TITLE: The Hacker of Guantanamo Bay
Feather is the hacker handle of a Lakota woman who finds herself in the Window on the World restaurant for a breakfast job interview on September 11, 2001. This scene shows the end of her phone call to a former lover, another hacker who is known as Metro, who is a pre-op transsexual who longs to be a man.
"Hang on a moment." Metro sat up and grabbed the remote from where it basked in
the glow of the alarm clock. Point, click, the reassuring vip of the CRT
powering up. "I'm turning on the T.V. CNN should be covering it. S***! An
airplane hit the tower!"
"Airplane? Cough. Are they trying to put out the fires?"
"Yes. Don't worry. They've got firemen coming up. They'll get you out. Why
the hell are you there?"
"Thanks cough. I was trying cough cough to get Sorcerer a job."
"Is he there too?" Damn that fire looked nasty. Thank goodness she's above the
impact, there's still a chance of getting her down.
"No. Cough. I got here cough early. Bastard never got cough cough cough here."
"Feather, I'm sorry I was such a prick."
"Cough me too Metro. If I get cough out of this lets get cough cough together
Silence. He had lost the connection. Try as often as he would, each returned
call went straight to Feather's voice mail. Metro sat up and pulled the CRT lit
blanket up to himself, hugging it like he used to hug Feather. It would soon
become wet with tears as he watched the towers fall.