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The City: 123: Neva

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“His motive is to take down Midas and let the world go with it,” Neva said.  “The question remains, how do we stop him?”
“Underwood is only in control of the situation as long as he remains logged in.  If we can disconnect him from the system and shut the City down, the backups will restore most of the damage he’s caused.”
“If he’s in control, isn’t he invincible, though?”
“Not from a boot gun.”  Ingmar slid down the embankment and into the hidden section of the park.  Renee and Dorothy followed.  “Get me a shot, and I’ll boot him.”

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The City: 105: Joan

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Ingmar was nearly finished when the door gave way and a pair of zombies tumbled inside.  Joan took a rope stand that was sitting in a corner and used it like an improvised club, waving it in front of her.  The zombies retreated, but didn’t seem to be damaged at all.
“What are you doing?” Ingmar asked.
“You can get people out with those guns, right?  You should go do that.”
“But we’re the ones robbing the bank.”
“Go help people.  There’s a manager’s exit out the back.  You should be able to use it.”  Renee, Mina and Ingmar ran.

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The City: 103: Brittany

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Ingmar was about half done when they came back from the vault.
“We’re all done,” Renee said.  “Babbage has what he wanted.  We are now the new board of…  What the hell?”
“It’s some kind of virus, it got the others.  This is the only way to logout safely,” Ingmar said as he leveled the boot gun and fired at Tobias.  Renee pulled out her own.
“Babbage’s virus won’t harm us.”
“It got the others.”
Renee fired at Ingmar, but she missed.  Brittany didn’t care who won their little power struggle, she just wanted out.  She leapt into the crossfire.

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The City 102: Mike

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Ingmar shook his head.  More patrons followed and someone slammed the heavy oak door shut.  “I don’t understand.  Why would you want me to shoot you?”
“Because it’s a clean logout,” Mike said.  “A boot’s a mark on a user’s system privileges, but this zombie thing’s a virus. He looked at the gun, and looked at the people huddled behind the counter.  Zombies rammed the counter and banged on the glass.  The barrier held, but he could hear more zombies shambling in, and the infected avatars climbing to their feet.  It was only a matter of time.
“Who goes first?”

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The City: 101: Katie

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In the lobby, Katie watched the zombies pour in through the shattered door.  They attacked indiscriminately, clawing and biting at robbers and hostages alike.  One of the robbers shot at them repeatedly, but the boot gun had no effect.  Finally, she pulled the receptionist girl and the kid with the robbers back behind the counter.  Two of the tellers were there, hunkered down behind the oak and glass.  They waited for the sounds of carnage to die down.  She looked at the gun.
“Can you use that thing?” she asked.
“It doesn’t work,” Ingmar replied.
“Not on them, on us.”

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The City: 096: Tobias

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Tobias had been taken at gunpoint to the bank by Renee and Mina.  With Joseph booted, he was the ranking manager.  They took him to the vault and demanded he unlock the terminal with his keycard.  When he refused, she reached into his inventory and grabbed it.
“We don’t need you, just access.”  She plugged it in and the machine chirped as it came to life.  She typed feverishly for five minutes before the machine shut down and faded away.  “There.  Now we’re all very rich.”
“Midas will never let this stand,” Tobias said.
“Silly man.  We own Midas now.”

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The City: 095: Chandra

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Chandra saw the man by the door boot the hero before he got the gun away from the kid, then point the weapon at him.
“You left your goddamn phone on?”  Norm asked.  There were four that she could see, all with guns.  There were others in the back, doing something in the vault.  She just came in to check her balance before logging off.
“Sorry sir.  Something weird is going on outside.”
“Something weird?  You idiot.  You’re off the team.”  Norm never got a chance to fire.  The glass doors burst inward and the zombie was on him first.

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