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"Don't sweat it, son," said the Guardsman.
Tue May 19, 2015 21:27
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"Let this be a lesson to you. I don't know exactly what you did but you gave the Notary a chance, right? Showed her what it's like not to be despised all the time? Well, look what she does with your kindness: she turns around and uses it as leverage to attack someone else." He strode off to a corner of the lab, checking his screwdriver for any possible damage.

Terabyte looked from the Guardsman to Alex. "As much as I dislike the Notary for tormenting Emiran like this, I must admire the skill involved. Managing to activate the PPC's automated gadget confiscation system through a DIA override is no small feat. It's not all bad, though: we use the Notary's little cyberbullying campaigns to plug leaks in our system. We'll never be able to stop her-- if there's a will, there's a way-- but she's allowed us to identify key vulnerabilities and patch them. The fact that she has to constantly invent new ways to hack into our database is proof of our success." The geth stared at Alex, then extended a three-fingered hand towards the boy. "Forgive my rudeness. Special Response Officer Terabyte, at your service, sir."

  • Alex's eyes went huge.Iximaz, Tue May 19 20:39
    "I g-got it from the Notary," he stammered, looking between Terrabyte (who looked like nothing he'd ever seen before) and the still-shaken Guardsman. He swallowed. "If I was doing anything I wasn't... more
    • "Don't sweat it, son," said the Guardsman. — SeaTurtle, Tue May 19 21:27
      • "Alex Dives. I'm an intern here." He sighed and ran a hand through his hair. "I'm so sorry about the screwdriver, if I'd known... shoulda listened to my sister, she likes to rant about the Notary.... more
        • Terabyte waved its hand in the air.SeaTurtle, Tue May 19 21:46
          " No, don't be sorry. Tales of the Notary are always outlandish by nature. Their scale and audacity are comical, if somewhat aggravating. It makes one wonder why she's pulling off these stunts in the ... more
          • "Maybe she likes the attention?"Iximaz, Tue May 19 21:53
            Alex shrugged, looking sheepish. "Sorry, can't really help you there. I'm good with machines, not people." He glanced over at the Guardsman. "Um, Mister, I'm really sorry... is it okay? The... more
            • "It's fine."SeaTurtle, Tue May 19 22:00
              The Guardsman returned the screwdriver and its battery to his pocket. "Thank god. This little beauty saw me through the worst battles of the War. Second battle of Skaro, the Aether incident, the... more
              • "Um, nothing..."Iximaz, Tue May 19 22:05
                Alex gnawed his lip in a manner reminiscent of his sister. "I mean, I offered to repair her staser if it ever needed it, but that's it, really."
                • The Guardsman shook his head. "You're sure you didn't do anything else? The DIA confiscation system isn't triggered very often-- you need special permissions and such for that."
                  • "But it was all about rights to handle her staser and repair it and whatnot, I read the fine print." Alex shrugged, looking helpless. "I have no idea how this happened."
                    • "Well, I do."SeaTurtle, Tue May 19 22:46
                      "If you want to repair some of the best tech in the galaxy, you need the best tools... hence the laser screwdriver. I see. Very sneaky." He nodded. "Tell you what. It's a shame you got dragged into... more
                      • "Oh, wow, would you really? Rina got me a laser spanner, but it's got urple light, and, well, you know Sue tech is nothing compared to an honest-to-God laser screwdriver! " Alex actually hugged the... more
                        • And that was when Rina came bursting in.Iximaz, Wed May 20 11:18
                          "Alex!" she yelled, running over. "Don't take anything she gives you, sheŚ!" She pulled up short when she saw Terrabyte and the Guardsman. "Oh balls."
                          • The Guardsman blinked in surprise.SeaTurtle, Wed May 20 14:03
                            Terabyte raised a hand. " Greetings. A pleasure to see you here, Miss Dives. No need to worry about Emiranlanoamar, everything is under control. " The Guardsman rolled his eyes. "Well, yeah. You... more
                            • Rina demanded. "At what point does she cross the line? Because it seems like she's crossed a lot." Alex grinned. "Yours looks fantastic, really. I can make minor tweaks to the design if I later want... more
                              • "Oh she has definitely crossed the line."SeaTurtle, Wed May 20 15:18
                                "We're just waiting for Personnel to investigate. It's... just taking a long time. The Notary must be running interference like mad to cover her tracks," said the Guardsman. " If you're interested in ... more
                                • "You know..."Iximaz, Wed May 20 15:34
                                  "I can probably take a peek into her console when I go on my maintenance rounds," Alex said. "Shouldn't be too hard for me to check out what's going on." He looked at Terabyte and grinned. "I... more
                                  • Terabyte turned towards Alex.SeaTurtle, Wed May 20 16:02
                                    " Firstly: we do not go around and illegally download information from other agents' consoles. PPC Code of Conduct, Section XXII, Paragraph V, 'On the Privacy of Agents'. Punishable by a hefty fine... more
                                    • Alex held his hands up in surrender.Iximaz, Wed May 20 16:10
                                      "Fine, fine, I'm sorry, I won't go snooping." Alex grinned at the Guardsman. "And nah, I'm not scared of the Notary, unlike R-" He cut himself off, looking guilty. "Oops." "She doesn't scare me,"... more
                                      • "Really? She scares me."SeaTurtle, Wed May 20 19:14
                                        Terabyte turned towards the Guardsman. " Are you joking? " "No. She wages this little bullying campaign of hers for no reason other than the fact that I know that she was not completely a horrible... more
                                        • Rina was silent for a long moment.Iximaz, Wed May 20 20:39
                                          Hearing that the Guardsman was afraid of the Notary... it made her suddenly feel a lot better. She wasn't the only one. "Hey, I don't know. Turns out I barely know the lady, so I'mm useless to you,"... more
                                          • "Well, we gotta live with her."SeaTurtle, Wed May 20 22:21
                                            The Guardsman shrugged. "Poop happens, I guess. Well..." He looked from Rina to Alex. "Sorry for disturbing your work but I really needed that screwdriver back. I'll get working on your screwdriver... more
                  • ((Blast. *offer)) (nm)SeaTurtle, Tue May 19 22:12
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