Posted on 15 December 2014
For all of you wondering about the mysterious cameraman. :)
- Well, I'm safe. An old friend was generous enough to take me in. That's Leo making coffee. Leo, I am introducing you.
- Remind me what we're doing again?
- I told you like six times (laughs).
- Oh, hello students and cheers to your health.
- (laughs) So Leo used to work at the Vyctory until about two-
- Two and a half years-
- Years ago. And just before he took of he actually left me a note that was very unique- - You can talk about me like I'm in the room 'cause I am.
- You're in the room?
- You're not a hologram?
Amazing. - Oh my God.
- So I left you a note when I was on the run.
- Yes, and said that if things ever got weird that I knew where to find you.
- You're here so I'm thinking things got weird? (sighs) Yeah. Did I ever tell you what happened to me?
- No, it seemed like one of those things you didn't really want to talk about so-
- I didn't but you reached out, so long story short time?
- Your call.
- My name is Leo and I'm a magician.
- Oh God, hi, Leo.
- Hi. Okay, I worked at the resort for five years and, um, I started working about two and half months before I left in the fantasy suites, you know, with all the high rollers, where all the money is. Anyway, at the time I was working a party and I was sort of rebooting a classic illusion, the vanishing woman, from the twenties. Now that sounds cheesy but trust me the work was on point. Anyway, so I make the woman vanish at the party, "Ahh, ooh," right? Then I bring her back except when I try to bring her back the woman is gone, like, CSI: Vegas gone. And that's when things get really nasty. Your dad sends a couple of guys, they whisk me away underground through some tunnels. They keep me in a room for a long time. Then another guy I've never met before comes in with a briefcase, half a million dollars in chips. I nod at him, he nods at me, he gives me the briefcase, they send me to my room. A week later I plot my escape and I'm gone.
- (sighs) What about the money?
- The money I left with a very attactive cocktail waitress named Marissa. Turns out, I didn't need it. I had skimmed enough from the whales at the gaming tables to keep me in pretty lamps for a long time. (laughs)
- You know I should be shocked by this but, by this point, it's pretty impossible.
- Want to see something cool, though?
- Well, believe it or not, this is the first time I've done magic for someone since I left the Vyctory.
- What, what? Oh my God, Leo.
- It's just for the trick.
- When you're alone and on the lamb, as you'll soon learn, you need a bit of levity. Point at the cigarette, point. That does it. There you go, point down. Thank you.
I'll take over from here. Call it toward you.
- Over here.
- There you go.
- Freaks you out a little, huh?
- (laughs) Yeah.
- No strings, no wires, just a little bit of hometown amazement.
- Oh God.
- I don't know, did it suck?
- It's no big deal. Well, you know, my dad used to take me to the magic shows all the time.
- Your dad is a man who knows how to do a bit of a vanishing act, tell me about it.
- Well, you know, I could do that in my sleep really. (laughs)
- Did he really take you to shows?
- Yeah, all the time to try to, you know, have me see through the tricks and lies and deception and all that but I actually have no idea how you did that.
- Then, I'll work for you.
- That's one for you.
- Our work here is done.
- Thanks, Leo.
- Your welcome, kid.
Want some more, uh, cream?
- Sure (laughs).