Accursed Speculation

by g2 (la pianista irlandesa)
originally published at 07:14AM on Monday, November 03, 2008

I sat down, trying to catch my thoughts as they flitted through my mind. I’d gathered the top ten men after myself to discuss this problem on our hands.
Well, the top ten minus Henry. Something about this issue had stirred him in such a peculiar way, & I couldn’t quite place it. Whatever it was, it brought out parts of his character I has his father had never seen in him before, & I can’t say I liked the looks of them, either.
“You gentlemen are no doubt aware of this little… issue that has recently confronted us?”
“Issue, Commissioner? With all due respect, this is on the verge of a full-blown fiasco!” my second cried.
Fifth nodded. “I can’t recall a time where the Resistance has caused this much trouble, even in its prime, & now it’s on the verge of collapse.”
“As far as we know, there are two members left,” Seventh stated. “You, sir, recently had the Premiere order the capture & elimination of their leader.
“But what if there are more?” Eleventh asked. The room went silent.
Yes, what if, indeed?




  • from Racing:

    giggles The Eleventh… I thought there was only supposed to be ten… Minus Henry.. Or is the Eleventh the Commissioner?

  • from g2 (la pianista irlandesa):

    there were ten… the Commissioner (number one), his Second, then the Fourth on down to the Eleventh. I was too lazy to think up titles, and I figured the Commissioner wouldn’t bother remembering all the titles and such, so I went with numbers

  • from OrangeOreos:

    Haha! Beautiful! But alas, another draft sits in my draft file never to be published because g2 was quicker than me… Still, I liked the whole “cabinet” type feel to the meeting. It sums up the whole series quite nicely!

  • from Freedom:

    Agreed with OrangeOreos. Clicking on quickly!