Thursday, June 9, 2016
As he waited for his hook up, Charles was beginning to wonder if this was worth it. For the past few years, he had felt totally unappreciated at work. He hadn’t gotten a raise in years; his benefits had been cut several times; he had just had enough. It was enough for him to take the biggest risk he could imagine. After a few emails back and forth with the competition, he went into the development lab to steal an experimental device. He had worked on this thing a few years back, but the company shelved it after determining there was no market to justify the device’s huge production expense. He put it into a black bag and made his way out of the building. He knew it wouldn’t be long before they’d look for him, and that’s why he opened the bag just outside of company property. He looked at the device inside, a little nervous about what he was going to do. Once he did this, he knew he couldn’t be followed, but he also knew he couldn’t go back. He took a deep breath and activated the body swapper inside....
Now he waited with the device in the bag. The competition would be paying him ten million for the body swapper. He knew once he gave it up, he’d have no way back to his own body. Of course, he hadn’t developed a targeter for the device yet, so it’s questionable if he’d be able to get back to his own body right now anyway. It had been very effective for escaping though. He got this woman’s body by chance. Even if there was a way for the company to find him, there was no way to legally connect him to the theft, or to prove that he hadn’t swapped a second or third time.