Get back, Jack! I’ve got your back (or as my “guys” would say, “We’ve got your six!” 😉 ) Today’s #1lineWed theme is “BACK.” Here’s a snippet from the first chapter of NIGHT MOVES. This is in Hollywood’s POV.
The door slammed open and two cops walked in. Great. Could my day get any better? I’d known the big one for years. He sauntered over like he owned the place.
“Well, as I live and breathe if it isn’t little Eric Hilton.”
Huh. Original. I offered him the smile I save for the bar flies hoping to ride me home. The hair on the back of my neck prickled as Digger sat up and took notice. His snarled message was sub-vocal but Wolves have wolf hearing, even in human form.
“He keeps hassling Nightriders, he won’t be living and breathing long.”
I snorted out a laugh, coffee spewing. “This is a little outside your beat, Officer Gerald.”
“Didn’t expect to see you scumbags out in the light of day.”
I made big, I’m-scared eyes and said, “Ooooh.” Gerald didn’t look impressed so I added, “You want something or are you polluting our air just for the fun of it?”
The cop lunged for me but his partner grabbed his arm and hauled him back with an urgent, “Not here. Too many witnesses.”
Huh. So the pansy-ass cop had a serious hard on for me. I wondered what I’d done to chap his ass. Alice arrived with breakfast and a gimlet eye for the cops.
“We don’t give discounts,” she drawled. “You want food or coffee, sit your butts down. You just here to hassle my customers, there’s the door. Don’t let it hit your ass on the way out.”
Damn. Who knew the old broad had that much fire? Gerald’s partner yanked him toward the door muttering about how they couldn’t afford any more disciplinary actions. Yeah, I needed to look into those fuckers. Digger caught my eye and nodded. We’d find out what that shit was all about sooner or later. First though, Mom’s most excellent pancakes, a half dozen eggs over easy, a pile of bacon, and another cup of hot coffee.
So, since I have your back, and y’all have mine, anyone want to back up and share some back story words? 😉