Peppering set you up in the little office in the kitchen before the show. He seems as excited as you for this night. There are dozens out there already and more coming every minute. Peppering's already broke into the stock room and the freezer for re-supplies and pulled in some extra help, a few girls from Fall On who used to pick up work at The Pit and are now floating.
What's it like when you come out to play, Sierra? What outfit did you find? What's your opening song?
It's late and you're at High Rent's bar. Sleep's so close, so very close. But Sierra's singing tonight, and it's a big deal. You took Krin to the clinic at Bordertown East, and they used Fipper-level meds to meatmesh her leg up. Why did they do that, Cinch? Did you trade in a favor, or did she?
The junkyard's in your rearview. That's where you left Mimi, Last, Isle, and her prospects along with the little girl Li, who didn't make it out of the Fat Man's Palace. Mimi insisted on digging the plot to plant Li. It didn't have to be deep, she was so small. But Mimi, one-armed and cursing the whole time, dug a suitable hole. Last and her gang were too shell-shocked to be much help. Krin left at the infirmary at Bordertown East, Li dead, Gigg gone, Motley taken, the Crue disappeared. They seemed broken, Cinch.
What words did you say over Li's grave, Cinch?
Krin hobbles into the High Rent Bar with you. You think she's playing it up a little, since she has her arm around your shoulder "for support" and the pain meds seem to have done her a world of good. Where do you end up sitting?