Episode 29 - It's Almost Over
Outside the hotel, Lucia Riley stood staring at the white shell of webbing encasing the front entrance. Holding her mobile in one hand and a walkie-talkie in the other, her expression was hard and focused. The Messenger had been entranced by strong women before - his boyhood fantasy girl had been Lucy Lawless's character of Xena, Warrior Princess, a poster of whom was still on his bedroom wall - but there was something about the way Lucia handled herself that was unlike anything he'd ever imagined a woman could be. Sure, she was a secret agent of a government he was pretty sure was more out to pursue their own agendas than to protect and guide their people. Nobody was perfect. But as he watched her in action, the Messenger was conflicted about whether he more wanted to make love to her or craft himself a tin foil hat to block her from reading his inner thoughts. Given the way she seemed to stare through into his soul, it could go either way, which was slightly terrifying.