“Sir,” Miss Ryu said hesitantly.
Hyong stirred and looked up from his console sleepily.
“The Supreme Leader–”
“–Yes,” he said. He waved and she retreated back to her desk.
The door closed. He pushed a button and said, “Supreme Leader.”
“Is there any progress, Doctor?”
Hyong’s search for the words took too long.
“I see,” said the Supreme Leader. “I am sending General Namgung to support your efforts.”
“Sir, I do not believe military–”
“Belief is irrelevant, Doctor.”
Hyong said, “Yes, sir,” through his teeth. The line went silent.
“Miss Ryu,” he said over the intercom, “you may go home.”