February 21, 2013

The Assignment

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INT. UNDERGROUND DC PARKING GARAGE. BOTTOM LEVEL. NIGHT.

Libra's footsteps echo off the walls. Flickering neon light buzzes. In the corner of the garage a whole sector of lights has gone dark. Shadows thicken. A lighter flickers in the darkness as a cigar is lit.

LIBRA: Carthago. Countersign?

CENTURION: Delenda est. Sort of overly dramatic don't you think?

LIBRA: Not paid to think. What is the assignment?

CENTURION: The Wing thinks it's time to lay a little blue smoke between the mirrors. Take the heat off our team and torch the other side. That's your job.

LIBRA: Fine. How wet does the Wing want it to get?

CENTURION: We project that if three team members are put down it should put a stop to any attrition in 2014.

LIBRA: Wouldn't taking out just one serve the same purpose?

CENTURION: No. It has to look like a pattern.

LIBRA: Fine. Any particular team members you need erased?

CENTURION: Nobody from Chicago or San Francisco. And from safe seats only. We need to preserve the count. Renegade's very keen on that.

LIBRA: Level of obfuscation?

CENTURION: None. Public and messy. "Accidents" would be counter productive. But no families. Renaissance would be upset.

LIBRA: Timing?

CENTURION: Within the next 10 days. It would be best if all three were within the same day.

LIBRA: You want target clearance and notification?

CENTURION: No. This will be the last contact for this contract.

LIBRA: Half to the Bahamas account by noon tomorrow and the half on completion to our friend in Costa Rica.

CENTURION: Done.

LIBRA: Anything else?

CENTURION: No. If we need you again we can always find you.

LIBRA: That's what you people always think. Oh, by the way, was that stuff about you getting naked with Renegade over the golf weekend the real deal?

CENTURION: Just get it done.

FADE TO BLACK

Posted by Vanderleun at February 21, 2013 10:49 PM
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THIS is why I'm staying away from engaging in politics during Lent.

But the contractor had best beware tall men with Alsatian accents.

Posted by: Joan of Argghh! at February 21, 2013 6:20 PM

Oh, yeah. I'd be willing to bet the Overlords will roll out their next Sandy Hook Spectacular within days or weeks. More fuel for the Media Machine = more public pressure to "take action against gun violence".

Be alert. An armed citizen with his or her eyes open may be able to shut down the next Aurora before anyone gets hurt. Nothing ruins the day of Big Government like being stymied by a private citizen.

Posted by: B Lewis at February 22, 2013 10:33 AM

In your dreams, man ... I hope.

Keep that up for 199 more pages and you'll hit the big time.

Posted by: John A. Fleming at February 22, 2013 12:36 PM
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