Arcadian Argonauts

Intercepted Message 017

••••CONNECTION ESTABLISHED••••

NSA SECURE SERVER ACCESS
LOGIN: Natalie_Bridges168145
PASS: **********


ACCESS GRANTED. WELCOME NESSIE——

C:> CD D:\CASEFILE\161364> Run TraceRoute7.exe

INITIALIZING…
RUNNING TRACEROUTE.EXE. ENTER CONNECTION> TraceLast:USR ANVIL

FILE FOUND
••••BEGIN ENCODED MESSAGE••••
DATE: 9/15/13 16:48:09

•SESSION START•

HAMMER γ: Sir, with all due respect, why the fuck am I here?

ANVIL: It’s amazing how after the phrase “with all due respect” people always say something rude.

HAMMER γ: Japan, I’m not really suited for it. I know we have people who are fluent in Japanese, we have people trained as diplomats, and we have people who are much more likely to get this job done. Why me?

ANVIL: You wanted a chance to prove yourself didn’t you? What happened to all your arrogant confidence? Not going soft are we?

HAMMER γ: I’ve “removed” two people since I got here, softness isn’t the issue. It’s about diplomacy. Look, I’m smart enough to know my own weaknesses and dealing with political bullshit is one of them.

ANVIL: Kid, this is bigger than you. There’s a reason you were chosen for this job. Despite what you might think you are one of the best equipped people to handle this, and because of that fact, it’s your responsibility and yours alone. Best to just accept it and press on.

HAMMER γ: …I … will try to trust in you sir… but I have my doubts. I’m not sure I trust these people.

ANVIL: Good, doubt will keep you self-aware, and mistrust will keep you vigilant. Now stop being a bitch.

HAMMER γ: …

ANVIL: :)

•••• CONNECTION TERMINATED••••

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