Doug was sitting in his office drinking his warm coco. The middle aged man turned his neck to get the pains out of it and ready for the day of work. A tap on the door was heard and Daniel and Sonia came inside.

“Come in I’ve only arrived at work today. I heard about your tales with Jack. You went to a farm with him?”

“Yes we saw a dead body with limp body parts. I didn’t have a great time having lunch after that with Jack. You called us here for a reason. What’s going on with you lately?”

Doug smiled and leaned back in his chair,”I want some help breaking into a government department section,” he asked the pair.

” You like us to do what?” Daniel asked sitting down as Sonia closed the door to his office shut.

“I know this is the type I expect you to ask me but with recent events in my life I am prepared to believe that maybe some strange things are out there in this world. But don’t think I’m going to believe in every green little alien story you come up with,”

“Why do you want us to help you break into this department?” Sonia asked.

Doug leaned in from his chair and covered his face thinking of how stupid his idea it was, “I went to one of those dinners that I get invited to and looked inside of the rooms when I thought I saw someone at the door. There I noticed there were photos that I was working on but there were different to mine. My work has been photoshopped before been giving to my team. So I want to go in and take copies of them. I just want to know why my work was edited before I given them.”

“Well they are likely to be hiding something if they have edited heir work. Why do you want to do this?” Daniel asked wondering. Doug wasn’t he type of character to be thinking of this or planning a break in.

“Due to recent events and and my encounters with the men in Black I’ve become a little more cautious about my own security. I just wanna make sure that nothing is going to happen to me again. Don’t tell Susan that I’m planning this she will not be very happy with me at all.” Doug told the pair.

“I can come with you to this break in plan of yours. We just need to make sure that we are safe about it and we do know the men in Black are watching us from time to time so when do you want to do this?”

“Can we try tonight I can just say to Susan I’m going out with you and Sonia somewhere I think she might believe that. The security to the department section is not that bad I do have some clearances to it but there are just a couple areas that I don’t have access to but I think we should be able to work that one out. ” Doug suggested.

“Daniel and I can help you for the necessary work. My suggestion would be to not tell anyone in your workplace about this and as soon as we take photocopies of it we might have a look around the place and see what else is there. What was that thing that you thought you saw at the door?” Sonia asked.

I thought I saw something at the door way with a hand or someone moving the door open or closed. It was hard to notice but it was something I can’t quite recall at the moment.”

The three of decided to go later in the night to find out what the photos contained and find out anything else.

 

Doug and  Sonia waited for Daniel to come out of the car later that night outside the department building. Doug adjusted his coat as it was a cold night and stepped up to the front doors and looked around for a security card in his pocket. He popped out and swiped the door as it opened up slowly for the three to sneak inside. It was quite strange that the room was quiet and that it seemed a little too easy for them to get inside. They looked around the area where the dinner was taken place where Doug was before.  He noticed the stairs that they came upstairs to the rooms. Doug and Daniel went up upstairs with Sonia stayed in the dinner room to make sure that no one was around the climbed up the stairs and turn the corner and Doug pointed to the second room on the right where he saw the mysterious hand on the door or on the door itself.

“Let’s go inside there and see where those photos are. I just hope they haven’t moved which would take this longer to find them,” Doug whispered to Daniel.

The two sneaked into the room and scanned the area. Doug went up to the office section of the room where he saw the drawers and looked around on the table to see if the photos were there. He looked under the desk where he saw some of the photos where he remembered from earlier.

“Come look at these photos Daniel. We will make copies here with the portable scanner I have in my bag here,” replied Doug.

Doug took out the scanner and started scanning photos as Daniel looked at some of the Photos himself next to the desk.

“There are too many photos here to look at and analyse. We will have to scanned them and then take them back to my house to check which ones are important and which ones are not. Let’s just make sure we can get this done quickly.” Daniel answered back.

There was noise at the door and both men turned away quickly and rushed behind the desk. A figure came inside and they were caught out.

“I never thought that you Doug would do such a thing but I expect you here to be the first one to break in here,” said the figure to the pair.

Doug knew the person, “Trevor, what are you doing here?”

“I was here doing some paperwork in the other rooms and I had some noises and discovered you here too. What are you two doing here? Are you looking for the photos.” Trevor asked.

