I couldn't figure out any other way to relieve them from the consequences of my actions. This story is the first one where actions are taken by the characters that would allow the discovery of the watches…and we all know what a government would do about that. I had to suspend MY disbelief…and that's a chore I don't take easily. When I say I have a muse…I'm not kidding. There is that in me that just takes over…it's the characters. They have lives outside myself. Sometimes I think I'm crazy.