Clancy seems lost in thought for a while before answering.
“I think I’m just going to leave.”
“The swamp. I’ve heard you talk about the call, well, I never felt it. And the more I think about it, the less sure I am there’s really anything for me out here.”
“Is that it, then? You’re just walking out?”
Clancy shakes his head and smiles.
“Well, not right away. First I’ve got to mess with Ash’s plans by getting rid of that rat.”
“Shouldn’t be too hard if you know Ash’s codewords. Just go in, get the rat, then lead it outside and drown it. Or am I missing something that makes it more complicated than that?”
Clancy looks a little worried.
“Well… there’s one thing that’s been bothering me since it got loose.”
“And what would that be?”
The drugs that Ash has been providing. They’ve been changing the way the rat acts other than slowing it down. It’s being drawn somewhere.