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第 11 回 ﹕初賭贏得滿天星星; 再賭輸光三代長城

 

Chapter.11: Beginner's Luck

Las Vegas, the totally paradise on earth. Resplendent Casinos building in gold and jade green, delicious food and bold feast, unrestrained gambling, decadent music and graceful dancing of stage shows. Seven color neon lights ﹐ revolved and twinkled day and night, changing into countless colors...

This is only the first time that Widow Betty Meador could ever enjoy the paradise in her life, but she didn't.

She was sitting aside those slot machines, sipping the drink in her hand, watching those gamblers feeding the machines and pulling the slots.

Everybody knew her as the 'Grand Super Jackpot Winner' lady, every DING DING noises aroused that glory memory of those people's cheers and jumps:"Zero Thirty Three Thousand Millions, DING DING DING DING DING, Three Hundred Zero Two Thousand, One Hundred Eighty Three dollars..."

Betty was not smiling, she tried to show those gamblers that she wasn't gambling could teach them her points, but people always got the wrong idea and kept feeding their money into those quarter eater tiger machines, in spite of seeing here there or not.

it's useless, Betty didn't care anyway, she was sitting there only to waiting for one thing:

Buffet villa was Pigsy's most favor room. She was waiting here to talk to him... ...

"Hey, Mom!" Goldie Meador came to hug her from her back, and tried very hard to make her voice sound in angry, not joy.

"Hello, the new president of Goldie Gems!" Betty unplugged her hugs, eyeing her to sit next to table.

Goldie was a free-loving hippie, she's a little thick, warn a free flowing skirt, knit tops, sandals, and the most of all, a very eye-catching designed jewelry around her neck and chest.

Betty gave a very close look at the daughter's jewelry:" my my my, now you can afford to wear your favor design for your own now, what Pamela said about this?!"

"Thanks to you, you bought her company, made her the vice-president of my new company, then you fired me!" Goldie put a checking book on the dinner table  in front of Betty, she was reading the huge sign of the jackpot amount on the wall, "Zero Thirty Three Thousand Millions, Three Hundred Zero Two Thousand..." flashing on the tall wall.

"You will be the president of your Goldie Gems, as soon as you get to take us home." Betty signed, took out another checking book with the name 'Ba-Jie Zhu', she put it aside Goldie's.

"By telling him that this money will be all his to spend as soon as he leave Las Vegas?" Goldie opened the book and reading the long digit number amount on the first page.

"There are all same amount, after I bought Pamela's company for you, I splited the money to you and him. I don't need much money, I'm still spending that two thousands one hundred dollars, the ending digits from the jackpot."

"Well, where is this new millionaire lucky guy now?" Tom Badger sat down to join them and greeted Betty:" How are you, Mom!"

"Thanks Tom, so Goldie drag you here? Who is running your hospital for you now?" Betty pushed Goldie to take both checking books to insert into her pockets.

Tom Badger, was a plastic surgeon, he worn suits and collared shirts with slacks and loafers: "No problem, I can always use some Las Vegas vocation. never try it. beside, I love this girlfriend more than words can say and despite all of my hang-ups I will bend over backwards for her," Tom was rubbing Goldie's back, Goldie corrected him:" Wife. my mom made me a millionaire now, I don't want to wait for you to propose me anymore."

Betty corrected her with a sad smile:" I didn't make it, Pigsy did. You really need to help me to get him leave this town with us."

Tom nodded:" So, where is this 'Barred-Jay Baconn'? I love this name, sound like a unfathomable philosophic thinker, deep."

"It's his made name, he is much deeper than we think." Betty signed:" He used to be a totally stranger, now he has learn everything about this town  now, especially how to avoid me, after he knew that I want him to leave here. I don't know what to do with him now, do I need to pretend that I'm a desperate old lady so he will still come to pity me? I  just want him to know, this is a dangerous place,  he will ruin his life here, like your father did to me."

Betty patted Tom's hair:" If you were him, how do we get you to leave here?" she looked him into the eyes:" Do I look like a nuts widow, the slot machine besotted-aholic lady to you? "

"Not since you got the Super Jackpot?" Tom made his face very serious, Goldie hushed him:" Mom, just tell us where is he, I will get him."

"I can't get him, he only come to see me because I pretend that I'm still a helpless old lady that I maybe die anytime, he is everywhere, to have every cake he see."

"And you give him the money to spend?!" Goldie asked: "Just because it's the money he earned for you?"

"No, that's the problem part," Betty shook her head:" He can win the money on any table, he even learn that he doesn't need to win big, he leaves when he get enough."

"Oh my," Tom tried to make his face very very serious:" How do we make him willing to leave this hell?!"

"You need to try the different approach, I showed him the checking book already, he didn't even want to know how it work, when you see him, you will know it's him right away, he is the most delicate, gorgeous, best looking guy on the earth!"

Betty and Tom were both dumbfounded in daze, Tom was a expert on plastic surgery, so he had to summary the facts he heard:" Let me see, he is best looking guy and he like woman? Does he look like woman? or he like woman? He must be bi, maybe I will have better chance to talk to him, Goldie."

Betty signed: "When you see him, you will believe me! In fact, if you see a guy is not best looking enough, never mind, it must not him! He is still thinking of me like the nuts old lady, so he told me some fairy tales about himself..."

"Like what?!" Goldie asked.

"That he once was an Admiral of the Fleet of Water Gods in the Milky Way, he was punished to be on a West Journey mission because he tried to seduce the most beautiful goddess in moon, that he doesn't want to leave, he need to find his teammates to complete the mission."

