« on: April 05, 2011, 09:20:22 pm »
**Recording. Tunnel 9 Gymnasum. 6/25/13 0915**
"You know, I don't suppose getting out of here would be any kind of problem."
"Precisely what I was thinking."
"Just a matter of taking a short stroll down a tunnel and popping up above."
"Precisely not what I was thinking."
"Tunnel 13 is probably a decent choice, anyway. Plenty of sights to see along the way."
"You really think I'm a nutter?"
"Sing songy voices of the Nessies to help you ambling along. Adventure to be had, and the stunning smell of stirred up shite."
"Where are you going with this, Hayes?"
"Have you really given any thought to this whole getting out business?"
"Course I have. It sounds like you have as well."
"Been thinking is all."
"So then you're interested?"
"Suddenly have a new desire to breathe the comparatively fresh air of above ground England again?"
"Not sure I'm following."
"You just said -"
"The kid, Palmer. The kid. Sams. I want him out of here."
"He wants out?"
"Well that's the tricky bit. I have to keep working on him. He's taking something out of our talks."
"Fuck's sake, you've gone soft."
"Only when I'm not thinking about your mum."
"Not sure if you've noticed but time isn't exactly on my side. This thing gets bigger by the day. If we don't act now, we might lose our chance."
"The kid needs to go. It's not fair, him all wrapped up in this. You and I aren't exactly old fuckers, well, I'm not, but he's right out of University. He deserves to get his heart torn out by a woman or two before it gets torn out by a Nessie."
"He's an Operator, it's not like he's in immediate danger."
"Yeah, not until the Nessies figure out a way into our hive. Is it easy convincing yourself we're safe down here when you can hear them horrors echoing about as you're trying to sleep?"
"Still remains that we can't wait to let you preach the light to him until he decides you aren't a nutter. Well, not about this at least."
"Maybe he doesn't need to think I'm right. Maybe the suggestion, or order, needs to come from the right direction."
"I can see it. Dear Sams, get the fuck out our sewers, Love Payne. And if that'll work on anyone, it'll work on Sams."
"I don't like it, but I'm more comfortable with that than the alternative."
"Whatever you do, get it done within a week. A week regular time, not your own fucking Hayesian time, by the way. We're moving on it with or without you."
"And the Paynites don't know about it."
"What do you take me for? I've been deleting these recordings."
"How the bloody hell you been do that?"
"You take certain actions that compromise ethics that you'd previously held."