Greg & Saten Twist started drinking at the bar. They were still thinking about Jake.
Saten: What do tu think Tareq will say when he finds out about his death?
Greg: He'll be just like me. He'd want to see his death.
Saten: *Drinks his beer* tu really didn't like him, did you?
Tareq: *Walks into the bar*
Saten: *Chuckles* Good timing. We were just talking about you.
Tareq: I've been transferred to take over for Jake until a new poni, pony gets hired.
Greg: tu heard about his death.
Tareq: Yeah. How did it happen?
Saten: *Sighs* Do tu really want to know?
Saten: Fine. He tripped, landed hard on the side of my train, and broke his neck.
Tareq: Damn. With the attitude he kept giving everyone about his intelligence, you'd think he would be más careful.
Greg: Well, at least we'll be driving freight trains together.
Tareq: For now. I've been told I'll be driving passenger trains.
Saten: With me?
Tareq: No. I'm driving a different train called The Scout. It does follow the same route.
Later that night at Greg's house.
Greg: *With Saten, and Tareq* tu know why he wasn't allowed to drive trains anymore?
Saten: He started a fight with Hayden.
Tareq: Oh no.
Saten: He kept repeating to the boss, I didn't do anything, I shouldn't be here.
Greg: But he got demoted to a porter, and quit in a fit of rage.
Saten: Jared was also with us. How much longer is he staying here until moving back up to Portland?
Greg: The día after tomorrow I believe. He's taking The Cascade at 11 AM.
Saten: Too bad our railroad doesn't go that far north.
Greg: Why are tu asking about Jared?
Saten: Perhaps he can help us. Not now, but later in the future.
2 B Continued