"What teammates?" Betty asked.

"Not quiet sure if I heard it right, some name monkey' dragon' a friar and a monk?'

"What mission?" Tom asked.

"The world is a mess, they need to go to West to collect the scriptures for the solutions."

"So he is a comic fan, role player!" Tom claimed:" I like it, I want to play a role of his teammate."

"And he was cursed." Betty waited, because she knew that they will both asked: "Cursed?! How?"

"He was cursed not to indulge the passions. As the result of scourge﹐he would turn into a pig-head at his excited high tide."

"That's why you called him Pigsy?" Goldie asked.

"Finally, everything make sense now." Tom saluted to Betty: "Mission well taken. We will get him go home with you."

Betty shook her head for him:" You will believe me when you find him, and you can decide which part to believe whatever he will tell you." She waved them away:" I'll be here, won't leave until you get him, I will tell the front desk that they can tell you my room number here."

Goldie took out both checking books, chose the one in her name into her purse, then put the one in Pigsy's name into her pocket.

They were wondering into all kind of casino villa, all the gambling machines were busy. All the gamblers were busy.

"Now, now," Tom spoke loud:" Where is Pigsy, where is the pig?"

Where is the pig? Tom start to slow down when they walk through the blackjack villa, he used to play bridge in college, he used to play poker with his colleagues, he is good to play blackjack,

The poker room was fantastic, well-run. Each table is given plenty of space and the staff, dealers, and atmostphere are excellent. They also run a popular series of "deep-stack" tournaments. Since the room is right at one of the main entrance, there is a lot of foot traffic which makes for a lively mix of people. The 39 tables were almost all Texas Hold'em, and there were plenty of no-limit games.

Eventually he sat down to a table, the dealer told him that the Hold'em limit games started at $4.

So he didn't have the chips to play, he stood up and tried to quit and catch Goldie who only gave him a glance and walk away without  pause for him. Then a chipgirl approached to him immediately, he pulled out the bills to exchange the chip in a second, nobody had bet their stake yet, everybody was waiting for him with a smile... ...

Goldie was almost want to walk back to drag him out of that table, then she saw a most delicate, best looking guy sat around a very far corner, his good looking lighted up himself, it seemed that Apollo had got off his cart and resting there, he turned off his Sun but the sunset still shining on him.

And he is winning, not very high stacks in front of his table,  but he was happy, and he was about to stand up and walk away.

It's Pigsy.

Goldie grabbed a chair and sat beside him, smiled to him each time he turn to her face.

Goldie started to learn Pigsy's trick, he let himself lose when his chip stacks were too high. He would lose big so he can enjoy more of winning more.

When Pigsy was hesitating again about if he shall be leaving this time, Goldie got the feeling  that he might to stay and repeat the lose-win game one more time, she was enjoying of sitting so closed to him, now she decided this is the moment that she got to sprayed his blond hair' look into his blue crystal eyes and whisper into his ear: "Make love to me, I want to see how you turn into a pig-head over the orgasm."

I can't believe that I get to say this to the Sun God down to the earth, Goldie closed her eyes to hold on and grab the exciting moment.

Pigsy was so amazed that a woman can understand himself so well in just the first encounters.

"You know who I'm?" Pigsy waved fingers to cut off his betting, packed his stacks and leaving the tabel.

"Of course," Goldie said: "You are a pig."

Everybody is laughing, including the dealer, seeing them walk away.

"Let's go." Pigsy deposited his chips into the cash counter.

Goldie waited push away his heating chest: "Clam down, Pigsy, it's not going to happen."

"Oh?!" Pigsy started to look at her jewelry on her chest, she got a thick breast, and her designed jewelry covered all over her neck to chest.

Goldie sat him down at a dinning table and show him the checking book: "Ba-Jie, this is your money, I'm Betty's daughter, she told me that you didn't want to know how this book work. Do you know you can spend those millions dollar when you leave this town? If you don't want to live with us, it's OK, as long as she is sure that you are not gambling no more..."

"I don't need it." Pigsy still look very close to every piece of gems and stones around her jewelry necklace and breastplate.

"My mom is miserable, she has been waiting to see you over days." Goldie tried to shrunk her chest away, but Pigsy was getting a closer and closer looks at her jewelry on chest.

"I seen her yesterday." Pigsy was so absorbed that he even try to pick one gem and sturdy it.

"Could you please not to stare at my, gems?! I know why you are here, World's richest Poker tournament, top prize 12 millions! Right?"

There was one lady sat next table and watching them with smiling, it's Mrs.Linda Mosley from Wugene Brant's church.

"Is this a T-Y crystal?" Pigsy pointed at one gem, and almost want to pick it up with his finger.

"Ti-Yi crystal? It's only a legend, not a real gem. Besides, nobody is reported to have seen one in over  centuries."

"T-Y, not Ti-Yi, it's 4th and 3rd accents, not all 1st flat accents." Pigsy shook head after a very close exam and started to go through every gem in her designed jewelry set:" Of course it exists, or else how do the legend began?"

"T-Y, Ti-Yi, What's the different? Who care?"

"Ti-Yi, you will think about Titanium-Yttrium, chemistry and metals, T-Y, is an ancient magic arts with super power. Let me know if you got one."

Goldie was angry about Pigsy never want to open the checking book to read the amount, she shook head and all of sudden asked him very serious:" You mean, if I show you the crystal, you will leave the town as what Betty want?!"

"No, ... ... Maybe," Pigsy couldn't make up his mind how to answer the question: "The crystal is precious, but if you don't know how it work, it may get you fatal problem." He waved her good-bye and walked away.

