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02 May 2019 @ 04:36 pm
_Guardsman_ part 54  

“Surely there was a cut-out. I know he thinks he’s brilliant but surely he’s not that trusting?” Insa shook his head. “Unless he’s a whole lot more screwed-up mentally than I’d ever guessed.”

“Eh. He worries me a bit. There’s that male pattern behavior, where, in the face of losing his wife, a man kills her, the kids and then himself.” Dave hunched his shoulders. “So he lost the presidency. How does a narcissist behave? Some one normal looks to see what he’s done wrong, and starts planning to fix that the next time.”

“I don’t think I want to hear how you guys analyzed me.” Insa looked around. “I haven’t seen his wife. Surely she came . . .”

Dave glanced back, didn’t spot Ycrw. He tapped his pocket to switch his vocal back on and send to the surveillance people. “Do you have a location for Ycrow?”

“Men’s lav, first floor.”

“Thanks.” Dave switched back to listen only on the main channel. Very handy, these ear buds.

He glanced back at Insa. “Lav.”

“Huh. I always wondered if he was sufficiently human for that.”

Dave grinned, and strolled back toward the podium. The crowd was splitting among those wanting to hear Izzo’s victory speech, and those who were wishing they could ignore it. And a very few who even refused to even be polite about it, backs turned. He spotted a few One Firsters he knew among that batch. Shifted uneasily.

Scar’s voice on the main channel. “I’m not picking up any serious threat feelings from that lot.”

Lucky Dave hunched his shoulders . . . Shit, something is going to happen . . .

He tried to just walk . . . found himself going in circles . . . looking toward Government House, up on the roof . . . He switched back to surveillance. “Is Ycrw still inside?”

“On the roof.”

“And we have plenty of people up there, right?”

Qamar went up to check out the view.


matapampamuphoff on May 2nd, 2019 09:37 pm (UTC)
I hate it when getting the words out is like pulling teeth.
cnmckenney on May 2nd, 2019 10:04 pm (UTC)
As long as they grow back in...
matapampamuphoff on May 2nd, 2019 11:29 pm (UTC)
The words, but not the teeth, please! :D

Having had 4 molars pulled for braces as a teenager, and then major excavations for 4 wisdom teeth, I'd really not want them to grow back!

Edited at 2019-05-02 11:32 pm (UTC)
mbarker: Me typing?mbarker on May 3rd, 2019 12:21 am (UTC)
Oh, oh. Does the wine of the gods restore teeth? Even when they aren’t needed? Man, that could be a nasty little scene, with all the pain of pushing perfectly functional caps out of the way...
matapampamuphoff on May 3rd, 2019 12:42 am (UTC)
Yeah, I've sort of wondered about that. But I decided it'd be "if needed." I mean, what's the use of being the author if you can't fudge a few things?
(Anonymous) on May 3rd, 2019 02:42 am (UTC)
What about, say, a wanted vasectomy?

I also kind of want to see a Jewish society banning the Wine . . . because I am small minded, I suppose.

matapampamuphoff on May 3rd, 2019 03:14 am (UTC)
I suspect the Goddess of Fertility had all sorts of spells to restore fertility. Not to mention regrowing lost bits. Yeah, well the fertility effects have already appalled a large number of people.

"Look, sorry, but after it's cured your cancer, you're going to need to redo your vasblock . . . er, you may need to wait a year . . .
(Anonymous) on May 3rd, 2019 04:31 pm (UTC)
Are you suggesting we won't see a brisk uptake of the Wine in a Jewish society?

matapampamuphoff on May 3rd, 2019 05:45 pm (UTC)
Minus ten points for missing such an obvious pun.

Although autocorrect is the mortal enemy of punditry.

Edited at 2019-05-03 05:49 pm (UTC)
(Anonymous) on May 4th, 2019 03:04 am (UTC)
Can't wait to see if Crow is going to shout, shoot, blow up or jump.