The Guardsman blinked in surprise.
Wed May 20, 2015 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 could say that when you've just learnt that some madwoman who's declared war on you can literally steal the gear off your back."

"Vulnerabilities will be patched," said Terabyte, looking at his partner. "And I'm sure that you can develop a countermeasure to prevent, say, your rifle being taken from you while you're in the field. Note: create such countermeasures immediately. That is a massive security concern."

"Yeah, yeah," muttered the Guardsman, extricating himself from Alex's bear hug. "So, Dives junior? What kind of case do you want? Something like mine?" He held up his laser screwdriver. The polished silver case caught the lab's light, making it a mirror-like shine. The tip of the screwdriver was composed of a triangular brass hood wrapped around a red diode-- a shape somewhat reminiscent of the nib of a fountain pen. A line of well-worn black buttons stretched down one of the screwdriver's sides. "Or maybe something else?"

  • 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
      • 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
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