Camo Key debuts their newest single at the Palmetto Club. In the song, the lyrics describe a prominent leader with piercing violet eyes who got to where he is by using magical potions to make himself seem charming and likable. No names are named, of course. It is set to an upbeat rock tune with a pop-y chorus.
The club-goers are shocked by the lyrics as some know who the song is referring to, but regardless of their views of the person the song still has an enjoyable tune.
And it lends itself as great dancing music.
Camo Key is urged on by the vibes of the audience to give a spectacular performance, and they think that this will be one of their biggest hits yet.
Andrew Diffy reads the paper every day. He’s always wary of the political climate, and his grandmother, the editor, urges her reporters to never go easy on him as a politician, as she does not want any possible appearance of bias to show through. Because of this, Andrew is very wary of his reputation. Today’s paper features several articles about Camo Key’s performance. Two are in the music section, one critiquing the performance as a whole, and the other a short review of the song itself.
The third article is not in the musical section; it is a political analysis of the song, which does in fact name names. It speculates on Andrew Diffy’s quickly rising career, and also recognizes that the supernatural conspiracy theorists have already grown suspicious of some other prominent citizens of Roaring Heights, and now this song may have brought their attention to focus on Andrew Diffy.
Remembering that his brother is co-owner of the Palmetto Club, and that Camo Key regularly performs there, Andrew makes quite a few assumptions in his mind.
Across town, the paper has just arrived at this small house by the beach.
Leslie Diffy also reads the paper every day. Because, one, she wants to support her grandmother, and, two, because she always wants to stay up-to-date on the happenings around town. Leslie is an aspiring politician, but so far has only managed to land a job as the assistant to a local councilman.
As Leslie reads the article that analyzes Camo Key’s latest single, she can’t help but wonder what Camo Key could have against her brother. They don’t know him personally, at least from what she’s aware of, although she does recognize the lead singer as one of their distant cousins. But she still finds it strange.
Tom sits at home feeling very smug. The concert went off perfectly. It’s not like he wants to wreck his brother’s life; this is just a playful trick to mess with him. He and Ben know that a song simply playing into a conspiracy theory about their brother can’t really do any damage. It was all in good fun.