“I do not understand why you lied about the cause of the smoke.”
The firefighters and security guard had gone. The team reconvened inside the shop.
“Well,” October shrugged, “if I’m being honest I don’t fully understand what that fight was all about. Just easier to lie and keep the officials off our backs.”
“Good instincts,” said Dante. “If we’re gonna change the world for the better, as Adam wants, the people in power will want to stop us.”
Adam said, “It would be nice if we could improve the world while acting openly.”
Dante said, “Yeah. Would be nice.”