mates again. They told me I had to do something to pay off the hospital bills or I’d never have anything for the rest of my life. I couldn’t join the armed forces because of my condition, not even a fast food joint would hire me and there was just no way I could find a job. That’s when I decided to post on some internet site for jobs my application and they forwarded it to all kinds of places. I got a call the next day and they told me they’d pick me up for a government job but they wouldn’t tell me what it was. They told me they knew about my story and said to say all my good byes if I wanted a chance to clear my debts.” Sinewy explains.
“That sounds familiar,” Grant scoffs.
“Very,” Karber nods.
“So there was no other option for you? There was no relief program for someone in your situation?” I ask.
“No. After years of people using the system for bullshit psychological problems and claiming they can’t work, funds for that type of thing have all dried up. Most respected government programs that helped a lot of people in need are disappearing,” Sine says.
“There’s a lot of people like us out there. Working for the government for a very small paycheck, waiting for something to come along,” Karber says.
“I wonder if you signed up for the evolver project because of the same reason. I wouldn’t be surprised,” Sinewy says to me.
“I don’t know. It’s possible,” I say.
“Life’s a bitch,” Karber says.
“Yes, sir. I know it,” Sine agrees.
“How long have you all been working together?” I ask.
“Almost a year. Awe, our anniversary is coming up,” Karber laughs.
“Sure it ain’t today? We got ourselves a room and everything,” Grant looks around and laughs.
“Why we laughing? This ain’t funny,” Karber stops himself.
“I think it is. We’re screwed. I mean my ass really hurts right now. You guys feel that?” Grant asks.
“Yeah,” Sinewy moans.
“I wonder what time it is,” Karber asks.
“Who knows, its dark out, all I can tell you,” Grant says.
“What are we gonna do now?” I ask.
“I don’t know, you tell us. This was your master plan,” Grant smirks.
“Hey, he tried to help us out of it at least,” Karber adds.
“My hero,” Grant mutters.
“Don’t start,” Sine says.
“You know what? I’m gonna start and there’s nothing you can do about it. I have the right to bitch. You guys basically forced me into this and you know it!” Grant moaned.
“We gave you an option,” karber replies.
“Help or not get my share of the cash we were all hired to do? No, I don’t think so. You guys may as well have put a gun to my head!” He says.
“Whatever, I’m tired of thinking about this. Whatever happens now happens,” Sinewy says. “If it helps, Grant, I’m sorry, we’re all fucking sorry. But, we can’t change anything now and you did have an option. You could have called the boss and told him what was going on and you wouldn’t have had any problems. You could have removed yourself from the situation but you