Ryan Manson was your typical ambush right-winged political satirists’ upon the on-line media cartel elite. The streaming video and commentary hit sensation after sensation upon major network news and cable networks that dared broadcasting his full length documentary editorial briefs of vast corruption and impudent leaders that despised his strip downs. Kathy Williams met him years ago as a boorish young upright in college falling and worse following his every whim as he was thrown out of Barristrow University & Center Of International Relations Studies but she excelled in journalism. Together they were such an unstoppable team as she edited his words to make him seem such an ingenious man but remained hidden behind his shadow. Most assumed she was nothing more than his assistant a girl Friday a mild soft-spoken flunky that he dressed down from time to time among his entourage of camera buffoons. Yes, Ryan was more an actor taking all the glory but the directive brilliance and written script was a true talent that he hid like a Trojan horse soldier.
The scene was set as the President staged a coup among elite of political heavy weights of lobbyists and congressional leaders in yet another battle for checks and balances upon capital hill. Kathy watched the live address as Barbara Gordon stood in agreement with the president that they should so better serve the people. Kathy’s brain began fluttering remembering her days as an intern with her uncles lobbyist firm reminisced about the last time she saw Barbara warning her that they should leave the Arab Alliance Art Gala at the Embassy, that feeling us interns are nothing more but fodder in our Washington cut little black dresses. Barbara was too eager for power and stayed only to have a temp clear her cubicle the next morning stating she would not be back. Kathy wondered what happened to Barbara as she refused to answer any calls, yet to see her take over the lead in a top industry lobbyist firm upon showing up was miraculous and not get burned by her high-heeled zeal on capital hill was amazing as she a goddess that no man can deny.
“Yes, Mr. President we so desire to see the needs or the people of the U.S. better served and the value of our national safety ever more secured”, Barbara addressed from her arising from her seat in her thousands of dollars in Channel rose-taupe suit. Kathy knew that no way this was the same girl she new as an intern this was a beast to be reckoned with what happened that night with drugs, alcohol and high paid escorts in a foreign South American Embassy fawning over Arab leaders in classic power plays must have been life altering? Kathy thought tapping her fingers on Ryan’s knee as he sat behind her not amused by the ramblings on the television enjoying his scotch with a cocky grin. He got up swinging his hand to help Kath off the floor, “Come my sweet it’s off to bed for you and a little debauchery for me”, Ryan sly interjected the wisp of alcohol filled Kathy’s nostrils. Yes, he had his alcohol limit, as he does not desire her with him to share the night till he had a few. Other wise it would be sleep alone or run out to god knows where and return a few days later like the walking dead ashen as seen a ghost.
He seemed such a crass and snobbish jerk but an act as alone he was a wonderful man hiding behind that shield of the perfect pious ass of political savagery. Kathy knew his setback at college was wronged, as he brought down the college dean and the sports director on the implications of the money and the injustice against student athletes most never graduated and those that did the diplomas all lies. God, so many close calls since righting political wrongs the death threats that he vowed to protect her treating her like a dumb mindless twit in front of others that she became an object of pity but it was her research that found them their greatest defenses against the world. He devised this act and begged in tears for Kathy to live this lie as a bomb took out there office nearly taking her. Divine mercy as an angry left-winger would not allow her to enter as she placed the dog inside the office he ran ahead tripping the bomb that took out the office leaving her with minor injuries as the angry citizen took full blunt and died seeing that terror he could not let it happen again. Yet could not let go what he felt was right a life passion to change this world and set it right.
Morning the phone rings, Kathy pauses preparing for some crackpot caller, “Good morning, Manson Political Wire can I help you?” A brief pause then a woman’s voice, “I’m inquiring about an old friend that may work there a Kathy Daniels? I’m an old friend of hers.” Kathy taken by surprise no one knew her by her real last name as taking her mothers maiden name as reasons for protection. “I’m sorry, but there is no such person here by that name you must have the wrong number.” Then a brief exclamation, “Kathy is that you? Kathy its’ Barbara, Barbara Gordon do you remember me? We worked together at you uncle’s lobbyist firm for the national oil trades industry.”
