Wednesday, November 24, 2021

The Arch Emulator and the Seven Keys

 “Thank you for meeting me here,” he said.

“We really shouldn’t be seen together in public,” she said.

“We’re in plain sight, it’s the best way to not be seen at all.”

“So, what is it, what couldn’t wait another month for the triennial?”

“We found another emulator.”

“They have the mark then?”

“Yes, but it’s not verified.”

“Shit, it doesn’t matter,” she said. “If this isn’t it, it’s going to happen sooner or later.” She looked at the ceiling for what felt like a full minute.

“Where?” she said.

“Perth, and—”

“Shit,” she interrupted. “Then that makes six.”

He nodded.

“That leaves only Antarctica,” he said.

“I trust you have Antarctica, more than covered?” she asked.

“Of course,” he said, “as always we have a strong presence of watchful eyes in that cold hell.”

“We’ve never had six, not even in Malachy’s time. God rest his soul.”

“God rest his soul.”

“In Perth, do we have a man there close?”

“Yes, and we have an accident planned but—”

“But what?”

“It will be tough, this guy, he’s high up, he is hard to get close to.”

“Our man needs to find a way.”

“I know.” He took a sip of coffee. “Billions of souls depend on it.”

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