Paradise Induction Chapter 5 – Extract 17
“Yeah, okay,” said Vernon. “What did Cain say?”
“Well, it seems like I’ve got the job already from the way he was talking. He’s asked me to come in to see him tomorrow, but yeah…he was speaking like things were concrete and I was going to get started soon.”
“If you could drop me by the Labour Department, I’ll make my way home from thereafter.”
They began the drive back to town.
“I’m back at work tomorrow,” said Vernon. “You should be able to take care of yourself with everything else?”
“Yeah, shouldn’t be a problem. I remember where most things are.”
“What was that guy saying to you?”
“The tall rasta.”
“He was just saying hello. He’s that guy that I met last time who’d said ‘you’re a wicked man.’” Chris laughed, but Vernon remained silent.
Chris recalled the first time he’d told Vernon about that interaction. Vernon had chuckled before, but he didn’t this time.
The journey across the bay, then back through the mountains seemed quicker on return. Chris was getting used to the navigation.
At the pinnacle of the mountain was a clear view of Street Village down below with its various, vibrantly-coloured buildings dotting the terrain. Then the magnificent sea and sky spread out after the island to other isles around in the distance.
What a view, Chris thought.