A.E.G.I.S. REPORT # 89H6-76H
PROJECT: November Delta Alpha
DATE: October, 27th, 20XX
(Portions of this conversation have been redacted for reasons of security)
BROWN: Good morning REDACTED.
X: Is it?
BROWN: All things considered, I’d say yes.
X: You are unusually sanguine given you have done the polar opposite of what your assignment was. Were I in your shoes, I might be more penitent.
BROWN: Clearly things have gone in a different direction than anticipated.
BROWN: However, given the circumstances, I think that this was the best possible outcome.
X: I’m curious how you came to this conclusion.
BROWN: Well sir, once the footage was posted it was a choice of denying what everyone could see or embracing it.
X: you should have employed the REDACTED Protocol.
BROWN: That option is no longer viable given current technological and societal factors.
X: That is a shame.
BROWN: It’s a different world, sir.
X: Nonetheless, you were sent to control this fire and you have thrown kerosene on it instead.
BROWN: While I have not doused the flames, I believe I have contained it. Once something had been posted on the internet, it is virtually impossible to delete it.
X: Had you asked, I would’ve authorized a REDACTED.
BROWN: The estimated death toll would’ve been in the thousands. It seemed too high a price. Additionally, it would’ve made the job exponentially harder.
X: Very well, but making this public will make it more complicated.
BROWN: It sped up the timeline to be sure, but having enhanced individuals was never going to be a secret for long.
X: Very well. Did you acquire the female enhanced as well?
BROWN: We did, though I don’t know if she’ll prove to be as agreeable as the male. Preliminary psych evaluations indicate dangerous and severe sociopathy.
X: Even a broken clock is right twice a day.
BROWN: Thirteen agents were killed before she could be sedated.
X: Acceptable losses.
BROWN: As you say, sir.
X: What about the other one?
BROWN: He’s proving to be very cooperative. The perfect face for the future of enhanced individuals. He’ll make an excellent first impression.
X: What about this journalist?
BROWN: Debra Feinberg, she’s very well regarded in her field.
X: Her file shows a distinct lack of trust for authority.
BROWN: Her background in science has given her an analytical mind, and the subject requested her.
X: Did he? Make note of that.
BROWN: Already done sir.
X: Is she aware of Doctor Kim?
BROWN: No, and neither is the subject.
X: Where are we on locating Doctor Kim?
BROWN: Still working on that.
X: So you have no idea?
BROWN: We are following every possible lead.
X: See that you do. This whole affair is becoming far too public.
BROWN: There is one positive aspect to this.
X: Which is?
BROWN: The first enhanced individual the world will see is an American one.
X: Thank God for that. Now find Doctor Kim. Bring in REDACTED for support.
BROWN: Are you sure sir? REDACTED was responsible for REDACTED and REDACTED.
X: As I said before, acceptable losses.
BROWN: Yes sir.