Fastball Express Inc.

Session #37 - A Sum of All Sotongs

My body is a cage that keeps me
From dancing with the one I love
But my mind holds the key

My body is a cage that keeps me
From dancing with the one I love
But my mind holds the key

I’m standing on a stage
Of fear and self-doubt
It’s a hollow play
But they’ll clap anyway

My body is a cage that keeps me
From dancing with the one I love
But my mind holds the key

You’re standing next to me
My mind holds the key

I’m living in an age
That calls darkness light
Though my language is dead
Still the shapes fill my head

I’m living in an age
Whose name I don’t know
Though the fear keeps me moving
Still my heart beats so slow

My body is a cage that keeps me
From dancing with the one I love
But my mind holds the key

You’re standing next to me
My mind holds the key
My body is a

My body is a cage
We take what we’re given
Just because you’ve forgotten
That don’t mean you’re forgiven

I’m living in an age
That screams my name at night
But when I get to the doorway
There’s no one in sight

I’m living in an age
That laughs
When I’m dancing
With the one I love
But my mind holds the key

You’re standing next to me
My mind holds the key

Set my spirit free

Hokusai the neo-octopus rejoined the Express after a long and vaguely remembered painting sabbatical, just in time to fall victim to a programmed suicide bomber. After a hurried cleanup and evac to a resleeving clinic, Cable and Ina managed to regenerate their injured bodies, while Hokusai ended up limping around in the Ken Doll body. Once he learned that he could not spray ink (“That’s not ink!”), in the new body, he bought himself a replacement ink gland, which was 2 feet long, from the sex toy shop nearby.

Right away, Cable, Ina and Quill pursued the man behind the attack, an America Offline intelligence officer known only as Jack Ryan.

The trail led back to the Valley of the Apes, where the Nine Lives operation known as Caesar’s Palace was still operational. After many bad banana and chimp-with-fez jokes, the crew infiltrated the Palace and pulled a Somalian Bank Account scam to try to hack into Caesar’s records and data system, using Ina’s hacking skills and Quill’s brain. Hokusai posed as
Somalian mohel Chitundu Pfefferberg, and it got a bit implausible when 13-year-old Isaac (Cable) was the one trying to convince Caesar’s secretary of the importance of recovering the Somalian Finance Ministry’s funds from various offplanet accounts.

Once that was done, the Express crew put a listening programme in place and withdrew to wait and see what turned up next. To be continued…

Quotes of the session:
‎"Hokusai, I can see you."
“No way. I am the STEALTH OCTOPUS.”
“I am looking at you from 6 feet away in the same room.”
“Augh!”

‎"Are there any Jewish neo-apes and do they need circumcision?" – Hokusai using the Somalian mohel Mesh ID.

‎"And stand up straight! You have a spine now, learn to use it!" – Cable

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