I reclined in bed next to my girl while she delt out the cards in bed between us. Twila’s breasts where un covered as she smoked her thin cigar and frowned in concentration.
“There. Let’s play.” Twilla said smoothly picking up her five cards.
I took up my four cards and studied my hand. I wasn’t surprised by the arrangement. It was what I could expect from Twilla when we played the game.
A modified Ace of clubs with the sword and cross symbol on the card, King of Hearts, 10 of Diamonds and a wild joker. It was a image of family.” I said and put down the 10 of diamonds.
Twilla put down a card. It was a Jack of Diamonds. “Hmm. Interesting. He’s your match up. The one coming for you to take your crown to your sword.”
“He hasn’t come at me yet. Why?”
Twilla shrugged. “Don’t know. I don’t see the future just patterns. Next card.”
I put down the Ace of Spades. “Whose coming for him?”
Twilla put down a Ace of Diamonds. “He’s looking to trade up. He had a lot distractions for his rival.” Shee said softly. “He’s calling you in a bit.”
I put down the King of Hearts. “The man after Heart already attacked him twice. The day Momma died and making his woman leave. What diamond is he?”
Twilla smiled. “You get the pattern.” She said and put down the King of Diamonds.
“Shit.” I said. “Their all from the same family. Wait.” I said and put down the Joker. “Whoses left?”
Twilla put down the second Joker on the bed. She leaned back shuffling the rest of the cards in her hand. “Hmm. I have no idea what the fuck this person is. Becareful. I think this person is insane.”
Damn. I looked at her as she played with the cards. “The Deltas. What can you tell me about them?”
Twilla frowned and then put four cards down before setting the cards down. She laid a card below two cards and set two cards to the side.
I pointed at the two cards. “Who are these?”
Twilla smiled. “Vince and his lady.” She said.
I turned them over. It was A king and Queen of Spades. “I didn’t know Vince was married.”
Twilla giggled. “Neither does he, yet. No. I’m not seeing the future. He’s betrothed.”
I snorted and turned over the other cards and froze. The regular Ace of Spades and the King of Spades. Hmm. “So Vince isn’t the strongest of the family? It’s his brother Pete?”
Twilla shrugged. “Try not to think of it in terms of strongest. What is different about their cards and yours. What do you notice?” She asked.
I noticed it quickly. “The Deltas are of the same suit. They’re high rated and their united. What does that say about my brothers and I? There’s nothing the same about me and my brothers. How the fuck are we going to win?
Twilla stared at me. She turned over my cards. The sword and cross symbol was on the back of them. I frowned. I took the other cards they were all ordinary red back designs.
I whistled. “Shit. It’s scary how you do that girl. You coming back to my place.”
Twilla grinned. “You mean your room at your Momma’s house.”
I shrugged. “Yeah. So your staying with me?”
“I’m staying with you. Answer your phone.”
I frowned and then it rang on the nightstand to my right. I rolled my eyes at her as I picked it up.