Seventeen – Resignation
thought Bludd as he made his way (at a normal pace, so as not to
betray his urgent errand) through the twisted bowels of Cobras
underground New York City base (the largest of two in the state, and
the second largest of the five east of the Mississippi).
Indeed, hed always likened the decaying complex (comprised in
part of long-forgotten subterranean passages and long-unused sewer
canals) to the labyrinthine intestines of a dead man. A cobra was
feared for its poison and this place was poisonous, if only
in an aesthetic sense. Well, actually, Bludd wouldnt be surprised
if everyone stationed here was slowly dying of latent poisons left
over from when these corridors were in use for the publics greater
good. But his thoughts at the moment were not of his
surroundings. They were of Wildcat. Clever,
traitorous, backstabbing girl.