The ride over to Doc’s required another text as Robert feared Echo might unknowingly be tipped off. He wanted every team member to meet ASAP.
Upon our arrival, Nicky took Cathy into the examining room while the rest of us went below to wait.
Forty-five minutes later, the team was in place. “Alright, have a seat, so I can start the briefing. Karen, do you have anything to say before I begin?”
“Not at the moment.”
“Okay, first, I want everyone in this room to shake hands with three other people and confirm you are looking at the original. Karen and Nicky excluded.”
Chatter filled the room as members reached out for one another while Karen and Robert looked on. Satisfied with the results, the meeting continued.
“As you are well aware, we have spies among us. A clear violation of tribal rules. A threat we can not take lightly under the current circumstances.
“Christian feels Borya has an accomplice by the name of Echo Komarov. And there may be others, so talk to no one about our plan.
“In just a few minutes, Karen will send a message to all Elysains, calling for an emergency meeting, to be held in the auditorium at nine o’clock, to discuss the latest tribal talks. A security officer will visit those who can not make it due to work.
“Our goal is to flush out the outliers and locate any members who may be suffering in a box of their own. So don’t get careless. Their lives may very well depend on your actions tonight.
“Cathy, do you have anything to add before I turn it over to Karen?”
“Standing up, she said, the Ghost tribe picked the right name for themselves because they have no soul. They do not deserve our respect when captured. Those bas—”
“Thank you,” interjected Karen, cutting her off.
Cathy sat down reluctantly.
Tonight we must confirm the identity of every Elysian. And we must capture those who have broken our trust. Please be safe as we do not know what Borya’s team is capable of. But I want them alive. Is that clear?”
“Yes, Chief,” was said in unison as Robert whispered into Karen’s ear, after which she motioned for me to follow.
This is the first draft of my manuscript Shift – Don’t judge a book by its cover. I am writing it online in sections as I go. So feel free to comment, good or bad. If you see mistakes, point them out.
The story centers around shapeshifting.
I’m currently working on chapter nine.