"Hey, Fade. Little late, aren't you? We have all ready started our mission! And I'm so sorry that you missed two of our group. They're off on a scouting mission. Which leaves us to acquire a boat. I hope you have no qualms with theft?"
"Now, lets go shopping! Unless your samurai honor forbids you from participating in such a lowly and criminal activity, oh lord mutant," with the last directed at Matos.
"Now, let me make some introductions, since you are new, Fade. I am Brian Bolles- call me Brian- and resident hacker extraordinaire! Not to brag, but I've gotten past securities that'd make any other hacker's head spin from all the flashing alarm lights. And then there's Blue, who's off on a scouting mission, who sucks at whatever it was he professed to be good at. Needless to say, he's a neo-ethnic. Then we have our seibertonian Muldoon, who is an excellent and skilled hunter and ranger type person. Outdoorsy. Wolf-like. He's great! Oh, and while we're on the subject of Muldoon, he gave me a biomonitor for you. It's so he can keep you alive." Here, Brian handed the biomoniter to Fade. "Now, where was I? Oh yes, Mr. Jãos Matos. He is, as you can quite plainly see, is an augmen. He's some sort of street samurai from Brazil. And then there's Jacobim Prewett, our local guide and liaison with our illustrious fixer, Mr. Johnson."
"Now that these introductions are complete, let us continue with shopping."
Brian all but bounced with maniac glee. They were finally starting with the mission! 300K was all but in his grasp! Unless he died along the way. The thought almost sobered him, but then he dismissed it. If the PMC did try to kill them, they'd go for the buff ones and tall ones first, not the nondescript hacker. Which would give Brian time to exercise that most glorious of combat stratagems- run away. But right now, wearing the quite warm clothes that Muldoon had suggested they buy, and breathing in the fresh sea air, life was good. Life was exhilarating. Brian then started eyeing the available boats. Hmm... Preferably one that was fast, sexy, and belonged to a rich person so their would be money on board for Brian to pocket... And of course good mileage figured on their somewhere.