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Billy the Kid Burns in Hell: The Final Chapter

Updated on January 13, 2016

The End Has Arrived….or Has It?

The title says “The Final Chapter,” but in truth, all I said was that the story of Billy the Kid was coming to an end. After this chapter Billy and Genna will, in fact, be dead.

But Bobby and Dawn will rise from the ashes, and something tells me there will be stories involving them that must be told. You can change a crazy Mick bastard’s name but you can’t change the crazy Mick bastard, if you get my drift.

So let’s get it on. Billy and Genna await their new identities and make preparations for the final showdown with the head of the Russian mob in Washington Heights.

Hanging out on the wrong side of the tracks
Hanging out on the wrong side of the tracks | Source

New Names

The next day I called Pappi for a progress report.

“Billy the Kid, still an impatient cuss, ain’t ya? Your new names will be Robert O’Dowd and Dawn Paisley. You’ll both have a driver’s license from New York and a credit card from Chase. That will be enough to get you started. In a few weeks, apply for a new social security card. Tell them you lost yours and you want a replacement. I’ll provide the SS number and don’t worry, it will be legit. The real Robert and Dawn died recently but were never identified. You do not need to know how I know this, but it is a fact. Once you have my package I suggest you relocate. And I also suggest you have the money you owe me when we meet. Now let me get back to work. Don’t worry about my end of the bargain. You just take care of your end and maybe we will all live long lives.”

I hung up. The money Pappi referred to was fifteen grand I owed him upon delivery. I didn’t have it but I knew where I could get it. I turned to Genna.

“It’s all good on his end, darlin’. Now I need to find us fifteen large. You stay here. I’m going to take the car and visit my old neighborhood. I should be back in about four hours. If I’m not back by five you need to hit the road and get as far away as possible but don’t worry, I never break a promise and I promise I’ll be back with the money.”

Her dark eyes grabbed hold of my soul, looking, no doubt, for sincerity and a promise that everything would be all right. She must have found what she needed because she kissed me and told me to get my Mick ass back to her safe and sound.

The Heights
The Heights | Source

Back to the Old Neighborhood

The Russians basically own Washington Heights but I grew up there, followed my old man’s footsteps there, and knew it one hell of a lot better than those Cossack sonsofbitches. I knew where the Russians sold their drugs, where they ran their whores, where they had their favorite meals and the flophouses where they screwed their playmates, and every single one of those locations was a source of income for me.

The thing about a cockfight, and I’ve been to a few and been in a few, is to hit first and hit hardest. The element of surprise is worth a couple seconds, and a couple seconds on the streets is the difference between walking upright and having dirt shoveled on top of you.

I found my first mark on Wadsworth Avenue and West 178th, under the shadow of the freeway, right where I knew he would be, peddling black tar, roofies, angel and anything else you needed to find peace. I didn’t know his name. I’d seen him on the streets from time to time, nodded at him, kept my distance when possible, but that was about to end. He was busy with a customer as I approached him from behind. Tapped him on the shoulder, caught him flush on the cheekbone with a baseball bat as he turned, teeth and blood spraying the sidewalk. The customer decided he didn’t need the drugs and took off running. The Russian was clawing at pavement as I leaned over him.

“Tell Sergei that Billy the Kid sends his love and that I’ll see him in two days.” I took the wad of cash from his pocket and was back in my car in two minutes. I counted my take. Thirty-two hundred in twenties and fifties. Not bad for two minutes. On to the next stop, this one on Audubon Avenue, another ugly reject from Siberia, this one pimping from the recessed doorway of a Laundromat. He was talking to Crystal, one of his girls, not a day over sixteen, when I broke his kneecap with a beautiful swing, got my hips into it, the breaking bone sounding like a gunshot. Crystal nodded at me, gave me a wink and sauntered down the Ave. I removed the money belt from my crippled companion, gave him the same message for Sergei, and walked away five grand and change richer. Beat the hell out of working for a living.

A stop on Bennett, then 178th and finally 188th and I was done. Seventeen grand and change for two hours of work. Six messages delivered to Sergei, all guaranteed to make his blood boil and also make him just a bit more careless. Anger will do that to a guy, short-circuit his reasoning and cause mistakes. I was counting on it.

