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Chinese Silk

Chinese SilkIf you were looking, all you would have seen was the brief flash of a red and gold silk Chinese dress. You wouldn't have noticed her if you'd been standing beside her in the lift, although you may have caught a glimpse of the reflection of a tall, classically beautiful Indian woman in the mirror.

The woman exited the lift on one of the mid level floors of a towering city office block and made her way through the security doors that opened for her without the benefit of a security card.

The company had several floors in the building. This one was laid out in an open plan style, with island clusters of desks dotted about the floor in some designers dream of modern functionality, that served as more a soul destroying workplace with a total lack of privacy than anything approaching comfort. The floor boasted a magnificent panorama of the city at night and the woman was enjoying the view, her forehead pressed against the cool glass as she watched the lights of the traffic below, while behind her the floors sole remaining occupant was hard at work.

In truth, Geoff Blackmore wasn't hard at work. He was currently at one of his contractors computers viewing a streaming porn video, while conducting an ICQ chat with a Swedish sex kitten in her 20s, who was, in reality, a 40-year-old appliance salesman from Illinois, who liked to indulge his feminine side.

Geoff liked to think he was the hard man about the office, a belief that was even starting to be questioned by his superiors, as his section had the highest staff turnover rate in the company.

The blonde girl had left last week due to his continual sexual harassment. The Maori woman who had been writing up his major submission to the CEO had her contract terminated and the report arrived in the CEOs hands with Geoff's name on the cover. Several male contractors had been dismissed due to the amount of porn on the PCs, all of them denied the charges, but had little recourse but to cop it sweet. The rest of the staff hated their obnoxious manager with a passion that bordered on the malevolent.

It was safe to say that Geoff's bad manners with his colleagues, carried over at home, as he wasn't well appreciated on the home front either, with a wife who was suspicious about his constant late nights.

The sounds of Geoff taking his interest in the chat session to a more physical level interrupted the woman from her reverie. Sighing quietly, she left her post at the window, walked behind Geoff's chair and with an intricate flick of her wrist opened the straight razor that was folded into her index finger and slit the man's throat.

She disappeared into the night as silently as she'd appeared.

The news reports the next day brought a smile to the faces of several hundred ex-employees who he had been shafted in the past. There was nothing like a headline describing your ex-boss with his pants around his ankles and an online porn video, being found dead in the office to cheer you up in the morning.

30minutemusechallenge #4: work and play
Part of the RazorGirl!verse


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23rd Mar, 2004 02:51 (UTC)
Oh so disturbing, but a wonderful fic nonetheless. I didn't necessarily have a problem with the content; in fact, I thought it was wonderfully stylish and funny in a morose sort of way. I suppose it was just the blase tone of the whole piece that made me shiver. It was beautifully dark and disturbing. We have similar tastes.

I've been reading your fics for a while, and I happened to think, "Why haven't I friended this person, before?" So, I rectified the problem, and I will be keeping up with your journal religiously, I'm sure.
23rd Mar, 2004 04:49 (UTC)
I was trying for disturbing, looks like it worked.

I do love my razor girls. They were clamouring to come out and play, and this week's challenge fit perfectly.
30th Mar, 2004 12:11 (UTC)
It's wicked disturbing...in a good way. I think. But yeah. Agreeing with dawn65, here when she said that it was funny because it was written in such a blase manner. But still. Disturbing.
31st Mar, 2004 00:08 (UTC)
Disturbing is good. I like it when the Razor Girls come to pay me a visit. I can always count on them leaving something nasty in their wake.
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