We got cleared to cross about thirty minutes later. Every single dog had taken a dump, much to the kids amusement. Me and Thursday were getting into the truck when one of the officers yelled at us to "Clean up that dog shit!" I waved, smiled, and we kept going.
Thursday was grumpy. I wanted to kid him about it but I didn't know him well enough too. He hadn't eaten his melon so I asked him for it.
"No." Was his reply.
"No? Just like that?" I was disappointed.
"Yes. Just like that." Yep. He was grumpy.
We rode in silence for about five minutes and I figured we were getting close to the town.So I told him "Look Thursday. I appreciate the ride an all. Drop us off outside of town and I will walk in from there." I didn't think it would all that much of a walk. Hell, I would be surprised if the town center took up more than five blocks. I just wanted to leave the dogs somewhere an outside of town was the best bet. With a little luck they could scare up a deer on their own while I was gone. I doubted it.
He surprised me when he answered me with "No. I will stay with you. You and the boy will need a ride out of town. Plus...I am a warrior. You might need me."
I guess I didn't look impressed by his claim. I told him "Sure." I was thinking he was right. We would need a ride back. Maybe even further. With or without him.