Across The Border

This is the first day, the first for many more lifetimes.  Today you will learn firsthand how human traffickers smuggler human beings across our borders, to be sold as slaves to the underworld.  We are going to take a little field trip, so pack your bags and we’ll be off.

Okay, ladies and gentlemen, we have now landed in Quebec, Canada.  I want everyone to hand over their passports.  You are going to learn not as an FBI Agent, but as a smuggler.  You are being paired with another classmate, and you are going to get yourselves safely over the border.  The first team that wins, gets first choice, for the field offices that you all are now coveting.

Wonderful!  Now here we are, stranded in Canada.  How are we going to sneak back across the border, when a passport is required to cross the border from Canada to the US?  

After giving this much thought, I will be an agent and you will be my prisoner.  We get to Customs, and I tell them I am an FBI Officer and you are under my custody.  I lost my ID when you struggled to break away from me and tried to get away.

Now I am nervous.  We are going to become criminals and be stuck in this country forever.  So the Customs officer just blew us off, told us to get out of his airport.  Plan failed.  Now it is time for a new plan, a better plan.  We have to get across the border!  I don’t want to have spent all these months in training, only to lose it like a common criminal. 

We are going to try to sneak over the border, in a less patrolled area, into Vermont, steal a car and drive back to New York.  So a friend of mine drives us up to an abandoned campground which run along the border.  We will simply cross during the night, through those woods, in a foot of snow, but we are going to get across.

Now it is dark, and safer to attempt to get across.  But slogging through all that snow, slows us down and we are freezing to death in this weather.  There is an empty cabin up apiece, and we can stay there, get warm and head home in the morning.

The plan has worked!  We actually got across the border from Canada to the US, illegally and without our passports.  But look!  There are many fellow classmates who have already gotten themselves across, without getting caught and ending up in jail until they could call and get someone from the FBI to come and get us.

This is still a success story.  We all graduate, on time, as a group, having been trained by many FBI Special Agents that are the best that the US has ever had.

This post was a story, written for the Taboo Word Challenge – 9/23/16


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