Rostam, you've recovered from your night of excitement. Some mild stiffness from the unusually high level of activity is pretty standard for someone as fit as you, but you bounce back ridiculously quickly. You woke up this morning to two job offers: one from Salomé marked "High Priority", and the other from none other than the Daimyo's son, Kai — which had no severity markings on it. You're on your way now to accept one of them — which one is it?
It's raining quite heavily as you approach YB&A corporate headquarters, just a block south of the Neon Pagoda. The streets are crowded with people. You can tell the people with non-organic sleeves, walking around without raincoats, or umbrellas, compared to the zealously covered people walking around in their birth bodies — much like yourself. The revolving doors to YB&A are in constant motion as a flux of people pours into, and out of, the building.
The hologram then proceeds to phase through people in the crowd, leading you to the back of the lobby, towards the executive elevators. What do you do?
They're professional, and we've traded jobs back and forth for a few years now. It's mostly that, a professional relationship, but they did invite to a flesh-space party once that was pretty interesting.
"Rostam! I'm so glad you could make it. Please, come in! Come in! I hope I'm not keeping you from anything important. Can I get you something to drink? Coffee? Tea? Scotch?"
He swipes through some pages on his desk, and places delivery specifics in front of you. The package isn't much bigger than a bowling ball, complete with a shock-absorbing case, and marked fragile. "You'll be collecting a proof-of-concept prototype from a private contractor's personal residence. We suspect he's being watched, so you'll need to find a way into his workshop that won't attract attention. All our couriers who didn't abscond with my property have reported lone, military tech interceptors, highly trained, cornering them, and holding them at swordpoint. Once you've obtained the package, you'll bring it back here, and deliver it directly to me. I'm sorry for all the cloak and daggers with the pickup, but I hope you can appreciate that I'm anxious to finally get my hands on this tech."
The money from this job is extremely generous, even for something this secretive (OOC: we're talking 3 creds). Kai leans back in his chair, fingers entwined, and says, "I hope you'll find the offer suits your needs — and you'll find YB&A has a long memory when it comes to competent people."
What do you do?
If you'll let her, she guides you all the way down to the HQ's main doors, where she'll wait to see if you have any questions.
What do you do?
n.b. — this scene has been retconned to allow Rostam a few days to complete the task, rather than requiring it be done right away.