posted by Seanthehedgehog
At the station, the Germans were interrogating Maurice. He was hit several times in the face. He had a bruise on his right cheek, his chin, and blood was on his forehead.
German poni, pony 593: *Hits Maurice while holding him por the neck* Who did it?
Maurice: *Gets punched again, and has blood come out of his nose* I'm not sure, I can't remember. I was drunk!
German poni, pony 593: You're lying!! *Throws a bucket of water onto Maurice*
Colonel Von Waldheim: *Walks into the room* If tu tell the truth, tu live. Now, what does he look like?
Maurice: Colonel, I can't remember. *Stares at Von Waldheim* A big stallion, in a grey suit. A hat. I think.
Schmidt: *Arrives* Sir. Labiche never left the hotel.
Colonel Von Waldheim: *Looks at Maurice, and looks at the soldiers interrogating him* Let him go.
They left, and Maurice sighed, relieved that they were no longer torturing him.
At 6:45, it was starting to get dark. Labiche left his room, dressed in his railroad uniform.
Labiche: *Walking down the stairs, and stops at the front desk*
Christine: *At the desk, drinking a cup of coffee*
Labiche: *Signs out, and gets ready to leave*
Christine: Do tu want some coffee?
Labiche: *Looks at her*
Christine: It goes with the room. No extra charge.
Labiche: What's your name?
German poni, pony 19: *Arrives with another German pony* Labiche, the Colonel is waiting.
Christine: *Watching Labiche leave* Christine.
Both Labiche, and the German poni, pony looked at her. None of them replied as they left the hotel.
Didont: *Shoveling coal into the firebox*
Labiche: *Climbs into the cab*
Didont: *Looks at Labiche* Did tu talk to him?
Labiche: Maurice, is the track clear up ahead?
Maurice: *Wearing a band-aid on his forehead where he was bleeding* All the way to Germaneigh.
Labiche: *Starts opening the regulator*
Colonel Von Waldheim: Did tu sleep well Labiche?!
Labiche: *Looks at the Colonel, and four other German ponies* Like a baby Colonel. *Closes the regulator. He decides not to leave until the Colonel tells him to*
Colonel Von Waldheim: I trust this time the bearings are well oiled.
Labiche: Why don't tu check them yourself?
Colonel Von Waldheim: Sargent.
German poni, pony 49: *Walks into the engine*
Colonel Von Waldheim: Sargent Swatz will arrive with you. The last town before entering Germaneigh will be Saint-Avold. tu will stop there so Captain Schmidt will reportar to me por telephone. A pleasant trip Captain.
Schmidt: *Salutes Von Waldheim*
Colonel Von Waldheim: Is that clear?
Labiche: I will stop at Saint-Avold.
Colonel Von Waldheim: Have tu ever been to Germaneigh Labiche?
Labiche: No Colonel.
Colonel Von Waldheim: tu should find the experience interesting. A chance to broaden your horizon. Alright station master. *Walks away*
Maurice: *Grabs his whistle, and blows in it*
Labiche: *Opens the regulator, and drives the train. He blows the whistle upon departure*
Didont: *Next to the German pony* Just keep out of my way.
They were on their way to Germaneigh. Or, were they? Your answer will be in the siguiente part of this story publicado tomorrow.