...natos actually looked shocked, but only for a
moment which quickly passed. "Well, it seems I'll have to
have a word with the fellow who assured me that that couldn't
happen." He turned back to Brooklyn. "It seems
that until Ms. Kirk chooses to come out, we'll just have to wait."He stared in frustration at the screen. Instead of showing
him Catherine Kirk, as he had asked, it was displaying a picture of a
little blue cartoon gargoyle, holding a sign which read -- "We
are experiencing technical difficulties - Please stand by..."
Someone, or something was blocking his signal. This did not
make him happy.In the secured room, Cat worked, creating devices and weapons
which were hundreds of thousands of light years ahead of anything
presently available on earth. She worked with a glazed
expression, as though she were in a daze.On the table in front of her already sat two things, what appeared
to be a six-inch long metal cylinder, and a radio headset.
Still she worked on. The tools in the room were too primitive
to be of use in her present work. Instead, she held futuristic
and alien devices.Whenever she would reach for a tool, there would be a flash of
dark green light, and the tool would appear. When she was
finished with the tool, it would disappear in the same manner.So, she worked th...