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    The posters and marquee read three fights were scheduled for the next night. With six fighters to choose from Jason didn't like the odds of picking Sharon's student at random. He was given a lanyard with a pass dangling from it. He was further given rudimentary directions on how to find Sharon. “Could have told me who your student was,” Jason said to himself. “'Excuse me, but could you direct me to the sexy blind blonde trainer?' That would so not go over well with you.” Stopping at an intersection of halls with people moving up and down all of them, Jason looked around. He tried to find any indicator of where he should be headed. “You look lost,” a woman said. Jason turned to face her. “Jason?” With a squeal, Shannon Welles threw herself at him. When he caught her she wrapped her legs around his waist, and her arms around his neck. “What are you doin' here? And where be my girl Leah?” “I'm here looking for someone.” Jason looked at his watch. “Leah is in London. Probably having a dinner of bangers and mash with a pint to wash it down. Laying the island girl act on a little thick, aren't you?” “What's Leah doing in London?” “European tour. Haven't you been in touch with Renea?” Shannon slid down. “Ah, well, uhm, ghosting. Nothing I'm contractually signed for through the agency until next month.” “Leah is on a two week tour of Europe. Officially, the tour starts on Monday. Renea wanted you to go along.” “Who are you looking for?” “Sharon Anderson.” Shannon smiled. “This way. She be trainin' mah man.” “Shannon,” Jason said with some annoyance. She grinned. “He likes it.” “I like the Jersey girl that lost her accent.” Leading him down a hall, Shannon said, “You're no fun.” “Which is why I'm dating Leah. She has a way of pulling the fun out of me.” Shannon slipped her arm through his. “And to think you could have had me.” “Or Celeste.” “Now, that, Mr. Scott, is a nasty thought. Celeste doesn't deserve you. And you sure as hell don't deserve her.” She pushed through a door. “Hey! What are you doing with my girl?” Jason looked at the man that had called out. Six foot, black, two hundred, maybe two hundred twenty pounds of muscle. “Relax, Darian. This is Jason Scott. Leah's boyfriend.” Shannon broke away. “Oh.” “And he's here to see me,” Sharon said. “You a fighter, Scott? You got the look of a fighter.” “Only when I have to,” Jason replied. “Darian Powers. Heard of you. Not from Sharon.” “You ranked? Got a belt?” Darian persisted. “Black today. Sometimes a brown one.” Jason shrugged. “Or an orange one.” Darian came closer. “Darian, don't,” Sharon warned. Darian's fist slammed into Jason's palm with a loud smack. “You always lead off with a fast strike,” Jason said. “Leaves you open to people that know what to look for.” Smiling, Darian said, “You're alright.” Jason pushed his other hand closer to Darian's neck so the other man could feel his fingertips pressing against his artery. “You could be a contender,” he said, looking down at Jason's knife hand.
  2. Don't you feel it growin' day by day? People gettin' ready for the news Some are happy some are sad... Oh... we got to let the music play Umm-hmm What the people need is a way to make 'em smile It ain't so hard to do if you know how Gotta get a message, get it on through... Oh now mama don't you ask me why Whoa oh whoa... Listen to the music Whoa oh whoa... Listen to the music Whoa oh whoa... Listen to the music All the time... Well I know you know better everything I say Meet me in the country for a day We'll be happy and we'll dance Oh... we're gonna dance our blues away And if I'm feelin' good to you And you're feelin' good to me There ain't nothin' we can't do or say Feelin' good, feeling fine Oh, baby let the music play Whoa oh whoa... Listen to the music Whoa oh whoa... Listen to the music Whoa oh whoa... Listen to the music All the time... Like a lazy flowing river Surrounding castles in the sky And the crowd is growing bigger Listening for the happy sounds And I got to let them fly Whoa oh whoa... Listen to the music Whoa oh whoa... Listen to the music Whoa oh whoa... Listen to the music All the time... Whoa oh whoa... Listen to the music Whoa oh whoa... Listen to the music Whoa oh whoa... Listen to the music All the time... Whoa oh whoa... Listen to the music Whoa oh whoa... Listen to the music Whoa oh whoa... Listen to the music All the time... Whoa oh whoa... Listen to the music (Listen to the music) Whoa oh whoa... (Listen to the music) Listen to the music (Listen to the music) Whoa oh whoa... (Listen to the music) Listen to the music (Listen to the music) All the time... Whoa oh whoa... (Listen to the music) Listen to the music (Listen to the music) Whoa oh whoa... (Listen to the music) Listen to the music (Listen to the music) Whoa oh whoa... Listen to the music) Listen to the music (Listen to the music) All the time Whoa oh whoa... (Listen to the music) Listen to the music (Listen to the music) Whoa oh whoa... (Listen to the music) Listen to the music (Listen to the music) Whoa oh whoa... Listen to the music) Listen to the music (Listen to the music)
