As he got into the car taking him back to RAF Akrotiri, Duncan called back to Mark, who was watching him leave.
"We won't call on you for a couple of months, so you can get acclimatised to the place. Until then, relax and enjoy a holiday!" Then he was gone.
Mark went back into the villa with a strange sense of, on the one hand freedom, and the other, entrapment. It seems he would never be able to shake off MI6. It was perhaps this that kicked in another headache and a long soothing session with Mac2.