So this is the 3rd instalment of Uniform. This section gives a bit more insight into Matthew’s job in the story.
Walking up to the secretary Matthew stated his name and was quickly ushered into his new office. He took a second to look around and found that the room seemed identical to the one that he had been interviewed in. A small wooden desk stood at the end of the room facing the door. There were two wooden chairs. One in front of the desk, and one behind it. No other features lay in the room apart from a computer on the desk for Matthew to categorise applicants in, and a water cooler against the far left corner of the room in case Matthew or one of the applicants grew thirsty. A few moments after Matthew had settled in the door opened to reveal Matthew’s boss Aaron. Aaron sauntered over to Matthew’s desk and took the seat usually filled by applicants.
“So Matthew, I would like to personally welcome you to the conscription bureau. Your training went spectacularly and your results in the entrance exams give me great confidence that you will succeed in this job. However, before you start working I would still like to tell you a few ground rules of the job. First, always be in uniform, second, don’t come late, and finally, don’t waste your time with 1-stars, give those jobs to more deserving people.”
The last rule confused Matthew but he nodded nonetheless, eager to start working. With a smile, Aaron got up and left the office wishing Matthew luck as he left.
A few minutes after Aaron had left, the secretary that was in the lobby earlier walked into the room, followed by the 1-star who had gotten off the bus behind Matthew. Confused, he looked at the woman who shrugged at him almost casually, but the look she gave Matthew had a clear message: Get rid of him.
There you have it! Section 3 is posted. I hope you like it. In the next section the 1-star citizen is revealed and Matthew learns that he may not know the world he lives in as well as he previously thought.