Soon: Chapter 36: More Party!
It’s been a couple of hours since the Bold Manifesto hit the airwaves, and Paul and Jae are back at Tiny’s for the big prestrike blowout.
After all that shopping, we never do get a description of Jae’s dress or how sexy she looks in it.
But we get a description of Bia Balaam’s dress:
Bia Balaam arrived preening in another silver gown—this one satin and skintight, clinging awkwardly to her angular body—with matching stiletto heels. Jae nudged Paul. “You’d think she overheard Tiny’s ideas for Juliet Peters. I can’t believe that woman is NPO.”
I am just really sad that Jae came crawling back to her slimy husband, and she is lowering herself to muttering catty comments with him. Like this is what is holding their relationship together—being nasty to another woman.
Also HAW HAW HAW unattractive woman tries to look attractive IT’S FUNNY
Then we get this strange bit:
Tiny didn’t seem to sweat, while Paul felt as if he were swimming. The governor’s entourage arrived at ten to six, when Ranold also made his appearance for pictures and handshakes. He proudly introduced Jae to all the dignitaries.
That makes it sound like Ranold is the one proudly introducing Jae. But shouldn’t Paul be the one introducing her? Sounds like Ranold is really laying the snub down on Paul, introducing Jae in his stead, and I feel this is an important point, but we do not see Paul’s reaction to this.
Maybe he doesn’t care.
Paul was gratified that Jae had evidently taken an instant dislike to [Bia].
That’s nice. Woo-hoo, something my wife and I can “invest in our relationship”—our hatred of Bia Balaam!
Though again, WHY Jae should immediately dislike Bia (or think she is unqualified to be NPO) is a mystery.
But that’s not all we get from Jae:
Jae whispered, “There’s sure a lot of laughter for what should be a sober day. You’d think they were planning a surprise party.”
“Peculiar, considering people might die,” Paul said.
Ah, good job with keeping up your pretense of being a loyal NPO agent, Paul. It’s especially important now that you know that Ranold and Bia are keeping an eye on you.
The governor’s wife agreed. “I know we’re targeting terrorists, but I find it hard to approve of jocularity at a time like this.”
Sounds like some of these people are ripe for some good information about how he believers should just be left alone to worship in peace, and some info on their actual lack of real terrorism.
Too bad the Christians have resorted to sending out Bold Manifestos threatening entire cities with the power of their vengeful thug of a god.
And stay tuned: the next post will be the LAST Soon post, and we see if the Christians prayers for
terrorism retribution against an entire city pay off.