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Becky is Better [Episode #075]

“What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others is, and remains, immortal.”Albert Pike

“Whatever that Vampire of yours did to her, she can’t wear anyone anymore.”

The “she” Colonel Potter is referring to is Margaret Teele, who’s trussed up in a straitjacket in a padded room in Arkum Asylum.

“So she’s normal?”

“As normal as a nut job like that gets.”

“She’s a piece of me, isn’t she? That wasn’t in my briefings on her.”

Changing subjects in midstream. The “she” Becky is now referring to is the departed Mondo Kane.

“You’re a piece of her. Knowing that was need to know, and you didn’t need to know that at the time of your briefings on her. You know how these things work. You’re not some rookie. You’re a pro.”

“Fair enough.”

“You’re just mad at yourself, because you needed a face-to-face with your alternative to figure out what should have been obvious from the briefs. You lookalike, but you’re not alternate, you’re a piece of her. You were briefed that you were lookalikes but not same-as—most likely she was told the very same thing about you. You should have filled in the blanks appropriately, and figured out the missing pieces on your own. Then again your personality and training are such that you never considered looking beyond need-to-know.”

“Until I got slammed smack dab into a brick wall.”

“Yep.”

Doctor Klebb is also in the observation room with Potter and Becky. But she’s preoccupied watching her new patient, Margaret Teele, through the one-way glass. Doctor Klebb is wet just thinking of the things that she’s gonna do to the mad girl she lusts covetously for.

“Now … To get back on point … What was Margaret’s motivation?”

“She just wanted to see the world burn. But, she wasn’t very imaginative on her own … So she let the people she was wearing script the sceneries for her. For example …Wearing the kids was just a lark, a vile sidetrack of the pedophile Jacob Meets.”

“And her OB?”

“It went along just for the ride. Because, it liked the sick, twisted kicks that she provided. Even when it wore her, and that was without her conscious knowledge by the way, her actions were still her own—she retained her free will throughout. All of her choices were of her own volition. She knows right from wrong, she just prefers the wrong, and is very proud of that preference.”

“I have a few loose ends to tidy up.”

“You always do.”

“For instance. Who has the beef with Stacy that necessitated the Lexx priestess? Was it a Lexx issue, or was the Lexx just the point of the spear? Stacy claims to have no idea what’s up with that.”

It’s how Potter voices his reply, not what he actually says, that clues Becky in on the Lexx issue.

“Yes indeed. Yes indeed.”

“So, you’re saying it’s the Dragons?”

“I didn’t say anything of the sort.” Potter winks as he coins his response.

Fini

The Boppish Vampire noir of Becky Better continues in – “Dragon Tales”