The office was painted in pastel colours, clean and concise, decorated with Monet prints, not put up through an obligation but a genuine liking of Claude Monet, she’d visited his work in the Louvre on several Worldlines.Subject: Leave Request
From: Infinity Investigations Division Human Resources.
Requester: Agent Caleb Black
Additional Notes: Agent Black has requested a leave request and flight to Melbourne, Australia, also requested.
Doctor Glenda Anthrem watched as Agent Black almost robotically stood, from an equally mechanical sitting position, as usual his responses had been monosyllabic, however on a positive note they had displayed a slightly greater degree of emotion than previous sessions.
Black had stopped off prior to heading out to Australia, an agent who quite literally lived for his job, without little to nothing beyond it, his wages largely deposited within Infinity shares and trusts, the corporation merely deducted travel costs from these funds are a vastly reduced rate, after all they made a healthy level of interest on money that rarely moved..
After what was termed the event, Black was required to undergo regular, short evaluations and boy was he a tough nut to crack, a series of psychs hadn’t even dented his exterior, in the end he’d been referred to her.
The difficulty with Black was his psychic powers and the potent mental shields he possessed, shields that provided him with significant, if not monumental resistance to phsycological assessment. In short if he didn't want you to find out anything about him you weren't, and the other troubling factor was that he seemed to be further developing his own inner mental control.
Glenda’s ace in the sleeve was that she was also an Empath, able to supplement her reading of patients with a feeling, even then it was tough going with him, which was why a slight tremor of positive reaction was a big thing.
Exasperated by the slow if not almost nonexistent progress she’d recommended that his usual solitary mission status was unhealthy, that Black needed to be paired with other agents, placed into a mentoring status, one of responsibility which would force him to open up slightly.
The reports she’d heard had been encouraging of Black engaging with several members of the erstwhile team that had assembled around him.
Not that the glacial exterior she’d encountered in this assessment had shown her much sign of engagement, but small emotional responses were enough at this stage.