|“|| Shivers: I can do it.|
Morveer: You? How?
Chapter Summary Edit
At night, Friendly and the rest of Monza's crew watch from the safe-house as the two groups of guards circle Valint & Balk without cease. While the others argue over the formidable difficulty of breaking into the banking house, Friendly is distracted by Day’s counting the gap between guards.1 Suddenly, Shivers announces that he can scale the sheer walls of the bank. When an incredulous Morveer asks how, he simply smirks and says “Magic.”
Shiver pads across the lane to the shadow of the bank building, rueing agreeing to do this, just to try and impress Monza. Suddenly, he hears the guards returning out of sequence, apparently having dropped something. Just as he seems certain to be caught, Monza appears feigning to be a lost reveller. With the guards distracted, Shivers uses a friction hitch rope to scale one columns. At the top, he climbs over the decorative stonework and spikes to finally reach the roof of the banking house.
Meanwhile back at the safe-house, Morveer and Day merely mock Shivers accomplishment, saying he climbs like an ape. Moments later, a flatbow bolt trailing a rope flies into the room. As soon as the rope is tied off, Morveer, Day and Friendly cross over onto the banks roof. Then Morveer carefully removes a pane of glass from the skylight, and shoots the only guard inside with a paralysing blow-dart. Once Friendly lowers the pair inside, Morveer and Day get on with their long nights work.
Hours later, Morveer seals the glass, and the trio prepare to make their escape. Day watches unconvinced as Morveer applies a slow acting acid to the rope. Morveer Is the last to across, his climb slowed by catching his trouser let on the buildings spikes. An arms-length from Friendly, the rope suddenly tears, sending Morveer plummeting to the ground. However, by some freak of luck, he crashes through Monza’s bedroom window, only to find her and Shivers having sex.
Locations and Terms Edit
|Westport||Styria||The Union||Valint & Balk|
- Friendly's fascination with numbers is revealed to be almost to the point of a fetish; he appears to become terribly excited as Day counts.