“Lesson number one dumbass, never try to hit a pissed off motherfucker. Lesson two,
never leave your friends behind like you and Ryan left us, and that fucktard is the reason
Paul was killed. It should have been you, you prick! Stay the fuck away from me and
believe me, you will get yours one day Zaniel Baker.”
As Michael turned away, Zaniel grabbed his ankles and down Michael went. Zaniel had little time to get up and pommel him because Trevor and Ryan were doing their best to separate the men as they tussled on the floor.
When they pried them apart, Michael was last heard saying, “You’re a dead man Zaniel, a dead man!”
Trevor struggled to pull him out of the bar but had been successful while Ryan kept Zaniel from going after Michael.
One of the waitresses came over to help clean up things in the other waitress’ area. They both gave the guys evil stares. As Ryan tried to get Zaniel straight, one of the bar attendants came over. “Hey guys, I got a call from the owner, he watches on the cameras and he asked that you guys leave. I know you are regulars, but we don’t need this kind of hassle around here, maybe in a few days come back, but without the bullshit.
Zaniel was up from the both and pushed past the attendant. Who was at least five eleven and looked like he could have played lineman for some professional football team. He kept his cool and let Ryan walk past him without another word.Ryan caught up with Zaniel as he headed towards the parking lot. He looked around wearyingly for Michael and Trevor. He didn’t want a repeat scene out there on the parking lot. There were no other disturbances. He jogged up to Zaniel and asked him, “Bro, come on you going to be pissed all night?”
Zaniel turned on him and Ryan instantly backed up. “Wow, really? That is all you have to say?”
“What you want me to say Zaniel? You brought this bullshit on yourself? Huh, you know you did!
Bringing up that old shit. No one wants to talk about that day. Ever! We have our own lives now and the last thing I would want on my birthday is to talk about my plan to go rob something that turn to shit and one of my best friend got killed because of my plan. You want me to say more Zaniel?”
Zaniel stood there and looked at Ryan. “So, it’s not just Mike that feels some kind of way about that day huh? You, and Trevor too? You all think I should have been in that alley?”
“What? What the hell are you talking about Zaniel? Man, we came here tonight to our spot to have drinks and laughs. All this shit that just happened didn’t have to and it doesn’t have nothing to do with you staying back and helping me out. Don’t you think Mike feels guilty enough? Man, he doesn’t want to relive that day because of how guilty he feels. We all do Zan, we all do! But you know what. You go do you. Tell your mom I said what’s up this weekend when you go visit. Char and I are taking the kids to the beach.” Ryan shook his head and walked off.
Zaniel stayed in the parking lot another five minutes before he got into his car and drove off.