FAGUERO..

.. Charming Jos Miguero
befriends Alluring Patelina… their friendship grows, and Miguero Suggests he goes to America to find work with better pay.. so they can settle to a life of finer things when he gets back….

Tićita… a lovely village in Puerto Ayacucho, Venezuela… Orange farms dot the Area… giving it a benevenue beauty….

..AT JOSÉ ALONSO’S FARM…

..PATELINA AND PIERINA ARE
BEST OF FRIENDS… THEY LIVE
AT THE QUARTERS..AND WORK
AT THE FARM…

______

At the living quarters…

PIERINA: I saw Miguero today…

PATELINA: He’s around..?!..

PIERINA: He’s around..!.. He’ll
be around for 2 days… ..you
should talk to him…

PATELINA: Oh! Pierina.. you
know I can’t do that….

PIERINA: ..Look.. why don’t you
invite him for dinner…

PATELINA: ..I don’t know
Pierina….

…..

NEXT DAY ON A SUNNY
MORNING…

……

PIERINA: Morning!… ..I’ve fixed
some breakfast!….

PATELINA: Oh!.. that smells
good….

…As they have breakfast…

PIERINA: …..Mr. Alonso already
left for Canaima….

PATELINA: ..Already?….

PIERINA: ..Already….

…..I’ll be visiting Aunt Feliza
..what will you be doing….

PATELINA: ..I’ll just go to
Church….
…..

PATELINA COMING FROM
CHURCH…. ..WHO APPEARS!…

..

‘Hi.. bright morning!…’

PATELINA: Hallo.. bright
morning….

MIGUERO: Coming from
Church..?..

PATELINA: Yeah!….

MIGUERO: Miguero..!..
(Extending his hand…)

PATELINA: ..Patelina!….

MIGUERO: ..just taking alittle
walk… enjoying the morning
air… ..I saw you at Alonso’s…!..

PATELINA: ..Yeah!.. I live and
work there….

MIGUERO: Oh! I see… Uh!..
Look.. there’s a dance coming at
the Weekend.. at the Village
Centre… would you like to come
with me…

PATELINA: ..Yeah!….

MIGUERO: Oh! Great… Well
then.. if I don’t see you in
between the week I’ll pick you at
Alonso’s?!…

PATELINA: ..Alright….

MIGUERO: Alright… I Uh!.. will
go back the same way I came…
I’ll see you around…

PATELINA: ..see you around….
…..
..

..

…..AT THE DANCE…

—– Out in the open…

Miguero and Patelina sitting
enjoying their drinks…

MIGUERO: ..I ask you for a
dance…

PATELINA: ..Alright…

(…..So they dance to afew songs
and sit down and chat… )

MIGUERO: …..where have you
been all this time?!…
PATELINA: ..Oh! I was at a home
for orphans….
MIGUERO: Oh! I’m sorry to
hear..
MIGUERO: So when did you
come to Alonso’s?!…
PATELINA: 6 months ago….
MIGUERO: I see
..I’m an orphan too.. but I’ve
been told I have an Uncle in
America… his name is Zacharius
Miguello… he settled in America
along time ago… in Queens..
New York… ..but no one has his
contacts… and am not sure he’s
even tried to contact me… I was
told about him by a good friend
of mine… José Rafael.. who was
told by his father… his father
happens to have been a friend
of my Father…
…I came to Alberto Carlos’ home
as a young boy….
PATELINA: I’m sorry to hear….
MIGUERO: ..So.. how was it at
the home…
PATELINA: Oh! It was like a
family… ..Sister Merita was like
a mother to us… she taught us
how to read and write….
PATELINA: … And how was it at
the farm….
MIGUERO: …I was brought in to
work at the farm… and my good
friend José Rafael.. who is
Older.. would visit the farm…
..he asked me one day if I
wanted to learn how to read
and write… and I said, ‘..Yes!’…
and he taught me and I fell in
love with books ever since…
..That’s how he became a good
friend of mine…
MIGUERO: …How has your stay
been at Alonso’s…
PATELINA: ..Oh! We go to the
farm… go home….. chat… and
plait our hair …hahahahaha….
…..how is it at Alberto Carlos’….
MIGUERO: ..Oh! we work at the
farm… and like now in the
season… we go to Canaima
alot… like twice a week…
(…..and so Patelina and Miguero
fall in love…)

…..

Next weekend Patelina goes to a
work-trip with Miguero to
CANAIMA… Miguero buys her
Gifts…

…At home with Pierina…

….

PATELINA: Oh! I had a
wonderful day…
He’s such an awesome Man… I
am happy…
I like the way he talks..he’s
gentle… he’s caring… he’s kind…
Look..he got me a dress and a
hat

PIERINA: ..Oh!…. this is
Awesome… you’re such a lucky
girl….
..Try them on….

Patelina tries them on..

PIERINA: Oh!.. You’re
stunning…
..This is amazing….

……
…..

