M.B.D. – Episode 10

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“Well, if you think of anything else, please give us a call. Yes, thank you.”

Tom hung up the phone. “Another dead end.” The day had been spent following leads and calling the owners of the cars that had been on the street when the first explosion happened.

“That’s everyone on the list isn’t it?” Freddie shuffled the papers in front of him and looked at the list of names. All of them had a check mark next to them.

“Yeah, that’s everyone.”

“About as I expected. No one saw anything out of the ordinary. I think it is time to try some alternative methods.” Tom got up from his desk, straightening the papers. “I’ll be in my study.”

Tom retreated to his study. It was more of a combination of office space, Zen Dojo, and entertainment room. It had a small kitchen space, a smaller desk, an even smaller refrigerator, a television and easy chair, and a large space with a punching bag and floor mats.

Earlier in life, Tom had trained with an elite military division that tried to expand the human potential. They practiced exercises to increase the physical vitality, as well as open their minds to insights not available to others. They sought to truly become ‘all they could be.’

Once inside his study, Tom changed into a judo ki and spent half an hour working out, exercising his muscles, toning his body and increasing his blood flow. He put a pot of water on to boil, then kneeled on the floor mat to run through several breathing exercises to focus his mind. When he finished that he got up and made a cup of tea.

Taking the tea to the easy chair, he grabbed the remote. He stirred the tea three times clockwise and took a sip. “Focus the mind, let intuition guide me to the answer.” For the final step he settled into the easy chair and turned on the television. The news was on.

“Another explosion has happened, this time in a local park, during a friendly game of football….”

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