Drinking With The Enemy single work   short story   science fiction  
Issue Details: First known date: 2003 2003
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'Jason and Benny are now being seen together in public again, and Ms Jones invites them to dinner at her apartment with her and Moskof. After a few drinks, the conversation begins to get looser, and Benny has to guard her tongue carefully so as not to give away any of her secrets. However, the time slips away from them, and the curfew bell sounds before she and Jason can leave. As the night drags on and more drinks are consumed, the conversation becomes uglier; Moskof needles Jason about changing sides to save his own skin, and Jason, irritated, needles him in turn about his interrogation techniques. Angered at being called a war criminal, Moskof calls Jason on one of his more treasonable statements and threatens to have him shot unless he gives up one of his secrets. Benny fears that Jason is going to turn in Peter to save himself, but instead he gives away a lesser secret, the location of a hidden stash of wine that he's been selling on the black market to fund his private parties. Jason and Ms Jones pass out, and Benny tries to get through to Moskof and convince him that the Axis way is not the only way to live. He passes out before she knows whether she's getting through to him, and she takes the opportunity to steal and copy his all-access security pass. Ms Jones wakes and takes Moskof to her room to sleep it off, and Jason also wakes and promises that he'll take Peter from the Gemayal brothers and keep him safe in one of his own facilities. The next morning, Moskof and Jason apologise to each other for the harsh words of the night before, and part, apparently as friends -- or as close as they can get during wartime.'

Source: drwhoguide.com (http://www.drwhoguide.com/bs_n08.htm). Sighted: 19/5/11

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    y Life During Wartime : A Short-Story Anthology Paul Cornell (editor), Maidenhead : Big Finish Productions , 2003 Z1780188 2003 anthology short story science fiction

    'The Braxiatel Collection has been occupied by the Fifth Axis. This shouldn't have happened: Brax picked this place to be safe, and surely he knows the history of time and space?

    Bernice and her friends find themselves living under a military government. Bev joins the resistance. Adrian is thrown into a prison camp for aliens. Jason finds a comfortable little niche for himself in the new administration. Bernice's half-human son, Peter, is now under threat every minute of every day.

    Bernice finds herself caught in the middle of the occupation, her old friends, and her desperate need to protect her child.'

    Source: Big Finish website (http://www.bigfinish.com/Bernice-Summerfield-Life-During-Wartime). Sighted: 19/5/11

    Maidenhead : Big Finish Productions , 2003
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