Cross The Tracks Part II
♪ Kool & The Gang — Hollywood Swinging
Cocktails were lined up at the Valentine Hotel VIP penthouse. “Place is buzzing tonight, mate.” he tried to convince Stevie Cheng over the phone. Percy stood outside on the balcony looking over Rodeo Drive when he saw a black sedan pull up.
A slant-looking figure was helped out of the car by his chauffeur. He forgot like snow in the sun. The ketamine. The ludes really affected his short-term memory. “Gotta run” he stumbled out. Just around the corner, he could see the elevator ascend on the display. Floor 10. He narrowly escaped to the stairwell when two bulky men tailing Tea Worm appeared from the elevator. “I think he just left,” said one of the escort girls. Percy skipped a heartbeat. He began to run down the stairwell and charged through the hotel lobby, dodging and having a few near-misses with cars driving across the three-lane boulevard. Narrowly escaping.
He was in an alley behind a strip club. Out of breath. A peculiar briefcase caught his attention. He looked around. Was there anybody nearby? Doesn’t look like a place to lose a briefcase. Curiously, he picked it up.
Percy put the briefcase down on the bed of his South Central motel room and carefully opened it— a bright light emanating from it. Nirvana. He could smell colors, see sounds, and taste what he could see. That night, Percy experienced his own istigkeit. He took a stroll through the galaxy and learned what it was like to be neither dead nor alive: just to be. He was one with the universe. A star-child.
Super Wok Explosion is a unique animated web-series about Chinese organized crime. The project is funded entirely by its audience. On this website, animator Tony Cheuk likes to share information about Asian organized crime—and world-building of the universe of the series, Chinese tongs and triads. If you're interested in learning more about the project, you can click here.