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Vel'len Had decided to wait a few weeks before powering up the arc-net node, not that he had much of a choice. Xii'dera was watching us like a hawk, until she had completed her audit of our code. But eventually she came around and agreed that it would be safe enough.
Val'len was sitting at a desk with the disassembled components of a wrist console. Every now and then he would look up at Xii'dera and stare at her with a rather strange look. I found out much later what that look actually meant.
Eventually she rose to her feet and sauntered over to his desk and just stood there watching him work; her eyes darting amongst all of the components.
Xii'dera: Is that a Fendrix micro core?
Val'len: Yes, I found it in the storage unit; I'm going to transfer Orn'ii to it. I'll need some Xenon Fusion cells, I don't suppose you could wrangle some? This thing is going to be seriously power hungry.
Xii'dera: I can probably arrange that; there's none down here?
Val'len: Not a one, I've hunted this place high and low.
He shook his head emphatically and threw his arms in the air.
Xii'dera: Alright, I'll see what I can do.
She leaned in real close and pressed her cheek to his
Xii'dera: By the way dear one, it's rude to stare.
She nipped his ear and span on her heal, her tail flicking over his nose. By the way, feel free to power up the node whenever you're ready. But before you do that, why don't you get changed and we'll head in to the city for a while; the fresh air will do you some good.
Val'len's face was an unreadable mask as she sauntered from the room, He finished rebuilding the wrist computer before finally getting to his feet and muttering under his breath.
Val'len: I swear, that female is such a tease. We'll be back in a day or two Orn; hopefully with those fusion cells.
Orn'ii: Of course Father, take care.