22. Hybrid Hero

I looks at the small plastic bag.
It’s dark so it’s difficult to see.
But the moon is reflecting light from the sun, and the fine crystals cut a horizontal line about one third of the depth of the small plastic bag.
It’s a good gram.
Its grainy.
But ain’t complaining.
It’s free.
But why me, I wonder.
Why now?
She knows I’ve got no money.

Pay me when you’ve got it, she goes.

Thanks, I goes.

You’re jit la’or, she goes.

Yeh, I goes.

She hops on a moto.
The moto spins around.
She’s gone.
I’m alone.
Me and me bag of meth.
I pops the small plastic bag in me wallet and waits for the girl to come back with the glass.
A girl I’ve never seen before.
Lots of people around I’ve never seen before, tonight.
Something feels weird, tonight.
I picks up me books – me brown Magic Elephant note book and Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks, which I’m having a hard time cracking into.
Seem to have been ages on the first chapter.
Who the fuk is Madame Azaire, whatever her name is?
Central character’s called Stephen, with a ph – like me – that’s all I know.
It’s like Francis Ford Coppola put that book in my hand on purpose…
Where did I find it?
I can’t remember?
Dee’s books, maybe. Street 240.
Maybe it’s the James Bond producers want me to read it.
For some reason I’m supposed to read it.
God’s plan.
No idea why.
Maybe cos he’s called Stephen.
Like that book Captain of Rome I think it was called, bangs on about the galleys – cos me mum’s maiden name was galley…
Cos they want me to be a hybrid character of Jean Valjean and James Bond.
And Jean Valjean, cos me mum’s name was Jean.
And the NGO I set up before I came to Cambodia is called The Cosette Project.
So I am a sort of Jean Valjean in a way.
I mean, Galley is a French name, right?
Me mums dad, me grandad, was a stonemason from Portland, so me heritage is probably French…
And the Cosette Project…
So this reality live cinema movie I’m shooting with Coppola is a hybrid James Bond meets Les Miserables.
Although I’m more of a Jason Bourne man myself.
But they were writing the same character, the two writers…Bond and Bourne…Fleming and what’s his name, the Bourne writer…
Both J.B.
WTF Mr. Fox ?
Are you serious?
I’m James Bond and Jean Valjean and Jason Bourne?
I’m playing all three characters rolled into one?
A hybrid.
Directed by Mr. C ?
Mr Francis Ford Coppola ?
Or Mr. Crystal Meth Psychosis?

Author: Mark Dark

Actor Teacher Writer Breaking Bad for Christ ā€“ a Novel. Actor turned Christian missionary turns his back on his Hollywood dreams to combat sex trafficking in Cambodia ā€“ and finds himself deep underground in a dangerous world of drugs, gangs and violence. Based on a true story. https://steveedwardsthoughts.wordpress.com/

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