Juba Apfvarzian moves around Mogadishu, to escape from some very suspicious people, who seem to be observing him from a distance. He has spent a few good months at peace, without feeling followed, has even met a girl, called Lucy, and they are living together. He performs street magic to make money. They’re happy, and everything is going well with his life, until he gets that feeling of being watched again.
Juba Apfvarzian moved to the other side of Mogadishu, to escape from the people who have been watching him. He has to make a living, and like any good magician, the streets are the place to achieve his dream. (For Carrie Fisher. This world is emptier without you, but you will live forever amongst the stars.)
Juba has a feeling someone has been watching him. He returns back to his boarding house, and bolts the door, closes the curtains, and switches off the light.
Lucy Apfvarzian’s husband Juba, went missing, whilst he was out performing as a magician on the streets of Mogadishu. Lucy and their son Ayo haven’t eaten for five days and have come to The Bureau of Complaints to attempt to find out where he’s gone. (See The Floating Asylum which is the next chronological story.)