State your designation for the record, please.


You were a Seeker, correct?


Staccato of paper against the table.

We read your file. We know about your assignments. We know what you did. Do you have anything to say about it?

I believe actions speak louder than words.

Silence drips.

You were re-evaluated, twice. Did you disobey orders?

If I had, I wouldn’t be here. I failed to meet expectations.

Can you tell us anything more?

The first time, I failed to turn in a traitor I uncovered.

Polka dot mugs and chopped ginger.

She was kind to me.

And the other time?

I attempted to warn a target.

Sheet music on the floor. Blood on ivory keys.

Your file says you are compassionate. Do you think this is true?

I don’t know. I haven’t had the chance to find out.

If you were released, what would you do?

The air dances in her lungs.

I don’t know.

That’s not enough.

I think I would... I think I would try to make amends.

For what you did?

Action, reaction, inaction.

For what I didn’t do.

One last question before you go. Do you have a name?

Yellow. Flowers and weeds and wood. Moss and coffee and jazz.


The End

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