No word from Jackson over the weekend. I don't know what he's up to, but I hope he's ok. His last phonecall really worries me. Not so much because I think he has some sort of super-secret agent after him, but because he is liable to hurt himself somehow. I did, however, get a note in my mailbox from Gabrielle. It was pretty short, but it got to the point quickly.
Patrick. You're working, that's good. This is a useful angle. Work faster. We aren't paying you to sit around. -Gabrielle
Can't you just feel the love? I'm so glad she approves of my methods, but I wonder why she and her associates want me to do this. Wouldn't it be easier if they just did it themselves?
Easier, perhaps...but obviously it's not as easily traceable to Gabrielle and friends, if you're doing it. Hey, YOU don't even know who she represents. She may represent someone whose competitive and/or economic interests may be directly affected by this project, now and in the future. And they might not want their involvement in monitoring this thing known and directly attributable. As long as you're the point man, it isn't.
That isn't to say you shouldn't do it, of course. Just because your bankrollers may have their own interests at stake, doesn't mean you shouldn't continue on. Lots of people end up supporting positive things for other than pure motives. This looks like one of those cases.