Part 5

David walked into the Science Lab of the Justice Knight Headquarters. A lone woman wearing a lab coat sat in front of a computer at the counter to the side. On the computer, were the blueprints for the Justice Knight exosuit.

David walked up to the woman and greeted her, “Hi Courtney.”

Courtney sighed. She turned around and greeted David with a tired, “David.”

“Is it that bad?” David asked, noting Courtney's fatigue.

“Take a look for yourself.” Courtney got off her chair and walked over to the work bench in the middle of the room, where the device that was on David's belt laid. She pressed the button on the side of the device and said, "Maintenance."

Squares flew out of the red orb and gently formed the exosuit on the table. The exosuit had scratches all over it; most notable were the five huge gashes in the torso where Iron Wolf had slashed Justice Knight to finish the fight.

“As you can see, the Knight-Former works just fine. However, the exosuit has be damaged quite a bit. Luckily, most of the damage was only to the external armour. I should be able to fix it in a few hours.”

“Thank you,” said David.

“No, thank you. Years of research into this exosuit, finally getting proper funding after this cyborg mess started, months of training you, and we finally have our first field test. Now I can adjust the suit a bit to fit you more and to make it more formidable.”

“That's good to hear,” David said. “But I think I'm going to need a weapon though. An actual weapon.”

“I'm currently working on a pistol and some ammo that must be able to finally hurt the cyborgs, but it won't be ready until a week or so later, at least.”

“I guess in the meantime, I'll just have to rely on your masterpiece then,” David offered Courtney a smile along with the compliment.

“It's not a masterpiece yet,” Courtney shrugged off the compliment, “The Justice Knight exosuit still needs a lot more work.”

Courtney turned to look at David, “Is there anything else that you need?”

“Nope. I'm good. Thank you, Courtney. Please remember to take a break.”

“I'll take one when I'm done.” Courtney walked back to her computer and started looking over her blueprints again.

David sighed. Courtney loved her work – maybe a bit too much. David would have to check back in later to make sure that she wouldn't be working all night again, but, for now, he had to pay a visit to the Network.

As David was walking out the door, he waved goodbye, “I'll see you later, Courtney.”

“Yes, yes,” was Courtney's quick and distracted response.

The End

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