Caravan #5

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Published on: August 30, 2011

Walther had had enough. His friend had taken a bullet so that these people could have food and supplies to keep on living, and Walther would drive his truck in to the rad belt before he’d let Freddie sit injured not twenty feet from help.

Walther strode back up to the receptionist’s desk, fury filling him right up to the eyeballs.

“Excuse me, ma’am?” Walther growled.

“I told you sir, there will be at least a two hour wait until your friend can see someone.”

“That may well be, ma’am, but I was just wondering if you enjoyed eating.”

“Excuse me?”

“Eating. Do you like to eat?”

“I guess so, why?”

Now, Walther wasn’t one to shout in anger. No, he was the sort who reserved volume for joy. Still, there was no one who could see and hear halfway that would have mistaken his steely tones for anything remotely like a positive emotion. “You see, ma’am, the boy you’re denying treatment to likes to eat as well. In fact, he likes it so much he works a dangerous job to be able to afford to do it regularly. And wouldn’t you know it, that job happens to be guarding the largest caravan in the Midwest – a job that happens to ensure that you get to eat as well.” Walther leaned in toward the receptionist, who looked as though she were trying to sink through her seat. “Now, seeing as he’s been seriously injured in doing that job, what do you say you get on that intercom, and get him some medical attention. Hmm?”

With that last word he leaned even farther forward. Far enough forward, in fact, that he noticed the receptionist frantically pushing a button under the desk. Crap.

Walther turned to face two men who each looked like a cross between a truck and a small herd of beef cattle.

“I don’t suppose either of you is a doctor?”

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  1. yarnpirate says:

    “…fury filling him right up to the eyeballs.”
    I really enjoyed reading today’s post. Not just the story, but the language made me smile. Write on! I look forward to the continuing adventure.


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