Thursday, May 6, 2010

Carol's Song - Prelude

Then she went off a tangent that surprised me. Well, no, actually it didn't. I figured she would wait a little bit before bringing him up again. I should have known better. Carol was always direct and to the point. She asked me "Loco says Max is a big warlord now. He has over a hundred people he is leading. Is this true?"

"Yep" I replied.

A little softer she asked "He has a woman?"


Something was up. I could see her mind whirling away. She may be Carol but I wasn't the same Gardener she once knew. At least that was what I wanted to believe.

"Okay. But you want to hear how I got here. I owe you that. Then I want to ask a favor of you. Will you listen all the way to the end of my story before you ask me any questions?"

I shrugged. "Sure Carol."

She looked at me. I mean really looked at me. I don't know if she felt it. Probably not. I did. The connection was still there and it powered up like it had never been shut down. Life truly is a complicated bitch sometimes.



  1. Oh this is gonna get good. Like an end of the world soap opera right off of daytime t.v. I can see a love pentagon between G, Night, Max, Carol, and Max's woman. Complete with ass kicking, swords, blades, and all that jazz.

    -LA Confederate

  2. You've probably already seen this, but...

    "She looked at me. I mean really looked at me. I don't if she felt it. Probably not."

    I don't KNOW if she felt it.

  3. *sigh* so, now I'm all caught up, and I'm in the same boat as every other reader, waiting anxiously for the next installment. :-) Love it, keep 'em coming.

  4. Jennie,

    You might want to take a look at Chiles blog. She writes posts you might like

  5. LA Confederate,

    That's a good thing I hope.

  6. nova, this just keeps getting better! More nuanced and hence more compelling. We all love G in his run 'em and gun 'em guise. But darn, the guy is developing hidden depths! Just technically, it has got to be HARD to make it convincing that G is just going to sit through this and listen. I wouldn't be able to figure out how to do it. Kudos!!

  7. zapo!

    Hi. Thanks. I was hoping you would still be reading