Waving at Ryan to pick-up on the other line that sign language to check something interesting popped up. Kathy could not believe it how did she, almost forgot the little secret back door access as a lobbyist they don’t call unless they want or know something, Kathy wondered what? “Hello Barbara, it has been a while you look well you I caught the presidential press conference last night.” Ryan’s eyes locked in surprise looking at Kathy across the room as he grinned in glee. It was show time be a professional Kathy told herself these games are not games as some are play for power its politics after all whoever has all the chips wins. “I was in town Kathy as you know I work out New York now a days, I don’t know a soul here in Washington and things have changed since I was here last hoping we can have lunch?”
Ryan nods, yes ‘” do it damn it do it, Kathy uneasy rather not but nods in agreement. “Well, let me check my schedule and see uhm, if I can break away from work, let’s see.” Ryan is gesturing what are you doing woman take it! “Ah, how about tomorrow say early morning coffee as I can stop just briefly as I have errands and pick-ups before work say 7 a.m. Barbara?” The test Barbara was a night owl and dreaded getting up early for anyone or anything office hours started at 10 a.m. she wasn’t ready in her cubicle till 2 p.m. just to see if just chit-chat or desiring something more in the lines professional. “Ah, well I hate early mornings but I am on London time so it won’t be a problem Kathy, where do you want to meet?” Katy relies, “How about Capital Coffee House it’s in the Virginia suburbs in Alexandria.”
Barbara states quickly, “I know that place we would hang out there on Sunday’s checking out cute guys mostly pentagon types, don’t tell me your still single Kathy and dreaming about Marines still?” Kathy decided a little lay back play was in order, “Oh, Barb you know this line of work who has time for men, it would be great to play just a little a woman can dream ‘” the whole “Officer and A Gentleman” after all most men I see might as well be wolves in sheep’s garments it is Washington after all the best are only in movies, right?” Barbara laughs, “You haven’t changed a bit have you Kathy still a skeptic of politics still thinking that a call of heads hides a tails somewhere ‘” well I got a run but I will see you at 7 a.m. bye Kathy.” Kathy replies, “Bye look forward seeing you there.”
Ryan nearly flying behind the desk exclaims, “You know Barbara Gordon the top strategic lobbyist of the energy sector that has caused so much havoc with sidelining every energy disaster crisis as the oil barons are singing Barbara Ann song like a bunch of beach boys once oil hits the shore!” Kathy looks at Ryan hard, “Yes, don’t sound excited something is up she hasn’t talked to me in over 12yrs Ryan my numbers has changed how many times before I went off the grid? I don’t like it but going with it cause I feel there is as she says a tail following us on this and not seeing the call as us first to call heads play.” Ryan only smirks, “Your such an albatross of doom like that photo card your flipping on your desk sweet of Ajax and Cassandra ‘” swear looking at it makes me horny. I thought we were you know going to do it the first time after I took you to see that painting by Solomon J. Solomon tour at the political fundraiser. You just sulked the whole evening avoiding me like you seen a bad future.”
Kathy, placed her hand on his cheek, “Something bad did happen they took your scholarship away and then your father passed away all within days, Ryan I just have a bad feeling not to pursue this one I watched you struck down and promised not to see you hit again. Please listen to me this time for once ‘” I know lobbyists they don’t play nice my uncle built the largest power base and was willing to toss his own niece as eye candy at any diplomat regardless if the worst can happen.” Ryan could only look intensely sighed deeply and walked away he just hated how much Kathy took blame of things he did to himself like she could stop the world from spinning around and set it on another course. If she could this world would be beautiful cause she was just so damn beautiful and failed to see it in her self. The day progressed as congress was in a tizzy about the looming energy crisis as gas prices soared sending anger and rioting not only here but around the world as factions were at war the chaos as attempts long ago stopped the progress of renewable with the new partnership as the Middle East fell entirely into democratic government states the U.S. and U.N. the lechers leaped in and created another power struggle leaving out other contenders to take crumbs now either playing the part of following the U.N. or U.S.
