Damn, it's still good.
I love how character-driven this is. And I'm really getting into reading the expressions on people's faces. Like that bastard Foster. Ivy plops down a handful of gruesome photos of people blown apart by the beta suit, and Foster just kind of looks down sideways at them in a considering fashion. And then Ivy describes the effects she's seeing to him, and he gets a smile on his face, like he's so damn pleased with the suit's behavior, and he's calculating
And then there's Dan. The look on his face says it all after he learns his friends are dead. He's furious, but you can see the grief, too.
(BTW, I don't think it's all that unrealistic that he would have a spare couple thou and a spare "untraceable" cell to hand over to Dillon and Julie as aid. This is a man with a long history of mistrust of the government and its activities in his neighborhood, plus a little biker outlaw history of his own. He just might have an emergency fund set aside for certain situations)
And oh my god, the appearance of crazyman on the desert highway. I gasped out loud when I read that. And the cliffhanger at the end! Who fired first????
But I have to wonder, how the hell did crazyman get to them so quickly? I can conceive of the pieces of beta suit maintaining a connection, and I can imagine that a creation that runs on human brainwaves might confer very odd abilities on a person with a crazy brain. But I mean, can crazyman fly now, or something? How did he just manage to turn up in the middle of the desert? They only just stopped the car!
-------------------------------------This post has been edited by Krista for the "Find Terry Moore" game.