"Go see Betty, she is pityful, I will show you the crystal, I'm in this business, I have all kind of Gems and stones."

"Show me, then I will believe you." Pigsy walked into Stage Show villa.

Linda Mosley approached Goldie: "Goldie Meador from PG Gems and Jewelry? Right? I'm your royal fan!" She showed Goldie all the blinking jewelry around her neck and chest:" See? I have your master piece! This is your awarded design, 2009 Pamela Auctions top item!"

It was actually only a TV promotion, but Goldie was proud to see that the fans show it off as a huge deal, she nodded: "Thanks for the support, you keep everything in shape, didn't change anything!"

"I won't, I'm wearing this for the World Poker Torment, and it works, 2005 players in the first day, maybe I'm the only one who never leave my hometown in my life, but I was the top chip leader in two days already, I have to take a break, they allow me to go back if my chip count still in the top 25, I was sure why I'm here, I didn't know if I can make it, but now I see you, I'm so sure about everything now.." Mrs. Mosley talked like a continuous artillery  that Goldie could not find a break to interrupt, then all of sudden she heard Mrs. Mosley said: "Do you know where is Marshal Pigsy ?"

"Who?" Goldie interrupted immediately, then she heard Mrs. Mosley mentioned about a 'crystal':

"Friar Wugene told me to come here, he said that my crystal will save Marshal Pigsy."

"Friar Wugene? Is there any name as Dragon' Monkey' Pig, or a monk?"

"No, Friar Wugene told me that Pigsy will lose his face and he is going to use my crystal for help."

"Are you saying he is going to turn into a pig head permanently ? My boyfriend can help, he is a plastic surgeon!"

"He didn't say so, he is a proven prophet, everything he predicted happened, he is going to paint the White House brown this year. I'm still not sure why I'm here, I had just said it the first thing in my mind, I wish I can go back home to become young and beautiful, I told my boss that I need one week off so I can go to California to take a surgery, nobody believe me that I have that money, but see who I bump into? My boss and my ex-husband! I don't think they are going to be top 25 when I go back to the Torment Final, they will be there to see me win, I will go home, young and beautiful, I don't need their job and marriage anymore, I will have a new, great life."

"Listen," Goldie patted her hands:" like you said, when we see each other and talk, everything make sense now, listen, I happen to know where is the Marshall Pigsy, my BF is a plastic surgeon, the best in California, we can get you go home young and beautiful, he won't stop until you say do. My mom had just make me a hundred multi times millionaire, yes, she is that Super Jackpot winner, but she won't go home without Pigsy, so I'm going to buy your crystal," Goldie showed her the checking book:" to help Pigsy so my mom will go home with us, and you, go home, young and beautiful, and millionaire wealthy! Show me the crystal, if it's a T-Y, then I will buy it. I get a very good feeling it is, even you don't know what's it."

Mrs. Moseley didn't look at the checking book at all:" Sorry, that's not what Friar Wugene told me. This crystal changed my life into everything I want, I don't think it's for sale, how do you it's not going to make me young and beautiful?! The crystal get me going to where I'm, you see? it's win, win, win situation, if my boss and ex-husband are all out, they need to watch how I win and thinking about how to give me a better job, or remarried me. If they are in top 25, and I let them win the final prize 12 millions, I got my job and a better marriage, if I win the final, the winner takes it all. Bye." Mrs. Mosley hug and kissed Goldie and walked toward the Tournament room.

"How do you know that you will be still in the top 25 when you go back to the table?"

"Because the crystal told me so!" Mrs. Mosley turned back and wave good bye.

"Good luck! I'll get my BF be there to see you win!" Goldie found out that Mrs. Mosley shook her head a little differently, her hair waved a little different too.

Beneath her hair, it seemed that she was wearing a big grey thing behind her ear.

"Who is the pig?! I'm. I'm the Pig." Walking toward the table, Goldie heard that Tom was laughing and talking to himself proudly and silly excited.

Goldie found out that they were in fatal problem, Tom won! He had a lots of chip stacks surrounding him, he was laughing, smiling, laughing, and smiling again.

"Hello, honey!" He greeted her with proudly victory posture, V fingers.

"Tom, you leave that table right now! I found Pigsy, I also found what to make Pigsy leave here, it's in Tournament room, let's go!"

"Honey?! I'm wining! The last time I counted it's? How much money I won?" he pretended that he didn't remember and the tablemates yelled it out loud:" Seven thousands nine hundreds dollars!"

"Don't you remember that's how my pa was killed, and how it ruined my mom's life?!"

"Ruined what?! Honey, our mom is the Super Jackpot winner! besides, slot machine is the tool for simple minded, POKER, takes the intelligent wisdom and careful thorough ponder and strategy."

"Are you saying, my parents were stupid and you are smarter?!"

"Honey!..." Tom was trying to chose the words, the gambling mate aside stopped him:" Please, Tom, you won enough, leave with your chips now so we can have our chance to win our money back."

"Honey, please go first, I will join you soon, ten more minutes, or if I lose it all, it was come from the cash in my pocket, see how much I make out from some hundreds dollars!"

"You will lose it all in five minutes!" Goldie yelled, everybody laughed.

"Fine, then I will see you, poker Tournament in five minutes!"

"You better come in five minutes, or I'll be back!"

"No more cash in pocket then I will be all yours for game!" Tom promised.

Goldie run into the Tournament, she saw that Linda Mosley was sitting in the champion area, she found herself a good seat, a most close to the champion table, she waved very hard until Linda Mosley saw her and waved her back.

