What happened to Diana between 1918 and 1984? Installment #27
As the summer of 1920 began, Diana and friends were back in London. Reports had been given. Diana was pleased. VanderBeck WAS revealed to be a threat, and was now a fugitive. He no longer had the Sunsword. And no one would have it again. They knew that VanderBeck’s atom bomb did not exist. At least not yet. Dr Maru’s anti-Wonder Woman drug hadn’t worked. And most important, no one died. Col. Darnell had conveyed the team’s report to Gen. Haig, and he, on the other hand, was not pleased. VanderBeck and Maru had not been captured, they had to spend money on Etta’s two-day hospital stay, and Haig felt that Diana should have brought the Sunsword back for study. And they DIDN’T retrieve the atom bomb plans. Diana didn’t hear much from Darnell about Haig’s reaction. Darnell knew that it wouldn’t take much to keep her loyal to England. He trusted her, and knew that if they just appealed to her sense of good, she would do the right thing if she could. Haig continued to alienate Diana, and Darnell HAD to be in between that. For his part, he told her the mission was a success. They DID have more intel now on VanderBeck and Maru, and it seemed now that Maru had to start again from scratch. Meanwhile, Diana had thoughts of her own. Maru prepared that drug specifically for her......VanderBeck knew they were coming all along. And only a few people knew about the mission. It was troubling. Just as she was finally considering London home. And what of Etta’s permanently frayed vocal cords. Diana had an idea about that. But wasn’t sure if it was a GOOD idea..........