@JoshFossgreen wouldn’t tell but I had to find the answer.
There was rolling thunder and the man on the box said a hurricane was coming. I had been searching too long for the answer and I wasn’t going to let the weather keep me from it.
After making my way to that stinking hole in the wall I found the person I believed held the answer. Sitting at the bar was an old woman with one blind eye. She was drunk on the sadness of knowledge and no small amount of cheap gin.
Our go-between had been thorough. She knew why I was there and I knew the cost was a fresh bottle. This is what she told me…
“When you know, you will know. He will not tell you but if you doubt yourself he will confirm the truth.”