I was back with Genna by noon. We were making love by twelve-ten, her beautiful brown skin washing over me and soothing the beast within.

More Preparations

I called Sergei the next day.

“Sergei, thanks for the cash. It will come in handy.”

“You are dead man, Billy. Your black bitch will suffer. No one steals from Sergei. I will eat your heart while it still pumps.”

He seemed a bit upset.

“You’ll get your chance, Sergei. See you soon. Don’t be late. Genna and I have a tight schedule and I don’t have a lot of time to waste on a limp-dicked Russian who can’t take care of his own territory or men. I’m real curious how you’ve managed to stay in charge this long, if one crazy Mick bastard can cause so many problems for you.”

While time passed and we waited for word from Pappi, we continued to make preparations. We went to a local hardware store and bought a couple things we needed. I found a ten-gallon glass jar at a pawn shop, and we bought a 1990 Toyota Celica for eight-hundred cash. It was a piece of shit but all it had to do was run long enough to get us out of New York.

Fourteen hours before our scheduled meeting with the Russians, in the dead of night, we were in the warehouse where the meeting was to take place, making a few necessary alterations to the building.

I knew the building well. Once upon a time my old man worked there, and many a morning I had gone with him to work, helping him load his truck with produce for the day’s deliveries. It had stood empty for years. The wooden floors were dry and rotted, as were the walls, and the smell of rat and human feces was overpowering as we worked by flashlight. Somewhere in the dark recesses we could hear scuttling sounds and the constant dripping of water.

“Is this going to work, Billy?” Genna whispered.

“It sure as shit better, Genna. Come on, we’re done here. Let’s get some sleep. Tomorrow’s going to be an interesting day.”

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The Day of the Dance

We met with Pappi at noon, handed him the cash and received a manila envelope in return.

“I heard you knocked off the Russian for over seventeen grand. I’ll be saying goodbye to you now, Billy. This meeting never took place. Good luck you crazy bastard.”

At twelve-thirty we pulled up to the warehouse loading dock in our recently-purchased Toyota. Our original car was parked on the street where we had left it the night before, in front for everyone to see. Genna helped me unload two bodies and drag them into the warehouse, a man and woman, identities unknown, gifts from my buddy Lorenzo who worked at the city morgue. They had been homeless, died on the streets, soon to be buried at Hart Island. They wouldn’t be missed.

“Are we doing the right thing, Billy?” Genna asked. “It seems rather brutal, doesn’t it?”

“They called the play, Genna. They tried to kill us. Now they pay for their mistake.”

We placed the bodies in the main room of the warehouse in full view of the front door. Anyone walking in would see them. I poured gasoline over them. We then went upstairs to the room directly above the bodies. I leaned over the hole in the floor I had cut earlier and was rewarded with a perfect view of the two corpses. I set down the ten-gallon glass jar, now filled with gasoline, and inserted a length of cotton rag through the open end. We ran a final check on the two disposable phones, making sure they worked, and then I kissed Genna and sent her on her way.

At two-thirty the Russians arrived. I knew they’d be early. I watched from the second floor window as Sergei and two of his gorillas got out of the black Cadillac Escalade, checked their weapons and confidently strolled through the front door. The plan hinged on the Russians closing the door behind them and they didn’t disappoint. I then watched as Genna ran to the same door and quietly locked it with a heavy padlock we had purchased from the hardware store.

Don’t let anyone ever tell you that crooks are smart because they aren’t. In point of fact they are usually dumber than dirt, and these three were no exceptions to that rule. They walked right into the warehouse and right up to the dead bodies, and they looked on in awe as the ten-gallon bottle, rag blazing, came falling down upon them from above.

I didn’t stick around to watch the explosion but I sure as hell heard it. As I was running down the steps I dialed Genna and told her to start the engine. Her answer was muffled by the whoomph of gasoline ignited and the screams of three Russians who were suddenly very aware of their limitations. By the time I climbed into the passenger seat of the Toyota, the warehouse looked like a Roman candle, seriously aided by the accelerants I had liberally strewn around the main room. I would have loved to stick around and watch the building burn, but I had a new life to live.

