Today on Quantum Vibe: The nature of the project Strip 820 - Click strip above to goto the next strip.
First Seen: Fri 2014-04-25
Story & Art: Scott Bieser - Colors: Zeke Bieser Sci-Fi Adventure Mondays.
A thousand years in the future, humanity has colonized worlds in nearly
100 galaxies, thanks to Quantum Vibremonic technologies developed five
centuries earlier. Other new technologies have created various
off-shoots of humanity and extended life expectancies five-fold. The
story begins with how a mad scientist and his plucky assistant, along
with their robot friend, brought humanity to the stars, and continues
with the adventures of some unique people in fantastic places.
In a police interrogation room, Murphy sits next to her attorney, Toni Delarossa. Across from them sits Detective Gates Buckett while Liaison Officer Dick Palace leans against the wall behind her.
Murphy: Can't I go now? My transport is leaving in less than an hour.
Gates: I just have a few more questions.
Focus on Gates, with Dick behind her.
Gates: We know that you were purchased on Huoxing and then manumitted by Dr. O'Murchadha, and have traveled with him since.
Gates: What is his purpose, coming to Ganymede?
Looking past Gates at Murphy and Toni.
Murphy: He said he's gathering data for some project he's working on.
Gates: And what is the nature of that project?
Three-shot of Gates across from Murphy and Toni. Gates has an 'oh, please!' expression.
Murphy: I told you already, I have no idea! He doesn't talk about it.
Gates: Come on, not even in pillow-talk?
Murphy looks downcast as she responds.
Murphy: We … don't have that kind of relationship.
Murphy: He hired me to be a bodyguard for himself and Ms. Oresme.
Gates: I see.
Palace, still holding up the wall behind Buckett, speaks up.
Palace: Then perhaps you can tell us about the actual relationship between Dr. O'Murchadha and the pirate Jesús Hernandez.
Palace has stepped forward and is leaning palms against the table now. We're looking past him at Murphy and Toni, but it is Toni who responds.
Palace: You don't expect us to believe that story ...
Toni: My client doesn't have to answer that question. Her statement is already on the record.
Palace tries to cajole Toni, but to no avail.
Palace: Surely then there's no harm in ...
Toni: Her statement is on record, and if her answer here is only slightly different then she could be found guilty of making false statements to authorities.
Toni: Under our laws even arti-folk have a right against self-incrimination.