EXCERPT: THE WOMEN OF TOCABAGA SHOW THEIR GRIT.
Just then Maggie and Lisa came over to the tree and sat down next to me. Sam asked, “Are these your daughters?”
It wasn’t any of his business who they were, and I resented his question. Maggie sitting Indian style, holding her M4 between her crossed legs, replied, “No, we’re his women. Why do you wanna know?”
“Just curious, that’s all. You’re good-looking women wearing some pretty fancy uniforms. Do you know how to use those guns?”
In a sarcastic tone Lisa responded, “Do you wanna find out?”
Maggie said, "Let's just kill him now."
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Daniel jumped in the conversation. “Sam didn’t mean anything. It’s just that you don’t see good looking women dressed in combat gear every day.”
The two men were just about drooling while gawking at the girls. They were beautiful and cute, sitting there holding big guns, with their hair up in pig tails. They didn’t look dangerous, but these guys had no idea.
I asked in a firm tone, “Ok, what do you really want?”
“Well, we could use some fuel and food supplies. Why don’t we go hunting with you?”
“Sorry, we can’t do that.”
“Why not?” Sam asked, glaring at the girls like a hungry wolf.
I looked at Sam and then at Daniel. “It’s our hunting grounds, that’s why.”
I thought these guys were up to no good. They didn’t want food. They wanted our guns and women. After talking to someone for a few minutes I can smell if their good or bad. My sixth sense was telling me … Danger.
“Ok, then just help us out and tell us where we can get some food, guns, and ammo around here,” Sam said.
Maggie leaned in towards him. “We can’t tell you shit, Mister. We don’t know who the hell you are.”
“We’re just people trying to get along,” Daniel replied.
“No need to get your panties in a knot,” Sam said. “Jack, what do you think?”
I petted Adolf, stood up, and replied, “I think we’ve wasted enough time talking.”
Sam looked up at me and replied, “Now hold on there, we don’t mean you any harm. There’s no need to be afraid of us just because we out number you. I’ll tell you what we’ll do. We’ll pay you in gold for your Hummers’ and some extra for the women. You can keep the pick-up truck.”
I responded, “First of all, we’re not afraid of you, asshole. The second thing is you can’t buy our women.” He made a big mistake offering to buy the girls. Now I knew he was a dirt-bag for sure.
Sam stood up and put his hand on his Bowie knife. Adolf let out a low growl, warning him to watch his step. Maggie and Lisa stood up with their guns in low ready position. Daniel stood up with a disappointed look on his face and threw his hands in the air in disgust.
Sam spoke up. “You know what I think? I think you don’t have any other people. You and your family are just trying to survive like we are. Why don’t you join us and share what you have? A big group like ours is safer for the women.”
I quickly racked a round into my M4 and flipped off the safety. “Talking is over now.”
Sam and Daniel both looked at me. I saw Sam starting to reach behind his back. I pointed my M4 at him and said, “You’ll be dead before you get that gun out.”
Sam replied, “All I gotta do is yell for help and my men will gun you down.”
“You stupid piece of shit, you do that and you’re dead. I won’t hesitate to kill you both. Put your hands up!”
“I don’t think you have the guts to do that.”
Maggie laughed and said, “Don’t bet your life on that fat boy,” as she rammed her gun barrel into his fat belly knocking the wind out of him. “Jack, let me kill him.”