Calling all infiltrators, operators and saboteurs: we have another mission for you. Any platoon of oafs with assault rifles and a brain cell between them can storm and capture a location of interest, but how intact it will be after they are finished is another question; bullet fragments and grenade shrapnel tend to make a mess of things, including any computers and filing cabinets full of valuable intel. Some things are much better handled with a deft, maybe even a gentle touch. Perhaps there's a VIP that requires disappearing, or a junction box needs its contents trimmed a tad to cause a little disturbance and draw attention away from a crucial area. Of course sometimes, remaining entirely undetected is not an option. One will need to adapt and get their hands dirty, though still have the good sense to be reasonable and surgical about their movements.
This is where you come in, agent. Your wide variety of skills as a dependable, determined and resourceful asset makes you perfect for the wetwork that is required of you. Light is green, agent. Grab your gadgets, probe for an insertion point, and move with the shadows.
And if it does come down to horseplay, at the very least try not to get blood on your suit.
1. If upon reading the above, your mind jumps to "spy flick" or "heist movie", you'd be well on the mark. Your character(s) should spend most of their time maneuvering, strategizing, and outsmarting their enemies. Their actions and tactics should show ingenuity and creativity.
2. Use Your Words(TM), be descriptive. Let your reader see what your character(s) sees, help them understand what your character(s) is having to do to remain incognito and show clearly what obstacles they are trying to overcome. Do your best to create tension.
3. All good agents have one thing in common: a nemesis. More likely than not your character(s) will have some sort of determined enemy or a group of people out to hinder them. Whatever their mission is, your character's nemesis will likely have a hand in it.
4. Please keep entries under 2500 words.
Grounds for disqualification
2. Your entry having no clear connection to the prompt.
3. Gratuitous violence or gore.
4. No explicit sex scenes. Fade to black is fine.
The deadline for RPGC #24 shall be Friday, August 2nd. Please post all entries in this thread, and direct all questions and feedback to my PM box or the associated Discussion thread, and I will gladly answer them.
Please hold off all votes and critiques until the proper thread has been erected for this prompt.