Bart Mendoza 5 a.m., Dec. 8
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Part I : The Past
In Buenos Aires, a science officer also received the alert. As he drove toward base in his beater 1980 Citroen, he began hyper reflecting.
'It's the end of the world! It's the end of the world!' He thought to himself, over and over. Why else would he get called to base? What other reason could there be?
He barely missed a guy making a lane change as he zoomed by, Having missed that, he stepped on it, looked up and realized he was entering a busy intersection a little late in the light. He knew he didn't have time to stop, and if truth be known, at least he knew enough to not accelerate more. The Argentine science officer stiffened as he entered the intersection, and
He got t-boned.
Captain Villa gave Tino Escudero a narrow look, then glanced at the young American. His phone rang. Captain Villa picked up.
"Captain Villa, the science officer has been involved in a serious car accident."
"Non-lethal, but he will be unavailable for duty for some time. He is currently at the hospital, having an hysterical fit, babbling about the end of the world."
Captain Villa didn't like that. The world isn't going to end- we're going to end, so why try to drag the world, down with us? Captain Villa gave a quick thought to his own situation with regard to the matter, and saw little career liability. He said
"No llego al final, pero el final se juega con los que llegan. Gracias por el reporte." click.
"Detective Escudero, our mobile science officer has been injured in a car accident. I understand this young man is well versed in sciences. Time is of the essence." said Captain Villa, looking at young Kenworth Clifton.
"Impossible, my Captain. He's an American." Replied Tino, the bad ass Argentine buzo tactico.
"I thought you said he was your son."
Tino said nothing. When you're caught, clam up until you have a better position. Fundamentals.
Captain Villa continued
"In any event, regardless of his provenance, say from an un-annexed Argentine territory in the northern hemisphere of the Americas, call it what you may, needs arise." Captain Villa stood up, resplendant in his white Argentine Navy uniform. He looked at Kenny. Kenny looked back at him with a look that said 'I'm not afraid of you.' mixed with a sensible amount of fear.
Captain Villa put his arms behind his back and turned away- Tino's move:
Beck -'Girl' : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkCg-3...