Forge Netting 21: No Regret’s Good

Centre of a web – that is where he feels he has always been. He used to be the    spider but now he most definitely feels he is the fly. It’s strange – the chase has cracked open the locks and he is remembering things. As he hears those footsteps gathering behind him the blood rushes in his head; pictures flashing in his mind … the clarity he has been lacking for so long in this life of hiding suddenly snaps into focus. The things he is remembering are not just that scrapbook life he pieced together for the lie that was Ruebeau – they are things before that; things from the life that came before the hall of mirrors.

Still, he couldn’t quite remember his name. He knew he had been something of a miserable bastard, but not everything had swum up out of the fog yet. And his intelligence training was beginning to resurface too.

The Engineer and his minions had come close to catching him before – but they were much more able when they were operating in a group … it was as if splitting them up into their individual components they lost their ability to think. He created the illusion of divergent paths and as they divided off to go and trace down the goose they were chasing he cornered them and he ended them. Bricks were a wonderfully simple solution when one had no other weapon.

Colin and his network, now a strangely distinct group who he couldn’t quite understand, they were a bit harder to shake, and he had decided not to kill them; it meant playing a never-ending game of misdirection, but now, with his faculties reasserting themselves, he was happy to play.

Jonas was a fool who found himself seriously outmatched. He came expecting Ruebeau but he found someone else entirely. When one is thinking they will find a fool,a blunt instrument, and what they find instead is a razor sharp blade that takes their head clean off.

Things which had been out to destroy him he was turning the tables on. He knew who he wasn’t you might say, but he didn’t yet fully know who he was. He did remember his name though – not that he had spoken it aloud to anyone yet. That name – more reasons to want to forget. That name, in some ways, had a worse history attached to it than the one he had been using of late.

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