DaisyMaeDuke Posted August 7, 2008 Report Share Posted August 7, 2008 (For DaisyMaeDuke and BoJamesDuke only)Luke Duke had always been somewhat of a loner. He had always been somewhat closed-off and distant, except to those he truly loved and trusted. Even then, at times it was like pulling hen's teeth to get the older Duke boy to open up, to verbally say what was going on in that head of his... and more often than not, there was some wheel-a-turnin'.He had always been labeled the "smart" one... the one who could devise and carry out a plan in a matter of minutes...a plan so detailed that even the likes of Boss Jefferson Davis Hogg couldn't help but admire and wish, from time to time, that them Duke boys were on his side. Luke found silent satisfaction in that- more than he had ever let on. It was an irony the thoughtful young man couldn't help but smirk at. He had always been book-smart (when he chose to open them) and being a school of hard knocks graduate, he was street savy as well. But when the USA government got hold of his young mind,training him to think even more than he had before, they unknowling released their worst enemy. Now Luke Duke fought the system with the best of them, and usually won every battle he undertook. Payback, he supposed, for turning a naive farmboy into a war-hardened man in a span of 1460 days, give-or-take a few.Yes, Luke Duke knew many things. He knew how to charm the ladies and throw a mean left-hook, often within the same minute. He knew how to run a farm, outrun the law and could assemble an engine with his eyes shut. With the same blue eyes he could calm a frighten child or make a hitman resent the day he had crossed Luke's path. By the time he was four he had learned the meaning of loss, losing his family and the only home he had ever known in a manner of days. He knew how to drive a tank, ride a horse and drop, fully geared, into a cave full of enemy who would just as soon kill him as look at him. He knew how to set aside all fear and escape into his own mind, despite the horrific tortures being brought on him.Now, he sat alone looking to the pre-dawn starlit sky, his legs dangling procariously over the edge of Widow's Peak, hoping that Bo didn't notice he was gone. He thought long and hard about himself, who he was, his former dreams and life-goals. He thought about his past, but thought more about the present, specifically, the past month, when the life he had come to depend on as a tightly-woven life-line, began to quickly unravel.Yes, Luke Duke knew a lot of things, but how to go on was not one of them. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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