Chapter 05: The Surgical Assistant
Now it is chapter 5 and we hear a story about Capital Sam, one of the other couriers.
Capital Sam has a job at the White Clinic, which is a local chain of “bordellos”. One of the locations is on a boat called the Spire of Ice. (Sea/ocean reference). Capital’s job is to row a young person named Daniel Suwannakintho out to the boat, basically. I’m trying to think of what else. It’s actually kind of a quiet chapter. There’s a question of is either of them going to die before they get to the boat, but Capital Sam handles it all gracefully, and actually gives the kid some good advice about his life before he gets on the boat. He’s like the nice, thoughtful courier. But he talks about sex a lot.
You wonder if Daniel S is going to reappear later in the story. That’s kind of the cool thing about this story? Compared to a regular book, where it’s pretty clear who the important characters are right from the beginning. Here it could basically go any way, all the time.