This is part of my activity for Asexual Awareness Week. If you missed the beginning of this story, back up and read Part 1
French Military Victories, Part 2
Quinn: "Oh yes. Then your people would wind up poking around, because they're nosy unmannerly Americans for the most part, and that would piss off Ash, who is our tech support. You do not want to piss off Ash. So of course, you would make a pass at her too, which would piss her off because Ash is asexual."
Jean-Claude: "Oh, come now. Everyone enjoys sex -- especially with a vampire of our line. If the woman is not madly in love with you, then you must be doing something wrong. Merely allow me to come for a visit and I will gladly show you how such things are to be done."
Quinn: "Jean-Claude. Mon ami. We have HAD this conversation before. Ash is ASEXUAL. She is not interested in kissing, fondling, groping, petting, licking, biting, sucking, or fucking ANYONE. Ever. At all. It is like --"
Jean-Claude: "Like the amoeba, yes yes, I have heard it before."
Quinn: "NO, she is NOT an amoeba, or a snail, or a jellyfish, or God help us, a coffee table! Ash is a PERSON who happens not to be interested in you. Get that through your thick head."
Jean-Claude: "I regret my prior remark about the coffee table. It was ill-done of me to say such a thing. I was merely shocked by what you were saying. It makes no kind of sense."
Quinn: "Well, it makes sense to Ash, who handles our electronic security, and believe me if you piss her off she will wipe the entire programming from your jet and then you'd be STUCK here. Which is so not happening because you are not coming into any territory of mine ever again."
Jean-Claude: "Our security is quite good. Do not dismiss it so readily."
.] "Jean-Claude, I have seen your security. I wouldn't trust it to secure my liquor cabinet. Hell, I wouldn't trust it to secure ALEX'S liquor cabinet, which I break into regularly."
Jean-Claude: "If it is alcohol you wish, mon ami, you have only to say so. I will bring you a case of the finest wine in exchange for the use of your airstrip. The matter really is quite urgent."
Quinn: "Sure it is. Something in your life is always on fire, and not in a good way."
[To be continued in Part 3