Don’t try to be a hero. Heroes usually come back in body bags. Divine Fury. Chapter 45
March 26, 2013
A VG Serial: Divine Fury
“SO, DID CHRISTMAS come early this year?” said Bobbie Connors, tipping back in her desk chair. “Did I forget to put that on the calendar?”
She was wearing tinted glasses, a dark green pants suit with a white shirt and several thin silver chains. Lee occupied the only other chair in the cubicle on the other side of her desk.
“Well, you turned me on to his wife,” said Lee. “It seemed only fair.”
“Well, she sure wasn’t doing anything for me,” she said. “I didn’t have anything to lose. And I sure didn’t expect you to walk in with my man Oscar. When you said, ‘I’ve got a surprise for you,’ I was hoping for See’s candy. Maybe flowers.” She laughed her big laugh.
“So, let me just guess that you and he had a little chat before you called me,” Connors continued. “And he let his hair down a little bit about what all went down.”
“I can’t go there, Bobbie,” said Lee. “Protecting sources and all that. But I think you’ll eventually get what you need from him. He’s not a Mafia hit man, you know. Things just went wrong. I know it sounds kind of trite and I’m not trying to excuse him. But I think he was as shocked as anyone.
“At this point, I think he just wants to protect his family,” he added. “And do what he can so he doesn’t lose them completely. He wants to limit the damage.”
“Right,” said Connors. “I read it the same way. Guy’s a programmer for Christ sake! He gets his lawyer. Eventually, we get his help. But my question is what are you going to do in the mean time? And, is that going to mess up my investigation?”
Lee pondered her question.
“Listen,” he finally said. “We’ve always been able to help each other in the past. I mean we’re each dancing to different tunes here. But in the long run, our interests are probably about the same.
“I can’t make any promises because I don’t know where all this ends up,” he continued. “I’m just turning over rocks to see what’s there. And now we’ve got murder, the governor’s campaign, dirty tricks…the mind reels.”
“Yep,” said Connors. “It’s a crazy world, ain’t it?
“Well, do what you can to keep me in the loop,” Connors continued. “And, I know yo’ mama didn’t raise no fool. So be careful and do not…I repeat…do not try to be a hero. They usually come back in body bags. And I want my box of See’s candy. Nuts and chews. You still owe me that now.”
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