Undercover Boss

by Martin Baena

Characters: two security guards

Setting: A guard tower. Night.

A: Do you suppose when the king took on…

B: Sorry?

A: When the King…

B: Which?

A: Henry.

B: Ah, yes.

A: Do you suppose when he took on his disguise and walked about his men on the eve of battle…

B: Yes?

A: Do you suppose they knew it was him?

B: I don’t know.

A: How good could his disguise have been? He’s a King after all not some thief.

B: Hm

A: Not some actor. Make-up is not his trade.

B: Uh-huh, uh-huh.

A: And if they knew…

B: It was dark.

A: Even so.

B: It was on the eve of battle.

A: They were sitting in the dark were they? Completely in the dark?

B: Maybe by the fire.

A: …and if they knew – yes? – if they knew do you think they played dumb. Y’know? To let him have this moment. Amongst the common man.

B: To deny him that…

A: Yes…

B:… would’ve have been the bigger sin.

A: Yes. Yes, my thoughts exactly. Yes.

B: Hm

A: That’s… that’s a fair point.

B: Hm

A: (turns, looks about) You won’t tell the others will you?

B: No, sir.

A: Bless you.


This work by Martin Baena is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.


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