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The Sky is Falling

Crikey, J and I had a fright tonight. We were eating supper when the sound of a running, shouting crowd came through our open door and windows. Julien shoved his plate back and dashed outside. Men were hollering and women were screaming. I followed J onto the porch, and just to my right, a rock or a bottle shattered against the wall. J shoved me back in the house and cried out for me to close the shutters in the living room while he took care of the door and the office window. My heart was pounding and my mind working about whether I should try to find a weapon or not. I was sure that our house was being targeted because it is common knowledge that a "white" couple lives here.

J got on the phone with the police and, outside, the ruckus died down as quickly as it had arisen. We ventured back into the street. Full of people only a minute before, it was empty. A Mahorais on a scooter stopped to ask if we were ok and said that the tussle had nothing to do with the political situation. It was just a confrontation between the young hotheads of Labattoir and Pamandzi, who have an ongoing rivalry. The police told Julien as much over the phone.

*phew* That was an uncomfortable two minutes.

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secritcrush
Apr. 7th, 2008 06:07 pm (UTC)
EEEE! I'm so glad you are both ok.
mnfaure
Apr. 7th, 2008 06:19 pm (UTC)
Amen to that! :P
frigg
Apr. 7th, 2008 07:01 pm (UTC)
What a shock!
mnfaure
Apr. 7th, 2008 07:06 pm (UTC)
Yeah, even thinking for a second that you are a target is quite a wrenching experience.
frigg
Apr. 7th, 2008 07:12 pm (UTC)
*nods*

I always get so angry afterwards, I want to pound the culprits to minced meat.
mnfaure
Apr. 7th, 2008 07:34 pm (UTC)
And your name shall be...

....

Violent Pea! :P
frigg
Apr. 7th, 2008 08:47 pm (UTC)
nope...sorry, not possible. That name is already taken as YOU well know.
mnfaure
Apr. 7th, 2008 08:53 pm (UTC)
Really? You know *another* violent pea? How about...

Pommel Pea?
frigg
Apr. 7th, 2008 08:55 pm (UTC)
*ROFL*
rabiagale
Apr. 7th, 2008 08:05 pm (UTC)
Oy. O.O

Glad that you're okay.
mnfaure
Apr. 7th, 2008 08:20 pm (UTC)
Thanks :)
mindseas
Apr. 7th, 2008 08:42 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you two are all right. I think you've had more than your share of excitement recently!
mnfaure
Apr. 7th, 2008 08:50 pm (UTC)
Yes, give me a good dose of boredom, please. :P
pjthompson
Apr. 7th, 2008 11:15 pm (UTC)
Holy c**p. Scary! Blessings to you both.
mnfaure
Apr. 8th, 2008 07:27 am (UTC)
Yeah, it was scary when the projectile hit the wall. That was the moment I thought the mob was after us rather than just scuffling amongst themselves.
pjthompson
Apr. 8th, 2008 05:08 pm (UTC)
I can only imagine...
kmkibble75
Apr. 8th, 2008 01:44 am (UTC)
You're not making me feel any less nervous here, kiddo. ;-)
mnfaure
Apr. 8th, 2008 07:22 am (UTC)
But all's well that ends well, right? :D
kmkibble75
Apr. 8th, 2008 11:21 am (UTC)
I guess so... :-/
footlingagain
Apr. 8th, 2008 09:50 am (UTC)
As you probably guessed - or at least I hope so - I hadn't been into LJ at all last night when we were chatting, so I had no idea that this had happened.

And you kept very quiet and calm about it.

I'm so glad that you're both okay.
mnfaure
Apr. 8th, 2008 10:46 am (UTC)
*lol* I guessed. ;)

The shock of the moment got me, but after that, all was calm, including moi. :P
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