The foiled kidnapping attempt in Morocco left Martin rattled. His rescuer, Yeshaya, led him down an alley to a tiny restaurant.
Sipping tea Martin said, “Why is the Mossad watching over me?”
Yeshaya said, “The CIA asked us to help. Boeing engineers fetch a sizable ransom these days.”
“How did you know where I’d be?”
“We’re the Mossad! We know everything.”
“You’re favorite color is green. Your favorite food is Shawarma.”
“Ha! Never had it.”
Yeshaya just smiled knowingly.
Their food arrived and Martin tasted his first Shawarma.
Martin looked shocked, “How? Shawarma really is my favorite!”
Written for the Friday Fictioneers: https://rochellewisoff.com/2017/06/28/30-june-2017/
This story is for amusement only. It is not intended as a commentary on Morocco. As a gateway between the Middle-east and Europe, I think I can safely say most intelligence services and their enemies operate there. As of late, London could hardly be any safer than Morocco!
Mossad: Israeli intelligence service, similar to the CIA.
Boeing Defense, Space & Security: One of the world’s largest military contractors. They build the F-18 Super Hornet among many other systems. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_Defense,_Space_%26_Security
Shawarma: Grilled, spiced meat roasted on a rotisserie. Often served in bread like pita or lavash with greens, tomatoes, and sauces. Warning: Eaters of Shawarma are prone to frequent cravings!