Kathy gave a title to their last report about the travesty this created the un-us program to undo people. It created a situation that lesser nations sold out lands to developed nations and very powerful players grabbed like a new land rush as land treatise made not since the Louisiana Purchase or the Great Alaska Purchase had anything like it occurred. Kathy woke up in a fit late rushing around the apartment grabbing and pulling at her hair when upset. Ryan knew stay out of the way help but move fast and don’t speak as she is panicked ready for an attack. Ryan watched as she got ready, she hardly wore makeup at all and was gorgeous but when she dolled her self up she was stunning like being hit by headlights you can only stand dazed waiting to go into the light. He watched her bounced toward the door turn and kissed him he watched her walk to the car every movement was sheer symmetry a flow like ripples of water.
James was across the street nodded as he waved signaling him to follow Kathy, as he did not ever want to loose her again. It was too close that last time they lost more than that office or a dog, thinking she was sick from a trip to India they lost a baby. It took too long to get her to come back from that devastation of loosing a child and never wanted her to hurt ever again because of him even thought of letting her go but just couldn’t. He loved her so damn much it hurt and hated berating her as nothing more than some damn entourage member even keeping the secret only to a chosen few that he felt safe protecting her sheltering her. He promised that his city of Troy like in that Greek story she liked would never fall and she would never be a spoil to anyone ever!
Kathy sat anxious waiting for Barbara to arrive it had been awhile even alien not to go out alone she turned and saw Barbara walking across the street. They embraced shared pleasant exchanges on how either had not changed despite a striking blonde now and apparent plastic surgery made her a stunning woman from the mousy brunette Barbara use to be. Barbara grated her jaw a little knowing Kathy had that stupid naÃ¯ve belief that all were equal in this world and did not acknowledge she was better now than in the past. She could command a room now like no ones business. Kathy had it too easy a vibrant blond, striking blue eyes and that perfect glow about her people noticed yet foolishly never used it to her advantage. They chatted about old times and Kathy never brought up the Embassy Arab Alliance Gala. Barbara was impatient and had to find out what she knew, “So, I’m sorry about your uncle passing last year, my firm bout his firm you know and if there is anything that I could do to help after all if it wasn’t for him I would not be where I am today. I understand you also inherited his land treatise in India did you not?”
Kathy looked out the traffic passing by, “Yes, India is so beautiful they have done vast wonders on the front for self ‘”sustainable living they hardly utilize any energy usage and still have not the life we live but I think a better life as it is a better environment to conceive and have children. The air quality, the food and everything pristine like it use to be here when we were kids only better. Not like now where you have to undergo drug therapy to do anything.” Don’t worry though I don’t need the government lobbyist title to have access to the land treatise, uncle ensured it had a heritage preservation title option so I will keep it without government confiscation. It produces enough in health tourism to pay any taxes so, I hope to live there eventually.” Barbara ground her lower jaw not the news she wanted to hear they tried to take the treatise in that purchase and now knows why she was blocked damn that uncle was too smart he covered all options for this woman and I guess he must have used her better than me to make his empire Barbara thought.
“Well, I better be getting back to work,” Kathy interjected looking at her wrist. Barbara shocked, “A watch what an antique it looks like the one your uncle gave on the anniversary of his business when we first started it was gosh when?” Kathy answered, “It was twelve years ago, 2011 the business was celebrating forty years uncle James with the help of his G.I. loan from Vietnam service formed that business. It’s amazing how watches, G.I. benefits and such no longer exist today? It is a tougher world now as fewer options for anyone starting from nothing can get ahead your either in an able to do very well or live in a world that it seems to do some people away. I miss it that old way people use be happy had more options in this world and it was better.” Barbra sighed, “Oh, Kathy you have not changed don’t you remember what your uncle said ‘˜Wish in one hand and spit in another see which one fills up first!’ that was his motto.”
