Archive for September 2010

Private Security -VI

September 9, 2010

Rob’s basic living quarters were attached to the back of the pole barn where a path into the elevated forest began sloping upwards just outside the rear door. When Janis finally awoke, Rob suggested: “Let’s go for a walk in the woods. We can climb to the top of the hill, catch the sunset. There’s nothing like it.”

She threw off the sheet, exposing her naked body, and said: “I don’t have anything to wear.”

“Let’s go savage, back to the basics, who needs cloths?”

“I do,” she moaned: “I want my things.”

“I’ll take you there anytime you’re ready,” Rob said, stressing sincerity in his tone.

“I can’t. I’m afraid. I don’t want him to kill you.”

“We can get you some new things,” Rob said, relaxing his tone: “Meanwhile, put on your army boots and let’s go climb the mountain. This here combat uniform is the perfect outfit for rough activities.”

“Oh, you want to get rough, huh?” she said, jumping out of bed and crouching like a boxer with her fists in the air.

As they embraced, Janis seemed more composed and in control of herself, Rob thought. In the pickup truck the night before, she seemed distraught and on edge while frequently smoking cigarettes. After their early morning sexual marathon, she had slept for most of the day, which could account for the change in her behavior.

He wanted to know more about her but he avoided questions that would put pressure on her. She would unfold in her own natural rhythm, he felt, and he could live with that.

The forest engulfed them in its timeless mysteries like an ancient cathedral. They stopped halfway to the top to catch their breath at a sunny clearing.

“I can understand why you called this an enchanted forest,” Janis said: “There’s a remarkable presence here. I could sense it right away as we started up the path. I feel like a Druid. I’m in love with this place. You own it?”

“I’m buying it. I’ve got the payments covered for awhile but I’m looking for a way to pay it off quickly and retire. Then there’s the taxes. The local farmer is selling it to me because he doesn’t want to keep paying taxes on land he can’t farm. But he doesn’t want it cut down, either. I promised him I’d take good care of it. And I will.”

“I feel good here,” Janis said: “Like I belong. I am the forest. We are one. In society, we all have our separate identity. It’s different here. Does that make sense to you?”

“You are a Druid, aren’t you? In spirit, anyway. That’s why I want this place so badly. My spirit comes alive here.”

“This is like another world, Rob. It’s like traveling in time, leaving all my worries behind. Here with you, Cal seems like a little man, in a far away place. And I’ve been afraid of him for so long. If I’m dreaming, I want this dream to last forever.”

Rob caught himself before reflexively saying, nothing last forever. He wanted to believe it could. Perhaps in a spiritual way, who knows?

Private Security – V

September 7, 2010

They approached Rob’s property shortly after midnight. A large hill located near the center of the least populated farming county in the state, the sloping landscape had evolved through the years into a natural forest with an inner and an outer canopy.

As he turned from the county road onto his property’s private access road, the dim lights of his pickup truck could be seen from a distance moving through the darkness of the farmer’s grain field towards the elevated woods and it worried him, even though the likelihood of locals being awake that late at night would be very low.

After driving in silence for almost an hour, Rob said: “Why did you even mention Cal, if you’re not going to tell me about him?”

Janis lit another cigarette, exhaled smoke, and said: “What were you in the army, a marksman, a long range sniper? You think you can sneak up on him?”

“I don’t think anything. I have no information. That’s what I’m asking for.”

“Okay, if he finds us, he will kill you, definitely. He might not kill me. We’ve been through shit before. He and I. This time, I don’t know.”

“He might kill you, yet you’re protecting him?”

“He has to find us first, doesn’t he? Like you said.”

The access road followed along the base of the elevated forest to an area not visible from the county road where, inside a tall cyclone fence topped with barbwire, he had a large pole barn, a built in living quarters, and a storage yard.

Portions of the fence were illuminated by the truck lights as they approached.

Janis sat up, and said: “That looks like a prison yard.” Rob stopped the truck to watch the gate open in response to his signal, and said: “What do you know about prison yards?” She stuffed her cigarette in the dashboard ashtray, and said: “More than I care to know.”

The gate close behind them before he signaled the overhead door in the pole barn to open. Then he drove inside, switched off the truck lights, shut down the the engine, and closed the door.

They sat listening to each another breathing in the silent darkness for a few moments before Janis slid next to him on the truck seat. She placed one hand on the back of his neck, the other hand on his leg, and said: “This is what you want, isn’t it?”

“Yes,” he said, turning to embrace her, adding: “But let’s eat and then shower first.”

“No, let’s do it now. A quickie, right here. I’ll make you cum real fast, I promise. Let me show you.”

She tasted like tobacco when they kissed but as he removed her camouflage combat uniform to kiss her naked body she tasted more divine than sparkling cheery wine, and proved equally intoxicating.