TO THE QUEEN AND KING
We cut backstage to see Mark the Backstage Attendant walking quickly. He passes a few Enemigos, who give him a curious glance at his brisk gait, before approaching his target: Co-Head of Security Wade Elliott. The Bad Dog does his best to navigate his smartphone in the hall, grumbling to himself.
Backstage Attendant Mark: Excuse me, m-mister Elliott, sir?
Wade Elliott: (looking up from his device) God-damn Wordle. Had a good streak goin’, too. What’s goin’ on, son?
Mark only offers a puzzled look, then after deciding to move right on past the ‘Bama Bruiser’s word-game woes, offers a piece of paper to Elliott.
Backstage Attendant Mark: I found this at one of the parking lot doors. It was taped to the employee entrance.
Wade takes the paper, squinting down his nose to and reading aloud.
Wade Elliott: “To the Queen and King. I hope you enjoyed your two week reign.” Hmm…signed “B.B.”
The Southern Sparkplug crumples the paper in his hand, curling his lip.
Backstage Attendant Mark: Do you know who it could be from?
Wade Elliott: Got a thought or two.
Backstage Attendant Mark: Should we tell Ms. Troy?
Wade Elliott: I’ll handle that. Thanks fer gettin’ this to me.
He gives Mark a quick pat on the shoulder before turning away, pulling his radio from his belt and clicking to speak.
Wade Elliott: Dam. Keep yer head on a swivel an’ git the rest on alert. The situation Lindsay told us ‘bout is happenin’. An’ gimme a holler if ya find ‘im. Might wanna git my hands dirty.