Anita is rolling around almost crying in a pile of sex and blood stained sheets because, damn it, Richard is her toy and she doesn’t want to share.
She’s so selfish. She’s whining about how Richard won’t be monogamous when it was her idea that she date both men – it’s only fair that they both be allowed to date other women as well. But nope, other women are so icky and ruin her playthings.
The police then knock at the door, and they’re probably about ready to kill her. Or, they’re trying to find out why the cabinsite was ruined by an angry horde of naked men. Anita picks up the telephone, as in 1999 when mobiles where starting to get common a woman in an extremely dangerous profession hasn’t got one because… nope, she has to walk around carrying a telephone, which is awkward and doesn’t leave her with many options for self-defence. Anyway, she rings Dolph, as she figures another cop is a good witness. I don’t know why she doesn’t summon up her gang of toys, but whatever.
Sheriff Wilkes and Officer Maiden come in with guns trained on Anita. Anita backtalks at them, as she’s a colossal idiot and doesn’t know how to not antagonise people. Don’t give people like Wilkes an excuse to abuse you. Wilkes yanks the phone from her hand, hears that it’s Dolph, and then magically teleports across the room to hang the phone up. He says that a phone call won’t save her this time! (Moustache twirling implied)
I looked up at him and gave him big brown eyes. I did everything but flutter my lashes at him. “Do I need saving, Sheriff Wilkes?”
BAM. BATON TO THE FACE.
Look, LKH clearly has no experience dealing with police officers who are looking for any excuse to stop you. They do not like backchat. They do not like you being cute with them. They will use force. Just don’t do anything, and say ‘no comment’ to everything they say to you. Winding them up gets you a baton in the face.
Richard comes into the room and suddenly, there are more police officers around and they all scream for him to put his hands up and get on the floor.
They weren’t treating us like criminals. They were acting like the criminals.
Again, this reads as being written by someone who has no idea how nasty the police can be. This is such a plain black and white universe.
Richard puts his hands on his stomach – you told him to put them up just two paragraphs, CONSISTENCY – and they force him to the ground using his hair. Wilkes says that they were told to get out of town, so Anita ignores my advice and answers him. Just say ‘no comment’. Don’t tell him anything. Wilkes then asks them if they’re leaving today, so Richard says ‘No’.
Richard, you are one of the stupidest characters ever. Why would you an antagonise this man even further?
Wilkes throws Anita to the ground next to Richard.
I touched Richard’s arm. “It’s all right, Richard. Everyone just be calm.”
The scarred deputy said, “God, you are a cold bitch.”
Uh… does anyone else think that being there for someone else is cold? ‘cos this reads as Anita actually behaving like a caring human being for once. Show, don’t tell, LKH.
Wilkes demands that they leave town today and Anita says they will. However, because Richard was such a MORON and pissed everyone off, they say they don’t believe it and that they need to pat Anita down for weapons.
Congrats Richard, your big fat mouth got the woman you love treated to a little bit of sex crime. Thanks for that.
Anita is dragged by the sheet to… a standing position, somehow, and is held against the body of Officer Thompson. She fights to keep hold of the sheet, eventually falling to the floor, but keeping hold of it.
I was pissing him off, not my best idea, but I’m not good naked. I never feel nude. I feel naked.
I raised up. “What is this, a rape theme down here?”
“This can all stop, Richard,” Wilkes said. “This can all be over. Just leave.”“You’ll kill the trolls,” Richard said.
Without clothes, Richard was nude, not naked.