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Title: Reasons
Fandom/'verse: Random science fiction setting, follows Coup Warning
Summary: Lind meets one of her fellow coup plotters
Prompter: [personal profile] aldersprig's Thimbleful Thursday Prompt for 8 January 2015; Mad As A Hatter
Triggers/Warnings: Set amidst a coup, on screen death
Note: Trying something new, going to see if I can link all five of January's prompts
Words: 440 words (of a target 360-440 words)


"Junior Vice Manager of Security Lind, or should I call you Chairman of the Faeland Colony Corporation Lind now?"

Lind gave him a smile and shook her head, "No, Manager of Headquarters Security and Safety Dimarzo, Vice Chair of Security is sufficient to do my duty. But what about you, does Vice Manager of Security Dimarzo sound good? You were after all one of the first to warn of the corruption." She watched closely and whatever his words she could see the greedy hunger in his eyes.

"I, well now, it's a tempting offer but far more responsibility than I've held. If the offer is serious I would want to bring along some of my more experienced assistants." After a moment he transfered a pair of files to her. "Mathus was in fact the one who warned me of the Board's plans."

"It sickened me when I heard your warning and realized the true nature of my Vice Manager's plans. Seizing control of all independent companies and services would have only been the beginning."

"There was more?"

Lind heard the worry in his voice and her smile grew grim. "Their real goal were the farms. Control of the food supplies does not merely give control over people. Control what they eat, require people to poison and pollute their bodies and you control the people themselves."

"What, mind control?" And how interesting he jumped straight to that.

"Nothing so fanciful, overseers can maintain control while the supposed preservatives and vitamins deaden the minds of the masses so they don't even think to complain or rebel. That would have given them a workforce to turn to any goal they wished." She pointed off towards the windows at the far end of the room, "If you check out there you'll see."

"What should I," turning back from the window his voice trailed off at the sight of her pistol, "Vice Chair, what's the meaning of this?"

"You think I don't know about the mind control satellites? The board was evil but at least they weren't planning to sell us out to aliens."

"Aliens? There's no such thing!"

"I'm no fool Dimarzo! The only answer to the Fermi Paradox that makes sense is that the aliens are hiding. But why hide when their technology must be more advanced? There's no friendly reason for that. None! Well they're not taking over on my watch Vice Manager of Treason Dimarzo."

Her pistol barked twice as his mouth opened to spread more lies. Red blood, so a human traitor indeed and not a disguised infiltrator. "Goodbye quisling, but don't worry Mathus and Danton will join you soon."

Date: 2015-02-01 08:22 pm (UTC)
aldersprig: an egyptian sandcat looking out of a terra-cotta pipe (Default)
From: [personal profile] aldersprig
Oh dear oh dear oh DEAR

...how insane is she?

Date: 2015-02-12 02:56 pm (UTC)
aldersprig: an egyptian sandcat looking out of a terra-cotta pipe (Default)
From: [personal profile] aldersprig
Ooooh dear.

Date: 2015-02-01 09:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jeriendhal.livejournal.com
"Well that escalated quickly...."

Date: 2015-02-02 05:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rix-scaedu.livejournal.com
So, a realist or very, very paranoid?

Or even both?

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