Donnerstag, 23. September 2010

Howling with the wolves

My new office
A visit from Sir Jarethe

Life is crazy.I had left Glint as a nobody, I came back and now I have been appointed director of tourismn for the PRG. I even got my own office. Right next to Jinn's office who still works as security. Above us is an empty floor and above that comes Defiant's office before you enter the top floor where the office of Presidente Cara is.
My position therefore has changed overnight.
When I moved into my new working place I sat down at my desk and looked behind me out of the window. Below there lies Glint. I can see the walls with the barbwire. A different view. Of the town. Of all the things I have known.
On the wall right from me stands an old file cabinet. In there I have to collect names and dates of offenders. And if there aren't any offenders I have to make them. There are several ways to do that. I have instructions.
And of course, as a director of tourismn I have to greet all visitors, make them comfortable, make them stay. This is not new to me. Its exactly what I had to do when I was still a house slave here. But that long ago.
Sir Jarethe visited me in my office and told me something about an insurance I have to take out as I now work for the government. And because I could not produce that paper right away, he asked me to drop my skirt. Again, nothing new. I had to do that all the time when I was still a house slave. But because I am not a house slave now but a, oh so well respected director of tourismn I refused to follow his order. The result was that he cut it off my body. Ava was there and Alley and Jez, watching it all. So on my first day as a government official I was standing pressed to the wall with my skirt around my ankles and Jarethe's knife digging into my flesh. Welcome to the team, Gera. Congratulations.
I want to make this work though. I will take this chance. I know it means to change completely. But if there ever was the time for a change, it is now. When I had left Glint I was lost and my heart and mind were empty. Now I can start to fill this mind and heart with something new.

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