Kathy grinned, “You know I was the only one to give him an answer to that one ‘” but you still have a free hand the full hand to make those wishes a possibility cause wishes are but the seed of dreams, dreams are the sprouts of goals and goals are the growths of possibilities. Once those possibilities are grown to maturity then one can reap success cause they made the impossible a reality!” Uncle Jordan commented this back in a press conference two-years ago before he died his last trip to India he sent for me to meet him but died before we can actually talk.” Bingo! Barbara thought she doesn’t know she doesn’t know damn it too easy ‘”
The two women hugged and parted ways, James watched with apprehension like something was wrong he checked the rear view mirror, could it be no it can’t the same car he noticed outside the house. Time to call in the backup he thought but wait the car is pulling away should he follow, “Hello?” a voice answers on the other line. “Davis this is James, your on the other side of the street right a car is about to pass you follow it and report back to me I feel uneasy about it something is wrong I don’t know what but it followed us since the house.” Davis looks in the side mirror and spots the car, “Got it will do anything else boss- no report any observations and tag date logs just checking up.” The men finish exchanges and James follows Kathy back safely to her home.
“Well, what is the intelligence on this one Kathy?” Ryan asked. He viewed with eager intent ready to pounce on another political prey. “Nothing, just typical greed she inquired about my treaties holding they were hoping to get it when they purchased “Energy Executive Funding, LLC Holdings”. I’m guessing they are looking for more possible sources in energy as India. It is the same with these oil companies they want to be the biggest player and control world politics as ever. She is just doing her job scouting for more ways to get money in her pocket for another client probably.” Ryan looked disappointed but angry as he thought about the last time they spent there it was heaven they should have never returned home. If they didn’t then things would have been different better. “I’ll be back Ryan interjected I have some errands myself to take care, I’ll be ‘” well don’t hold dinner or anything.” Kathy knew this meant possibly an hour or maybe days not to look for him unless it runs over a few days. She hated this it was like being married to a military man off to battle but what?
Kathy made calls and took down the Embassy Art Gala Brochure photo of the Ajax and Cassandra photo from its’ frame inside was their wedding photo and an archive disk she placed it into the computer and began accessing files. Loading a secure severe to decrypt the files on the disk. Took one last call upload more data and closed it down returning everything back quickly into the spinning frame on the desk shelf. She looked out the window and thought intently. This will be the turning point all things must turn out well this time too much was at stake and they were getting so much closer. Ryan returned in the middle of the night, Kathy asleep he crept to the office looking at the photo spun it to see their proposal photo in front of the real painting, their wedding photo in India and back again as to hide the secret of the relationship back to the Ajax and Cassandra brochure.
He logged into a server and entered his password, looked up some data and picked-up the photo underneath in the frame a hidden thumbnail ‘” pulled out and accessed encrypted files a new message from his source. He breezed through the data and pulled up some names – got on the phone called James. After the conversation, returned the thumbnail the brochure slipped out a little revealing the event “Venezuela Embassy host The Arab Alliance Oil Energy Conference and Art Exhibit Gala April 14, 2011” sliding it back and closed out the computer by wiping out all activity logs. Slowly, lied down in bed nest beside Kathy she stirred resting her arm across him. He lied there thinking what to do next, remembering the night he proposed to her at the conference in front of the portrait, her Uncle announcing his run for president and everything turned awful.
