A little bit of Chapter 11, in which “booth babe” Skye figures out Minnie is missing. Frannie helps Skye by sending her “ghost” off to search. Fantasy Free Form employee Phil (on loan from RJ Sullivan’s Virtual Blue) is confused and annoyed.
“Hi Skye,” she said, eyes half-lidded.
“That’s still you?”
“Yeah. Some of me.”
“What’s it like?”
She shrugged. “Like napping, kinda. Only awake.”
I shivered. She reminded me a little too much of Ernie’s zombie thralls. “Do you need to sit down?”
She shook her head.
Phil handed me more postcards. “Come on, if you’re not leaving, make yourself useful.”
He did a double take when he saw Frannie standing there in her dumb state. “What’s with her?”
I didn’t feel like weirding Phil out even further, so I punted. “Uh, long story. Call it astral projection, if you like. Means I can stick around a bit while she finds where Minnie went.
Phil glared at me. “Just how much weird do you think I can swallow?”
“I am not kidding you. Look, I’m handing out postcards, looking sexy. ‘Cause otherwise, I’d run off to go look for Minnie myself.”