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    Coming out of her room wearing a short kimono-style robe and her hair damp, Dani pulled a slice of pizza out of the box and warmed it in her hand. Trese sat on a sofa. The TV was on, but the sound was so low it could hardly be heard. “What's wrong?” “I get the feeling Jason wanted me out of the way for some reason.” Dani chuckled. “This wasn't Jason. This was Charles. I've got a list of mandatory items to get for you. At least three dresses. Different colors. Different styles. Shoes as necessary. Slacks. Blouses. Hosiery. Jeans. Whatever. With enough wiggle room that I can get a few things, too.” Trese frowned. “What? Do you have an aversion to clothes shopping?” “Just wondering what I've gotten myself into,” Trese said quietly. “Normally, I'd go out, but I have to be up early. And if we did go to the places that I'd usually go, I would have to answer to Jason or Charles about why I was there with a sixteen year old. Pizza?” Trese waved it off. “Had enough for now.” Talking around pizza in her mouth, Dani said, “I figure after I get back we'll head out and start the fun stuff. We can start the shopping, see what's what. Want to see a movie? Concert? Museum?” “I guess,” Trese answered noncommittally. “We could talk about what you've gotten yourself out of,” Dani offered. Trese wrapped her arms closer about herself. “Where's your mom?” “Here in LA right now. She travels a lot. Always has. Doing one job or another.” “Where's your dad?” “Dead. He was killed on a job when I was little.” “What kind of job?” Giving a half-smile, Dani said, “Would you believe me if I told you he was a spy?” “Really?” “Yeah. Had a stepdad for a while. He disappeared. No one seems to know where he got off to. I got bounced around a bit as a kid. Lived with my dad's parents while I was in high school. For stability. My summers were either in New York or here. I annoyed Jason when he was in high school. I used to tag along with him a lot. He and Charles are family.” “How often do you see your mom?” “Whenever I can. You'll meet her tomorrow. She'll be having dinner with us.” “What does she do?” Trese asked, turning to face Dani. “Lots of things. Acrobat, detective, sensei, trainer, profiler, and general beater-of-badguys. One thing you should know before you meet her, she's blind. So if she acts in a way you don't expect, that's the reason for a lot of it.” “How was she blinded?” “In the same accident that killed my dad.” “Oh,” Trese said quietly. “I'm sorry.” “What about your parents?” “I never knew my dad. Mom never said much about him. She was a mom. Cook, baker, mender of scraped knees. She played guitar in a band. I remember that. The purple shirt I wear, that was hers. It used to have the band's logo on it. Kind of a cool thing for a band from a Podunk town.” “I thought I heard something about a stepfather.” Dani saw Trese shiver. “Another time. When we know each other better.” Trese nodded.
  4. From my window nearly everyday I see that girl go down the highway And I think she's trying to catch my eye Standing alone I see her drive on by There she goes again with another guy She was my girl not too long ago How I lost her I'm not sure I know But it makes no difference how I try I get that feeling when she drives on by There she goes again with another guy It's a sad situation But I know just what I ought to do I'm gonna find someone better Go have fun little girl I can live without you I'll be stronger when she's off my mind I hope she finds what she's been tryin' to find And as life goes on and time goes by Will her heart ever be satisfied There she goes again with another guy It's a sad situation But I know just what I ought to do I'm gonna find someone better Go have fun little girl I can live without you I'll be stronger when she's off my mind I hope she finds what she's been tryin' to find And as life goes on and time goes by Will her heart ever be satisfied There she goes again with another guy Will her heart ever be satisfied There she goes again with another guy Will her heart ever be satisfied There she goes again with another guy Will her heart ever be satisfied There she goes again with another guy Will her heart ever be satisfied There she goes again with another guy
  5. Dr. Fauci cancelled Christmas claiming Santa Claus and his elves refuse the vaccine and COVID 19 spreads by flying reindeer! Dammit! Rudolph just has allergies!
