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Convention, #3

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Dec. 17th, 2008 | 07:42 am
posted by: tychoish in criticalfutures

We return this week with another scene from Knowing Mars. This follows Kyp Ebner’s trip back to Earth to resolve a situation on Earth. There were a number of scenes in the story that fall between Kyp’s departure from Mars and this meeting shortly after he arives. This is part three of five. You can read part one and part two here.

“Busby has avoided making any formal report of the damages that resulted from the attack, so we’d have to hack in again to see what state the data’s in,” Matt reported.

“He’s become pretty isolated within the agency recently. And while its clear that he has a lot of latitude, it’s not so clear who his allies are or how tight his connections are to other agents,” Quinn said. When she spoke, everyone in the room realized that she was an outsider. You didn’t have to be a telepath to see the apprehension in the crowd.

“Sorry, I should have done this earlier,” Matt said, realizing what had happened. “Allow me to introduce Quinn Dasen, an investigator in my department, a dear friend for many years, and a trusted ally. Though you have not met her yet, she has been invaluable in our struggle against Busby. I’ve asked her here today to provide some insights into ISA that are beyond my purview and experience. Treat her like you would me, and sorry again,” Matt said, and this seemed to calm the crowd a bit.

“In the wake of the last attack,” Gus continued, “I’ve been concerned that I might have been made by Busby, but again we can’t confirm this, which should explain my low profile on the net over the last few months, despite the fact that there is clearly a lot of work to do on this project to ensure all of our safety in the near future. That’s part of the reason why Kyp has come back, but he should tell you that himself,” Gus said.

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