—Transcript of conversation between Agent X-23 and Alo Cultural Eccentric designate Heyoka. Also in attendance: Alo Ranger Captain John Cheveyo, his lieutenant Luke Pallaton, and a captured Nukpana.—
X-23: I should compliment you on the mind reading, I suppose.
Heyoka (shrugs): Just a trick of the trade.
X-23: I suspect it’s a little more than that. The only other person who’s been able to read my mind recently was a man touched by an extra-dimensional snake god.
Heyoka: How do you know I’m not?
X-23: You don’t seem the type.
Heyoka: Huh. Not good enough for your fancy snake gods, am I? Maybe I don’t want to tell you a story after all.
X-23: My apologies.
Heyoka: Apologies won’t fill my belly, White Devil. But they’re a start. Now, sit down.
Heyoka (stands): Good. Now. What do you know about snakes?