The team employed the use of Nightshade to get the information they wanted from their captive.
Lieutenant Geary watched from behind a two-way mirror. Audio pickups in the room made every word clear.
Chief Dobbins sliced the poisonous-looking fruit of a Nightshade plant. To the room he announced, “I’m putting on a second bare of gloves. I don’t dare risk any skin contact.” Carefully he pulped the Nightshade chunks into a beaker.
The captive squirmed in his bonds as Dobbins brought the beaker close to his face. “Each person tolerates different amounts of Nightshade before they die of bone-breaking convulsions,” said Dobbins. “How much will you take?”
The terrorist never dared risk it. He gave up the location of the kidnapped reporter immediately.
“Excellent work!” said Geary as Dobbins joined him in the observation room. He indicated the beaker of Nightshade still in the Chief’s hand. “That stuff is really that potent?”
“Oh yeah,” said Dobbins. “It’s good stuff.”
Absently, he took a sip.
“Oh my god!” exclaimed Geary. “You drank some!”
Dobbins shrugged. “Yeah.”
Geary pulled his own hair. “Are you insane?”
“Lieutenant,” drawled Dobbins. “Chill. There’s lots of plants in the Nightshade family…including Tomato.” He held the beaker out. “Fresh tomato juice?”
Nope. I am not pulling your leg. Tomatoes are a variety of Nightshade. “Deadly Nightshade” is the one to avoid. More info here: http://www.diagnosisdiet.com/nightshades/
This week at Mondays Finish the Story, the opening sentence is, “The team employed the use of Nightshade to get the information they wanted from their captive.” This is how I finished the story. How would you do it? Look here to see what other folks did: https://mondaysfinishthestory.wordpress.com/2015/08/03/mondays-finish-the-story-august-3rd-2015/