A note about this story
When I started to type the fourth part of chapter twelve, I started to write it in this first-person style I used for the Special Security Service stories. About halfway I realized it changed the tone and took the story away from Wendy, but I wanted to finish what I started to rework the story, so it hopefully works as a stand-alone story showing a different side of the village invasion. The final part of this story has a mild spoiler for chapter 13, but I would think something like this was going to happen to this character no matter what. I’m posting this now and hopefully working on chapter 13 Saturday.
My sister Ruth got a call from her friend another woman named Ruth she met while in college. Now Ruth wasn’t her name at the time, but that’s not my story to tell. I sort of knew her back when she was in college, and I was out trying to make a name for myself behind the gun, but that was a long time ago. Since then I got married, had kids and started my business but not in that order. Ruth finished school and became a teacher. My sister Ruth gave the other Ruth my number, and she called me asking for help with a problem. An hour later and we were on a borrowed plane to New Mexico. I work with a young couple that inherited the wealth of a well-off Russian mobster. They turned that money into a successful resort on the big island here in Hawaii. I helped them get out of a problem they had back in the 48, so they offered us a place on the island and an opportunity.