She turned to the audience and raised her arms up for a response. Her heart sunk as they sat frozen in their seats. Their fear widget was shaking and their Rabbit was frozen. They knew Larry’s dad was no one to recon with. A murmur gripped the crowd as they reminded each other they dare not speak out as individuals.
Her heart began to sink more with their inability to respond. Just as she began to tear up and decided to go back to her seat, doomed to her father’s power, a figure appeared and grabbed her hand. She thought someone was going to haul her off to her father’s house. But it was her cousin and his loving Cuddles widget was on his forehead as a pet but about to jump off. The crowd began to wiggle and whisper. Everyone knew him as a gang member. Silence then sweep across the audience as he approached the microphone as they did not know what to expect. His Cuddles widget stood still, tall, and brave on his head.
“I am here to defend my little cousin.” His voice trembled a little as he continued determined to just do what is right, “She tells the truth. You have no choice about who gets a Gadget and who does not. And it is designed to addict the user. We are harvesting you people as if you were sheep that have nothing to say and will not fight back. I apologize for my actions.”
As silence covered the audience. Their Macho widgets perked up and their Ants and Bees, Rabbits, Cuddles and Gerus began to look around and to see what they should do next. Their collective Mr.Do mounted their collective Dragon and in a very gentle way began to rise up and stare at Larry’s dad’s Dragon, not in recognition of brotherhood but as a pack of wolves, or dragons, that collectively could get very angry if he did not apologize to the them and especially to BJ.
Larry’s Dad’s Dragon’s fire fizzled out. Larry’s dad’s Geru screams to him saying, “OK guy, apologize or forever hold your peace, in other words, appease the crowd or your Gadgets are doomed to be banded and that will cut out a lot of your sales.”