The humming servers seemed to sing to n3m0. He walked around the server room watching all the different LEDs. This is what my apartment should look like, n3m0 smiled as he grabbed the CD from his backpack. He was whistling as he began to spin the disc on his index finger, the label read ubcd4win.
On the previous occasion he had had a quick peek inside the server room, this time he walked around and really absorbed his surroundings. He found himself yawning and feeling a bit cold, he only had his t-shirt and the cooling system was a bit too effective for his liking.
n3m0 saw a lot of equipment that he wanted for himself. Thoughts of his own economy were returning to him, if he didn’t take the “job” at Beateval he would be broke. I’m already broke. n3m0 took a seat on a disconnected switch.
I’m not working for Jennifer, he just sat on the switch and stared at one of the racks. n3m0 missed the adrenaline rush he usually felt when breaking into systems. He started seeing images of his land lord kicking him out and he was still pissed at orion’s inability to get him some sort of job. The taste of the coffee felt sour in his mouth.
The spinning sound of a bad fan woke n3m0 up an hour later, he had fallen asleep sitting on the switch. With a severe pain in his neck, he turned his head to see that his pillow had been a server. It had a sticker which read “Exibice Forest Root 2 – EXDC02”.
He inhaled sharply and felt his heart beating faster. Just watching the sticker made him feel the same way he had when Jennifer made eye contact with him that first time. He laid his hand on the server.
“We are going to have a good time.”
While dreaming, n3m0 had seen himself as a powerful man with thousands obeying his will; his worries about his financial situation had vanished.
He felt a moment of panic when he realized the CD had disappeared; n3m0 wiped of some drool on his sleeve and stood up. He saw the CD under the switch, picked it up and carefully wiped away the dust.
He felt the rush coming and sweeping him up, he wondered if Thomas would get any blame for what he was about to do. n3m0 found the thought very amusing. Thomas’ idea of living wild went as far as solving sudoku with a non erasable pen.
“Don’t worry dear, this won’t hurt a bit,” he told the server as he pulled out the power cord.
[tags]security, stories, fiction, insider threat, disgruntled employee, physical security[/tags]