Sozont #26: Project meeting
Chapter V: Gaining Social Status
26. Project meeting
Sozont awoke and remembered that he was
supposed to attend a Σ project meeting today. He was about
to hop into the shower when he realized that the meeting was in VR and he
wasn't. He had a moment's confusion about where he was and why he was
there, but then he thought again about Marth and last night. Finally
something *good* happened in
RL! He suited up.
Sozont was in his lair. The meeting was
in Fur City. Time was a bit too short to walk there. He could
just teleport to the meeting, but there was a hefty "laziness fine" for
that. He decided to teleport to the center of Fur City and walk from
there—the fine was considerably less and there was sufficient time for
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There was a huge crowd of anthro furs in the City
center; it stank like a dog kennel. He walked to his company's
offices, getting to the meeting room with five minutes to spare.
OursSuisse was already there. Others arrived. Be-A-Wulf was
Be-A-Wulf had an agenda and tried to stick to
it. But one fur would say something on-topic, another would make a
joke out of it, then everyone would have a laugh at the project's expense,
or at some stupidity in Furry Fairytale Land programming, or whatever.
The project's splash-intro was supposedly done and should have taken only a
moment to check off from the agenda, but Sill E. Skunk and Yellow Squirrel
got into a heated argument about some details in its decorative
elements. The argument was not interesting to Sozont, nor (it seemed)
to anyone else besides the skunk and the squirrel, and perhaps also the
wolf/manager who was trying to adjudicate.
Sozont looked around the room at his
co-workers. Probably most of them already had their mates selected for
Rutting Season. He wanted to tell them all, "I finally have a
girlfriend!" but it was not the sort of thing that they talked about at
meetings. His gaze paused for a moment on OursSuisse, who smiled at
him and gave him a thumbs-up sign for no obvious reason. What was that
supposed to mean? While Sill and Yellow talked, Be-A-Wulf looked over
at Sozont and gave him a big grin. Sozont wondered what kind of odor
he was giving out. Perhaps he should not be thinking about rutting
Eventually the splash-intro discussion petered out
and conversation moved on to muscle-tremor timing and how to use it to
provide more realistic feedback to fur-players.
This Marth was not chicken/vole an
area hot tub that Sozont jaguar and bear had
paid dinner and movie much attention
to copulation. What??? It seemed to Sozont like
there were two streams of thought going on in his head. The other
stream seemed to be telling ?someone? about his sex life. Well,
he was rather proud of his sex life at the moment. He looked around
the room, but no one seemed to be looking back at him. Should
learn more about muscle-tremor timing came a thought from
nowhere. A sensible idea, though. Anyway, there was nobody
here Spike whom he wouldn't want to tell
about rabbits his sex life. Okay, now he was just
The meeting was adjourned and furs were
leaving. As Sozont headed towards the door, Be-A-Wulf caught up to
—"Doing anything for lunch today,
—"I haven't made any plans yet."
—"How about joining us at The Happy
Camper?" OursSuisse was standing next to Be-A-Wulf.
As the threesome made their way to the VR
restaurant, Sozont remembered Springer the Leopard, and what a pushover he
had turned out to be in RL. People can be so different in VR
sometimes. And leopards and jaguars were almost the same species...