Torrent 2: Leech.2"Query: your reason for attempting premature process termination last night." Lisa always sat in car seats with her head held high and her back poised, unlike Godot who, even in the driver's seat, leaned back casually as though he hadn't left the couch.
"Just felt like I was overstaying my welcome." He kept his glass-like eyes focused on the road. Lisa always admired those strange eyes, ravaged by something unseen and only now showing an outer weariness. Manly eyes.
"Without a nursing unit installed, it's recommended"
"I said I can take care of myself." Godot snapped, and actually turned his head towards her. She looked away and remained silent for several long minutes, after which the car started to slow down and pulled over to the side of the freeway.
"Transport received a signal interrupt. Why?" Lisa turned back to him.
"I'm sorry," he sighed.
"My curiosity parameters were simply at abnormal levels. I shouldn't be requesting such information, as I am not part of the 'girlfrien
Torrent 1: Peers.2"Employee ID: Devorae, Lauren. Congratulations on your annual progression!" Lisa's signature grin almost drowned out the birthday cake's candles. The mousy employee seated in the cubicle nervously peeled her thick-framed glasses away from her face and turned to face Lisa and her coworkers, turning a bit red. "Normally, the birthday celebration function is run from within the lunchroom scope, but your absence presented an exception. I hope you don't mind my initiative in transferring the office party here to your workstation."
"I'm sorry..." Lauren instinctively reached for the shears on her desk, its blades as thin and wispy as her fingers. She clutched them tightly in her fingers as she listened to everyone sing that dreadful birthday song, her eyes nervously darting back and forth between the expectant and bored stares. She found some comfort in Lisa's gaze; it was always earnest, focused dead center on Lauren with a smile.
"...I believe the post-conditions to the birthday song inclu
Torrent 1: Peers.1"Happy birthday, Lisa!" The chocolate cake was simple in design, adorned with a single candle surrounded by cherries nested in dollops of whipped cream. There were a few whispers going around about the number 203 laced into the frosting. "203?"
"In base 4, I'm fine." Lisa chuckled at the familiar in-joke and readily blew out her candle. "In base 10, I'm 35."
"I remember when you were the baby of the gang. Now most of the gang's got babies."
"Lisa, where's that boyfriend of yours?"
"Boyfriend? I have no record of such a user." Lisa hurriedly sliced off a piece of cake for herself and marveled at the fish-shaped candies in the filling.
"She's still going with that techno jargon even after Blue Screens."
"My daily functions still involve full-time public relations and human resource management in the technology industry. My personality protocols have been optimized for this purpose." Lisa smiled and tilted her head.
"Same old Lisa, you'll never change. Probably still won't get married, ei