The seat was close enough, to let Goldie observed and watched how Linda Mosley listening to a gray thing hidden in her hair and beneath her left ear.

It's a life broadcasting show for the cable TV, the show hosts and journalists were hosting the Tournament in the wall mounted big screen LED monitors:

"Linda Mosley, believe it or not, this is her very first time to leave her hometown and play the game, she was once our chip leader in first two days and is back after 3 hours break in second place with 650,000 chips. She told her boss that she was going to California for some surgery, so she doesn't want to tell which state she come from.

"wait?! What?! This is just in, her boss has just be in the Top 25, we will see which state he come from later.

"Under 400 players left in the field, and it's still very young.

 

"The average chip count in the room is just under 200,000 chips, Let's go to the outer tables. Chips count is about half average.

 

"In this battle between 2 world series bracelet winners, the 1st round goes to H. B., whose chip count 304,000, stack a little thinner.

 

"B. G. chip count  217,000, his father and 91-years old grand father former champ who both play in main event.

 

"and those are the chips of 21-year-old E. M., chip count 641,000, perhaps doing better than any other young player.

 

"started the day chip count, picking up another big pot, and his dad Roy, is here.well, E.M. gonna make a rapid rise on the chart there.

Roy M. sprayed ing  good word of his son's success, other family member. and

another player whose father  is here to support him ... ..."

 

"Oh No!" Linda Mosley cried herself on the table:" I don't belong here."

 

Goldie stood up and walk out the Tournament, she run to the poker room.

 

It's a long walk, she started to run, she was  hoping that she can hear Tom still claiming something like "Who is the pig?! I'm the pig!"

 

Tom was still in the same table, the chips around him were a little bit lower.

 

Goldie was watching far away, reading his lips, it sounded nothing chilling, it seemed like he was muttering: "Who killed the pig?! I kill the pig."?

 

Goldie waited and observed, now Tom was not betting, he was on a break to make a phone call.

 

It should be the best time to drag him out of that table, she walked fast toward the table.

 

Tom saw her, greeted her with a big smile, then he pointed to the big screen hang up ahead, the Tournament was in live broadcasting, every room can see it through the big screen:

"Ken J., age 35, Denver, Colorado, son of pro player Tom J. won a world series 86 &  92, 2 main event final tables. finishing second in 92

 

"I raise 40,000, Tom J. is watching his son make a raise of 40,000 to amateur Dan H. from st. Louie

 

"all the cards already on the board. Dan H. will make the call. and Ken J. will show a set of deuce and win the hand.

 

"So Ken J. will do his dad proud and pick up a lot of chips from Dan H..

 

"no double Ken had picked up a lot of the finer point of the game

 

"My name is Ken J., I'm 35 years old, and I'm from Denver, Colorado.

when I introduce myself in the poker world, I just say I'm Ken, you know, Tom J.'s son."

 

Goldie decided to go find Pigsy as soon as possible.

 

Nobody belong here! Goldie felt upset, where is Pigsy?! She need to tell him about the crystal, she should ask him: "What can  she do to get him leave this town?!"

 

Tom unmasked his big smile when Goldie quitted and left.

 

Goldie didn't realized that Tom was making lots of phone call to arrange some money transfer  among his personal account and his hospital business account.

 

He wired ten thousands dollars into his personal checking account so he could start to use his credit card   to the poker game.

 

Above his head, old time poker champion was talking in the big screen:

 

"I came in second in the main event in '92. It's a long time ago, but it seems like it was yesterday."

 

His son holding his shoulder:" I just remember the glory it all. From then on, it was something i wanted to accomplish., this year  it looks like i have  a pretty good chance. I attribute it all to my father."

 

The father nodded:" YES!! My biggest accomplishment in poker ins being able to teach Ken how to play, keep your mind in the game. play your game."

 

The son smiled proudly: "My dad taught me how to play at a young age. it's just kind of a game that's been handed down. kind of like if your father is a doctor, you'll become a doctor.

 

"well, my father is a poker player, so that's what I do. "

 

Nothing is real, is this real?! Goldie almost want to scream, where is Pigsy?!

 

"I think it's just the beginning of what you're gonna see from him, because he is one of the greatest players on the planet today, and I know them all.

 

"I've played against all of them, I would  love to get to the final table in the event. I want to attribute it all to my father. I'm doing it for him."

 

So Pigsy ate, he wouldn't back to buffet because Betty was always waiting there to beg him leave.

 

So Pigsy gambled, he  won enough money for the day, where would he go?!

 

The Stage Show Villa, 'The Beauties and Beasts" was on, the last place Goldie wouldn't step in, then she saw a note stick on the post: 'Where is the Pig?!'

 

It's not a joke, because there were some photos in the corner showing one audience spoiled and ruined the show, with a pig-head on his shoulder. And in the background, the audience had a blast, everybody laughed.

 

Goldie bought the ticket and enter the Stage Show room.

 

And the Tournament still went on:" All right. Let's get back to our featured table. The blinds at 2,000 and 4,000, 500-chip ante for each player... ..."

 

The players and audience were chilling in the exciting Tournament game.

 

Tom Badger wasn't smiling.

 

Last minute ago, he was still in the glory of wining over $7,000 with $400 cash from his pocket, he was still remember how it felt to show it off to Goldie, he was always prepared to show Goldie again, he kept the chip stacks around him in heights for whenever Goldie walk to him.

 

He hung up his cell phone, shook his head to the dealer, he was still not betting.

 

This moment, he had just rejected by his own bank. He had already over-draft all of his bank accounts?! The personal checking, the personal saving?!

