ADRENOCHROME // CHAPTER 7.5
He gets up from his desk and walks the window.
It’s been two years since he’s decided to swap his boring view of Kobe port with a rendition of Shin-Iwaki. Well, maybe not a faithful reproduction of the present state of his native town, but the nano-LEDs embedded in his windowpane glass show him what it will eventually look like, once the post-meltdown reconstruction works end.
He looks out and sighs, he’s engulfed in a whirlwind of emotions so foreign to him that mostly he’s aware of his surprise of feeling so much, so deeply.
Watching the live feed of the girl running away, escaping his extraction team, he had felt the sharp taste of panic rising to his throat, but it had since subsided to something else, something warped and new: his brain producing a bio-chemical remix to re-interpret his original state.
An alert flash in his glasses and he jacks in again:
[Yes, McGee, I do hope you have finally have some good news for me, yes?]
[Err, no Sir, unfortunately the trail on the two targets has gone cold. We were able to detain the facilitator though. Roland Baker, AKA Meathead, AKA TwoDee, AKA… yes Sir, sorry, he’s a local hacker and Milner and Fox are interrogating him at the moment.]
He walks back to his chair and slouches down noisily. It’s so out of character, and he attributes his changes to all his recent dealing with uncouth gaijin.
[McGee, your company is proving to be a rather disappointing choice of contractor on our part. At least don’t fail to keep me informed of any development in the search and the questioning.]
[Yes Sir, absolutely... Actually, we retrieved a data storage device when apprehending the facilitator. I’s just a few TB of encrypted material, but I imagine you would be interested in having it checked out?]
[Indeed McGee. Initiate transmission…]
released December 18, 2013
Remix and additional production on remix tracks by respective remixers.
"Nightlife" written by IAMX, lyrics by Chris Corner & Sue Denim.
"Doctor Who Theme" written by Rob Grainer & Delia Derbyshire.
Additional Vocals on track 10: Daniel Graves.
Lyrics by: Marko Resurreccion.
Mastered by: Marko Resurreccion.
Written by: Marco Visconti, Marko Resurreccion.
Artwork by: Vlad McNeally @ kallisti:design.
Promotions by: Christian Bankes @ Taurant Services.
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