Sunday, November 11, 2012
The memory of the agent's humanity had been submerged long ago under the weight of a brutal apprenticeship. Loathing and despair were squashed with surgical precision. This is the price of the health of a nation. The currency of the cloak and dagger is not to be glamorized.
These are not subjects discussed in the genteel parlors of the aristocracy. Nay, silence is the virtue that binds the keepers of societies dirty little secrets. And rightfully so, the backroom deals and ugliness of the puppeteer does not necessarily need to be disclosed to the innocent little puppets.
The body writhes on the table. Vomit and stool stain the loosely fit clothing. The agent is practiced and calm. He studies the victim and makes adjustments. An assistant leans over the counter and and repositions a probe before leaving the room silently. Light floods the eyes and the ears are assaulted by various beepings and ringings.
If there ever was a hell on earth, than this would be it.
The agent looks up at the clock and then rushes toward the glass door. His shift is over and his family awaits. His son and daughter want to see their father.
He exits the hospital.
His life's work put on hold till another day, till another sad soul with shaky voice whispers the secret code that sets his diabolical training in action.
Posted by Jordan Grumet at 6:47 AM