The news hit her hard. The asset she had kept alive all these years was being made obsolete; younger ones were there to take over. With the expiration of their property would come her own, and she knew it. Liaisons only worked with one operative. Once the operative’s usefulness in the field was over, their liaison’s time with the project was as well.
Alice looked over the sea of people who were gathered in the conference room. A few had managed to approach her, making awkward small talk as they waited for the guest of honor to appear. (more…)