The riots are terrible. Eighteen killed downtown, in a protest at the office of the Water Board. There wasn't anything about it on the regular channels, of course. Father and his cronies in the other Families control the news, but there are still a few rogue newscasters out there. They're so brave. I'm such a coward, such a spoiled brat. No, no, on reflection, that's not quite right. What I am is an incredible waste. I need to think about this.