The team employed the use of Nightshade to get the information they wanted from their captive.

The room was empty save for a single chair the captive was tied to at the center of the room under the low-hanging ceiling lamp that swung whenever the interrogators yelled. 

“I’m an American citizen,” the captive wailed. “For God’s sake, show some humanity!”

“You’re a terrorist,” Colonel Wright said. “We have the evidence! You lived in Iraq for six years.”

“I was visiting family!”

“You follow known ISIS members on Twitter.”

“Research for my Thesis!”

“And what about the Facebook picture from October 2014 of you holding an AK47 and wearing a turban around your face?”

“A very bad Halloween costume. You’ve got to believe me. I haven’t killed anyone!”

“Hold his chair back, men,” the colonel directed. They kicked the chair to the floor. One officer held the captive’s head still, the other shoved the funnel into his mouth, and the colonel poured the nightshade potion down.

word count: 149


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