Enter the Enigma — Behind the Curtain

The door closed as the woman with a raven haired bob walks into the conference room. Sharon Weston looks at the woman. “Have a seat” she says pointing to a seat. “I called you in today to discuss a job that I need done. It involves doing some covert office work and you are perfect for … you in?

Certainly Ms Weston.

Please, call me LaRue.

OK, LaRue … send me the details and I will get the job done.

The file is sent, thanks Enigma.

The young woman stands and walks out of the conference room. Its been awhile since she had a job and needed the extra income. She reviewed the file and details of the job as she headed out of the office and into her Jackrabbit. She was starving and decided to stop and get some food before reporting for her first day on her new “job.”

A couple of days go by and her progress is coming along pretty good. Some new instructions came in from LaRue. Now that she was able to get in as the assistant to MCT director, she needed to get an appointment created with the SINs of other operatives. After multiple attempts, one of which almost blew her cover completely, she has failed to do this and it needed to get done quickly. She left the office to get some food and try to figure out a way make this work. She was eating a burrito from Stuffer Shack when her car was rear ended.

“OH FRAG!” she yelled and got out of the car. She went to go scream at the idiot that hit her, but seeing the man step out of the Americar caught her off guard. He started to apologize and said he would pay for the damages. “Damn right he will,” she thought to herself.

He asked about helping her with keeping her job and she berated herself for letting that slip. But then thought that she may be able to make this work. She accepted when he asked her out to coffee. She explained what she needed done to him over coffee and was surprised when he said he would help.

A little later, she got message from the man named Philip and decided to meet at a place called Woodwork. She got dressed up for meeting him and headed there a little early. There was a table in the back of the room that she grabbed and waited for him to show. On a hunch, she ordered him some whiskey, real Tennessee whiskey, for him. Philip arrived in a Berwick suit and all cleaned up. “Damn!” She thought to herself. She smiled and greeted him. They make small talk and the man tells her that her problem was solved. The woman was caught off guard and surprised that he was able to accomplish that.

Want to get out of here?” she asked him.

The man downs the drink he had. “After you.” They head back to her place and one thing led to another.

The next morning she received a call from her “boss” at MCT thanking her for the great work she did. He also asked her to grab some Soybucks and donuts for the meeting this morning.

Fraggin asshole!” She says after hanging up the commlink. Another call came in “WHAT!” she scream.

Enigma …” the woman’s voice says from the other end. She quickly looks at the commlink and realizes it was LaRue that was calling her.

Yeah … sorry … what can I do for you?

Need you to come in, you have completed all that was required of you. Debrief at 9:30 this morning.

Ok, I will be there.” She says and the call completes.

Enigma arrives in the debriefing meeting with LaRue and explains the details of what she had done on the job. She got to the point where Philip had assisted her and was a little more careful about what she said.

I needed to get some outside help and luck has it that I was able to get a little. A young decker, it seems, hit my car in San Jose and helped me with placing the guest list that you requested.

Oh really now?” LaRue asks and her attention perks up. “Who was this person?

The young woman explained what Philip looked like, but didnt provide any names.

Hrm …” LaRue says with a knowing look on her face. “Seems like you have met with a pretty good person indeed. That is all we need for now.” She pauses and then says “do you need to expense anything that you paid for this decker?

Nope” she says. “I paid him … in my own way.” and a big smile comes across her face.

Perfect!

A few days later, Enigma gets another call from LaRue. “Need you to come with me on a meeting in about a half hour. How fast can you meet me at this address.

Well I am already in my car, I can be there in about 10 minutes.

Great, meet me there.

The Jackrabbit pulls up to a convience store and LaRue is waiting in her Americar and opens the door for her. She climbs in and they drive to a nearby warehouse and park. “They should be here soon” she says as they get out and head in. “This is a warehouse I tend to use when meeting with other deniable assets that are not on the payroll … officially.

The pair continue talking when the group of runners come in. LaRue turns around to greet them and Enigma catches a glimpse of him. “What the frag is Philip doing here?” She thought to herself. The young woman quickly composes herself and follows LaRue’s lead, but it was too late. LaRue picked up on the facial expression of the young woman and knew that it was Tatters that she met with.

LaRue notice the tense expression of Tatters, but was able to de-escalate the situation and get the wrap up on the job she hired Havoc for done. The team leave the warehouse, leaving only Enigma and LaRue. As they were leaving, the young woman sent a message to Tatters apologizing. She didnt know this was going to happen and she was sorry. No response was sent back. The two woman continue to make small talk and leave the warehouse, a small sly smile appears on LaRue’s face.

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