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Hard Boiled – Episode One: A New Day 1.104

bwvatarJenna ducked into her car, taking a deep breath. It had been a long ten hours, but well worth the hell she knew she was about to catch. I suppose I can explain to Cox that this was just a test of Wolf while under extreme emotional duress. She smiled wryly, the smile slipping as she recalled all the times it had happened to her. Refusing to allow her mind to travel that particular path, she pulled onto the street and rode towards Aaron’s home in silence.

She pulled her car in front of the house, looking up. Shaking her head in appreciation, she vaguely wondered at the worth of purchasing her own home. Disregarding that inclination almost immediately, she started up the path to the brownstone. Here’s hoping he’s ready to listen… She pressed the doorbell.

There was a short buzz, the door clic...

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Hard Boiled – Episode One: A New Day 1.102

silvatarJenna moved briskly into the womb. A hand went up before she even opened her mouth. “I know, I know. Find Kaye. Get Satellite feeds, bring up visuals, yadda yadda…” Fingers flew over the keyboard as the teen spoke. “You come in here, always making demands. I mean, where’s the love?” Despite herself, Jenna’s face twitched into a smile. “No faith. No trust…just like a woman…take, take, take and nothing in return.” Bug pressed a final key, spinning in his chair to face Fairchild. “Voila’. Ask and ye shall receive.” Four monitors rose in an eerie synchronicity.

Jenna’s eyes flew from scene to scene. “Bug, I always knew you were a genius. Now, what exactly am I looking at?” Her eyes devoured the four scenes. A slender woman bent over an archaeological dig...

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Hard Boiled – Episode One: A New Day 1.100

Teotihuacan Archaeological site, Mexico –

Everything seemed to happen in a flash, rather than in the slow motion these type of events usually occur. Leaping at her assailant had actually caught him off guard. This combined with the enhanced agility and reflexes her feline form granted her, Kaye was able to escape. She had to assume the Jackal had some type of low light or infrared imaging capabilities, so once she was clear of the site and well into the surrounding brush, she shifted shapes again… this time to something smaller, a bobcat.

After several minutes of haphazard changes in direction Kaye stopped to listen. Nothing – no sign of pursuit – yet. It was growing dark, and Mexico City was a scant forty or so miles to the southwest...

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Hard Boiled – Episode One: A New Day 1.83

Teotihuacan Archaeological site, Mexico –

(Background Info: Teotihuacan is situated in the central section of the Valley of Teotihuacan. The valley is in the northeastern part of the Basin of Mexico, a plateau over 2,000 meters high with a temperate semiarid climate. The later Aztec capital, Tenochtitlan, grew up about 700 years after the collapse of Teotihuacan 60-km southwest on an island in the shallow lakes that spread in the Basin at that time. The Spaniards destroyed Tenochtitlan in the 16th century. Modern Mexico City, which was built on the Aztec city, now extends far beyond the lake bed, now largely drained.

Teotihuacan interacted with many other Mesoamerican centers...

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Hard Boiled – Episode One: A New Day 1.77

bwvatarIt had been an interminably long day for Aaron. And with the events planned for the evening, it wasn’t going to get much better. A quick meeting with Jenna early in the day for information exchange and then it was business as usual. Unfortunately his thoughts kept drifting to the performance they had to give later. Aaron knew Kardiac was already nursing a few cracked ribs, but he wouldn’t be able to pull too many punches and still look convincing. Leaving the office early, he headed back to his brownstone to try and relax a little.

Not five minutes after he walked through the door, the phone rang, “Hello…”

“Hey dear,” Kaye’s voice came as a pleasant surprise.

“HEY! How are you? What’s going on? Everything okay?” Aaron’s voice was a mixture of elation and concern...

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