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Safety in Numbers

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After the ads, Kiefer hands Rush the internal memo showing that Walter warned the investment company about the product and they used it anyway for evil ends. And he's giving it to Rush. Rush offers to see about sharing the byline with Kiefer, but Kiefer isn't interested. "This'll be our little secret, otherwise it doesn't count," Kiefer says, whatever that means.

The Beastmaster runs across Schoolgirl up on the hill laughing at some lame video on the phone. He sits down next to her and she invites him to add something of his own, but he's not in the mood. "I lost to a ten-year-old," he says. Schoolgirl laughs that it was a cute ten-year-old. She might also point out that he was a total dumbass for agreeing to spend the entire day defending his title against any moron in the world with a computer, so of course he was worn out, but she doesn't. Aw, look who made friends. Does anyone care?

Kiefer finds Walt on the street in front of the building and hands him a printout of the story's online version, telling him the dragon is dead. "We found the sword, slew the dragon, saved the people." Walt gratefully asks Kiefer to kneel. Kiefer just gives a half-bow, and then Walt dubs him the Invisible Knight. "And to your son, the pain is gone." Kiefer says Walt doesn't have to be invisible anymore and the family behind the stone walls of the Mountain of Clare would be happy to see him again. Walt just walks away, because otherwise this might get schmaltzy.

At the clinic, Clea finds that car in the hallway outside doom 6. Grace greets her brother. Teller makes a case folder with Jake's name on it. The two plaintiffs Kiefer encountered earlier sit in a bar, toasting the news story of their victory over Morton-Starling. Walt watches from across the street as the Kings come home. Sauda takes the test while Grace watches proudly. And Kiefer tucks in Jake, who has been VOing about how humans aren't the strongest or fastest species on the planet, but we look out for each other. And yet here I am, watching this shit all by myself. Clea enters the room to return Jake's toy car that she found in the back hallway and to tell Kiefer that she'll try to be more understanding from now on. She leaves the Bohms in the room and Kiefer starts telling Jake a story: "Once upon a time there was an Invisible Knight who served the Silent King, and together they helped people who didn't even know they were there." Jake closes his eyes to sleep. Jeez, rude much?

M. Giant is a Minneapolis-based writer with a wife, a son, and a number of cats that seems to have settled at around two. Learn waaaay too much about him at Velcrometer, follow him on Twitter , or just e-mail him at m.giant[at]gmail.com.

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