The Lucky Canary ~ Tina & Nick Are Making Plans



Legos flashes the trailer on his mind’s screen. Crime Stoppers shows the photos of two men and a woman wanted for kidnapping canines. The trailer continues playing until Legos hears . . .

“Is this the best you can do? You’re planning on stealing a dog, tacking notices around you found the dog with your phone number? The first call you get will be from the cops. The second call will be from your public defender.”

Nick scratches his neck, “I’d like to see you do better. You sitting there criticizing and not doing nothing but drinking a Coors and a free shot of whiskey. I was thinking I wanted to get involved with you, but now I’m not so sure. You probably going to holler at me if I leave the toilet seat up. Then you’ll pick on me if I make long burps. Then you’ll holler at me if I don’t want to watch The View. Am I right, Miss Perfect?”

“Touchy, touchy. I’ll tell you what, leaving the toilet seat up is a deal breaker. I don’t watch The View. I like to watch sports, I don’t care what it is. It’s okay if you make long burps as long as you don’t try to make them into a song while you are burping.”

Nick cocks his head to the side, “I can live with that. How about we go get your stuff and you move in with me?”

“You work fast, Nick. You don’t give a girl much room. Can we keep this on a first name basis until we’re sure it works?”

“That’s what I was thinking but you was thinking it ahead of when I was thinking it.”

“What about me?” asks Tony.

Tina and Nick turn and look at Tony. Nick says, “Sometimes life sucks, Tony. This is one of those times for you. Me and Tina gonna vamos. We’ll see you around. You wanna wish us luck or throw rice at us cause this is like a marriage, but it ain’t a marriage until it is a marriage. If it becomes a marriage you are going to be my next to best man because I will be the best man and the groom.”

“Okay, good luck Nick. Do I get to kiss the bride?” asks Tony.

“You can kiss me, but no wet kisses or tongue,” says Tina.

Five minutes later, Nick and Tina head out of the Lucky Canary. Tony sits alone. Legos brings over two bottles of beer and sits down with Tony. Legos says, “While you guys were talking about how to make a million, my mind was working on it. You want in?”

“I’m down,” says Tony.

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