Friday, July 19, 2013
Queen and Country - Aim for the Heart - J.D. Coughlan
Panel 1: A nerdy-looking man in his mid-twenties, sitting in one of those trendy coffee houses with the sofas. He is reading a book.
CAPTION: Adrian Simmons.
CAPTION: Computer programmer, Ultra-Tech Industries.
TARA (CAP): Sometimes my job isn't about shooting.
Panel 2: Close on the man, Adrian's, bag. In it we see a folder sticking out, labelled "PROJECT: TIGHTROPE -- CLASSIFIED". In the background there is some commotion as Adrian is jarred by something.
WOMAN (O.P.): Ooops! Sorry!
ADRIAN (O.P.): Aaaah!
TARA (CAP): Sometimes my job isn't about fighting.
Panel 3: Adrian, still in his seat, has coffee spilled over him and his book. He is not annoyed though; in fact he looks like he's the one in the wrong, like someone used to apologising. A woman stands next to him, her head out of panel, an empty coffee cup (recently spilled) in her hand.
WOMAN (O.P.): I'm so, so sorry. I just tripped...
ADRIAN: It's okay, it's fine...
TARA (CAP): Sometimes my job isn't about killing.
Panel 4: Close on the woman. It is, obviously, Tara. She is smiling.
TARA: Let me buy you a new coffee and a new story.
TARA (CAP): Sometimes it's about something much worse.
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Apologies for the lateness of my entry.