|Medical Stimulus Loan|
James Sylvester - 25 year Medical Loan - 3.2% Interest
James Sylvester - 5 year Medical Loan - 9% Interest
NeuroHype (Weekly Dosage)
Dr. Meadows Holistic Clinic
Monthly Payment: $7,513
James tapped his wrist again to bring up his wallet information.
"Okay, lets see..."
James tapped a few different options. The interface offered him a sliding option to show how he could impact his savings and repayments by paying more now.
He had spent most of the morning thinking about what he was going to do and he held his breath momentarily as he pressed down on the confirmation button.
"Goodbye Mr. Five Year Loan!"
James smiled genuinely as he saw the loan disappear from the terminal screen.
"One down, two to go!"
A slight vibration on his wrist indicated that the transfer had gone through. It was then followed by another vibration indicating that he had received a notification.
James tapped the logout button at the end of the screen and went into his notifications.
You've received a message from Milly
James tapped the image on his wrist to open it up.
Yo Vesty, get your ass down to the cafe.
I've got some new work for you!
He looks stupid and rich, so hurry! :)
Grinning to himself, James sent a quick response that he was on his way.
Closing out of the terminal and double checking that he was definitely logged out, James glanced at the queue of people one last time before turning and walking in the opposite direction.
The journey would have been much faster if he had just used public transport or ordered a cab, but James justified to himself that he needed the exercise and he shouldn't be complacent since he finally had a few credits to his name. The memories of having absolutely nothing still caused him to lose sleep.
Smiling to himself, James finally found himself in a much more upmarket district. Above his head hung a very out of place neon sign that flashed the letters, 'D.V.8'. It was a pretty reputable Virtual Reality cafe and the staff were really nice. James used to frequent the place years ago, when he had first started his gaming career.
As the doors swung open at his approach, he heard a delighted squeal echo out from the other side of the room.
"There he is!"
Milly exclaimed as she rushed from around the counter. The customer that had just been speaking to her stood dumbly for a moment, still processing the fact that he'd just been abandoned.
"Where the hell have you been? I needed you here an hour ago! I've your rig set-up already!"
Milly nattered to James as she slid in behind him and pushed his shoulders forward in the direction of the private booths. She smiled apologetically to the customer before disappearing into the next room with James.
James laughed as he glanced over his shoulder at the customer who was making a beeline to another female employee.
"You've literally saved my life. He just wouldn't shut up."
"I kinda feel bad for your colleague though, looks like he's going to ensnare her next."
"Don't. She's useless."
"So, was there actually a job for me... or did you just need saving?"
Milly stopped pushing his shoulders and jumped around in front of him, her trademark grin told him that there definitely was a job.
"Go on then, spill. What is it this time?"
Instead of answering, Milly continued to walk backwards along the different booths.
"You can't be serious..."
James watched as she raised her hands and pointed at the different doors along the corridor. The further down the hall, the better the booth. The booth was usually a good indication of how much money a client was spending on a specific job.
"You're damn right, I'm serious."
Milly took another big step backwards, this time gesturing left and right as though they were playing a guessing game. Her feet slowed as she reached the silver section of the corridor.
"Silver?! Amazing, how did you swing this for me?"
Milly paused for a moment before laughing.
"If I do it this way it'll take all day. We're genuinely on a clock. I just wanted to see your reaction."
"Ugh, you bitch. I completely believed you! Ha, okay, is it a bronze?"
Milly pointed to the bottom end of the hall.
"Platinum actually. The client is A-Class. They need someone on the level of a Paragon."
"Oh yeah, Platinum? Pfft, easy. Let me guess, its a tricky fetch quest that they can't figure out?"
James mocked as he turned back towards the Bronze section of the corridor.
A buzzing on his wrist indicated he had a notification. He tapped it out of habit and glanced down at the screen.
Transfer of Funds from DV8 Cafe
James started but the words didn't come to him. He was absolutely speechless.
"There is a slight catch though which is a little illegal, but it shouldn't be too much of an issue."
"What is it?"
James asked as he looked at Milly dazedly. His mind was racing thinking of what he could use that money for. He could finally get a little bit ahead of his medical bills.
"We need to reactivate your official gaming account, just for a little bit, to verify you're the real deal. The client wants to see it."
All the hopes James had of owning that money started to evaporate.
"Look, I know what you're going to say... but really, the watchdogs won't even notice. We've done this soo many times with banned accounts and nobody has ever come around sniffing. I promise!"
James bit his lip as he looked down at the screen again.
"Trust me, James. We just reactivate it for this session and then deactivate it immediately, nobody will ever know."
Milly explained excitedly, but when she got no response, she decided to try some old fashioned goading.
"If you're worried about being exposed for too long, just make sure you finish the session extra quick."
James mouth tugged at one side, before he finally conceded and walked towards the Platinum area of the Corridor.