>>> 2015-03-01 13:04 UTC+10; Asexual Initiative Centre, Melbourne, Australia offices.
Jennifer cursed as lines of text blasted across her screen.
The Ace Hunt! They're right outside. They're going to get me. I tried to hide my dragon but they captured her. I'm so afraid... I just want to say that I love you all. You've helped me to accomplish so much, especially with my dragon. I just wish I had more time—
She quickly picked up the location of the distress signal, as well as a nearby landmark. A single finger flicked on the agents-intercom.
‘All agents in 5 K’s of Sunshine Railway Station, Melbourne north east, get in fucking gear!’
The responses came in immediately, and she shouted out the precise co-ords even as she sent the mission info to the agents’ hand devices.
—That was the door! They're in the hallway! I can hear them outside my room—THEY'RE HERE! SOMEONE HELP—I CA— ...
Jennifer’s fingers moved and swiped across the holo-keyboard even as her co-worker replied to the call—
We have dispatched a small team to your location but fear it may be too late. Rest in peace—
Jennifer growled. ‘Initiate diversion!’ she snapped into her headset. ‘And start the visuals!’
She dragged a hand over her holo-KB and it lifted as she stepped through to the main space. Several dragons and their humans circled the space and the visuals poured in, holograms that grew in miniature from the floor.
It looked like mundane suburbia, but as Jennifer manipulated her holo-KB to zoom into the location, the black van of the Ace Hunt was unmistakable.
And the sight of a dragon, held down by a group of white-dressed enemy-operatives, chilled Jennifer to the bone.