Sunday April 9, 2006

Book 7: Emperor Pius Dei
Part V: Glamour Assault


Announcer:Following the conclusion of "Psychic Suzie," Stay tuned for a special edition of "Glamour Assault," right here on HTRN.
Psychic Suzie:Michael, I'm getting a name... letters from the middle of the alphabet?
Michael:Yeah... "Meryl." My mother's name was Meryl.
Suzie:That's right, Michael. You two were close?
Michael:Uh-huh. I took care of her for six years before she died.
Suzie:And now that she's gone, you have an empty place inside...?
Michael:I don't know what to do with her room.
Suzie:... your house? Inside your house, yes.
Michael:What is she saying?
Suzie:The dead don't like to be bothered, Michael.
Michael:Um... they don't?
Suzie:No. But my psychic powers enable me to poke them, to rouse them from their peaceful post-mortality. I twist their psychic arms until they speak... and they all pretty much say the same thing.
Suzie:They say "ow! Cut that out!" and then "If you're alive, then prove it! Get a life!"
Michael:So... can I rent her room out to my cousin?
Suzie:I think that would be fine.
Tagon:Okay, I like "Psychic Suzie." It's kind of a shame to take out the whole network.
Ennesby:Collateral damage, sir.