And it came to pass in the land of the trailer-dwellers that the new huffing beast fulfilled the prophesy. But no praise was due the dissembling Lord Apria, for the Messenger who gave truth to the prophesy appeared to Judith and her Consort as in a dream and revealed that he was called "Bud" and was sent not by Apria but by its handmaiden, the vassal Praxair.
The Messenger Bud told how it came to be that Praxair was betrothed to Apria by a stock-swap merger and acquisition with protected voting rights. Further it was revealed that Praxair had not yet learned the foul methods of Apria. And the Consort upon hearing this news rent his clothing and prostrated himself before the Messenger and spake his regret for thinking the Messenger a sniveling bastard, for he was not.
Thus was the fair Judith delivered from evil and joy returned to her bedchamber.
And the Consort gave thanks, but further he shall not speak.