I don't know what Beck's wife's name is, I tried researching but can up with squat so I just made one up, it sounded right.
Part 2 - Mirage
3AM, Monday Morning
"How long Jewel? How long have I been stuck here? I don't even know any more."
"Don't worry baby, it won't be much longer, they're coming for you."
"I don't know how much longer I can last."
Beck was in his backyard last summer. It's a beautiful day and he's with his family on leave.
Except they're not having the same conversation, they've never talked about anything like this before, He hadn't even seen her for over 8 months, his mind was constructing and adapting an old memory.
Beck knew why, his wife always knew what to say to give him strength and right now, he needed it more than ever so his mind was making her say what he needed to hear.
"You'll make it honey, just remember, I'm always with you, in there." She pointed to his chest as everything went bright and he came back to consciousness.
"Welcome back Major. You were miles away there."
He was picked up from the hard cold floor and the gag was pulled roughly off. A man sat backward on a chair in front of him, he meant business.
The man produced a hand radio and put it in front of Beck's face.
"Call them off, tell your men to leave me and my business alone and I'll let you go , simple as that."
Beck stared plainly at his captor. "No." He answered defiantly.
The next thing Beck knew was the searing pain in his jaw as the man hit it with the radio. He's on the floor now and it's a free-for-all between the other guys in the room.
He tried to curl up to protect himself as much as possible but they're all around him, beating him from all sides.
The leader, standing at the doorway, gave a signal and they back away.
Beck took a breath and looked at him.
"Who are you?"
"I'm Jonah Prowse." He says and leaves the room, having said all he needed to.
Some of the guys take a couple more swings at him but soon get bored and leave. And Beck is left alone again.
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