Jane saw the Cadillac smashed up against the street lamp, she knew it
could only mean one thing.
George heard the clipping of cowboy boots around the corner, he knew
it could only mean one thing.
thirty to fifty year old kids all danced at their house party that
night. They were celebrating New Years Eve. They were on drugs and
they pretended to be happy. The sound system stopped and the lights
turned on. The thirty to fifty year old kids all looked up, baffled,
to fix their eyes on him. He stood there in his cowboy boots, tight
jeans, leather jacket and shades. Holding up the plug of the sound
system in his rugged hand. His hair slicked back.
back bitches!” said Jack.
anyone could respond, Jack kicked the sound system to the floor.
got an announcement to make!”
clipped over the broken sound system.
got some unfinished business round here!”
gaped open in shock. Is he's back? He can't be? Can he? Is Jack
chewed on a cocktail stick.
got a score to settle at City Hall! Is any one of you punks going to
get in my way this time?”
one said a word.
about you?” said Jack, pointing at Phil Marsden.
No. No sir. I mean. I don't-”
not going to stand against you this time sir.”
time?” Jack squared up to Phil. “So you're saying you stood
against me last time?”
No. No sir I-”
second later, Phil was unconscious on the floor.
ingrates better call the police,” said Jack. “By the time I'm
done here there's gonna be some serious bodily harm on all your
faces. I'll give you all three seconds to get your phones out. ONE!
was not going to be a normal day at work for Bertie Borngate. Not
just another day of selling house insurance. Bertie had heard about
the party. He'd heard that Jack was back. He knew that Jack would be
coming to see him.
door opened and there was Jack: cowboy boots, sunglasses, slick hair
and cocktail stick in his mouth. He hadn't aged a day.
to see you Jack,” said Bertie.
to see you too old pal,” said Jack.
do you want a coffee or something?”
stay long buddy, I got business to settle at City Hall.”
smiled and surveyed the insurance shop.
yourself a steady, little job here.”
Jack, it's my own business.”
with me buddy, lets go take down City Hall.”
can't Jack, my wife-”
on buddy! It'll be like the old days! Me and you! Butch and Cassidy!
Burke and Caffrey! Batman and Robin!”
spat on the floor and snarled.
that's loyalty for you.”
clipped aggressively out through the door.
picked up the phone and called his wife.
back, he wants me to help him take down City Hall.”
City Hall, in his office, Mayor Lester Green slunk back in his
leather chair and looked through an ancient grimoire.
the Mayor! Since getting rid of Jack, I can do whatever I like!”
secretary burst through the door.
me Lester baby.”
back Mayor Green!”
Lester Green got to his feet and fluttered in panic.
downstairs! He's beating up security! Then he says he's coming up
here to beat up you!”
meanest of the security men had Jack in a headlock.
finished Jack!" said the security man.
sledgehammer clunked on the security man's head. He fell to the floor
with a fractured skull and released Jack.
looked up, Bertie stood there with a sledgehammer in his hands.
know what they say Jack,” said Bertie. “The bigger they are, the
harder they fall.”
couldn't do this without you buddy," said Jack.
beat up the Mayor!"
I told my wife you were back," said Bertie. "She told me I
should do what I thought was right."
smiled Jack. "You gotta love them."
and the secretary passionately kissed whilst the Mayor screamed under
New Year baby," said Jack, with lipstick smeared down his chin.