A Man Bound By Nothing Isn't Free
“That’s quite the necklace you’ve got yourself there, planning on giving it to someone?”
Huh? Oh no… at least not for a while. This was my mother’s.
“About that, if you’re ever feeling ‘unwell’ then just know you can always come to me. You know, open doors and all that jazz.”
Uh, yeah sure thing, but who are you again?
“Har har, good one Dice. Look, I’m heading over to Sal’s, join me why don’t you? It’ll be on me.”
This early, it isn't even mid-day yet? I’ll hold off this time around.
“Well, I won’t force you. But try to lighten up now and again, this new sulky look of yours doesn’t suit you.”
Uh-huh. Well, I’d better move along. You know, work and all that jazz.
“Alright, take care of yourself, Dice. Say hello to Cindy for me whenever you get the chance.”
Yeah, will do. Who the hell was that guy. He knows who I am but I just can’t seem to put a finger on who he is.
Oakley, are you out here by yourself again?
“Uh-huh, papa gave me this net. I’m going to catch some frogs.”
Frogs, hey wait! are you going to the river?
“Uh-huh, where else am I going to find them?”
You should know by now that the river is dangerous this time of year.
“Yeah but, I want to catch a frog. They’re so cool! They make funny noises when I catch them, hee-hee ‘pobble’.”
Here son, do you want to make five dollars?
“Five?! For me?! Yeah what do I do?”
I want you to catch a bug for me.
“A bug? That’s easy, there’s many over at the river.”
Oh but this isn’t just any bug. This one is somewhat special.
See this bug doesn’t like to be near a river where it can be washed away easily so they try to stay in quiet places, like gardens. Smart little guys, aren’t they?
“Uh-huh, so what do they look like?”
Well, they are small.
“Yeah, what else?”
They have six legs.
“Hurry up! I want to go catch it.”
And they have a black and red shell.
“Got it. I’ll be back later. Those five are mine!.”
Frogs, geez kids these days. I’d better hurry back. Bill’s probably making a mess of things without me.
“God damn it where is he!”
“I don’t know after he left he just disappeared.”
“Disappeared?! What the hell is he, a magician? If you paid more attention to what was going on around you would have seen him.”
What’s going on in here?
“Dice, thank God you’re here. remember that guy you brought a while ago?”
“No, well him too, but I’m talking about that guy who set that house on fire.”
I do, What about them.?
“Well, they pulled one over us and got away.”
“They got away.”
I heard you the first time. How'd they just 'get away'? where the hell is Bill?
"They got hold of Johnny's gun, they didn't shoot but it was still enough to threaten him."
“As for Bill, called in sometime earlier saying that he was in the hospital.”
The hell is he doing in there?!
“I’m not too sure but I don’t think it’s something too serious.”
"Help us look for them, the drunkard shouldn't be too much of a worry but Hall is a completely different matter.”
Yeah, I’ll do what I can but I need to see Bill first.
“Mister! I found your bug.”
“Your special bug, the one you told me to get for you this morning.”
Oh yeah, that's right, here take this, look I’m very busy right now, there is somewhere I need to be. Just hold onto that for me until I get back.
“Thank you, mister, here take your bug.”
I don’t have time right now, I need to get going.
“But I have it right here just take it.”
Give it to one of the officers inside. Tell them to hold it for me.
“Oh okay. Hey misters, your friend wants me to give this to you.”