“Hold onto someth-” He doesn’t finish his sentence.
The car skids round the corner with screeching tires. I already have my fingers digging deep into the backseat, but my head thuds against the window anyway.
He’s checking the rearview mirror. I’m not happy. And it’s written all over my face. I just keep my mouth shut, cause I’m grateful to the man who just saved my ass. No comments on his driving.
He floors the accelerator. I rub my head. “It’s going to be a lump” I state.
“Well, dude… That’s your smallest problem.” He grins and throws my wallet on the backseat.
“How did you get hold of it?” I wonder. I don’t remember that he could have swiped it… I look baffled to the mirror, but doesn’t look back, nor does he bother to answer. “Fine. Don’t tell me.”
“So… What do you have in your bag, that is so important?” He asks with a low rumble in his voice. What have I gotten myself into again?
“Fine, don’t tell me. I’ll find it out by myself,” he laughs a throaty laugh. And it’s not benign. I grab my bag tight and lock my arms around it. “I´m just curious”, he tries.
“Curious, my ass!” I spit. Now he’s bursting into honest laughter, slowing the car down to normal speed.
“You hungry? I know a great place!”