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D’arby felt liberated as he set out for work because it was the first time he could walk straight to the real office. He left later than usual too, but that was because he was still feeling weak from all the vomiting yesterday. Syafika may have only vomited four times before she got better, but D’arby had vomited seven times.
When D’arby walked into the office he saw that Rudnika was in the meeting room and it was full of other people.
Valentine walked over to D’arby looking excited.
“It’s started” said Valentine. “Those people are hear to learn about our plans”
“But how did they get here so fast – I thought we weren’t saying anything until today” said D’arby. He felt he’d missed out on a lot by being out of the office yesterday.
“Yeah, we didn’t say what we were up to until now – they are hearing the first of it right now. But yesterday we contacted all the groups that we knew would be sympathetic and asked them to send people here this morning to hear about our plans” said Valentine.
“Who did you know would be sympathetic?” asked D’arby
“All the groups that care about people or nature – there’s lots of those” said Valentine.
“What else is there to care about?” asked D’arby
“Money” said Valentine. “We didn’t invite anyone who cares about money – which is kind of funny because money is half of our plan!”
D’arby smiled and peeped into the meeting room to survey the expressions on the faces of all the people in there.