The following day after midday Helena sat in her chair glued to the screen as images of the destruction of Paris were shown on every channel. Jasmine tried to make calls with no success. Everyone she knew was busy or dead.
Helena looked over as Jasmine sat in the chair "What now?"
Jasmine curled up her legs "I don't know."
There was a knock at the door.
Helena was wary "Are you expecting anyone?"
Jasmine shook her head "No."
She walked towards the door and opened it surprised to a see a man she recognised from the TV.
The Minister nodded "I need to speak to you."
Jasmine invited him in.
The Minister walked in alone. Security was waiting downstairs. As he walked in he was surprised to see a red headed woman in the corner of the lounge and he was expecting Jasmine to be alone.
"Jasmine I need to talk to you alone."
Helena left the room without Jasmine asking.
Jasmine sat with the minister unsure of why he was here and not in Paris "What can I do for you?"
Minister Jaro "I know you've been trying to get through to Paris."
Jasmine said insistently "I have a job to do. I need to get back."
Minister Jaro said firmly "Right now stay away. Your mother is a problem and your presence would complicate things."
Jasmine stared at him for a moment "What are you saying?"
Minister Jaro said as he sat opposite Jasmine "Listen I knew your uncle for many years. He came to me about the Brethren about six months ago. I was angry at first but he asked me to make sure that you and your mother were alright."
Jasmine looked intrigued as Minister Jaro continued "I spoke with the President this morning about your mother and what to do with the Brethren but it is likely no one will do anything."
Jasmine was furious "What do you mean? Paris is ruined and your saying the government won't act."
Minister Jaro sat and sighed "Most of the government is paid for by the Brethren. I raised the issue with the President and senior cabinet members but no one will do anything. I am here to say that you need to get together everyone that you know that is involved with this and to work with me."
Jasmine looked at him warily "Work with you, how do I know that I can trust you?"
Minister Jaro smiled "Who do you think got you that diving equipment for Italy or has been looking after your mum since she disclosed what she knew. Your mothers disclosure stared up a hornets nest. Her confessions made her a lot of enemies."
Jasmine acknowledged what he said "She did betray this country."
Minister Jaro sat on a long sofa and looked out onto glowing lights that came from a multitude of ten storey tower blocks in the distance "Maybe but she was honest and brave coming to us like she did. I know your mum to be a good woman. I worked with her in Egypt with your uncle and we became good friends. Right now half the government wants your mum dead and the other half wants her alive to see what else she knows. I came to you because your the only person I know from this mess who has been trying to do something about it."
Jasmine knew she had to act "What can I do?"
Then the phone rang. Jasmine looked towards the minister and picked it up "Hello."
Jasmine recognised the voice instantly "Timothy."
Timothy stood by his table and they both exchanged pleasantries and agreed that they needed to meet.
The phone call ended. Jasmine looked to the minister and she wasn't sure if she could trust him but she had no choice. She disclosed what Timothy had said to her and they needed somewhere to meet that was quiet and a place that wouldn't draw attention to themselves. The Minister smiled knowing that it would be good for his career to bring down the people responsible for the bombings of Paris.
He smiled and said "What do you need?"