the smuggler’s bible

Huffer Ramjet

He finds the fuses under a little hatch on the floor slightly behind and to the left of the mecha’s pilot seat.

“Goddamn goose chase,” Huffer Ramjet says, turning back to check the technical manual lying open on the aluminum shelf labeled “Utility Staging Component” in Figure 36.1.4.A way back in chapter two (Dashboard: Instruments and Miscellaneous).

He reads the labels pasted to the hatch door then pulls a plug. The lights dim slightly and he hears the rumble of pistons firing deep in the chassis.

“Jesus, finally,” he says. “Bet the Koreans don’t have to deal with this shit.”