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General Protection Fault: Scylla and Charybdis

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[Comic for Monday, December 8, 2014]


[[Trish, Patty, and Dexter are with Colonel Barker in a chamber on a Physaric "ship", discussing with him his reference to "Scylla and Charybdis". Colonel Barker has begun his his background tale.]]
Colonel: My service in Vietnam afforded me a number of ... opportunities. I caught the eye of Colonel Charlie Beckwith, who made me XO of his new counter-terrorism unit, Delta Force.

Colonel: Inevitably, that led to connections with the security community. CIA, NSA, a few other acronyms I'm not at liberty to mention... But eventually one I'm sure Mr. Smith will recognize... [Patty glances back toward the other two]

Colonel: the Undisclosed Government Agency was to be my legacy. An ultra-covert unit so secret its existence could be plausibly denied by all. The perfect honorarium...

Colonel: And then my son Jason makes such a mockery of his initiation, I HAD to walk away...
Patty: [stunned, whispering] Did he just say...?
Dexter: [whispering] Shh. He's monologuing...

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