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The Golden Mile Part 3

We Can’t Fight a God Reaching into their jackets, the men donned thin tactical gloves. Just in case. Yamamoto rolled up his jacket sleeve, revealing a paracord bracelet. He unbuckled and unraveled it halfway, leaving a braided handle in his hand and a dangling bight. Tan waved his phone against the RFID scanner. The door […]

The Golden Mile Part 2

Wizard of the Net The Golden Mile was the most secure arcology in Babylon. X-ray machines and armed guards protected the main entrances. Just out of sight, lurking in the security command center on the fifth floor, a quick reaction force of twenty VC operatives, armed to the teeth and empowered by the Treaty of […]

The Golden Mile Part 1

The Mission Remains In Babylon, the city of skyscrapers, the Golden Mile stood apart. In the heart of Downtown, in the business district named after itself, the Golden Mile was the city’s earliest arcology. From afar, the tower was a rounded column of pure golden light, looming high above the offices and commercial buildings around […]

Red River Part 13

Dewdrop World One can’t challenge an Executive Assistant Director of the PSB without consequences. Mere minutes after Pearce left, a barrage of orders came down from above. The mission was declared complete, with all operational duties handed over to the Riveria field office and local ESWAT team. All STS operators would catch the first flight […]

Red River Part 12

The Balance The conference room was small but cozy, befitting the intimate and confidential nature of this meeting. Executive Assistant Director Robert Pearce, wearing a bespoke blue suit of fine silk, leaned back in his chair and smiled at his three guests. “I am pleased to report that the Public Security Bureau has smashed the […]

Red River Part 11

House of Shadows The operators stayed aboveground for fifteen minutes. Long enough to replace their expended magazines with spares from their vehicles. Long enough for the RPD to swoop down and form an outer perimeter. Long enough for the flying ambulances to recover the former hostages and send them to hospital. As the last ambulance […]

Red River Part 10

Shots Fired “Shots fired, shots fired inside the office,” Fox called. “Anybody got eyes on?” Yamamoto asked. “I can’t see inside the office from here.” “Negative visual here,” Wood said. “Lycan?” “I’m…” He inhaled sharply. “I’m tapped out. Sorry.” “We need to go. Now,” Connor said. “Agreed,” Yamamoto said. “Deadeye, send us a snapshot of […]

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