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Shit. i presumed he used to be an Americano yet didn’t are looking to offend you. No ask yourself Omar snuck away. ” Ford passed him his baseball cap, which used to be old-style, crimson felt with a Cuban C above the brim. “Who’s Omar? ” “The protection defend. ” “Not the police? ” “He pretends to be. I paintings the following, need to see that maricón each day. he's a spineless puta who masturbates with animals. i'm going to by no means supply Omar a espresso back. ” Ford, gazing Kostikov input the restroom, stated, “You have a present for profanity. What do you do right here? ” “Mind my very own rattling business,” the fellow responded. “Or do you suggest my task? ” He pointed to an indication over double doorways that learn garage / access FORBIDDEN. “I’m accountable for all issues lifeless. I sleep there besides. greater than 40 years, but guards let me to be assaulted by means of any fats son of a chinga who can come up with the money for a price ticket. ” With a hand, he used Ford’s shoulder to regular himself. “That filthy baló. I’ll stick this damaged tip up his ass. ” Baló—Cuban slang likening Russians to seashore balls, around and smooth. “You can continuously purchase one other cane. ” “Not like this. I carved it for my grandfather from a bat damaged in this box years in the past. My father, the previous cock, he used it after an coincidence, then my legs went to hell. See this? ” A shepherd’s criminal deal with used to be screwed into the knob. “I stole an umbrella from the lodge Nacional. Meyer Lansky’s umbrella, probably, however it will be a deceive say i'm yes. ” The outdated guy lifted his head, nonetheless looking out. “Where’d that elephant move? He would want a circus tent to vanish. ” Ford hefted the cane, gauged the energy of the ornate deal with, the wooden dense, sturdy, regardless of the splintered tip. a deadly proposal was once assembling in his head. “You have been a boy if you made this? ” the fellow was once too offended to listen to. “Russians are regularly under the influence of alcohol. I wager he’s pissing, so I’ll shock him from in the back of. ” He attempted to drag away, yet Ford took his arm and urged him towards the garage room whereas he protested, “Gringo . . . it's not that i am a cripple. the place are you taking me? ” “Do you have got keys to that room? ” “The garage room? Can’t you pay attention? I dwell there, for christ’s sake. ” “Is there a again approach out? ” “Not if I don’t invite you in, there isn’t. ” “Then there's. I simply considered whatever. If the Russian remains within the baño greater than a minute or , that implies he’s in a single of the stalls. i need to borrow this. ” “My cane? You’ve been necessary, yet I’m now not supplying you with my goddamn cane. ” “How a lot do you think that it’s worthy? The Russian may possibly conform to pay for maintenance. No promises, yet there’s an opportunity. ” “Hah. if you happen to ask him well, i guess. ” “I didn’t say something approximately being great. ” “Force him to pay? You don’t recognize a lot approximately Russians. ” Ford, taking a look at the outdated guy, acknowledged, “Patrón, you recognize much less approximately me. impolite males must be taught manners. your personal phrases. ” Lázaro thinking about Ford’s face for the 1st time. “You’re now not inebriated, i'd odor it. who're you? ” “Wait inside,” Ford informed him, “and look ahead to me whilst I come again. i would be in a rush. ” • • • within the final STALL, noticeable underneath the door, slacks piled on size-fifteen loafers proved his timing was once with regards to correct.