Here Be Dragons

Third Action Team was a strange time: Janet had an explicit rule against talking to managers and analysts from other divisions if we passed in the halls. This tended to make my job difficult, so I usually ignored it. As far as I know, I’m the only member of the staff who did so routinely. Of course, only I had a network of friends/contacts/allies within the building. It helped, too, that I wasn’t on new-hire probation; my risks were different from, say, Red’s.

Tricia knew I cheated, though she’d go out of her way not to hear me say so. But she depended on me to know stuff, and occasionally to pass messages she couldn’t send in the clear.

As I said: A strange time.

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