2013-02-14 | Tkitty | Pod Q
"How is pod Q doing on the N4A cleanup? Did they take the tags?" "Yes, Cruise, just like you said. Lori got it first and gibbered with the pod, and then they all started taking the other tags" Cynthia smiled. Including dolphins in the datastreams meant that the last piece was in place for the Pacific cleanup.
The war with the remaining MindSynth nodes and Tkitty's final betrayal had taken its toll on Cynthia, but she couldn't rest until the first pods came online. The dolphin tagstreams had completely different metadata requirements, and the conversation threads had to fork much faster into different channels than with humans. But, she did it. She did it.
She closed her eyes, leaned back in her chair, and fell into a half-dream state. She saw the forest floor swirl open with red and white, just as she had seen three decades before. She knew what to do. She followed the hole through the damp, rotting leaves, through the decaying moist wood, and pinched herself into the blue room with the domed ceiling. The chair was empty.tkitty_story