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The Flaming Flamingoes (Contd...)

These stories are all works of fiction. Names, characters, places and events are the product of the author's imagination. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, events and places is totally coincidental.

Three days after the match that ended up a fiasco when the whole Flamingo team almost got their asses kicked by angry spectators out for blood, my mind without warning, slipped into a "what if" mode.  What if those gang members hadn't been distracted by that Jackass? What would have happened if Dan's bodyguard Rab hadn't reached us in time? What would have happened if we hadn't stuck close together during the actual melee?

These thoughts came out of nowhere as the consequences of the rash decision to go and play in unfamiliar terrain suddenly struck like a thunderbolt. My family blissfully unaware of the terrible chaos that almost engulfed my friends and I, were out and as I stood in the front porch of my parents house, my stomach started churn…