Another free story set in the same universe as Weak As I Am.
Jeb was uncomfortable with this.
Most fold straight away. Some run. Only one in the last six years ever tried to fight.
Any one who pushes a woman around like that was scum in Jeb’s book.
Jeb was a little pissed off with this woman. What the fuck’s a woman doing betting like that anyway?
Jeb held back.
Nicolae smashed the mirror in the hall and stormed into the living room.
Hopefully a show of strength now would do away with any need for violence.
She screamed as Nicolae barrelled into the room. Moments later Jeb followed.
“Shit!” She shouted.
“Lloyd wants his 10 G’s bitch!” Nicolae barked.
“Whoa! Hold on! Ten!?!” Natalia exclaimed. “I thought it was…”
“Ten! Bitch!” Nic interrupted.
“Right! You probably don’t even realise it. Living in the world you do.” Nat replied. “But your language is really misogynistic!”
Nic answered by smashing the TV with his aluminium bat.
“Alright! Alright! Alright!” Nat pleaded “I got it! I got it! I don’t got it! I don’t know why I said I did. I’m sensing some tension in the room. I’m trying to come up with a witty one liner to, you know, break the tension but I got nothin’!”
Then she had a gun.
Jeb drew his gun and pointed it at Nat. Quickly Nat pointed hers back at him.
“The second you pull that trigger my buddy here will cave your skull in.” Jeb said quietly.
Jeb knew if you speak slowly and quietly when you really should be screaming people take notice.
“Ha ha ha ha ha! Back off or the bitch gets it!” She laughed. “Lloyd wouldn’t like that would he? The dead don’t pay! I think he’d be pretty pissed…”
“We kicked in the door and found her dead, so we got the fuck out of there.” Nic answered.
“That’s good.” Jeb nodded “Yeah that’s good. Simple. She was unstable that was for sure.”
“Fuck knows” Nic wasn’t for talking about it.
Jeb felt the barrel of his gun. It was warm.
Jeb turned to look at Nic.
Nic wasn’t there. It was Natalia was standing next to him.
Jeb opened his mouth but nothing came out.
Lloyd was furious. “Kill this bitch, Jeb! Fuck the debt!”
Natalia looked at Jeb. “You must love me Jeb. Why else would you shoot Nicolae like that?”
He put it to Natalia’s forehead.
Natalia said “Ok, if it’s too soon for kids, can we at least get a dog?”
“I’d have to be a bloody good shot.” She smiled. “I haven’t left the flat. I’ve got this body to clean up.”
Jeb put them both down then turned back to Nat. Who wasn’t there.