Free Fiction: Runaway Bride Part Nine (A Lenny Parker serial) by Jochem Vandersteen
Hired by a young man to find out why his fiancee ran away roadie / PI Lenny Parker finds her quickly and sees her drive away with a big black man who turns out to be a pimp called Larry Thunder. When he arranges to meet her in a motel the pimp shows up as well, armed and dangerous. Luckily Lenny convinces him to let her leave. Here's the last chapter in this serial. For earlier episodes click here
Lenny and Casey smiled happily at
the couple in front of the altar. Lenny had managed to find a blazer he wore
over a Metallica t-shirt and Casey actually turned out to own a modest black
dress. They looked pretty respectable although a bit out of place among the
other guests. Still, they felt honored to be invited to Tommy and Jill’s
wedding. It had been a few weeks since their encounter with Larry Thunder and
now Lenny’s nose only hurt when he sneezed.
Casey nodded at the two
bridesmaids, dressed in pink dresses. “Wouldn’t mind hitting that.”
“Sheesh, you’re awful,” Lenny
Casey shrugged. “Living life to
the fullest, that’s all.”
The metalheads listened as the
couple said their vows and sealed their marriage with a kiss. There was so much
love in both their eyes Lenny couldn’t help but be moved.
“Are you tearing up, you big
wuss?” Casey said.
“It’s the incense,” Lenny said.
They headed out the church where
the newlyweds were greeted with a handful of rice. Lenny and Casey shook their
hands and congratulated them.
“I owe you so much,” Jill told
them. “Tommy was so kind to me. We’ll have Larry paid off within a year.”
“That’s great,” Lenny said. “If
he bothers you after that don’t hesitate to get in touch.”
“Thank you, thank you!” Jill said
and hugged Lenny and Casey both.
The couple walked to the big
white limousine with the cans and sign saying “Just Married” waiting in front
of the church. They got in, waving at everybody. So much happiness, no sign of
the hardships they went through. Lenny felt really good about that and told
“You know what also felt good? That
hug from Jill. What a body,” Casey said.
Lenny just shook his head, glad
to have seen from the newlyweds that romance and true love wasn’t dead yet.