Sep 17, 2019 3:54 PM
Thea fights off the mannequin invasion
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"Medicinal, if you can get it to me, something to help with diseases, or – something good for the environment, or some advanced multitool – do you have AI?"

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"Computer people. Possibly to a lesser extent."

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"Of course, no, I understand. Nothing intelligent ever developed, but our technology in that area may be more advanced...I can offer you something which doesn't require the network."

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"How quick can you get it?" She looks a bit queasy. "If you don't mind. Also the bucket."

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He rushes off. 

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She waits, trying to be patient.

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He returns with the bucket and a small, round metal sphere.

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Does the plastic or whatever cage let him put the bucket and the sphere in with her or not.

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It does! He places it against it and they are absorbed by the membrane!

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… Of course! Weird membrane.

She grabs the bucket and throws up into it.

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How uncomfortable for her captor. He looks away.

"I should inform them of my terms. I'm sorry."

He walks away, leaving her alone.

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She sighs and holds the bucket away from herself, making sure to touch the metal sphere.

Nothing happens straight away.

 

A minute and a half later, though, all that's left in the cell is the bucket.

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