  6. Nobody At The Park, Nobody at the bar I wanna have a cold one, i'm driving in my car Empty wallet, empty tank, i go downtown alone I'm driving by the Stroh House.....Oh No! No One's Home, but... I can See you, your Brown Glass shining in the Sun ya got your caps popped off....Bohemian, Baby! I Can Tell You My Thirst For you will still be strong After the Brewery on Gratiot Is Gone... I Never Will Forget Your Beer...I taste it in my dreams! I remember how you fire-brewed it....i remember how you made ice-cream I dont understand what made you want to close. from one beer lover to another...i'm gonna Miss You Strohs! I can See you, your Brown Glass shining in the Sun ya got your caps popped off....Foaming for everyone... I Can Tell You My Thirst For you will still be strong After the Brewery on Gratiot Is Gone... (Talking): Alex, go into the kitchen and get me another beer Alex, that better be your -water- you're drinking! Out On the Road Today I saw a MooseHead Sticker on a Cadillac... A Little voice inside my head said to "try a Six-Pack, go and Buy a Six Pack!" I thought unto my Brewery, I should Stay loyal those days are gone forever, like burger tots and Uniroyal... I can See you, your Brown Can shining in the Sun ya got your tabs pulled back....Foaming for everyone... I Can Tell You My Thirst For you will still be strong After the Brewery on Gratiot Is Gone... I can See you, your Long Neck shining in the Sun Ya got your caps popped off....Bohemian Baby! I Can Tell You My Thirst For you will still be strong After the Brewery on Gratiot Is Gone... (Crying)
  7. When there's lightning, you know it always brings me down 'Cause it's free and I see that it's me Who's lost and never found I cry out for magic, I feel it dancing in the light It was cold, I lost my hold To the shadows of the night No sign of the morning coming You've been left on your own Like a rainbow in the dark A rainbow in the dark Do your demons, do they ever let you go? When you've tried, do they hide, deep inside Is it someone that you know You're just a picture, you're an image caught in time We're a lie, you and I We're words without a rhyme There's no sign of the morning coming You've been left on your own Like a rainbow in the dark Just a rainbow in the dark, yeah When I see lightning, you know it always brings me down 'Cause it's free and I see that it's me Who's lost and never found Feel the magic, I feel it floating in the air But it's fear, and you'll hear It calling you beware Look out There's no sight of the morning coming There's no sight of the day You've been left on your own Like a rainbow Like a rainbow in the dark, yeah You're a rainbow in the dark Just a rainbow in the dark No sign of the morning You're a rainbow in the dark
  8. Time It needs time To win back your love again I will be there I will be there Love Only love Can bring back your love someday I will be there I will be there Fight Babe, I'll fight To win back your love again I will be there I will be there Love Only love Can bring down the wall someday I will be there I will be there If we'd go again All the way from the start I would try to change The things that killed our love Pride has built a wall, so strong That I can't get through Is there really no chance To start once again? I'm loving you Try Baby, try To trust in my love again I will be there I will be there Love Our love Just shouldn't be thrown away I will be there I will be there If we'd go again All the way from the start I would try to change The things that killed our love Pride has built a wall, so strong That I can't get through Is there really no chance To start once again? If we'd go again All the way from the start I would try to change The things that killed our love Yes, I've hurt your pride and I know What you've been through You should give me a chance This can't be the end I'm still loving you I'm still loving you I'm still loving you I need your love I'm still loving you Still loving you, baby I'm still loving you I need your love I'm still loving you I need your love Hoo! I'm still loving you I need your love Hoo! I need your love