…..Another weekend.. on a
Sunny Midday… Patelina and
Miguero go to the steps of the
Church…

MIGUERO: …How is it now at
the farm

PATELINA: …Less work… we’re
at home most of the time…..

MIGUERO: …we’re also not
going on work-trips to
CANAIMA till next season…
…..Look… how about going for
Dinner to Ayacucho.. next
weekend…

PATELINA: Oh! that’s alright….

MIGUERO: Alright

…..

AT THE DINNER THE NEXT
WEEKEND…

.. At a nice Restaurant in
Ayacucho…
They are served a nice meal..
and wine… …and they chat…

PATELINA: … It’s really a nice
meal…
MIGUERO: ..It is!… …I tell you..
there’s this once.. I went to this
restaurant on the other side of
town… and ordered a nice meal
from the menu… don’t
remember what they called it… I
enjoy.. and am satisfied… I call
the waiter.. and go like… nice
chicken… I’ll come back again…
so I ask him… ‘what part of the
chicken was that‘…
… And he goes… Oh! It’s the
chicken’s ‘dispose off’ area…!…
(Laughter)… my stomach
turns… I can’t rush to the
washrooms… but I contain
myself… (Laughter)… I leave the
Restaurant and don’t even look
back…! (Laughter)…

Miguero and Patelina continue to
see each other…

Meanwhile
Miguero considers going to
America to get work with better
pay.. so that they can settle down
to a life of finer things.. when he
gets back…

………

..Miguero goes to see Patelina…

MIGUERO: Hi…!

PATELINA: Hi…!

MIGUERO: You’re Good…!

PATELINA: Oh! I’m Good… and
you….

MIGUERO: Oh! ..can’t be better…
….Uh! may we go to the steps of
the Church…

PATELINA: ..Oh! great idea….

…As they walk to the steps of
Church…
MIGUERO: So how’s the book
you’re reading…

PATELINA: Oh! It’s a beautiful
Story…. (Laughs)

MIGUERO: I’m reading Mao Tse
Dung… …I’m almost through
I’ll let you have it…

..At the steps of the Church…
PATELINA: It’s always lovely
here….
MIGUERO: It is…

..
MIGUERO: …Uh! So I was
thinking… maybe we should
settle down together… …But I’d
want us to settle to life of Uh!…
finer things…
…See… It would be alittle hard to
do that working at the farm….
..So.. I was thinking… if it’s
alright with you… ..that I should
go to America to find
work with better pay.. …work
for two years and come back…
and we settle down together…
What do you think…
PATELINA: …It’s alright………
………..but I’ll miss you
much….
MIGUERO: …I”ll miss you much
too…
…Oh.. this is going to be hard…
..But.. ..everything will be fine…
PATELINA: ..I’m already missing
you…

….How will you go about
it…
MIGUERO: …. Finding my Uncle
would greatly help things… but.. I’ll
need to save up alittle for
accommodation.. just in case…

…..

Miguero saves up and leaves for
America in an emotional let go at the Airport…
…..

HE ARRIVES AT AIRPORT IN
NEW YORK.. AND GETS CAB TO
QUEENS…

….


CAB DRIVER: ..So.. where am I
dropping you Mister…

MIGUERO: ..Uh!… Anywhere in
Queens…

CAB DRIVER: Is Jefferson
Avenue
Alright?…

MIGUERO: Uh! that will be
fine!…

(Cab Driver pulls up…)

CAB DRIVER: Here you are
Mister!…

MIGUERO: ..Thank you!.. How
much is the ride?…

CAB DRIVER: 10 Dollars…

MIGUERO:( Hands him a 10
dollar bill… ) Thank you…( steps
out… )…
Walks across to a Grocery shop
facing him…

(..The Grocery shop is owned by
Mr. Meci Gardinni.. an
Emigrant… He’s been living in
America for 20 years…)…
….

MIGUERO: ..Uh.. Hallo Mister!
My name is Jos Miguero! ..I need
alittle help… ..I’ve come from
Venezuela… and I’m looking for
a Mr. Zacharius Miguello!…

MR. GARDINNI: ..Miguello!!…
..Miguello…. .. I Uh!… don’t think
I know that name kid!… know
everybody the whole block
long.. no one by such a name!…
Uh!.. Might have his address?!!…

MIGUERO: ..Uh!..No!… don’t
have his address… He’s my
Uncle… never met him… was
told he lives I Queens… He
doesn’t even know am
coming!!…

MR. GARDINNI: I See… ..So..
where are you putting up?!…

MIGUERO: ..Uh!… I’ll find
Accommodation for a few
days!!…

MR. GARDINNI:
Uh! Look… Uh! There’s
Accommodation way you came..
a few blocks from here…
It’s the Cheapest around… It’sa..
not so nice!… They Charge 10
dollars a night.. and still
pricey!…
Uh! Look… if you don’t mind
putting up with me for a few
days.. I don’t mind a guest… we
can figure how to go about
finding your Uncle!!…

MIGUERO: ..don’t mind!.. you’re
very kind!!…

MR. GARDINNI: ..Then come
with me this way.. upstairs.. so I
can show you where to take a
rest!… Uh! let me help you with
that!…

