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It was published in Southern Comfort #3.75.
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"Privacy" may be the best story in the zine. It takes place three days after Dorian's cellar and begins with Vila looking, with understandable apprehension, for Avon. The first section is told by Vila and the mixture of humour, anxiety and savviness which pervades it is absolutely right. Both men are heaving with conflicting emotions. While showing concern for Avon, Vila is nevertheless scared of him and suspects he may be psychotic; however he is also afraid of Avon might leave him alone with the others. Avon is his usual fraught self, but more so. Will he accept help, or will he come down hard, or both? On Xenon Vila is fast developing an ulcer - it took this long?- and having problems opening a store room lock in "Payment in Kind". He is intercepted by an inebriated Avon, who has knocked back half a bottle of 100-year old whisky to get up the courage to proposition Vila, or so he says. (Speaking as a whisky drinker, I an shocked to think that Avon of all people would treat 100 year old whisky thus - tut, tut) He and Vila almost get it together, lose it, but the need for comfort triumphs in the end. Vila manipulates Avon for his own good. Vila and his ulcer get the treatment they need.
- from CB at Judith Proctor's Blake's 7 site