That said, I have no desire to delay the next issue of the Cajun Chaos arc. It is still set for release on March 11th. So without further adieu, here's a quick preview of what I have completed thus far.
“Yeah! Hit him again!”
“That’s right! Beat ‘em into croc chum!”
Hentri, Etienne, and Theoren stepped up their assault. It was getting to a point where they were set to do some serious damage. Then through the cheering a powerful voice rang out.
“That’s enough!” said Jean-Luc as he pushed through the cheering crowd.
The hoard of thieves wisely fell silent. Etienne and Theoren also stopped upon seeing Jean-Luc walk up to them. The only one who hesitated was Henri, who maintained a firm grip on Remy’s neck.
“Let him go, son,” ordered Jean-Luc.
Henri’s expression tensed with anger, but he did not question his father’s orders. He understood the importance of this deal like the rest of them. As much as he wanted to make his brother suffer, the needs of the guild came first.
He let go of Remy’s neck, leaving him a bludgeoned mess on the deck of the boat. But before he backed off, Remy had one last message for him.
“You still hit like a femme,” he grunted through the pain.
“Damn traitor!” yelled Henri.
He motioned to grab Remy again, but Etienne and Theoren held him back. Jean-Luc gave them a stern look, letting them know they were not to let his angry son go. He could appreciate his feelings for Remy, but this deal between them and the Assassins was honor-bound. Personal vendettas had to take a back seat.
Hovering over the bruised and battered body, Jean-Luc gazed down at his adopted son with a mix of resentment and sorrow. Remy didn’t look him in the eye, but he could sense a similar demeanor. He knew as well as his father how grim these circumstances were.
“It’s been a while, Remy,” said Jean-Luc.
“Not long enough,” grunted Remy as he coughed up more blood.
“I wish it hadn’t come to this,” he said with as honest a tone a master thief could muster, “You were always special to me. You and your mother were my pride and joy.”
“Don’t…don’t you dare bring Remy’s mère into this! She be better than all of us!”
“Maybe so, but that don’t justify what you’ve done. You didn’t just betray your fellow thieves, Remy. You betrayed your family. And for what? A woman? Some newfound conscious you be hiding from us?”
“Remy…hides…nothing! Remy only did…what was right. It’s what Marianne would’ve done.”
“Is that what Belladonna would have done?” quipped Jean-Luc, “You know damn well she and the rest of the Assassins wouldn’t have blinked an eye if they succeeded where we failed.”
“It don’t matter,” groaned Remy, “What happened to Belladonna was a mistake. But what happened to the rest of the guilds…it had to be done. Remy has no regrets.”
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