More nerd references galore. Also, special thanks to both UncolaMan and Nel Celestine for their recent patronage. Nel actually has a VERY extended cameo in this chapter, so stay tuned.

Beatrice takes Alan to the gym so he can work this situation out on his own. Personally? I woulda taken up yoga or something, but hey. To each their own, amirite? Ship naturally finds her audience right away, so there’s no flies on this genie, no sir. Also, I don’t want to hear about Beatrice’s abrasiveness. This was scripted long before the complaints started rolling in. Rest assured, once Alan starts being more assertive, Beatrice dials it back a bit.

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