…now I have to come back around to this plot within the same print volume, so it’ll be less than a year before the follow-up, I promise.
ETA from November 2021: Okay, I ended up kicking this to the next print volume anyway. But it did come back 2 months before the one-year-later mark.
Violet: Still wish we’d gone to a training range closer to home?
Rowan: . . . Okay, Violet, you’re right. We would’ve missed out. So, about this intel we’re not supposed to look into . . .
Violet: Let’s not even talk about it.
Violet (thinking): Given how Thorn’s party went . . . I have guesses. And the temptation to tell Rowan all the juicy details is —
MCLIS is coming to Central, to film their season finale on location! The whole crew will be in town! Archie will — We’ve only ever talked on the net, but now he’ll be here in person —
New pitch: let’s talk about literally nothing other than this for at least the next week.
Violet: Yes! Let’s go with that.