First Dig Two Graves, the second Zoe thriller.
I’m going over the conversation Olga is having with John now that he is her prisoner.
On the first run through it seemed to make sense, but as we all know, when you read the conversation out loud, often it sounds terrible.
A question of, “Would I say that?”
Whilst snatching John off the street was a rather simple task, made easier by the fact he was not expecting it, Olga is not sure whether it is a big act.
Working with Irina has made her wary of everyone and everything, even more so since Irina had left her charge, but she knows just how much Irina evolved into the Zoe her son tried to keep on a leash, with spectacularly awful results.
Had she been training John to be like her?
Has Sebastian been training John to become a spy, or was he one already? After all, why is someone like John, if he is that reputed computer nerd type, doing with a girl like Irina.
Her preference would have to be someone strong, authoritative, masculine, like Alistair. The problem was she hadn’t driven out all of the emotions in the time she spent with her.
So, sitting opposite each other, John and Olga try to do their individual assessments.
She finally admits that she doesn’t want to kill Irina, just rehabilitate her.
John, of course, is horrified at the thought of them brainwashing her, especially if they send her after him again.
It comes down to a single point. Will he do as she asks, and invite her to come and get him?
What neither of them realizes Irina already knows where they are, and any plans Olga might have will be useless.
Today’s writing, with Irina, otherwise know as Zoe, on the way, 1,232 words, for a total of 63,154.