 

I'm going to bet bigger this time, and I will get all of my money back, I can do it because this is the game for rich people, I have money to win back the last damage... ...

 

I got money, I'm going to bet bigger this time, and I will get all of my money back, I can do it because this is the game for rich people, I have money to win back the last damage.

 

The chipgirl was not coming closer anymore, in fact, she was talking to another client, who seemed to ask her, 'when can I able to sit in?! Get me a seat.'.

 

Keep your pants on, sucker! Tom eyed him and turn his head on him, this was only my time-out, doesn't mean that you will get to sit my seat!

 

Cool down, Tom, he told himself. he put his elbows off the table.

 

This is what you need to do, and you need to do it right, then walk away after you recover all the damage, you bet bigger this time, then you walk away immediately!

 

He took a deep breath, started to think of the password for the Hospital account, the password, level one.

 

Then he started to dial his cell phone digit pads again...

 

"Daniel right now is hooked up in a hand with Jamie G., another new face who has come on strong recently. Daniel is going to push all-in for his last 79,500, everywhere Daniel looks, he sees strangers, and they've seen making his chips most of time, but right now his all-in is not called, and he survives..."

 

"George D., pocket aces for the student from Germany.

 

"You look like you ought to be in the movies, man. I like that jacket. You always wear a scarf to work?

 

"Every time I bluff, I have to--

 

"How do you say it?

 

"I swallow, and when the scarf is on, nobody can see it.

 

 

It's very convenient to talk to the crystal, but not anymore, Linda Mosley started to try very hard, she was almost screaming in her mind, but the crystal behind her ear refuse to answer anymore.

 

I shall not be here! Answer me! What I'll get here?!

 

I'm going to scream it out of my mouth if you don't give me an answer right NOW!

 

The whole world is a fake! Why I'm here?!

 

What?! Mrs. Mosley look up the wall, there were some   promotion billboards, I can chose anything I want? Beauty Pageant?

 

Look what's on my table?

 

Mrs. Mosley reach out a contestant form around the flowers and drinks, she opened it, she had to hide her face and laugh, it is a Beauty Pageant contestant form.

 

"Daniel now reraise with his aces to 50,000, back to Dmitri N.  now, everyone else folds. that is a dashing look, make it 100,000.

 

"I'm all in.

 

"He got a heart, and a space.

 

"Dmitri momentarily speechless. nice hand. and Nobles will give it up

he is smart enough to give it up. when he knew he was beat."

 

'The Beauties and The Beasts' was a blast, they don't want to show you a good story, they want to show you the story, the dance and the music of the beasts' animals' birds and Fishes, everything presentable in human body.

 

They wanted to show you all the beasts were having a good time.

 

On the musical stage, they showed you the singing and dancing Leopard' Lion' Ox' Tiger' Wolf' Wombat' Yak' Zebra' Buffalo' Camel' wild Cat' Cheetah' Rhinoceros' Bear' Fox and Coyote. All the showboys were flashing their chunky muscle.

 

Not only the Gorilla and Ape, all the animals were standing up with two legs, ' Hippopotamus' Hound' Horse' and Hog, and they always make the hog only singing one tune:" The pig, where is the pig?!"

 

They got two Indian dancers dancing the Hawk and Falcon.

 

For the pretty girls to dance, they had Crane' Crow' ' Dove' Duck' ' Goose' Nightingale' Emu' ' Gull' ' Heron' Hummingbird'  Mallard' Owl' Parrot' Peafowl' Penguin' Pigeon' Quail' Swan' Turkey' Woodpecker and Ostrich, they all showing the long legs and heavenly singing.

Goldie waited, the music and the performance were really good, so she didn't feel bored, she was kind of figure out what this show about, it let all kind of combination to be dancing in couple, each people has their own animal in their heart, so the audience were enjoy the show when they see the animal inside their soul. When there was a new couple or group of animals or birds got in the spotlight, they leaded the music and dance changed, the other animals were dancing as the background dancers.

Then out of nowhere, Pigsy jumped into the stage show!

Also, there was a red Eagle join the Indian dancers of the Hawk and Falcon.

Some audience claimed in surprise, some audience gave the hands and applauses, like they knew it happened before.

The red Eagle seemed to know the routine, he danced to match the choreography,  and his move got his own style, showing a Indian tradition culture, an irresistible original style, the other two dancers lost it, they moved like any stage dancer, but when the red Eagle joined, it like an Indian Warrior appeared, and they had catch to follow the original legacy.

And Pigsy, he didn't care, he just wanted to have fun.

The music changed for him, and he didn't know how to do his own number, he always pick a girl and make her dance for him. He only danced when the girl showed him some moves to let him follow.

And the audience loved it, Pigsy was so gorgeous good looking, his every move brought up the animal in their mind, they love to see how it shall be happening when they just want to have fun.

" ... ... now to George D., he got jack-10 of spades.

"I call.

 

"He paid 10,000 for his seat, he was fleeced.

 

"Give me one Ace! Hachem acts lucky.

"If he can avoid a 5 now, he will double up. The card is a deuce: Queen' 9' Queen' 2.

"Hachem need to survive one  more card, the river card is: 4 !

 

"and the spade give  Hachem winning flush and a mark over Brian.

 

YES! Somebody come and give me a hug, come on."

 

(Hachem longed his arms to the long hair girl in the front, but the fat guy stood up to his arms.)

 

"No, you, you.

 

"I'm coming to hug you. (The long hair girl stood up,)

he gets a hug and double up.

 

"It's good to be King (Hachem smiles and happy after hug.)