MIGUERO: ..Thankyou!!…

MR. GARDINNI:
Welcome to America!!… Am
Meci Gardinni…

MIGUERO: Thank you.. Mr.
Gardinni…
..
(Upstairs, through an elegant
living room…) “Hey kid!! Have
this room!!…
Hardly used!!”…
MIGUERO: Thanks!!…
“Can I get you something?”
MIGUERO: Uh! thanks, but I’ll be
fine!
MR. GARDINNI: ..Alright, I’ll
leave you to take a rest!…
(Bell rings!)
MR. GARDINNI: Oh! that must
be a Customer!!…
..I’ll be with you later!…
MIGUERO: ..Alright, Mr.
Gardinni…

..LATER IN THE EVENING THEY
HAVE A WARM MEAL AND GET
TALKING ALITTLE…
…..

MR. GARDINNI: ..Uh! so kid…
when did your Uncle come to
America?…

MIGUERO: …I gather a long time
ago!… Haven’t heard much
about my family!… See.. Am an
orphan…

MR. GARDINNI: …I see… sorry
to hear…

MR. GARDINNI: …I’ll check the
directories to see if we can find
him somewhere…
(….Mr. Gardinni getting up…)
‘I’ll use the bathroom… pick the
directories.. stay up alittle going
through them…
..You’ll stay watch alittle t.v?’…

MIGUERO: ..I think I’ll go to the
room… Let me say goodnight…

MR. GARDINNI: ..Good night
kid!… We’ll talk tomorrow!…

….

MIGUERO SPENDS HIS
FIRST NIGHT IN AMERICA…
……..

MR. GARDINNI: Morning kid!…
MIGUERO: Morning!!…
MR. GARDINNI: Had good
sleep?!…
MIGUERO: Slept like a baby!!…
MR. GARDINNI: ..Let me fix us
something!…
MIGUERO: Alright!… I’ll go to
the bathroom and freshen up
alittle!…
MR. GARDINNI: Alright kid!…

THEY SIT TO HAVE
BREAKFAST…

MR. GARDINNI: …Checked the
directories… didn’t find your
Uncle’s name anywhere… But
we’ll get to talk about it…

…Uh! you might wanna take a
walk round the block to get to
know your surroundings!…
Uh!.. Have this! (Hands him 100
dollar bill)..there’s an Italian
Restaurant down the block..
serve good steak!.. might wanna
give a try…

MIGUERO: ..Thanks… I’ll do
that!

…..

LATER IN THE EVENING
THEY GET TALKING ABOUT
THE UNCLE’S SITUATION…

MR. GARDINNI: Uh! Well kid!
..Uh! it’s going to be alittle
difficult finding your Uncle now
that he’s not in the directories…
Uh! Pardon my saying… But you
see… Uh! most people that come
to America are always running
away from something…
Uh! most run for economic
reasons and some from the
Law…
…..I’m an Emigrant myself..
from Venice, Italy…
..I was smuggling cheap wine
from Slovenia… …when the
Authorities got to know… I
crossed border to Austria.. and
found my way to America…
…Uh!… …I would assume your
Uncle ran for economic
reasons… ..Might have had big
Expectations… ..Economic
Liberty..So to speak…
…Things might not have turned
out.. the way he expected….
Uh!.. …He could have resorted to
Shady dealings….
…Uh!… …Your Uncle could be
out there existing in a different
name… Uh!.. ..But that’s what I
think….

MIGUERO: …You’re right… ..That
is likely how things turned!….
……….That now complicates my
situation… …..I had hoped to
stay with him… find work and
work for some time… then go
back and settle in Venezuela….
Uh!… I have this girl I like
much… ..She likes me too… also
an orphan… we plan to settle
together… and I want us to live
a fine life…

MR. GARDINNI: …Oh!… that is
Lovely!!… That’s a beautiful
thing!… Uh! Look… you can stay
here…! you can find
something…! ..sometimes
there’s something on the
papers…!… Uh! meantime kid!…
why don’t you be coming down
with me to the Grocery shop…
will keep you preoccupied….
..I’m not giving you a job but
can spare you 200 dollars a
month….!

MIGUERO: Oh!….. That is
Awesome!…
..Thanks… you’re very kind…

MR. GARDINNI: ..It’s Alright
kid…

MIGUERO WRITES HOME…

Dear Patelina,
I arrived in New York
Couldn’t find my Uncle though…
But the first place I asked I
found a kind man named Meci
Gardinni… He invited me to his
home and helped search for my
Uncle in the directories… When
we couldn’t find him.. he asked
me to be staying with him…
..Meantime, he asked me to be
going downstairs with him to
his Grocery Shop just to keep
preoccupied… for which he’ll be
giving me 200 dollars…

..I check the papers… All that’s
available is a Cook’s position….
and you know I can’t cook… But
something will come along…

