An Important Decision

She looked at the papers in her hand, and frowned, much in the same way she did when she couldn’t fully remember something, or when she was trying to recall some distant visitor’s name. However, this frown was over something much more vital: war. She always felt a certain distaste over the words she had to speak, but these were different. If she spoke these words, she would be going against everything she truly believed in.
She stood up, taking her time as she had to. Going into her bathroom, she saw her face on the more the adequately sized mirror that was hung there. She had done everything asked of her, and more. Her tongue had been bitten, her reputation dashed, and her family insulted, but never had she had her morals compromised in such a way before. The voice in the back of her head spoke the words that came too often; but what choice is there? Another voice spoke up, with equally thought words that she always suppressed; this time there could be.
She loosed the water from its metal prison, and let it run over her hands. Yes, what about this time? The repercussions would be huge, that was clear. She knew also, however, that she was not alone in her views, and she would not be fighting a one-man cause. She could issue a plea to boycott the plans, but would it be worth sacrificing what she potentially could be?
She stopped the water running. The clock in the sitting room ticked. It ticked with an echo of inevitable, unforgiving time. God knew that she had been its victim, and there was only so much more time in which she could make a decision like this. There was a small knock at her door, and her reply, it opened. In a flight of fancy, she half imagined the visitor to be Death himself, come gauntly for her, acknowledging her beck out of a wry false respect, as so many seemed to. The butler told her it was time. She pushed her hands down her plain, yet dignified dress, and told him that she would be right out. He obeyed her, one of the few people that did anymore.
She decided that she had to follow her instinct, and not the paper that had been placed in front of her. There would be many a suited man unpleased with her remarks, and yet maybe, the people who mattered would agree. And that was good enough for her.
She went into the next room, and stood in front of the camera. Eventually after fuss the red light came on, and unscripted, the Queen spoke.
“I have an important message for you all. The papers in front of me dictate a statement of support, and it is the one you expect me to read. I am completely opposed to all the words within it. Allow me to elaborate.”

An Important Decision

Danny Pegg

Joined December 2007

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For “In The Moment”…. this is one important moment, where the mould is broken.

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