Jim Fairbanks locked the main door of the Black Mountain firehouse, picked up his lantern, checked his shotgun and turned east along State Street for his long walk home. A chill in the night air aggravated an old knee injury he’d sustained in a motorcycle accident, and he stretched his legs to ease the twinges. The old Toyota sedan he’d been using had been taken from him, and he made a mental note to acquire a bicycle from Emily Lucas. She’d taken to repairing them and was now one of the town’s main suppliers. A few shotgun shells would be enough to barter for a basic model with patched tires. It had been a while since he’d ridden one, and the ride up the hill to his house would be tough at first, but at least he’d be able to coast into town easily in the morning.
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