Title: Oasis - Ch. 15/??
Character: Major Edward Beck
Prompt: Table 1, #79 - Justice
Warnings : Spoilers for pretty much everything that's ever happened in the series may lie within.
Word count: 457
Disclaimer/Claimer: I do not own nor am I affiliated with Jericho or CBS or any of the other PTB in relation to the show (although if anybody has a Major Beck just kickin' around with nothing to do...send him my way!). No infringement is intended. I'm just taking the characters out to play, and will do my best to show them a very, VERY good time. ;)
A/N1: Words in red are Beck's thoughts as he's writing; not what was actually sent.
July 18, 2007
I'm glad to hear you're feeling better and recovering steadily from your wounds. I know you're anxious to get back into the fray, and to go where you can make a difference in this conflict. Personally, we have yet to meet the enemy. In fact, we have yet to meet any resistance whatsoever. I'm not certain if that's comforting, or frightening. I certainly won't hesitate to call on you when I have a need. You and Jake both.
But you've asked a favour of me.
If all we have is a name like that, we'll never find him. The fact that he wrote the report that detailed the Attacks doesn't really mean much; that could have been done by anybody in a management position in J&R. But we do know he is extremely influential in J&R. He helped you destroy Goetz. He knew how to find me; he knew how to contact you. That means he has access to, and influence with, people with power and the people who knew about you, your operation and confidential information regarding that operation. All of those pieces should help to narrow the field somewhat.
Do we have anybody in J&R who would be willing to work with us to discover his identity? The J&R employees were evacuated from Jericho before I left; while I have no love for the company, the employees were civilians and needed to be protected. I have yet to find any J&R representatives in New Mexico, but I have been mostly in the remote parts of the state, securing or destroying roads in an effort to secure the state for Texas. Your laptop was in my office when I left; Clark should have given it back to you by now. Somebody needs to hack into the J&R database for a list of high level employees. I can give you some names, but most of them are just names to me – I've never met them, and my knowledge of their role and level of importance is relatively slim. I'm sending you what information I have – for what its worth.
I'll ask my fellow army officers to see if they have additional information. When we do start to encounter the ASA and J&R, I'll see what data I can acquire, and what assets I can seize for you. I will also ensure that whatever I find gets to you (even if I have to go outside the chain of command to do it).
If there's any justice in the world, we'll not only defeat the ASA, put J&R out of business and kick some Ravenwood ass, but we'll also get John Smith – whoever he may be - to answer for his crimes, too.