After /concurrent with “Nothing could possib-lie go wrong.”
“Hey, the insurance convention’s down the street!”
Festivals like this one were not exactly Winter’s cup of tea, nor were they his forte, nor were they a place of pleasure for him. They were loud and raucous, chaotic by nature, and crowded. And as much as he disliked them, other people disliked him being there.
“Look, man, I don’t know what they told you at the academy, but that’s just not undercover. Also, I’m not dealing anything illegal here.”
They were, however, the best place to meet other Strand-weavers, if you knew the proper places to look.
“Excuse me.” The woman in the pottery booth looked less likely to dislike him on sight than many. Her strands were calm and her peace was deep and thorough. “Have you seen anyone else who looks grossly out of…”
“Hey, who do you kids think you are! This is a private party!”
“Excuse me.” He nodded politely at the woman. “I think I see who I’m looking for now.”
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