Why, Gen, you don’t look happy to see me.

Could this have anything to do with the fact that you noticed something on spectral cloaking was accessing your data terminals, took a few shots at my general vicinity and I had to break your left arm? You big baby. I need help and you’re the closest thing I have to that at the moment. Put down the gun so that we can talk. Or would you rather have me break your other arm too? I must admit, that would severely limit my solution options, but it’s better than getting shot by you.

Good lad.

I have added two data nodes to your terminal, and placed them under a security net. The system is actually the one you used until a while ago so I’m guessing you’ll know how to override it, but so will some other people so I added some salt and pepper of my own. Neither the files nor their data signature can be read without opening the net through a specific knot sequence, so I’m assuming that if someone’s snooping you, for a few hours at least my data will be safe. If not, I’m fucked. Here’s the deal. You get to figure out why node 2 is interrupted, and what the data that is missing might potentially pertain too. Also you’re going to have the privilege to find out who has the means to cut off this transfer. While I’m assuming you’ll discover it anyway, this data comes directly from a classified CD project, and has been stolen by yours truly from corps not just a few hours ago. What I need from this shit is a few things. A I want you to find out who owned this data. B I need to know why it’s not complete. C I want to know if there are alternate ways to get the remaining missing sets. And last but not the least I want you to optimised this stuff so I can integrate it.

As payment you get to keep a copy.

Yes, I guess that would attract attention if you weren’t careful, but it’s either that or I kill you, since you’ll probably find out what it is I actually gave you soon enough and when you do, to be honest, I don’t want to be around to take the blows. Either it ends up hurting me, hurting you, but more likely probably both, followed by the guy without and SPG clip dying. At any rate, sort this out for me. I’m going to assume you didn’t suddenly become incompetent so I’ll give you a day. If you’re not done by then, I’m in trouble, and if I’m in trouble, we’re both in trouble. Because you know I never liked playing fair. Basically I don’t care if you want to do this or not, but I can assure you it’s a lot easier if you just want to figure out this problem as much as I do. And from what I know of you, you’re going to love this job. You’ll get to be all over a woman the likes of which no one has ever seen and she won’t even complain. Of course she’s extrapolated data and case files, but I’m sure you’ll be able to look past that. Just remember, Gen.

One day