作者 主题: 【暗影狂奔第五版核心规则书翻译】副业的危险 p.260-263  (阅读 566 次)

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译注:这里面的地名和区域应该都是对应现实中的西雅图的,有兴趣可以研究研究
译注2:括号里是第一次出现的人名的原文,我觉得有必要标明原文的特殊名词,以及我个人的译注(基本上

副业的危险 THE DANGER OF SIDER JOBS

    “金发妹妹,在吗?”
    艾丽达(Ellida)的通讯链啪地一下启动,在她在I-5公路上驱车向南的时候。她微笑着滑出一个ARO来回复。
    “我在这,无腿者(Legless)。啥情况?”
    “在520桥上有一辆装甲豪车。对于我的拖车来说太重了,所以想到你了。”
    “吼?想到我要多少钱?”
    “百分之二十。”
    她嗤之以鼻。“改成百分之十,然后我就来救你狗命。”
    “你是要我的命。”而当她并不答话,让他独自被自己已经打电话来让合同结算程序进行而现在无法完成合同这件事——对于任何签下城市契约的司机而言非常严肃的污点——煎熬时,他叹气了。“行吧。百分之十。改天见,金发妹妹。”
    “是啊,但不是今天。把详情发给我,我会在完事之后发给你你的份子。”
    “收到。完毕。”
    她转头开向520号桥,并且告诉网域导航(GridGuide)她需要一次优先掉头。如同魔法一般,车流中打开了一道空隙,使得她能够做出一个U型转向并在坏掉了的豪车前停下。周围的交通仍然在流畅地运转,也许稍有堵塞,多亏了坏车周围的车的自动路线变更。
    在她迈出她的货车之前花了一小会儿来仔细观察豪车,艾丽达看到它确实有着装甲、它其中坐着两个人、以及它后排装载着某些重要的装置。仔细透过深色玻璃观察能看到,一个女人带着一把带鞘的剑和一把不加掩饰的手枪正在扫视着车外流动着的车流。另一个人看起来是一个躺在医疗舱里的孩子。站在豪车旁边的衣冠楚楚的巨魔也武装着某种手枪。量身剪裁的套装很好地掩藏着它,但掩藏得还不够好。
    保镖。或者是武装专职司机与武装保姆。一回事儿。
劇透 -   :
“Blondie, you there?”
Ellida’s ‘link crackled into life as she headed south on I-5. She smiled and flicked an ARO to answer.
“I’m here, Legless. What’s shakin’?”
“Got an armored limo on the 520 bridge. Too heavy for my rig. Thought of you.”
“Yeah? Thought of me for how much?”
“Twenty percent.”
She snorted. “Make it ten and I’ll come save your ass.”
“You’re killing me.” When she didn’t answer, letting him stew in the notion that he had called in the contract acceptance to dispatch and now couldn’t fulfill it—a serious black mark for any driver on a city contract—he sighed. “Fine. Ten percent. Someday, Blondie.”
“Yes, but not today. Send me the details and I’ll send you your cut when the job’s done.”
“Roger that. Out.”
She made her way to the 520 bridge and told GridGuide that she needed a priority turnaround. Like magic, a gap opened up so she could make a U-turn and pull in front of the broken-down limo. Traffic was still moving smoothly, if a bit congested, thanks to the automatic rerouting of cars around the distressed vehicle.
Taking a couple of moments to look over the limo before she got out of her truck, Ellida saw that it was indeed armored, that there were two people inside, and that it was carrying some serious equipment in the back. Closer inspection through the tinted windows revealed a woman with a sheathed sword and a naked pistol scanning the traffic that flowed around the car. The other person seemed to be a young kid in a medical pod. The well-dressed troll standing next to the limo was also armed with some sort of pistol. The tailored suit hid it well, but not well enough.
Bodyguards. Or armed chauffeur and armed nursemaid. Same thing.
