It is suddenly night. The line for the book signing is out the store and down the street. Kate signs books as Mary walks around looking a bit jealous that the attention of the world is not really completely focused on her right now. She just sidles up and sits next to Kate (Hey, Mary! She's working!) and says that "the suits are having a feeding frenzy." Nice job, bringing it back to you, babe. Kate makes the obligatory compliment on Mary's catering. Crazy Fan Boy walks up as Mary walks away and says hi to Kate. She says hi and asks whom she should make the autograph out to. He says, "Uh, to Wade. Me! You can sign it to Wade." He reminds her that he was here earlier and she had told him to make sure he came back tonight, so he did because she had asked him to. He was invited and all. He says that they met once before at the San Diego Comicon. He asks if she could sign his entire series. Suit Guy pulls Crazy Fan Boy's arm and says, "One signature per person." Crazy Fan Boy says that it's okay because Kate knows him. Kate lowers her heavily eye-lined eyes. Suit Guy is still pulling on Crazy Fan Boy's arm and telling him that it's policy to only get one signature per person. As Crazy Fan Boy keeps trying to explain his situation Mary looks around the room like she's getting a signal from the Chief that it's time to don her Center of the Universe Cape and use her Special Powers of Deduction and Psychic Healing. The Suit Guy grabs Crazy Fan Boy's arm and pulls him away from Kate and through the line, where I see three of my friends in line as extras. Boys! Get away from that script! You're too good for this! And they only got one Goth kid to be a fan of the Vampire books. Whatever. Mary and Kate exchange a look, but now I'm too busy searching the rest of the extras cast for friends. Kate pushes up her sleeves and moves on.
Out back in the dark alley, where all the women go immediately after getting tripped out by an aggressive fan, Mary carries an Important Box to the trunk of her Explorer. As she starts loading the trunk Crazy Fan Boy asks if she's a friend of Kate's. She says she is. CFB asks if she'll apologize to Kate for him for asking too much from her. She says that she's sure Kate is fine with it, but she'll let her know. He asks if her and Kate are close. Mary brags that they are. She then puts out her hand and introduces herself. Nice job, Mar. CFB introduces himself back. He says that Kate is "great." "Yeah, she is," Mary smiles. "And talented and, and, um, and grateful to have fans like you." CFB shows Mary all of this fanfic that he's written and put up on his website for her. He asks Mary if she could show some of his stories to Kate. Mary says that he probably should go through Kate's publisher for something like that. CFB apologizes and Mary shakes his hand and says it was nice meeting him. She goes up the stairs and back into the store as he looks on broodingly. As he puts his notebook back in his bag we get to see the (gasp!) gun in his bag. He looks back at the store and then gets in his car. Testosterone Guitar. Cargo pants. The favorite of Stalker Boys everywhere.