A few days later, Wang received a call on his cell phone from Sean.
“I just wanted to update you on the situation before I say goodbye,” Sean said.
“Is Chen under arrest?” asked Wang.
“No,” answered Sean. “You don’t realize what you and Chen did. You two are heroes. Tian had the names of several people from the Tiananmen Square Insurrection. Dong was the first. You would’ve been next. You saved a lot of lives when you killed her.”
“But he gave up Dong. Isn’t that murder?” asked Wang.
“Well, not exactly,” answered Sean. “The MSS wanted to turn Chen to the dark side.”
“The dark side?” asked Wang.
“Sorry - CIA humor. The MSS has known about Dong for many years. They really wanted to use Chen to find all the other insurrectionists. Dong was just a test to see if Chen could actually give up one of his friends. Dong’s murder could even be used as more leverage to get him to work for them. The MSS wanted to use your web site to track down all the leaders.”
“So what’ll happen to Chen?” asked Wang.
“He is going to be work for us for a while,” answered Sean.
“Back in China?”
“I can’t say, but you probably won’t see him for a long time.”
“By the way, I’ve decided to change my name, and relocate, so the MSS can’t find me.”
“Good idea,” said Sean. “Can I give you a word of advice?”
“Yes, of course,” said Wang.
“I would avoid names that sound like male genitalia.”
“What do you mean?” asked Wang.
“You know, like Wang, Dong, and Dork.”
“I suppose Dick is out too?” said Wang as they both laughed.