Challenge/Prompt: 89 - lesson
Original Fiction or Fanfiction: Original
"It's beautiful, isn't it? The biggest city humankind has ever built."
"Beautiful from up here, maybe."
"Don't start on that political nonsense tonight, please. No one wants to hear it, least of all me."
"Could you be more selfish?"
"I assure you, the true depths of my selfishness remain unplumbed. Now come inside and smile for the guests.
"Have you considered how much money some of these people could donate to your precious causes? Hmm? Has such a thought made even the briefest appearance in your self-righteous head?"
"I don't want to hear it. In you go. Now."