33. The Brief Battle of the Agency Parking Lot (Part 9)

As the tests continued, Matheus, to his pleasant astonishment, realised that he was actually growing bored. After hours of non-stop stress and mounting anxiety, the worst had happened. He had revealed to the others what he truly was. It was done. And now, the lack of any consequences to showing his true form had lead … Continue reading 33. The Brief Battle of the Agency Parking Lot (Part 9)

32. The Brief Battle of the Agency Parking Lot (Part 8)

Matheus was looking at Lintz when he removed his focus, and got to watch first hand how his expression changed. Throughout the testing, Lintz's entire attitude was composed to the point of being clinical. Even his voice had been constrained and clipped. But no amount of emotional control could have prepared him for what he … Continue reading 32. The Brief Battle of the Agency Parking Lot (Part 8)

31. The Brief Battle of the Agency Parking Lot (Part 7)

The room they walked into could well have been the test chambers from the night of the accident. It was large, larger than the rest of the station suggested, taking up two stories. It’s walls were a blank, plain grey, with a darker grey floor made from a rubber-like material. Up on one wall, a … Continue reading 31. The Brief Battle of the Agency Parking Lot (Part 7)

30. The Brief Battle of the Agency Parking Lot (Part 6)

The three quickly finished their drinks. Matheus wanted to savour it. It was rare that he allowed himself a treat like this, but three-thirty had already come and passed and they didn’t want give Parma any more misgivings. As they rose to their feet, Matheus brought up whether it was a good idea for them … Continue reading 30. The Brief Battle of the Agency Parking Lot (Part 6)

29. The Brief Battle of the Agency Parking Lot (Part 5)

Mrs Hashiji’s smile was as soft and sweet as ever, but her eyes were stone-hard. It was the expression of someone who hadn't asked a question, but rather had made a statement. Matheus fumbled over his words for a moment, before realising that he didn't have a polite way to decline. 'I- Well, I can't … Continue reading 29. The Brief Battle of the Agency Parking Lot (Part 5)

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28. The Brief Battle of the Agency Parking Lot (Part 4)

The remaining forty-five minutes of Matheus's shift passed uneventfully. He returned to Sandra and the desk and didn't rise until his shift had ended. The work that he had been assigned for the morning being completed, and having had no other business of his own to take care of, Matheus removed the copy of Pride … Continue reading 28. The Brief Battle of the Agency Parking Lot (Part 4)

27. The Brief Battle of the Agency Parking Lot (Part 3)

After dropping the books at the Reference Department, Matheus discovered that the Reference Department needed books delivered to the Children's Department, which in turn required books to be sent to the Technology Department. While walking around the library, bringing the stacks back and forth, Matheus was roped into doing various odd jobs as they came … Continue reading 27. The Brief Battle of the Agency Parking Lot (Part 3)