Chapter Fifteen Page 11
This seems to be going well, so let’s switch scenes.
In the near future, on an international flight . . .
Plane guy: Hey there, little lady, wake up! Your meal’s here.
Jany: Wh-what? Oh . . . thanks.
Plane guy: First time taking a flight all by yourself?
Jany: . . . No?
Plane guy: Really! At your age?
Jany: I’m almost eighteen.
Plane guy: Is that so? Well! Your English is very good!
Jany (thinking): When does this flight end?
Chicago O’Hare Airport.
Jany: Walker’s Being is supposed to pick us up.
Kara Lynn: I’ll keep an eye out.
Ann’s Being: Found her. The girl is, as her name suggested, South Asian. Her Being — female-formed — appears East Asian, although notably tall and busty.
Sure, boss. I’m on it.
Excuse me? Are you Jany Balachandran?