"Reed...I can't understand why you would do that...She did everything she could to make sure you were safe and unharmed..She's the one that contacted me.." I pleaded with him.
He pulled out an envelope and showed me several glossies....They were photos of Debbie...a younger Debbie , pole dancing at a strip club.....Giving guys lap dances and worse...in bed with Eddie Manga...
"See that Kevin? and it gets worse...I got a DVD with live action footage of her in bed with several guys ,doing all kinds of things....I can't be with a woman like that man..." said Reed.
"Reed...Reed...That was a lifetime ago...All of us have a past...I know I haven't been an angel and I know back in Patterson, you probably did some things too man..Aint nobody perfect.....All I know is that that woman loves you and she was willing to do whatever to save your life and that's got to count for something." I said as we both finished off our food.
"I know Kev, but I can't get the images out of my mind man..I just can't... Hey, put your wallet away..I got this..your money aint no good whenever I'm around...you saved my life man." he said as he paid our bill.
"Be Easy Reed and think about what I said." I said as Reed tipped his pork pie hat and walked out into the street.
I pulled my Blackberry out and called Clerow and Donald Smooth......I had some unfinished business of my own with Mr. Eddie Manga and since he had made the first move...now was as good a time as any to take care of it.
I could imagine he was infuriated at having been bested by me and knowing his type...He probably had people looking for me.....The last thing he probably expected was to see me boldly walking into his watering hole, The Mermaid Club!
I walked in with Clerow at my side...The Bartender, Joe Neptune looked up and immediately pointed to the booth where Eddie Manga and a young lady were sitting. As usual, Joe didn't say a word!
I smiled at the young lady and said politely-
"Would you mind if I talk to Mr. Manga for just a minute...I won't be long Darlin."
"Oh sure....Can you buy me a drink babe?" she said to me.
"Sure thing baby." I said as I tossed her a five dollar bill.
Eddie Manga was furious...He pounded his fist on the table!
"You gotta lotta nerve comin in here like this....I got people on the streets lookin for you." He screamed.
" I'm armed...you put your hands on me, I'll plug ya." he screamed.
"I'm not here for any violence " I said dropping a small manilla envelope on the table.
"What's this?" he said.
"Something you oughta look at." I said. Clerow was now laughing uncontrollably... "Youse a freak , dog.." he kept saying and shaking his head...I smiled too and nudged him to keep it together.
I had glossies too..... Color Photos of Eddie Manga, with a dog collar around his neck and a leash attached to it....on all fours and a heavy set, huge breasted white woman with a cat of nine tails beating him...I had close to twenty photos.
His mouth was wide open...Then tears streamed down his face and he put his head in his hands....
"W-Who-Who-Who else has seen these?" he said in tears...
"Well, Me, my man Clerow here and the guys who took the photos...Now....I can make these photos go away....because you know, something like this..is bound to get out....Can you imagine what Fathead Newton, The Diaz Brothers, and other playas will think if they see what a real freak you really are?" I laughed.