Topic: Voyages of Rocinante - Serenity/Firefly RPG
Subject: Silver Screen Moment
Outside the Knowles Farmhouse (near noon)
Governor Patience looked at her multiband for the time and then back at her deputy, “Well?”
“She don’t know Go-sa,“ He replied, “I can work her over more, or me and the boys can take turns with her but, it ain’t gonna change that she don’t know anything. She met a guy, had sex, came home. I watched skin flicks with more story to them.”
“I can’t say. All I can is Misty just went to this pilot’s room, did the dirty and left. Nothing else. I can’t work her or her Ma over anymore without leaving some marks, so depends on how discrete you want to be.”
The governor spit on the grass outside the farmhouse, “Well at least it ain’t Reynolds again. Maybe this Sung character is more reasonable. Did the old lady sign?”
“Yep,” the Deputy nodded, “Farm and all the land is yours now.”
“Right. Well the farm is a hazard, liable to burn down anyday now if you catch my meaning.”
“Yep. I do, Ma.”
“Misty comes with me. We will hold her as a bargaining chip. When I give you the word, you know what to do. Oh, and I’ll her thumb and eye so I can reverse the payment. Never pay for what I can get for free, I always say.”
“Yes Ma. You can depend on me.”
Inside the Knowles Farmhouse
Misty had stopped crying. She felt like she’d cried so much over the evening that she would never cry no more. Although she came close to spilling a few times, she never let it slip that she’d heard Petrie’s name mention while on the ship. She didn’t know why but she was smart enough to know this was all about him. They hurt her and her Ma, trying to get her to tell them anything about a girl on board or someone named Chloe. That wasn’t hard to deny, but they made her Ma sell the farm for half its worth and she was sure they both be indentured by the end of the day. She only could hope Sam was far far away now.
In walked Patience and the deputy. “Well ladies. This is how it is going to play out. Misty is coming with me. I need her to make sure someone understands how serious I am. In order to make you behave – Misty pay attention now! My boy here is gonna stay with your Ma here. If you be good and I gets what I want, you two will be put on a transport and you can go your way where you wish. Give me trouble and I know how much you love to cause trouble Misty – and neither of you will see that light of day again. Dohn ma?”
Patience didn’t wait for an answer but turned towards the door and pointed to her three other deputies who stood up and headed over to grab Misty roughly.
“Whoa! Governor! Miss Imogen, “Misty’s Ma called out. “Can I just have a few minutes with Misty. Please.”
Patience and The mother exchanged a look. It lasted only a second but in it spoke volumes. “Yeah. Fine. You have a minute.” And left the room with her three men. The other deputy stayed where he was but Ma stared him down hard and he moved to just outside the room.
“Misty honey.” The mother said, “Listen to me. I raised you to be strong and you are going to have to be really strong now. We don’t have time to be weak.”
“But Ma, I’ll do what they say. I promise.”
“Don’t matter. Listen honey, I’m dying.”
Misty gasped in shock.
“Doc told me a few days ago. Cancer’s got me, aggressive and I soon won’t be able to do much. I was trying to figure out how to tell you when …” She waved her hand towards the door, “So this is goodbye honey. Know that I am and always will be proud of you. If there is a way I can guide you or protect you from beyond I will but once you walk out that door, I’m done. You got that. Take care of yourself!”
“No Ma!” Misty started to cry again.
“No time to cry Honey. Grieve me later but take care of yourself. You know the account number I used? It will automatically transfer the funds to your account in a spell. Patience will try to steal it back but I won’t let her. You take the money and go. Be free. You’ll have enough there to find a school, make something of yourself. Don’t look back.”
Patience called out from the front, “Okay time is up. Let’s go.”
The Deputies took Misty away and left the Mother with the one who had tortured her and her daughter. “So Fred. Can I make you a cup of tea?”
“Sure Mrs. Knowles. Thanks. Sorry about what was done but you know how it is. Patience orders.”
“Oh, I know how it is Fred.” She said and clicked the gas oven dial as she moved the kettle over to the stove. She played with the knob for the stovetop dramatically while adjusting the oven to high without igniting the burner. “Damn pilot is out again. Do you have a match? I always have to ignite it myself.”
Posted on 2018-08-09 at 11:05:15.