It was a dark and stormy night.
The sound of laser fire echoed through the hallways as the last of the Transco security drones fell before the Darkcorp soldiers. A pair of hooded figures ran through the hallways, barely ahead of the marauding mercenaries. They fled upstairs, then snuck into a small, vacant apartment room and quietly
losed the door.
No, this apartment was no good. It would be searched, and discovered with ease. The room had a computer in it. It dates back to the 90's and has a single game on it I never got to play. No, now is not the time to get distracted.
But where was the secret passage? The lever to open it had to be somewhere. A spot inside the bathroom, where no one will ever look regardless of HOW throughly they search the apartment. The inside of the toilet.
Just lift up the cover and reach in. The water is not as bad as one might expect, and the bathroom sink is right there. There, the door to the hidden section is open. Now get inside and close it, quick.
The foyer lights were on. This sealed room might yet be discovered, turn them off! There were many lights, many light switches, all of them old fashioned. No, that switch turns on the exterior lights, turn that off.
The room had a bubbling fish tank. What to do? If left on, it creates noise and light. Turn if off, and the fish will die. It is too heavy to carry to the sink...
A loud scream was heard from outside the hideaway. It was not the soldiers that we were running from. It seems they found out the hard way what the security robots were for, and will be too busy to continue searching.
For the first time I was able to get a good look at the person that fled with me, and her pale white skin and facial features. She was a stranger to me, and yet who knows how long I will have to quietly spend in her company...