Lizzie moaned, the memories of the last few hours rushing back to her. Raiding the building had seemed easy at first, until they realized that someone had been raiding it ahead of them. Turned out the whole place was a Task Force: VALKYRIE op that had been infiltrated by Cheiron Group. At least, that was the story VALKYRIE had told them. Lizzie had her suspicions that the government-sponsored organization had hired the company to do this research for them, only to lose control of their actions. Whatever the reasons, with the Task Force’s help, it wasn’t difficult to neutralize the small security force and whatever scientists put up a resistance.
She hadn’t entirely understood everything that Jade had figured out from what the VALKYRIE technicians explained to her. This was something called Project: ORPHEUS. That was simple enough to remember. It had been designed to allow normal people to explore and patrol the Underworld without danger. She had suspected there was more to it than that, but the agents had been unwilling to give any more information. Regardless, Cheiron had messed with the settings, though no one could figure out what it was that meant. There was only one way to find out, and that was to get hooked into the machines themselves. Lizzie got volunteered fairly quickly, causing her to silently curse her prominence as a Sin-Eater. VALKYRIE insisted that one of their men go along, a rather attractive technician that had done research into the Underworld. Lizzie certainly had no objections to him tagging along (even if all she could do was look).
TO BE CONTINUED