    孩子的出现使艾丽达确信这不会是某种敲诈。她对自己点点头,爬出了自己的拖车。与此同时,她遥控打开了车顶的无人机架并命令鉄鶏(Tekkei,辞源好像是犬夜叉里的一只妖怪),她的蜻蜓无人机(R5迷你无人机),来做她在空中的眼睛。只是以防万一。你在停下时永远不知道会发生什么。尤其是因为有些驾驶者坚持要像个傻子一样手动驾驶他们的车。或者是有人决定偷窥并全程录像——这事会发生在富人身上。
    那巨魔绕过车子来与她碰头。结果他是个她遇到过的最聪明的巨魔。“他居然比我高二十五公分”,艾丽达感到惊讶。作为一个两米高的北欧金发人,她希望自己的男人是大个子而不可击败的。她对自己微笑了起来。“他说不定会觉得我是他见过最大个子的人类女性。”
    “怎么了?”艾丽达伸出她的手。
    巨魔给了她一个紧握而不至于粉碎性的握手。“系统挂了。EMP爆发。也许。”
    “挂就挂了,还是你愿意让我检查看看有没有复活的可能?”
    他耸了耸肩。“它完全动不了。欢迎你看一看。”他倾过身子,她能闻到一道低调而刺激的古龙水味。“但我们有些赶时间。”
    她点点头。艾丽达明白“赶时间”意味着什么。“两百块是把你们拖到最近的维修站的标准费用。”
    巨魔上下打量了她一下,瞥了瞥她巨大的拖车驾驶舱和它上面安装的平台,然后对她露出半笑。“有兴趣比那赚的更多一点吗?”
    艾丽达耸起一边眉毛来回应。
    “把我们带到波音机场(Boeing Field)要多少钱?”
    可能依然是保镖,但……“我们会遇到敌人?”
    巨魔越过他自己的肩膀望向流畅地移动着的车流。“可能。”
劇透 -   :
The presence of the kid assured Ellida that this wasn’t going to be some sort of hijack. She nodded to herself and climbed out of her rig. As she did, she remotely opened the drone rack on the top of the cab and ordered Tekkei, her Dragonfly, to be her eyes in the sky. Just in case. You never knew with a stop. Especially since some drivers insisted on manually driving their cars like idiots. Or someone decided to spy on and record the whole thing—which happened with rich people.
The troll came around the limo to meet her. He turned out to be the smallest troll she’d ever met. He can’t be more than twenty-five centimeters taller than me, Ellida marveled. Being a two-meter-tall Nordic blond, she liked her men big and unbreakable. She smiled to herself. He probably thinks I’m the biggest human woman he’s ever met.
“What’s the trouble?” Ellida offered her hand.
The troll took it in a firm but not crushing handshake. “System’s dead. EMP burst. Maybe.”
“Dead-dead, or do you want me to look at it and see if revival is possible?”
He gave a shrug. “It’s not going anywhere. You’re welcome to look at it.” He leaned in and she could smell an understated, spicy hint of cologne. “But we’re in kind of a hurry.”
She nodded. Ellida understood what “hurry” meant. “Two hundred is the standard fee to get you to the nearest bay.”
The troll looked her up and down, glanced at her big rig cab with its attached flatbed, and gave her a half-smile. “Interested in making a bit more than that?”
Ellida raised an eyebrow in response.
“What would it cost to get us to Boeing Field?”
Probably still bodyguards, but … “We expecting company?”
The troll looked over his shoulder at the smoothly moving line of traffic. “Maybe.”
    艾丽达让鉄鶏警戒那些快速、不停变道前进的载具,然后计算着。她真的很想用一个犰狳型干扰器替换掉老的豪猪型,而最后的那几千块已经被证明是很难挣来的。“五千块。先款。”
    “成了。”
    没有犹豫。没有退缩。操。这巨魔有权有势。“妈的。真应该多要点的。”
    这一次,巨魔的笑容英俊而真诚。“也许吧。”
    她回以笑容并开始工作。驷马战车(Quadriga),她的卡车,有着她负担得起的所有零碎配件——一台十三挡变速的帕卡(Paccar,美国最大、世界第二(仅次于克莱斯勒)的卡车企业)MZ 1000 HP引擎,无人机架,机械臂与绞盘,以及其他一些当事情变得麻烦时使用的配件。而当下,事态还算轻松,她把绞盘连接到豪车的前面。然后她操纵机械臂,将这块世界上最重的镇纸拖到她的拖车平台上。
    鉄鶏在她的脑袋中鸣叫着,警告她有两辆载具——是一辆铃木·幻影和一辆改装过的雷云·轨迹(核心书里幻影的同属性画皮)——正在快速前进,在车流中穿梭。艾丽达皱了皱眉头,看向蜻蜓无人机看到的影像:两个摩托骑手,一个是人类或精灵,另一个很明显是兽人。他们俩都穿着蓝色和银色的衣服。她瞥向那巨魔。他正回头看向桥的东面尽头。
    “那些来的是你的人?”
