It was seven PM and Nine Stitch was still open for business. In the
middle of the shop, a table had been set up and several women were
gathered around. They worked on their various knitting projects and
caught each other up on the latest news. It was a regular meeting for
them; every one of the women relied on each other for company and were
joined together by a love of knitting.
The tranquility was shattered by a young man who burst in through the front door. He pointed a gun at the group as his dilated eyes tried to focus.
"One of you empty the register NOW! Move it or I start shooting!"
The lady at the head of the table got up and moved cautiously towards the register. She kept her hands up and smiled at him. "Just calm down young man. You don't need to point that gun at us."
"Lady, I ain't here for a discussion. Now move it!" The last two words were punctuated by the robber slapping her across the face with his pistol. Since his back was now towards the group, he didn't see what happened next.
A blinding pain shot across his body. He turned sluggishly and realized that one of the women was brandishing a telescoping baton. Turning to face her was a bad mistake though as it left his face exposed as a target. He went to the ground with a sickening thud.
The woman who wielded the baton looked over at her friend. "Mary, are you-"
"Fine, Samantha just fine. I landed all right but I'll probably be sore for days." She looked at the women who were gathering around the man. He had curled into a tight fetal position and was moaning in pain.
"So, do we call the cops or the Coroner's office first?"
Back at the table were two women that watched events unfold. One of them turned a shocked gaze to her companion. "Did you see that? How could they do this?"
The other woman smiled at her. "Now, dear, just calm down. Yes, it looks horrifying but there is nothing wrong with protecting ourselves. Stay awhile and we'll explain. That is, after we've finished with this mess.."
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