Joe and I sat in the back. He was still pissed off and glancing at Nina’s head. This idiot was obsessed with getting her now. If Ace hadn’t acted fast we would have a fucking problem on our hands we didn’t need.
“What are the horsemen?”
I stared out the window as we neared the house stopping to let a Max Freeman walk across the street with his dog and his white cane taping the street. He must be getting off work early today. I looked to my right and saw a female in a pink skirt and black leather jacket with a nice ass bent over at her parents’ black door as she picked up her keys. Twilla James still had my jacket. She straightened up opened the door and turned to close it catching me staring at her. She gave me that playful grin and raised her eye brows. I nodded. She zipped down the jacket a bit giving me a preview for later before she gave me a wink and closed the door. I was getting me some of that tonight for sure.
“Yo. Are listening to me or just looking at ass?”
I turned back to Joe.. “The horsemen is a fortornity of brothers that hold to oaths of loyalty and bound by traditions that date back two centuries ago. Once you are in. You ride with the brothers for life. Why you ask?”
Joe stared at me as the van started moving. “Have you ever met Vince before today?”
“No I haven’t but he’s a horsemen so I already what he is and what code he’s down for. Why you ask?”
Joe stared at him. “How did you know he was your fortornity brother? He seems like a real one but he was a bit to friendly.” He said calling into question the character of pledge brother on the low.
“He’s one of my elder brothers that wears the symbol of the horsemen but more to the point I know a horseman by how he fights and how treats my family. That man was giving you the game and fucking offered to sponsor you into the horsemen. He wasn’t doing that to be nice or because we hired him. He did that shit for me because he’s down with the code. Real talk.. You didn’t even noticed how nobody has yet to mention payment for their services. It was just a handshake and promise between Ace and the Elder Delta.” I said.
Joe stared at me. “What? Well I mean. Elder Delta will probably talk to Ace about it later if he hasn’t already.”
“The senior Mr. Delta didn’t mention money and I don’t expect he will.” Stacy said calmly. “My father has done probono work for his fortornity brothers. Fortornities as old as the horsemen have a unspoken code among their own. They don’t mention money between brothers in need of help. It’s dishonorable.”
“Shit.” Ace said and turned to Zadok who was driving. “You sent them a payment to hear out our case?”
Zadok was silent. “No. I just contacted them yesterday. They flew out here from the Lone the Star region to see us personally. They aren’t a small firm. It was a surprise to me that they personally met us..”
Ace shook his head. “I’ll have to figure out away too-“
“No.” I said. “Their doing it for me. So we’ll return the favor when they need help but I’ll try to talk to Vince about convincing his grandfather to let us foot the costs legal wise that will come up.” I said and looked at Joe. “You got a chance to be tutored by an elder horseman in becoming a professional asset to the tribe and sponsorship into my fortornity. That’s everything Momma and Daddy wanted for you. But, don’t do it for them, me or the tribe. Do it to make something of yourself. Vince wouldn’t have offered sponsorship if he didn’t see greatness in you. We are careful and selective about who we let in because the code of loyalty and honor ain’t no joke.. If you down for it, good. If not don’t waste his time on whether or not he’s on the real. He’s a horsemen. We ain’t about that corny shit. We mean what we say and we ride together for life. You feel me?”
Joe nodded. “Yeah. I hear ya Bro. I’m down.”