PREVIOUSLY: “Here he comes!” Boomer exclaimed, “Lights & siren; let’s give him a scare!”
“Yes boss,” Mac rumbled as he turned both on; grinning wickedly.
Startled by the approaching squad, French lost control and spun out (for the 3rd time in the past 5 miles) and ended back-asswards at the side of the road, just as Chris rounded the curve behind him.
As Boomer and Mac approached, French drew a gun from under his jacket, “You ain’t taking me, Sheriff…”
Season 13—Adventure 4—Cyber Café—Episode 12—Scene 1… At the Crossroads… “Sure we are, Mister French,” Boomer grinned, “I estimate you have less than 30 seconds to live if you don’t surrender.”
“… you have less than 30 seconds to live…”
“You don’t even have your gun out!”
“I do,” Chris said.
French wheeled to face Chris, who wasted no time and fired twice; hitting both French’s legs.
Big Mac ran to the squad and grabbed the first-aid kit; a good thing because one of Chris’ shots hit an artery, and without immediate attention, French would quickly bleed to death.
Chris ran over to the fallen French, “Paramedics will be here in five minutes.”
“He’ll live that long,” Mac looked-up from French, “I have the bleeding under control.”
“How EVER could you have hit an artery, Chris?” Boomer asked, “Aim a little off?”
“I was suppressing a sneeze,” Chris laughed, “I’ll call dispatch and have them send some deputies to the hospital, and notify Doctor McLean.”
“I’ll ride with him along in the ambulance, Boss.”
“See that you do, Sheriff!” Chris laughed, “I’m going to get something to eat.”
“I’ll just follow along in the squad,” Mac rumbled, “And just to show I care about you’re well-being more than Chris, I’ll grab us some food as well.”
Episode 12—Scene 2… At the Moosehead County Hospital… With French in the operating room, Mac arrived… “I have cold sandwiches, chips, and a salad for each of us in the squad; for when you’re ready to eat.”
“No, coffee in your Thermos® bottle; HOT.”
“Thanks. I hate to say this, Mac,” Boomer sighed, “I don’t care if he lives, or dies.”
“I don’t care if he lives, or dies.”
“I’m sorry, sheriff,” Doc McLean said as he came out of the operating room, “He’s critical; but he’ll live.”
“Good; then I can send him a Christmas card at Stillwater prison every year.”
Thus ends this Adventure—But our story? To be CONTINUED…