 

The cell phone rang!

It's not very loud, but Tom was so sharked, that he almost drop all the cards in his hands: "Excuse me.."He answered the cell.

"Mr. Tom Badger," It's David Brighton, the Chairman, he was mad: "Do you have any idea what you done to our account in the last four hours?!"

"It's four hours already?! I'm sorry, I didn't know this is a No-Limits game in the beginning, I'm working on it, I will put everything back in a minutes."

"What everything?! It's nothing there anymore! Enjoy your Las Vegas vocation for good! You are fired! DO you hear me?!" He paused.

"Mr. Brighton..."

"YOU ARE FIRED!" He hung up.

Tom's fingers were shaking, this was the most important, he need to stay calm, he need to win this hand and everybody were pause for him.

He also need to think, what's the other account he can move so he can recover everything back after this!

"With his style of play, Dmitre has to be a little surprised, though if you asked, he might not tell you the truth

the former car salesman afraid to use his mouth to keep them guessing

[Audience laughs]"

 

Where is the Pig?!

 

How do pig die?!

 

"I was in the auto industry for 10 years. I feel like I can relate a lot of poker to the car business.

I got to make you believe what I want you to believe, go ahead and let it go

that would be your best play."

 

The Pig got a checking account, Betty set it up under his made name...

 

How will this account work?!

 

"I think people are noticing me because of my mouth at the table.... yeah, I'm having fun, having a real good time. Sometimes you take that big stick and end up whacking yourself..."

 

Pigsy pull up Emily, then put her standing on his left shoulder.

 

The audience startled in astonish. Emily stayed stable with no problem.

 

It's a big pleasure to have Emily dancing on his shoulder.

 

Emily loved all the attention, dancing on a guy's shoulder certainly catch all eyes of the audience. She danced like a Ostrich, and she could tell that Pigsy was palming her around a lots, he was giving her a hint, he want to make her dance in his palms, he wanted her to dance like a swan.

 

Did he know that she  used to be a swanmay?

 

And she smell good, Pigsy used his nose like a pig, it's a fragrance of sandalwood with ant's acid and gill fungus was present, the best smell.

Werewolf was dancing aside with the Hawk' Falcon and red Eagle, he never show any good attitude to Pigsy, but when there was a music note that he was near, he grin to Pigsy, and Pigsy could smell the fragrance, the smell from Werewolf was much stronger?

Pigsy held Emily up and open his palms to carry her, the audience stared in astonish.

Pigsy could carry Emily with bare palms for no problem, but Emily winding down through his arms, when they were holding together, she had a vial in her palm, and she spurted him with the vial, it's the same smell, but the smell came with a hostility atmosphere.

It seemed to be a clear signal, The Gorilla jumped to the red eagle, Werewolf helped him together to grab the red Eagle  and dragged him into the backstage.

Pigsy remembered what happened last time, so Werewolf was always waiting to get red Eagle all the time? He did not hesitated, jump to follow them into the backstage.

Everything was planed, backdoor was opened, they kidnapped red Eagle and run out of the door, Pigsy moved quicker than them, but he was jumped over by a Iron-shoes Soldier.

Outdoor of backstage, Pigsy hit the Solider drop to the ground, he then bounced and swift to kick Werewolf to separate the red Eagle.

Red Eagle hit the Gorilla and stay with Pigsy, then they saw there were a lots of Iron-shoes Soldiers appeared from the backside of the buildings, from the ground, they were shooting with the purple ray guns, those ray shoots only struck hard, not really killing...

"So I told you, this is the last time you dance for them!" There was one Indian Chief appeared with two Warriors, they punched away the Iron-Shoes Soldiers, but it's all in vain, those Soldiers were endless, they were groups of robots kept smelling and approaching to them.

Pigsy could punch every Solider down easy, but there were always more Soldiers coming, Indian Chief leaded them running and hiding over doors and doors, and the Soldiers always coming with their antennas smelling and reaching.

On the next door opened, Ant Queen grabbed Pigsy and smell his chest real deep, she stared at him and asked madly: "Who spurted you?!"

Pigsy holed up to her:" Madam, I don't know you." then he heard a very familiar voice:" Hey! Pigsy!" White Dragon came to help him and red Eagle punched away the whole bunch of Soldiers.

"Dragon? aren't you supposed a horse? where is our journey team ?"

"Tell Shelia who spurted you then she can help us out of here."

The Soldiers seemed a little bit confused and stop attacks when they came and smelled, Ant Queen waved the air around with a huge smile, she told Pigsy:" Wait for them, then show me which one spurted you."

They waited, then they saw Werewolf and Emily came in, and not surprised, Leggy and Zsolt with a gang of  bodyguards.

Werewolf greeted to the Chief:" Chief, my boss has some business proposal for you."

Zsolt said:" 51/ 49, you still own the bigger part of casino."

Chief shook head:" Indian Reserv means no business for you people, my deal is 100/ 0."

"How can you run your Casino without us? Get your Prince Warrior back to dance for your grand opening?"

"Yea!"

Werewolf showed a gun in his hand:" You won't go home until we settle. I'm going to order the Soldiers change to use blue Ray now!!"

Ant Queen asked Pigsy:" Who spurted you?"

It's a little bit embarrassed, so Pigsy decided to pretend crying like a little boy a little bit, then pointed Emily:" Her."

"Give me back my vial!" Ant Queen reach out her palm.

Emily threw the vial to Wolfy.

Wolfy smelled the vial then walked toward Ant Queen:" How about the 51/ 49 deal?"

