“You’ll have to be more specific, Steph. ‘Danger’ doesn’t really help me here.” I wanted to give her the best experience I could, really show off the system, but her reticence was beginning to wear on me.
“Oh, I’m sure you’ll figure something out.”
Crap. I really like Steph, but sometimes she’s a huge pain in my ass. I still had to get Rystefn’s holo done, and that project was taking forever, what with the little free time I had to work on it, and with his um.. needs.
“Steph, it’d just be a lot easier for me, and a lot better for you in the end, if you were just frank. You can go anywhere, do anything, be anyone, if you just tell me what to program…”
“Wait. I can be anyone?”
“Sure, why not? I mean, I can’t make you six feet tall without a ton of work, but the computer can do some minor body adjustments. Want to be blonde? Black hair? 18 years old? Whatever. That stuff’s pretty easy to do.”
“Black hair. I want black hair and forever young. Like a vampire.”
“ah, see now we’re getting somewhere. A vampire I can do. What else?”
“Could you do a little something about..”
I smiled. “Sure Steph. Our little secret. Should be ready by Friday, how’s that? Then you’ll have the whole weekend.”
Steph smiled that all too rare big grin of hers. “See you Friday!”
I called Kate. This was going to be good.
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