Unlocking Secrets

"There’s a little fluffy business," Pen says then, "with maths.  Isn’t there?  Set of codes?  Codes and rotations–Ah! Locatelli.  You reverse-engineered the song, didn’t you, from the findings.  Show me.  No, first the numbers, then the tune.  The–this is daft.  Who did this?"  


Pen does not have unlimited power. Power to protect from harm, Pen thinks, is a dreadful thing. Because that power has an edge, it has its limit, it can only extend so far. You protect– You protect yourself, Pen thinks, with bitterness. You protect yourself. Games down. Noises off: This …