In Friendships And Firewalls the resistance effort has temporarily bogged down, as the team is left without enough information to proceed. Vivien is struggling to extract more information from the Decapolis net, but is being repeatedly stymied by security.
At the same time, Ariana is still waiting for Henderson’s decision about whether or not to turn them in to the authorities. Vivien wants to push through both obstacles, but Ariana senses that if they wait, a door will open.
Friendships And Firewalls is 6,321 words long.