And here we are…on the other side of the mission and better off for it. Now before us the opportunity for a huge pay-off, amongst other things. I am getting ahead of myself, however. Let me start from the beginning…
We complete the DW mission…deliver Kaz the data he wanted and get our pay-off. No big deal. Dae is a little upset about our execution of the plan (specifically the LoneStar heat, but that’s not entirely our fault), but who cares really. She’s easy on the eyes, like Blondie, but not as quick with the words, unlike Blondie.
Surprisingly, to me anyway, Kaz has another job for us before we get extracted to wherever the frell we will be going to lay low. He wants us to find dirt on this supposedly squeaky clean wage slave or CREATE dirt on him so Kaz can bend the poor bastard to his will. Another 20,000 nuyen? Easy money.
But then the others start going on and on about moral dilemmas, double-crossing, and doing what is “right”. Blondie seems to be the only one in the group who is on my side of this debate, but we decide against the double-cross (based on a vote, of all things). However, they still debate about whether we will do the dirt-digging job for Kaz.
I decide to take matters into my own, digital hands.
I spend a good eight hours scouring the streams and playing with the vid software until I finally have what Kaz wants. I consider delivering it personally and requesting the payment, but I decide to see if I can get the team to benefit. I mean, 20,000 is one thing in my pocket, but 20,000 in everyone’s could ALWAYS be useful (and possibly mine if someone bites it).
AGAIN, they shoot my brilliant work down. I cannot believe this. I did the frelling work! I should go and get paid. I even tell them that there is a good chance I WILL turn the vid into Kaz and get the nuyen.
That does not go over well.
The team erupts into an uproarious tidal wave of warnings and arguments against my possible decision to get EASY MONEY. I do not understand these people sometimes. Lei Shing, surprisingly, tells everyone to let him talk to me for a while. I honestly did not think the Chinese ork could tug my heart strings like he did, but he talked me out of my decision.
Maybe I like these people more than I thought.
Or maybe I am just getting soft.
Well, Kaz eventually calls us again with another job. I laughed when I heard it…the team was really wishing they had stuck with dirt-digging gig, I bet. He wants us to wetwork the head of the Seattle Yakuza and his lieutenant.
I have no idea how well this plan will go down, considering the Yakuza head is more safely guarded than the frelling governor, but anything is possible.