“Where’d your pupil go?”
Ah, there you are. Perch. How have you been Perch my old friend?
I… I’m not Perch any more.
I know. The whole assimilation thing. So you want to know about Jorondip, eh?
I didn’t say that.
On and off. Black and white. I took over. I simply took over. And I took over the thing taken over. I’m just that powerful. Do you know who I am?
Um, you said you were me.
You’re scared, huh? ‘Fraid I’ll take over *you*?
Carr. (meek; lying):
Well I can. I *will*. But not just yet. When Spider talks then that’s the End of Days. BoBylon realized. You understand me Perch?
I can’t reach those memories.
I’ll have that eye and I’ll have you and everything else in this town.
Spongeberg. Spongeberg can stop you.
No. Not even Spongeberg The Destroyer can stop me. I’m him as well!
No. Need… Asprind.
Wheeler (more of a whisper):
I’m even… this town. I’m Second Lyfe itself now. My Second Life. *My* Second Lyfe.
(Carrcassonnee has no answer. “DEMON,” she thinks)