Then afterwards second attempt Jordan is president 2016 he becomes a staff member ‘” all in the midst of war and the land treatise god it was like Armageddon but the old bastard turned things around won his second term and assassinated. Kathy ran the Jordan’s firm and their political news agency single-handed and had time for both of us. If Jordan had lived things would have been different so much so -instead of this living lie he knew that the energy barons are anxious but he could not fight them and risk Kathy again. Kathy murmured he wrapped his arms around her as she settled in a sigh as both drifted off to sleep. The morning the sound of city municipal trucks monthly pickup aroused both at 10 a.m. Kathy was up first starting the coffee leaning into the old antique Mr. Coffee to smell the aroma, Ryan swats her backside. “Don’t tell me you love Mr. Coffee more that me this morning not even a kiss.” Kathy wrinkles her noise and gives him a morning kiss. “You, know we should get a dog I saw on the auction that they have a German Shepard available – its certified clear of the virus and it is a retired breeder and deprogrammed from bomb work. The starting bid is $25,000 what do you think?”
Ryan express the looks not this again, “Well, the crime rate is high on stealing dogs even non-breeders or deprogrammed since they are rare and the virus still pops up you know if he gets ill they have to destroy him and sterilize our house to prevent future engineered canine viruses that are wiping out our best security bomb detectors. Look I don’t want to go through the hassle to register and ownership license just to have a dog how about a nice cactus.” The phone rings – Ryan rushes to answer just barely missing the potholder flying in the air. He hits the speakerphone by accident – “Ryan this is James turn on the TV its all over the news, things don’t look good.” They rush into the office and pop up the screen “Good morning, the president in an effort to stamp out the further development on land treatise protection and expel development of the last pristine lands on the planet came to a sweeping halt today. The president was assassinated today, at 8:55 a.m. at a cabinet meeting on health crisis and environmental issues. The Vice-president Brenner was sworn in at 9:33 a.m. as acting president he has established a new popular stance with increasing jobs and developing new resources for global energy needs affecting the planet. On other news gas prices topped $28 dollars a gallon and in New York riots broke out on a protest march banning high license fees to use green energy sources.—Click.
“I knew it they are going after the last holds of life for what power, money or just burn the damn world!” Ryan rushes in holding Kathy. “They can take our only source of income now we are outcasts from the political arena you know what this means, There is another war coming and this time there is no turning back we can do something about it and I think we can play the option ‘” I have to face Barbara she wants India well lets see how far she is willing to take it shall we.” Ryan nodded in agreement to Kathy’s proposition. They made calls and assembled the old team the house was chaos it was strategic war central furniture moved about framed posters came down and graphic-planning boards went up. It was the last race to get the old dome to kick-in the stake was money, block voting powers and endorsements via still old powerhouse operations. After three weeks a protest blockades are arranged at various locations ‘” news floods in about 300,000 people sitting in around Tokyo a blockade not since the Obama inauguration has there been so many people in Washington.
An aid comes rushing to Ryan and Kathy, “Sir, there is the president of Energy Trades on the phone it’s for Kathy and not you Mr. Manson?” the aid related confused. “Of course, Kathy is my assistant she fetches them they call her she forwards the calls to me ‘” now be a nice aid and transfer the call in the other room or did Kathy fail to teach you that too!” Ryan snaps. Katy and Ryan head upstairs to the private office off the bedroom. Picking up the phone, Kathy enters a lockout code as not to have any aids listen in a click then, “Good Morning Manson Political Wire,” Kathy states. “Kathy its Barbara can we meet again, this time its about India now despite any hopes of success that your boss may save your holdings, I will make it easier for you how about you meet me in my office for a meeting about a buy out option.”
Kathy pauses, “It’s not for sale I plan on moving there for good I have a license of joint citizenship state right to live there and you can’t displace people as there is a international law holding by the national tribunal as an act of war to displace people this will insight an act to defense as I also have a U.S. naturalization permanent citizenship grant license as well. If you want to talk how about Uncle Jordan’s old office since you bought the business and closed the old building how about there to reflect on old times.” Kathy states. “Done! In an hour you know Kathy I did not guess you’re the type to stand up for once your out of your league this will be fun. Barbara states hanging up the phone.
