Re: Tell my story


The Atomic Punk

FORSHADOWING (Part 2 of 2)
Original Characters by Trekkie; Story by The Atomic Punk

“Ms. Castellan, good day. May I have a moment?”

“Of course, Mr. Orr. Please, call me ‘Zara.’”

“Thank you, Ms. Castellan. You had promised us a demonstration of radiant energy at last quarter’s meeting. I guess the real surprise was that Ms. Monique Bishop decided to quit Coastal Energy. Care to explain?”

“Well, um, she is rather young and brash. Her decision was regrettable. I was unable to perform the demonstration without her.”

“I see. Another query, did you know that about 30 minutes ago, CE’s main server was hacked? A computer virus wiped out all information on the ‘Fulgora Project.’ In accordance with corporate security, no other copies exist. You do follow protocol, Ms. Castellan?”

“Hacked?!? I have no copies, of course.”

“Of course, I was already aware of that fact. Just validating your trustworthiness.”

“Mr. Orr, look on the company’s TV wall! ‘Breaking News: New York City and Biloxi experience simultaneous blackouts!’ Someone please turn up the volume!”

“This is Harold Dobson reporting live for Fairfax News KV…”

“Hello, Coastal Energy, I am ‘The Shadow’. As you can already see, I am able to take over your closed-circuit television. I am also the one who took New York and Biloxi off-line. I control the power grid now.”

“… is bananas… b-a-n-a-n-a-s… We’re back on?!? Ahem… this is Harold Dobson reporting live. Ladies and gentlemen, it seems a mask-wearing terrorist calling himself ‘The Shadow’ has taken responsibility for this act of terrorism. We will bring you details as they become available.”

“Ms. Castellan, where are you going at a time like this?”

“Pardon me, Mr. Orr, but I need to grab my suit… from the… from the dry cleaner.”

“You must have an appointment with someone exceptional to run an errand now.”

“Yeah… you might say that.”