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“And that is how, my dearest friends, I took over!”

The ballroom burst into applause. The burning sun of the Kalahari Desert, the freezing winters of Russia, evil sparks in the eyes of the whole mongoose army - they felt everything as if they were there themselves. And only one of them was having a great sleep.


A sudden push woke him up, and the first thing he saw was a bewildered look on Aleksandr’s face.

“Sergei, it’s too early to sleep, my dear, here comes the best part!”

“Th-the best?”

Aleksandr turned back to the audience, cleared his throat and proudly announced: “And now I’m going to tell you a story about my mother’s ancestors!”

Sergei sighed, slowly closing his eyes again.