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Mission Creep 56

Pat catches up with you on the way out to the parking lot after school. “Hey! Sorry about what I said at lunch. I’ve been going through some stuff. Shouldn’a taken it out on you.”

“If that’s an apology, I forgive you,” you reply. “You know, Pat, I’ve been thinking a lot about what you said, and it wasn’t all just blather.”

“Really? What do you mean?” Pat asks. You can tell there is genuine curiosity.

“Well, I’m headed to get some caffeine. If you really wanna talk about serious stuff, forget about the Voodoo Rally and chicken heads and whatnot and let’s just have coffee and talk. Meet me there and I’ll lay it out for you.”

As you part ways, you can tell Pat’s interest is piqued, but Pat is still wavering.

If you say a silent prayer and then leave, turn to page 67.

If you leave without praying, turn to page 77.

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Mission Creep 34

As the day wears on, you feel increasingly uneasy about Pat’s plan to go see a Voodoo Ritual. Even if you are only attending as an “observer”, it just makes you sick to think that people might kill and animal!

If you decide to short-circuit the whole plan and call the cops anonymously, turn to page 78.

If you decide to try and talk Pat out of going, turn to page 89.

If you ignore your fear and go after all, turn to page 35.

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Mission Creep 23

Now that school is out and a few hours have passed, you hope Pat will be in a different mood about things. No doubt, Pat probably doesn’t like the idea of animal sacrifice — that’s just animal cruelty. So perhaps a few more nudges in the right direction will help change Pat’s mind.

You send Pat a text.

LOLS, ROFL. emoticon emoticon hashtag irony

Hey Pat, I heard Police tipped off re: the sacrifice. Did u know it’s illegal to kill animals for sport? Not sure we shd go. LOLS ROFL TXT me back.

A few moments later, you get a text from Pat.

LOLCAT ur so dum. Po-Po cant do nuthin on privat proprt. it’s at Andie’s Ranch on FM 2224. Besides if Po-Po show up I know it was u, u NARC.

Crap. Now you have to go, or everyone (at least everyone willing to practice Voodoo Sacrifice!) will think you are a blabbermouth snitch. Not good.

Turn to page 35.

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Mission Creep 12

“I can’t believe you Christians,” Pat remarks. “You’re all about love and forgiveness and acceptance, but then you send everybody to Hell just for being different.”

“Hold on just a minute, there,” you counter. “That’s not fair. You know I’m not sending anybody to Hell just because they don’t believe like I do.”

“Yeah, but your God does,” says Pat, with eyes downcast and welling with tears. “He forces us to obey all these rules and then when we fail — he goes and shuts us off from Heaven.”

Before you can muster a thought, the bell rings signaling that lunch is over. Pat gets ready to head off to Science class, the opposite direction from where you’re going. You’ve got about twenty seconds to turn this around.

If you say, “C’mon, Pat. Cut me some slack. I’m not such a stick in the mud Christian as all that. I’ll go to the Voodoo Ritual,” turn to page 34.

If you say, “Hey: I’m not gonna pretend I’m someone I am now just because you decided to hate on Christians. If you wanna be a prick, fine. But when you get over yourself, if you wanna talk later, you know my number,” turn to page 56.

If you say, “Pat! Are you really so angry that you’ll throw all Christians out of your life — the good ones with the bad ones? LOL: You’re just as bad as the Christian God you complain about!” turn to page 67.


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