Will expresses his concern for Lauren's tardiness that morning, and Kym chimes in with a flattering comment about Lauren's eyebags. Kym and Will quickly get into an argument, but Will soon returns to his duties and tells Lauren to visit the infirmary and take the day off.
Will and Kym go on patrol, discussing what they think is up with Lauren. They very quickly get distracted by the Circus Royale, a troupe with names from the Greek Pantheon. We learn that this troupe was started 15 years ago by Viscount Radcliffe, for whose ball the APD is providing security on February 17th. The circus is made up of homeless Greychapel orphans and the Viscount bought his title.
Athena challenges the crowd to a marksmanship duel with Artemis, and Kym shoves her watermelon off to Will to accept. The troupe seems antagonistic towards the APD, despite Kym's success.
Back at the APD office, Lauren is being seen at the infirmary. As she lies there, prone, Kieran checks in on her, feeling guilty. She comes to a decision - she needs to talk to Kieran.
𝗪𝗮𝘁𝗰𝗵 𝗜𝗻𝘀𝗽𝗶𝗿𝗮𝘀𝗵𝗮𝗺𝘂𝗹'𝘀 𝗣𝘂𝗿𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗛𝘆𝗮𝗰𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗵 𝘃𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗼𝘀:
𝗖𝗵𝗲𝗰𝗸 𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗠𝗼𝗻𝗶𝗾𝘂𝗲 @_𝘃𝗮.𝗰𝗮𝗳𝗲_ '𝘀 𝗪𝗲𝗯𝘁𝗼𝗼𝗻 𝗱𝘂𝗯𝘀!
𝗥𝗲𝗮𝗱 𝗣𝘂𝗿𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗛𝘆𝗮𝗰𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗵 𝗼𝗻 𝗪𝗲𝗯𝘁𝗼𝗼𝗻:
𝗦𝘂𝗽𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁 𝗦𝗼𝗽𝗵𝗶𝘀𝗺 𝗼𝗻 𝗣𝗮𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗼𝗻:
𝗦𝘂𝗽𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗦𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆𝗧𝗶𝗻𝗸𝗲𝗿 𝗼𝗻 𝗣𝗮𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗼𝗻:
𝗦𝘂𝗯𝘀𝗰𝗿𝗶𝗯𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗹𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗻 𝘁𝗼 𝗣𝗮𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗼𝗻 𝗕𝗼𝗻𝘂𝘀 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗻𝘁:
𝗝𝗼𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗣𝗵𝗮𝗻𝘁𝗼𝗺 𝗦𝗰𝘆𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗗𝗶𝘀𝗰𝗼𝗿𝗱:
𝗔𝘃𝗮𝗶𝗹𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗼𝗻 𝗬𝗼𝘂𝗧𝘂𝗯𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗽𝗼𝗱𝗰𝗮𝘀𝘁 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝘀: 𝗦𝗽𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗳𝘆, 𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗲, 𝗚𝗼𝗼𝗴𝗹𝗲, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲!
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