While sitting on the bus, which was taking her to her night job, Jay had time to reminisce about the bygone events. She was thrilled with the fast developing plot line in front of her and the number of mysteries which still remained unsolved, but promised even more juicy stories. When she thought about her fellow investigators she couldn’t help but grin inwardly: what a peculiar lot they formed. Of course, three high school kids weren’t particularly odd, yet every one of them, including her much loved little brother, had their own features which marked them as different, even within the queer microcosm of adolescence. Still, she was intrigued with them, as different was in her world view only another term for interesting. Normal people only made for boring life stories.
Jay wondered for a second what the kids thought of her and had to smirk. She could only imagine what rumours surrounded her character within the human realm. Well, she had nothing to hide, she only hoped they wouldn’t take out any prejudicial notions on Marco. High school kids could be so cruel sometimes.
Well, and then there was Chris, the Sidhe with the addiction problem. Jay was a bit disappointed that he had been so dismissive when she had asked him about his background, but of course her curiosity had only been fuelled by his secrecy. As she walked up to the bar “The Sticky Floor” in which she worked as a topless barkeeper, and rummaged through her purse to unearth her key card, she came upon the summer knight’s dairy. She couldn’t wait until she got home to have a closer look at the romantic story of Isabel and her formerly human lover.
Now, however, duty was calling. Jay looked at herself in the mirror in the dressing room right behind the taproom, as she applied her make-up. She had always been amazed at how easily humans attributed her changeling eyes to her make-up skills, a trick of the show lights or their own overindulgence in alcoholic beverages. But in the realm of glitter and forbidden fruits in the night clubs, it was always easy to blend in. Well, there were definitely more interesting mysteries to focus on than the readiness with which humans sought for their own deception.
Although she hadn’t thought twice about following Mab’s quest, as all of her Eshu essence had squealed with delight at the promise of an adventure, she wasn’t entirely sure of the Winter Queen’s motivations. Of course, clearing her name was a valid excuse, but Jay sensed a deeper plot behind Mab’s scheming. Well, whatever motivations had lead Mab to seek the help of this mismatched gang, Jay would have to wait to figure it out until after her performance. After a last appreciative glance at herself in the oversized mirror, Jay set her corsage straight, winked at her own reflection and followed the expectant cries of tonight’s crowd into the bar room.