Strip 315 -- First Seen: 2009-11-27
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QUANTUM VIBE: Château Périlleux asks how does a society without a formal government deal with crime and criminal conspiracies? In the far-future space-city known as Bubbleopolis, they do it with a mixture of wit, grit, and a culture based on rolling up one's sleeves and doing what must be done. Diana Martelli, a recent arrival, likes to call it compassionate individualism. And speaking of, young Diana is tasked with finding out who killed a supposedly un-killable android -- and uncovers a conspiracy which shakes the very foundations of the city and its culture.
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The Transcript For This Page
Still in the cafe but a few days later now. Babbette the Elder (wearing different clothing) is sitting at one of the tables near her cashier stand, puzzling over several scraps of paper and a small electronic tablet (about the size of a Kindle) she's scribbling on with a stylus. Somewhere in the mess is a coffee cup. Caillard is walking up to her. Guy is a little bit more casually dressed than we've seen him before, although he still carries the knife on his hip (no firearm).
Babbette: Lordy, this is getting out of hand.
Guy: Anything I can help with?
Guy sits down at the table across from Babbette.
Babbette: Every decaday it seems I get more and more people escaping from Terra, looking for a loan to get themselves established here.
Babbette: It's getting hard to keep track of who-owes-what even though I have to turn worthy folks away most of the time.
Looking over Babbette's shoulder at Guy.
Guy: Perhaps I can help you, and solve my own problem in the process.
Babbete: Reggie's not over-working you, is he?
Medium shot of Guy. He has his fists doubled together on his chin, propped up on his elbows on the table.
Guy: Quite the contrary, I am bored half way to death.
Guy: Without a tax system to contend with, accounting on Ceres is so simple that even Reggie's various businesses, and the dozen other clients I have, only keep me busy a quarter of the day.
Pull back to show both Guy and Babbette. Emily has come to the table with a coffee pot and a clean cup for Guy.
Guy: And when I am idle too much, I tend to think about ...
Emily: Coffee, Sv. Caillard?
Medium shot of Babbette, we see part of Emily pouring some coffee into her cup.
Babbette: Fill me up too, wouldja honey?
Babbette: So, what d'you propose?
Medium shot of Guy, holding cup as to take a sip, when he's done speaking.
Guy: That we formalize your lending and pool our resources to form a finance company.
Guy: You approve the loans, I keep track of the accounts, and of course the books are open to you at any time.
Two-shot of Babbette and Guy. Guy is blushing a bit.
Babbette: Y'know, this could work. Draw us up a draft contract an' we'll hash it out.
Babbette: And don't worry about Fiorella. When she's done with her adventuring she'll come back to you. I know these things.