Céline

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Thrillers  |  House: Booksie Classic

Chapter 3 (v.1) - Arrest

Submitted: February 15, 2019

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They come for me at four am. I'm buried beneath the duvet, snuggled up against Céline’s back, when the lights go on. There had been no warning - they had let themselves in. My head pokes out from beneath the cover, eyes squinting in the glare of the tactical spotlight. I can dimly make out insectile troopers deploying in the gloom at the foot of the bed.

To my credit I suppose, my first thought is to protect Céline. I sit up and stretch a protective arm across her body. Laughable really. In fact the squad are remarkably uninterested in my companion as I'm cuffed, bagged and dragged to the waiting vehicle outside.

I'm not a fool. Even at that early stage I was remonstrating with myself. Our deplorable blindness to human intelligence-gathering.

Bouncing around in the van as we speed out of the city, crazy thoughts swirl in my head. Those chapters of the US Communist Party where every single person present, unbeknownst to one another, was working undercover for the FBI.

Perhaps I had been the last communist standing.


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