LIAB Epilogue 21:2
Inside the City of Faq's queen's quarters Vinny is holding a wine label with one eyebrow arched. He's wearing red boxers with Doombats on it and a white tank-top. His sleeping box is standing open at the foot of the bed, with two red slippers in front of it. Vinny's Message hat is on a desk, with a candelabra on the upper part illuminating the room.
Nothing else. No brags. No casualty reports. No questions or orders to relay...
Given that there was to have been a major battle today, perhaps for the fate of the world, Vinny found this slightly suspicious. He called Bunny, and got the real story. His jaw hit the floor. Slately gone, Spacerock fell to Gobwin Knob, and the Queen split the battle? And...
"You sure she's got Prince Ansom with here?"
"Vinny...that's prob'ly the only reason she went out there in the first place. Don'tcha think?" Bunny's voice in his head was sweet, but blunt. It was like taking a club to the skull, from the inside.
The other message came in long after midnight. Bleary-eyed, Vinny floated out of his sleeping box and conjured the scrap of paper.