... faster than he could think them. He knew he was a terrible liar, and so did Stork.
"Yeah, mhm, and why didn't this guy give it to her himself? And why give it to you to deliver? Why not me, or Junko? Or somebody else, like Agate's attendants?"
"I don't know, okay? Let's just forget it, alright?" Finn tried to swipe the book back, but it was held out of reach. "I'll give it to her," Stork promised.
Finn visibly looked relieved. "Thanks, Stork. Just make sure Piper gets it directly, and don't give it to Agate. She's nice and all, but she's a little too nice, you know? It's creepy."
The merb just nodded, waiting until Finn had left before he flipped the book open. As he expected, the title page was torn out, jagged edges the only indicator that it had been there.
~ Visitation Rights ~
Finn was right about one thing; Piper wouldn't have seen him had he paid a call. Though Piper was too busy to socialize, Finn was the only person she was really avoiding. And though
she wasn't supposed to have time to visit with her old friends, she couldn't help but let the attendants invite Stork into her suite. When she had become Agate's student, she had
moved closer into a suite closer to Agate's, and was no longer semi-freezing in a tent like so many others.
Piper couldn't help but pull Stork into a hug that he awkwardly accepted.
"Stork! I'm sorry I haven't dropped by, I've been busy, you understand right? How's the Condor? Is ...