Somewhere else, incalculably far away and close enough to touch.

???: “Aaand… connection lost. Damn. I thought I was good for another few seconds, but they went back through the doorway. When’s the next window in the Location’s security? I need a nap.”

A pause.

???: “Right. Well, get me an update in a couple of hours. Tip me out of bed if something important happens while I’m out. We’re definitely making progress.”

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