    他点了点头,继续向后望着。“还以为我们能有点时间,但……”他让没说出口的那句让她加快动作的要求在空中飘荡。
    艾丽达把豪车弄上了平台,并用锁链和磁锁一起把它固定到位。你在运载富人的玩意的时候永远不可能太过于谨慎。整个过程中,医疗舱中的孩子用一种带着忧虑的好奇望着她。艾丽达尽力去无视他。她不希望任何人知道她其实能看到载具内部。这可能会导致一些不愉快。
    “看起来没毛病。”艾丽达在直起腰之前对自己咕哝着。“我们走吧。”她看着他向豪车望了一眼,也看到他的喉咙动着。与此同时,那两辆摩托车停下了。很明显这些狂奔者是一伙的——他们并没有真的穿着制服,但他们穿着足够一致的颜色。
    “介意我和你一起坐在驾驶室里吗?”巨魔的笑容抱着期望。“而且,我需要给你付钱。”
    她耸了耸肩。“行啊。”艾丽达可以想到好几种杀死她的乘客的方法,如果他变得不识趣的话。没有人能在一位机师的载具里和她搞事。
劇透 -   :
Ellida put Tekkei on alert for fast, erratic-moving vehicles and then calculated. She really wanted to replace the old Hedgehog jammer with an Armadillo, and that last couple of grand was proving to be hard to earn. “Five thousand. Up front.”
“Done.”
No hesitation. No flinching. Frak. The troll was connected. “Damn. Should’ve asked for more.”
This time, the troll’s smile was handsome and genuine. “Probably.”
She returned the smile and got to work. Quadriga, her truck, had all the bells and whistles she could afford—a thirteen-speed Paccar MZ 1000 HP engine, drone rack, mechanical arms and winch, and a few extras for when times got tough. Right now, times were easy and she attached the winch to the front of the limo. Then she maneuvered the arms into hauling the world’s heaviest paperweight onto her flatbed.
Tekkei chirped in her head, warning her of two vehicles—a Suzuki Mirage and a modified Thundercloud Contrail—moving up fast, weaving through traffic. Ellida frowned and looked at what the Dragonfly was seeing: two motorcyclists—one human or elf, one obviously ork. Both of them in blue and silver. She glanced at the troll. He was looking back toward the east end of the bridge.
“Those your people coming up?”
He nodded, continuing to look back. “Think we’ve got some time, but …” He left the unspoken request for her to hurry it up hanging in the air.
Ellida finished getting the limo on the flatbed and locked it in place with both chains and a maglock. You couldn’t be too secure when toting rich people’s goods. The whole time, the kid in the medical pod watched her with worried interest. Ellida did her best to ignore him. She didn’t want anyone to know she could see inside the vehicle. That could lead to some unpleasantness.
“See no evil,” Ellida muttered to herself before straightening up. “Let’s go.” She watched him glance at the limo for a moment and saw his throat move. As he did, the two motorcycles pulled up. It was clear the runners belonged together— they weren’t quite in uniform, but they wore similar-enough colors.
“Mind if I ride in the cab with you?” The troll’s smile was hopeful. “Also, I need to pay you.”
She shrugged. “All right.” Ellida could think of multiple ways to kill her passenger if he got uppity. No one messed with a rigger in their vehicle.
    在他们俩坐进驾驶室后,她给他发去他需要转账到的目标账户信息。“你可以叫我艾丽达。”
    “巨魔脸(Trollface)。”
    新元结算进她的账户。“巨魔脸?”
    他耸耸肩膀笑了。“所见即所得。”
    又一次她发现自己在朝他微笑。这个他妈的巨魔也许有开特制费洛蒙。“很荣幸知道。”
    他们刚开始前行,鉄鶏警告她注意第三个摩托骑手,骑在一辆BMW 2065上。又一个穿着蓝与银衣服的人。这一个人很难看漏。他的AR(ARO)让他和他的摩托看起来如同燃烧着,冒着银与蓝的火焰。这个火焰家伙飞掠过她旁边,冲进前方的车流。
    “摩托前卫(Outrider)?”
