Chapter 244 � An Appointment with Destiny



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Aaron Munro � Ward of Shawn Walsh and Roberrt Berrill

Aiden Walsh-Johnston � Adopted son of Shawn Walsh and Stephen Johnston

Akihiko Ito � Lover and future partner of Tokugawa Kinugasa

Bhanubhakta Gurung � AKA “BG” Gurkha on assignment to Fort Connor by the British Ministry of Defense

Billy Landry-Mendez � Adopted son of Ricardo Mendez and Rod Landry

Caleb King � Partner and lover of Thomas Worthington

Daiki � Crown Prince and Heir to the Chrysanthemum Throne

Enos Worthington � Adopted son of Gloria Worthington and biological cousin of Caleb Worthington

Gloria Angelus Worthington � Biological daughter of John Worthington III

Hikaru Jansson-Winter Masamune Yasumori – Son of Hito Janson-Winter Masamune and Jimmy Yasumori

Johann Emmanuel – Adopted son of Cardinal Dominic

John Michael Worthington � Biological Son of Gloria Angelus Worthington

John Landry-Mendez � Adopted son of Ricardo Mendez and Rod Landry

Jon Finneas Roberts � Colonel, U.S. Army � Protector of Enos Worthington

Kichōna Mono Hashimoto � Grandson of the head of the Japanese Yakuza

Luke Michael Worthington � Biological Son of Gloria Angelus Worthington

Melech Leib � Adopted son of Uri Leib and younger brother of Michael Leib

Omoikane Kinugasa Ito � Adopted son of Tokugawa Kinugasa and Akihiko Ito

Omoikane Ryujin Hashimoto � Partner and lover of Tony Worthington

Ricardo Mendez � Six Star General, U.S. Army � Alpha Zulu Administration

Ricardo Mendez, Jr. (Junior) � Son of Colonel Ricardo Mendez

Rod Landry � Six Star General, U.S. Army � Alpha Zulu Tatical

Richard Rod Landry-Mendez � Adopted son of Ricardo Mendez and Rod Landry

Robert Berrill � Six Star General � (Commanding General of Alpha Zulu � Administration)

Shawn Walsh � Six Star General � (Commanding General of Alpha Zulu � Tactical)

Soshi Sato � Captain, Imperial Japanese Marines & Protector of Tokugawa Akihiko Kinugasa Ito

Stephen Johnston � 5 Star General � Medical Director of Alpha Zulu

Theodore Bradford III “Ted” – Son of the US Ambassador to the United Nations

Tokugawa Akihiko Kinugasa Ito � aka TAKI – Adopted son of Omoikane Kinugasa Ito and Ricardo Mendez Jr.

Tokugawa Yoshimune Meat-Goodman Kinugasa – Colonel � U.S. Army � Head of Worthington R&D


“Angus” (Name Classified) – (Son of a domestic terrorist in protective custody at Fort Connor)

“Biff” Jones (Name Classified) – (Son of POTUS and guest in residence at Fort Connor)

“George” (Name Classified) – (Senior head of the Worthington Brain Trust and Top Scientist in residence)

“Tod” (Name Classified) – (Teenage son of George and protectee of Alpha Zulu)

“PJ” (Name Classified) – (Teenage son of POTUS and protectee of Alpha Zulu)




Just when I thought my days couldn”t get any worse. I now had to face a decision I never wanted to make. Selecting the batman escort replacement for John Worthington as the Operations Director of Worthington Industries.


Asking SecDef if he could lend me our old friend the 1st Sergeant of the Army the former Command Master Sergeant of Alpha Zulu. I knew a request from SecDef would be considered an order by my old friend.


I advised Security of his arrival and asked them to escort him immediately to my office. The fewer people who realize he is in house the less gossip that will be flowing through the halls.


I was wearing a business suit when my old friend arrived. Immediately upon entering my office he snapped to attention with the preprogram rhetoric “…Reporting as ordered, Sir!”


I joined my friend in my office seating area and we kibitzed as two long lost friends. Finally, he commented you didn”t invite me here to talk over old memories and enjoy your wonderful Scotch. What can I do to help you?


I reminded him he was well past his 30 year mark in the Army and no one was more deserving to hold the rank of 1st Sergeant of the Army than he. I have a big ASK, I”m asking you to retire from the Army with full benefits and be the new Operations Director for Worthington Industries.


