A meeting took place in the Foreign Secretary's Office. Only the Foreign Secretary, Ros and Julia were present. Ros was arguing for her return to full agent status. The others were stalling on the grounds of costs and the amount of administrative work it would require. Evidently, there were other concerns too:
"You see, Miss Wingfield-Straker…" the Minister was saying "…we've never had a field agent who… well… who is an… er…"
"Amputee?" Ros said. "You can say it, Foreign Secretary. It's not an offensive term" Ros said. "Anyway, why did you bring me back if you didn't think I was up to the job?" Ros was sitting so as not to put too much weight on her aching ankle, and also so she didn't noticeably limp in front of the Foreign Secretary.
The other two blustered, so Ros went on.
"You must have known before you called me back that a field agent would most likely have to be inserted into this organisation"