Parting Ways

Jill: You’ve complained repeatedly that it’s not fair. That they changed the rules on you and never told you.

Kendrick: Of course they did. Would I have walked away if I knew that I would forfeit all of that money? You know me. The only reason I was there was the insane profit potential.

Jill: Okay. I can attest to your rather base motivations, but I also know these guys aren’t idiots. They had to see what you were capable of. Your reputation is pretty accurate at this point.

Kendrick: I guess they are about to get something they didn’t expect because I won’t be kicked to the curb like some flunkie.

Jill: Stay calm, here. Please. You can’t do anything to make this situation more volatile.

Kendrick: I would go with the word ‘violent’, but I get your point. I can’t just hide out and mope. I have to earn.

Jill: You telling me you have nothing squirreled away? This type of scenario has to have crossed your mind. You’ve made enemies, Ken. Literal, beat-down, long-ass -memory-type enemies. You have to lay low and plan out your next move, with a cool head.

Kendrick: I appreciate the advice. I do. You are a true friend and you know I can count them on one hand. I am going to let it marinate.

Jill: Marinate? You worry me when you resort to food metaphors.

Kendrick: It will be alright. I’m mentally tough and I have a respectable weapons cache prepped for the inevitable.

Jill: Death is the inevitable here.

Kendrick: I do have a will, so let’s wait and see what tomorrow brings.

Jill: Waiting for the inevitable. I only hope I’m not around when they catch up to you.

Kendrick: It’s not a goodbye, Jill. Just a goodnight.

© 2021 Jeff E. Brown. All rights reserved.

By jebrownwriter

Houston, TX-based Writer and Photographer. Proud pet rescuer who spends nearly all his money on them.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s