A Man Bound By Nothing Isn't Free
The hell is going on in here?”
Evening officers, you don’t have to worry much about us for very long. We’re just about getting ready to leave.
“Like hell you are! What are you doing in his cell?”
It’s a lot easier to understand one another when you’re not having to converse across two metal gates, wouldn’t you agree?
“Quit messin’ around. Johnny, keep your gun pointed at him while I go in and separate them.”
Now, there’s no need to get so violent. I’ll leave by my own accord.
“Where do you think you’re going?”
“No, you ain’t. Either get back in your cell or we’ll open fire.”
Caderousse, you’re going to have to make a decision. Will you stay here?
“Other than a few bars, there aren’t too many places where I can go.”
I see, then I’ll take my leave. Your daughter will be found. Dead or alive, you’ll know in a week’s time.
“Quit talking. Get in your cell now!”
Caderousse, do you remember the rest of the plan?
“Not really, you just told me to follow along.”
Well, it would be best for you to DO IT NOW!
“Johnny turn around.”
Never take your eyes off of an enemy, especially not me. Now I would rather not stain these clothes of mine, and I’m sure you two would rather keep both your lives. Let’s see, how about we have ourselves a deal?
“What is it you want?”
There isn’t anything in particular that I am in need of, so how about you bring back my cane, and I’ll let both of you be.
“Sir what should we do?”
“It’s alright. Just go and grab it. I’ll be fine here, just hurry up.”
We’ll be waiting right here. Don’t worry about your pattern, if you didn’t know, I’m a man of my word.
“Here, take your cane.”
Why thank you. I suppose you can have this man back. But before anything…
“Johnny! Are you alright?”
You must forgive me but I can’t simply have you shooting at me as I’m leaving.
“Yeah, I’m fine. He only shot my gun.”
Well Caderouuse, it was a pleasure meeting you. Sadly I must be making my leave now.
“See you in a week Nem, I hope.”
“Johnny, call it in. have everyone know the Nem Hall is loose.”
It’s been a while since I’ve had something to entertain me. While I should hurry to keep my end of the deal, there is someone I need to meet with.
“Hey mister, it’s been a while since I last saw you.”
Oh, you’re the man who brought me into town, you have my gratitude.
“Need a ride somewhere, I’ve got some spare time if you need to be somewhere.”
It won’t be necessary, I’m meeting with someone nearby.
“Well ain’t that a shame. It’s not every day you can ride alongside a wanted man.”
“What? Cat got your tongue. Mr. Hall?”
So you know who I am. This proves to be rather unexpected.
“Well, it shouldn’t be too surprising, especially considering how loudly you’ve been moving recently. Oh don’t let it get to you, I’m not after you, yet.”
If I were only a few years younger, such gloatful words would have meant your head.
“Hey hey, calm down now Nem. As I said, I’m not here for you. It would be undesirable for us to make a scene out here in public. Wouldn’t you agree?”
“Well, I best be on my way. I’ve got a job to do, and these boxes won’t deliver themselves. I will warn you of this, I’m not the only one who knows that you’ve made your way here. If you’re going to stay, watch your back.”
‘Watch my back’? How laughable. Hell would freeze over before man conceives someone powerful enough to best me.
“Where I can’t attest to who strong you are, I surely can see that your independence will be your downfall. I wish you luck, goodbye.”
It seems as though entertainment won’t be much of an issue soon. This brief exchange does put a damper on things though. I can’t risk having my targets getting caught in the crossfire. Bah, no need to worry, I’ll burn that bridge when I get to it. You’d expect for the town to be teaming with police seeing as though one of the most dangerous men to ever exist has broken free. What am I saying? Of course, no sane man would ever willingly walk into certain death. Now that my name is well known it’s no wonder the world’s gone quiet. Perhaps my age has taken a toll on my mind.
“Welcome, what can I do ya for this afternoon?”
I’ve grown weary, could you please provide me with a room to stay in? Is something the matter? You seem as though you’ve seen a ghost.
“You, you’re the wanted man everyone’s been looking for.”
I suppose that is one thing I’m known for but I would much rather you address me by my name. Before we do anything rash, I would advise against calling the police this time around. I willing let myself in previously. I can not guarantee there won’t be any casualties this time around.
“You expect me to just give you a room?”
Of course not, I am a paying customer after all.
"I don't know what you did but I don't want any part of it. You wanted men are nothing but trouble."
I find it I'm not welcome here?
"Yeah, that's right. Now get on out of here."
Very well, how about we strike a deal.
"There's no way I'm making a deal with a devil."
A devil you say? Well I'm flattered you find me so charming.
"Just who do you think you are?"
I am Nem Hall, the last of my family.
"The Hell's that supposed to mean?"
It means as it sounds. I am the last remaining member of the hall family.
"Well you better scram before your family loses its last member."
I am a very generous man so I'll allow for that remark to slide. However, any further threats and I can no longer guarantee you no harm.