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The Group Pt. 4
Swandive Flip
the_manneh wrote in mannysstories
We headed to the gun store to see a robbery in progress, it wasn't irregular but it was the first time we were close to it as the dude ran out the store nearby running the other way before the sound of police cars filled the air. "You'd think this city gotten a bit better at some point", I said.

The gun store looked like a hole-in-the-wall store, still, had the goods, "how's it going?", the store clerk said as I nodded and checked out some of the wares, "Hey Annie", he said.

"Hey Tim, how's the job?", she said.

"Pretty good, thanks for helping me and Rob get it", he said, "by the way, Robert's not here yet but he should be in a few minutes"

"Sorry, this isn't a visit, I'm here because my friend needs a gun", she said, signaling to me

"How much for the pistol?", I asked.

"$60 plus tax", he said.

"wow, nice price", I said as I picked that up and a shotgun.

Commander looked at me like I was nuts, "Aren't you gonna get anything?".

She shook her head and looked away, something was bothering her before I heard the door open, I didn't see who was in it but I did hear the potential customer say something about the robbery earlier and saying he was an "ass". His voice sounded familiar so I looked.

"Dude, that you?", I said out loud on accident.

A familiar body frame was looking away from me as the figure turned around to reveal himself.

Athletic build, short hair, slightly taller with sunglasses, I was the happiest I've been in a while.

"Dior! Dude, what's been up!?", I said as he turned around to see me and the Commander.

"Man!? You still alive!?", he said, approaching me for a handshake/hug but stopping and stomping my foot and smacking me in the back of the head.

"Same ol' Dior! You slapstick mothafucka", I said with a smile giving him a hug, anyway as he pushed me off.

"Dude, what's the problem?", Commander asked.

"D-Dub's still fucked up because of this guy, she thought you were dead and fucking lost it", Dior said.

"Well, where's she at now?", I said.

"You plan to go see her? fuck up her mind even more? I ain't telling you shit", he said as he purchased his gun and left.

I stood there with a dumb look on my face as I walked out, The Commander not too far behind, "Let it go, Man", she said.

"Does he come here often?", I asked Tim.

"Once a week, why, you wanna get beat up by him?", he said.

"You could say that", I left and slowly started to follow Dior, he wasn't too hard to find, just look for the black guy with sunglasses. If I were to know what happened to the rest of the Group, I'd have to make sure he tells me what I need to know, "I can't just let it go, if D-Dub is mentally jakked up because of me then I want to make things right, y'know".

"Man, I don't think that's such a good idea, she always has that gun on her, she might just..", she started to say.

"Commander, you were the toughest one out of all of us, now it seems like you don't even want to own a weapon", I said.

"I lost a brother because of War, and we almost lost you and Herbs! I want to be as far away from all that as possible"

"But we're getting invaded, You even told me we lost, there's a good chance that those fucks will come over here and...", she gave me a look that got me quiet, "All I'm saying is that now's a good time to start making plans to protect yourself now".

She just stood there.

"I'm gonna follow Dior and get the info I need, I just can't sit here and waste time not knowing what happened to our group, I mean, we still have almost no idea what happened to Reesy", I said as I walked ahead, Dior walked fast, good thing he stuck out like a sore thumb with that wardrobe.

I heard footsteps behind me as I looked back to see the Commander.