Crisis

by ALRO613 ♪ LoA ♫
originally published at 11:23AM on Friday, September 12, 2008

“D’you remember?” Robert asked, ”..how it used to be? Everything was so simple,”
“Things change, Rob,” said friend, Forbes Keller.
“I never asked for this, you know,” Robert assured.
“I know,”
“I swear, I didn’t want you involved,” Robert bit his lip, and squeezed his eyes shut, rubbing them, the butt of the glock scratching his forehead.
“Why don’t you put the gun down, man!” Forbes tried.
“And what, Forbes, eh? What – you.. you’re going tell me that everything’s going to be alright? Well, I’ve got news for you, ol’buddy, it’s not. Ok?” Robert waved the pistol around.
“Ok, man, calm down!”
“Don’t tell me to calm down!”
“What do you want from me, Rob. To tell you that you’re right?” Forbes’ green eyes were penetrating, “HUH? Cuz I’m not gonna tell you that, pal. You fucked up! The minute you took that man’s life, you fucked up!”
“I didn’t mean to, man, he .. he just came at me, you know?”
“I don’t think that matters!”
A cell phone rang.
“That’s my boss, Rob. What do i say?”
“Tell him we’re leaving!”

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Comments

  • from Wyatt Aapr:

    Very nice start, and good dialogue. Also a nice hook.