Two years ago, on March 27th, Arnold arrived with Dr. Maddox Sinclaire at the port of New Babbage. They arrived unprepared, poor, friendless, and unstable.
We are now Dr Maddox Lionheart and Beryl Strifeclaw; we are certainly not poor or friendless anymore. The past two years have been full of strife, but also transformative. I think I will celebrate some way..
Many things are happening right now. While I may have become more stable mentally, my friend and pseudo one time kidnapper Zaros Xue has been getting progressively more unstable and has now endangered others. She is on a brief sabbatical in the asylum now.
Lisa was also feeling confused about her recent growth spurt and was terrified by Dr. Viper, who I will admit is exceptionally creepy.
Maddox was devastated when I told her what had happened to Arnold. She tried to put on a brave face, but I can feel her grief. I preferred the Planks outright confusion.
Speaking of the Plank, in all of this I was most worried when two weeks ago he told me he was leaving me in charge of the Plank. Thankfully, he seems to have forgotten he said that for the moment. At first I was slightly, inexplicably jealous, but not anymore. As worried about this democracy as I am I would have been more concerned if he did leave me in charge of it. Now when the place falls apart it’s not my responsibility.
I am not the only one detached, Momoe seems to think the Plank has become stale and lifeless, that the fun has left it due to the recent events and behaviors. I found her sitting on the pier at port, staring out at sea sadly. I shared my own recent revelations with her, that she was more than her job, more than a bartender. She smiled, and bopped me on the head. I nudged her closer to the edge. It was a good talk.
We both agreed to watch over the Plank for now, try to help it a little, but that we could leave it behind now if we had to. Thinking about it now I have never been more glad Emerson forgot something in his life.