“Go to the country he said, It’ll be fun he said. Look at us lost going down the road in the middle of nowhere. Our phones don’t have any reception and we’ve finally heard every song on our ipods. Elijah do you know where you’re going, is this another shortcut?” Isis ask.
“Isis you can let it go, we’re lost. At this point I’m just looking for somewhere to stop and sleep. We have a 1/2 tank and I know we can find our way once the sun is up. Okay Isis, just keep your eyes peeled for a rest stop or motel or vacant lot, cool?” Elijah say.
On the right they couple sees a gas station, motel, and restaurant called Last Stop Inn.
“Babe stop here! we can sleep here and find out where here is!” Isis exclaims.
Pulling in the driveway Elijah park in front of the office. They both pile out.
“Uggggg it’s good to stand & deliver.” Elijah says “Isis check to see if they’re open.” Elijah point towards the restaraunt.
“Evening, how much for a room?” Elijah inquires
“For you $79 a night, will yall be needing anything like the wifi password or a morning wake up call? Hoyt inquires.
“No, we’ll be fine. Hoyt (looking at name tag), where are we right now. I can’t get a signal on any of my devices?” Elijah says.
“Oh we’re in Eureka, Geogia the Bama line is 30 miles down the road buddy. You’re a pretty big guy do you play ball on somebodies team?” Hoyt asks. Examining his large muscular frame & tribal tattoos.
“No I don’t play ball anymore. Do you take credit or does it have to be cash?” Elijah retorts.
“Cash prefeered but credit will work, it’s $82.16, thanks for ya card lemme get ya I.D. for ya copy.” Hoyt whisk off to copy
“How the hell did you get yourself here Eli, it was supposed to be a fun leave with Isis some wine, fresh air, and fun. When was the last time we both had leave, 2-3 years ago in Berlin” looking around “This hotel must be from the 60s the paint is peeling & the carpet is 3 different colors but the computer is top of the line. Are those a stack-” Elijah.
“Elijah, here’s ya receipt, I.D. and room key. Yall are in room 7 in the middle. yall have a good night now. If yall need anything i’ll be here all night.” Hoyt says.
“I never thought I’d miss Geronimo, but I’ll be. Where is she?” he thinks searching for her tall slender frame.
“Hey babe, it’s closed and from the layer of grime on the windows it’s been closed for a while. What room are we in?” Isis reports.
“7. pile in!” he states excitedly.
they jump in the car and go to the room. he backs into a space infront of the room. On the horizon he notices another couple who is just staring at them.
“Do you see them?” Elijah asks
“Them right..there?, There was another couple at the edge of the horizon a blond woman and a man with a hood. I -” Elijah stammers.
“It’s been a long day babe, lets get you inside.” Isis says grabbing her bags while Elijah grabs his gear. Upon opening the door and hitting the light both groan.
“How much did you pay again?” Isis jokes
“$82.16, why?” Elijah answers
“You could have given me that money and we could stay in the woods. (laughing). Look at that bed, they’d court marshall either of us for this!” Isis jokes.
“Don’t worry, we’ve both slept in foxholes before” Elijah responds.
“True, but at least the bucket was clean, hold up is this dried blood? Babe take a look at this” Isis states pointing to corner of bed.
“Yea that’s blood on the sheets, sink and floor. What the hell happened here? We need to switch rooms or maybe I’ll take you up on camping in the wilderness of Georgia.” Elijah cracks.
“Babe it’s co-”
POP! CRACK! PING!
“INCOMING, GET DOWN!!” Elijah shouts
They both hit the floor grabbing there bags. Digging through them looking –
“That sounds like someone is shooting up the car. What do you have with you Isis? I have my Sig an a Glock 40 in my bag.” Elijah states.
“I have a disassembled Mossberg and my trusty Glock 19 in my case. Lets load up and see if we need to do a sweep.”Isis retorts
“Not that I don’t love your prepared nature (looking at her shotgun) where did you think I was taking you? Pass me a vest since you have extra.” Elijah says
“Babe, we both done 3 tours of Iraq & Afghanistan respectively, it pays to be prepared. I’m surprised you don’t have a long gun with you what gives captain?” She jokes.
“WE KNOW YOU’RE IN THERE & WE KNOW YOU’RE TECH AIN’T WORKING. WE’RE GONNA GUT YOU TWO LIKE FISH AND LEAVE YOU SWINGING. Y’ALL MAY BE PRETTY BIG BUT WE’LL CUT YOU DOWN TO SIZE!!!!” someone screams.
(looking around the curtain) “there are 3 of them and one them is Hoyt, I knew he was sketchy. They’re closely grouped if we go now we can bring down at least one of them and capture the others.” Elijah asses.
“Okay on 3” Isis responds.
“BUT IF YOUSE TWO COME OUT NOW WE’LL MAKE IT QUI-” BOOM the Mossberg reports the hooded man flies back hitting the wall.
“GET THE FUCK DOWN!!!” Isis screams .
“BLONDIE EITHER EAT THE DIRT OR THIS BULLET!!” Elijah shouts.
“HOYT IS IT, HANDS WERE I CAN SEE THEM- GUN, GUN, GUN” Isis yells.
POP POP POP “ugh you fucking shot me, you niggers are all the same. Don’t you worry boy my brother will fix you if it’s the las-“Hoyt threatens
BOOM “He was talking shit and we need to get back inside and get whatever intel out of blondie here before help comes. Cause I know someone had to have heard these shots.” Isis reasons.
“She’s clean. Get up and get moving blondie!” Elijah commands.
“Not so fast bub, you killed my brother an husband. My big brother gon git youse too.” blondie retorts.