One Month Later

Jackson, Wyoming is the quintessential tourist town, a perfect spot for Bobby O’Dowd and Dawn Paisley to begin a new life. It didn’t take us any time at all to find jobs. Dawn works as a pregnant barista at a coffee stand and I do grunt labor at a local ranch. Our new identifications are as good as Pappi had promised.

The day after the warehouse fire we were in Ohio. The national news talked about a hit made on a Russian mob leader in New York, most likely, they surmised, by another mob. Two bodies remained unidentified by authorities, but there was no doubt in my mind the Russians knew that Billy the Kid and his black bitch girlfriend had died there as well.

Billy the Kid was dead.

Long live Bobby O’Dowd, Dawn Paisley and their unborn child.

My Thanks

I hope you enjoyed reading about Billy the Kid and Genna as much as I enjoyed writing about them. I’m sure you’ll be hearing more about Bobby and Dawn in the weeks to come. A peacock can’t change his colors and Billy can’t change who he is simply by buying a new driver’s license.

2016 William D. Holland (aka billybuc)

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    • Janine Huldie profile image

      Janine Huldie 14 months ago from New York, New York

      Wow, what an explosive conclusion, but look forward now to hear more about Booby and Dawn in the weeks to come. Happy Wednesday, Bill! ;)

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      Eric Dierker 14 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      I got it hot off the press and it was worth the wait. He is one crazy dude. Glad they went to Wyoming. I like it there. Billy must have gotten that Boss awfully pissed off to get him just to walk in like that -- I love it when a plan comes together.

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      Eldon Arsenaux 14 months ago from Cooley, Texas

      Great 'ending'! It's an interesting transformation that takes place when Billy burns the bodies in the building. Like a pair of phoenicis risen from the ash of their fallen foes. I hope Bobby and Dawn stay safe long enough to encounter another after-calm storm.

      As always, your stories delight Bill, and we await what follows,

      -E.G.A.

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      Bill Holland 14 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Janine, I have it on good authority that Dawn and Bobby have already had their first experience. :) Thank you so much for following along and Happy Wednesday to you.

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      Bill Holland 14 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Pissed off for sure, Eric. One big dumb Russian in my opinion. :) Thanks my friend...see you in Wyoming.

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      Bill Holland 14 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Eldon, thank you! I almost mentioned the Phoenix and then changed it at the last minute...so thanks for mentioning it for me. :)

      More coming!

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      Ann Carr 14 months ago from SW England

      A full-on action-packed ending, bill! Wonderful! So glad the Russians got their come-uppance.

      Looking forward to hearing about Bobby & Dawn in due course.

      Have a whizz of a Wednesday, bill!

      Ann :)

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      Shaloo Walia 14 months ago

      The opening lines piqued my curiosity. Though I have not been following this series from the start but I will surely continue following the next in the series.

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      Bill Holland 14 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Ann, I like that...a whizz of a Wednesday. Thank you my friend. So glad you enjoyed the ride.

      bill

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      Bill Holland 14 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Swalia! I hope you enjoy the next series, coming soon.

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      Linda Lum 14 months ago from Washington State, USA

      Wow Bill, what an ending. I like Wyoming, and I think Bobby and Dawn will be happy there. But can Bobby stay out of trouble? It always seems to find him. What a great story. (By the way, have you been to New York?)

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      Patricia Scott 14 months ago from sunny Florida

      Of course I will be back to see what new adventures these two find themselves in, bill...loved how this story evolved and kept having new twists and turns...no doubt, more of the same awaits.

      Just know that many Angels are headed your way, my friend.

      ps

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      Bill Holland 14 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Linda no, I've never been to the Big Apple. I don't think I want to, either. :)

      I'm so grateful you followed along. Thank you!

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      Bill Holland 14 months ago from Olympia, WA

      PS, those angels are always welcomed. Thank you so much, and hugs and blessings are headed your way.

      bill

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      RoadMonkey 14 months ago

      Great ending. Hope they have a quiet peaceful life but somehow I doubt it!

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      Bill Holland 14 months ago from Olympia, WA

      I doubt it too, Road, but we can always hope. :) Thank you!

