The lab is still a mess from the previous day. The whiteboard is now almost completely blank, with only a very simple drawing of a sad face on it. Daphne and Nass are sitting rather glumly at their workstation. Well, Naas are: Daphne is actually slumped over the workstation, face down, with a bottle of some sort of brown liquid in one hand. There isn't much liquid left.
Tess staggers in, bags under her eyes, and takes a seat next to Naas.
TJ: What a disaster. Were you able to recover anything of the hologram's programming?
NGvH: Only the memory banks. The personality core is… somewhere. I don't know. Apparently our networks were designed by that human mathematical artist while he was in the middle of migraine.
TJ: Escher? Wouldn't surprise me.
Tess reaches over and pulls the bottle out of Daphne's arms. She uncorks it and takes a big swig.
TJ: I suppose 15th place isn't bad.
NGvH: What kind of soft upbringing did you have where 15th 'isn't bad'?
TJ: Out of 60? It's not bad.
It's only now that the two techs notice the camera.
TJ: Oh! Uh, sorry. I guess we should say something? An official statement.
NGvH: Sure, I'll say something. We were absolutely robbed.
With one final drunken snort from Daphne, the camera feed ends.
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