Excerpt from Crimson Lake: The Surge
Authored by Allyson Wayne
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“I would like 5 buttermilk pancakes, 6 eggs scrambled, 2 bowls of grits, 8 slices of bacon, 2 link sausages, a large grapefruit juice, and a triple espresso please,” said Emmanuel.
He opened the Times-Picayune as he noticed Nicole exiting the elevator headed towards the door when the hotel manager stopped her. The manager was speaking harshly and being very abrupt when suddenly Nicole ran out the front door, it looked as if she was crying.
When the server returned with my espresso I asked, “What was that all about?”
“Nicole is seeing a patron of the hotel and that is against the rules, plus that guy has been trying to get in her panties for a while but she kept turning him down. He was looking for a reason to fire her.”
With breakfast finished, Emmanuel signed the tab, and noticed the Manager walking toward the elevator.
“You have a beautiful hotel,” said Emmanuel.
“Well thank you,” said the Manager. “This is one of oldest hotels in the city, heavy with French influences. President Andrew Jackson stayed in this hotel during the war and whenever he visited Louisiana.”
“Really,” replied Emmanuel, as they both entered the elevator. When the elevator doors closed, Emmanuel with the back of his left hand slapped the Manager across his face then punched him in the stomach as the Manager fell to his knees. Emmanuel then stopped the elevator turned around picked the Manager up and punched him in the kidneys.
The Manager crying, “Why, why, please no more, no more.”
Emmanuel pulled his .45 and told the manager, “Open your mouth.” Emmanuel gut punched him saying, “Wider!”
Emmanuel pushed the large pistol as far as it could go into his mouth saying, “Hire Nicole back, give her a promotion, a raise, and put her on the morning shift so her nights are free, blink if you understand me.”
The Manager blinked rapidly.
“And if I hear of this again I will tie your abdominal tract around your wedding ring and show it to your wife so she can identify that it is your ring, then, I will rip her fucking heart out and kill your ugly ass kids. Do we understand each other?”
The Manager blinked uncontrollably.
Emmanuel started the elevator and when it stopped, there was a crowd waiting. Emmanuel asked, “Is there a doctor here we have to get him to the 1st floor he needs medical attention.”