The Space Smuggler

She thought nobody noticed what she had done but I did. I was just about to board the spaceship when she walked on the platform. She was hard to miss with her rainbow hair and 7 feet tall robot-guard by her side.

The bodyguard headed to the x-ray scanner and she approached a security agent for a pat-down. It all happened in the blink of an eye. She put her hand on the security guard’s arm pretending to lose her balance. When her pat-down was over she flashed her knockout smile and lightly brushed against his arm again. What a pro!

Just like that she snuck it through. It couldn’t have been larger than a grain of sand. Over 100 Zettabytes of robot engineering blue prints. Something a colony like Ceres, seeking independence, would pay a fortune for.

She walked into the ship and headed towards first class. I left my crowded car, and looked for the VIP bar. There she was looking at her reflection in the window. I shot her robot-guard before it could see me coming and sat across from her. She didn’t move.

“Hi Babsy,” I said holding my police card. “I hope you got paid in advance this time.”

August 1, 2017


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