We did it. Jesus the fed's loved their paperwork. I filled out forms that asked me the same thing the other forms had when we got here. I used the same bogus DOB, city, and other info I had used before. I never used my real info and hadn't for awhile. I learned that when I used to have to fill out forms online and realized I needed some fairly reasonable but wrong dates and places to use. I used the same information over and over after I forgot a password and couldn't remember what city and year I had used for my DOB.
We finished that up, I pocketed the pen, and I asked Lee "Okay. I want my weapons."
"Not a problem Deputy Marshall Gardener. Not a problem. Welcome aboard" he stuck out his hand. I shook it. I was surprised, he didn't try to do the macho hand squash thing. He was also the first persons hand I had shook in awhile. I had gotten out of the habit as I hadn't meet anyone I wanted to let get that close and a hold of me.
Lee wasn't slow. "Not used to shaking hands Gardener?" He asked with a faint smile.
"Yeah, I know. I think in the last year, outside the wire, for every hand I shook I must have shot a couple people."
I didn't bother to reply to that. I quit counting what felt like a million years ago now. Instead I said "Nice... Weapons?"
"You're kind of one tracked aren't you bro? Okay. Let's go get them."
We headed over to get them and once we cleared the building I asked him "So how is this Sledge thing going to play out?" I figured I'd kill them as soon as I got geared up but I wanted to hear what the official agenda was and if it suited me.