Radek Šedivý was, like so many other members of the CPCS, shocked by the death of Alexander Bílý and Josef Vodička. Their death meant that the People's Militias and other supporters of Bílý were now without a clear leader, something that if they were to succeed they needed. For that reason he decided to leave the city of České Budějovice in Suuth Bohemian region for Prague together with a group of militants. Despite never coming close to being a leader in the CPCS before the current crisis, the party was now largely shattered. Černá remained the chairwomen but the party was broken and many members supporting Bílý were critical of Černá for agreeing with the former oppositions terms in the first place.
Once in Prague Šedivý rushed directly to the Office of the Government where he met with Albína Reiserová. "Good afternoon comrade. I must applaud your wise decision to not yield to the demands of that rodent Houba, it gave people hope!" he greeted her.
"Good afternoon comrade governor, I'm pleased to meet you. I hope you won't object to a security check before I invite you inside. We can't have another incident like what happened yesterday." she responded, clearly still shaken by what happened yesterday.
"Of course not!" Šedivý nodded as militant guarding the building approached him to search for any weapons. But as Šedivý had no weapons on him, he was let inside.
"I couldn't agree with giving up the control of the streets to Houba. Everything suggests that he is behind the assassination of comrade Bílý, he can't be trusted with our lives." Reiserová explained her position. She no longer believed that she was in the biggest danger by appearing on the side of Bílý, but rather that the biggest danger to her, and perhaps even her kids, comes from the murderer or murderers who must be brought before justice.
"A wise decision indeed, as I have previously said." Šedivý replied "but I must ask, can we be absolutely sure that Houba is the one behind the assassination of comrade Bílý?" he continued as they walked into the main room together.
"Everything we know suggest that Houba is indeed behind this heinous crime." a voice from the room responded to Šedivý's question. Šedivý turned his eyes from Reiserová to the source of these words and he saw Karolína Vicanová, an StB agent.
"Ah, good afternoon comrade." Šedivý greeted Vicanová and smiled. Yet he was not overtly happy about seeing a secret police agent here, he considered secret police in its current form and its actions as a mistake of the socialist regime, that needs to be fixed. But now there were larger problems, and he knew well that they will need any help their need.
Vicanová's smile on the other hand was quite genuine, more genuine than her words. She had no evidence that Houba was behind the assassination of Bílý, but she knew that saying so is necessary for the socialist forces not to completely collapse. Before this moment she considered destroying the evidence of her being an StB agent, but now she was determined to fight for her place as a secret policewoman and for the secret police itself. Little did she know that she is looking into eyes of a man that also wanted to strangle the StB.
"Please comrade, sit down and tell us why did you come here." Reiserová told Šedivý, and he obliged.
"Well firstly it is important to talk about the danger that the armed forces present to us, if they stay true to the ultimatum they issued to us, they will start moving towards Prague to pacify us today". Šedivý said.
"The StB is working on that problem." Vicanová replied.
"And I also think there can be little doubt that the party and the system itself will need reforms, if we want to prevent a similar situation happening in the future. We must consider what worked and what didn't work, we must admit the mistakes that were done to ourselves if we want to move forward. Sadly the leadership of comrade Černá lacks the capabilities to do so." Šedivý continued on with his second point. "The job is left for us to do. I am no usurper, so I believe that it is the job of us present here, not just mine, to try to handle this task." Šedivý finished. He didn't believe that Reiserová and Vicanová were necessarily the women for the job, but they were the ones present there with him, and he truly had no desire to usurp the power and the responsibilities for himself.
Both women stayed silent for a moment. Was it time for television actress to become an actress in the political field? Was it time for a secret agents to step out of the shadow and influence things publicly? In the end both women accepted Šedivý's proposition and all of them begun planning on how to move forward.