« on: July 23, 2013, 10:44:36 pm »
"No, we can't give you another weekend off, Terry. They're suspicious enough as it is. Two chapters of their little organization have already resequestered themselves after our people followed up on your initial leads. There's no way they can know what you are, but they're not stupid. They know something's up."
My boss speaking, there. He doesn't get it, he can't possibly get it. Fucking spook.
Heathen. Betrayer of the Truth.
No, no, no, no!
"Listen, please. Just a day, half a day even. I'm slipping, and that freak is probably fucking up my wiring while I'm in here. It's been three fucking months, boss. I know for a fact that no one has been in for that long. The Conditioning was never meant to prepare us for this."
"The answer is still no, Terry. You're fine, you're just under a lot of stress. I understand how uncomfortable it must be in there with those weirdos,"
Getting more comfortable every day, god damn it. That's the problem.
"...But no one is more qualified. Even our agents with more field experience don't come anywhere near the level of compatibility you have with this subject. You've done a lot of good work already, but we need more time. I'll see to it you get double the standard leave once the job is done, sound good?"
Double time off... that does sound good. Maybe take the time to travel abroad.
Start a new chapter... No!
I let out a sigh, because I can't scream over the phone while I'm here.
"Okay... but look, even if I can't take a resting period, can I at least come in for a visit? Even just for five minutes."
"A visit? You mean, like, just look at him for a bit?"
Look at who for a bit?
"Yeah, just a few minutes. I... I think I've got enough insight now to ask a few questions, might actually get somewhere this time."
Another pause. He knows I'm full of shit, but the request is so pitiful that he can't help but consider it. Big softie.
"Alright. Fine, we'll arrange a visit. See you tomorrow."