It was how the note ended. The most important instruction given. Her most compromising mission yet.
Ever since she began working as an undercover agent, Maggie was forced to surpass her limits many times. She found she had to repress natural instincts on many occasions; to act differently than she normally would; to think more about the impact of her actions.
But now, she was called to act in absolute secrecy and utmost confidentiality.
She would have to hide the truth from the people she loved to keep them safe. But that would mean lying to them. And she couldn’t stomach that.
She came to terms with the fact that she could simply say nothing at all, mainly by avoiding them for as long as the mission lasted. She invented numerous excuses to get out of seeing people so she wouldn’t have to respond to their inquiries.
It was difficult doing things without showcasing them. Because this is the world we live in now – if we don’t demonstrate our lives, it’s as if we don’t have one.
But she had to withdraw from it all, precisely to be able to safeguard life.