"It's not my business at all!" Ant Queen forwarded to reach for the vial. all of sudden Wolfy aimed the vial to her and press it.

Chunky of fragrance fog sprayed and fallen like a huge umbrella, Woflew didn't care if Ant Queen skip any or not, he shifted to Dragon and spurted big chunky fragrance fog onto his head and face, Dragon could not even open his eyes.

Ant Queen grabbed to the vial with her foggy eyes widely opened, but Wolfy stepped back and stay behind a lots of Iron-shoes Soldiers, they all kept coming and shooting flashy blue rays.

Ant Queen waved her armpits like the flying wings, but didn't do any good to the situation, those soldiers got disorientated near her then ignored her and skipped onto Dragon and Pigsy, two smelly ones.

Pigsy and Dragon were beamed and toasted like two over-baked potatoes, They both punched away all the Solders close to them, but  numberless of Soldiers kept coming and attacking.

Indian Chief and the Warriors were corned by Wolfy' Zsolt and mafia.

"Think over," Zsolt told the Chief:" Without my co-ownership, where do you get the money to build a Indian Casino?!"

The Chief didn't make any comment, later, he told red Eagle:" This shall teach you a lesson, Jeramero, you spent too much time on dancing."

In the instant, out from sky, there was Monkey King's clearly and excited laughers, transmitted through the clouds and the roofs.

It was Monkey King flying and riding his Tumbler Cloud, swing and whirling his Golden Cudgel.

"Fellow Brother Sun! Come to save us!" Pigsy and Dragon were shouting together, and they were striking those numberless Soldiers in their very tiresome fists and arms while they were yelling.

When monkey was learning how to flew by clouds, "Immortals take off with a stamp of their feet," Bodhi Patriarch taught the monkey , "but you pull yourself up. As that is the way you do it, I'll show you how to do it your own way and teach you the 'Tumbler Cloud'."

 

"you make the magic by clasping your hands in the special way, recite the words of the spell, clench your fist, shook yourself, and jump.

 

"With one somersault you can go sixty thousand miles by your Tumbler Cloud."

 

Golden Cudgel,The piece of miraculous iron that anchored the Milky Way in place, was an iron pillar about as thick as a measure for a peck of grain and some twenty feet long.

It had two gold bands round it, while the middle part was made of black iron. There was a line of inlaid writing near the bands which said that it was the AS−YOU−WILL GOLD−BANDED CUDGEL: WEIGHT 13,500 POUNDS.

Sun-Wù-Kong was taking it out of the Dragon King's sea treasury to have a look at it.

Zsolt closed the iron door.

Seizing it with both hands he said, "It's too thick and too long. If it were a bit shorter and thinner it would do." As soon as these words were out of his mouth this precious piece of iron became several feet shorter and a few inches thinner.

Zsolt locked the iron door.

Zsolt closed the steel gate.

Sun-Wù-Kong tossed it in his hands, remarking that it would be even better if it were thinner still. The precious iron thereupon became even thinner.

So Dragon King gave Golden Cudgel to him since he was the only one able to move it, also, it only changed it's size follow as the monkey's will.

Zsolt locked the steel gate.

Then they were holding their breath, listened to Monkey King's yelling and landing with his Tumbler Cloud and Golden Cudgel.

Then they all heard a big bombing noise dropped into the iron gate, then it's a long silence.

Nothing, no sound over everybody's heartbeats and long ears.

OMG! Monkey King dropped dead in silence?!

Finally they heard that Monkey King's Tumbler Cloud was flying and shifting to the other side of roof, he was  whirling his Golden Cudgel again, and yelling in mad, to the other side, the door was opened there.

Monkey King flew into the villa, his fellow brother Dragon and Pigsy were in trouble, he came to rescue! He was so excited to see so many Soldiers to hit, and so little time, he was striking his Golden Cudgel as fast as he can, every Iron-shoes Solider flew up like a home run baseball.

Pigsy and Dragon didn't really getting too much break, because those Soldiers were numberless, kept coming and attacking, eventual they heard Monkey King screamed:" Take a bath, your smells get these idiots keep coming!"

"No time!" Pigsy was punching fast like a videogame player, he was so afraid those Soldiers will get the chance to shoot him with those blue ray guns.

Ant Queen ride on Dragon and gave order:" Jump us to the most close swimming pool!"

Dragon jumped away with Ant Queen. Out from no where, Goldie run to Pigsy and jump on him:" Go after them! A swimming pool!"

Widow Betty came slower, she had to wait in the middle and reach out her arm to Pigsy, when Pigsy reached her, she tried to ride on him too.

Monkey King couldn't believe his eyes, are woman all jump on man like this?!

I must be dreaming?

Recited the words of the spell, Golden Cudgel was lengthen and reached to red Eagle and Indian Chief, Monkey king yelled: "Grab it tight, let's get out of here!" ... ...

Ant Queen threw Dragon into the pool. Goldie and Betty jumped into pool on Pigsy's back, they held together to push Pigsy's head into water:" Don't come up until you are washed, deeper, those robots may find you again!"

Pigsy struggled and stick his mouth out of water to yell:" You smell too!"

"I'm not!" Goldie pushed his head harder.

Dragon had no problem to breath under water, he stay beneath to watch Pigsy was pushed to drink water.

Too much waters made Pigsy very tired of yelling:" Could you? get off my back!"

"No!" Betty kept smelled and pushed him.

"Only?" Goldie got an idea:" if you leave this town."

With the shoulder selected red Eagle and Indian Chief, Monkey King landed down to the pool sideboard.

"Oh no!" Betty pushed harder on Pigsy: "They are coming."