    “对。”
    “你们这些人难道不会有点……太整齐划一了,对于暗影狂奔者来说?”
    “不是狂奔者。”
    艾丽达瞥了巨魔脸一眼。他对她微笑着,再不发一言。她思考着自己对于这一片区域的所知并皱起眉头,在她检查此地与波音机场间的交通状况的同时启动了数据搜索。有什么东西严重地堵塞了I-5公路南部。正在她打算提起此事时,她的搜索器返回了她要的答案。
    一个暴走族帮派?一个小暴走族帮派,正在进行护送任务?带着钱?这全都说不通。并没有说出疑问,艾丽达标出一条绕开I-5拥堵处的路线。SR-99。当然了。正正好穿过某个糟糕的势力范围。“I-5公路炸了。我们有两个选择:堵在车流里,或者走SR-99穿过船坞区。”她不再说话,让客户做决定。
    巨魔脸安静了一阵子,然后说:“SR-99。”
    艾丽达点点头,并安排她的隐藏的攻击无人机,次欧和次奥(Frick and Frack,应该都是F〇CK的变体),进入警戒状态。它们是一对阿兹特科技·爬行者,分别装备着一把手枪和一把泰瑟枪。在她这样做并开向SR-99的同时,她聆听着巨魔脸的计划。
劇透 -   :
After the two of them settled into the cab, she sent him the account information on where to transfer the funds. “You can call me Ellida.”
“Trollface.”
The nuyen tallied up in her account. “Trollface?”
He shrugged and smiled, “What you see is what you get.”
Again she found herself smiling at him. The damned troll probably had tailored pheromones going. “Good to know.”
As soon as they started rolling, Tekkei alerted her to a third motorcyclist on a BMW 2065. Another one in silver and blue. This one was hard to miss. His AR made him look like he and the motorcycle were on fire with silver-and-blue flame. The flaming dude shot past her and through traffic up ahead.
“Outrider?”
“Yep.”
“Aren’t you guys a bit … matchy-matchy for shadowrunners?”
“Not runners.”
Ellida glanced at Trollface. He smiled at her and said nothing more. She thought about what she knew of the area and frowned, setting off a data search while she checked the traffic between here and Boeing Field. Something was snarling up I-5 South in a major way. Just as she was going to mention it, her search came back with her answer.
A go-gang? A small go-gang on escort duty? With money? None of it made sense. Instead of asking questions, Ellida plotted a route around the I-5 snarl. SR-99. Of course. Right through some nasty territory. “I-5’s frakked. We’ve got two choices: get stuck in traffic or go SR-99 past the shipyards.” She said no more and let the client decide.
Trollface was quiet for a moment, then said, “SR-99.”
Ellida nodded and put her hidden attack drones, Frick and Frack, on alert. They were a pair of Aztecnology Crawlers armed with a pistol and a taser, respectively. While she did that and headed onto SR-99, she listened to Trollface plan.
    “脆皮(Crispy),在船坞区之前的中心区搞出点动静,但在我们通过前不要搞得太大。灵活(Slægan,冰岛语),你和他去。拦着他别让他烧了整个地方。独行客(Solo),你殿后。我们会为你清出一片处理问题的干净区域的。”他转向她。“不要停下。无论发生了什么。带我们到飞机场。”
    艾丽达并没有看向他。她正忙于驾驶,通过鉄鶏审视着车流,并且查询网域导航来搜寻问题。“不要教你的奶奶怎么吮蛋(Don’t teach your grandma to suck eggs,不要班门弄斧)。”巨魔脸并没有用语言回应,但她在眼角的余光中看到他点了点头。
    当他们通过船坞区的时候,一场盛大的暴乱正在中心区进行着,阻挡了SR-99和I-5两条路来的车流。艾丽达得以拥有一条一路开向杜瓦密许水道(Duwamish Waterway)的通畅道路,这给了她一个能清楚看到在高架桥上等待的骑手们的视野。
    “我们前面有麻烦了。”
    然后她看到了搭在高架桥边缘的障碍物。那些混混们正努力想把它弄过栏杆。巨魔脸也看到了这些。“操。是分解者(Disassemblers,西雅图中心区最臭名昭著的帮派之一,见这里。)。独行客,当个乖女孩,把这帮混球做掉。”
    殿后的摩托车以惊人的速度飞掠而过,直直冲向坡道。混混们,包括庞大的巨魔们、一个兽人,以及几个人类,扭头来对付独行客,但他们并没有准备好应对他们面对的。这位女性比她看起来厉害得多,她的第一脚就真的把第一个来对付她的混混的脑袋踢了下来。
     艾丽达于是扭头专注于她自己的工作,把他们带出险境。驾驶室顶棚上一个面板滑开了,然后一个带着一对阿瑞斯MP-LMG(轻机枪)的弹出式炮塔从中出现。她瞄准了高架桥上的混混们。她并不需要把他们都干掉。她只需要干掉足够的数量,让他们不能够把障碍物弄到道路上来。