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      Mary Norton 14 months ago from Ontario, Canada

      Oh my...when I read the first sentence I was a bit disappointed that the two died. Anyway, as I read on, I was relieved. I enjoyed this so much and am looking forward to hear more about Bobby and Dawn.

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      Venkatachari M 14 months ago from Hyderabad, India

      Great story with a great ending. Enjoyed the whole series very much with full excitement. Thanks a lot.

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      Bill Holland 14 months ago from Olympia, WA

      I'm so glad you enjoyed it, Aesta. Billy (Bobby) is already in trouble. I'll share with you next week. Thank you!

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      Ruchira 14 months ago from United States

      I admit...was not following it religiously thus, lost track :(

      Had to go back and boy! am I glad!!

      Your ending was superb, and did not imagine it to be.

      Keep it coming, Bill

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      Bill Holland 14 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you very much Venkatachai M. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 14 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Well, you never disappoint. This was a great ending. I have a feeling that the kid won't stay out of trouble, but maybe a new name and a family will be what he's been looking for. Still, I doubt it.

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      Bill Holland 14 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you very much, Ruchira. I'm glad you found it so entertaining.

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      Bill Holland 14 months ago from Olympia, WA

      I doubt it too, Ruby, but maybe he'll surprise us....NOT!!!! LOL Thank you my friend.

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      William Leverne Smith 14 months ago from Hollister, MO

      You have a real knack for this kind of story-telling that is fascinating. Thanks for sharing. Very curious what Bobby and Dawn will be doing next! ;-)

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      Bill Holland 14 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Bill, thank you so much. Just follow the trail of blood and you'll find Bobby and Dawn. :)

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      drbj and sherry 14 months ago from south Florida

      Very ingenious, incendiary ending, Bill. Now I look forward to following the further adventures of Dawn and Bobby. Ingenious new names, too: Dawn - signifying the beginning of a new day every day. And Bobby like the unsinkable rubber thingy (bobber ?) one finds on a fishing line.

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      Lori Colbo 14 months ago from Pacific Northwest

      Bill I haven't been following the story. I tried the other day to figure out where it started but it's been a long series. Where is the first chapter?

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      Bill Holland 14 months ago from Olympia, WA

      This was the first one, Lamb...the rest have Billy the Kid in the title.....

      https://hubpages.com/literature/Walking-the-Street...

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      Zulma Burgos-Dudgeon 14 months ago from United Kingdom

      Brilliant. I doubt the cops or the fire chief is going to waste too much time investigating an obvious arson. Well done, Billy and Genna. Oops. I mean Bobby and Dawn.

      I hope they'll be gracing us with their new adventures soon.

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      Karen Szklany Gault 14 months ago from New England

      Awesome transition between stories. Hooray!

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      Audrey Howitt 14 months ago from California

      I have to go back now and catch up--liked this chapter a bunch--but am feeling a bit lost --here is to having the nerve to leave a comment even though I have no idea what I am saying!

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      Lana Zakinov 14 months ago from California

      Great ending! Lesson learned, don't mess with Billy the Kid. Love, the Russian :)

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 14 months ago from The Caribbean

      New beginnings mean new adventure! I knew Billy would survive no matter what.

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      Bill De Giulio 14 months ago from Massachusetts

      Bill, you never fail to deliver. Great story that had me looking forward to each and every chapter. Well done.

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      Bill Holland 14 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Unsinkable rubber thingy? Too funny, drbj! I'm not sure how to write that into the story, but thanks for the image.

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      Bill Holland 14 months ago from Olympia, WA

      They will for sure, Zulma, and they want me to say thank you for reading their adventures. :)

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      Bill Holland 14 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you so much, Mama!

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      Bill Holland 14 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Audrey, I love that you left a comment no matter....thank you for jumping in at the end.

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      Bill Holland 14 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Kalinin..so glad you enjoyed it.

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      Bill Holland 14 months ago from Olympia, WA

      You can't keep a good man down, Dora....well, I'm not sure Billy is a "good man" but he's not as bad as many. :) Thank you!

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      Bill Holland 14 months ago from Olympia, WA

      I appreciate that, Bill. Thank you very much.

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      Linda Crampton 14 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I'm glad Bobby and Dawn survived, although I know nothing's guaranteed for the future! Thanks for creating such an interesting story, Bill.

