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This Week: Posting from my WiP
THE GIRLS FROM ALCYONE II: FREELANCER
Continuing from last week's snippet: Sigrid has just infiltrated the grounds of a factory complex on Bellatrix on a mission for her mistress, the Lady Hitomi Kimura.
The rain fell heavier now making the muddy ground soft and slick under Sigrid's feet. Ahead of her stood another sealed metal gate, complete with tower and guards.
Sigrid walked quickly, clinging to the shadows, careful not to disturb the standing water in the larger puddles that were already forming into lakes. The guards would not see her, shrouded as she was, so effective was the cloak that her mistress had equipped her with. But Sigrid knew a simple splash could raise the alarm as easily as the guards' motion-trackers or infrared.
She doubted the men at the gate would take much notice anyway. Even without her enhanced sensors she could see they were bored, their sullen faces staring out into the gloom or down at their sodden feet, busying themselves by counting the minutes until the end of their shift. Not once did they bother to scan the grounds, and they seemed even less interested in walking a patrol.
Which was really too bad, Sigrid thought, because she was exactly the kind of thing they should be looking for.