(forcing her inside the couple duck tapes her to a chair and begins the questioning,)
“I ain’t telling you monkeys nothing.” blondie snarls
“This is going to be fun, I’ve filled the trash can with water and we can use one these disgusting pillow cases or we can strip the wires off this lamp and if she hold out after that shallow cuts are the call of the day.” Isis muses
“Damn babe, it might time to think retirement, but I’m feeling the water and pillowcase combo it’s been a while since I’ve water-” Elijah agrees
“Please don’t do aaannnnnyyyy of that to meeeee”blondie cries. “we kidnap travelers, steal their stuff and eat em pleeaaassseee don’t drown meee. I swears I’m telling the truth. My brother’s gonna be here at 10pm, he always tenderizes the meat before we eats them.” blondie confesses
“See now was that so hard?” Isis asks
Blondie shakes her head no. “am I gonna die?” she ask.
“Well of course you are!” Elijah answers joyfully pulling his Sig out “just one question, What his name & What’s he driving?”
“That Jo Nathan there on his bike an yall are in big-” SLICK as blood runs down her shirt.
“What she had nothing else to say.” Elijah states
“BETTY WHERE IN TARNATION ARE YOUSE!!!” Jo Nathan Shouts
“So kill him or wound him?” Isis inquires
“Why what do you have in mind? Oooh are those the water rounds?” Elijah ask. “Use them, we need wheels and need to know if he’s it.
loading the mossberg
“BETTY!! BETTY!! HEY WHO ARE YOUOOOOOOOOOOOOO” Jo Nathan Screams as the round hits him.
“Say good night Johnnie!” Isis says hitting him with the gun but.
Waking up naked with a mighty fine pain in my chest and the room coming into focus seeing Betty taped to a chair, Hoyt lying next to her and Jib next to him. Jo Nathan screams only to find his mouth gagged.
“Babe he’s up & I’m taking out the gag” Isis says.
“whats the meaning of this shit? untie me from this FUCKING BED RIGHT THIS FUCKING INSTANT GAL IF YOU KN-” Jo Nathan bellows before getting hit again.
“Now now Jo Nathan Phillips, you’re not in control we are and We’ll decide when and if to let you go. Understood?” Isis informs him.
“I get it now, you to uppity coons think you’ve got me but, I’ve the one who in conTROLLLLLLLLL! PLEASE DON’T CUT ME AGAIN?! PLEEASEEE I’LLL BEE GOOODDDD I SWEAR TO GOD PLEASE DON’T. UGH!! LEAVE MY FINGERS WHERE THEY ARE!” Jo Nathan pleads.
“Now Joey we need a car since your minions shot up ours & I need you to tell me where your base of operations is.” Elijah demands.
“This Is my base of operations. The resta resta PLEASE DON’T CUT MY NUTS. PLEASE TELL HER I’LL DO ANYTHING!!!!!!” Jo Nathan frantically screams.
“Isis don’t cut him yet just light scratches ok?” Elijah jokes.
“Gotcha babe, the sun is rising and we need to go.” Isis reminds him.
“Jo Jo the wheels and any other assistance you can offer will be appreciated what do you say?” Elijah ask.
“in the restaurant you’ll find 3 boxes on the counter they’re full of cash all we took. Take them they’re yours. In the back room where Hoyt was (staring at the knife tracing his inner thigh) you’ll find the title to a blue charger tacked to the wall. Next to the copier is a box full of ID’s for every person who’s stayed here for the last 20yrs. The car is-” Jo Nathan stammers.
“20 years you’ve been killing, robbing, and eating people for 20 years!” Isis interrupts.
“uh I mean uh it’s new that we’ve started eatin em. That was Jib’s thing and he slowly had us all eating em. I rather have regular food than someone we just happen upon. Are youse two going to let me go?” Jo Nathan
“Sure, after you sign this title over to me. Oh yeah any booby traps on any of these items cause I’d hate for any to get hurt (as Isis drags her knife over his chest)?” Elijah inquires.
“No traps or tricks an I’ll sign whatever you want boy. I promise.’ Jo Nathan promises
Elijah goes and grabs the boxes of cash, the title, ID’s and the car from around the side of the building
“Joe, y’all have done some great work with what looks like your life savings. Will you be able to start over with nothing and no one?” Elijah ask.
“I’ll be fine, I’ll never kill another nigger again youse two have shown me the error of my ways. I’m gonna only kill non blacks and jews- (SNIKT) YOU FUCKING BITCH!!! I HATE YOU OOOOO MY BALL WHY’D YOU CUT THEM I NEEDED THOSE YOU FUCKING BITCH!!!!!!!! AAAAAHHAHHAHHHHH!!! please just kill me, I ain’t no man with out em, Plllleeezzzzzzz kill me.” Jo Nathan sobs.
“Isis help me load the bags in the new car.” Elijah says
“He looks so pathetic lying there crying and cursing. Should we end his suffering?” Isis ask.
“Sure baby, pass me you shotgun and 2 water rounds. (passing him the loaded gun) Thanks babe. This will kill him or at least make him bleed faster. Joey wake up and say goodbye.’ Elijah says
“good, goodbye to who? you?” Jo Nathan question.
“No to your manhood!” Elijah shouts
“PLEASE NOOOOOOOO-” Jo Nathan screams.
His screams are drowned out by the two shots to his groin. The 1st opens the cuts deeper and the 2nd obliterates his testicles.
“Ick Jo Jo, bye bye what a mess you’ve made on yourself.” Elijah comments walking out of the room.
Hopping into the car
“Having fun yet babe or is it just like Berlin?” Isis jokes
“It’s like it, lets go it’s 30 miles to the line and we both have some retiring to do.” Elijah muses.
“I love you Eli”
“I love you too”
They pull off into the rising sun.