  9. Quite some time, I been sittin' it out Didn't take no chances, I was a prisoner of doubt I knocked down the wailin' wall, ain't no sin Got the feel of fortune, deal me in Comin' straight on for you You made my mind Now I'm stronger, now I'm comin' through Straight on, straight on for you Straight on for you Now I know I got to play my hand What the winner don't know, a gambler understands My heart keeps playin' it through with you, my friend I'll take my chances on you again and again, again Comin' straight on for you You made my mind Now I'm stronger, now I'm comin' through Straight on, straight on for you Straight on for you Comin' straight on for you You made my mind And now I'm stronger, now I'm comin' through Straight on, straight on for you Straight on, straight on Straight on for you Straight on for you You made my mind Now I'm stronger, now I'm comin' through Straight on, straight on for you Straight on, straight on I'm straight on for you Straight on for you
  10. He don't know that you been coming around He don't know that we been out of bounds The things we do are better left unsaid 'Cause you and me can never keep our heads What he don't know Will never hurt him What he don't know Is I have changed It's just a matter of time Till it all comes down, down, down 'Til he hears The stories going 'round, 'round, 'round What he don't know What he don't know Baby, I'm open to your every suggestion Nothing you ask of me is out of the question Things I wouldn't do, you got me doin' And oh, what I wouldn't do for you What he don't know Will never hurt him What he don't know Is I have changed It's just a matter of time Till it all comes down, down, down 'Til he hears The stories going 'round, 'round, 'round What he don't know What he don't know What he don't know Will never hurt him What he don't know Is I have changed It's just a matter of time Till it all comes down, down, down 'Til he hears The stories going 'round, 'round, 'round What he don't know What he don't know What he don't know What he don't know
  11. Sorry to hear she wasn't all she seemed That she made a fool of you But while you were crying, you made a fool of me Sorry to see how blind someone can be 'Cause she never cared at all Yet without even trying you made a fool of me There is no way for me to hide the pain inside The love that fantasy kept alive I seek the truth but cannot find I need a way to justify why you made a fool of me Sorry to know love was the perfect crime Caring a waste of time But while you were crying you made a fool of me There is no way for me to hide the pain inside The love that fantasy kept alive I seek the truth but cannot find I need a way to justify why you made a fool of me Sorry to know love was the perfect crime Caring a waste of time But while you were crying you made a fool of me Without even trying you made a fool of me
  12. Anything for you Though you're not here Since you said we're through It seems like years Time keeps draggin' on and on And forever's been and gone Still I can't figure what went wrong I'd still do anything for you I'll play your game You hurt me through and through But you can have your way I can pretend each time I see you That I don't care and I don't need you And though you'll never see me cryin' You know inside I feel like dying And I'd do anything for you In spite of it all I've learned so much from you You made me strong But don't even think that I don't love you That for one minute I forgot you But sometimes things don't work out right And you just have to say goodbye I hope you find someone to please you Someone who'll care and never leave you But if that someone ever hurts you You just might need a friend to turn to And I'd do anything for you I'll give you up If that's what I should do To make you happy I can pretend each time I see you That I don't care and I don't need you And though inside I feel like dying You know you'll never see me cryin' But don't even think that I don't love you That for one minute I forgot you But sometimes things don't work out right And you just have to say goodbye
