Chapter Seventy: Busted!

Judith Jofrey narrowed
her eyes at the pair who stood on the train. Chuckles and Giggles
both glared back, pointing the Lions Claw Blade and the Lucky Seven
Gun respectively at her.
“We have proof. Your
family and their little scheme of keeping one member of the family
separate to hold a legitimate front.” Lady Courage walked towards
“Buying businesses
after they've been crippled by the criminal families, when the owners
have no choice but to sell to survive.” Sir Hyper added.
“Tightening your
control over the city piece by piece.” Sir Lionheart growled.
“Then passing on the
control to your niece or nephew.” Lady Luck joined her fellow
Judith raised an
eyebrow. “Fantasy.”
“You sure about
that?” Giggles asked. “Do you want to see our notes?”
“Anyone with half a
brain will see the connection. All the information is in the Council
building, where anyone can see it.” Sir Dark pointed out.
“And it's also kept
in a vault in Brisvegas, so there's no destroying the evidence.”
Chuckles grinned.
Judith let out a low
growl. The gig was up. If Marion knew, she'd make sure to get rid of
her sister.
She backed towards her
car, where she opened the door and reached in, grabbing her Mystic
Eight Gun and the Dragons Scale Scythe.
The Noble Knights of
the Last Order closed in as Judith removed her wig, revealing her
long blonde hair. She stood before them, and there was no doubt that
Judith Jofrey was the sister of Mobster Marion, the Emerald Mobster
dubbed Sidewinder.
“Well done. Now die!”
She attacked, firing rounds at Chuckles and Giggles while swinging
the Dragon Scale Scythe at the Knights.
Alas for Sidewinder,
she didn't have her Emerald Suit, so she was at an extreme
disadvantage. Without Emerald Power to fortify her weapons and
attacks, she was easily overwhelmed by numbers. Chuckles and Giggles
didn't even need to get involved as the Noble Nights of the Last
Order overpowered Sidewinder, disarming her and forcing her back
against one of the trains.
“You won't kill me.”
Sidewinder hissed as the group surrounded her. She didn't sound so
certain though, and looked especially wary when Chuckles and Giggles
landed in front of her.
we won't kill you.” Giggles said. “As long as you behave
what is THAT supposed to mean?!” Sidewinder snapped.
“Lay off
Peter and Belle Masters. Stop trying to scare the city into
submission.” Sir Lionheart told her sternly.
hell. You won't get me to turn on my family.” Sidewinder shot. She
looked carefully at Sir Lionheart, something familiar about him.
“If you
don't, you'll be exposed, and your family will lose everything.”
Giggles snapped. “I happen to know your balance of power is in big
trouble as it is.”
know nothing!” Sidewinder scoffed.
me.” Giggles glared back.
“Face it
Judith, you either behave or you lose it all.” Chuckles said.
“And we
have eyes everywhere. We'll be watching you.” Sir Hyper warned.
on it.” Lady Courage added.
growled in uncontrollable fury. How DARE they?! How had they found
out?! How had they gotten proof?!
She took
one last look at Sir Lionheart before snatching her weapons off Sir
Dark and Lady Silent and storming back to her car. The tyres
screeched as she sped off.
“I think
she took it well.” Chuckles grinned.
could barely breathe she was so furious and upset. How DARE they?!
She could
hear their mocking voices. She could see them looking down on her, so
certain they'd won, because they had. Hundreds of years of the
Mobsters of Misneach, and it was all going to end with her.
them! She hated each and every one of them!
she probably wasn't the safest driver in the world at that time,
Judith pulled over near Pleasantville Dam. She stepped out of the car
and onto the walkway to watch the water and calm down.
sorry Marion. I'm so sorry.
Judith felt hot, angry, guilty tears run down her face. She had
“How COULD they? How could they have known? How could they have
found out? How could…”
Suddenly she remembered their voices. She remembered Sir Lionheart.
Hadn't she heard his voice so many times before? On dates with
Her blood started to run cold. He couldn't be. He wouldn't.
Then she remembered Giggles. Her voice. Her voice that sounded
EXACTLY like that meddling Belle Masters.
That would make sense. Belle was smart enough to figure it out, and
if Daniel was Sir Lionheart, he'd already seen her at the timber mill
getting changed.
Judith gasped. She'd figured it out. She knew who her adversaries
She had to tell her sister!
“You're joking. I
can't believe he'd do that!” Mobster Marion narrowed her eyes at
Master Revolver.
“Well, he's done it.
I saw them come out of his office.” Master Revolver replied,
looking serious.
They were sitting in
the Misneach living room, which was quite ornately decorated in
white, black and gold. Suddenly, Judith Jofrey burst in, looking
“What's the matter
with you? Did something go wrong with the insurance assessment?”
Mobster Marion raised her eyebrow. “You look like you need a bath
and a champers.”
“You're not going to
believe it.” Judith panted. “Just wait until I tell you what I
found out!”

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