Atonement with The Father 2

   What are you doing here, is all I can think to say.
   Yeah, is what she says. But what are you doing here?
   He sighs. The humans, he says, are mutating. Happens every time. Faster and faster of late. But we’re here now. Got it?
   No! I all but bellow. I can’t help the hysteria.
   No, he says. Well, we’ll help you along. He draws a revolver. Just keep calm.
   But I spoke to you, I say, grasping, looking down the barrel.
   You did?
   No, I say. No, your secretary. But I wanted to speak to you.
   When?
   Yesterday.
   He raises his eyebrows.
   Yeah, yesterday. You were, in a meeting, she said. In the capital. Yesterday. I’m babbling.
   He shrugs. Recenters his aim.
   This is not like you at all, I say.