The Honourable Discharge of Brigadier Ponsonby VC, DSO and Bar

I closed the mission dossier. It made uncomfortable reading. A series of unforgivable crimes.
If the subject were court-martialled, he’d inevitably be found guilty, bringing shame upon his family and dishonour to his regiment.

I recalled the assigning officer’s words, “Shouldn’t happen to someone with his outstanding military record.”

My assignment: the subject must die with honour.

I put the barrel of my service revolver into my mouth. Time to do the honourable thing.

My entry in the September 2022 75 Word Story Challenge at SFFChronicles
Theme: Honor (or Honour for those writing the Queen’s English)
Genre: Open