Sardonicus was in a foul mood. First an attempted coup in his ranks and now this irksome girl from the steno pool was trying his patience. Sardonicus shooed her from the office for the tenth time and she passed Mr Treunfrio as he entered. "Ms. Snow" Sardonicus said, "See that we are not disturbed". As Mr. Truenfrio settled into a chair, Sardonicus pulled out one of his special files, one that dissolved when wet. Just then, Ms Snow entered again, this time carrying a tray of tea and cookies. Sardonicus spoke sharply "Get out!"
Ms Snow dropped the tray, spilling the tea onto the file. Sardonicus was furious but when he spoke his voice was low and pleasant. "I am sorry I startled you Ms Snow. Please don't cry." Sardonicus put his arm around Ms Snow as he comforted her. The young girl didn't notice they were headed to the balcony. As he spoke to the girl Sardonicus rubbed his hand up and down her back. Suddenly he grabbed the waistline of her skirt and with a quick heave threw her over the railing.
Sardonicus crossed to his desk and picked up his phone. When he was connected to security he spoke "There has been a tragic incident. I fired a girl for poor job performance and she jumped from my balcony. Please call the police...and contact the steno pool...I will need a new secretary."
Having dispensed with his annoyance, Sardonicus moved to the conference table retrieving a duplicate of the ruined file as he did. Opening it he handed Mr. Treunfrio a list. "These six are the ones who have disrupted my plans. Cancel our trip to the Eastern Warzones and advise our agents in the Talamania Prefect to cease operations. As for these six, you are to take them to one of our secluded safe houses and express my displeasure most strenously. You may tell them that their pain will cease if they beg you to kill them. When they do, you may kill them....but take 1,000 hours to do so. Then have one of our subsidiaries render the bodies and have the meat delivered to the asylum. They wished to feast at Muwahije's table so they may now be the feast for Muwahije's table."
As Mr. Treunfrio stood to leave, Sardonicus smiled and said "Watch out for icy roads, after all we have had a Snow fall".