Dear readers, tonight with us is a young woman from a near future where magic has returned to the world. She’s here to tell us about life as an experimental subject, growing up at the Institute for Paranormal Dysfunction, and now working in a [redacted] department of the US Bureau for Internal Development.
Tell us a little about where you grew up. What was it like there?
Are you really sure it’s okay to answer that question? Like, really sure?
Well, okay, I guess.
I grew up in the Institute for Paranormal Dysfunction. My, uh, uncle worked there. It was pretty cool. My best friend Faith still lives there – she’s due to have pups any day now. I’m pretty excited about it! I’m gonna visit and help. I had quite a few adventures there with her. [Giggles] She almost blew me up, once!
Did you have any favourite toys as a child? Any cherished memories?
Toys? Well, I had a toy bow and arrow, but I managed to get the rubber cups off the ends, and attached some weights so it still worked. Mostly though I guess I just hunted and stuff. With Faith.
What do you do now?
You’re really sure I’m allowed to answer that?
[Shrugs] Basically I kill people. But recently I’ve also been allowed to do kind of little bits of actual spying too.
What can you tell us about your latest adventure?
Well, I really don’t think I’m allowed to talk about the stuff right before I joined the Department. Like, seriously not.
But after that, I had practically a whole year of doing nothing except training and learning how to be a kind of assassin-spy. Some parts of that were really neat; others were so dull you wouldn’t believe! But then Mother decided I didn’t have enough social skills, so I was sent to this acting school. Girls can be bitches, you know? Plus I wasn’t allowed to kill anyone, even if they really deserved it. So that kind of sucked. But I met my other best friend, Marcie, there.
Um. It wasn’t our fault the school burned down and stuff.
That kind of didn’t end too well, so I went off on my own for a bit. Especially when Uncle, when Uncle….
Uh, what was I saying? Um, the Department really wanted me back though, so we kind of, came to an arrangement? Then they all thought I was The Breaker, so we agreed I’d hunt him down myself and prove I wasn’t.
So, yeah. Basically I kill bad guys.Continue reading “Leeth (of The Leeth Dossier series, by L. J. Kendall)”