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THE VIGNETTE CHRONICLES
EPISODE VIII: REPO MEN
The next day was Saturday which meant that we could sleep in. It was 11 AM when I woke up. The first thing I saw was Vignette laying on the floor. She looked up at the ceiling, wearing the same blank look as she often did.
"You doing all right, Vignette?" I asked as she turned to me and nodded.
"Greg and Benji were arguing." she stated as I rolled my eyes. The walls were sort of thin in our townhouse, so if there was a situation like parents coming over or one of us was hooking up, the other guys made themselves scarce.
"Yeah, they do that a lot." I said, trying to shrug it off. Vignette however, was having none of it.
"They were arguing about us spending time together, they used expletives." she added as I heaved a sigh.
"Trust me, that is pretty normal for them." I said with a chuckle as I thought about all the cuss filled rants my boys had conducted over the time that I had known them. "Besides, I like hanging out with you." I said as I gave her hand a squeeze. Vignette looked at me for a moment before squeezing back.
"I like hanging out with you too." Vignette said with a smile.
Later that day, Vignette was reading one of my books in my room while I was watching a baseball game on the TV in the living room. I was following the action closely until I heard a loud knock at the door. I got up to answer it and I saw a white guy in his early 30's with scruffy brown hair.
"I'm with campus maintenance, we got a report about a clogged toilet." he said as I let out a groan. It was by no means the first time that my room mates had plugged the toilet and odds are that it would not be the last time.
"OK, come on in." I said as I opened the door. The scruffy dude came in, flanked by a older bald headed dude. I let them look around the place as I tried to get back to watching the game. As I settled back on the couch, I heard the door to my bedroom opening and Vignette slowly walked out. The guys looked at her when she met eyes with them, it was as if time stopped. The guys quickly reached into their pockets and pulled out handguns with silencers on them. Vignette ran forward while she dodged the bullets that were fired at her. She disarmed the scruffy looking nerf herder before planting a well placed kick to his mid section which launched him into the refrigerator. The Que ball fired a few more rounds before Vignette kneed him in the stomach and delivered a head butt to his cranium. The two dudes quickly rose to their feet and attempted to hold their own in hand to hand combat. Vignette quickly took them down with some well placed jabs and kicks.
"What in the Hell was that?" I asked incredulously as I witnessed the two groaning in pain at her feet.
"We have to go now!" Vignette exclaimed as she grabbed my hand and we hauled ass out of the town house. When we got to my car, she and I both got in and I pulled out of the parking lot and began driving away from the university.
"Were those guys from Majestic 12?" I asked anxiously as Vignette nodded.
"They were overseeing me, the scientists who built me. They will pursue us." she explained.
"Then we have to lose their asses!" I snapped as I tried to keep my eyes on the road. I had seen enough suspense thrillers to know that we would probably become fugitives at some point. The first thing we needed to do was get a hold of Benji and Greg so that we could plan our next move.
"What's up dude?" Benji greeted me as I got him on the phone after a couple of tries.
"Benji, do not go back to the town house, shit has hit the fan!" I exclaimed as I kept driving.
"Did the MAJ guys come for Vignette?" he asked, his voice dripping with fear.
"Yeah, but Vignette kicked their asses, it was freaking awesome!" I replied as I looked over with pride at the girl sitting next to me.
"So, what's the game plan dude?" Benji inquired.
"The first thing we have to do is to meet up someplace." I replied, knowing that heading back to the townhouse wasn't an option.
"OK, I'll scoop up Greg and you two can meet us at...that junkyard off of Duffer avenue." Benji decided.
"I know where that is, we're heading over there now." I assured my friend as we hung up. As I continued to drive, Vignette took my hand in hers.
"You won't leave...right?" she asked with innocent eyes as I gave her hand a squeeze.
"Hell no Vignette, friends stick together no matter what." I assured her as she gave me a sincere smile.
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