Pt. 16 The New Recruit…..
[SHIELD IN HOUSE SURVEILLANCE FILES: 02222017]
Loc: NYC SAFEHOUSE Maddison/59th
Steve: So, Maggie, what brought you to the Resistance?
Peggy: This fight is everyone’s fight. I heard the call, and I answered it. I couldn’t let this country be dragged backwards after all the progress made over the last century. What made you join?
Steve: <thinks for a minute before typing> Because this isn’t the America I recognize, it’s not the America I fought for. I spent too long trying to protect the world to let a draft dodging coward tear it all down.
Peggy: Ah, so you’re a veteran? We have quite a few with us. When you get a chance, add @VoteVets to your follows. Very good resources. Just curious, what unit did you serve with?
Steve: The 107th Infantry Division
Peggy: Really? I was a liaison for them, but that seems a lifetime ago. Are they still called the Howling Commandos?
Steve: <laughs as he reads> Last I knew, but I haven’t been with them in a long time.
Peggy: Ah, what have you been up to since then?
Steve: I bounced around a couple of organizations after I got back, but now I’m just kind of on my own, looking for direction.
Peggy: Well, Grant, perhaps being part of the Resistance will help you with that. There’s quite the support network here, resources, tools, and networking is only part of it. I’m online quite often, if you ever have any questions or just need someone to talk to.
Steve: Sounds great, Maggie, thanks. I do have a question for you. You don’t have to answer if you don’t want to.
Peggy: <apprehensively looking at the computer screen, thinking> ‘Good Lord, please tell me he’s not going to attempt to flirt with me or ask for pictures like the last prospect.’ What did you want to ask me?
Steve: Your screen name. ‘MissUnionJack’ What’s that mean? I mean, if it’s personal, you don’t have to tell me.
Peggy: <breaths a sigh of relief and laughs> Oh, THAT, haha, it’s an old nickname from my time with the 107th.
Steve: <eyebrows raise as he reads> So, you’re British? Why would a Brit join an American Resistance?
Peggy: <Shakes her head and frowns as she types> This presidency will have a GLOBAL impact, it’s not solely an American problem! But if you MUST know, I moved to the US after I lost someone I loved. He loved this country dearly, and gave his life to defend it. It’s become my home now, and I’ll defend it just as he would!
Steve: <sighs, mumbling to himself> ‘Great, insult and upset her, good going Rogers. Pegs would say I still don’t know how to talk to women.’ I’m sorry, Maggie, I didn’t mean to pry.
Peggy: <calming down, collecting herself> It’s all right, I’m a bit tired. I don’t know what timezone you’re in, but it’s quite late here in NYC. Perhaps we will talk more tomorrow. I have more tools and resources I can connect you with, but I’m afraid I need some rest. Good Night Grant.
Steve: Good Night Maggie <smirks, thinking> ‘I don’t know what I expected when I got that note from Nat, but I certainly didn’t expect this. She’s a spitfire.’