Previously: Now? Now she was angry; at herself for letting this happen, and at Giordano for his dumbass decisions.
“You listen to me, Giordano Mincucci!” Gina Apoloni took charge, “You wouldn’t listen to my advice—and LOOK where it got us!”
“Shut-up, Giordano!” Apoloni ordered, “YOU thought you could be the ‘boss,’ and you failed!”
Adventure Eight—Forest County—Episode Two…
“Wait a minute!” Aleev McOsker interrupted, “You ain’t gonna let a DAME talk to you like that—are you?”
“SHUT-UP ALEEV!” Bambi DiSantino ordered, “Gina is right—and you two need to listen to her. You didn’t exactly show any leadership either. Now it’s our turn!”
“We need to change our appearance,” Gina continued, “You fellas gotta lose those outfits, and we ladies need to tone it down—we need to fit in—not stand out.”
At the same time—on the back roads of Moosehead County… Gypsy and Liam had a rare day together when they could get away from the eyes of everyone else. They drove along the back roads enjoying the freedom and being away from all the noise and things that had been going on around them.
Gypsy was lost in thought as she recalled their conversation back at the diner. Liam was correct when he said he would do and say things that would make her wonder. True to her word she had trusted him and had not questioned what was happening. Nor would she now.
Liam was just amazed at the depth of his feelings for this women who was next to him—all he could think is fate had a plan for them and he knew he wanted to spend the rest of his life with her.
Liam was pulled from his musings by Gypsy’s sweet voice, “Liam, I no longer feel comfortable in these clothes—I have changed and no longer need to dress as if I were a call girl. I would very much like some new clothes.”
Liam thought for a minute and realized he agreed with her, “Tell you what, we do not have to be back for a while let’s just keep driving until we hit a town that has a clothing store and we will take a look.”
Gypsy nodded and they drove for some time before they came to a town large enough. Going in the store they found jackets and shirts and jeans and tennis shoes and had so much fun trying all the things on. They both found the clothes very comfortable and where feeling quite pleased with themselves.
On the drive back home, Liam pulled over into to a very romantic spot, lake view the full moon just coming up making a silvery reflection on the lake.
Walking along the edge of the lake hand-in-hand, Liam suddenly stopped and went down on one knee, “Gypsy I have never known anyone like you before, I have been waiting for you all of my life. I know we have a future together.”
He pulled out the biggest Diamond and Sapphire ring Gypsy had ever seen. “Gypsy will you marry me?”
Gypsy was silent for what seemed to Liam an eternity before she got a big smile on her face, “Yes Liam I will marry you I too have never felt this way before and you make me feel loved and safe.”
Liam grabbed her and gave her a kiss right there and the sparkling water reflected the happiness in their eyes.
Meanwhile—at Silverthorn’s Café… “Ready Samuel?” Hiram wasn’t exactly asking, “Let’s head for Eagle Point and see what we can accomplish. Hy? Maybe you can assign one or two of your reservation marshals to Forest City?”
“I’ll send the patrol sergeant over—he’s been complaining of boredom, lately.”
“Ah, Sergeant Pelletier,” Sam grinned, “Bored, huh?”
“You’re not complaining, are you?”
“No, Sam, I’m not. See ya in Forest City.”
Hiram and Sam left the café, and Hiram headed towards Farkleberry’s, “Pop, where are you going?”
“Lar has a new/old pick-up for me—your mom and I are tired of sharing a car, so Lar rebuilt a ’58 Ford pick-up for me.”
They were soon at the Eagle Point Community Center—and almost as quickly on their way to Forest City—armed with the official annexation document, a document that did two things: it officially made the Forest Ojibwe Band part of the Eagle Point Band, and by treaty, eliminated Forest County.
“Can I drive, Pop, can I, can I?”
To be continued…