Sunday, July 31, 2016

Sudden Short Story 112

"I object to these proceedings," declared, of all people, the ambassador from the United States of America. 
Since nothing had yet been said, everyone was understandably stunned into silence. 
"On what grounds?" asked the acting chairman, after regaining his composure. 
"As you are aware," said the ambassador, "it was agreed by all last year that no representative of the Agent of Chaos would be permitted here, and yet one sits here as an observer as we speak," gesturing toward an ambassador across the room." 
"Mr. Ambassador, on what grounds do you accuse the ambassador from the Holy See of representing the Agent of Chaos?" 
"Mr. Chairman, you and everyone else in this chamber are fully aware that, last week, the Agent of Chaos and his army slew the pope and his cardinals and made off with the Holy See.  There is no reason to think that he is not, at this moment, the occupant of the aforementioned throne, and thus that the former agents of the pope are either his agents or no longer have legitimate authority from the Holy See." 
The rest of the session did not exactly go well from there.