Now it was time to sit and wait until they opened the border crossing. I told Thursday "You want to take the dogs and settle them down under a tree away from everyone." He didn't look to pleased about me asking him to do it but that was tough shit as far as I was concerned. He shouldn't have demonstrated his command presence with them. It was petty but I walked away smiling.
I walked over to were the melon people were unloading and stood and watched. The officer who was inspecting looked up and said "Hey" and then told the White Guy standing next to him "Okay. You're good. Just leave our pile here for now" and walked away. White Guy One watched him go, waited until he was almost out of earshot and muttered "Asshole." The officer, with out turning around , raised his right arm, flipped him the bird, and kept walking. White Guy Two chuckled and said "Your going to get our asses shot one of these days bro."
White Guy One replied "Fuck 'em if they can't take a joke. I'm going to take a leak."
White Guy Two watched him go, then looked at me and said "How can I help you."
"How much for the melons?" I asked him.
"How are you paying?" was his reply.
"How about one .357 round for four melons?"
"Make it three and you got a deal."
"Okay." I pulled a round out its loop on my belt and handed it to him. He checked the primer, said "Done" and headed for the cab of the truck. My guess was to load it into a weapon or hide it. Hell, maybe he wanted to stare it in private. I started thumping melons, found three ripe ones, and headed over to where Thursday was stretched out under the tree with the dogs laid out around him. I tossed him one of the melons and said "Here. I'm going to go talk to the Texans" and walked away. I got about halfway to them when I looked over to see Woof had joined me. That was good. Woof was the only one of the dogs I liked anyway. The rest were dumbasses. I said "Hey Woof." He wagged his tail twice. I asked him "You like melon as a chaser for body parts?" He didn't say anything. He never did.