Once upon a time, a woman gave me a job. She was from Macon, Georgia, and she told fortunes for a living, which is what I also learned to do. I learned some real magic from that woman, and the others I met down there in the Underground. One day, some member of the God squad decided to harass her while she was doing her work. Rain had a line of people waiting to hear her counsel; this woman kept telling them they and Rain were all going to hell. She tried to reason with the woman, but she wouldn't listen. Rain finally got up and decked her.
I quote and honor Rain, one of my early mentors: "I don't take shit off anybody. And if you don't back offa me, you 'bout to find out just how redneck I can get."