    在她以受控点射的方式向他们开火来保证她不会浪费太多弹药的同时,她周围几辆车的司机陷入慌张,猛踩下刹车然后旋转着失控了。幸好没有出事。而高架桥上没有在与独行客战斗的混混们纷纷开火还击。巨魔脸在子弹击中挡风玻璃时低头缩身躲避,但艾丽达却没有。她买了钱能够买到的最好的防弹玻璃。但她还是对这一番袭击对于车子的定制外漆的伤害露出了苦脸。驷马战车在这之后可需要非常多的TLC(Tender Love Care,温柔而充满爱的维护)了。
    当很显然分解者们已经失去了设置障碍物的能力的时候,他们中一些跳上了摩托车来逃离飞速杀戮着的独行客,并追向拖车和它的货物。其中一个疯狂的混混跳到了驾驶室上,重重地着陆但努力抓紧不放——至少直到次欧(无人机之一)爬出他的开口并用它装载的柯尔特M1991一枪打在他脸上。那个混混尖叫着翻下了车。那虽然是把老枪,但它还是完成了任务。
劇透 -   :
“Crispy, make a distraction in the downtown area just before the shipyards but don’t get it cranky until after we’ve passed. Slaegan, go with him. Keep him from burning the place down. Solo, you’ve got the rear. We should have a clean field for you to deal with things.” He turned to her. “Don’t stop. No matter what. Get us to the airfield.”
Ellida didn’t look at him. She was too busy driving, scanning the traffic with Tekkei, and checking GridGuide for problems. “Don’t teach your grandma to suck eggs.” Trollface didn’t respond in words but she saw him nod from the corner of her eye.
By the time they passed the shipyards, there was a fullblown riot going on in the downtown district that blocked traffic on both SR-99 and I-5. Ellida had a clear line all the way down to the Duwamish Waterway, which gave her a good view of the bikers waiting on the overpass.
“We got trouble ahead.”
Then she saw the barrier half-balanced on the edge of the overpass. The gangers were struggling to get it over the railing. Trollface saw it, too. “Frak. Disassemblers. Solo, be a good girl and deal with these bastards.”
The rear motorcycle sped by at tremendous speed, heading toward the off ramp. The gangers, huge trolls, an ork, and several humans shifted to meet Solo, but they weren’t ready for what they got. The woman was more than she seemed as her first kick literally knocked the head off the first ganger who came to meet her.
Ellida then turned to focus on her job and get them out of harm’s way. A panel slid back in the hood of the cab, and a pop-up turret with a pair of Ares MP-LMGs appeared. She took aim at the gangers on the overpass. She didn’t have to get them all. She just had to get enough to keep them from dropping the barrier onto the freeway.
As she fired at them in controlled bursts, making sure she didn’t waste too much ammo, the drivers of the few cars around her panicked, slamming on brakes and spinning out of control. It was just as well. The gangers on the overpass who weren’t fighting with Solo returned fire. While Trollface ducked and winced as the bullets hit the window, Ellida didn’t. She had bought the best bulletproofing money could buy. Though she grimaced at what the assault was doing to her custom paintjob. Quadriga would need a lot of TLC after this.
When it was clear the Disassemblers weren’t going to be able to drop the barrier, several jumped on motorcycles to escape the whirling death of Solo and pursue the rig and its cargo. One crazy ganger jumped to the top of the cab, landing hard but managing to hold on—at least until Frick crawled out of his hole and shot the ork in the face with its attached Colt M1991. The ganger tumbled off, screaming. It was an old gun, but it still did the job.
