Book: The City.
/ What was that?
/ Nothing. We're secure.
/ We'd better be.
/ Calm down. Whole district's been deserted ever since the Gap. Nobody's here.
/ Except us. Why'd he make us come out here?
/ Secrecy. I don’t know. He's our man on the inside; so we humor him. It's just the quiet making you jump. Help me get this screen set up?
/ It feels criminal.
/ I got word from the Consensus says it's not.
/ You know what I mean. Maybe it's not against any law. But it's messing with the Tower. It feels -
/ So go home.
/ Yeah, you'd like that, wouldn't you? You take the credit, get promoted to Division Head, I'm stuck -
/ So stay. OK. Think it's working now.
/ Nothing on screen. Do we have a signal?
/ No. Sha - the contact said at 6 sharp.
/ Then he's late. If he dragged us out here for nothing -
/ Yeah? What are you going to do to him, exactly?
/ Let's just -
/ We have a signal! OK, here it comes.
/ There -
/ That's not -
/ You're not Sha -
/ 99-40. Arcite. Are you Modris Wyndham and Sya Droysen, of the Tex Mechanica Foundry West District?
/ Yes -
/ My owner has instructed me to give you the following message: I don't have time for lowlife dregs like you. You disgust me.
/ But -
/ My owner has instructed me to continue: Sit down and let the frame talk. I know your type. City bigshots. You can show some damn -
/ Listen -
/ respect. Now listen. I got your message. The answer is no. I'm -
/ But -
/ not going to fix Crucible fights for you idiots just to make your Tex Mechanica junk look good. Do you -
/ Now I wouldn't put it quite like that -
/ think you're the first dregs dumb enough to try to buy me? Why do you people think you can buy me? Don't I have an honest face? Do I look like I need your money? The Crucible is sacred, that's what you people don't understand, like you think it's a game. Now -
/ this is the part where you start blustering at my little buddy here and telling him it's all legal down in the City, just business, just sponsorship. So listen: I can have ten Titans crashing through your ceiling any time I like and you can tell them it's just business.
/ Or we can talk about how you're going to make this up to me.
/ My little buddy's listening. Make him an offer.