I’ll be sending 100 dollars and
when I get something to do I’ll
send more…

..Hey! do you know I miss you
much!…
Say hallo to Pierina…

..That’s a picture of me and Mr.
Gardinni…

Look forward to hearing from
you…
Love,
Miguero…

PATELINA GETS THE MAIL..
AND READS IT…

Dear Patelina,
I arrived in New York
Couldn’t find my Uncle though
But the first place I asked I found
a kind man named Meci
GardinniHe invited me to his
home and helped search for my
Uncle in the directoriesWhen
we couldn’t find him.. he asked
me to be staying with him
..Meanwhile, he asked me to be
going downstairs with him to his
Grocery Shop just to keep
preoccupiedfor which he’ll be
giving me 200 dollars

..I check the papersAll that’s
available is a Cook’s position….
and you know I can’t cook… (
Patelina laughs…) but
something will come along

I’ll be sending 100 dollars and
when I get something to do I’ll
send more

..Hey! do you know I miss you
much!
(Oooh! I miss you much too…)
Say hallo to Pierina

..That’s a picture of me and Mr.
Gardinni

Look forward to hearing from
you
Love,
Miguero
” Boy! I miss him..! “…

PATELINA WRITES BACK…

Dearest Miguero!

Oh! how wonderful it was to
hear from you!….
I was excited when Alberto
Carlos brought your mail….

Sorry you didn’t find your
Uncle…
I hope he’ll show up one day….

You made me tickled about the
cook thing…hahaha….

You look wonderful in the
picture as usual…
…and Mr. Gardinni looks the
kind man he is….

..Things are fine at the farm… I
now have my own quarters…

..Hey! I miss you much too!…
I say my ave marias for you…
..Things will turn up fine….

I look forward to hearing from
you again soon….

P.S. Pierina asked me to say
hallo to you….
Say hallo to Mr. Gardinni….

Love…
Patelina…!….

MR. SULLIVAN COMES TO THE
SHOP
(Miguero at the back..
sorting things…)
MR. SULLIVAN: Hallo Mr.
Gardinni! Can I get a Times and
a Wallstreet

MR. GARDINNI: ..Sure thing!…
(Gets Mr. Sullivan the Papers…)
..Anything else Mr. Sullivan!…

MR. SULLIVAN: Nothing else Mr.
Gardinni…

MR. GARDINNI: ..Here’s your
change!…

MR. SULLIVAN: Keep the
change!…

MR. GARDINNI: ..Thanks Mr.
Sullivan….

MR. SULLIVAN: ..Who’s the
kid?…

MR. GARDINNI: Some kid
helping out…

MR. SULLIVAN: ..Could use an
extra buck?… I need my place
get cleaned!… for 300 bucks a
month!…

MR. GARDINNI: ..Well, you can
talk to him!… Hey kid!… come
over here!…
( Mr. Gardinni steps away…)

MR. SULLIVAN: Hey kid!… How
about making an extra buck!…
Need my place get cleaned for
300 bucks a Month!!… What do
you say…

MIGUERO: ..Uh!.. Have to talk to
Mr. Gardinni first

MR. SULLIVAN: ..Alright!.. I’ll
leave you with spare keys…
You can start when you’re
ready… I live down the block no.
1037… I’m out of home by
10.30…

MIGUERO: ..Alright!

MR. SULLIVAN:(Calls out…) ..Mr.
Gardinni… Later!…

MR. GARDINNI: Later Mr.
Sullivan!…

(Mr. Gardinni comes to the
front…)

MR. GARDINNI: ..He’s giving you
Something to do?!…

MIGUERO: ..He’s offering me 300
bucks a month to get his home
cleaned… Said I have to talk to
you first… He left me his spare
keys and gave me his address

MR. GARDINNI: ..Uh!… 300
bucks is fine… but I’ll talk to you
about him later…

…LATER IN THE EVENING..
THEY GET TALKING ABOUT
MR. SULLIVAN’S
PROPOSITION…

……
MR. GARDINNI: ..Uh! Kid!… ..about Mr. Sullivan’s proposition… 300 bucks is… fine!… ..He might give you tips too… he likes to tip… he’s Flashy with money… counting a wand of bills being one of his affectations… But.. I wanted to talk to you about Mr. Sullivan…
..Uh! you see kid!… ..He’s a well to do guy… has alittle bit of money… ..It’s not clear though… how he makes his money….
..Says he sells books… ..that’s his way of saying he advices small investors on Wallstreet…
…But word gets… That he’s worth 10, 000 dollars… see what I mean…
..Now.. there are rumors he deals drugs… can’t ignore everything in the rumor mills…
..that he Deals with the big boys… …he’s like a linkman… running the boroughs… selling to intercity gangs… ..It’s even said he’s alittle ruthless in his dealings… but I don’t think he’s a dangerous man… The gangs are not intimidated by him… ..they more like respect him… has cover of the big boys….
..He trys to play smart… owns an Antiquity shop down Jay avenue…. ..see.. nobody buys old stuff anymore….!
..see what I mean?…
Now.. I think you should take the job… if you don’t mind his arrogance…. ..But.. what am saying kid… is.. be careful….

