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Party Time on Lake George

by Ben A. Vanguarde

REPAYING FAVORS

"Well, officers Waganna and Nichols.  What can I do for you?"  Stephanie stepped out of the ticket booth and sauntered up to the two men and began her shimmy.

"We'd like to thank you for the complementary tickets.  My family enjoyed the cruise, as always."

"You're welcome Ziggy.  And you, Don?"  Stephanie smiled broadly, "Did you get lucky?"  Without much hesitation she continued, "You know I'm joking.  I hope Mrs. Overocker and her family had a good time."

"Yes, a good time," lied Don.  "Ziggy here just told me that you own this boat.  Is that really true?"

"Yes, my family operated packet boats in Estonia for many generations.  The Party Time was built exactly like my father's boat but bigger.  I guess its in my blood.  How do you like Lake George?"

"It's a bit like Lake Mahopac, where I retired from PD, but this is much bigger and more beautiful.  More tourist traffic."

"Ziggy told me.  I confess I never heard of Lake Mahopac before.  Ziggy also told me you take pictures of farms and waterfalls.  And you sell them to jigsaw puzzle makers?  There are lots of beautiful places here, more if you know where to look."

"You have the 411 on me, Stephanie." Don looked briefly at Ziggy.

"You'll be the night officer who'll watch the fleet," continued Stephanie.  "You replace James Metcalf who walked off the job two months ago.  Have they found James yet, Ziggy?"

"He hasn't surfaced yet.  There's a nationwide BOLO out.  Those things usually snare someone like this.  Still, he was a good man.  It's so strange."

"How much longer is Don going to train, Ziggy?"

"Field Training is supposed to last six months.  The biggest challenge with this post is handling the drunks at night and Don's proven he knows what he is doing.  Everyone wants him on the third shift, especially the officers covering the shift now.  I'll ask the chief to end it this week."

"We should move on, Ziggy.  Stephanie, thanks again for the tickets.  If there is anything we can do for you just let us know, okay?"

"Actually Don, there is something, if you don't mind.  My car is in a body shop in Schenectady and it should be ready tomorrow morning.  I know it's a lot to ask but I could use a ride."

"Schenectady?" replied Ziggy.  "That's a bit far, Stephanie,"

"No, I'll take you," asserted Don with a smile.  "It's the least I could do."

"Bring your camera, Don."  Don smiled.


Submitted: April 19, 2015

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LeeSchneider

She is a very rich and powerful woman, too many things depend on her. Little rabbit Don will be obedient for her whims, because he will work for her. It's intriguing. Enjoyed the chapter.

Tue, April 21st, 2015 5:53am

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You may change your mind, Lee.

Tue, April 21st, 2015 3:49am

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