pushed
open the door
and barged
right in.

please
hector... please!
YOU!

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Hector, stay out


of this.

Ill take care


of you, you little
runt.

bella... no!

I said, stay
out of this!

TH W
ACK

bella... stop
hurting her!
hector had seen
enough.

hector... stand
back now!

hector had had


enough.

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you dont own me!

and with that,


hector plunged his
ballpoint pen into
isabellas carotid
artery.

shP LU
R K K!

AAAA
hector rushed to
her side.

as isabella fell,
gasping for air,
fighting for her
life...

bella! bella!
what... have I done!?

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Im sorry... Im so sorry... I
love you.... I always have.

G ASP!

it was time for jabu


to take charge.

holy smoke!
whats going on?

what have I
done?

now listen very carefully!


you will do exactly as I say!

or... what?
youll just shoot
us dead?

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and if you dont


do it right now, I
wont shoot you...
dont worry...

stop talking.
I need you to call
your people and
clear adebayos
loan.

but I will turn over


the recording Ive made of
everything that happened
tonight to the police.

lets see. at the very


least, we have attempted
murder, loan sharking,
extortion, assault...

that would be about


forty years in prison for
each of you...

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so what do you think?


its not that easy...

hector called his


men, and got them
to wipe adebayos
record clean.

luckily, its very easy


for ME to make that call
to the police.

stop! you win!


Ill do it!

jabu made sure that


they would never
bother the great love
of her life again.

ever.

it had been a
hard day...
a hard month...
and in her
moment of
victory, jabu
took a minute
for herself.

sometimes, a girls gotta do


what a girls gotta do.

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