A sound of a loud Harley pulls out of the parking lot. Going straight out, the rider jumps the access rode directly onto 35 E. As traffic was
flowing, the bike lands in front of a semi-truck.
"God no," The waitress falls to her knees. "He just was upset."
Standing there in shock, "It worked." Evilly The red headed man looks to the waitress, "Ashley.. I'll need that Ice tea to go."
"My boy friend..." Ashley pauses an goes real bubbly in her voice, "Yes Mr. Gaines.." Happily she stands back up and goes back inside to get the red
headed man his drink..
"I cant believe that guy just drove into traffic. Red.. I thought he was going to kill you.."
"Bart.. I," The red headed man looks to his friend.. "All these damn years and it was that simple. Synch with the."
"Red.. What," Bart looks to Gaines?
"Nothing," Reds green eyes seem to glow. "Lets just say it took about ten damn years."
"That remote influence BullS$%^ again," Bart shakes his head. "Dude he was just.." Bart seems to lose his thought as he shakes his head from cobwebs,
"Lets just go back in. "
"After you good sir.. This bachelor party has just got started." Grinning from ear to ear, "After we eat. Lets hit the clubs."
"Will you drop that crap. My fiance does not want me to go to a strip club," Bart opens the door. "Before you get me in any trouble Red.. Back
Las Vegas, Nevada
12:32 AM Next Day
".. does rocks Red," Bart was clearly intoxicated.
Red smiles as he looks at his cards. Looking through the shades, "Go fish.." Gaines laughs as he tosses in seven hundred dollars.
"With that crap," Bart drunkenly speaks. "That's the last of our money."
Looking at Gaines, the man in a ball cap pushes the amount of chips forward to match.
As his green eyes seems to sparkle Gaines, reaches into his pocket. "I would like to put all three of our return flight tickets into the pot. The keys
to my car." Gaines reaches over to Bart and takes his keys," His keys too." He motions for Ashley to toss her keys to the pile.. "Hers too."
"Keys sir.. You are an armature.." The man in the ball cap shakes his head..
"Whats wrong Mr. Luets? The cars are worth about three and a half grand apiece.. I call and raise," Gaines looks at the man. "I thought you were a
"I'm in," Mr. Luets readjust his ball cap. He talks to the pit boss watching the game, "I need to be covered real quick I have the cash I did not grab
"I will wait," Gaines grins. "
Las Vegas Hotel Room
Gaines looked out balcony, "Only in America."
"You want to come back in here," Ashley poses in the negligee she got from the concierge. "How much money did you win that the Casino comped you a
Looking back in Gaines the other door. Red see's Bart on the phone, "Let me guess his future wife is on the phone."
"God she is complaining," Ashley shakes her head.
"Well the wedding is at Four thirty today," Gaines shakes his head. "He will be there. If we are sober. You know what distance test," Gaines walks
into the main room.
"Honey Gaines won close to Seven hundred and fifty thousand dollars," Bart tries to tell his fiance.
Gaines walk over taking the phone, "Phyllis."
Phyllis's voice carries, "You took him to Vegas!"
Grinning as he closes his eyes..
"You got strippers after I.. I.." Phyllis pauses, "I am so ."
"Tell you what. My treat, tell all the guest to get on the plane. I will charter one. We will have the wedding in Vegas. Then we gamble," Gaines does
not open his eyes..
"But the wedding is planned.. We have caterers," Phyllis pauses.
"I will cover everything.. Besides I have a poker tournament to enter," Gaines opens his eyes as they seem to glow. "You will make a beautiful bride
and I am paying for the honeymoon."
"It is not what I planned," Phyllis tries to argue. "A real honeymoon.."
Gaines tosses the phone back to Bart.
"How much money is on the table," Phyllis is nervous.
"Millions of dollars," Bart is shocked as are most of the wedding guest.
They talk among themselves as the last of the river is dealt.
Gaines looks at his two cards and puts them down. As several rounds of raises and bets take place. Turning Red looks at the two men playing. After a
moment, "All in."
Phyllis Eye's go wide, "He just bet .."
"Close enough to four million," Bart takes a deep breath.
They watch as both of the other players go all in..
"That's close to twelve million dollars," Ashley looks at the money on the table.
The other wedding guest are holding their breath.
As the Dealer flips the cards..
Gaines has three twos, versus a pair of kings and a pair of Aces. Standing up he shakes the men's hands, "Gentlemen.."
The other two high rollers shake hands with Gaines each staying a few minutes to chat.
After a few minutes one of the members of hotel management walk up, "Mr. Gaines we are happy to comp your room and the bride and grooms honeymoon
suite. That's was one of the more intense games of Poker I have seen played in a long time. Were would you like your winnings deposited."
'Red' Gaines pulls out a blue Chase card, "All but a hundred grand in cash. So me and," Gaines turns towards Ashley. "What is your last name?"
Ashley hits him, "I am not that type of girl."
"Mrs.Smith will do," The hotel manager smiles. "You want the cash delivered to your room?"
"Of course, with a bottle of Champagne.. No, I am not changing.. A bottle of Jack and a Bottle of Captain Morgan, "Gaines grins as he looks at Ashley.
"With OJ and Coke. Give the wedding guest five thousand apiece to gamble with."
"Yes sir. Thats seventy four guest each given five grand.. A grand total of three hundred and seventy thousand dollars," The hotel Manager grins as he
turns to his people, "You heard Mister Gaines.. Five Grand for the wedding guest to gamble with."
"I assume we have the same room as earlier," Mr. Gaines eyed the hotel manager.
"Of course Mr. Gaines," The hotel Manager has something else on his mind. "If you would like to ride your Streak we have another game later
"I would love to." Gaines gropes Ashley rear, "I have other plans for sin city tonight."
Four Days later
"Three high roller games," Ashley rested her head on Gaines. Ashley's face was apprehensive to a small degree.
"Red, thank you for the trip and an excellent honeymoon," Phyllis sat on the isle seat across From Red. "Your rich. What are you gonna do."
"42 million dollars is just a small take," Gaines looked at the Gentleman in the seat in front of him.
The Gentleman takes out his card, "John L. Highlist.. I manage a hedge fund.. You won 42 million in Vegas. I couldn't help but overhear. You and your
girlfriend stop by my office in a few days. We can help you set up something."
"Mr. Highlist.. She is not my Girlfriend just an F-Buddy, " Gaines smiles.. "She is a little freaked out. We moved to fast for her comfort. I am going
to send her to college."
"Your not upset if I have other friends," Ashley was in tears.
"My dear at my age I do not care. " Gaines smiles as gets his hands squeezed, "Pick a college. I was going to surprise you. "
"So If I want to re-enroll back into UT at Dallas," Ashley has a hopeful look on her face.
"Mr.Gaines was it," Highlist smiles evilly. "Oddly enough I sit on the Admissions Board at UT."
"Who would have guessed," Gaines smiles.[
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