Co-written with Omni

January 1, 2184 EC // 7.3.6 SW
Late Afternoon/21 SW-CP-Local Time
Crowning Point > Hex 2 Maintenance Bay

Shusett snored gently, he had fallen asleep at his desk - his body hadn't been this tired in a long time. He was dreaming about his early adult life, the last time he felt like he had something that resembled friendship. He saw faces of his friends in the hacking and phreaking community, those were the days. It was all so comfortable until - screech! The radio loudly let out a horrific synthesized scream like noise. Shusett's eyes flickered open in a panic and he almost fell out of his seat. Then on his hot terminal screen a message came in:

You bring me great but startling news. Happy to hear that you were finally able to hack into the WY secret files, looks like we have some dirty details here. I've heard the rumors of space beasts and other corporations like Weyland-Yutani and Lasalle Bionational are experimenting with new and strange bio-weapons. This confirms those rumors. Looks like WY has been up to this stuff for a long time. You say this specimen attack you? From these documents they are proportedlyu highly dangerous, how did you manage to contain it? I will be stopping by Sutter's World within the next week, in the meantime, see if you can dig up more of the dirt and scrub the files on the Montero if you can.

- Cowboy

Shusett read it in his mind and then audibly announced his thoughts: "Cowboys coming here...?" He had been dreading this for a long time.

To Be Continued...

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