Legion of Justice - Chapter 10: Invasion - Utopia
- Windows into the Legionnaires' day
The rest of the team wasn't idle while Rex stayed up all night
creating computer hacking tools - with the help of a supercomputer.
Tommy, Rand and Miqui stayed up late, using the tools and facilities
of the Hot Rod's cramped workroom.
The next morning, Rex floated through the sky towards Springfield, Va.
The holographic image projector built into the chair surround him
with the seeming of a government-issued skycar, and his radio was
sending out the matching ID code to anyone monitoring traffic. He
didn't want to overuse his powers. His special detection programs,
written last night with assistance from Gernsbeck, probed the ether
for traces of government computer communications. He homed in on the
strongest signals, and landed in a nearby lot. Protected inside the
image of an empty car in an out-of-the-way corner of a parking garage,
he set to work, hacking into Amgov's computer network.
Tommy and Miqui started their day in 'make up'. They needed to spend
a lot of Wildcat's money to buy personal electronics gear that Rand
would pull apart and use to build anti-personnel ordinance for their
attack. But they couldn't be recognized as missing Legionnaires!
Miqui was easily able to disguise them by altering some chemical
processes in their skin. She made herself much darker, with red hair,
and Tommy became quite fair. He wore a wig, and she was able to use
her powers to make sure it was anchored securely (OK, she changed his
perspiration into organic superglue, if you must know!).
"Wow! I look great!" he said enthusiastically, as he looked into a
mirror. He turned and asked wistfully "Do you think your powers could
help me grow real hair?"
She was stunned. Tommy had never indicated he missed having hair -
and she'd never thought about how being bald would affect a 14 year
old boy. "Why, I don't know, Tommy. If all it involves is
encouraging a chemical process in your scalp, I probably can. Let's
have Rex investigate when we get back." Was Tommy's painful shyness
the result of being bald?
The two took a flying disk and concealed it not far from the nearest
Now that he knew where the secret technology center was, Rand could
get there on his own. He used a flying disk to approach as closely to
the location as possible, then hid the disk and dove an hour into the
past. At his top speed, he flashed through the ground and into the
vast warehouse. This time his assignment get a floor plan of the
office and living areas and learn more about the full time staff they
might have to deal with.
Getting assigned to the secret technology center must be a plum
assignment. The quarters were like a fancy hotel with all the
amenities, fancy dining, health club, reading room, even a theater.
Working here would be way better than being a producer; there was
stuff even the entitled didn't have! But what was really stunning to
Rand was, who was currently assigned to this facility.
Coquette was part of the facility security team!
- Yeah, it did get a little long, didn't it? thanks for the nice words.
Happy New Year!
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> Congratulations on completing one of the longest chapters in
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