The Deal 2

Almost a page just for establishing the protagonists’ relation? Conny Van Ehlsng, Monster Hunter must have gotten more complex than I thought…

But seriously, this scene was just too much fun to write. I should really take the time for these silly character beats more often.

As for what Conny and Sophie are talking about at the beginning: There’s been a debate in Germany recently about censorship and getting rid of racial slurs in children’s books. You know, like the word that rhymes with trigger that got Huckleberry Finn, one of the strongest anti-racist books I’ve ever read (and much stronger for its language), banned from US schools. Anyway, I’m sure Sophie’s mum is really opinionated about those old books right now, so it’s clearly something she’d be mentioning. A lot.