Racker and Suqqu had continued with their trek 7 miles off the main trail. Racker figured it would be less likely to get ambushed that way. After a few hours of hiking, Racker chose a place for them to sleep, close by there were four large trees that Suqqu could climb up in a hurry should the need arise, and a large rock five feet high and teen feet wide he could use for cover. He set up the canvas sheet for cover should any rain come and as they hunkered down for the night Suqqu asked before going to sleep, "Are we just going to walk right up to him?"
Suqqu had scouted ahead, her tiny size kept her hidden high up in the trees. But she did have to worry about eagles or any other birds of prey that might want her for a snack. So far however, nothing came to attack. And Racker her protector had finely tuned instincts. Marcellus and his wife the bounty hunters, were crouch walking to their location. As quickly as her little feet would allow her, she scampered back to where Racker was hiding 25 feet from the man they hung upside down in the trees.
"Why aren't we moving?" Suqqu asked.
Racker ordered an ale and oatmeal for his breakfast. He sat down at a table that was tight to a window, it would give him quick access to an escape route should the need arise. It took less than 10 minutes for his breakfast to arrive and he flipped the waitress 10 silver coins in payment which gave a reasonable tip. You don't want to be too generous, or too stingy with your tips, service staff remember both, and in their line of work he needed people to never remember him.
They were four days from the capitol of Genuous, Racker and his sidekick Suqqu, she's become more like a partner over the past 5 years. It was a good life well maybe not so much good but a very profitable life. The leader of their home state has paid them handsomely to dispatch his enemies and the two of them were the best at what they did.
I had to duck for cover, and I made it just in time before they spotted me. I saw the patches on the jackets of the biker gang I betrayed, and I knew that if they saw me, I would be dead within the hour. And it wouldn't be a quick death.