“They used a satelite com to stop the hover taxi in mid air. It crashed, knocking my parents out, making them easy to pick up an carry off. I was already a pretty accomplished hacker, and was able to find the hovercraft security video file in the supercomputer in ShuttleCentral.”
A whistle escaped my lips before I could stop it. Acrylic grinned like a proud papa and the girl paused only long enough to open one of the implant circles on her arm. She pulled out a small flash drive and plugged it into a tiny remote, then clicked the tv screen on. A video played silently of her parent’s capture. You could hear a pin drop in the den.
“I knew I had to hack MegaCorp. When I tried, I hit all kinds of interference, walls, and dead ends. Until I found someone trying to signal OUT.”
“Acrylic?” I guessed. She gave the tiniest nod.
“I asked him to let me in, he in turn asked me to help him escape. We settled on a distraction allowing him to attempt an escape, and I accessed to my parent’s files. They were dead.”