One false step would probably bring the whole thing crashing down on their heads. Jack was lying on the ground, unscrewing a metal plate. " "Mr Kline, do you have any idea how much platinum costs? "Now if you'll excuse me, some of us have work to do." He turned around and strode casually towards an intern who was waving his hands wildly. Wires sprouted from it in every direction, clipped onto exposed connectors here and there.
CHAPTER 1: A MATTER OF COST Patricia took a deep breath. Jack knew she hated it, but he called her "Patty" anyway. This was going to turn into a huge fight, she just knew it. He was one of those assholes who just didn't know when to quit. They crouched behind a large bin, waiting for the excitement to die down. " Jack grabbed her hand and dragged her along into a nearby alley. I think I twisted it when we fell." Jack looked around. I don't really recognize this place." He turned to her and grinned. " He pulled out his phone, pushed a few buttons, and shook his head.
Masses of wires threaded along telephone poles, almost 15 to each.
We got away, but we might not be so lucky next time." "I... "I know." he said, "But we can't do anything until I find out what's going on. You'll be safer if you stay hidden." She hesitated, then nodded.
We don't know why that guy freaked out, but it happened when he got a good look at you.
She opened the door and stepped into a whirlwind of activity.
Interns, professors, and techies scurried about this way and that, building, repairing, or maintaining the metal beast that resided deep in the bowels of the facility.
I'll just put in MY report that this little operation saved us an hour of downtime for the low, low cost of a component." She glared at him. " "I need it for the reasons I listed in the requirements document.