And Beatrice and Vaughn were just about to move on to the fun parts of the evening…
“Vaughn shrugged and carefully opened the door into the corridor a crack. At the other end three men, all wearing the Air Pirate uniform of leather trousers, boots and coat, combined with goggles to cover their faces, tore open the doors and dragged the inhabitants out at gunpoint.
But not for themselves. Not to rob or ravish.
He frowned at the tall bulky figure of a well-dressed man. He wore evening clothes very much like Vaughn himself. His face was red and a vein throbbed at his forehead. He looked as if he’d succumb to apoplexy if his needs weren’t met soon.”