For his fourth and final try, Emilio Vasquez synced in a different handheld device with the circuit controlling Kekionga Dam, pushed the code to open the gates and – nothing happened.
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Mayor Roberto Gonzalez paced his 20th-floor office, worried about the city, concerned about the upcoming election, wondering why he was ready to subject himself to the pressures of a sixth term.
The conductor of the Fort Wayne Transit train waited impatiently at the Grand Wayne station at Jefferson and Calhoun, the hub of city’s electric-powered transit system.
At precisely 5 a.m. on Nov. 4, Angelica Lewis’ bot boy Johnny Depp rolled in with her coffee and yogurt. Lewis was a big fan of old turn-of-the century films, and Depp was her favorite actor.
Shelby Loredo could smell a con from a mile away. “1 millionth resident, my derriere,” Loredo thought as she was getting her boys dressed for the big ceremony honoring her.
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Tens of thousands of people crammed into Headwaters Park the afternoon of Nov. 4, 2062.
Fort Wayne was buzzing with rumors, speculation and politicking the week after the ceremony honoring the city’s 1 millionth resident.
Emilio Vasquez looked at his watch as a group of five or six drunks stumbled into Cindy’s Diner. 6 a.m., Nov. 12, 2062.
One of the main reasons Roberto Gonzalez had been mayor for 20 years was he understood that to be a good mayor, he had to be a good politician.
Miles Armstrong quickly got down to business, and he didn’t like what Emilio Vasquez was showing him.
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After the water security consultant left, Mayor Roberto Gonzalez asked his friend, Emilio Vasquez, to leave as well.
Miles Armstrong took the Fort Wayne Transit train from Kekionga Optics to Grand Wayne Station. Time was of the essence, but life is short, and he decided to walk from Grand Wayne to the bridge on Main Street so he could see some of the churches and early 20th-century homes West Central Fort Wayne was known for.
Mia Brown was on a roll. “Why haven’t the police got to the bottom of this?” she shouted at her rally at the Jerry Fox/Tom Jehl Pavilion at McMillen Park and, of course, over the thousands of Taus in the city tuned to her.
Miles Armstrong, the ex-Green Beret, may not have officially remained a member of the Special Forces, but he was still a contracted consultant and had access to all the latest technology.
Early on the morning of Nov. 24, 2062, Deputy Mayor Angelica Lewis was awakened by her Tau. “Be at my office at 8 a.m.,” was the message from Mayor Roberto Gonzalez.
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The polls closed at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 26, 2062.