Office of the Road Boss
In which Val Con pays an educational visit, and Miri has a visitor who just won’t learn.
Val Con is interrupted twice as he gets to saying “Now, I wonder–“, so we never do find out what it was he was wondering.
I think it might be too much to expect that all Val Con will find at the Road Boss office when he arrives is Miri grumpily shutting down her computer. Even if Smealy wasn’t inclined to push matters, his shadow is likely to have something to say (although whether that means that Val Con will arrive to find Miri under attack, or just to find Smealy bleeding out on the front doorstep, I’m not sure).