Category Archives: Buber’s Basque Story

The Adventures of Maite and Kepa: Part 128

“Where is the AI?” asked Kepa. “We have to find it.” Latxe just shook her head, her eyes staring at the spot where de Lancre once stood, the only thing left a red stain on the floor. “What’s the point? We can’t stop it.” “Don’t we have to try?” asked Kepa, grabbing Latxe’s shoulders and […]

The Adventures of Maite and Kepa: Part 127

“What…?” said de Lancre as he stared in disbelief at the empty black sphere floating in front of him. He looked up to Maite and Kepa, suspicion in his eyes, until he shook his head. “No, you don’t have it. The bubble would have burst if you somehow got it.” “I have it,” said a […]

The Adventures of Maite and Kepa: Part 126

De Lancre was on his knees, curled up in a near fetal position, as Kepa and Maite approached him. They watched as his arms twisted in unnatural ways, the nanobots fixing the broken limbs and torn flesh. He was much more serene as the nanobots must also have been administering some local anesthetic, which made […]

The Adventures of Maite and Kepa: Part 125

The three of them carefully made their way to what they presumed was de Lancre’s master suite, the nanobots creating new doorways for them as they went. De Lancre’s suite was in the center of the floor, presumably to best shield it from any outside forces.  Latxe jabbed at the tablet again and a new […]

The Adventures of Maite and Kepa: Part 124

Latxe jabbed and swiped at her tablet. A bridge started materializing across the gap between the balcony and the building across the way. It wasn’t very wide, and didn’t look very secure, just floating like that. “We can’t go,” protested Maite. “We have to get that zatia.” “And we will,” replied Latxe. “This will just […]

The Adventures of Maite and Kepa: Part 123

Not sure if anyone missed this since I didn’t get a chance to post last week, but just in case, here is an extra long installment… 🙂 De Lancre stood in the shattered door frame, his face glowing in a sickly pale blue light as shadows danced across his features. His hands, held up and […]

The Adventures of Maite and Kepa: Part 122

De Lancre stood at the end of the hall. His fingers started crackling with small bolts of lightning that illuminated his face from below, giving him an eerie glow.  “Oh sh!t!” said Kepa. “I’ve seen this movie…” Lightning flew from De Lancre’s fingertips and across the walls and ceiling as it marched down the hallway […]

The Adventures of Maite and Kepa: Part 121

De Lancre’s suite was at the top of the tower and it took Kepa and Latxe a long time make their way up. The nanobots were efficient at making stairs and openings for them where none had existed before, but the two would-be rescuers were extra cautious after their encounter with the security guard and […]

The Adventures of Maite and Kepa: Part 120

Kepa watched as Latxe’s fingers swiped around on the surface of her tablet, trying to figure out what the strokes might mean, but they were incomprehensible to him. She might as well have been waving her hands in the air, casting some kind of magic spell, for all it meant to him. When she was […]

The Adventures of Maite and Kepa: Part 119

Maite had entered her pod with the hope of getting some rest and taking her mind off of de Lancre and his obvious attempts to get into her good graces. She found it hard, however, to truly relax without the familiar comfort of a blanket that she could pull over her head. Simply standing in […]