    在拖车冲过高架桥和第一个匝道的同时,她听到巨魔脸呼叫所有人加入护送之中。艾丽达看到独行客追上了其中一个追击者并把他踢进了公路边沟。
    “灵活马上不得不跳上车。别伤害他。”
    “那个兽人?”
    “对。”
    艾丽达点点头。“哪里?”
    “那里。”
    抬头看去,她看到灵活正把一个巨魔扔到路面上,在那里他翻滚向一边,然后像世界上最大的打地鼠那样突然弹起身子。他离她能直接开车碾过去的地方太远了。她看到他准备着跳向拖车。灵活也在做同样的事情。如果她突然转向,两个人都会跳不中。她也只好信任灵活能够搞定他了。
    在两个人腾空飞向巨大的拖车的同时,鉄鶏警告她有另一个飞行无人机出现在了它的领空而且正在追踪她。通过她在空中的眼睛,她看到那是一台老旧的、整修过的斯特拉托-9(Strato-9),带着分解者的颜色涂装。从孤星偷——或买——来,这东西总归是个坏消息。
    她将注意力集中在驾驶和蜻蜓无人机上,相信巨魔脸和他的帮派能解决其它问题。艾丽达切换到跳入,在蜻蜓无人机飞到斯特拉托-9上方的同时化身其中。假如负责这无人机的机师知道他们之前干了什么的话,那他们应该已经发现她了。她又观察了一阵来看看对方无人机是否做出反应。当它并没有反应的时候,她猛地下降降落在它顶上。
    这一行动的结果带来的冲击几乎把艾丽达打回她的身体里。拖车也猛地转向侧面,几乎把灵活甩下平台末端。她在精神中甩了甩头,紧抓住那台无人机的顶端,希望它自带的这一电击功能只是一次性的。并没有等待验证这点,她就启动了振动刃口钳并开始从顶端切割进敌方无人机的内部。第二下电击依然很疼,但冲击力小了很多。这并没有减慢她的行动。
    当那台斯特拉托-9发生故障并开始下坠的时候,艾丽达试图起飞。就在那时,她才发现其中一次电击干掉了她的一只翅膀,而她无法飞行。戴着一张后悔的苦脸,她跳出了鉄鶏,由得它自己坠毁。它一直是一台好用的小无人机,而她会怀念她的。它很便宜这一点并不重要(并不,它4000块啊大妹子)。它是她的第一台无人机,而人总是会在乎自己的第一次。
劇透 -   :
She heard Trollface call everyone in for escort as the rig went by the overpass and the first onramp. Ellida saw Solo catch up to one of the pursuers and kick him into a ditch.
“Slaegan is going to have to jump on. Don’t hurt him.”
“The ork?”
“Yeah.”
Ellida nodded. “Where?”
“There.”
Looking up, she watched Slaegan toss a troll onto the freeway, where he tumbled to the side and popped up like the world’s biggest whack-a-mole. He was too far to the side for her to run over. She saw him readying himself to jump at the truck. Slaegan was doing the same. If she swerved, both would miss. She would have to trust that Slaegan could deal with him.
As both took flying leaps for the big rig, Tekkei alerted her that another flying drone had come into its airspace and was tracking her. Through her eyes in the sky, she saw that it was an old, refitted Strato-9 with Disassemblers’ colors. Stolen from— or sold by—Lone Star, the thing was still bad news.
She shifted her focus to driving and the Dragonfly only, trusting that Trollface and his gang would deal with the rest. Ellida jumped fully in, becoming the Dragonfly as it flew above the Strato-9. Assuming the rigger in charge of the drone knew what they were doing, they’d already seen her. She watched for a moment to see if it would respond. When it didn’t, she dived down and landed on top of it.
The resulting shock just about knocked Ellida back into her body. The rig swerved to the side, almost tumbling Slaegan off the back of the flatbed. She mentally shook her head and held onto the top of the drone, hoping the tazer function was a one-shot deal. Without waiting to find out, she set her vibro-blade pinchers to work and began gutting the enemy drone from the top. The second shock still hurt but had a lot less punch. It didn’t slow her.
When the Strato-9 failed and started to fall, Ellida tried to take off. That’s when she discovered that one of the shocks had killed her wings and she couldn’t fly. With a grimace of regret, she pulled out of Tekkei and let it fall to its destruction. It had been a good little drone, and she’d miss it. It didn’t matter that it was cheap. It had been one of her first, and you always care for your first.
