Friday, October 4, 2013

Dead Rite chapter 159.05

“So...” Jasfoup waved a hand toward the press of demons and other entities, all clamouring for attention from a calm looking sales assistant who was managing to ignore all but the most persistent, the most persistent being those few with tentacles who could therefore reach the ten feet or so between the counter and the sales assistant. “We accept that chaos is preferable to order and thus get on with the business in hand.”

“How?” Harold raised his shoulders and stood tall. He could see a little further but it was still all scowling faces and backs. He let them slump again. At least they seemed to have forgiven his request for order, or ignored it. “We've been here ten minutes already and nobody's been served. How can you get to the front of a queue that doesn't move?”

“We can wait.”

“I thought the zombie problem was urgent?”

“It is, obviously, but so is my phone.”

“We should find a way of speeding this up, though.”

“We don't have to. We can always go back to the point we turned off the road and resume our quest. Patience might be an undesirable virtue but lounging about in a shop can be positively advantageous to the pursuit of sloth.”

“But that doesn't stop the taxi racking up the fare.”

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