They were found on a roadside, deep in the Nevada desert. Part of a cache of documents obviously intended for a secure location, the files have been kept secret until today. Their earth-shattering contents will amaze, possibly frighten and answer the question: what happens when an infamous Old West gunslinger and a centuries-old time-travelling Druid meet up?
Chaos. Card games. Drinking. And chaos.
Part 2: Lover’s Walk
D: Miss Angel, Billy, it’s great to see you again!
Angel: Just call me Angel. I’ve always just been Angel. You’ll spoil me with formalities.
D: A good lady deserves to be spoiled, Mi–Angel. Now, Billy, you said you’d tell me more about your adventures with Pat Garrett and Angel here! You must begin, friend – I can’t wait any longer.
Billy: It was the adventure of a lifetime. Anyway, it was for my Angel. I was a fool and thought she was dead. Of course, how could I have known otherwise? She’d been shot multiple times.
D: Wait, shot?! Gods, that’s horrible! Who would shoot a woman?!
Billy: Patrick F. Garrett.
D: Sounds like a dastardly fellow. I’ve known a few Pats… they’ve never ended well. Tell me he got his comeuppance!
Billy: The foolish rat! He was the only one who’d dare shoot the love of my life.
Angel: Just breathe, Billy. And thank you D! You are so sweet!
D: I do try, really I do. You sound like a brave woman, Angel. Billy is lucky to have you at his side.
Billy: I surely am! I’d have died long ago if she’d been taken from me!
Angel: You are such a darling, D! Thank you, but really, I merely followed my brave leader.
D: I know how you feel. Well, Angel, he’s lucky to have you by his side – willing to follow him into danger and brave what the fates will throw at him. Makes a man a stronger fighter, I think.
Billy: Do you have a girl out there somewhere, my friend?
D: I do and I don’t . . . she lived long ago but had to make a choice between saving our clans and our way of life, and her heart. I think fate may have given us a second chance but we’re both going to have to wait a few lifetimes in order to see if fate is truly kind.
Briana: How did this turn into a love story? I thought it was just going to be Billy and D telling tall tales and making jokes! Perhaps inviting Angel wasn’t such a good idea.
A: I know, right? It’s always a love story. D doesn’t talk about Mairead very often, but he does love a good old fashioned love story.
D: Do not. I just appreciate a good woman who fights with her man. They’re in short supply!
Billy: Well I’ll be! Briana, please do give us a moment, will you? Being a woman, I am sure it is hard for you to see how us menfolk love and appreciate our true loves. Angel and Mairead are both one-of-a-kind and it brings us great joy to speak about them. But for me, I get to hold my Angel’s hand and tell her how much she means to me. I am so very sorry for your loss, D. Your Mairead sounds like one wonderful gal. I hope fate is kind to you and you will see her again.
Briana: Um, well, I suppose it won’t hurt for me to step out for a moment. What do you think, A? Is it safe to leave these two alone to talk for awhile? I can only imagine the chaos it could cause…
A: I think it’s … well, not safe per say, but I think I can manage to step away and let the boys have their chat!
Briana: Okay, if you can do it, then I guess I can, too!
Billy: Yippie! D! We’re free!!!
D: Huzzah! . . . Wait, I’m not sure what to do with this freedom! What do we do, Billy? Is there a train to rob?
Billy: I honestly don’t know, D. I think I’m a bit rusty at the outlaw stuff. Besides, I was never much of a locksmith, and I hear that nowadays, there are some pretty snazzy ones when money is concerned.
D: So I’m told – I’m rather used to the barter system myself. What do you do for fun nowadays, Billy?
Billy: Well, I’m hardly ever let out of Briana’s imagination, so I’m a little lost right now. Not hearing her voice is something of a mystery to me….Anyhow, I’m not going to spoil my one glorious chance at complete freedom! For fun? Well, I am sort of addicted to poker. How are you with cards, D?
D: Truly, I wish A would let me play for her when she finds herself in front of a hand. I spent some time with some RAF pilots back in WWII. I love the cards!
Billy: I can’t say I’m a professional gambler, but I’m no cheat, either! What do you say? Up for a little game?
D: Certainly! I have a deck of cards here … how shall we go about doing this?
Billy: You pick the game, my friend. I’ll bring the gold nuggets!
The transcript ends here in a mess of unreadable squiggles. Considering what happened later, we’re fairly certain they were off-their-heads drunk by the time the night ended.
Read more about Billy and Briana at her blog, When I became an Author.
Read Part 1 of the Billy the Kid and D Files.
Wondering how D and Billy met? It all started when A decided to go on hiatus…
19 thoughts on “The Billy the Kid and D Files, Pt 2”
Thanks for the warm, cozy feeling, Katie–nothing quite like having a good time! 🙂
Indeed there isn’t! And D always manages to have a good time. 🙂
These are so much fun! Love the pictures you found, Katie!
They are – and more pics are coming! Sometimes work just gets in the way of what I want to do! 😉
Awesome! Know what you mean, too! I’m working in the ‘food preserving’ department today. Making peach butter. lol.
Billy says ‘Hi D!’
I have often wondered how closely related the Celts and cowboys actually are. There’s some basis for this, and I’ll share it on my blog in the new year.
Very cool, Andra!
My grandfather, an Irishman who came over during the Irish civil war, was a cowboy for a time!
Wedding chaoel in vegas, cheap booze and a druid♡ what ciukd go wrong?
Sent from Samsung tabletThe D/A Dialogues wrote:
Absolutely . . . nothing, right?! This made me giggle pretty hard, because I’m thinking of Bradley’s version of D, in a wedding chapel, singing Elvis. Yikes.
He’s all shook up uhuuuhuh
Note to self, don’t read comments with food in mouth… must clean off laptop! lol!!
Hilarious! I hope you guys do this again.
We have an idea in the works, and the final part of this particular convo goes live on Saturday.
Now, did you write all this darling, or is this an actual conversation?
Oh heavens, no – Briana and I were chatting on Facebook and let her characterization of Billy and D have at it. The final piece goes live on Saturday.
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