MIGUERO: …..Alright Mr. Gardinni…. Thanks… ..I’ll be careful….

MIGUERO STARTS WORK AT
MR. SULLIVAN’S.. AND WRITES
HOME

Dear Patelina,
It was wonderful to hear from you!…
…And thanks for your Ave
Maria’s!…

…I got some work.. cleaning up
a home of a Mr. Sullivan…
…I’ll be getting 300 dollars a
month…
..At least now I’ll be sending you
a hundred dollars more…

..Do you still read books?…
..I read alittle at bedtime… ..Mr.
Gardinni also reads alittle….

..Here is another picture of me
at the shop!….

..My regards to Pierina!….

…Love..

…Miguero..

…..SHE WRITES BACK!!…
Miguero reads…

…Dearest Miguero!….
…Oh! how wonderful it always
is to hear from you!….
I get excited every time Mr.
Alberto Carlos brings your
mail!….

It was nice to hear you got something to do!…. And you look
wonderful on the photo as
usual!….

I still read!…. I go to the village
store for books!…. Soon they’ll
run out of books!(Laughs)….
(Miguero laughs!)

Pierina are now friends with
Andreas!… She asked me to say
hallo….

Looking forward to hearing
from you again soon….

Love….

Patelina….

…..

..MIGUERO CONTINUES
WORKING
AT SULLIVAN’S.. AND
SPENDING
A LITTLE TIME AT THE
GROCERY
SHOP….

..A few months down the line
while Miguero is still at
Sullivan’s: Mr. Sullivan comes
home unexpectedly

MIGUERO: ..Mr. Sullivan.. you’re
home early today…

MR. SULLIVAN: ..Yeah! Needed a
rest!!…

MIGUERO: ..I was just finishing
up…

MR. SULLIVAN: It’s alright you
can finish up tomorrow… (walks
to the kitchen) ..Some orange
juice?!…

MIGUERO: ..No thanks!… I guess
I’ll get going!…

MR. SULLIVAN:(calls out from the
kitchen!) ..So what’s your name
kid!…

MIGUERO: ..Jos Miguero!!…

MR. SULLIVAN:(back from the
kitchen!) ..where are you
from?!…

MIGUERO: ..Venezuela!!…

MR. SULLIVAN: ..which part of
Venezuela!!…

MIGUERO: ..alittle village called
Tićita… in Puerto Ayacucho!!…

MR. SULLIVAN: ..Uh!.. Here!
have this!!… (hands him two,
ahundred dollar bills!) ..I’ll let
you get on your way!!… ..See
you around!!…

MIGUERO: Thanks!!… See you
around!!…
………
…..

..SEVERAL WEEKS LATER.. AT
SULLIVAN’S… MIGUERO FINDS
WHITE POWDERY SUBSTANCE
UNDER MR. SULLIVAN’S BED…
HE KNOWS RIGHT AWAY
WHAT IT IS….

AT HOME LATER HE DISCUSSES
WITH MR. GARDINNI WHAT HE
FOUND…

AT THE LIVING ROOM

MIGUERO: Uh!.. As I had said …I
wanted to talk about Mr.
Sullivan!….
MR. GARDINNI: ..Yes kid!..his
arrogance didn’t get to you
already!!….
MIGUERO: ..No No No(Laughs)
He deals drugs…
MR. GARDINNI: ..What are you
saying kid!…
MIGUERO: Found drugs under
his bed in sizeable polythene
bags!!….
MR. GARDINNI: Good Old me…
..told you.. can’t ignore
the rumor mills…

..But that’s a bit careless… I
thought better of him…
MIGUERO: I knew better not to lay a
finger on them!…
MR. GARDINNI: You did good
kid!…

…He might consider you
harmless!…

..From now on kid… be on your
guard!… It’s good you told me….

…..

Miguero continues working at Sullivan’s saving every penny he can… but by the time his two years in America are 3 months near over… he hasn’t managed to save enough — enough for the kind of life he wants Patelina and him to have

Just a month… before Miguero’s time ends… he walks to Mr. Sullivan’s home to get with his day’s work
It’s a usual day… he doesn’t expect to find drugs lying around… the last ones disappeared soon afterwards
He sets about to go his business.. when he notices a key stuck up a Vault up the Seatie
He walks to the Vault… the key is not turned… opens it… There inside is Bundles of Crispy American notes
He closes it… and turns around to move… …but can’t move
He turns around back slowly… gets the Money out of the vault… and sits to count it… 130, 000 Dollars in all
He puts it back… walks to his baggoes to the Kitchen and throws his Lunch Sandwich
…walks to the vault… takes the money and puts it in the baglocks the vault… takes the key and walks out
He throws the key in a Gutterhole………

AT THE GROCERY SHOP…
Hallo Mr. Gardinni.. ..I got to goI’m leaving for Venezuela.. can’t explain.. I have got a few minutes to go upstairs and grab a few of my belongings…’
MR.GARDINNI:..Is everything alright kid?!
MIGUERO:( Already going up the stairs…) Everything is fine Mr. Gardinni

