Sunday, July 8, 2012
Scene Snippet Sunday: Jean Lafitte Learns to Drive
DJ and her partner, Alex, are waiting at her office for the undead pirate Jean Lafitte, who will be helping them negotiate a treaty between two feuding clans of merpeople in Plaquemines Parish. Only Jean doesn't quite arrive the way DJ expected.
A squeal of tires echoed through the neighborhood as a cherry-red Corvette convertible screeched down Tchoupitoulas Street, sideswiped a stop sign on its way into the parking lot, and lurched to a halt inches from Alex’s pristine paint job.
My mouth fell open. Where the hell had Jean Lafitte gotten a Corvette? And what moron had taught him to drive? Thank God it was still early enough on a Saturday morning that he hadn’t run over anyone or crashed through a line of parked cars.
Jean killed the engine and climbed out, examining the remote-control lock with interest. His wavy dark hair was pulled back as it had been last night, but he’d traded his red silk shirt for a simple white tunic. He’d wedged a long-barreled pistol under his wide black belt, and I was sure a few well-placed knives had been tucked somewhere I couldn’t see.
He needed to be more discreet with his weaponry.