I got into Hylands late in the afternoon after catching an early flight on over from Vagas. I still couldn’t believe it. Damn it. Momma was gone but I knew there was more to the story Heart hadn’t told me because he knew what my reactions would be. I knew then that Heart needed help bad.
I was still surprised though when Heart and Joe met me at the airport. Heart’s eyes were blood red and he was dressed in a blue suit he looked like he had on for days now. Joe. Joe had lost eyes and was quiet as I walked up. I took him in a hug. He snapped out of it and tried to push me away but I held onto him.
“I missed you bro. You should have come out to Vagas for some sun and fun.” I said.
Joe hugged me back. “I’m sorry. I-I got distracted and Momma needed me to work the shop at night. I should have worked it the the night-“
“It wasn’t your fault.” Heart said quickly. He looked at me. I knew what happened and I was raging hell until I found out who did it. “I’ll tell you everything when Ace gets here. He’ll be here tonight or early tomorrow at the latest but not here.”
I nodded. There was time. I picked up my over night bag and hugged Joe’s shoulder leading him around. “Let’s go home. I’ll cook you two something up ya’aw looking to skinny and hungry. Momma would have my ass if I didn’t care of my little brothers.”
Heart smiled in thanks. He looked like shit and was fighting to keep it together. I wonder if he was fighting someone else in this mix. “So. Where’s your girl?”
‘Fucking bitch.” Joe snarled out.
I looked at Heart. “She run out on you?’
Heart opened his mouth and then then closed it. He grimanced. “Daisy said, what happened shook her up so she’s visiting her parents in Florida for a few weeks.”
“So she left you.” I said.
“Yeah. It’s over.” Heart said and then shrugged. “It is what it is. I can’t be concerned with her right now. We got to much shit to deal with. We got a meeting with the lawyer tomorrow. I’m going to make sure everything slight down the middle and we’ll decide what to do about everything else.” He said looking around and appeared on edge.
Damn it. What fuck was I thinking? Whoever took out Momma was out there. We had to get by ourselves and wait for Ace until we could move. But, I needed to get my hands on some swords and guns.
“Alright. Let’s get some quiet and go over some shit.” I said leading the way outside.