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30 May 2018 @ 07:55 am
_Witch and Mercenary_ part 5  


The problem with aircars—apart from their cost—was the trade-off between carrying capacity and range. In theory he could carry enough extra fuel to extend the range of the sole company aircar to get to the rendezvous point and back. In practice, he admitted it was going to be a two day road trip, with a third day for talks. But it did mean he could take his armored gyp.

Arrow laughed at his preparations.

“I’ll pull a corridor along behind us, and we can return home every night to sleep here, and then come all the way back when you’re done talking.”

Jack boggled at that . . . and thought out the implications.

“All right. In that case we’re going to start this afternoon. Put the corridor a bit out of sight . . . Say the far side of the garage. We’ll fly that wretched aircar out past all the farm land and put other end of the corridor up out there. Tomorrow we’ll pop back to that point in a gyp and start a second corridor, which we’ll take to within fifty or a hundred kilometers of the rendezvous point. And we’ll leave it there. No need for the Oners to realize how fast we can get there. Besides, my gyp is bullet proofed.”

Arrow sniffed. “As if I can’t do a simple physical shield? Might be handy, though, if they start throwing spells. I can concentrate on energy and mental influence spells.”

“Mental influence?”

“Sleep, hiccup, spin, orgasm. Things like that. Very distracting in the middle of a battle.”

“Uh . . . yes . . . I can see where that might be distracting.”

matapampamuphoff on May 30th, 2018 02:23 pm (UTC)
Sorry about the short snippet, but we're driving off into the sunset . . . no wait, fleeing the dawn . . . early tomorrow. So I may not post again until tuesday.
cnmckenney on May 30th, 2018 07:33 pm (UTC)
Have fun.