..Upstairs… He grabs a bag with his belongings… puts the money he was carrying in the bag…
…pulls a bedside drawer.. and removes his savings…
..He splits the savings into two.. puts one half into his bag.. and carries the rest downstairs

‘Mr. Gardinni… take this… it’s part of my savings…’

MR.GARDINNI: No kid! thanks! ..you keep it.. you need it
MIGUERO: Mr. Gardinni… you’ve been very kind to me… please.. take the money
MR. GARDINNI: Kid.. ..you’ve worked hard for all your stay here… you deserve it
MIGUERO: Mr. Gardinni.. Look… I found drug money… ..Mr. Sullivan.. again.. in his little carelessness.. left the key to the vault in the keyhole… I found 130, 000 dollars… which I couldn’t leave… ..what am giving you.. is part of my savings… so please.. take the money
MR. GARDINNI: ..I
MIGUERO: ..Mr. GardinniPlease… just take the money
Mr. Gardinni takes the money…
‘I got to go… I’ll talk to you later…’
‘..Alright kid….’

MIGUERO GRABS CAB TO TOWN…

In town he stops to buy Gifts for Patelina…

..

He gets to the Airport and buys a ticket… His flight is 8hours away… so he sits at the Lobby wondering what to tell Patelina…

…..

..Miguero gets on his flight to Puerto Ayacucho… He arrives at 7.30 in the morning…

..Patelina is still asleep when Miguero knocks on the door…
She stirs up in her sleep and gets up and go open the door…
Oh! Miguero! … She screams!! and embraces him!!…
This is not a dream… I hope…
Oh Please!… Come inside!…
MIGUERO: You’re alright…?!
(Getting inside…)
PATELINA: I’m great you being here….!
MIGUERO: I’m really happy to see you…?!

Miguero settles on a chair next to the door and Patelina sits on the bed…

MIGUERO: Hey! You look great…
PATELINA: You look great too….
MIGUERO: How is it at the farm…
PATELINA: The farm is fine?!
How was your stay in America?…
MIGUERO: Oh!! fine!!

PATELINA: You must not have eaten something… let me prepare something for you….!
MIGUERO: I had alittle something on the Plane…!
‘Oh! then you must be empty….!’
(She begins to prepare something…)
Miguero begins to remove gifts for Patelina…

MIGUERO: I brought something for you…!
….
..
…They sit to have their breakfast and discuss about the farm and America…
..
…When they are through with their breakfast…
MIGUERO: Uh! I’ll go to Alberto Carlos’ and come back…?!…
PATELINA: Alright….?!

Miguero goes to Alberto Carlos’ and comes back…
..
MIGUERO: Uh! Shall we go to the Steps of the Church…
PATELINA: Great idea….!…
….
..At the steps of the Church…!
‘This is always a lovely place…!’
PATELINA: It always is….!

MIGUERO: So…
Look… We got lots
of money… I
didn’t work for it
though…. Won it at
a Casino… I was
in town… Got into a
Casino… I had
ahundred dollars to
Spare… I Play and
Win…
…….. We can now get our fine
home… and finer
things…
PATELINA:
Ooooh! ..Lucky you….!
Ooooh! ..this is great
news…..!
(Gives him a Big embrace…)
Oh! We must be the luckiest people….
….
…MIGUERO AND PATELINA GET THEIR FINE HOME… …AND GET THE FINER THINGS… THEY GET MARRIED AT THE SMALL CHURCH… IN ATTENDANCE IS PIERINA, ANDREAS, SISTER MERITA, JOSÉ ALONSO, ALBERTO CARLOS, JOSÉ RAFAEL AND A FEW OTHERS…

…..

AT DINNER

PATELINA: Shall we say Ave maria…..!
MIGUERO: Let’s go right ahead…!

‘ Dios te Salve! Maria!
Llena eres de gracia!:
El Seńor es contigo!
Bendita tú eres entre todas las
mujeres!
Y bendito es el fruto de tu vientre!:
Jesús!
Santa María! Madre de Dios!
ruega pos nosotros pecadores!
ahora y en la hora de nuestra
muerte!
Amén! ‘
PATELINA: Bon Appetit…..!
MIGUERO: Bon Appetit…!
PATELINA: …Sister Merita is coming to visit tomorrow….
MIGUERO: She is?!.. Oh! that’s wonderful !.. it always is wonderful having her here..!..

____

It’s After about two weeks when Mr. Sullivan realises he’s missing the key to the Vault…
He wants some money out of the vault… but he can’t find the key…
…He decides to break the lock.. so goes to a hardware store to get tools… He comes back and begins to work on the lock…
He manages to break it… ..but to his astonishment… the money is missing!…

He wonders how that could be… ..Did someone get access to the safe?!…
..Now, is it the mafia bosses trying to fluster him?!…
.. or.. is it the innercity gangs?!…

..After hard pondering . . . . . he rules them out… ..He’s thoughts point him to one direction… the kid?!!…

He must go to Mr. Gardinni’s to check on the kid… He’s been careless… leaving the drugs lying about… he has to be tactful…

..

