Our friendly neighborhood Killing Club looks to be getting away with the crime of the whatever century they are supposed to be in. The only things that can throw a wrench in their carefully thrown together plans are a police force that are not a bunch of morons or somebody with a conscience... Which will win out in the end? Let's find out.
As the Duckling family sits around the dinner table discussing Snape's disappreance, Ducking gets uncomfortable as her brothers discuss what they would do with the reward for finding Snape. Duckling begins to think of how murdering somebody changes you and her observant writer intuition begins examining how she will never be the same again. Then Snape's wife shows up.
Lady Preggo Snape wishes to talk with Duckling, her being the last known person to see Snape and all. Duckling's parents join in and everybody crams in on the couch just in time for Preggo to call Duckling a big fat liar for all those pant-on-fire things Duckling said to the police. Duckling freaks right the hell out under the preasure, sticking to the story about Snape pulling a Chevy Chase and looking at his bare wrist to check the time. Then, boom goes the dynomite as Preggo goes wacka-doo over the whole "Yo husband done run oft with a 'notha wo-man" crap Duckling slang to the cops. Preggo calls Duckling out, claiming that because Duckling lied about Snape than she knows where Snape is, which is honestly the most sound logic that anyone has used in this book so far.
Duckling begins climbing the road to Crazytown when El Guapo and Rocksteady show up. Preggo is introduced to them and identifies both the boys by events we have been told she knew in the previous chapter. Preggo, seeing that she cannot corner Duckling with the boys in the room, kicks rocks after leaving a menacing message that Duckling should call her if Duckling remembers anything else. Duckling agrees and the chapter ends, I can only imagine with the two of them staring at each other for an uncomfortable amount of time.
1. Preggo comes across in this chapter as possibly the clearest thinking of the book. This is odd considering that she has lost her husband and pregnancy hormones tend to make for some unbalanced emotional states that do not always lead to the clearest thinking (yes, I've known some pregnant ladies, very intelligent ones, and all of them lost their shit once in a while, especially under stress. Please don't comment saying I hate pregnant people, I just don't find this lady all that probable. I will concede that some moms will say that they were fine and serene all through their ovenhood and I will accept their statement. However, I warn you not to trust these people as they just want you to join their screwy parenthood cult.)
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