Catherine was awakened by her secure phone’s soft ringing. She looked at the clock on the nightstand seeing 3:00 am. The voice on the other end said only one word “lightning”. Cat went into her secure study to access her computer. The website came up after the correct codes were inputted. The Secretary of State logo came up on the screen. She read for a short time and then logged off of the site. Cat opened her safe secured in the wall which was covered with an abstract print. She opened the safe with her eye recognition and thumbprint. Cat removed the secure radio and began the process of going through the list to make her contacts.
Catherine dressed and headed to the office. She was the undersecretary of State having held the position through two administrations one Republican and the other Democrat. She greeted her staff and then gave all their assignments to gather the information that would be needed to present to the Secretary of State. The new Secretary was a true politician which worked out very well for Cat. He the honorable John Duncan Rice from the great state of Louisiana who would not have a clue what was going on or how to manage the aftermath. JD as he liked to be called by his friends but not by his workers.
Before the end of the day JD will have had a fatal accident on the way home leaving Catherine as the temp Secretary of State. The planning for this day would go down in history as the day that the true government of the United States would emerge. The government that was formed by real founding fathers The Unity Templers, they were there to make sure that everything went as planned in the beginning. Cat thought the plan was foolproof, but she did not know about the Savoy or the Haven Helpers. The next years would be struggle all over the world as the electric power was out, or going out all over the World.