Note: this passage is from a scene about the Cloud Queen (Gilda), the uncontested ruler of thirty billion Scavengers. Scavengers are a species of enormous hominids that were invading Earth’s solar system.
Excerpts revealing interesting characters from Volume 1, Mona Lisa on the Moon, Thirty-Two Thousand Years in the Making
Gilda went berserk. She trashed half of her private quarters in the process. She yelled obscenities at her entire staff, vowing that when she won the Succession Competition she would have the idiot who had chosen the wolf pack fed alive to some truly vicious wolves (if some could be found, that is). Do I have to do everything, including train wolves, for God’s sake? she thought.
Sue had not been able to stop laughing during the competition and almost fell out of her chair. This was not lost on the queen when she saw the replay. So far, the queen was ahead in trials won, but inside she felt she was behind—very behind.