Leaning against the greensand concrete, which vibrated with every passing car overhead, China slid another cigarette between Flora's lips and asked: "when is your guy working again?" and her friend replied: "they're both out again tonight, this is just a brief stopover, while the truck's being unloaded and reloaded they go to a nearby hotel for a few hours, it belongs to the company – no visitors, unfortunately, it's very strict, which is why all their truckers go this way, they know they'll get a knee-tremble at least – and they drive off at 6am, why?" and China came to a decision which would have consequences in her other life: "because if we are going to have a chance to fructify this situation this may be it – will they take us along for company?" and Flora stared at China in disbelief: "you have to be kidding? oh my God! what a swashbuckler – this could get us both killed, or worse!" and China seized her free hand: "c'mon, babes, you saw those photos, you know what those bastards are doing, if we can hitch a ride with your guy and mine, we might have a chance to get the evidence which will shut the whole organisation down – the worst thing about USexit was there was very little co-operation between States except on relaxing restrictions on Business, Alcohol, Prostitution and Narcotics, the pursuit of Cross-Border Crims is an outdated concept and when the FBI became the Continental Bureau it broke up into individual State Agencies that don't speak to each other; but anything that violates Children – Abuse, Exploitation, Prostitution and Murder for Profit – are emotive issues, Vote-Winning issues for anyone who stops it and I betcha if we get the evidence, every State Politico and Governor will want his or her picture in the paper as the one who was key to smashing the cartel, The Ring of Gold! are you a Honky-Tonk or a Wuss?" and Flora's eyes flashed with determination: "you know I ain't no Wuss, China, and if it takes holding your hand and covering your back on this to prove I'm a Honky-Tonk Woman then of course I'm in and besides, without me you won't have a chance with Ralph!" and China was nonplussed: "who's Ralph?" and Flora tossed her head, "only the driver who gave me the calenders, is who!"