A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Day 194, Friday
July 13th, 2018
Chapter Five: National Security
In order to maintain their own secrecy, her handlers deliberately narrowed Kathy’s focus, restricting the scope of her involvement in matters pertaining to national security.
They would parcel out questions for her in the hope that she might not see the patterns over longer periods of time.
They sought her understanding of minute details, doing everything they could to limit the information that she could glean from them about what their real concerns were
They were concerned that if she was ever discovered and captured, it could do irreparable harm to the country.
Kathy never revealed to them how easy it was for her to penetrate their thoughts.
She kept her own secrets, she held them closely, and she led her handlers down false paths to keep them in the dark about what the range of her abilities were.
If they would have known, they might have been comforted, or they might have killed her, something that many people at the National Security Council wanted to do.
She kept her full abilities masked.
She worked hard, and she produced data for the people that came to her, she offered expert analysis, and from time to time she took proactive measures to prevent a catastrophe from developing.
Her handlers were content to utilize her abilities infrequently, but on significant matters. They discovered that the more often they involved her in minutia, the more she was inclined to go out into the world and expose herself for who she really was.
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