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ITR8 – A Call From Coolidge

The Idiot’s Guide To Illegal Tech Repair 8
(A Call from Coolidge)

Amanda came onto the Bridge,
And sat before the video screen.

Amanda: “Put Coolidge through, Wendall.”

She said to the ship, 
And then Coolidge was on the screen.
The balding young man looked somewhere between,
The ages of 25 and 40.
With a red beard that was full of crumbs,
He looked disheveled and dirty.

Coolidge: “What’s up, Amanda? How’s it going?
You’re looking good, today.”

Amanda: “Just cut right to the chase, Coolidge,
What do you need? What will you pay?”

Coolidge: “Come on, Amanda! 
Pretty thing? Sunshine?
I thought we could talk,
Maybe have a glass of wine.”

Amanda: “If that’s your mission, 
The Answer is no.
What happened between us,
was a long time ago.”

Coolidge: “Alright, fine!
I’ll cut to the chase.
I’m having a little trouble
 with the power at my base.
The feds are starting 
to monitor all
nuclear power, both great and small.
So I’m downgrading my system,
To remain off the grid. 
Would you help me please?
I’d be obliged if you did.”

Amanda: “Sounds like something that’s right up your alley.
Why don’t you do it yourself?”

Coolidge: “We all change over time, Amanda.
I’m sure it’s not just myself.”

Coolidge raised his hands to show,
All mechanical parts down from the elbow.

Amanda: “Huh? What happened to you?”

Coolidge: “A little accident with a fire screw.
So what do you say, Amanda?
Is this something that you’ll do?”

Amanda stood, thought for a moment,
And stared down at her shoe.
She then looked out at the stars,
Her arms folded across her breast,
She cocked her head to one side and said:

Amanda: “6’000, and the answer’s yes.”

Coolidge: “Done is done, Amanda.
You know I don’t like haggling price.”

Amanda: “Just be cool while I’m over there,
and everything will be alright.”

Amanda ended the call, and walked right off the bridge.
Blayze went to ask her what their past was,
But James grabbed his wrist.

James: “If there’s one thing about Amanda,
You should never ask about,
It’s her love life, Blayze Hallack.
Of that, there is no doubt.”

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