|Volume||Into the Forest|
|Starts||May 17, 2014 (12:24:19)|
|Ends||May 17, 2014 (13:09:59)|
|Previous chapter||Due Diligence|
|Next chapter||The Killing Machine|
Chapter Quote Edit
"I can't fold, I need gold, I re-up and reload." - GZA
The chapter opens up on May 17, 2014 at 12:24:19 in Los Angeles, California. Luther and Tweetie are having lunch at a restaurant and discussing the lost money and drugs from the other night. Tweetie tells Luther that Adolfo wants the eight thousand dollars they promised him for not returning his truck. Luther says he will return Adolfo's truck to him, along with balloons to make up for it. He will also give Adolfo ten thousand dollars instead of eight, because of him being friends with Victor. Chitel is standing outside, selling orange balloons to a customer. Luther also has another woman named Nopales on the street corner to help make up the lost money.
In addition to selling balloons, Chitel is also selling strawberries as a cover. He sells strawberries to a few kids on scooters. One kid accidentally releases his helium-filled Pikachu balloon and it floats away. Luther scratches his wrist, feeling like it may have some sort of infection. He thinks about the federal agents Juarez had shot during the Frogtown deal. He learns that Memo was a man who worked for Teyo for some time. He also learns that Memo is still alive. Juarez had shot him in the chest three times, but Memo is currently in a hospital and in a coma. The other agents Juarez shot are dead, though. Luther worries that Memo will tell the police about him and Juarez as soon as he wakes up.
When Chitel sells the last balloon, he brings the money to Luther. He asks why Chitel gave him all of the money and didn't keep a cut for himself, and he explains that Lupita will pay him later. Tweetie counts the money. It is only $1,800 which is not nearly enough to pay back Adolfo.
The chapter ends on May 17, 2014 at 13:09:59.