    回到她自己身体里,她看到灵活如其所名地行动着,用大锤一锤锤在脸上把那个巨魔打下了拖车后端。脆皮重新追上了车队,并施放出一条几米长的燃烧着的油带放倒了另一个摩托车手。独行客拔出了一把剑并一刀切过一个穿着红色护甲的摩托车手的脖子。
    “那就是他们全部人了吗?”她问道,还在为失去鉄鶏而悲痛着。
    巨魔脸点点头。“是啊。我觉得是。至少直到我们赶到机场为止。”
    “我希望这孩子确实值得这一切。”
    他久久望着她,然后点点头。“是啊。他是。至少对于他的双亲他是。”
    “他出了什么问题?”
    “没什么,没别的了。”
    她还在内心盘算着是否要询问更多信息的时候,他回答了她没有问出的问题。
    “是VITAS(病毒蛋白超敏反应)导致的器官衰竭。他的家人搞来了一个替代品。德尔塔级殖装。”
    VITAS。难怪那孩子呆在医疗舱里。“然后他被治好了?不会传染?”艾丽达因为VITAS又一次在西雅图地区爆发的想法而颤抖了。还有德尔塔级殖装?她确实听说过一次在本地的高科技器官商店发生的偷盗。她对于巨魔脸和他的暴走族帮派的评价又提升了一档。
    “医生把他完全治好了。他很好。否则我们不会接下这次狂奔。”
    “我确实本该要更多钱的。”
    巨魔脸对她露出帅气的微笑。“唔,确实有更多的钱,对于一个好的偷渡者和机师来说。换句话说,如果你要更多工作的话。”
    她用转向波音机场的一次转弯推迟了她的回答。“精神点(Look sharp)。我们到了。”
    “我一直很精神(I always look sharp)。”
劇透 -   :
Coming back to herself, she watched Slaegan live up to his namesake and knock the troll off the back of the rig with a sledgehammer to the face. Crispy had rejoined the party and had let loose a flaming oil slick several meters long that took out another motorcyclist. Solo had a sword out and slashed a motorcyclist in red armor through the neck.
“Is that all of them?” she asked, still mourning the loss of Tekkei.
Trollface nodded. “Yeah. I think so. At least until we get to the airfield.”
“I hope this kid is worth it.”
He gave her a long look. Then nodded. “Yeah. He is. At least to his parents he is.”
“What’s wrong with him?”
“Nothing. Not anymore.”
She was still debating about asking for more information when he answered her unspoken question.
“It was VITAS-induced organ failure. His family got a replacement. Deltaware.”
VITAS. No wonder the kid was in a medical pod. “And he’s fixed? Not communicable?” Ellida shivered at the thought of VITAS breaking out again in the Seattle area. And deltaware? She’d heard about a theft at a local high-tech body shop. Her estimation of Trollface and his go-gang jumped up a notch.
“Doc fixed him right up. He’s good. Or we wouldn’t have taken the run.”
“I should have asked for more money.”
Trollface smiled that handsome smile at her. “Well, there’s more money where that came from for a good smuggler and rigger. If you want more work, that is.”
She used the turn into Boeing Field to delay her answer. “Look sharp. We’re here.”
“I always look sharp.”
    艾丽达一边微笑着,一边扫视着大门、等在那里的西装人和他们身后的湾流·豪华V喷气机。他们敏锐地察觉到了这台大拖车的到达,但并没有任何恐惧或攻击的想法。其中一个穿着黑西装的男人挥手示意拖车驶过大门。在她泊车时,大门关上了,并且更多的着甲的人带着武器出现了。他们面朝外面部署着。
    她想要花一些时间来审视这架豪华私人飞机的美,但并没有如此做,而是开始着手把豪车卸下平台。当带着那孩子的医疗舱被卸下豪车装上飞机时,她站在驷马战车前检查驾驶舱和它的喷漆的损伤。她盼望着给它一个它配得上的新喷涂。
    帮派的其他人集合在一起,而巨魔脸踱着步子过去与他们谈话。脆皮看起来身上有些火燎痕迹。灵活浑身是血,但看起来并不在意。独行客身上夹克一部分不见了,而她裸露出的躯体上有秘法护甲的辉光。豪车上坐着的女人走到正在脱下头盔的独行客身边。很显然这两位女性是双胞胎。她们悄悄地谈话,然后望向巨魔脸。
    在孩子刚刚离开后,艾丽达认为波音机场大概不想要一辆坏掉的豪车待在他们的路上,于是着手把它弄回拖车平台上。她在机械臂把豪车放到位的时候注意到左边的机械臂一颤一颤的。又是一笔要付的费用。
    次欧告诉她巨魔脸和灵活正在朝她走来,就在她把豪车锁定到位的同时。她转向他们。“所以,你们现在打算把这车带到哪里?”
