I woke up tied down someplace dark. Could be worse I suppose. Smells musty in here.
"You are very lucky I vas en route, Koen. You vould have bled to death uzzervise."
"So now I'm bit to undeath?"
"Ach! Nein! I haff no need for an apprentice!"
"Then why am i tied up?"
"So you don't roll off. Zee gyrostabilizers are still a bit vobbly. Vat are you feeding on anyvay? Your blood smells terrible!"
"Canned fish, mostly. Gyro-WHA? We're on that flying jalope of yours?"
He ripped off the ropes on me. My ankle was bandaged up. Still a little sore.
"Ja, I finally got the Bludving's Revenge out of mottballz! It's all I haff left really, aside from some stores of bloodvyne..."
"Why did you save me, Aleister?"
I heard some clicking and a circle of light blinked on. I could see a guy in goggles and a labcoat working on a boatload of machinery. There was also a little girl in a black dress pushing more machinery around. BIG machinery.
"Ach! Too bright! Let me adjust...there...the Consulate."
"Ja, your vader."
"My what? Oh, my Dad. I'm starting to remember...hey is that girl on FIRE?"
"Another vun of his Dolls. A gas powered innovation. If she vas clockvurk I could readjust..."
I snuck for the exit.
"Zat's zee clozet. Pleez hear me out first? Zen I vill let you go."
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