Clever thoughts mean nothing unless acted upon.
The men's demeanor had already made Ryan cautious as he approached, since he didn't know what was going on, but the man's immediate attempt to dismiss him rubbed him the wrong way. "Well, my food ain't done, so it looks I got some time to kill. Sir." Ryan replied, the roughness unable to hide the snarkiness of the last word.
Even though he was able to ascertain they were offering some sort of deal, that was shot down by McGrath, it hadn't quite come to mind that what kind of offer it was. Something had been bothering him about these men, and with his mind already working through other issues, it didn't click into place until the man started to imply the threat of fire being set to the restaurant.
Putting his hand on the McGrath's shoulder, he slowly pulled him back and stepped in front of him, making it quite clear that their dealings with the young man were done. Straightening up to his full height, Ryan took a step forward and crossed his arms. "I think it's time for you to go home, boys. Before you say something stupid again, wake up in the gutter, and wonder how you got there," his tone was low but the cold excitement in it was prevalent, as if he was waiting for them to give him a reason. Ryan wasn't going to throw the first stone in a place under the Mob's protection, but he was certainly going to make it clear that he wasn't just going to stand his ground, that he was looking towards a fight even with the odds against him.
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