...warranted a little investigation...
Posted on Wed Aug 23rd, 2017 @ 5:19am by Chief Petty Officer Benjamin Lambeth
Creatures in the Corner
Ben observed once more that some how, he could be right there and go unnoticed. He was concentrating on it this time and was pretty sure he could be using some sort of mental cloaking. He listened all around him and caught a low conversation near the back of the group.
Man 1: "Funny, they only seem to count the big farms."
Man 2: " Well, you did refuse assistance.."
M1: "Only because I had to wait over a week. 'We don't have the resources..your place is farther out..Blah, blah, blah.' It drives me crazy. Same old crap."
M2:" You still headed out there?"
M1:" Yep. All the stock is gone but I have other things I need. "
M2: " Good luck.."
Ben nodded to himself. This warranted a little investigation. He hung back and waited for the farmer to walk off alone. Ben followed and caught up with him at the general store." Excuse me, Sir. I would like to speak with you."
The man jumped and turned, his eyes wide." Whoa! Hey there tree trunk. Where did you come from?"
" That's classified." Ben said." But I am obviously here with the away team. I overheard you speaking with you friend earlier.."
The farmer was staring at Ben's eyes as he spoke." How did you...never mind.." He gave himself a shake." Anyway..Name's Kurt."
" I am a member of Fleet Intelligence, Kurt. We are here to assist but also to gather information." Ben spoke as if it was a secret, hoping to get Kurt on 'his side'.
Kurt took the bait." Okay. What do you need from me?"
"Take me with you when you go to your farm." Ben said." I have a full pack of gear including weapons. I will also cover the cost of whatever you need in the store."
"Deal." Kurt said with a smile." I'll take the extra but I just glad someone is willing to help."
Once Kurt had what he needed, he led the way to his truck. Ben pulled out the pistols from his pack before throwing it in the back. He set them both on the seat between them as Kurt started up and drove out of town..
*To Be Continued*