'Ah, hello, Ahmed, what is it?'
'Well, do you remember that Death-lady who threateningly pointed at you in the marketplace when you were still in Baghdad?'
'Yes, and I'm currently on my way to Samarra so that I'll at least get to keep living a bit longer. Can't very well have her kill me in Baghdad while I've still got business propistions to take care of, now can I?'
'Er, well, she just now talked to me.'
'She did? What'd she say?'
'She says she wasn't pointing at you threateningly.'
'No, boss. She was just a bit surprised, really. She didn't expect you to be in Baghdad today.'
'Oh? Why not?'
'Well, boss, it turns out that she has an appointment with you in Samarra.'
'Oh. Oh dear.'
'Well, boss? Are you going to turn the car around?'
'Well, I suppose I'll have to. I'm glad you warned me on the phone, Ahmed.'
'So, I'll be seeing you soon, boss?'
'Yes, you will. Good-bye.'
'Hello, Ahmed. How's things been since I was away?'
'Much the sam