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In his day your name was the city where you were assigned and so on file he’s Brandenburg, last of his kind, long since retired into legend. She wouldn’t have known his face, but he showed up in the safehouse with supernatural ease and gave a one-time passphrase, unused for fifty years.

“Whatever you need,” she says.

“Just one job. Finding an asset for an old friend.” He doesn’t smile, but the corners of his eyes crinkle.

“All right,” she says, waking her laptop, “I assume you got nothing in the database?”

He looks at her steadily. “The what now?”


20. Get doc proofs to Brandenburg
19. Get C, C & K to release proofs
18. Get C made partner
17. Hide evidence of C w/ Al
16. Destroy “Mr. Al”
15. Tell C know about “Mr. Al”
14. Hide camera in closet
13. Invite Costell to M6
12. Get Mr. Alpaca to Motel 6
11. Get alpaca in trailer
10. Rent trailer
9. Attach trailer hitch
8. Raid petting zoo
7. Purchase pantyhose for head
6. This doesn’t sound like me
5. Wait
4. Figure out when to-do went recursive, sentient
3. Make it stop doing
2. Dammit
1. help