We got back to the truck and I topped off the tank and the gas cans I had strapped together in the back. I figured being in the middle of nowhere there wasn't going to be a lot of gas stations in the area.
"Well, I guess that store was a bust." Dallas said, climbing into the truck.
"Well, a lot of folks probably had the same idea that we did and I guess they got here first. I did find a few useful items, though." I said, reaching into my jacket pocket and handing Dallas the .38. "Here, I figure you could use a sidearm to go with your rifle. It ain't much, but it's better than nothing."
"Thanks." she replied. " What about you, don't you need this gun ?"
"Nah, I already have a sidearm. You didn't see the 1911 strapped to my belt ?" I told her.
"To be honest, the only gun I noticed was the rifle you had pointed at me a few miles back." Dallas said.
"Yeah well, the AK is usually the first thing folks notice, the next is the guy who looks like Grizzly Adams holding it. " I said, laughing.
"Who's Grizzly Adams ?" Dallas asked.
"Never mind, he was well before your time. Now that I think about it he was before my time, to be honest." I replied. " You're going to need some extra ammo for that .38, I don't carry one so ammo is going to be a problem since that thing only holds six rounds, so I say use the rifle when you can and only use the .38 when you absolutely have to." I told her.
"Ok. I might need some extra ammo for my rifle. I only have like a box or two maybe." She replied.
"Crap. Ok, let's see what we can find here." I said.
"What about the Wal-mart we passed earlier ? " Dallas asked.
"No, no, hell no. I told you before, we are not going in there. Who knows if there's any of those things in there ?" I said." And besides, what makes you think no one else has already gone through and taken anything useful ?"
"Well, we won't know unless we look." Dallas replied. I had a bad feeling about that, but I figured it couldn't hurt just to check.
We drove up to the parking lot of the Wal-Mart and saw the destruction up close.
"Are you sure you want to check this place out, Dallas ? " I asked her.
"Now that you mention it, this place is kind of giving me the creeps. Maybe it wasn't such a good idea after all. Can we go now ?" Dallas replied.
"Are you sure ? " I asked.
"Yes, I'm sure. " She replied.
"Are you absolutely sure ? Because once we leave this place, we aren't coming back. So I want you to be 100 percent sure of your decision." I asked.
"Yes, yes, I am absolutely, 100 percent sure I don't want to go in there. " Dallas replied.
"Ok then. We'll leave." I said, putting the truck in reverse. Dallas didn't say anything as we left that parking lot and I really didn't blame her. This was probably the first time she had seen anything like that and it got to her. I had seen quite a few burned out and otherwise destroyed places like that Wal-Mart before, so I might have been used to the sight of blood and decomposing bodies, but something told me Dallas sure as hell wasn't.
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