Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Turned


At the heart of much speculative fiction (and fiction in general) is a question. What if? On Tuesdays I like to throw one out there and see what you make of it. Do with it as you please. If a for-instance is not specified, feel free to interpret that instance as you wish. And if you find this becomes a novel-length answer, I'd appreciate a thank you in the acknowledgements ;)

For today's question, I'm positing a scenario. You've been rescued from certain death by a group that's at war (literally or figuratively) with your "family". (That family can be the one you were born into or the one that you've gathered around you.)

What if the group that saved you now expects you to do their bidding? Do you? Or do you find a way to become a double agent?

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  1. I'm not really a bidder.
    Thank you and a handshake suffice.

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    1. But they really did you a service.

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  2. Is there an option to trying to end the war? I'd chose that if it was possible to do.

    betty

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  3. Nope! I'd do my own thing. That is how I roll!

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  4. I certainly wouldn't. They should be saving someone's life because it's the right thing to do, not because they want a favor. If they expect one, that's their problem.

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  5. Thanks is due, but blind obedience is not.

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    1. Even if they didn't have to help you?

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  7. I'd try to find some way to escape. Being rescued only to be their slave isn't really being saved.

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  8. No. I would thank them but explain that this is it.

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  9. Oh my....my brain can't work like that! haha....I would have to thank them but tell them that it was not my choice that they save me and I will not do anything for them...course then they pull out a gun and shoot me!!

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  10. Oh my. I would try to become a double agent, but I have a feeling that this scenario, in real life, would never end well. You owe your enemies but...that would pull me apart. Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

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    1. Ah yes. But the scenario that prompted the question used androids, so we don't really have to ponder "real life"...

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  11. I'd be a double agent. You've got to stay true to yourself :)

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  12. That's a tough call no doubt about it. Not sure which way I'd go until it actually happens. Greetings!

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  13. I'd have to be a double agent unless they would be okay with me not helping them.

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    1. In this case, it would be hard to turn them down.

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  14. LOL well seeing as I'm not all that attached to most of my family I might just stay. Sounds like a great start up for a naughty forbidden romance :D

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  15. I would turn and help them but then will go back and report to my gang as well :)

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  16. Greetings from the UK. A difficult decision to make? I don't like fighting.

    Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

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