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SAUL: You see, even with his face covered, we should be able to find some matches just from the silhouette. You’re looking for someone who’s not plugged in, probably never has been. This is our guy, ladies and gentlemen. Start looking! The team members go to their own respective computers. Saul stares at the Man In Black’s face, triumphant. INT. DESERTED LIBRARY - AFTERNOON Eli and a few men smash in the door to a deserted library, brandishing weapons. Once they see the coast is clear, they secure the door, and Eli rushes to a lone live computer. He begins typing frantically as another man, REX, comes over to him. REX: Eli, are we online? ELI: I’m not sure yet, Rex. They’ve strengthened their firewalls. REX: But, you can still get in, right? ELI: Right. Who’s our target? Rex brings out a folder, opens it, and whistles. REX: Leena Tyler, Mrs. Secretary of War, herself. Looks like we’re shooting the big guns now. ELI: Well, ain’t it about time? Presses a button and WHOOPS. ELI: We’re in! The men cheer. INT. VIRO HEADQUARTERS/ MR. TRENGER’S OFFICE - AFTERNOON Mr. Trenger is half asleep on his lounger. His buzzer goes off and he jumps, waking up. He crawls off the lounger and goes to answer the buzzer. MR. TRENGER: Yes? SAUL: It’s me, sir. There’s been a development. Mr. Trenger hits the button and buzzes him in. Saul enters through the door. MR. TRENGER: What is it, Saul? SAUL: We’ve found him, sir. The man in black. MR. TRENGER: Well? SAUL: His name is Zane Nash, brother: Victor Nash. Father died of a car accident when he was two. His mother was plugged in to the system, but she went bankrupt and was forcibly unplugged. She jumped from a building a week later. MR. TRENGER: So, a man with a grudge against VIRO. Any details on his whereabouts? SAUL: Says he used to work for one of our competitors, a company called DREAM TECH. He left shortly after his mother died. No permanent residence since around that time. MR. TRENGER: And his brother? SAUL: Same. No record since the mother’s death.

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Vortex 39 - April Online  

The University of Central Arkansas'sVortex Magazine of Literature and Fine Art is an undergraduate run publication, publishing students from...

Vortex 39 - April Online  

The University of Central Arkansas'sVortex Magazine of Literature and Fine Art is an undergraduate run publication, publishing students from...

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