Stories tagged “SPY”

  • Reclamation: Interlude I

    Emmex kept her eyes up and her the focus of her hearing behind her. The sirens had stopped but that didn't mean that no one was following her. Some street teams used “birds and the bees,” catchall slang for any flying drone, to keep an eye from the sky ev…

    Posted 3 years ago
  • Tropes of the Trade: A Little Sweeter

    Jacqueline made a sour face. “You mean to keep an eye on me. I hate having someone watching over my shoulder.”

    “We're both in the industry, spying is what we do.” Emily replied.

    “I'd rather be the spy-er than the spy-ee.”

    Emily cocked an eye at her phr…

    Posted 5 years ago
  • Tropes of the Trade: Shaken With a Twist

    Jacqueline signaled the bartender for another mojito. “It's not obvious to me.”

    “Since your attack on Isla Quiribi, F.A.C.E. has split and some enterprising splinters are exploring a kind of freedom that didn't exist under Dr. Whitman.”

    “You need me to …

    Posted 5 years ago
  • Tropes of the Trade: Muddled Bitters

    “Don't be so sure of yourself. You killed a man and blew up a building, you did not kill F.A.C.E. Honestly, you did as much as you could have. Impressive work for a pair spies."

    Jacqueline felt the familiar punch to the stomach that happened every time s…

    Posted 5 years ago
  • Tropes of the Trade: Bottom of the Glass

    Jacqueline, never Jack or Jackie, swirled the ice around the dregs of her mojito. It was her favorite drink, she had ordered them all around the world, from Mexico, to London, to China. Hell, she'd even taken a couple of barrels with her through the Andes…

    Posted 5 years ago
  • Lesson Zero

    A few heads turned to look at her. She ignored them, focussing on Nick. "Put this on," she said, handing him an identical suit.

    "What the hell?"

    "We don't have much time. Quickly!"

    He looked at the hazmat suit, dropped it, and ran to the front of the bus.…

    Posted 6 years ago
  • Unfamiliar Ceiling

    A glint of dark light. A pitch-black night sky, if you will, crisscrossed by dark galaxies, stars, constellations, darker even than black...

    Nick awakens with a full-body shudder, and the monitor starts beeping furiously. A moment later, the pain hits h…

    Posted 7 years ago
  • Flying Away

    Nick goes flying, spinning and bleeding, through the train. He passes through walls and seats and hull.

    He's flailing around, twisting and turning in blind panic. He can see the train and the station, but he's in void. Air rushes out of his lungs violentl…

    Posted 7 years ago
  • Mind The Gap

    Same city, different station.

    Enter Nick Llewellyn, coming into stage right at about thirty klicks an hour. He's looking at his hands, and turning over in them a sheet of pink paper.

    He's been fired. Specifically, he's just been laid off from his job, wor…

    Posted 7 years ago
  • Smoke And Daggers, Part 2

    There was a sound like a small thunderclap in Simon Melnikov's apartment, as several cubic metres' worth of space were replaced by vacuum.

    Agent Irving was, for all intents and purposes, in a featureless black void without air or gravity. He spent a few s…

    Posted 7 years ago
  • Smoke And Daggers, Part 1

    In another city, on the other side of the world and two weeks after Larry's unfortunate disappearance, CIA Special Agent Peter Irving put on his dropsuit. The dropsuit bore a striking resemblance to matte-black scuba gear, which was no accident - in fact,…

    Posted 7 years ago