Sorry for the lack of updates… again. Five pages done since last update, 152 (or so) done so far.
Quest of the Unicorn finally ends, and none too soon. Misty’s admirer Deep Pockets jumps on stage and walks into a shouting match with a stagehand. A troll security guard had already shown up, which suggested that Deep Pockets had tried this before. Our hero uses the fight to his advantage to get backstage, find Misty’s dressing room and walk into her fist.
“I told you never to come here again, Steve!” she yells.
Our hero is definitely not “Steve”, of course. Misty quickly figures this out and hauls him back to his feet, trying not to laugh.
In so doing, our hero meets Misty’s roommate – the unicorn from the show. The unicorn is thoroughly fitshaced, and slams back a full bottle of gin as our hero watched in awe.
Misty pries another bottle from the unicorn’s lips and starts to lecture him on how the management was fed up with him pissing on the other actors – and when they fire him, they’ll fire her as well. The unicorn tries to turn on the charm, despite Misty’s vise-like grip on one of his ears.
However, it proves too much for the unicorn’s degraded equilibrium. He stumbles and crashes into the dressing room wall. After pulling himself up, we get a little of his story, in between self-pitying sobs. Cirque du Soleil – natch – had built up a whole show around him, called Licorne, right after the war, and casino magnate Steve Wynn had built an new theatre in one of his casinos for the show. (Wynn has a bit of a man-crush on Cirque du Soleil, but I digress) He’d played to packed houses of wonder-filled humans.
Now he’s in Quest of the Unicorn. No wonder he’s drunk.