I love that boot
“Here’s the thing,” I said, “I love that boot.”
The man across from me glared. “What?” he asked.
“I love that boot.”
He brandished a machete as long as his fore arm. “You came back here for a boot?”
“I say we just kill him,” his partner blurted out around his bushy mustache.
“You tried once,” I said eyeing him, “Didn’t work out so well.”
They each took a step forward.
“But I do want my boot back.”
“Because you love it?”
“Because I love it.”
They each let out a low guttural growl as they charged.
Is the boot really worth this? I thought as I met them half way across the cabin floor.
I love that boot I reassured myself, ducking under a quick slash of the blade.
Another missed my ear by millimeters.
The mustache man’s nose shattered under my fist. He fell to the ground, holding his bloody face.
I gave ground as machete man took another swing.
And that was when it went wrong.
I tripped over the chair I’d been tied to just hours earlier and tumbled to the wooden floor.
I love that boot.