"Sure, that would be fine if you came over."
Victor made sure he had his weapon on him and double-checked that Whitney had gone to bed. Locking the door, he stepped outside to wait for Count Pai's visit.
He wasn't waiting long when the dark shadow approached. "Nice to see you," Victor said in greeting.
"I'm not here for pleasantries," Count Pai said. "It's come to my attention that Regina is going to give the reins to our daughter. She's going to pass me over! I just want to find someone who's loyal to me! Are you my man?"
Victor couldn't believe his luck. "You bet I'm your man. I've got your back."
Count Pai nodded tersely. "Good. That's settled. I must be going."
Going to the phone, he dialed in a number that he hadn't used for awhile...
Austin read over the papers. "You know, I'm semi-retired now. But, I'll show this to Natalie Tan. I think this information will prove useful."
Austin nodded. "I'll pass along the information. Extract yourself and take a long vacation, go for a sea cruise, do something to get yourself out of this area."
Victor nodded. "I already have it planned. I've already signed up for a stint in oceanography."
"I know. It was hard there for awhile. I'm so glad I switched jobs. It gives us more time to be together."
"And more time to work on our Dream Dates," she cooed. "Speaking of which..."