Story: Cause for Concern

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The Following Entry was originally posted in the Elusive Carmen Sandiego website on 15 April, 2009.
It was a collective work between myself, @Carmen, @Chase, and @Miss_Guided in an attempt to add depth to a story for ACME that is unique within the realms of this domain.

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Dr. Everard Weller had been with ACME since the beginning, when the agency was only a small private training facility. Back then, ACME was known as "A.C.M.E." an acronym that stood for "Academy for Combat Mission Enhancement". Today, it is simply ACME, with no dots in between the letters to force erase the notion that it ever stood for anything.

They worked closely with Interpol, MI-6, CIA; and on more occasions than Dr. Weller would like to admit, the former KGB.

As a new dawn visited modern day San Francisco, its light would cast upon only one side of the ACME compound. The bright happy side included the dorms, the academy, and the tall ACME building where agents live and train. Here, they receive all the basic skills they need to pursue a career in law enforcement, among other degrees.

This section had a "Chief" that overviewed things from recruitment to graduation. As time passed and Chiefs came and went, Dr. Weller recently decided that he would become Chief Weller, and aid agents more closely.

The shadow of the ACME building kept the other side of the compound shaded until well into evening hours. Here, the acronym part of ACME exists, and here was where Dr. Weller transferred the responsibility of command to another experienced colleague: Chase Devineaux.

Chase Devineaux once ran a part of the Academy, training field agents efficiently. His job now focused on training operatives, Agents who specialized in a few but useful skills rather than ones with an extremely wide range of abilities. They were titled, officiously, "Special Ops".

Often, Chase was out of the country in various ACME headquarters worldwide distributing and evaluating operatives. This was a tremendous job with highly sensitive international cases, some that began well into the pre-cold war era.

It was not all of Chase's activities that had Chief Weller concerned. The Chief was tolerant of many things, even turning a blind eye when Ivy clearly covered for Agent Devineaux the weeks he simply disappeared. Chief Weller came to suspect that something grander was amiss, but what was he to do?

While absolute trust between colleagues was expected, Chase was not required to report on everything.
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