“Kathy what the hell, are you doing? I don’t want you to go to this meeting alone in an abandon office building. You are not doing this she is vindictive and the assassination on the president is no joke she is tied up with this.” Ryan fumed. “Don’t worry we have James, he’s secret service and besides I knew this day was coming for a long time.” Katy stated. Ryan began pacing running his hand through his hair. “No, absolutely no I have intelligence from a very good source she is apart of a lot of illegal government operations most killing off mass numbers of people including the Marines killed off last month to place a solar facility back online in Algeria to fuel Europe. Look! I-” Ryan is interrupted by Kathy placing her hand on his cheek. “Look, Ulysses I know the old office is rigged with surveillance equipment there is another entry and I’ve secured an unstoppable backup.” Kathy stated. Ryan’s eyes popped the expression of sheer shock, “You found my access key didn’t you and found out did you contact Athena or Apollo my contact on this and other stuff.” Kathy walked away and turned and answered him, “I’m Athena and met with Apollo in India over a year ago.”
“No, this can’t be.” Ryan began shaking his head. “Listen we don’t have much time I’ll fill you in on the way.” Kathy states picks up the phone and tell James to have the car out front in five minutes they dismiss the aids and have Davis start the program here, Kathy looks at Davis he nods. Ryan looks confused at them both “When Davis states like old times in Iraq huh ‘” Kat!” Ryan follows Kathy out the door into the limo James not driving for once but another man Ryan has never seen before. James hands Kathy the revolver ‘” “Apollo is here he insisted and is waiting for us already with Ben and the team” James states. Kathy gives the playback what Ryan did not know about her the fact she was a child prodigy went to college at age eleven graduated at 17 with four degrees served in the military for 2 years discharged worked for her uncle and took classes at Barristow for Journalism & Public Relations where they met. The take down at the Embassy and Barbara’s role how she took over the organization but went rouge for herself that evening she was crying Jordan made the call she was out and Barbara was in.
Then the other news that shocked him “Ryan I didn’t want to harm our children in this we were too far in the depression clinic you sent me too was a ruse I never lost the twins they have been with Apollo as he recovers in India they will be turning 1yrs next week. If all goes as plan we can join them but I did not want them here around us under these pretenses.” Kathy pulls out the digital photo card showing them from birth to present. Ryan begins to tear looks out the window and hears James state it’s confirmed she has a team there arriving and is behind them by five minutes our team is so dug deep they doubt there discovery. We are slowing down to meet them in 40 minutes to give them a sense of false confidence in setup. “So, all this time our relationship was a setup! What you kept the boys from me?” Ryan said through tears.
“No, I love you Its me protecting you and them the place the coffee house I took Barbara she didn’t know it was a hookup joint for spooks like myself, I really fell in love with you and let you in but so far to protect you. I made sure you did not go deep in to get killed as you don’t know all the details and if you did you would have gone in unprepared. Look If, this doesn’t go okay the photo on the desk inside the brochure is everything Apollo needs to change everything for the better and there is also my last decree if in case?” Kathy paused as Ryan’s head shot up with a look of no. We have arrived James states Kathy steps out as Ryan is about to get out James holds him down closing the door the limo drives away as Kathy hears his muffled screams.
Kathy walks in as a guard opens the door for her “Miss Daniels the elevator to the right will take your directly to the top floor.” The elevator ride seemed endless stepping through the familiar office her footsteps send an unnerving echo. She opens the door there behind the old desk to her surprise is the newly sworn in President of the United States the chair swivels around to real Barbara. “So, you really stupidly showed up alone with you boss in the car let me guess an ambush camera, check her!” Barbara signals to the armed men at either side of Kathy. The confiscate the camera in her broach, handbag and cell removing the battery. “So, why the honor you wish to rub in my face you have friends in high places.” Kathy states. “No, my colleague here is getting cold feet and I just want ensure we re-establish who owns who that the office has been very well bought and paid for we expect our just rewards.” Barbara stated. “You know once the Ministers of Northern Iran and Western Somalia were taken out you were suppose to pull out not take over the whole operations as both were issued attacks globally but you took over that operations didn’t you.”
