By P. J. Grondin
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Bobby knew that what they did to Mike’s young bride would land him in hell and he prayed every day to be forgiven. He also knew that Mike had been destroyed by their betrayal. Mike sobbed in front of Bobby, "How could you . . ” That's all that Mike could choke out before he was consumed by grief. They never spoke again. But Pat and Joe had more to say. Pat had screamed in Bobby's face, "You know, you, Donnie Lee, Jamie, and Randy will pay for this. " And with that, Pat and Joe helped Mike McKinney walk away.
Listen to me, baby. I'm real serious about this one. I just got done talking to Jamie Watkins and he said . " That sent Karen through the roof. She was already steamed, but to think that Bill was talking to Jamie Watkins really topped things off. "You what? You're dealing with that low life piece-of-shit? How could you even think about doing that? Don't you have any conscience? That guy screwed your best friend! He raped and killed his sister-in-law. " Karen's words were hitting a nerve in Bill.
At the same time, he manned the sound powered phones so he could relay incoming reports from the engineering watch-standers on the condition of plant equipment in their areas of responsibility. The crew in the engineering spaces worked like clockwork to place the reactor in a safe condition and in a few minutes the pace of the action slowed. The noise level in the engineroom was reduced considerably as motors and other equipment were turned off to reduce the electric loads on the only working source of power onboard, the ships battery.