Fiction

THE VERTICAL DRAWER (HCC 49)

The Hannah Carmichael Chronicles

 

Your Briefing:

Hannah Carmichael: Former Spy with the CGT agency. Status: Believed to be dead by CGT and worldwide. Working at The Main Gazette to get inside information on CGT.

Zeke Anderson: Former Spy with the real Government. Working with Hannah to take down CGT. Status: Believed to be dead by CGT and worldwide. Currently UNDERCOVER inside a CGT newspaper.

Stephanie Winchester: Former spy and Hannah’s best friend. Status: Believed to be dead by CGT and worldwide. Working at The Main Gazette to get inside information on CGT.

Baxter: Zeke’s partner. Status: Current spy with the real Government – working with Hannah to take down CGT.

Hannah snuck into the boss’ office at The Main Gazette, and was searching with a USB decrypting when the door knob started to turn. What was on the USB, and will Hannah be busted?

 

FORTY-NINE

Hannah flew under the desk and scrunched her body as much as she could. The door to the office flung open and Stephanie’s voice boomed through the small room.

“I can get it for you sir,” she said, her voice showing signs of panic.

“It’s right over here on the table. I told you, I just had to get this file for my meeting. Stand down Miss Gale.”

Hannah held her breath and tried to be as still as possible. As she remembered the USB, her eyes widened. It was still decrypting on the computer above her.

“Ok, well you don’t want to be late. You better get going for that meeting,” Stephanie said, her voice moving towards the door to the office.

“Are you ok Miss Gale?” Black asked. Hannah felt her elbow bump into the desk and she froze, holding her breath and hoping he hadn’t heard her.

“Yes, of course. What are you trying to say? Because I look like this, there has to be something wrong?” Stephanie asked, raising her voice.

“No, of course not. I just… I thought that… oh never mind.” Mr Black stammered. Hannah listened as his footsteps moved out of the office and he yelled something to Stephanie. She waited silently, barely allowing herself to breath in and out. If Black caught her in here, that would be the end of her undercover assignment, and quite possibly her life.

“Hannah?” Stephanie asked in a whisper. Hannah let out a breath and popped her head up; the coast was clear.

Stephanie exhaled and shook her head, “That was too close.” She said, walking over to the computer. Her eyes widened as she saw the decryption currently underway on the screen.

She tutted, “Good thing he didn’t leave the file on his desk.”

Hannah chuckled and rubbed her elbow, pulling herself out from her hiding spot.

“Yeah, I was going to…” she stopped as she down to where her elbow had hit the desk. A raise in the wood was sticking out slightly and she frowned.

“What’s this?” Hannah asked aloud, getting onto her knees and running her hand along the desk. Stephanie moved behind her and Hannah lifted a small latch. A vertical drawer popped out and Hannah’s pulled out a large manila folder. She stood, and Stephanie whistled behind her, leaning forward and lowering her voice,

“Is that what I think it is?”

Author’s Note:

Thanks for reading this week’s instalment of the Hannah Carmichael Chronicles! Hannah will be back Tomorrow for the next part of her adventure – we both look forward to seeing you there!

Christy Grace

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.