Milliner and Haberdasher
- Aug 15, 2017
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"OK, let's get moving in that direction," suggests Sam. "I'll call him while we're on the way, just to make sure he expects us ... "
@Voros, @Séadna, @Smith, @Fenris-77, @TheophilusCarter, @Silverlion -"OK, let's get moving in that direction," suggests Sam. "I'll call him while we're on the way, just to make sure he expects us ... "
"Swept it twice. You're not going to hurt my feelings if you do it again though."
"Okay great, that's what I expected given the impression I got of you. Now for what price will you do it?" she says with a smile.
"Everyone alright?" I ask focused on the people, not the machine. "That looks to be a dangerous thing to get, and not easy to do."
Syd considers a bit and then says "Ace and I go a way back; he says you're all good and I know he's good for his word. I'll do it for a full share.""Hey, I'm always great!" says Sam to everyone / no one ...
"So, Syd, buddy, pal ... What's it gonna take? You know I'm always good to owe you one."
Syd shows you the dead room - it takes about 4m x 4m in the corner of the building and it's two stories tall. You help him get the faraday cage onto the pallet lift and push it into the dead room."You're the man, Syd!" exclaims Sam, and steps up to help move things if he can.
"Whew, that's a hard day's work, folks! I say we grab drinks, do some scheming in the meantime. Who's buyin'?" Sam asks optimistically ...
@Voros, @Séadna, @Smith, @Fenris-77, @TheophilusCarter, @Silverlion -Lola puts out feelers among her circle of hackers, former boss and brother to see if we can figure out who pulled the original job and for what possible wider purpose they'd have that tech.
'Let's get that cocktail while I wait to hear back...' I say to Sam.
"Right! Off for a bit of refreshment. Keep in touch Syd. Anything odd just let us know"
It's a short distance down to Nocturnes. There is a car park out the back where you can park your motorbikes and other vehicles, although Yoster has been dispatched to find somewhere to hide the van.Lola sends out the encrypted msg to her contacts with a few taps on her cybertech and then puts her hand under Sam's arm to accompany him to Nocturnes.
You sit down to enjoy your drink and some pub snacks. In a moment of consideration you think to put a couple of fingers of local Scotch on the tab for Yoster.Sam is ready to head in and order a Chernobyl Sour with extra cherries. "So, any ideas? Next steps?"
You know Madhi the watchman at the old ABV yard and occasionally pay him backhanders to store vehicles out of sight. After that you unobtrusively walk back to Nocturnes. Sam has gotten a whiskey for you and has been thoughtful enough to avoid Loch Lomond and find an almost-passable local Scotch-ish dram. You know he's heard you grumble about this stuff before but you also know it's probably the best you'll get here at Nocturnes.After I've found a solid place to stash the van I'll circle back to Nocturnes.
A girl shows up - one of the college kids by the look of her - and takes your order. "Babi's off" she says - "We have Ayam Goreng or Kalio ..." She looks over her shoulder at a screen on the wall "Or satae Lapia Snail or the burger menu.", she says, pointing at another screen. "Would you like a side of veges or frits with that?"Meanwhile, Yoster is famished and waves a server over. "I'll start with the Soto Betawi and cup of tea, and then the Babi Pangang with steamed rice, and an order of Bakso on the egg noodle".
The server comes back a little while later with your order. It's pretty standard Nocturnes fare - mediocre but more-or-less edible. The sambal tastes like it's based on chicken liver but it's still fairly hot. It goes nicely on the soto and frits and the tea washes it down. You're feeling pretty good after that."Ayam Goreng is fine as long as the oil's clean, make it hot, and I'll have the frits, and a side of Sambal, thanks".
The server comes across and takes your order. "What would you like, Madame?," she asks."If it's simple money or similar then a frame job sounds fine Yoster. As you said though let's wait to see the contents. They could be mind bowing" Espa says signalling for a drink.
"And maybe more interested in taking all of it for ourselves?" she says laughing."I was actually thinking that the more mind blowing the contents the more interested I might in having someone else take the blame."
"I'll have a burger please. Any will do" she says to the server.The server comes across and takes your order. "What would you like, Madame?," she asks.
OOC: There could be all manner of things in the boxes - time will tell.
The server taps something into her handcomp and then walks off; she comes back a few minutes later with a passably good burger - One thing Nocturnes can do reasonably well."And maybe more interested in taking all of it for ourselves?" she says laughing.
"I'll have a burger please. Any will do" she says to the server.
"I was actually thinking that the more mind blowing the contents the more interested I might in having someone else take the blame."
You contemplate the job for a bit and then realise that it's nearly dawn and you're quite tired."Nothing for me, young lady," responds Sam - not that she was asking - "Never eat and drink at the same time, that's my motto."
To Yoster: "The frame job is sounding interesting. Got anyone in mind?"
Oh goody goody, let's see what big daddy crime got us for our birthday"
You all arrive at Syd's in fairly short order.Sam contacts the rest of the crew, and makes arrangements to meet at Syd's whenever he's ready.