… screamed the headline in front of him. It had been a long hiatus. He was itching to get back; a vacation is often invigorating, but a long one and that too at an alien place was driving him nuts. It was not as if he did not deserve it, he had earned it. After all it was not daily that you landed such a huge project, and polished it off with such panache that the people could not help but appreciate the details you took care of.
He had toiled hard; he knew a proper design was the key to unlock all major hindrances. He spent many nights just designing it; once the design was complete prototyping set in. he could not afford any bugs in the actual implementation, so he kept on testing. His design had been good; there were only a few minor bugs. He wanted to get on to the implementation but he knew that prior to that he needed a proper release route, he needed to be prepared for all contingencies. Having taken care of everything there was never a doubt that the execution would be a success. He had always used a pseudonym; he loved the power of anonymity. That project earned him worldwide recognition, and media went agog, every newspaper, every website had the headline “Who is he?” while he was busy reaping the riches of his hard work.
A pop-up at the lower right corner signaled a new mail and an intrusion into his thoughts; he hoped it was a mail regarding work, and it was, although he wished the sender had not used such explicit words – “Photograph attached, details of daily schedule also attached. Hope to have him assassinated within 15 days, amount not a concern“