Where Death Meets the Devil L.J. Hayward
Publisher: Riptide Publishing, LLC
The video opens with direct visual references to The Devil Wears Prada, Streep seen tearing off her coat to hand to an assistant, and various Vogue staff members milling around anxiously upon Streep's arrival. Satan, usually known as the Devil, was, according to Toby Zed, "fury and rage and death". She apologizes for deceiving him, but insists that she had to try. So many hugely successful and talented musicians have died at age 27 that it almost seems reasonable to believe the number represents some mystical coefficient of talent and tragedy. She tells him about how she came to believe in the Commonwealth despite her initial skepticism, and that she believes it is worth fighting for. An old woman, Wanda Dunn, has not left her dark basement apartment in years because she's afraid "Mr. Jack Reardon, former SAS soldier and current Australian Meta-State asset, has seen some messy battles. There is an altercation outside. A young man, police officer Harold Beldon, is at the door and lying on the ground, having been shot. Death" is waiting for her outside. Beka meets with the Kasimir leader on the Andromeda.