Whoa, Gunnar thought. Close call!
He didn't have time to dwell on it though. He had someone to meet downtown. He was digging for some news. He wanted to try to get his finger on the crime pulse. He was hunting down some information that would help him bring Regina down.
"Who's asking?" Gunnar replied.
"Just a friend. I heard you were looking for a contact into the crime syndicate."
"I might be. What have you heard?"
"I know a guy you could talk to you. But it'll cost you."
Gunnar hid his smile. Easy as pie. Gunnar slipped him some cash. "And?"
As he stood up, the old man pocketed the money. "Go to the lounge in an hour. He'll be there."
Gunnar didn't ask who. It didn't matter anyways.
"I heard you were asking for info," the man said as he slipped past Gunnar and pretended to be listening to the music.
Gunnar didn't make eye contact. "I am. I want to know days & times Empress works. Also her security detail."
Victor nodded. "Suppose I know that info. What's it to you?"
Gunnar shrugged. "Doesn't matter."
Victor knew from his connections that this was Regina's son & knew that he was probably looking to settle some score. Shrugging, he got up and walked away. "I'll look into it. I'll be in touch."
Gunnar stayed awhile longer, sitting in place. He couldn't believe how close he was to finishing this!
"Alright! Go on!" he yelled as he stomped his foot hard in the wolves direction.
The large wolf took that oppurtunity to lunge forward and nip at his hand.