“OK Boss, why are you not reacting?”
“Oh, I see, you’re pulling the show up naked with beer attempt to get my attention.”
“Yeah, and you are not paying attention to either.”
“Well, I don’t drink beer to be honest. I drink my own theology which has far less long term effects.”
“OK, but what about the naked part?”
“Oh, well were a nudist household, you are always naked. It would probably be more provocative if you actually wore something sexy and only partially revealing. Then I would wonder what you were up to and come take a look to see if I convince you to go natural again and engage in horizontal activities.”
Tequila looked frustrated.
“OK. My dear what do you want? I mean I won’t have any pouting, so out with it.”
“When a woman says its nothing. it is not nothing. Try again.”
“It’s Connie. Since Miss Lucy-fer showed up she has been acting different.”
“Yeah, I noticed. She is scared and angry all at the same time.”
“I don’t know what to do.”
I fell back into my chair in our living room. I had tried to console Connie that first day but she had pulled away from me. Good thing it was her turn for marital relations, so she couldn’t run from me then. She tried to pass it but Tequila told her no. That night we talked for a couple of hours before making love but it didn’t seem to do much other than calm her down a little.
“You know, we have offered her Silver Shield membership but how have we empowered her to fight back now?”
“Boss, you have a point. She needs some training to prove her value.”
“To herself mostly. She needs to be empowered against Miss Lucy-fer.”
“What are her strengths? I mean does she know some form of combat?”
That was a tough thing to answer. She had grown up a farm girl so she was pretty knowledgeable about shotguns or hunting rifles but she didn’t like using them. Martial arts? – no. Hand weapons of any type? – no. No her main skills have always been her ability to be a social butterfly and multitasking. I mean she was taking to being a barmaid pretty well. Combat?
“I will take your silence as dumbfoundedness.”
“Good observation. You know what if she trained with Margarita?”
“Yeah, I think it would both be new and give her a sense of being able to defend herself. I mean your sister has special bullets that work particularly well against vampires. ”
“Even more since Blood Moon Wine.”
“Of course. Girls with guns, now that is sexy.”
“Not naked with beer but bras and panties with guns?”
“I might have fibbed about the naked part.”
“I thought so.”
“OK. Now come sit on my lap?”
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