Born From Fire

“Sir?”   “What.”   The club’s back-office door cracked open and a man’s head poked through. “Sir, Jones is here.” His voice called in over a hum of indiscernible bar noise chewing the air behind.   “Make him wait eight minutes, then send him in.”   “Eight minutes?”   “That’s what I said asshole, eight fuckin’ minutes. Got it?”   “Yes, sir.” The door pulled shut.   The eight-minute wait held