Forever Mastadon ~ Episode 89
…“Find the nearest firehouse Fanny, get help, Eddie has taken two to the gut…
Eddie notices a black Cadillac ironically similar to the one that ran them off the road on the way back from Tolentine. It is parked at the side entrance to O’Malley’s. Inadvisably, he does not share this useful tidbit with his employers, letting them out two blocks to the south as he was instructed.
It is a sound plan; evaluate then act.
Without fanfare Eddie steps on the gas of the sedan, charging up behind the black car. The Packard screeches to an abrupt stop, blocking it in. It seems he is taking matters into his own hands.
“What the hell is he doing, he doesn’t have a gun?” Constance laments.
This was not part of the plan.
He jumps out the passenger side door and storms into the building.
Constance has broken into an all-out gallop in a futile attempt to stop him, her Beretta is drawn. Shrieks at her determined comrade go unheeded.
Shortly after he disappears inside the side entrance, she hears two sharp reports, then silence. She polishes a hole onto a side window to see inside. There is a single man’s body lying next to a person bound and gagged on a chair.
She motions to Fanny has to go around to the rear of the single story structure to secure that exit.
Plan B needs to be good.
Without hesitation, Constance charges into the skirmish. The element of surprise is on her side.
There are two men in the process of rolling Eddie’s bloodied torso over, presumably to see if he is still alive. The person in the chair is beside herself. Presumably it is Edie Dombroski.
Fanny sees what is going on and creates a distraction from the back of the garage. The men rain bullets at her as she ducks between disassembled vehicles and barrels of petroleum products.
Constance steals a quick look at Eddie, and then shoots at both men in turn, one bullet apiece, with deadly accuracy from the kneeling position; no questions asked and none required.
“Find the nearest firehouse Fanny, get help, Eddie has taken two to the gut!”
CONSTANCE CARAWAY P.I.