Violet and Ian…3

“Violet, I can’t pretend that there won’t be danger, working for me.”

“Are you the mob?”

“The word mob, means a group of people together at one time, as in a riot or demonstration, but without the good intent.  One person cannot be a mob.”

“Yes or no?”

“Yes, in a way.”

“I thought we were going to tell each other the truth.”

“I am telling you the truth.”

“Did I eat all the cake?”

“You did.”

“It was excellent cake.”

He laughed.  “I’m glad you enjoyed it.”

“When I tell you things, will I be getting people killed?”

“It’s possible.  But look at it this way.  The people who may disappear, knew what they were getting into.  Unlike our government, who slaughters people in war by the hundreds of thousands.  What I do, is nothing at all.  The government kills innocent people.  I do not.”

“That’s a good point.”

“It’s the truth.  They kill whenever they like.  People in other governments, women and children, the elderly, our own people.  They kill freely without consequence.  No one else does that, and people don’t care.  They look the other way.  The government starts wars where many will die, but no one goes to jail for doing that.”

“Solid point.  I’m in.  Do you erase rapists and men who beat women?”

“I’m going to have Angelo send over another cake.”

“Not the answer I was hoping for, but thank you.”

He called for the cake.  “It will be here shortly.”

“Do you do real business as well?”

“Of course.  I’m a businessman, after all.”

“If I give you a list of names can you take care of them for me?”

He stared at her. “No.”

She nodded.  “I didn’t think so.  It’s just that my friend Abbie, was raped by a guy who was caught, but not punished.  She killed herself.”

“I’m sorry.”

“I’d rather you do something about it, than be sorry.  She was my roommate in college.  He was on the football team.  I broke his knees, but he couldn’t prove that it was me.   No one believed that I was strong enough to do it.”

“How did you do it?”

“I saw him come out of a party.  He had been drinking, as usual.  I got hammer out of the tool kit I keep in my car and walked up behind him.  I shoved him.  He fell and I hammered his knees.  It’s the least I could do for Abbie and the rest of the women he hurt.”

“You did the right thing.”

“I know.”

“Do you think he’s suffered enough?”

“Is that possible?”

“That’s for you to decide.”

“There’s not enough payback in the world.”

“You’re doing your part.”

She nodded again.  “Someone had to do something.  Abbie was an only child.  Her parents were never the same.  He not only destroyed her, he destroyed her family as well.  And she wasn’t the only one he hurt.”

“Jimmy will take you to the condo tomorrow, then shopping for clothes.  He’ll also show you how to use a gun.  Then we’ll meet for dinner.”

“Okay.”

“Get whatever you like.”

“I’m not sure what that means.”

“Jimmy knows.”

“Has he done this before?”

“No.”

“So, I’m the first one.”

“For this?  Yes.”

“Will there be sleepovers at my condo?”

He laughed.  “Only if I’m invited.”

She nodded.  “What about tonight?”

“Jimmy can take you home, or you can stay here.”

She looked at her hands.  “I’ll sleep on the couch.”

“There are plenty of bedrooms.”

“I’ll take the couch and do you have any dogs or cats?”

“Why?”

“Animals tell a lot about a person.”

He got up and waled to a door.  He smiled at her, opened it and three dogs and two cats, came out.  He pointed at the black lab and said, “This is Muffin, that’s Jemma,” he said, pointing at the French Bull dog, and that’s Joan.”

Violent looked at the mutt and grinned.  “And the cats?”

“Jack and Jill.”

She slid off the couch, onto the floor, as the animals, well, the dogs, welcomed her, tails wagging and noses pressed against her ears and face.  Jack came over and sniffed, then curled up on her lap and covered his nose with his tail, closing his eyes for a nap.

“I love it here,” she said, petting everyone and giggling.  “Just love it.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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6 Responses to Violet and Ian…3

  1. Resa says:

    It’s a neat series! I’m thinking you’ll be writing a # 3.
    I really enjoy your serials.
    I like the way you wrote her name as “Violent” near the end…. just before “Jack and Jill.”

  2. I so love this story… i hope they keep on talking to you!

    By the way this is part 3 (you have 2 different posts marked part 2)

  3. Eezna says:

    Great….I hope you keep up the series

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