Hauser sat by the beach watching the waves and taking a sip from the 7th mojito of the morning. Every so often seeing the FIB helicopters or the USAF jets passing by, but still able to take in the peace of the ocean. He looked around as families still gathered, kids playing in the water, building sand castles, listening to music. Life…normal everyday life…all around, but he knew it was a fleeting moment. Forces bent on the destruction or enslavement of this realm always at the doorstep.
Agent Evans had played his hand well. Hydra had to of spent years working their way into the US Gov’t. Which led to the question…How far did their influence go? Hauser was sure the answer wasn’t all the way to the top yet. the way Evans had spoken about the “evil” Supes had done. It was nothing but trumped up charges against them. No wonder the US would think they are extremely dangerous. Hauser had clashed with Hydra many times in the past…they had always been beaten before, but some where they got smart.
He took another sip. He had to try and figure out how to get Odessa free. her being charged with all this and imprisoned wasn’t good for her mental state. He knew she was on the edge and was so afraid of how she would be handling this…he was afraid this was going to end her forever. he couldn’t let that happen. Maria was gone…which meant she must of gotten his message. Shed prolly go to Oblivion…try to rally support or learn what she could do. He wished Lyla would have listened to his Text telling her to leave city hall as things started to pop off, but what did he expect. He had seen over the past week how no one listened.
Hauser tried to tell people to stay in the shadows. not be in public, realize the US had satellites, drones, ISR everywhere. To not meet in giant open areas with no cover, to not be toting heavy weapons 24/7. that the best way to gain the upper hand was to allow Evans to feel like he had control. To have to Govt loosen the grip and feel like every thing was under control. Instead he kept seeing reports of open insurrection against govt forces. Which how any one thought that wouldn’t lead to the military being deployed and things being 1000 times worse blew his mind. A lot of them…almost all…including his wife…now became a liability and if they wouldn’t listen, he wasn’t going to sit by and watch them get themselves killed or thrown in stasis…or tortured…he decided for now it best to work his angles alone…he would do what needed to be done to once again save them all. it would take time, but that is what needed to happen…Play the long game.
He relaxed in the chair and said “Lets talk Bek…”