Page 33 of Dave Adventure - Episode 2
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"I'm here now," Ajax said as he crossed from the pit tarmac into the garage. He stopped to gaze directly into Francy's eyes. "That means you go back."
"I want to help."
"You can, by marching straight back to your seat where you can root for your brother."
"What about Inigo?"
"Grant stays with me, only because he knows the layout of this place. I will take care of this."
"It's not fair," she said on her first step around him as she obeyed his instructions.
"Francy, don't worry. We'll find him." Pegleg sounded conciliatory toward his girlfriend.
"I want to go too, but he won't let me." She didn't even look at her boyfriend.
Pegleg joined Ajax. They watched until she went around the corner.
"She could have put up a bigger fight," Pegleg said. "You're lucky."
"Thank you for not encouraging her to do so," Ajax said.
"Race is almost over."
Ajax turned, and headed for a corner door. "As I understand it, Dave can't win. If he does..."
"In that case they will hurt Inigo, in part due to his history with them."
"They may not just stop at Inigo. It probably depends on how much money they lose."
Ajax put a hand on the corner doorknob, but he held it shut. "Where do you think they are?"
"I don't know," Pegleg said.
"What's your best guess?"
"Somewhere in the bowels of these offices. Behind locked doors."
"So we search for locked doors, and we start on stairs that go down," Ajax said.
Ajax turned the handle, and pushed through the corner door.