  13. She said, "It's just a woman thing" And pulled out of the drive I said not to worry I'm and understanding guy I heard that when you love someone You gotta let them go She hollered, "When I find myself You'll be the first to know" Ooh hoo no news I've learned to do the laundry Feed the cat and clean the house I promised to be patient While she worked her problems out When she packed her bags Her destination was unclear But I sensed that her intentions Were honest and sincere Ooh hoo no news She could telephone, tell a friend Tell a lie about where she's been Send a pigeon, send a fax Write it on a postal pack Send a signal up in smoke Tap it out in Morse code I'd prefer a bad excuse To no news Her momma's been a little vague As to her whereabouts Her sister says, "I'm certain Your romance is headed south" I don't have a single doubt That she's still in love My level of anxiety Is just a product of Ooh hoo no news She could telephone, tell a friend Tell a lie about where she's been Send a pigeon, send a fax Write it on a postal pack Send a signal up in smoke Tap it out in Morse code I'd prefer a bad excuse She missed her bus, missed her plane Surely, this can be explained Lost her car at the mall Got locked in a bathroom stall Playing guitar with the band On the road with Pearl Jam Buried with the Grateful Dead Came back as a parrot head Got derailed, got de-iced Offered as a sacrifice FBI, CIA, if they've seen her They ain't saying No news! Still no news! Oh oh oh
  14. I can hear the truck tires coming up the gravel road And it's not like her to drive that slow, nothin's on the radio Footsteps on the front porch, I hear my doorbell She usually comes right in, now I can tell Here comes goodbye Here comes the last time Here comes the start of every sleepless night The first of every tear I'm gonna cry Here comes the pain Here comes me wishing things had never changed And she was right here in my arms tonight, but here comes goodbye I can hear her say I love you like it was yesterday And I can see it written on her face that she had never felt this way One day I thought I'd see her with her daddy by her side And violins would play here comes the bride Here comes goodbye Here comes the last time Here comes the start of every sleepless night The first of every tear I'm gonna cry Here comes the pain Here comes me wishing things had never changed And she was right here in my arms tonight, but here comes goodbye Why does it have to go from good to gone? Before the lights turn on, yeah and youre left alone All alone, but here comes goodbye Here comes goodbye Here comes the last time Here comes the start of every sleepless night The first of every tear I'm gonna cry Here comes the pain Here comes me wishing things had never changed And she was right here in my arms tonight, but here comes goodbye
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    “You said water balloons!” “Aye. An' I also mentioned color. The water had dye in it.” “Obviously,” Dani said exasperated. One side of her face was blue. The other was yellow. There was a splash of green where the colors had overlapped. Very little of the walls and floor was white any longer. “This better wash out. I've got a casting call tomorrow morning.” “Tallyin' up the score now,” Irish said. “Looks like a solid 91%, Theresa. That's your mark for any further attempts.” “Okay,” Trese responded. Her shirt was mostly still white. A blue balloon got through on one side, while a red one had tagged her on the other. Her pants and boots were stained by splatters from blocking the balloons too low. “Commence rinse.” Sprayer heads descended from the ceiling and began spraying the walls. The dye rinsed off easily, leaving gleaming white walls behind. With the walls cleared, the sprayers began on the floor. From the walls towards the center. Two others descended towards the girls and began rinsing them off. “Oh, look,” Dani said. “Our first shower together.” Trese blushed. “Relax. I'm teasing.” Trese took hold of the sprayer above Dani. “Turn around. Let me rinse your hair out.” Running her fingers through Dani's hair while spraying it, Trese said, “It's okay. What's the casting call for?” “Police procedural. Episode work. I'm not sure what the actual part is. We go in, read, and they decide who they like best for whichever role. I could be a college student, a prostitute, the murder victim. Or I could be cut loose and all I'm out is the time it took to drive to LA and back. My turn,” she said, taking the sprayer from Trese. “You'll be there for the whole day, Dani. Regardless of the outcome,” Jason said from the observation booth. “Take Trese with you. Do some clothes shopping for her.” “Awesome!” “I've reserved a suite for the two of you for a couple of days.”