‘Hallo Mr. Gardinni!..
Uh! My usual Spinach and Potatoes…’

MR. GARDINNI: ..Alright Mr. Sullivan…

MR. GARDINNI: ..Here you are…

MR.SULLIVAN: Uh! Keep the change…!
Uh! where is the kid?!…

MR. GARDINNI: ..He left for Venezuela…

MR. SULLIVAN: ..Alright…
He doesn’t come to my home any more… I was wondering…
…Alright Mr. Gardinni…
…See you later…

MR. GARDINNI: See you later…

…..Unbeknownst to him, C.I.A have been tipped about his involvement in drugs… and keep him under surveillance…..

…..

…The next day, Mr. Sullivan buys ticket for Ayacucho.. and he sets off…

He arrives in Puerto Ayacucho.. and checks into a hotel…
…The C.I.A also do the same…

He spends the night…

..He is ready to go to the village in the Morning…
…goes downstairs…
..And talks to a man at the Lobby…

‘Excuse me…! How can I get to Tićita…!

‘..Come with me…’ (They stop at the entrance….)

‘..See overthere…. where there’re the two guys… those are Taxis…
..They’ll get you to Tićita…’

‘..Thank you…!’ ( hands him ahundred dollar bill… )

..

…Gets Cab to village… C.I.A keep on the trail…

..At the village… Tells taxi man to wait.. he’ll pay alittle extra…
Steps out and walks to the Police post….

..

..AT THE POLICE POST HE FINDS A LONE OFFICER…. THE LONE OFFICER IS JOSÉ RAFAEL… MIGUERO’S FRIEND…

‘Hallo Officer…!
My name is Al Spencer… I’m a C.I.A agent…
Could I talk to you for a minute…’

JOSÉ RAFAEL: ..Alright.. Please take a seat…
I’m Inspector José Rafael… welcome…

MR. SULLIVAN: Thank you Inspector… Uh! am hoping you can be of help inspector…
I’m looking for a Mr. Jos Miguero who I believe is from this village…
He recently just returned from United States…
We believe he can help us with information about a drug Cartel in America… He is not involved but he was working at the home of one of the Suspects….

JOSÉ RAFAEL: ..A Jos Miguero you Said?!…

MR. SULLIVAN: ..Yes! Yes!…

JOSÉ RAFAEL: …But am afraid Agent.. we don’t have a Jos Miguero in this village… and am not aware of anyone who recently returned from America…
..Unless you got the name of the Village wrong Agent?!…

MR. SULLIVAN: ..Well…. could be Inspector…
I’d sure hoped I could find him here…
..think I have to check the name of the village again…
..Well thank you for having me… you’ve been of some help…
Have a good day Inspector…

JOSÉ RAFAEL: ..Alright Agent… Have a good day too…

…..

LATER IN THE EVENING JOSÉ RAFAEL PAYS JOS MIGUERO A VISIT….

He knocks on the door…

Miguero answers…

MIGUERO: ..Hey!….. buddy!….. Come on inside…..

JOSÉ RAFAEL: ..Hey!… Buddy….
..Uh! I won’t be coming in buddy… Could I talk to you outside alittle…

MIGUERO: ..Alright buddy…(calling out to Patelina) Hey Patelina! It’s José Rafael…! Said he won’t be coming in…!…

JOSÉ RAFAEL: ..Hallo Patelina…!…

PATELINA: ..Hallo Rafael!…. you won’t be coming in….

JOSÉ RAFAEL: ..Uh!… I want to take away your man for alittle…!

PATELINA: ..Alright Rafael…!…

MIGUERO:(To Patelina…) Will be back in a minute…!…

..

JOSÉ RAFAEL: Buddy… are you in some kind of trouble…!…

MIGUERO: Why do you ask…!…

JOSÉ RAFAEL: Some guy came to my office in the morning and said he’s C.I.A Agent.. a Mr. Spencer… said he was looking for a Jos Miguero who recently just returned from United States…! …that they believed he can help them with information about a drug Cartel in America… and that he’s not involved.. but worked for one of the Suspects…!…
…I figured it’s some kind of trouble and told him we didn’t have a Jos Miguero in the village and that I wasn’t aware of anyone who recently returned from United States…
..and I said they could have got the name of the village wrong… he says..’Could be…’… ..he’ll check again… …thanks me… and leaves…!

MIGUERO: ….that’s some kind of trouble alright….!….
….See the guy I was working for was involved in drugs… but there’s something else.. that I’ll tell you about…
…Thanks for covering my back…!…

JOSÉ RAFAEL: ..It’s alright buddy…!… Everything is alright buddy?…

MIGUERO: ..Everything is fine…!…

JOSÉ RAFAEL: …..Then I’ll get going….!…

MIGUERO: ..Alright buddy… we’ll see you around…!…
…..

…It’s Not until the next day after Dinner… when Miguero breaks the unpleasant news to Patelina….

