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Conflict in the Year 21: Tokyo

August 29, 2009  Author: Anthony Pacheco Category: Characterization, Plot, Setting, The Craft   2 Comments

Oh man, the absurd situations I foster on my poor main character.

As a ex-NI soldier and pilot, I was naked on base many a time. There were times where if I had anything touching my skin I would just lose it. It’s a common side effect of neural implants. My sensitivity to touch is higher than a normal person is, and sometimes that’s a disadvantage.

Today, nudity isn’t common, but it isn’t rare either.

So it was with some nervousness Kaoru is escorting me to the front of the hotel lobby where I can summon Thor, because I’m wearing nothing but a pair of spaghetti-strap fuck-me heels. Each step is a sparkly slither of the naked sexy.

And people are staring. Conversations stops, mouths hang open, women pause, men drink me with their eyes. Oh, this was a mistake. I feel self-conscious and stupid that I, of all people, feel self-conscious.

Kaoru is following behind me carrying a locked case containing my purse, PDA, and needler. She is smirking at the reactions to her handiwork.

Thor is suddenly at my side. Never have I been so grateful to see him. “I can take that, Miss Kaoru-san,” he says. She hands the case over, bows at me, and when I return her bow, she grins and leaves.

The lobby is still silent. Thor puts his hand on my arm.

“Look, Lieutenant, I want to be up front this was not my idea. I told them no. I might as well have been speaking to a rock.”

“What?” This doesn’t sound good. No, not good at all!


I plant my heels and almost fall over. “Thor, I am naked, wearing only scandalous heels and an absurd amount of credits in diamonds. Spit it out!”

“There is a crowd of people outside waiting to escort you to the Palace.”

No! Damn it!

I feel faint, on the verge of hyperventilating. I don’t do well with crowds. “Crowd? Can I slip out the back? Can we VTOL over? How many people are we talking about here?”

I detect a wisp of a smile from the normally stoic Thor.

“All of them, I think.”



2 comments on: Conflict in the Year 21: Tokyo

  1. Jaym September 3, 2009 at 6:05 am

    You know, it just occurred to me that a movie based on these books would be one of the top-grossing movies of all time, simply based on the nude shots of Lexus alone.

    Of course, it would have to be rated NC-17, but hey, you’d have plenty of marketing material!

    • Anthony September 3, 2009 at 8:48 am

      Ah, ah, ah! My book is rated R but because I leave some very naughty things unsaid, it lends the impression it is NC-17.

      He he he.

      Anyway, Hollywood making a movie on an anarcho-capitalism society would rule. Many people are fascinated by hyper-libertarianism. Since it is so understated in my book, I think you are right. A movie of this book would be fairly easy to do with some good FX.

      Stop making me think those things! I don’t even have an agent!

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