And now for something completely different.
This post introduces a new character, johnny07. It’s much more straightforward than previous chapters. In my mind, this is the beginning of the story proper.
You’ll notice that, for the first time, it is possible to comment on the chapter itself. Comments left there will be taken as “in-character” – that is to say, “johnny07” will read them and most likely respond. The characters are not so averse to giving away plot information as I am, but they don’t know that they are fictional characters in a story!
Johnny’s description of Machiavelli is slightly inaccurate, although I’m not sure how far off it is. Any mistakes made by Johnny are his mistakes, and not neccessarily mine. I love having a get-out clause like that! :)