“I am trying to find out why these originals are not the ones that I get at my department. I want to know why this is happening this is part of my work and I want to know why Trevor. Do you know more than what you’re telling us?  Why, why are you here?” Doug asked.

“For starters Doug do you even understand why you have been invited to these dinner parties? Why you have been coming to these parties since your promotion more often than before. I think you don’t know why you been coming to the parties. I think it’s important for you to know,” Trevor replied.

 

Daniel was curious about the dinner parties and anted to know too, “Do tell us Trevor. I would to know too.”

“Daniel you would be the last person to even be included in these dinner parties. These dinner parties are part of the outer circle. There are two circles where these these departments come together and you are being slowly invited to come into the circle. The circles is a part of the discussions about UFO and aliens. There is some people you can trust and others that you can’t,” Trevor explained.

“Why am I being invited into and what get I get from it?” Doug asked.

“Being part of the the outer circle allows you information that is not made public. Not even to your own department Doug. The importance of this is this circle means that you are protected from the inner circle the true inner circle that hides information to the public about UFO’s and aliens,” Trevor explained further.

“Why would Doug want to be be part of the outer circle and what is the threat from the inner circle. Can you confirm or deny that aliens are real and existing on this planet?” Daniel asked.

“I only hear stories about alien contacts Daniel so I can’t really confirm anything about that. With the protection would be from the men in Black. I heard rumours that you two have had contact with them. Especially that you’re hanging around with Daniel doing all this investigation work. My advice to you from someone with in the outer circle would be to join up and get that protection from the men in black. This protection would also cover your wife Susan. Think of her, think of her and some of the dangers of you are putting her in,” replied Trevor.

“Why are you helping us?” Asked Doug looking down at the photos.

“You’re a good man Doug. I’m part of the outer circle for protection and once upon a time I did investigate into alien contacts.  But as you know Daniel this is a dangerous job and I have a family to look after and I can’t afford to do that any more. I can help you on your way with your investigations but you you need to be more careful. Remember that.”

“The scanning is nearly complete. I have one more to do. What do I have to in order to join the outer circle? ” Doug asked.

“Your public contacts with Daniel will have to stop. You can see friends of his but you have to do it in secret. Phone calls will be traced. I learnt that the hard way. If you get caught, you will be removed from the outer circle and you will disappear.i mean really disappear from everyone.”

Daniel got a txt message from Sonia from his phone as he check it “Incoming: Men in Black. Hidden myself outside in the car. get out!”

He looked up to Doug and Trevor,  “Men in black are in the building. We have to go now,”

“I can’t be seen with you two. We will go out the back of the building through one of the side doors,” Trevor replied.

As Doug was looking through the room for anything to take as clues Daniel heard a voice from somewhere, “Take the papers in the corner on the chair.”

“Who told me to take papers in the corner on the chair? Daniel asked.

“No one said that,” Doug answered busily in the room.

“Someone said that to me but what was that?” Daniel answered walking over and seeing some papers on the chair. He grabbed them as the three of them took off and entered the room as they glared off the men in black heading into the room they were in. They stood behind the door to hide from them. There could hear voice from them.

“It must have been them,” Trevor suggested on the voice.

“No this voice was younger,” replied Daniel.

Doug’s face froze as it was the same two figures that visited him at his office. They looked around the room scanning for anything and looking for something. The alien man in black turned around and looked at the human figure.

“He is not here. He must’ve disappeared again. It is becoming difficult to find this person,” he told him.

“He is appearing more often. He will reveal himself when the time comes. I know it I can feel it in my bones. He must be found and dealt with. Before anyone else finds him, he will be stopped and he will disappear. Come with me back outside for he is long gone now. He would have noticed that you were coming. He would have sensed you,” answered the human man in black.

The men in black exited the room and headed down the stairs. Trevor pointed to outside the room and Daniel and Doug followed them out towards a fire exit where they down the stairs saw the side doors.

“Be more careful next time you two. I might see you again in another dinner party. There is one next month and that’s when they might invite you into the other circle. Good luck with your investigation Daniel,” said Trevor as he parted ways with them.

Doug saw the car with Sonia inside on the corner of the street in the distance,   “We should check out those papers that we found and those photos to. This could take a while.”

“I agree. We’ll work on this during the night. Let’s go and find Sonia and fill her in,” replied Daniel.

They sped walked over the street to arrived to go to Daniel’s house to discover what they found.