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      Genna East 14 months ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Your exceptional writing literally hijacks the reader from the first paragraph and won't let go. What a ride! :-) "Anger will do that to a guy, short-circuit his reasoning and cause mistakes." Clever Billy was right...Sergei's ego never saw it coming. I was so relieved to learn that Pappi was the real deal and delivered everything as promised. We all have hope for Billy, Genna and the unborn child in their new life. But your last sentence is perfect, and lends the promise of new adventures down the road. "A peacock can’t change his colors and Billy can’t change who he is simply by buying a new driver’s license." Reading your work is not only a pleasure, Bill, it's a privilege.

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      Michael-Milec 14 months ago

      As expected.

      It won't ever happen my friend, even if at your utmost attempt , you won't disappoint your readers... As long as there is life, the grace will keep its door open for everyone. Aren't we all focusing on the promise land? No doubt we are. Just let us not make a mistake by looking back. Not looking back, not turning back..

      Peace.

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      Bill Holland 14 months ago from Olympia, WA

      You are very welcome, Alicia. I appreciate you staying with the whole story.

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      Bill Holland 14 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Genna, I don't even know what to say to praise like that. I guess thank you will have to be enough.. Thank you so much. I'm humbled.

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      Bill Holland 14 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Michael my friend, your words are always so eloquent. Thank you and yes, you are correct. Each, in his/her own way, seek the promised land and salvation. Thank you always!

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      agusfanani 14 months ago from Indonesia

      Thank you for giving the happy ending of the story. I look forward to reading the next parts about Bobby and Dawn.

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      Devika Primić 14 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Your writing style never seems to bore readers. A great end thank you for each chapter.

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      Buildreps 14 months ago from Europe

      That was an awesome story, dear billybuc. You were quiet this week. Hope all well with you?

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      Bill Holland 14 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you very much, Agusfanani. I appreciate you following along.

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      Bill Holland 14 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you DDE. I never want to bore my readers.

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      Bill Holland 14 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Thanks Buildreps. Quiet? Really? I don't think anything was different this week.

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      Buildreps 14 months ago from Europe

      Did I miss the mailbag?

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      manatita44 14 months ago from london

      Well Bro,

      I wanted to find time to savour this one; to enjoy this awesome unpredictable ending or conclusion to this brilliant, fast-paced drama.

      Superb! I really liked how you made them disappear and gave them new life. Clever! In a way - and it's you who gave me this idea - one of the ways of tackling bullies is to take them on and show no fear. Billy understood this. Super-excellent Hub and very enjoyable read. Carry on!

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      Bill Holland 14 months ago from Olympia, WA

      I think so, my friend. I posted it on Monday.

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      Shauna L Bowling 14 months ago from Central Florida

      I knew Billy and Genna would have to fake their deaths if they want to live. But something's niggling at me. The Russians have been hit twice now and I suspect whoever the new successor is will suspect Billy's behind it. So, either the new leader will let it ride in order to save his own hide or he'll seek revenge (as any good Don would do). Again, perhaps I've watched too many Bones episodes, but identities can be determined through bones, especially if they've been broken and/or re-set or altered. Also, certain diseases or ailments leave their mark on the remains. A good forensic team will take tissue samples and test particulates before the bones are cleaned of any remaining flesh and clothing and can determine cause of death, identity and so much more. So..... if the Russian successor wants to pursue this, he can certainly determine that the bodies presumed to be Billy and Genna are, in fact, not.

      I'm curious to see how this goes. Will the Russians pursue or let dead Micks lie?

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      Bill Holland 14 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Manatita, that's the way I was raised....tackle bullies head on and show no fear....I guess there's a little of me in Billy. :) Thanks for riding along on this trip. I'll see you in Jackson, Wyoming.

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      Bill Holland 14 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Sha, it's good to see you projecting. It just might be you are correct.....keep watching Bones and we'll see if you are correct.

      Thank you!

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      Shyron E Shenko 14 months ago

      Bill, I loved this, especially the way Billy got the money. This is by far my favorite episode. I hope Bobby and Dawn live long, happy and eventful lives.

