Anita was dumped on a bed until she woke up from her magic coma. Someone put a damp flannel on her head. Yeah, damp cloth will help with unconsciousness. Nice to see that no one understands basic first aid in this universe.
She wakes up and JC and Richard are arguing about her.
“How can you let her die when you could save her?” Richard asked.
Um…. Richard, did you try getting any medical help? I can’t buy that you think she’s dying when your idea of help is to put a piece of wet cloth on her face. That is not what people do when the person they love is dying. That is what you do when you’re hot or have a headache.
“I do not believe she is dying, but even if she was, without her permission, I will never again invade her mind.”
HA. You’ve never invaded Anita’s mind before, have you JC. You’re so moral.
Richard demands JC rape Anita’s mind to save her life. Well. That’s original.
Anita sits up, pulling off the flannel, and suddenly Richard is all care and concern and not asking another man to violate his girlfriend’s mind to ‘save’ her life. He asks how she feels, which uh, she was unconscious. And you didn’t do anything. She might have cracked her skull and got a concussion only to die later. I wish.
Damian is all fine now, and it’s all brushed off as the magic kicking Anita out of the proverbial bed and someone talks about souls but even though four people are talking, LKH refuses to acknowledge just who is saying what because knowing what characters are doing and saying in a scene IS BAD. Oh, and Damian is ok.
Dominic then walks out, saying that tomorrow night they will heal Sabin. Isn’t that when Richard is fighting Marcus?
Richard glanced behind at Jean-Claude, then back to me. “You stopped breathing for a few seconds. No heartbeat, either. I thought you were dying.”
And your solution was to dump her on a bed and put a flannel on her face?
That is not what you do WHEN SOMEONE YOU LOVE IS DYING.
YOU CALL A FUCKING AMBULANCE.
AND DO SOME CPR.
FOR THE EVERLOVING SAKE OF FUCK
LKH, DO YOU REALISE WHAT YOU’VE WRITTEN?
HOW CAN I EVER THINK THAT ANY SCENE HAS ANY TENSION OR RAMIFICATIONS IN YOUR FICTIONAL UNIVERSE WHEN THE RESPONSE OF THE LOVE INTERESTS OF YOUR AUTHOR AVATAR IS TO MOISTEN HER FACE?
SAVE ME WOLVERINE
oh you hairy short canadian, why must i have such a connection with you? I just want to run around and be immortal and have berserker rage too! Quick childhood aside: i have been an x-man fan since i was a child, and i always loved wolverine for bizarre reasons that i wanted to be his quirky female sidekick. I think that’s why X-23 is my favourite comic series of all time, because she is the me I wanted to be. Well, without the childhood trauma and pain and assassinations and killing beloved friends. But you get the picture.
Can you tell how much I do not wish to read this any more. I refuse to believe that Hamilton is an actual serious person when she tries to get me to buy this bullshit. I just want to talk about how I wanted to be Wolverine when I was six and owned a totally bitchin’ Gambit figurine. My memories carry more emotion and tension than this whole 385 page book.
Anita asks if anyone bothered to do anything. JC and Richard confirm they did not. They considered making her a human servant but eh, effort. Richard says he’s going to go out and fight Marcus tonight (even though… no) and says that JC can’t come along. He has the cooties. JC’s response is that he can’t taste food through Richard.
That makes no sense. Why is he talking about food now? What does that have to do with Richard ripping off the head of a guy who doesn’t deserve it and Anita not dying?
Apparently it means that JC does not know who is the master and who is the servant. I have no idea what is happening. JC complains that this is breaking down his powerbase and all he has worked for. Yeah, like JC has any real power or is deserving of any respect. He then strokes Anita’s ego by saying that Dominic is no match for her.
I guess that’s why he had to handhold her through all of the last chapter.
JC says that if they joined up they would become an unstoppable force against all those opposed them. At least until Anita fainted and JC and Richard would be running around helplessly.
You know who doesn’t run around helplessly?
oh yeah you kill mobsters at a buddist funeral. you kill them in a nice suit.
Richard says they’re going to be partners, and Anita coos over how naive he is. I don’t think you’re in any position to criticise people’s decisions, Anita. Richard says that if JC lies, he’ll kill him.
“Once you decide to kill someone, it becomes easier to kill others, doesn’t it?”
That’s the faux philosophical BS I would expect from someone who understands nothing of the mentality or psychology of killing others. Not that I know anything, but making decisions is a far cry from actually doing the thing. But thinking that he can kill people means that Richard is promising now that he can kill all the people he wants.
I don’t buy that Richard can kill people.
Now here is a guy who can kill people.
There is never too much Wolverine. NEVER.