‘and yet’ he wrote, ‘I never cease to marvel at the American spirit of Quest’. He closed his laptop, and sat back listening carefully to the ladies in the first class seats next to him. They had been plotting and planning on and off throughout the long flight.
His flight landed, and he did what he always did. He sat and waited for all the passengers to leave the flight. It has always been his personal ritual, a silent liturgy to fascination with humanity. All the bumping and fighting to get out of the flight first, in a hurry – and then, the funereal wait at the gates to the world beyond. USA soil could wait, the joy of feasting his eyes on the nit-witted blonde and her elderly companion, knowing that she was confident and stupid enough to not realize he had been taking notes of their plans towards establishing a witchcraft society which suited their needs. Knowing that they did not recognize him, was worth it. As they left their first class seats, in a hurry, Jonathan lent over and moved his bag. ‘Desculpe’ he said, looking the doltish 50-something year old in the eyes.