Questions and More Questions
“We should report that power outage,” Audrey pointed out reluctantly.
“We told the guard.”
Esther’s thoughts had turned to a fresh cup of coffee. And maybe a muffin. Or a breakfast wrap. She turned toward the café, wondering about their menu.
“Come on. There’s no line at the front desk, and it will only take two minutes.”
In fact, it took less than two minutes. The woman behind the counter heard them out with a smile pasted on her face and told them there had been no power outage.
“But we saw it,” Audrey persisted.
“I’ll make a note for someone to check on it,” the woman agreed without the tiniest shift in her pleasant expression. “Can I help you with anything else?”
“No, thanks!” Esther grinned, pulling Audrey away from the desk by one arm.
“She isn’t going to tell anyone,” Audrey fumed. “She didn’t even ask what floor we were on!”
“Yeah, but we reported it, so now it’s coffee time.”
Turning toward the café, Esther found an older couple blocking her path.
“What’s all this?”
The older man gestured toward Esther’s bright orange t-shirt, then pointed toward the matching banners.
“Geekify Greenville,” Esther answered with fake cheer. “It’s a pop-culture convention, with celebrity guests, and artists, and panels.”
“Panels?” The man was intrigued, but his wife cut in.
“Forget it, Charlie.” She eyed a passing Thor cosplayer warily. “We aren’t here for some kooky convention.”
“Yeah, yeah,” the man responded, reluctantly letting her drag him away. “It would be a lot more fun than your niece’s bat mitzvah!”
“That’ll be your whole morning,” Audrey laughed.
“Which is why I need coffee!”
They were crossing to the café when their path was again blocked. This time by a middle-aged woman wearing a hand-knit vest over a patterned turtleneck and khaki pants. She wore thick glasses that matched the gray streaks in her short, curly hair.
“Excuse me,” she spoke politely, holding a notepad in one hand and a pen in the other. “I couldn’t help overhearing…”
“Geekify Greenville,” Esther broke in flatly, dropping any pretense of charm. “A pop-culture convention. Celebrity guests, artists, panels. Fun for the whole family.”
“What? Oh, yes. I know that,” the woman laughed uneasily. “I’m quite familiar with the con experience. I meant, I overheard you at the front desk. About the power outage. When was that? Exactly? And on what floor?”
Esther and Audrey exchanged a quizzical glance.
“Are you a… reporter?” Audrey guessed.
“Me? Oh, no. Not a reporter. Just a concerned citizen. Could I ask you a few questions?”
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With 3 genres, 22 possible endings, and even a time loop, Audrey & Esther Geekify Greenville will lead you through wacky journeys again and again!