      Blessings my friend

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      Bill Holland 14 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you very much, Shyron! I think you'll enjoy the new twist in their lives in Wyoming.

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      John Hansen 14 months ago from Queensland Australia

      Satisfying ending for Billy and Genna. I did expect it may end in a fire (best way to fake a death). I enjoyed this continuing story and look forward to following the adventures of Bobby O’Dowd, Dawn Paisley and their unborn child. Only thing Bill.....if I hear the term "crazy Mick bastard" again I think I'll explode :) I hope that died with Billy.

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      Bill Holland 14 months ago from Olympia, WA

      John, I think we can lay that one to rest. :) Thanks my friend and have a great weekend.

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      Besarien 14 months ago

      Was a little disappointed he didn't raise 25 large for good measure but 15 was fun and Genna would have worried. RIP Billy and all hail Bobby the Kid.

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      Bill Holland 14 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Besarien, I guess Billy isn't greedy. :) I'm so glad you are enjoying this...thank you very much.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 14 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      Great ending looks like an interesting future to look forward to and a bouncing baby as well.

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      Larry Rankin 14 months ago from Oklahoma

      Delightful:-)

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      Bill Holland 14 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Rasma! I can tell you for sure they survive one more week at least. :)

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      Bill Holland 14 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Larry! I appreciate it.

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      Deb Hirt 14 months ago from Stillwater, OK

      I absolutely loved this action-packed piece of work from start to finish. No stone was left unturned and there were no loose ends. This will make a fabulous interest that will sell well as an eBook.

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      Bill Holland 14 months ago from Olympia, WA

      I hope so, Deb. That's the plan. Thank you so much for following from start to finish.

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      Nithya Venkat 14 months ago from Dubai

      I enjoyed reading, great write. Looking forward to stories about Billy and Genna in their new avatars. Voted up.

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      Bill Holland 14 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Vellur! I think you'll enjoy them as "new people."

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      Frank Atanacio 14 months ago from Shelton

      thank you for sharing your characters with us Billybuc.. I had to read past episodes to appreciate this conclusion.. I like the spot on details and the crackling gist of its simplicity.. don't know why I missed or how I missed some past issues.. awesome my friend :)

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      Bill Holland 14 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Frank, thank you so much. "crackling gist of its simplicity"....I love that phrase. Thanks my friend.

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      Mel Carriere 14 months ago from San Diego California

      I loved this story and I look forward to reading what Billy, or Bobby does in his reincarnation. Something tells me it won't be a peaceful retirement playing checkers on the front porch and waving at the mailman when he drives by. Awesome story!

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      Bill Holland 14 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Mel, I think we can safely say there will be no retirement home for Billy. lol Thanks for reading along.

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      Marlene Bertrand 14 months ago from Northern California, USA

      I love it! Bye Billy and Genna. Hello Bobby and Dawn.

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      Bill Holland 14 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Marlene! I'm glad you are enjoying this thrill ride.

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      Lawrence Hebb 14 months ago from Hamilton, New Zealand

      Bill

      Such a great end! 'Bob and Dawn' getting out and starting to build a new life.

      Loved it

      Lawrence

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      Bill Holland 14 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Lawrence. I've had great fun writing this story.

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      Mary Craig 14 months ago from New York

      Well, you did it! You got them outta there! How in the world did you get us on the side of the crazy Mick bastard? Oh wait, it's because you're such a damn good writer! Now I can go to bed. Nite Bill.

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      Bill Holland 14 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Mary! I wanted a complicated character, one who, under normal circumstances, we would find very hard to like...but who manages to win us over. I'm trusting Billy in this story to do the right thing in the end. :)

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      Missy Smith 14 months ago from Florida

      Yes, I certainly enjoyed reading this story. Great ending! Although we know now that something new will be brewing with these two characters soon. It was such an entertaining read! Thank You! :)

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      Bill Holland 14 months ago from Olympia, WA

      No, thank you, Missy! I am so grateful that you took the time to catch up on all of the installments.

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      Shannon 10 months ago from Texas

      Nice! This would make an interesting mini series on television.

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      Bill Holland 10 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Oh Shanmarie, I already know who would be cast as Billy, too. LOL I'm so glad you are enjoying this. Thank you!

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