Posted January 8, 2021 at 12:00 pm

A journal excerpt from this past March:

"I'm dreading Evey going back on the street next week. I haven't told them this and I don't really know how but they still kinda suck. I'll admit they're much better than they were a year and a half ago but they're not very good.

The biggest problem is that they're absolutely convinced that they're much better than they actually are. Jamie hasn't helped. She's been far kinder to Evey than their performance merits. I think she's still awed by the takedown of the Brain Trust. (On a side note, I really wish there was a way to look into how various people were affected by Davis Dewitt's mind control. Danae seemed mostly unaffected, but perhaps Jamie didn't fare so well.)

Maybe I should say something but they barely listen to me anyway. They're likely to get hurt and I don't think I could deal with it if that happens. Sometimes I think about what if things went differently and how much better better everything would be if I had gotten the Mallet."