MIGUERO: Look… ….there is something I have been meaning to tell you….
…..I was waiting for the right moment when I thought you would hear me…
….Uh! about the Money… I didn’t win it at a Casino….
….I took it from Mr. Sullivan’s vault… the guy I was working for….
….See Mr. Sullivan was involved in Drugs, working for a Drug Mafia… but I’ll tell you the details later…
…Anyway… José Rafael was here yesterday to tell me that some guy came to his office… Said he’s C.I.A and were looking for me to help with information about a Drug Cartel in America….
I figure this is some kind of trouble… so I thought out maybe we should go somewhere until things were quieter… take on new identities… I could be Faguero you be Aguerro… until things were quieter….
..We can leave tomorrow… Uh! in the Afternoon…

PATELINA: …..I don’t know Miguero…..

MIGUERO: ..Look… why don’t you think about it… !
…..

..AFTERNOON THE NEXT DAY…

……..

MIGUERO: ..Patelina we got to get going…

PATELINA: ..No Miguero… I’m not going… you are a liar… you Stole….

MIGUERO: ..Look Patelina… We can talk about this later…. but we’d better get going….

PATELINA: No Miguero…..

MIGUERO: ..Come on Patelina….

PATELINA: No Miguero… I’m not going…..

MIGUERO: …..Alright… (reaches for money in a small bag) Take this money… you’ll need it…

PATELINA: No I won’t take it… It’s stolen money….

MIGUERO: ..Look… I’ll keep the money in the bedroom drawer… should you need it… I hope you’ll keep it safe….(goes to the bedroom)
..
comes back..

MIGUERO: ..then I got to go…(steps to go)

PATELINA: Miguero.. Wait…! I’m going with you….!
(knock on the door..)

MIGUERO: ..I’ll get the door…

Answers the door….

MIGUERO: Hey! Rafael! Good to see you…
Come on inside…

JOSÉ RAFAEL: Hi Buddy! Can I talk to you outside?…

MIGUERO:(to Patelina) It’s Rafael…

JOSÉ RAFAEL: Hallo Patelina…

PATELINA: Hallo Rafael….

JOSÉ RAFAEL: Want to take away your Man again…

PATELINA: Alright Rafael….

MIGUERO:(to Patelina) Back in a minute…
..

JOSÉ RAFAEL: Hey! Buddy! I have somewhats of good news…
…turns out the guy who came to my office as C.I.A is a fake…
Had 2 C.I.A agents come to my office and showed their Credentials.. They wanted to know what had brought Mr. Spencer… not even his real name… to the Station… So I told them… and told them what I told him…
..Turns out he’s in drug Cartel himself.. the C.I.A have been keeping him in surveillance.. and one C.I.A agent had to stay behind at the hotel to keep him in their watch…
His real name is Sullivan… and drugs were found in his home…
…So they told me they were going to arrest him and take him to America to answer Drug charges…
So.. I don’t think there’ll be any kind of trouble now….

MIGUERO: ..Well, some turn of events…

…..Mr. Sullivan is the guy I was working for…

JOSÉ RAFAEL: He is…?…

MIGUERO: ..He is…

JOSĚ RAFAEL: ..Well… some events…

MIGUERO: ..Quite…
…Well… thanks for coming to let me know….

JOSÉ RAFAEL: ..It’s Alright buddy….
…..I think I’ll go back to the office now…

MIGUERO: ..Alright buddy… will we see you around for some tea?!…

JOSÉ RAFAEL: ..Alright buddy…..
..

..At the home…

MIGUERO: …Some good news… we’re out of the woods…
..Turned out it was Mr. Sullivan looking for me… posing as a C.I.A.. but the C.I.A were monitoring him for involvement in drugs and were going to arrest him..
..That is what José Rafael came to tell me…
..So.. we don’t have to be going anywhere…

PATELINA: ..It’s alright Miguero…
.. Can I fix us some tea….

MIGUERO: Oh! that would be great…
……….

And life goes back to normal again…

…..

ON A HOMELY EVENING ONE DAY…
..At Dinner….
……

PATELINA: …a new member of our family is on the way…

MIGUERO: Oooh! Awesome…!!!
No kidding…!

PATELINA: No kidding…..!

MIGUERO: Oh! I’ll get the Champagne glasses…..! Stay where you are…!
…..

MIGUERO: …To the coming of the new member of our family…

‘CLINK’

…..

A short while later.. after several months… José Rafael comes to see Miguero with some news….
They take a short work…
‘There’s something I wanted to show you…..’. Opens a newspaper and points to a news piece….

DRUG DEALER JAILED BY COURT!
A Resident of NEW YORK, Fred Sullivan was yesterday sentenced to 16 years in jail by a New York Court after being found guilty of trading Drugs.
He was not required to Plead for Parole after the judge maintained that his offence was serious.

______

…..

Early Summer… the new member of Miguero’s family arrives… They name him MECI GARDINNI…


This Story is a work of Fiction.
The Characters are imagined.

Duncan Kihato

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