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Bypass Gemini By Joseph R. Lallo Characters: 5298

Updated: 2018-01-19 19:02


"That's waiting room six?"

Hendricks nodded.

"I don't think I want to wait in waiting room six. There aren't any magazines. Or potted plants. Or net terminals. Or windows. Or witnesses, " Lex said.

In fact, there was nothing but a pair of wooden chairs, a metal table, and a surveillance camera in each corner. No doubt people did a lot of waiting in a room like that, but he didn't want to think about what they were waiting for.

"You know what? I'll just go."

"Step. Inside, " Hendricks replied, slowly and deliberately.

He didn't say it in an overtly threatening way, but something in his posture suggested that right now, inside was the safer place to be. Lex entered the room and took the seat on the opposite side of the table facing the door.

"Accounting will be with you momentarily, " he said, bleeping the door shut.

For several minutes, Lex sat, quietly assessing his life. His finely-tuned instincts, which he seemed to have made it a nasty habit to ignore, were telling him to make a break for it. His common sense chimed in a moment later to point out that, ignoring the security glass, security cameras, and labyrinthine halls, the chances were very good that a two mile sprint in 150° heat would do a lot more damage than whatever these people might have in mind. . . probably. So he waited and tried to plan out what he was going to do.

The wait lasted long enough for the sweaty flight suit to dry into a greasy, uncomfortable mass of synthetic fabric. Finally, the door hissed open without even a hint of approaching footsteps. The room was so

that is impossible. That shipment was months ago. Most of the inverter assemblies have already left storage for installation."

"Well, then I'd say it is pretty darn important you let me go to the site and make sure they aren't going to overload, wouldn't you agree?"

"Why didn't you just wait and include this in the final pre-activation security audit of the Gemini Project tomorrow?" she asked.

"That will be all, Ms Morris, " squawked the intercom.

She quickly stood and left the room. The meaty cohorts remained. A moment later, Mr. Hendricks returned.

"Richard, Howard. Empty Mr. Alexander's pockets, please."

"Whoa, hey, hey! That's an invasion of privacy!" Lex said, standing up fast enough to fling the chair behind him.

Before he could take another step back, one of the neanderthal attendants grabbed his wrist and wrenched it up along the small of his back until his shoulder made an unpleasant noise, then shoved him forward, smacking his face against the table with a sound like raw chicken hitting the butcher's counter.

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