"No they won't!" Ant Queen said:" We got ride of those robots, those mafias won't dare to take us, we have THREE AMIGOS here."

Dragon was practically jumped out of water, while he helped Betty and Goldie climb up to the pool frame board, Indian Chief gave Pigsy a lift to aboard.

Chief padded Pigsy:" Go to Arizona with us, Sir, you are our Indian Casino co-owner, 50/ 50."

"Oh no you don't!" Goldie pushed him away, showing a totally wet checking book to Pigsy:" Look! just a phone call, those multi-million money will be yours as long as you don't gamble any more!"

"What's your problem? Lady!" Chief forwarded to be reasoned, but Betty pushed him away:" You are the problem, you left him out of casino!"

"I'm not going anywhere!" Pigsy said.

"No! You need to leave here!" Goldie said.

"Yes!" Chief turned to red Eagle: "Jaramero! Help here!"

"To argue with two women?!" the Prince Warrior surrendered:" Count me, out."

Monkey King said:" We are leaving, my fellow brothers, to rescue my baby son, from Hades."

"You have a son?" Pigsy was hysterical:" and you gave me so many hard times because it shouldn't be no sex for us monks?! because we are on a mission?"

"I had a son, now we need to rescue him from Hades. Hades! Yes! They think they can get me down by get my son killed? Not to me! I will just go to Hades, get him back, change the fate, switch the Samsara! just that simple!"

"Who is the mother?" Pigsy asked.

"What did you do to her?" Betty asked, Goldie nodded: "All men are pigs!".

"All my gosh." Monkey king got a headache so big he didn't know where to hold it.

"Fine, let me reason it for all," Pigsy was showing his wisdom of the Marshall of water God from the Milkyway:" Hades, future hell, you won't go back to past hell because it's easier to rescue a new ghost in future hell, Dragon come from 4th Dimension, so he can ride you to go pass time channels, and of course you know the hell entry of this west reign already, Friar Sand used to be a Hell Rakshasa, then he was promoted to be a Hell Angel, the Operator officer  in charges of recycle of metempsychosis! Great,  he can be all the help you need! What I'm there for?!"

"What is a Rakshasa?" Betty asked.

"The ghost with super power."

"I need more hand there, you know the metempsychosis, times and spaces are always one instant can be involved into ten light years transition there."

"I can't help! I'm cursed and trapped into this, Pigsy body, I can't even carry this body into 4th dimension!"

"He is right." There was a man voice came up: "But, I can help!"

"Argus!!" Widow Betty cried, with all tears full of her face.

Everybody use their own body function to render the images of a ghost, and each people have their own memory and experience about the ghost, so each body sees the different images into their mind.

Betty was seeing Argus dressed in his retired office suit, the same when they came to Las Vegas. Goldie was seeing her father's pale face  from his funeral. The Indian warriors, they saw white ghost, no legs. Pigsy and Monkey, they saw a foggy face talking. Dragon didn't focus any thought to picture the images, so he only saw some foggy air moving. 

"Hi, Betty," Ghost Argus waved to his wife:" I'm doing this for you, for us."

"You have been here all the time?! Why didn't you ever show up?!"

"To scare you totally out? You were disorientated and empty soul already."

"Why didn't you help me to beat that damn slot machine?!"

"I don't have Pigsy's super power. But now I can return his favor for us."

"How?" Monkey King asked.

"O.K. Fellow brother," Argus bowed to Monkey King:" If Pigsy don't leave, my Betty will stay here same way I ruined her life, so I'm going to do one thing you super spirits can't do, so you can take Pigsy go on your Journey, Betty and Goldie go home. Me, not to escape and hide anymore, they will throw me into the metempsychosis circle, I will make all the flags noticeable everywhere I go, and you only have one chance to track where is a human ghost supposed to go, so you can track back to find your baby son.

He tried to hold Betty's hands, but they couldn't have body contact because he didn't have a body:" I was hoping if I hold it any longer, maybe we can renew our life and maybe live very close, or maybe I can be your wife on next life, but, since I'm going right now, so, can't wait no more. No problem, thanks to Pigsy, I know you are happy now. I let myself out, you shall let yourself go! Betty."

"Argus!" Betty was speechless.

Monkey King said:" That's nice, but I already have a human ghost volunteer, Sun-Shin, he can flew everywhere with Iron-Fan , I think he can help us better."

"A human ghost can travel everywhere with an Iron-Fan ?! that's not a human ghost, are you sure he is not a super spirits? When was the last time you see whoever flew in that Iron-Fan ?!"

"Me. We need to go pass Flame Mountain, so I borrow the Iron-Fan and flew myself to the flames..."

"Where is Shin Sun now?"

"... ... Shall be with Friar Sand? or with Xúan-Zhùang ?" Monkey King said:" Without trapped in the body, you can be anywhere you want. how about go with me from now on?"

Argus ghost nodded, focus all the energy to show his last image to Widow Betty, kissed and hugged her in vain.

Pigsy heard a very charming voice in his ear:" Hey, my King." he look around, nobody heard it except him.

"I'm waiting for you over the stage." The voice touched his ear softly.

Pigsy walked out the door, he heard the heavenly Swanmay music from the air, 12 dancers dressed and dancing like a swan team to welcome him.

It's not Las Vegas anymore, he stepped into a different dimension.

Emily Siebenburgen dressed like a queen, greet him with a noble smile:" Come with me, my King. I'm going to show you the  Kingdom and my land."

"Who is the King?!"

"You are. Me dear."

 

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Chapter.12: Touch down, Demos