Written August 2001
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She lifted her head and gave him a reassuring smile. “It isn’t your fault. The order came from Oversight. You have to comply.”
Operations’s voice cracked. “I can’t.”
“You have to.”
He looked into her eyes and saw raw, uninhibited emotions. Compassion, understanding, warmth…fear. He saw everything–her life, her experiences, her truth.
“Paul…” She was trembling, and her smile did little to hide it. “Please.”
A tear slipped down his cheek. “Madeline…I love you.”
She nodded. “I know.”
Shaking, his vision blurred with tears, he raised the gun to her head and squeezed the trigger.