Ty pulled the truck out onto the dirt road and we proceeded to bump and thump our way to where ever the hell we were going. We rode in silence for the first 20 minutes are so. Ty broke it by asking me, "You don't mind if I ask you some questions about...you know...some of the stuff I heard that you did?"
"Yeah. Go ahead."
I stretched my bad leg out and shifted in the seat. Kat whispered in my ear,"You're going to need that bandage changed soon."
I just grunted and waited for Ty to spit it out.
"I mean you have been around since the beginning. I read every graphic novel I could download until I couldn't anymore. Now they have paper versions."
I was surprised. I had seen some of the graphic novels way back when, I thought they were funny for about 10 minutes and then I got pissed. They made people I had cared about into jokes. None of the sweat, pain, and stink of death was mentioned. Plus I came off looking pretty damn good which instead of flattering I found irritating. I didn't know there were paper versions circulating now.
"I know they were exaggerated and all that but even if it was half true it was..." He paused, I saw his teeth flash as he grinned, "I know, it sounds stupid, but it was inspiring."
"Bullshit Ty. I've heard the stories and it was a tragedy. Everything that comes after was too."
I was beginning to feel like I was invisible.
Ty ignored her. "You knew Max! I mean that guy runs the North. Ninja leads Sword and Raven Legion. The haven't haven't been beaten since the Battle of Ohio!" Is it really true the old gods fight with them? Even the Lakota ride with them now."
"It wasn't the Battle of Ohio." I said flatly. It was a fucking massacre.
Kat hissed something in Dine at him. My guess it was "Shut up!" It was good advice.