“Reporting for duty”, Grace says standing before her sergeant’s desk.
“Good, please close the door”, he waits for the door to close, “I have received orders for you to shoot Trainee Alan.”
“Yes sir!”, Grace remains standing at attention.
“Sir, you have informed me that you have received orders. Are you ordering me to proceed with those orders?”
“Very well sir”, Grace turns her head slightly before looking back, “Permission to speak, sir?”
“Section 23a of the Knight Errant employee contract states that damaging company property is against the personal conduct policy. Said property is inclusive of all assets not limited to its equipment and employees. Is Trainee Alan, no longer an asset?”
“That is correct.”
“Very well sir. Gel, regular or APDS rounds?”
“Yes sir! Am I to wait until he hands in his company issued body armor to avoid damaging that company property or should I aim for the head?”
“Aim for the head.”
“Section 5 of the Cape Town Peacekeeping Manual states, that officers are only allowed to use deadly force when their life is in danger.”
“I don’t hear a question, Trainee.”
“Sorry sir, section 44b of the Knight Errant Security Manual states, that employees may use deadly force while on company grounds if under such orders. Are you ordering me to use deadly force?”
“Those are your orders.”
“Very well, last question sir. To confirm that I am following the correct course of action, may I please see the dismissal papers for Trainee Alan.”
The sergeant presses a button on his keyboard and the document appear on the screen behind him replacing the Knight Errant logo.
“Very well sir.”, Grace withdraws her Predator V ejects the gel rounds and inserts the clip of regular rounds from the desk. She then turns and starts towards the door.
“Belay those orders Trainee Hope. You just passed your procedures test. You are dismissed.”