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Odyssey II Chapter One - They're mad, am I?Forty this time. This time he wouldn't blink at a shooting on the underground, let alone a fitting, fare paying stranger's insignificant vomit. Last time he was immature, helpless. This time he knew where he was going (to hell flickered across his mind), he was an epoch away from the Paul of a decade ago, this time he had purpose, focus. The modified DNA Jarrod had extracted from the vomit ten years back was back on his lap, back on the train, back at the genesis of an idea. This time he knew his DNA's name – Lance Broomer; he'd seen him as wanted for a robbery – not his only crime. Paul didn't know where he lived though, but he did know one of Broomer's blackmail victim's, and where she lived, where he'd place his DNA cheese-trap to catch his lab rat.
Jen came to to an apology and a glass of water – he'd pushed too hard as she answered the door, he couldn't risk her not cooperating.
Calling Broomer he passed her the phone. He'd tried explaining things to her, it w
The Parlour IncidentOne day in July, I believe it was, I found myself sitting with several acquaintances in Christopher's parlour. It was one of those deliciously lazy afternoons which only the summer in her full glory can bring. The room had a wan, listless light to it, relaxing the other guests and myself as we languidly chatted over tea and crumpets. The air was also sluggishly heavy, dulling the senses to a slowly-blended calm engendered by the heat of St. Othniel's southerly climate.
At length, after much stimulating conversation, Christopher stood, producing a book of sheet music.
"What do you all say to a bit of music?" he asked.
"Certainly," I answered.
"Oh yes, please do darling!" Tabitha exclaimed, "he's quite the maestro."
Christopher laughed, shaking his head.
"Now, now love, I'd not go that far."
He strode over to the piano as the other guests urged him on. Ida entered the room bearing a merrily steaming teapot and more crumpets.
"More tea sirs?" she inquired, shooting sideways glances at her
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