I need someone who knows my operating style and I can trust implicitly. Besides, I have a Command Sergeant Major warming up in the wings at Fort Connor to fill your shoes at the Pentagon.


I handed my old friend an envelope which held an enclosed check. Opening the envelope his eyes bulged and ask if this was his salary for the year. NEGATIVE! THAT IS YOUR SIGNING BONUS AND YOU”LL EARN EVERY DOLLAR OF IT.


Asking for a double neat refill of this 20 year old single malt Scotch he had been served he added to toss in a shot of Pa Vance”s moonshine if you have any handy.


Asking me when I needed an answer I just smiled at my old friend and commented YESTERDAY! Our HR Team can provide you will all the detail as to Salary and Fringe Benefit but I can assure you they will be better than what I received as a six star command General at Fort Connor.


Requesting to take his leave he had a special person he wanted to ask to become his partner in life and wanted his blessing before committing to this unbelievable opportunity.


I asked if the person was military, I was shocked to find it was a Marine E-9 Sergeant Major he had met while conducting business for the Pentagon.


I advised my old friend if he needed a carrot to tempt his potential partner ask him how being the head of your personal protection detail sounds with a salary and benefit package better than what you had at the Pentagon. If he needs more motivation, SecNav and the Commandant of the Marine Corp still owe Alpha Zulu a few favors.


Considering Worthington Industries saved the Navy a 3 billion dollar submarine and the lives of over 100 submariners I doubt if the Navy will refuse Worthington Industries anything within their power to authorize.


Now get out of here and go pop the question to your “friend”. I”ll even lend you two lovebirds Cardinal Emmanuel for the wedding service. Now, get out of here and give me an answer as soon as you know. I don”t sleep most nights lately anyway.


I had to smile as I asked OPS to connect me with SecDef. “Good afternoon Sir… it is now my turn to ruin your day. I just asked our good friend the 1st Sergeant of the Army to take the position of Director of Operations for Worthington Industries.” I could hear SecDef muttering under his breath “traitor”.


“Before you get two emotional, there is a Command Sergeant Major warming up at Fort Connor who is more than talented enough to fill the vacant shoes and is well deserving of the consideration and promotion.”


And you heard it here first… our 1st Sergeant of the Army is off to propose marriage to a Marine E-9 Sergeant Major who I have offered bayburt escort a position with Worthington Industries also.


SecDef just looked into his camera and commented “POTUS and I created a monster when we let Gloria talk us into appointing you to head Worthington Industries”.


“Give my best to POTUS when you talk with him and tell him the men of Alpha Zulu are in love with baby Gloria and intend to spoil her rotten.”


I had to smile and think about what it will be like if baby Gloria grows up with 1,000+ big overprotective brothers who will terrorize any boys who even thinks of asking her on a date. That is a battle for “tomorrow”, I”ve got plenty enough battles to face in the immediate future.


I looked at the clock and realized the secretaries were gone, my assistants were gone and for once I would be gone before sunset. I asked OPS to connect me with Junior and I asked him if our evening meal was still scheduled for 2000 hours. At this moment I”m planning on being on time. I”m walking out the minute I disconnect from you.


Before I could disconnect a shot rang out that barely missed my head. I hit my panic button and advised Security I had a mini sniper drone trying to kill me in the Executive Suite. Assistance is need immediately. Little did I realize the trauma Junior was in listening to the attack upon his father in real time. I was impressed the first man responding brought down the mini drone with his first shot of his 9mm sidearm. IMPRESSIVE! I was expecting a shotgun blast taking out the wall of my office. Advising Security Omoikane would want every salvageable piece of the drone… I have a traumatized family I need to reassure I survived this attempt on my life.


Junior ran into my arms when I entered the house. “Dad, I thought they had killed you!” I”m a tough old bird to kill but I had a few minutes I was concerned. You should have seen the 1st man of Worthington Security shoot the mini drone out of the air with a single 9mm round.


Finally, Omoikane exclaimed he might have enough pieces to figure out something. A Combat shotgun brings drones down but doesn”t leave many fragments left to figure out anything.


Omoikane smiled when I told him I had instructed Security to make sure you got the drone pieces immediately when you arrive in the morning.


Omoikane wanted to go to the office NOW and start work on the drone remnants. Junior grabbed his little partner and only commented DINNER FIRST and then you and I have an intense session scheduled for the bedroom.


