CIA Agent Warfield sat on a bench alongside another of St. Petersburg’s beautiful churches. Beside him, new agent Barnes fidgeted.
“Where is agent Privideniye coming out?” said Barnes.
“I don’t see a door there.”
Warfield turned a page of his newspaper. “Not to worry.”
Moments later a middle-aged man walked through the wall of the church. As he passed the pair Privideniye murmured, “They made the switch. It’s transferring to Khabarovsk.”
Warfield just nodded. Barnes stared aghast and hissed, “He walked through a wall!”
“When in Russia, we bring our A-game. Privideniye has unusual skills.”
“Is he a mutant?”
“Manipulates quantum fields?”
“Hardly. He’s worked for American intelligence for almost 100 years.”
“We had age-defying drugs way back then? Hmm. Guess he disagreed with the October Revolution of 1917.”
“You could say that,” murmured Warfield. “He died defending the Tsars in 1917.”
Written for What Pegman Saw: https://whatpegmansaw.com/2017/09/16/st-petersburg-russia/
The October Revolution was the Communist takeover of Russia in October 1917:
Privideniye: One of the Russian words for “Ghost.”