The alpha males sits and enjoys the first few bites of his meal.
He’s been listening to the conversation between Neil and the Editor since he walked into dis joint.
Mind if I but in he asks when he’s between bites.
What’s on your mind asks Neil.
Well. I was there. At that accident you two are talking about. I was in it. I was injured in it. And I know what happened replies the alpha male.
Neil is stunned.
Y, yo, you were there he finally manages to get the words out.
Sure was says the alpha male.
That big truck was driving to fast for conditions when he jackknifed that thing and then it slid onto its side sending those Sony Walkmans everywhere.
Those that did okay in accident were scrambling about trying to pick one up.
Even saw a cop pull a gun on someone and take one away from him. It was a bad scene.
Then the guys wife shows up and she saw the only one that was packaged up and she slid into her purse and then she split.
The name tag separated from the package as she was forcing it in so I ran over and picked it up and then I knew what had happened.
Yea, we got the name of the driver from the police report but we just thought it was a bad accident with no one really to blame. I’ll be damned says Neil.
You know everyone tried to sue him personally and whatever the insurance didn’t cover must have left him broke and destitute says the editor.
Must have agrees the alpha male.
Anyway, like I was telling the editor that’s when I had to take responsibility for their kid even though he wasn’t a direct relative of mine says Neil.
How’s that work asks the alpha male.
Oh, it’s not that complicated says Neil. He’s my godson. So I’ve been looking out for him ever since that accident killed his parents.
That’s a shame says the alpha male. Being burdened all of sudden like that.
It sure was says Neil. But I’ve treated him fairly and never cut him any breaks. Even when he sure could have used one. And as turns out he kinda turned out okay anyways. No fault of mine of course.
Of course says the alpha male. Well, gotta be getting home. Thanks for the conversation says the alpha male.
See you around say Neil and the editor.
The story finally having been verified the alpha male goes home.
Feeling free again.