Gill rushed to his office window. The loud roar increased as he pulled back the curtain. Outside the sun blazed down on the parking lot closest to his office. He looked left and right unable to ascertain where the noise came from. He turned ready to yell for Rachel when the loud squeal of sirens started.
He rushed back to the window. He looked down to the corner of the asphalt he could clearly see. He squinted as sun glare flashed off the chrome of not one, not two. He blinked and counted again. Four motorcycles all bearing police decals and the city’s emblem. What the hell had happened while he and Chloe were on vacation? Had Vernon gone off the deep end during his time as deputy mayor?
A loud knock sounded. Gill inhaled, exhaled, and started for the door. Another knock sounded. “Ok, I’m coming,” he called out. Picking up his pace, he quickly crossed the room lest the knock start again. He reached for the door as another knock rattled the heavy oak door. Gods and Goddesses above! What was on the other side of the door?
He took a hold of the knob and turned it. He uttered a quick prayer and flung the door open.
Rachel stood between two of the burliest biker dudes he’d encountered. He looked at Rachel. She shrugged and stepped toward him. “Boss man, looks like we got a couple new citizens that want to speak with you.”
Rachel moved into the office and away from him and the bikers. She turned and pointed to the one wearing a red emblem on his helmet. “Zeke from Red Bluff, Arizona.”
Zeke nodded and removed his helmet. His army crew cut hinted at who might have sent him.
Rachel pointed to the other biker wearing a blue wave emblem on his helmet. “Deke from Pacifica, Oregon.”
Deke removed his helmet, nodded and stepped up beside Zeke.
Gill kept glancing back and forth between the two trying to figure out who they reminded him of. He jumped as Rachel touched his shoulder. He glared at her. Rachel snickered. “Boss man, hear them out. Tyburn said phoenix connections are important.” With that, Rachel walked out of the office closing the door behind her.
Gill held out his hand, hoping Zeke or Deke took it. They understood shaking hands, didn’t they? Who’d sent them?
Happy Weekend Gang!
Tyburn can be obnoxious and heavy handed. Has he over done it with sending new troops in to guard the Peak? His baby daughter is turning 16 within a few weeks. Rachel doesn’t seem phased by it. Or is she? Has the angsty teen years hit the Peak? Gill and Chloe’s triplets along with Rachel and Tyburn’s twins. Look out here comes trouble?
I think this serial is going to be fun writing as the birthdays approach.
Until Next Time,