KL: Wait a minute, I'm pretty sure you're not on the schedule today.
FB: Fillian Barnabas; pleasure to meet you. Yes, I know you had planned on someone else, but I thought your readers would benefit more from an interview with me, don't you think?
KL: Well, maybe. But I was really hoping to talk with Moonlight.
FB: Oh, Moonlight's a busy woman. Wouldn't want to bother her, would you?
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KL: No, I suppose not. But... Wow, your eyes are really intense.
FB: Part of my Gift. Just keep staring into them.
KL: And your voice, it's so pleasant.
FB: Yes, you just relax. You've been working much too hard.
KL: Anything you say, Fillian.
FB: Really? Well now that you mention it, I did have a few suggestions. Some ways to make your outstanding book The Dream Traveler even better, you know? (sotto voce) Better for me, that is.
KL: Did you just chuckle?
FB: First of all, I must have a bigger army of supporters. Taking over an entire kingdom isn't exactly a walk in the park.
KL: (straightening up) Wait, what?
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FB: Just a suggestion. Here, have a drink. You're so tense. That's better. As I was saying, just a small tweak here and there, to really make the book pop. Of course it wouldn't hurt if you added a love interest for me. Even vill- I mean victors need someone special, heh heh.
KL: Mmm, yes, good idea. No, hang on a sec. I know what you're doing. You're the Persuasive they warned me about. I'm calling security.
FB: No need, no need. I was just leaving. But remember what I said.
Wow, he's even creepier in person. Sorry about that, everyone. Hopefully Moonlight can join us next week. Until then, if you happen to come across a tall, lanky guy with graying hair and intense green eyes, be sure to run the other way.
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