Wednesday, September 06, 2006
New Beginning 103
Raven Blake walked out of the airport terminal, into a bright Phoenix day and a new life.
She paused, looking around the frenzied commotion of the passenger loading zone and then she saw her buddy Griff. He was waiting at the curb, nonchalantly leaning against his beat-up old work van, watching the world go by.
Griff saw her, smiled and pushed his lanky form away from the van. “Hi Raven,” he said, taking her bag.“Hi Griff.” She paused looking past him and up at the intensely blue sky. “What a gorgeous day.”
He grinned. “Glad you like it, I ordered it just for you.”
She grinned back. “Really, you can do that?”
“Yeah…just don’t blame August on me,” he said, opening the passenger door.
She laughed, climbed in the van and waited for him to go around and slide into the driver’s seat. He checked the rearview mirror and slowly pulled from the curb.
Skillfully manipulating the wheel, Griff slipped the van in front of a yellow city cab that was signalling to drop off a passenger.
Raven leant back in her seat and looked out the window. They were just passing the sign for the airport exit. A few more minutes and they would be on the open road.
Griff reached out with his left hand and twisted the power/volume dial on the radio. Music started to play. The Carpenters: "We've only just begun."
"This is a nice van," Raven said, running her finger along the faux-cherry wood trim.
"Only ten thousand miles." Griff grinned, proudly. "And the dealer threw in the satellite radio for free."
Raven streched forward, massaged her shin, and slipped off her shoe. Manolo Blahnik stillettoes. She held the shoe tightly in her left hand and rammed the heel into Griff's right eye.
Anything to relieve the fucking tedium.
Posted by Evil Editor at 1:30 PM