Monday, June 17, 2013

Page 86

“I will tell you this,” said Rofal. “That money was my means of acquiring an introduction with certain... like-minded individuals.”

“I see,” said Colt. “Is that all ruined now?”

“For the time being, yes. A frustrating set back. But I’m sure another opportunity will present itself in time.”

Colt swilled his whiskey around the glass.


“Agh... where am I...?”

“Relax. I’ve got you.”

“Ah... this again, huh?”

“I have to hold onto your soul while we wait for Colt’s children to arrive.”

“Okay... but, uh... this feels... a little different from the last time...”

“Well, without sounding too corny, our souls have had time to get acclimated to one another.”

“What does that mean...?”

“We’ve bonded.”

“Aww... come to think of it... this does kinda feel like a warm hug.”

“Hmm, I suppose it does.”

“It’s really nice...”

“Uh. Okay.”

“Hold me more tightly, Garovel.”

“Getting a bit weird now.”

“Haha. So, uh. What’s going on with Colt? I can't see anything.”

“He’s speaking with Rofal now. He’s not getting much information out of him.”

“But Rofal doesn’t suspect anything?”

“Not yet. It’s been a bit boring, actually. They’re just waiting for the kids to arrive. Colt’s asking about his plans, but Rofal is being predictably cryptic.”

“So... what do you think now? You said before that you needed more time to observe, but... do you, um... do you think I should kill Rofal?”

“No, I don’t think you should.”

“Really? Why?”

“Because we still don’t know what will happen to Rofal’s business in the event of his death. Contrary to popular belief, cutting the head off the snake doesn’t always work. I don’t think his enterprise will just dissolve.”


  1. Dialogue between "deader-than-dead" Hector and Garovel was marked with double quotes this time? Was they speaking directly to each other with physical voices?

    This, according to your reply back then:

    Ah, actually, single quotes denote "thought," not just Garovel's dialogue. This was established on page 8 and has stayed consistent throughout.

  2. Yeah. You'll notice that this scene here is a call back to the very beginning of the story.

  3. I see it as Hector (while completely dead) and Garovel were speaking in Garovel's spiritual plane of existence, which overlaps with Hector's physical plane. I have no idea why Hector can't see though. I'm hoping that's actually a plot point cause it's not making much sense to me.

  4. Dammit, stop making these sweet scenes between Hector and Garovel! I've already lost 2 teeth (bout to lose a third too. Still have a nice smile, go figure), I wanna keep the ones I have!

    Lol seriously, it's nice seeing Hector open up. Lord knows the kid needs it. Him freaking out Garovel is hilarious in so many ways.

    Side Note: Have you ever seen the show "Community"? Well it's a comedy and when anything even remotely suggestive happens between two members of the same gender, a character by the name of Chang shouts, "Gay!" He's usually in the background and the way he says it is hilarious. That's exactly what I heard in the back of mind when Hector said, "Hold me more tightly, Garovel." I chuckled. Yes, chuckling. I was most certainly not giggling. I'm a guy. Guys don't giggle.

    On a serious note. Are you sure that same line "Hold me more tightly, Garovel." shouldn't be written as "Hold me tighter, Garovel."?

  5. i... ship it??

  6. ...What a strange bromance... Funny!

  7. Sounds more like gaymance...