Roland and Morgan have had a lovely day, and are just returning home from a beautiful sunset cruise.
Wait. Roland senses an unusual shape among the shadows, and tenses, silently signaling to Morgan that there might be trouble. “Who’s there?” he calls out to the darkness.
A rustle of leaves, a muffled grunt, shadows move forward carefully avoiding the light. Two break off and come forward. One tall and lean, one shorter and stouter, both dressed in black suits and wearing sunglasses. Roland gets the feeling that he’s seen them before…
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“Are you Roland?” “We’re on a mission.”
“From God?” answers Roland, not yet sure if this is some elaborate hoax or just a distraction from impending disaster.
The short one just sighs. The tall one gives you a cutting glare (diminished only slightly by his shades). “We’re impersonators. Don’t mock us. We’ve heard it all. And you. Are coming with us.”
To Roland’s surprise, Morgan whispers to him “I think you better do what they say. We’re surrounded.”
He notices that the shadows are moving on all sides as hidden collaborators make their way into the light. Actors who look amazingly like Bruce Willis, Chuck Norris, Uma Thurman, Jackie Chan, Vin Diesel, Angelina Jolie, Nicolas Cage, Pierce Brosnan, Milla Jovavich, Samuel Jackson, and… “The Governator? What is this, some kind of joke?”
Nicolas smiles. “No, this is. A priest, a rabbi, and a minister walk into a bar…ow, hey!” Liam Neeson steps up from behind, clamping a very firm hand on Mr. Cage’s shoulder. “Not now, Nick. We talked about this.” Nick makes a face but ceases and desists, and Liam turns to Roland. “The, um, ‘Brothers’ are impersonators, but the rest of us are just ourselves. We’ve followed your adventures online and some of us lived vicariously for awhile through the Callahan’s adventure logs.” When your Best Men contacted us to escort you to your Bachelor’s party, we jumped at the chance.”
Denzel Washington steps up, with Michelle Yeoh and Sigourney Weaver. “And knowing what this group of screen heroes are like, we’re here to chaperon them. Jared, Seosaidh, and Keith are waiting at the airport. Is it okay if we borrow your man for an evening?” he addresses this last to Morgan, who assents.
Rather too easily, Roland thinks, and turns to her. “So where are they dragging me off too?”
“I have no idea.” Morgan gives him a kiss, then turns to Michelle. Just return him in one piece and in time for the ceremony.” The diminutive martial artist just winks, then leads the way to the nearby chartered bus.
The adventure itself continues in the next post.