“You annihilated over 12,000 coalition forces and 22,000 U.S forces in the past ten years crippling two of the worlds largest players in government and bringing down other nations to their knees why?” Kathy shouted at Barbara. “Because once I found my militia-trained army the operations were easy and they’re so happy to have a piece of the pie as they permit me to run things though I had most of my beauty work out of necessity cause they can be crude but I’m better and better than your uncle imagine an old cold war CIA spook it was easy he did not see it coming. So, you placed how many dummy leaders into your mist around the world twelve including this moron here. You know that present that gorgeous diamond bracelet that Jordan replaced on the day at the Embassy cause you thought the watches were tacky well lets say I didn’t trust you so I’ve been tracking your every move over the years Barb.”
Barbara’s eyes flared, “So much you still didn’t stop me Kathy oh but I did as all the data I’ve collected over the years is now streaming around the world you will be a dead woman once you step out this building. The moron will be lucky if not stripped down with you and your men imprisoned or dead.” Kathy steps over to the agate stone imbedded into the desk and slide it showing a series of buttons. Pushing one down the entire room turns to a digital monitor, as the curtains to the window close shut. Images in various languages display reports of activities of Barbara Gordon flash then pause and Barbara sees herself and Kathy in the room on the monitors shocked. “The moment you stepped into the facility grounds we have controlled all media in or out every call intercepted. We began broadcasting around the world “Barbara this is your life” we have had for the past hour had everyone catch up on you. Now they are seeing all of you live isn’t technology grand!”
Then president Brenner shouts, “I’m the president of the United States and free from prosecution by right you can’t touch me nobody can.” Just then a gun fires and Brenner falls to the floor, from the right comes into view Jordan limping, “No, son I’m the president and legally you can’t touch me my term has yet to expire I still have 1 year of office thank you!” Turning to look at Barbara’s shocked face, “Ah, old girl you look like you seen a ghost hasn’t being such a horrid creature failed to get a little damn sunshine, oh my mistake you blood suckers have issues with the sun don’t you!” within a sweep a team rushes in taking out the armed guards. Ryan follows into suite behind the last clearing team. As Barbara is screaming, “NO!” In an instant Barbara disengages from James and a shot rings out!
Looking out the window on the long limo drive from the airport one can’t help looking back on how time has passed so fast and the return of things come flooding back to memory. “Mr. President we have arrived”, the secret service agent announces. The president steps out of the limo and waits for another former President to step out much slower at age 96 President Daniels begins to walk beside the current president to the college hall for the commencement. Both men are seated in places of honor to see two young men in cap and gown racing up. “DAD! UNCLE JORD!” shouted both tall blonde with blue eyes the girls gazing at them lustfully as the pass by them unnoticing. They rush up, “Dad I don’t believe you made it are you going to address the commencement?” The boys asked. “No, Phil and Tommy I came not as president as your proud father for graduating.” Ryan said hugging the boys.
After the ceremonies old president and new walked into the newly commissioned wing at Barristows University & Center Of International Relations Studies Heroes Hall that was opened five years earlier. Both men stop at a painting to read the brass plaque “Ajax and Cassandra” by Solomon J. Solomon in Memory of Katherine Daniels Manson 1989-2023″. Jordan remarks, “I remember that painting it was at an Embassy I think years ago.” Ryan takes a deep breath, “I proposed to her in front of that painting she was crying in front of it her favorite story about tragedy.” Jordan with tears, “I made her cry as I couldn’t see her get hurt she told me it was a mistake to send the Gordon woman I should have listened to her.” Ryan placed his hand on Jordan’s shoulder, “We both should have listened to her but we were both enthralled by her we just didn’t know that she was so much better than all of us. We just let our passion the beauty she was give us excuse to rape the wisdom from us the warning of her protection.”