Crumbling Nation - Chapter One - Crumbling NationChapter One - Crumbling Nation"Another one's been killed.""Really?""Yeah, just saw it."There was a long pause, and the woman leant back in her chair, the mechanical pencil tumbling through her thin, dexterous fingers, not even catching in the thin stone-grey fur that covered her body. She tossed the mechanical pencil to the desk, the purple plastic clattering against the smooth mahogany. "See who did it?" she asked after a yawn, voice tuneful, though tired and worn."Nope, sorry." The man groaned, tossing his pinstriped trilby down on the coffee table as he took his seat heavily in the steel and oak chair. "It was just a flash of light and a cloud of ash." his voice dragged across the ears like sandpaper, hardly dulled by the thick red stubble surrounding his scarred mouth."They've moved up to MEGs?" The Woman guessed, tossing the wild mane of purple hair from her eyes as she rotated around in the black office chair."Bingo." The man hissed, rubbing at his tired brown eyes.