It is a very subdued collection of party members that reassemble for a late breakfast the following morning. Max, Grim and Arvor are all looking rather the worse for wear after their excessive drinking the evening before. Jie and Taeva are both quiet after their rapid exits.
Will is the only one who seems to be in fine form.
“So what is everyone doing for the next week?” he asks. “So Taeva, you are heading to ‘New You’ for some augmentations? And you also, Arvor?”
“I’m gonna rent an air/raft for the next week an’ get some driving practice in,” says Max. “There’s only so much that I can learn from the holosimulator package. In the evenings, I’ll have an ask around the bars in the lower levels to see if anyone knows of any jobs that are going – and any goods that I can get for a good price depending on where we end up going.”
“What about you, Grim?” Will asks. “Are you getting some augmentations done as well? And what are your plans, Jie?”
“Can’t pass up New You either,” says Grim, “not with being trained in Cybernetics and knowing the benefits of augmentation!”
Once the breakfast is over, everyone heads their different ways. Will decides to hang around with Max for a while.
“It’s probably all for the best if we spend a little time apart,” Will thinks out loud to Max as he arranges the hire of an air/raft. “Living side by side with one another month after month is going to throw up some confrontations from time to time.”
“Too right, mate,” Max agrees. “Time for a bit of a break.”