As I've said, Finley managed to deflect what looked to me like an outpouring of long-suppressed wrath from the hyperspace engineer and we parted from him on at least neutral terms. Once we were making our way back across the gravelled chaos of the "Cooperative," Finley started to chuckle.Find out what happens next at IWOAS!
I didn't think it was funny. "What got into him? It's just a telephone."
"It is for you. —There's a reason he's not working over at Tweed. Or anywhere else."
"You ever notice how the best 'Drive people, the top navigators and automation designers, all tend to be a little different?"
I thought about it. Take Lupine Engineering: we're an assorted lot but pretty typical of the genus geek, it seemed to me: at turns hyperfocused and distractable, not always so great with the interpersonal stuff. Okay, not average, but who is?
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