Life in Lockstock was a bit harder than it had been in Port ‘o Plenty, sure. Her skills didn’t really suit the place. She was no fighter, no grand strategic mind.
But to her credit Suri was getting used to it.
Getting used to sleeping in the quieter alleys and keeping to herself in the daytime. Getting used to switching aliases with what acquaintances she had made. Getting used to hiding her face in public, keeping her head low, and avoiding eye contact in case someone might recognize her.
Suri the Engineer from Port ‘o Plenty. Suri, the one who caused the Incident. Suri, the Jaxx whose picture made all the papers that week.
The streets of Lockstock were by no measure the loft above Tor’s shop, and they were leaps and bounds away from her old lab, but it was the reality of things now, so like the people of Lockstock she soldiered on.
She missed her old life. Her old friend. Though, all things considered, would Lyra miss her?
Suri almost hoped she’d never have the chance to ask.
In today’s episode, while Sierra is on the mend in a Lockstock field hospital, DeGrasse and Lyra have to learn to get along without their surrogate road-mom. A chase in the nighttime streets of the settlement signals the return of a friendly face, though some are happier to see them than others. We take a stroll with one of the most powerful people in Shard, argue with medical professionals, and interrogate our besties.
This week on Play By Podcast: The Interdependency Shuffle 20: One Night in Lockstock
Play By Podcast is Michael Collins (@arealwriter), Leon Barnes (@SlapKatZ), Liam Higgins(@liamhiggins97), and Max Coe (@_NotMyDivision_)
Cover Art by Ariel Corrales (@arielcorrales_)
Music by Cody Ojea (@SixChordCircus)