By Peter Prellwitz
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I never thought I would say this to a man wearing a NATech uniform, but: Thank you, Major. You’ve helped out more than could ever be expected. I wish I could offer you more. ” He waved it off. “My reasons are purely selfish, I assure you. If you are successful in your mission of destroying Far Bank and restoring proper order to the puterverse and society, then NATech will be the obvious choice to be a guide into the future, and my services will be in great demand. If you fail, then I’ve risked very little, because Far Bank would have killed me anyway; I knew too much about him.
I frowned and tried the Net machine. This one also had palm print access. It also ran the logon procedure. And it also went back to a wait mode. All that the display mist exhibited was the outside temperature. A hot day, with a temperature of thirty-seven. The other computers behaved the same way, which is to say they didn’t behave. They just acknowledged my presence, then ignored me. By this time, I was very uncomfortable and very nervous. If I had a collar, I’d be tugging at it. ” Things were clearly not going as she expected.
And tell Barrett to read up on Professor LeClaire’s work on the KME. ” Alan said to the man. I wished they would stop talking. I wanted to see Dorothy and Abigail. The man stood very straight. “I am a major in NATech Supreme. It is my duty to know these things, then act on them. ” “Me too, Major. ” Alan did something to the thing and it turned away from the man. It started going fast into the dark. I sat down next to another man that worked for Alan and smiled at him. Then I remembered the man with the blood on him.