(thanks for reading. I'm trying to get back into things)
The Undertaker lay on the ground, the concrete cold against his skin. He pulled himself up and leaned on the brick wall behind him. It took all of his strength to move to his feet and drag his body across the street. Cars came speeding by, one stopped right in front of him and he collapsed.
A TV reporter speaks, "Well known wrestler, the Undertaker, was allegedly stabbed in the late evening. No word on his condition, but it is said to be serious," Julia turned her television off and shuttered. As she turned to pick up the phone, Raphael came staggering through the door. "Raph! where have you been?!" She stood and caught him as he tilted and helped him to the kitchen counter. "I've been around...what?" he saw the look on her face, "You're dad, is hurt, did you know that." Raphael lights a cigarette, "Do you even care!" she shouted. Julia's door opened and Antonia tiptoed in, looking at her son with sadness and confusion, "Hijo what has happened to you?" Raphael couldn't speak, he only mouthed the words "i don't know" as he sat. " Two men came to my home, Raphael, --my home-- they threatened to do horrible things," she spoke and Raphael wiped his face with his hands. "Do you know how much that worried me, and your dad, he went out to find you, find those...thugs, and look at where it has him," Antonia holds Raphael's face in her hands and He begins to walk out, "Is what you're putting in your body more important than your family! Whatever happened to making it better?" Raphael walked away.
At the hospital, Undertaker sat in a bed reclined, recovering from surgery as an IV was put into his arm by a nurse. Raphael came walking in, his gait slow and deliberate as he sat down. "I am good for nothing fool dad, I am cheap and cowardly, and this, what happened to you, is my fault. I went into business with some low people. I wanted to feel like I was on top again. But even though I am all those things, I never wanted to get any of you hurt, understand that" Undertaker opened his eyes and placed a hand on Raphael's forearm, before he could say anything, Julia and Antonia stepped in. Raphael stood up, "So you did come here," Julia said "I'm going to set things right...keep an eye on my mother would you." he said and turned to leave. He turned back and gently kissed Julia, "In all my life of knowing you, I never realized how much you meant to me...stupidity is blinding." He smile one last sad smile and walked out.
the next day...
Raphael made his way from the hospital, and to where Stacks was. "Alright, you wanted to see me, I'm here" Raphael stood in front of Stacks, with Blank and his other goons at his side. "You came here, alone," Stacks laughed a deep laugh. They grabbed Raphael and pinned his face to the desk, where Stacks sat. "You didn't say bring a friend. Besides, aren't you going to kill me?" Raphael replied. "You know it, if it weren't for the fact that I have to set examples, I'd be more forgiving, tell me where are the drugs." Stacks said as Blank pressed a gun to Raphael's temple, I couldn't sell them, that isn't me, and I won't tell you where I hid them until you agree to leave my family alone." "You give me my drugs, and your little family...I never heard of them." Stacks agreed. "Okay then, they're at the.....33rd Precinct," Raphael stated and suddenly cops swarmed the area, Raphael wrestled the gun away from Blank and fought him as the police arrested Stacks. Stacks wouldn't go without a fight, knock over everything in his path, including alcohol. Out of desperation, flicked his lighter onto the spill, igniting a fire. Raphael and the other dealers still were fight as they tried to make their way out, Raphael jump out of a closed window,his last effort to get free.
For God so LOVED the World that he gave his only begotten son, that who so ever believeth on him shall NOT perish but have EVERLASTING life.