She handed me a pen and the forms. As I began to read, Virginia barked at me in a loud voice.
“Just sign them now, David. You will get a copy that you can read later. I am very busy.”
I was surprised at her outburst so I just signed the documents and handed them and the pen back to Crystal.
Virginia went back to her inner office as a grinning Crystal gathered up the papers I had just signed. I left the office and walked back to my apartment
That night I had second thoughts about what I had just signed. Other that being obligated for a year, I didn’t see any harm in signing them. Her term “other physical changes” suddenly hit me. Maybe that had something to do with what was happening to my body. What could they possibly be? I thought to myself. A pang of doubt punctured my thoughts. Perhaps I should have taken the opportunity to ask more questions. Well, what was done was done. At the least I was going to be here for another year, come what may as they say.
What was happening in the outside world was not going to affect me until that year was up at any rate. I couldn’t foresee anything bad happening to me until then.
I finished out the end of the month.