“Nic was a big guy in many ways. He was tall, and even though he had put on a little weight in middle age, he still had a certain youthfulness and confidence that other men envied. Nic was a big guy at work too, having successfully risen to the top of his profession, known as a leader, not only in the local company, but also at the corporate level. People listened when Nic spoke. They paid attention, sought his guidance.
“Nic drove a large black Escalade. He loved the way the Escalade roared to life when he turned the key in the ignition, the way he sat up high above the rest of the traffic, barely having to press the accelerator to gun past anyone in his way and to get to his destination in record time.The Escalade suited Nic, summed up who he was, really.Big, bold, in charge.”