Ew Ew Ew
I enjoy the old Hop Harrigan stories a lot more than I thought I would, even after they shoed in the “Hey kids! Join the Young Aviators” nonsense they seemed to do in every book (Really. “Federal Men” had the Junior G Men, and Hour Man had “Minute Martin and the Minute Men”, and there were more. Drink your Ovaltine, kids!). One interesting thing is how Hop’s partner (not Wash, the other one), and Hop’s old schoolteacher became sort-of-friendly antagonists.
Then you have this page, wherein they seem a little too chummy.
On my honor, I thought this was chubby ginger/granny foreplay. I was horrified beyond words.
The next page did not make me feel better!
My mind went to so many, many bad places just then…
The actual ending of the story is that she goes to get the key from his pocket – shirt pocket y’perverts – and finds a mouse. This makes her freak out and they almost crash. I too, would be freaked out had I found a white mouse nesting in some guy’s mobs, especially if he were also carrying around cuffs.
However, the ending was lost on me, as I had already written my own ending based on the images above, complete with sound track and mood-lighting.
“Tell me dearie… how would you like to join my ‘young aviator’s’ club? It’s called ‘Mile High’…”
If anyone needs me, I will be smashing said mental images out of my brain.