Chapter 20

"I believe you're due for congratulations," Eido continued, "and several apologies. Your work revealing the Headless Ones was a feat of rare scholarship."

"Well thank you for saying so," Glint chirped. He seemed to double in size as his shell swelled with pride. "When I started my investigation, everyone laughed at me, but who's laughing now?"

"I… I'm not sure," Eido admitted. "Is it Drifter? He sometimes snickers at my expense."

"No," Glint explained patiently. "It's me. I'm the one who's laughing."

"Oh!" Eido exclaimed. "You're laughing as an expression of vindication! I understand."

"Yup! I'm the only paranormal expert in the Tower who's also a Ghost!" Glint preened.

"Fascinating," Eido agreed. "However, I do have a few questions about your conclusions…"