  16. Hello, everyone, this is your action news reporter With all the news that is news Across the nation On the scene at the supermarket There seems to have been some disturbance here Pardon me, sir, did you see what happened? Yeah, I did I's standin' over there by the tomaters And here he come Running through the pole beans Through the fruits and vegetables Nekkid as a jay bird And I hollered over t' Ethel I said, "Don't look, Ethel!" But it's too late She'd already been incensed. Boogity, boogity (There he goes) Boogity, boogity (And he ain't wearin' no clothes) Oh, yes, they call him the Streak (Boogity, boogity) Fastest thing on two feet (Boogity, boogity) He's just as proud as he can be Of his anatomy He goin' give us a peek Oh, yes, they call him the Streak (Boogity, boogity) He likes to show off his physique (Boogity, boogity) If there's an audience to be found He'll be streakin' around Invitin' public critique This is your action news reporter once again And we're here at the gas station Pardon me, sir, did you see what happened? Yeah, I did I's just in here gettin my tires checked An' he just appeared out of the traffic He come streakin' around the grease rack there Didn't have nothin' on but a smile I looked in there, and Ethel was gettin' her a cold drink I hollered, "Don't look, Ethel!" But it was too late She'd already been mooned Flashed her right there in front of the shock absorbers Boogity, boogity (He ain't lewd) Boogity, boogity (He's just in the mood to run in the nude) Oh, yes, they call him the Streak (Boogity, boogity) He likes to turn the other cheek (Boogity, boogity) He's always makin' the news Wearin' just his tennis shoes Guess you could call him unique Once again, your action news reporter In the booth at the gym Covering the disturbance at the basketball playoff Pardon me, sir, did you see what happened? Yeah, I did Half time, I's just goin' down thar to get Ethel a snow cone And here he come, right out of the cheap seats, dribbling Right down the middle of the court Didn't have on nothing but his PF's. Made a hook shot and got out through the concessions stands I hollered up at Ethel I said, "Don't look, Ethel!" But it was too late. She'd already got a free shot Grandstandin', right there in front of the home team Oh, yes, they call him the Streak Here he comes again. (Boogity, boogity) Who's that with him? The fastest thing on two feet Ethel? Is that you, Ethel? (Boogity, boogity) What do you think you're doin'? He's just as proud as he can be You git your clothes on! Of his anatomy He's gonna give us a peek Oh, yes, they call him the Streak Ethel! Where you goin'? (Boogity, boogity) Ethel, you shameless hussy! He likes to show off his physique Say it isn't so, Ethel! (Boogity, boogity) If there's an audience to be found He'll be streakin' around Invitin' public critique Ethelllllll!
  17. You think you're gonna take her away With your money and your cocaine You keep thinkin' that her mind is gonna change But I know everything is okay She's gonna listen to her heart It's gonna tell her what to do She might need a lot of loving But she don't need you You want me to think that I'm being used You want her to think it's over You can't see it doesn't matter what you do Buddy, you don't even know her She's gonna listen to her heart It's gonna tell her what to do She might need a lot of loving But she don't need you And you just can't creep up behind her And you can't understand that she's my girl She's my girl, aah Yeah, she's gonna listen to her heart It's gonna tell her what to do She might need a lot of loving But she don't need you, ooh
  18. Amazon isn't much better. Front door, back door, etc. I've got 2 front doors. The front door to the house has a chain across the bottom of the ramp. Along the lines of "keep out". The pedestrian door to the garage is right at the end of the walkway. So, of course, crap goes up on the ramp.
  19. Greywind

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    “So why am I wearing all white? And what's with these boots?” Dani smiled. “Stop complaining. It's all part of the training exercise. The white will make your mistakes stand out better.” “That doesn't explain these boots,” Trese complained. “They will help you keep your footing in adverse conditions,” Dani explained. “Similar to what will go with your uniform. Here we are.” Dani led Trese into a white room. “Ooh, I am just so going to disappear in here,” Trese said sarcastically. “I'll just blend into everything.” “Except the ceilin' an' the observation windows, darlin'” Irish said from the observation station. “Now, your task is ta keep ye from bein' anythin' but white. The more of the floor an' walls ye can color the higher yer score will be.” A robotic ball pitcher rolled out. “Our friend here will be tossin' water balloons at ye. I want ye to deflect them. No' out and out blocking, Theresa. Blocking will take more energy and strength than deflection. Ye understand?” “Yes, ma'am.” “Good. An' ye get bonus points fer everyone tha' ye can hit Dani with.” “What!? I didn't agree to this!” Irish smiled. “No flamin', dear.” “Oh, this is gonna be fun,” Trese said laughing. Dani fumed.
  20. Jordan's Aes Sedai are all women. Sometimes respected, usually feared. Just not as much as their male counterparts are feared.
  21. To be honest, any martial art that isn't named could be a mixed style.
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