|Series: Manchester Chronicles|
|Link: Deviant Art|
|Date: November 18, 2008|
|Preceded By: Clockwork Revenge|
|Followed By: Platinum Peril|
At Sutcliff & Raynott, Kieran Hawthorne and Alice Williams bicker about Albion Express and their current contracts with the city. After Alice leaves Kieran encounters Ziba Khoroushi once again while also being invited to join Heather Prescott at her place. It being Verity Knight's birthday, she wallows in self-pity while drunk, Larissa Penbrook her only companion. At Heather's Kieran helps her stop time so she can mess with her girlfriend Ashlynne Krueger as well as roommates Michelle Burgess and Rachel Williams, Kieran meanwhile getting some revenge on Alice, who turned out to be Rachel's sister. Larissa calls Kieran and invites him over, Heather then pushing him to go. The pair arrive to discover Ebo in the middle of kidnapping the drunk women, apparently on orders from Felicia Silvermane. Ebo is frozen in time and Kieran keeps her, Verity and Larissa none the wiser as Heather helps them wind down. Back at Heather's Ashlynne notices the missing time and assumes it was Type-7, then using hypnosis to help coerce Michelle into joining them for some erotic activities.