“The howling. If you can hear the howling, you’re too fucking close. Leave.”
…well, at least that seems like a decent rule of thumb, now that they know it.
“You could probably hear that halfway across the city!”
“No fucking shit,” Bitch retorted. The woman was challenging her authority. She had to respond to it, or the woman would keep talking, Bitch would say or do something that made her look stupid, and others would stand up to her.
Ah, yeah. Gotta keep up the retorts.
Best to stop that sooner than later. “Socks! Come!”
Or do that, that works even better.
The woman shrank back, clutching her daughter, as Socks advanced to Bitch’s side.
Yeah, time to step down.