A longer quote?
“(…) You realize, XXX, you did this? ‘SOME DEED’ singlehandedly?"
"Oh," breathed XXX, "it took both hands."
YYY decided not to touch that one. "Anyway—if we can—we need to lock the ZZZ's down. Get them under control, or at least out from behind everyone's backs."
"I suggest a round of good-guy-bad-guy. I'll be happy to take the part of bad guy."
Who is YYY, who speaks first ?
(…) means this is only the end of YYY’s first speech.
(YYY and XXX are the only two characters who alternate in this dialogue - YYY will play "bad guy")
Who are the ZZZ's ?
What is the ‘DEED’ that XXX did, according to the first speaker?
If you answer by memory, you don’t have to answer literally, just give the general idea.
Hint #1: you are not
allowed to answer the bonus, below, is this thread, because of the younger members of this forum.
Only answer in the special thread I have started in the “Velvet Room” for this purpose.
Hint #2: The full name of the ZZZ's is not mentioned in YYY's second speech, only a shortened version (it is OK to give either the full name of the shortened one). More precisely, in this quote, ZZZ is a single word, but often they appear as "AAA's ZZZ".
The essence of the hint is that AAA is dead at that point of the book.
XXX’s answer takes a tangent with respect to the ‘DEED’ mentioned by YYY. It is mentioned in the quote that YYY decided not to comment on this tangent.
For 1/2 point what did XXX have in mind (something that YYY perfectly understood)?