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Freddie went back inside the mini-mart, walked over to the cooler, found a can of Zooper that hadn’t burst open, and took it up to the cashwrap. He smiled at the cashier. “Just this please. And add the other one I threw at the guy outside.”
The cashier just looked back at Freddie, then she rang up the two cans of Zooper. “That’ll be four dollars and thirty cents.”
Freddie pulled out his wallet and handed over a five. “Keep the change. And it’d be best if you didn’t mention I was here. Or my friend.”
“What? You aren’t going to get rid of the bodies?”
“Well, no. That is what the police are for. They arrest the bad guys.”
“And you just come in here and bust everything up.”
“What? No. I…I stopped them.” Freddie waved his hand in the direction of the two unconscious crooks.
Tom walked into the store. “You about done? We gotta get rolling.”
The cashier turned on Tom. “And you! You guys think you can just come into my store and trash the place and get away with it? Look at all this crap I have to clean up now.” She grabbed a broom and started to come around the counter.
Tom held up his hands. “Madam, we are not the ones responsible for this mess. We put a stop to some bad men doing bad things.”
The cashier brandished the broom before her. “The world is going to Hell because of thugs like you!” She started hitting the two men with the broom. “Get out of my store!”
Freddie easily blocked the blows. Tom felt discretion was the better part of valor and started backing out of the store. “Time to go.”
The two retreated as the woman kept swinging the broom at them. “Get outta here. And don’t come back!”
Tom and Freddie beat a hasty retreat to the car. They climbed in and Tom cranked the engine. Gunning it they took out of the gas station parking lot and merged into traffic.
“Some people just don’t know how to express gratitude.” Tom relaxed into his seat.
“She was just excited and angry and just misdirected her tensions onto us.” Freddie countered. “Getting robbed is a high stress situation.”
“You always see the positive side of things my friend.”