Charley stared out at the loaders moving the last of the cargo, watching them argue and gesticulate, although at this distance their words didn’t carry.  He double-checked the gauges on the bulky contraption strapped to his wrist.  Everything was green, but nobody ever bothered to explain what they meant.  He’d sussed out a bit, though.  The cables were fed through the gauntlets housing, and could be released manually, or automatically at a signal.  It was a much safer and more reliable than old fashioned ropes, but he wondered why they needed him at all.  At least there was tea.

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