“An explanation?  Of course.”  Babbage practically oozed unctuous charm.  Raine considered the confrontation with interest.  The whole board did, but they weren’t going to get involved.  There was a time to get your hands dirty, and a time to keep them clean.  Most of them knew which was which.  “I believe you’ll find a document in your folders which explains the situation quite clearly.”  Roberto ripped out the paper in question and held it up.
“This doesn’t tell me a goddam thing!”  Holding the paper, Roberto’s avatar suddenly glitched and froze in place.  Babbage smiled.
“Now, we can truly begin.”

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