Omoikane was again doing the walk of shame and Junior was smiling like a Cheshire Cat when I joined them for breakfast.


Asking Junior to say a prayer for me, hopefully I have the replacement for John”s position as Operations Director confirmed today. I doubt if I can ever find a better man for the job.


The first item on my agenda today was to meet with the Worthington Architects. Advising them we needed to procure a project manager to rebuild the Penthouse. Money has been allocated and it is the wishes of Mama Bear it be rebuilt and restored. First off we need a salvage team of restorers with strong stomachs that will go in, remove, repair, restore or do whatever is necessary to salvage the personal items Mama Bear considered so precious.


Then we need your architectural team to bring the Penthouse into the 21st century and modernize it as needed. Everything has to be “state of the art” with security being the highest priority. You can use Omoikane as a resource but he has two extremely time sensitive projects on his workload for the Pentagon.


All the agencies will be signed off releasing the Penthouse to us by the end of the week so I expect draft proposals on my desk by close of business on Friday.


Advising Rod that Junior and Omoikane would be joining Jon and Enos as our guests for the weekend. I”d be arriving as fast as I can clear my desk bebek escort on Friday afternoon. Please have clean sheets on the bed and advise Doc we have plenty of lube left over from his last “gift”. Make sure to stock the kid”s bedroom well, Omoikane has been having a lot of difficulty walking around the Worthington Campus this week and Junior isn”t taking my hints about taking it easier on his partner.


When Rod quit laughing he commented he”d have a long chat with Junior while he was visiting this weekend. Some things only a “hung” father can relate to a “hung” son.


I told Rod to kiss our baby girl for me and I was so jealous of him. He again told me Gloria is so precious he never wanted to give her up. (Don”t get attached my love… we are only keeping her for security and praying Mama Bear makes a complete recovery.)


As I was sitting down to the 2nd family meal this week with Junior and his relatives… my com goes off and OPS announces POTUS on a secure for General Martinez. “Good Even Mr. President, what can I do for you this evening?”


POTUS spoke concisely and to the point… “Oval Office, NOW!” DISCONNECT!


Thanking my hosts for a fine meal and if it isn”t too much problem I asked Junior try and keep some of it warm for me if I ever get paroled from the White House.


My security detail was ready to leave when I exited the house and a fast trip across Washington… the Secret Service were in force with exposed sidearms which was unusual for the White House.


As POTUS asked me to join him in the White House Situation Room… SecDef, SecNav, Secretary of the Army and the Joint Chief joined Rod via secure video conference so we all were hearing the exact same thing at the same time.


POTUS spoke slow and concisely. We have known now for months we were at a state of war we just didn”t have verifiable proof to name the aggressor nation. We now have undeniable proof that nation is North Korea.


Our ambassadors are approaching the old members of S.E.A.T.O. (South East Asia Treaty Organization) and enlisting their help to make this a multi-nation response and not just retaliation by the United States.


Once we get the feelings of Moscow and Beijing assuring them we in no way will be the first to use any nuclear weapons we hope they will join us and put down this evil monster state. If North Korea succeeds with the United States it won”t be long before it will be Russia and China in their crosshairs.


It will take a few days for our Satellites to assess all the command and control locations within North Korea. In addition, we need to prepare the citizens of Seul for the reprisal from Artillery once this conflict beings.


Once we start this conflict there WILL NOT be a negotiated settlement. North Korea will cease to exist and the United States will do what President Truman should have done and win the conflict uniting the Korean Peninsula.


Prepare your staffs and keep this information tightly controlled. If North Korea sends even one nuclear warhead toward Hawaii, Alaska or the West Coast we will respond annihilating the country.


I want the United States to send a massive overpowering conventional first strike and take out their ability to wage any war against the people of the region especially including South Korea.


Any of you that have immediate concerns contact my Chief of Staff and we will make time to meet with you expediently. We didn”t start this war but we will end it.


Returning to Worthington Industries I contacted my head of Security and asked if we had a protocol to protect our corporate interests if the United States is at War.


“Yes, they exist but never have been used.” Implement them immediately!


Advised he would have his executive team assembled and inhouse within the hour. All of our concerns were beyond the safety of our family and our corporate responsibilities. We all prayed this wasn”t a slippery slope that would lead to the destruction of our country.







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