Book 2, Chapter 018

Mr. Tanaka frowned.  "<Come with me,>" he said, and led Hito Yon out of the airport.  They got into a car, and Mr. Tanaka drove in silence for a moment before continuing.

"<I’ve looked at your record,>" Mr. Tanaka said.  "<You have an amazing array of high level certifications, but…>" He frowned.  ""

Hito Yon shook his head.  "<This will be my first operation in the field,>" he said.  "<Official or otherwise.  And I can’t wait to do my part in protecting humanity from this alien threat.>"

"<So,>" Mr. Tanaka muttered, "<What you’re saying is that you’re a highly trained, over-enthusiastic rookie?  Wonderful.>"

"<Uh…really?>" Hito asked.  Tanaka had not said ‘wonderful’ like he’d meant it.

"<No,>" Mr. Tanaka said – and took an abrupt left.  "<But I do know exactly where you can start ‘doing your part.’>"

Et Alia, Book 2: Black Magic, Secret Agents, Shakespearean Tragedies and Interoffice Dating

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