Grace sees the data spike fly against gh0st’s defences leaving a big gash.
She returns fire and then sees gh0st do the same and BIOS Fear goes down. What do you expect from a hacker that is afraid of BIOS. Loser!
Grace switches to AR and dives from the Ares Dragon through the window past Vanity and Gary onto the bed. She rolls towards the night table where she traced the RFID and grabs cover behind the bed.
Damn, Mako is fighting with the thieves. Grace sees Papa Midnight duck into a corner and turn invisible. Lots of gun fire from the other side of the wall. Vanity casts a spell on Mako. Mako turns and Grace flinches when she sees the pure rage on his face. She takes cover behind the night table but sees Mako take 2 quick swings knocking the life from Vanity as she flies out the window to the ground 15’ below.
Back at compound, Grace looks at gh0st.
“I hate this.”, Grace watches as gh0st just shrugs, “And you don’t even care. All you want is to get back to your useless girlfriend and your equally useless deck.”
gh0st stands up in anger, “You can’t talk about her like that.”
“Are you standing up for your girlfriend or your deck? No really its hard to tell.”
Allan steps between them, “Gra… Hope, please! Manners!”
“Will you quit calling me Grope! The name is Hope. Look, I’m sorry.”, Grace states a little too forcefully then closes her eyes and in a more controlled voice, “Really I am sorry. I’m just frustrated. I can’t just send messages, even the one I sent to André, I had to jump through hoops to make sure it couldn’t be traced to me. I don’t know if they were successful. And that whole thing just frightened me. I didn’t know whether I was going to see the next punch or not. I’m mean that thing is huge.”
“You’ve worked with him before”, Grace states looking at gh0st, “How did it go?”
“Well both times he went down fairly quick because they concentrated their fire on him. I guess for good reason.”