#142 You’re Coming With Us (300 words)

Inspired by: Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here

Ein sat in the airport, waiting to board his plane back to Beacon. He shuffled through the files he took from the Valdez, and each document was more revolutionary than the last. One, in particular, caught his attention. It was the universal translator Mr. Spaceman gave him that bore its way into Ein’s right ear. 

Two giant men sat down on opposite sides of Ein. 

“Nice to see you again, Mr. Quin,” The man on the left said.

“Oh, it’s you guys. Good to see you again.”

“We’ve been watching you for a long time, pal.” The man on the right said. 

“I’ve noticed you two are like seven feet tall and three hundred pounds of muscle.”

“We’re glad you finally found the suitcase, but we’re going to need those documents.” The man on the left said.

“To give to Jon Fall?” 

“Nope.” The man on the right answered. 

“What not?” 

“Someone more powerful hired us.” The man on the left said. 

“Who?” 

“We work for the Otherworldly Research Bureau, as Information Trackers,” The man on the right answered.

“I’ve never heard of them.” 

“That’s by design.” The man on the left said. 

“Are you taking me with the documents?” 

“Yep. You already know too much.” The man on the right answered. 

“Stay calm.” A seemingly disembodied voice whispered into Ein’s right ear. 

Ein looked around and saw a man wearing a large-brimmed hat looking up at him. Ein immediately recognized him as Mr. Spaceman.

“Make sure you get on through the gate. I’ll take care of the rest.” Mr. Spaceman said in Ein’s ear.

“Now boarding First Class, for the direct flight to Beacon.” 

Ein heard the boarding call and immediately rushed the gate. The ORB-IT agents gave chase. Unfortunately, Ein disappeared the second he passed through the gate.

Published by einquin

Writing personal exploration flash fiction as well as building the foundations for a comic book universe.

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