It hit! I had walked, carrying Kat over to the couch. I only took baby steps, but I did it. “I walked,” I said to Kat, “I carried you over here!” “That’s fantastic news Steve!”, she answered. “I knew you would walk again,” said Chung, “disks in back moved out of place, press on nerves that work legs. Because of your previous injury it was too dangerous for operation. But when you fall, everything move back, work proper now. But you must be careful, just baby steps for now, and no more carrying Kat or anything. Take slow, it will come.”
He smiled and then left again. “Amazing how Muffin had to tell you to kiss your wife,” said Kat. “Oh yeah?”, I said and kissed her again. Meow,meow!=Ooohhh, that good one! “And don’t you think you should maybe be lying down and purring for Kat?”, I asked Muffin. Her ears go straight up and she lies down purring loudly. “You better go sit down again,” said Kat. “I suppose that might be a good idea,” I said. I just got sitting down when George, the head security man came in with 5 other men from his team, but something was obviously wrong.
“Well, this is nice and easy,” said one man, “kill them both right now.” Muffin had disappeared when they entered the room. Chung came back right then too. “What do you want?”, asked one of the men. “Must change bandage, so no infection,” he answered. “Let him do it,” said the first man. “You hold bandage, here,” said Chung to Kat. She was a bit puzzled since the bandage did not need changing yet, but she went along with it anyway. Chung looked and no one was looking their way so he handed a gun to Kat instead of a bandage.
“Hide behind the couch,” she whispered. He did so quickly. “Hey, what’s going on!” yelled one of the men. Kat quickly shot two of the men which drew their attention away from me. I pulled a gun next and shot 2 more. Then Muffin jumped on the back of the last man that had a gun pointed at George. He screamed and George turned on him, took his gun and shot him. Well, that finished that. The rest of the security crew came in at that point. They had been out looking for the shooter. They heard the shots just as they were coming back. They didn’t find the shooter, but did find his gun which he had left behind. Why he would do that is anyone’s guess.
But it was nice to have things settled down again. The remaining guards removed the bodies and had ambulances come to get them. Then George called Baldwin to tell him the news. Baldwin called me right away. “Why didn’t you call me after the first attack?” he asked. “I didn’t want to disturb your meetings,” I replied. “Disturb me, disturb me!,” he yelled, “I want to know what is going on! There will be a crew of men there from one of my companies, George knows them well, and they are going to replace all your first floor windows with bullet proof glass. And no arguments.”
“Okay,” I said, “that would actually be a good thing to do, thanks.” While I was talking to Baldwin Muffin had called M.C. on their little transmitter. Meow? MEOW!!! Meow. meow. MEEOOOOWW!!! “Okay M.C.” said Jennifer, “what is going on, sounds like something exciting.” Meow.=Not much happen. I go scouting now. And he tries to leave, but though his feet moved, he did not. He looks back, Jennifer is holding his tail. Meow.=That trouble with having long tail. “Okay you, talk.” she said. So he told her everything. He did get a couple things mixed up.
He said Kat had been shot in the head, for example. “WHAT???”, yelled Jennifer. She was on the phone right away. “Hi Jennifer, how is it going over there?”, I ask calmly. She started talking so fast I could barely keep up. But she was a bit upset that I had not called her with this news. “Well, I did not know what was going on over there and I did not want to call if that General had arrived already,” I said to her. That seemed to satisfy her, which was good. They were still waiting, but then she said a vehicle was coming so we cut our conversation short. Now it is time for me to worry again, I hope everything goes well with their plan…
To Be Continued.
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