    灵活和巨魔脸看向彼此。巨魔脸耸了耸肩。“你留着吧。就把它当成一个优秀地完成工作的奖励。”
    她瞥了瞥离开的飞机。“他们没想把它要回去?”
    “没。它完成了它的工作。”他又一次给了她一个半笑。“介意让我们搭个顺风车回去吗?就到中心区。”
    望着巨魔与兽人,艾丽达耸了耸肩。“当然可以,但你们中的一个不得不坐在后面。”
    灵活并没有用言语回答。他只是点了点头,然后把自己撑上平台然后坐进了豪车。其它帮派成员都回到了他们的摩托车上,那两个女人同骑一车,然后准备好离开。
    在艾丽达和巨魔脸正钻进她的驾驶室时,巨魔脸大大地咧开嘴笑了。“所以,今晚有时间可以共进晚餐吗?”
    她稍稍笑着摇了摇头。“也许几小时后吧。我下班的时候会给你发信息。”
    “我请。”他一边坐在座位上一边补充道。
    考虑到由于她可怜的拖车经历的一切以及一切她不得不修理和替换的东西,而就算除开这辆作为奖金的豪车她之后也几乎没法休息,艾丽达点了点头并说道:“那他妈当然了。”
劇透 -   :
Ellida smiled as she scanned the gates, the suited people waiting, and the Gulfstream Luxe V jet beyond them. There was a sense of heightened awareness now that the big rig was here but no sense of fear of attack. One of the black-suited men waved the Hauler through the gates. As she parked, the gates were closed and more people in armor appeared with weapons. They set up facing outward.
She wanted to spend some time examining that beauty of a luxury private jet, but instead she went to work unloading the limo from the flatbed. She stood by the front of Quadriga looking over the damage to the cab and its paintjob while the medical pod with the kid was taken from the limo to the plane. She looked forward to giving it the new paint job it deserved.
The rest of the gang gathered up and Trollface sauntered over to talk to them. Crispy looked a bit singed. Slaegan was bloody but didn’t seem to care. Solo was missing part of her jacket, and her exposed flesh glowed with magical armor. The woman from the limo walked over to Solo, who took off her helmet. It was clear that the two women were twins. They talked quietly, then looked at Trollface.
As soon as the kid was away, Ellida assumed that Boeing Airfield wouldn’t want a dead limo sitting in the middle of their road and got to work getting it back on the flatbed. She noticed the left mechanical arm hitching as it wrestled the limo into place. Another expense to deal with.
Frick let her know that Trollface and Slaegan were headed her way as she locked the limo into place. She turned to them. “So. Where do you want the limo taken now?”
Slaegan and Trollface looked at each other. Trollface shrugged. “Keep it. Consider it a bonus for a job well done.”
She glanced at the retreating plane. “They don’t want it back?”
“Nah. It did its job.” He gave her that half-smile again. “Mind giving us a ride back the way we came? Just to Downtown.”
Looking at the troll and the ork, Ellida shrugged. “Sure, but one of you has to ride in the back.”
Slaegan didn’t respond with words. He just nodded and hauled himself onto the flatbed and got into the limo. The other gangers got back on their motorcycles, the women riding double, and readied themselves to leave.
As Ellida and Trollface got into her cab, Trollface grinned wide. “So, got time for dinner tonight?”
She shook her head with a small smile. “Maybe in a few hours. I’ll message you when I get off work.”
“My treat,” he added as he settled in.
Considering that she would just barely break even without the extra bonus of the limo due to what her poor rig had gone through and everything she would have to fix or replace, Ellida nodded and said, “Damn straight.”



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