Author's Note: This is the second try at this story. The first one ran into a solid block as the backstory got completely out of hand. Fortunately I managed to totally delete the first hack from my hard drive, and also destroy my backup file as well. This has been an interesting story to write, as the characters resolutely refused to do what I intended for them to do.
As always- this is a work of fiction. Any resemblance to any person, living or dead is regretted. No animals were harmed in the creation of this story.