A Close Encounter of the Unpleasant Kind

Special Constables. I just received a visit from the Special Constables.

Please do pardon me a moment while I give a somewhat unladylike “hmph!”

Betray my friend who is a consummate connoisseur of literary works? Betray him to the special constables under threat of being held under Suspicion as a “person of interest?”

They threatened me. With crooked teeth and bad breath, no less. They wrote down my name, as if that should have intimidated me into immediate compliance. I don’t believe I’ve ever been so offended. And I do mean EVER.

As if I didn’t have contingencies in place to deal with bullies from ALL sides of the game board, here in Fallen London! They hadn’t crossed the street before any “suspicion” they thought to cast on my name was made completely irrelevant.

I believe I’m going to play around in Spite, just to get that bad taste out of my mouth.

Foolish, arrogant bullies with badges. Fallen London USED to be a relatively decent place to live!

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2 Comments

  1. Lin-Sjian Yujao said,

    July 7, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    None of my doing, I promise you–but if there’s a bit of paper with your name on it that you’d like to see in your hands rather than theirs, I’ll see what I can do.

    • cl0ckw0rks said,

      July 7, 2010 at 6:49 pm

      Thank you, my dear. I may take you up on that kind offer some time, if they ever do manage to catch me unprepared. I’d been holding out a card, so to speak, for just this kind of contingency, though I certainly never expected the Spanish Inquisition! ‘Twas a moment’s work to play it, and the “special constables” can kiss my…

      … Second City relics. *smiling sweetly*


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