32 - Prof. Van Humbeek's office: Chatting with the Feds by MollyFootmanOpen full image in new tab
jdwtrxk Online Now! 3:46PM | Fri, 04 November 2022
Sorta figured Lena was working against the Kremlin which, like so many 'predictable' plot developments is both forgivable and proper. it's always good to mix the expected with the twists. Structure, structure, structure :)
As I was reading, I was wondering when either sister would raise the issue of security. Granted, the Russians aren't likely to 'double-tap' Lena on the toilet, but they've poisoned dissidents on foreign soil and under the current state of affairs, nothing is past them. The sisters are prepared to accept such potential risks and disruptions, which hints of other story thread, back or forward.
The CIA claims they will watch and protect Lena, but what does that entail? How much should Lena be told?
Poses work as always, and your knack for diverse characters is a treat to view. As another Tempesta fan, I can endorse your choices for whatever value that offers....
MollyFootman 10:31AM | Sun, 06 November 2022
Thanks, JD. I very much condensed what I imagine the conversation would be (largely for the sake of my readers). XD I think the CIA sees Lena as an important asset but wishes to keep out of the 'dirty tricks' business they are so famous for. Just keeping her alive is a pain for the adversaries in Russia. That being said, the Kremlin is famous for poisoning people. =\
MollyFootman 10:32AM | Sun, 06 November 2022
Thank you, my dear! I'm pleased you're still following the story! XD
perpetualrevision 12:47AM | Wed, 09 November 2022
I think Lena probably is safer having these guys watching out for her, given the looming threat from the Russian agents, but it still must be awfully scary and unnerving to need the protection of CIA and HSA agents. So JD raises a good question: should they tell Lena about this or not? I'm glad the professor is wiling to go ahead and hire Lena, although I suppose I would've been rather shocked at this point if she'd instead decided to send Lena packing! Looking forward to seeing how the seeing ghosts angle works into the Lena as rebel hacker angle!
MollyFootman 10:33AM | Thu, 17 November 2022
Thank you, Amy. I have a hazy outline of how this story will go that I'm firming up. There are enough threads what with Pixie's infatuation, Grace's presence, Federal and Russian operatives and the filial love of Gregor that the possibilities are substantial. =)
Hopefully I can keep it interesting and pull some of this together.
JoeJarrah 8:09AM | Fri, 11 November 2022
Nicely done, I like the POV, it brings the viewer into the conversation group. The details of the papers and screen on the desk also help to engage the onlooker and make the scene a bit more intimate, nicely judged.
MollyFootman 10:35AM | Thu, 17 November 2022
Thanks, Joe. I find I often have to add some little detail to a nicely constructed bit of content like the Gothic Room by RPublishing to make it feel a bit more personal and "real". I always love it when someone comments on that effort.
Radar_rad-dude 1:17PM | Sun, 13 November 2022
Most interesting developments in this fine story! Love the Ukrainian influence! I for Ukraine, 2 million percent and pray for their victory over the invading Russians day and night!
MollyFootman 10:37AM | Thu, 17 November 2022
Thanks, Rad. Since the very first picture where Vladlena arrives in the airport and is clearly being followed by a "Man in Black" I've had this bit of the story in mind. I am so pleased that you enjoy it (and that you are supportive of Ukraine). <3