Prelude 7

Aaron sat in the board meeting, hating every second of it. Daniel had made some crude joke and everyone laughed just a bit too loudly. False brown-nosers, the lot of them, and he despised them. His down to earth honesty did not serve him well in this corporate stratosphere. He was a simple man, not made for politics. He was a brilliant engineer and had worked hard to get this far, but he felt he'd been promoted to his level of incompetence.

He wasn't coping and knew it.