Part 9 of 14
That same morning Lucas Lansing, owner of the Blue Star Hotel, got into his car and sped off. He was shaking a bit at the wheel. He hated what he had to do, but he felt he had no choice. The prince of the Thieves Guild had used him one too many times, but to betray the thieves would mean his death, so he went to the only source of refuge that might save him. Sure it was a deal with the devil so to speak, but he had run out of options.
Suddenly is phone rang. He nervously picked it up and looked at the caller ID. It was a Mississippi number, one he recognized as his cousin Nora’s number.
“Hello,” he said into the pone.
“Lucas, it’s Nora,” a woman’s voice came on the other end.
“Ah figured that, so is there anythin’ wrong?”
“Well, maybe,” Nora said. “There was an incident here the other night. My boy Kelvin went to this party where kid got knocked out by some girl.”
“Is that all?” Lucas said. “Ah don’t have time for this stupid gossip.”
“Lucas, the boy is in a coma. They’re sayin’ the girl was a mutant.”
“Really? Well, what happened to the girl? They got locked up or somthin’?”
“No, she took off and no one knows where. Authorities questioned her aunt, but she claims the girl ran away. You haven’t seen anything suspicious down in swampland have ya?”
“No, not really,” Lucas said, but thought back to the girl who checked in last night, a girl who was of such great interest to a certain thief. “What she look like?”
“Kalvin says it was a girl from school, one a those goth girls. She gotta strange white streak in her hair.”
“Really?” Lucas said. “So how did you supposed she knocked this boy out.”
“Can you believe a kiss of all things,” Nora said. “Ah just wonder if it’s all a tall tale, but if she is one a them mutants anything is possible.”
“Yeah, ah know what you mean,” Lucas said in a faraway voice. He was silent for several moments before he realized Nora was screaming at him over the phone. “Uhh, look, Nora, ah gotta go. Ah’ll talk to a later.”
To Be Continued...
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