A Night In The Hole: Part II
A rather large woman with short cut hair strolled my direction and took a seat next to me. She was a little scary looking. Besides being large, she had a tribal armband tattoo around her upper arm. I tried to make myself invisable but then she spoke to me. Politely I turned to her and was surprised as she had a very soft voice for a lage muscular woman. When I looked into her face, she had eyes filled with kindness.
She asked me if I had ever been in jail before and I replied that no I had never been and was scared because I had heard all kinds of stories about what could happen to a pretty petite girl in the big house. She told me to have no fear because she had spent some time in jails before and could show me the ropes and look out for me if only I stayed close to her.
We talked to the wee hours of the morning about life, loves, and trivial matters. We didn't really talk about what we happened to be thrown into jail for but maybe that is because I was really hitting it off with her and did not want to have that ruined in case she told me that she was an axe murderer or something similar (new friends can be hard to come by).
After awhile, I got very sleepy but was afraid of what could happen if I did. When I expressed my concerns to Big Liz, she told me not too worry. I could lay my head in her lap and sleep unafraid like a little angel. She was right for I whether it was the booze, the stress, or laying my head on her muscular thighs, I had the best sleep of my life. Hopefully I didn't bother her with my sleep problem. I don't think so because she looked well rested and content the next morning. Although I did have a very funny taste in my mouth but I guess that was just the hangover cottonmouth rearing it's ugly head.
I awoke to the sound of the guards clanging on the bars. They had us file up and handed through a disgusting sausage and egg biscuit or that is what it resembled. I tried to eat it but the greasy pork product and slimy reconstituted egg pressed between a low grade sawdust cake made me want to heave.
The guards called me up and told me that there was some problem in processing my paperwork and that it might be awhile and that they would have to book me into the general population for a short while until that could be fixed up and Pookie could bail me out.
As you could imagine, I was devastated and went back to cry on Big Liz's shoulder as I waited for the guards to come back and lead me to my new cell. I prayed that it would only be for a very short time. Big Liz said not to worry she would try to work something out so that I could cell with her. I didn't explain that I was going to get out as soon as the paperwork was complete. I felt that it would be better that way.
This is getting rather long winded but I will be back Friday with the conclusion of my stay in the callaboose. Ta-Ta's for now!!!